Friday, February 29, 2008
Oh...Julian is so darn cute...i catch him every now and then looking at his hand...like it is something new...he slowly moves his fingers, one at a time...then he laughs...it is so cute...you just wonder what they are thinking..."hey, look at this..."
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This blog was set up to share my daily thoughts. If you don't like what you read...then stop reading this blog. Julian was a blessing from god, and I am so proud to be his mommy.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Julian has his first swimming lessons tomorrow night...I think we are getting some bad weather too. Good thing it is close to home. Maybe I will go in the sauna while I am there! Mom and dad are stopping by and we will see if Grandma Terry can make it too. Pictures will follow of course! We have a big ploay date on Saturday that we are both looking forward to. I hope i feel better...it is 6 days away I should! Hugs to all!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
|You Are a Colon|
You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.
You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.
Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)
You excel in: Leadership positions
You get along best with: The Semi-Colon
It is very true...if I must say so myself! LOL
Friday, February 22, 2008
Julian is going to be attending his first bible study tonight. We were going to have it here, so we didn't make arrangements for Julian...come to find out 2 of our friends couldn't get sitters, so the location has changed. Our house is a good size but just not enough room for 7 kids between the ages of 3 to 12...oh gee they understood...hummmmm I wonder why others in years past didn't. Our house is a perfect place for kids in the summer. We have this huge yard and I see many play dates in it's future.
My rib popped out today...it is so painful! I am so greatful that my parents live close and they don't mind when I need them. I think they would do anythign to see him everyday if they could. There was a house for sale down the street from them, I think secretly they would love to have us there...I would too...Jeff loves our house...so here we stay. It woulsn't matter about the school district...Julian is going to go to private school, and their school district is always top 3 in the area...so maybe we would save a little money but with taxes...it would be a break even.
Julian is going to be at Nana and Papa's on Saturday to Sunday...I have to work at a bridal show on Sunday and Jeff has things he has to do...so my parents are more then happy to take hm over night...Julian and Papa read the paper together...so cute! Jeff and I are going to go for Susi on Saturday night...nice date night! I am blessed!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It is a little big for him...
This is the face he makes more now then ever...he is teething...but what a face!
I went shopping today to find some clothes for Julian and I found this adorable hat. So when I came home my mom was feeding him and I had to put it on him...here are some pictures...
Monday, February 18, 2008
Here is Jeff's mom, Lisa and the boys...
Here is Alex playing with Julian...
So we get together with Jeff's family a few times a year. This time we went to his mom's house for dinner. Our nephew Alex who will be 7 in March, just loves Julian. When he see's him...he always says..."he is so cute!" Today he was playing with him...it was really cute
So here are a few pictures from our evening. Connor who is 4 really could care less about the baby...and that is fine...he will come around one day. Lisa was pregnant with Connor when we lost baby Joe...it was very hard for me, but life went on and we have a wonderful baby. My mother in laws boyfriend kept commenting on what a wonderful baby he was...he said he never remembered his kids being that good. His oldest son is a professional body builder. He models for the cover of body building magazines...man what a body on him...Ron showed us his new cover...it is amazing how disaplined he is...Just amazing. Have a great night!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Look at that face!!! I could just squeeze those cheeks all day long!
Nonni, Julian and Nana
Julian hugging Nonni
This is what happens to Julian when nana wants a kiss...she just dives in!
He just loves her! It is the cutest thing. Thought I would share.
Today we went to Nana and Papa's house. We try to go over every other saturday. Today, he isn't so happy...his teeth are cutting and I am sure it is painful. So he is in his exersaucer...watching the Westminster Dog Show. On Monday we are going to my MIL's for dinner so I will post pictures of the boys!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Do you ever wonder about the people who come and go in your life? The job you had for years and then you left, and lost touch with all your co-workers? Or friends that you grew apart from, or ones who just vanished, never to call again? or a neighbor who moved away and you both vowed to keep in touch. I often wonder why they enter your life, and you think they will always be there for you and then they are gone...some leave with a bang and some just fade away...I wonder about them...some more then others and others you really don't ever want to think about again. So people you don't think about for a long time and then they do something to pop back up and you think...wow...I really haven't thought about them in a long time...why does this happen...why do they enter and leave...what is the purpose? I often wonder about that.
Jeff and I are talking about Julian's 1st birthday...I know it is over 5 months away...but it is fun to plan...it is going to be a big deal. It is very exciting to think about. For now I am just planing Jeff's 40th birthday party. One he doesn't know about...a suprise. Our very good friend Scott is going to be 40 4 days before, so Melissa and I are throwing them a joint party...they have the same friends so why not...it is going to be so much fun! Having all our friends around to enjoy the night...I am going to be married to a 40 year old! WoW...How fun...an older man!
