Friday, July 29, 2011

Stream of Thoughts

* Ryan and I spent almost an hour trying to find Andrew's puppy. It was behind the bathroom door. I think he hid it on purpose so he'd have an excuse not to go to bed. If he could speak clearly this is what I imagine he would say, " Mommy, Daddy, you cannot expect me to willingly fall asleep without my darling blue and white Ty beanie puppy, my Teddy(which he actually calls Puppy as well), blanket, milk, music, night light, five bajillion books could never replace my Puppy!" When I asked him where it was I actually expected him to take me to his secret hiding spot, he mumbled a few "words" and went straight to his legos.... Don't worry I have already been googling trying to find a second puppy!

*** arg. I have pictures for this post but won't upload. Imagine the cutest boy ever trying to take a stuffed dog swimming.

Ryan and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary! I'm so lucky I found someone perfect for me and an amazing daddy to our boys. I'm excited to see what lies in our future!

20 something days till school starts. I'm torn about this. I will miss my boys so much. But I am also excited to have a class to myself for the year. I realized that in the past three school years I was pregnant at one point or another. I have to have another surgery! Ugh. Worst ending to a summer vacation ever! I have an umbilical hernia from when I had my gallbladder out this past march. I can't seem to get away from the doctors and hospitals. Just want to be healthy. I wasn't nervous about the procedure till the pre-op appt. The nurse said I better follow dr orders after surgery because I don't want to mess this one up. Implying that it's my fault this happened. Arg. I have gotten a lot done in my classroom so I am ready for the year as much as possible! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Blog App

Well, I was looking for a new blog app because the last one made all my pictures do a funky stretch. Let's test out the pics.... that took awhile to download. Hmmm, I will think about that. Sophie our always puppy black lab mix got a little excited and jumped up on Drew. Didn't phase him a bit. Unlike myself, I was calling my mom thinking he needed stitches! A little dermaplast spray and he was good to go! He is proud of his "boo boo!" Drew is talking all the time! Except around other people! He can be so shy sometimes.

This weeks recap: Monday I got to catch up with my childhood best friend, Anna! Haven't seen her in 9 years! Tuesday and Wednesday the boys went to daycare. Ryan and I saw hp7.2. Fabulous. Today Drew and I ran errands and enjoyed toddlertime at the library with our friends Ms. Ella and Paige. Tomorrow we will explore the splash pad with some friends.

Whats On My Mind
~ boys don't go to daycare till aug 2nd. I'm scared.
~ I feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with my library books I've checked out.
~ starting to feel anxious and excited about August- another school year
~surprised I didn't go hog wild with school supplies at target and HEB
~I'm mad at myself for eating a bowl of ice cream. Need to get rid of it!
~ I'm thinking breakfast for dinner tomorrow
~ I need an interior designer that will provide all the materials and work for free ;-)


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Celebrating the Heat

(Or hiding from the heat.) It has been over 100 degrees for 14 consecutive days. In total over 30, I think.

Well, the boys slept in till 8 am!!!! WOW that has happened probably three times this summer. Mind you I did get up and feed Ethan at 4:30 am and then 7 am. I have no problem with that, it could be worse. The beginning of summer Ethan would take a quick cat nap at 6:30-7pm, Eat, back asleep around 10pm Then at 12 am he would Eat, and then 2:30/3am Eat, 5:30 Eat, 7:30 Eat. I don't remember being soooo tired when Andrew was an infant, but then, he was on formula and I could make Ryan get up (he does such a better job at getting up in the middle of the night :)). Ethan is breastfed so that leads to me and only me to get up. He is so darn cute, when I go to pick him up smiles and spazes out. I can't be grumpy about that!

I had finished all the books on my bookshelf ( I love summer) and my library books. The library also does toddlertime which is a story time where one of the staff librarians reads around 5 books, sings songs, and does finger plays. It is too cute to see all those little ones running around. Andrew and I headed up there with our books in tow. After turning in our books and getting the books I had reserved I wanted to go upstairs and see what best sellers were in. To do this we have to go up a normal stair case. To Andrew, this is a giant scary thing he has only seen once before. He did alright, about half way up he started to melt down. He kept looking down behind him scared he was going to fall. Coming back down he did much better. Today's Toddlertime was all about dinosaurs. I love seeing how Drew interacts with the other kids. He is pretty shy and reserved. He watches every one very closely and studies how they behave. I have also decided I need to teach him what a real hug is because he keeps trying to gently head-butt all the other kiddos (especially the girls!!!)

We came home, ate lunch, and he went down for a nap. I cuddled with Ethan until he fell asleep and I tried to read one of my new books (a new post at a later date) but quickly fell asleep. Remember late bed time and getting up at 4:30 am and 7:00 am!!!

Today, Ryan was tutoring in the late afternoon, so I knew I wanted to do something that would keep Andrew super busy. Some people may be apprehensive about taking two babies under two out in public by themselves but with these two, they do better in public. After we got up from our naps we found ourselves at Lakeline Mall. I have not been there in forever, maybe Christmas? We went and walked around a little, found the kiddie area. Drew enjoyed running around, watching the carosel and kiddie train drive by. The boys were worn out = great success!

Andrew was in bed before 8 and Ethan wasn't too far behind! Here is too another day in A/C!

Tomorrow, we are going to the Quarry Splash Pad. That place is awesome. He always takes 3+hour naps after playing there. Which will help clean up a bit before the wonderful Mother-in-law and sister-in-laws come to visit for the weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All things Bilski Summer Vacation Update

SOOOO, it has been awhile. What have you been up to? Really, that sounds exciting. Me?? Ohhh, I have been super busy. I have been..... uh.... you know the usual, like... uhh... stuff.

Anyways, I have been keeping myself occupied with these hunks!

I love my boys. They are freaking adorable. However, TWO babies under TWO is HARD!!!! I am not the first person to embark on this journey. My husband is home with me. I get to take them to daycare two days a week. So what am I complaining about, right!?

Drew will be 2 at the end of August. He is a spirited child. He cannot stand being home all day. He gets soo antsy and bored with anything we have at home. I have been trying to take him on little excersions. So far we have depleted my bank account at Target, Walmart, and HEB. We have been swimming, Austin Zoo, checking out the splash pads in our area, playdates, driving around, and going to our public library (for unknown reasons I have only just discovered how wonderful it is even though I have lived here since I was 10!!!) Which reminds me our books are due back tomorrow.

Ethan is a wonderful little baby. This little yummy chunk is 5 months old. I cannot believe how time flies. Of course, I knew it would fly because I still can't believe Drew will be two in a month, it never ceases to amaze me. He has the same temperament that Andrew had as an infant. Easy going, laid back, and chill. I feel bad that sometimes he gets over looked because Andrew is so "bubbly"right now. Though, I do find myself holding him almost ALL day long and napping with him because soon he will be a big boy and not my baby. *** sniff****

We are almost half way through July, which means August, which means back to work, which means I wont get to spend all my time with my boys, which means I will get to see all my wonderful co-workers and meet my new students. I feel as a teacher I am getting the best of both worlds. I work full time and get to experience the satisfaction of helping kids learn. I get holidays with my family.

I had a bevie tonight that has left me feeling a little nostalgic. Can you tell? I will leave you with a pic of two love birds.This is right before we were engaged.

Here we are as family. Which might be our only decent family shot. We should work on that some more.