I am waiting for my good friend to contact me with ticket information to NYC for a long weekend to see the Yankee's for Jeff's suprise. He is going to be so excited!! What a nice trip it will be. We have friends...yes friends who live in the NYC area that we are going to hook up with! It is going to be a blast!
Have a great night!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Here he is playing with a toy he got from the shower...he loves it! Thanks Marla!!!
THIS PICTURE HE IS LOOKING AT EUGENE AS HE WALKS BY...IT SEEMS HIS MOUTH IS EITHER ALWAYS OPEN OR WITH HIS HAND IN IT!
Hi everyone! Well we had a great day today! Last night we got tickets from a friend of ours to go to the Hockey Games...so we did! A nice date night! We met and saw my friend Jill's daughter...she sat right behind us...it is a small world. (Jill she is just a wonderful young lady! and beautiful too!) Mom had already planned on having Julian over night, so we went! Today, we all went out for lunch with my grandmother...she is 85! So we went to lunch...I forgot my camera at home, so dad took some pictures with his camera...I will post those pictures this weekend. But I had to take a few here. As always...Julian was wonderful at the resturant. I just love when people look and comment on how beautiful and well behaved he is. I guess I am doing something right! He is so in love with my parents it is really sweet! He had an adorable out fit on ...his ralph lauren pants and a blue sweater from children's place. Too cute for words. Well it was another great day!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Jeff and I think we see a tooth getting ready to pop through. Ouch...but I am sure it will be a relief for him! He is still eating fine. I thought he wouldn't but he is. And I think we have a thumb sucker here. I catch him every so often...sucking on his thumb. My brother was a thumb sucker...I never did. Maybe is just a phase because of his teeth. He stoped using his binki along time ago...and since he really is such a good baby, I have never though...Where is that binki when I needed it. Are you sick of me saying he is such a good baby? I am sorry if you are...it has taken me along time to get here with my son...just having a son...that i feel the need in my heart to express how wonderful he is. But will he always be this good??? That is the big question!
Daddy is home from work tomorrow and it looks like snow is in th forecast, so I am not sure if I will be going to the office or working from home yet. Julian is spending the night at Nana and Papa's on Weds. night. I have a meeting on Thursday AM and then we are going out for lunch with Nonni...My grandmother for her birthday. Last year on her birthday we got a call for a baby...it was a little boy with a heart condition...I think of him often and wonder how he is doing. Do you ever think about the babies you were profiled for and either chose to move on or were not choosen? He is the one I think about most. I know that he is or would be ok with some surgery, and I am not sure if anyone in the agency did adopt him. Just thinking.
Have a wonderful day and if it is cold where you are bundle up!!! Hugs and so many blessings!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
See his toys all over the floor? Poor baby, his teeth are really bothering him, but he is still a champ!
Owen and Molly with Julian...it was so cute...they didn't know I was taking the picture until it was already done! That just makes my heart melt! Julian and Owen are about 2 1/2 years apart but when they are 5 and 7 It won't make a difference!
It has never been my intention to use this blog as a forum. And it has never been my intention to hurt any of my friends children and if you know me you know this to be true. I am sorry if anyone who has read this blog has been subject to private matters between former friends. Thank you!
This is what I posted that before I deleted it due to her comments.
Ok...so Julian had his shots today and his 6 month well visit. What do all these people have in common...Bill O'Reilly,Jose Canseco, Randy Quaid, Seal,Tom Brady and Julian Parker??? Well They are all 6'4" tall! Well Julian isn't yet, but with the way he is growing he will be...that is what the doctor said today! Ok...drum roll....Julian is 28 inches long and 21lbs 12oz! Holy moly! I can't believe it...well my back does and so do my legs! THe Dr. is so happy with his development. So that is where we are. All I care about is that he is healthy and happy. And that he is. What is the most amazing thing is...you would never know that he had them today...he is as happy as can be! He just amazes me everyday. I feel so blessed...Have a great weeked!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Even Eugene is tired of waiting for the baby! He is totally exhausted from the wait! Seriously...we got them this bed that smells like pine and it is like cat nip...they actually say to each other "move your feet loose your seat!" It is the funniest thing. We love our dogs...could you tell!?
Yes...last year at this time we were waiting for our little baby...we didn't know it was Julian, but we were waiting...patiently at the point...further along...not so patient as you can all remember! Just a thank you, I don't think I have done this before...To all my friends in Cyber world, blogland, Carolyn's Board and real world...thank you for being there before, during and after our adoption of our sweet baby boy! You true friendship, unselfishness, and constant listening (reading) has been the best! I couldn't have made this journey with out you all! I have lost contact with some people who made the choice to be selfish during a time when they should have been a true friend...those of you who were here, showed me who my true friends are. (Jenny, Katie, Diane, Kim, Linda, Teri, Sue, Michelle, Paulette, Janet, Becky, Jodi, Jodie, Joanne, Jen Molly, Kristi, Duckess Jen and Julie) My friends before, during and after...I love you all! I have made so many new friends on here that I can't list them all...but I love you all and I am so blessed to have you in my life!
SO HERE IS JULIAN, JUST OUT OF BED IN HIS EXERSAUCER ON HIS 6 MONTH BIRTHDAY!
Doesn't it look like he is saying "cheese"
I was singing "Juilan Parker...it's your birthday...your six month birthday!"
We have a non eventful day planned. We are going to the doctor's for his well visit then he gets the shots. I will let you know it goes.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.Post the rules on your blog.Post 7 random or weird facts about yourself on your blog.Tag 7 people and link to them.Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
http://thebabyjournals.blogspot.com/ - MOB - aka Paula
http://inkatieseyes.blogspot.com/ - Julie
Ok here goes:
1: I am terrified of thunderstorms at night...now even wind storms
2: I hate to be alone...I am glad we have Julian, because I will never be alone again!
3: I don't like people holding Julian except if I offer to let you hold him.
4: I miss living at home with my parents.
5: I have become a germaphobe!
6: I speak my mind and tell you like it is.
7: When I am done, I am done! (if you hurt me or my family, you are no longer a friend of mine...goodbye!)
http://sydneyleighanne.blogspot.com/ - Kristi
http://www.jenbobjourney.blogspot.com/ - Jen
http://www.peprmntpatti120.blogspot.com/ - Pep
http://jengood.blogspot.com/ - Jen
Well...I have to stop at 5 everyone else has been taken! That was fun!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I will never forget the day we broght him home. My parents and grandmother, Jeff's mom and sister and her family were there waiting for us. The ride home was so surreal. I just remember walking as fast as we could out of the hospital, to our car and getting the heck out of dodge! My mother kept calling us...where are you...how far away are you? I think the closer we got the lighter I felt. After we arrived home and our family had finally seen our beatuiful baby boy...the baby we had all dreamed about for so long...we all could now finally breathe!
After everyone left, and we waved goodbye...I looked down our beatuiful tree lined street to see our neighbors sitting on the front porch of "the mayor's" house...(he was really the mayor of our village for over 20 years) and there I was...walking down the street with my son in my arms only 2 days old, wraped in a blanket on a very warm summer night. I remember their faces as if it were yesterday...Peggy screamed, Cindy wepped and Dave and John got the drinks! After Julian met his many aunt and uncles...I took a walk across the street to Jenny and Scott's house to see if they were home. (On those warm summer nights when we are out watering our lawns and gardens...one of us will say...anyone for drinks? Ok let's meet at Dave and Pegs house tonight) That is what our summers are like here, on our street...the best. I knock on the door and said "Aunt Jenny, Uncle Scott...anyone home...well Scott had his buddies over for poker night and Jenny was out...So Uncle Scott was the first in their family to see him. He took Julian in his arms and that is when it hit me...our boy is home. It is for real...this dream I had been living for so long is no longer a dream but reality. That night I walked home from our friends house, so proud...did it show...was I glowing? I felt like I was walking on air. It was the most amazing day of my life...one I will never forget and a story that Julian will hear for the rest of his life...
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
We had a great weekend...the three of us home. We went to Uno's for dinner last night, Julian was wonderful...like always. He ate his applesause and cereal, had his bottle, sat on the table with us and then played in his carrier. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be his mommy. He is the light of my life. I look at him and see the beauty of a baby, my baby, our baby.
Last year at this time Jeff and I were away at Niagara on the Lake...we didn't know it was going to be our last "childless" vacation. Since we started trying...I can remember saying..."I hope this is our last childless vacation..." I think if I would have known that, maybe I would have done more on it. But maybe not. Now, I am planning a big get away for Jeff's 4oth birthday. We are planning on a party with our friends. OUr close friend Scott will be 40 4 days prior to Jeff, so i think we are going to do a combined party...maybe to LazerTron...that would be fun. So we are looking into it. But I am taking him to NYC for a long weekend...to see...The Yankee's. In Yankee Stadium...you can't not see them there if you a huge fan. And Jeff has been a fan since he was very small. Since they are going to be knocking down the stadium to build another...I think it is best to go now...this year~! I will keep you posted on our plans! It is a suprise to Jeff, so SHHHHHHHH
Hugs to all
Friday, February 1, 2008
Julian and his grandma...Jeff's mom
and here he is..the injured bird...Oliver...it is hard to see the cast. We think he was playing on a toy in his cage...more like a house...and may have gotten caught. Jeff took him to the vet and it was a clean break and it only cost $100! This vet doesn't make enoguh money! How he did it I will never know. But I wanted to share this picture!
This look on his face kills me! I just think he is so darn beautiful! Don't you agree????? LOL