After much research and contemplation, I have decided to switch Jackson to cloth diapers. I am starting out slow, as I need to build my supply of CDs. Its not like it was back in the 'old' day. Now there are so many brands of covers and types. I have a good friend who is giving me a few to try out and I'm getting some from a lady on craigslist. I have about a half pack of disposables left and it is my goal to not have to buy any more. Oh and they dont use safety pins anymore! There are these great new contraptions called Snappies! They just hook to all parts of the diaper to give a good hold! I'm actually pretty excited about this whole thing! Plus its going to save a TON of money! I've been pretty lucky b/c the pack of diapers we have left is actually the first one I had to buy b/c we got so many pakages from people when he was born. Not so much looking forward to cleaning the poopies but, hey, for the money I'm saving, I can deal. Now to train Daddy on the fine art of Cloth Diapering...lol
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Posted by Liz at 9:01 AM
Monday, July 28, 2008
I didn't realize I had it set so only members could comment! I changed it so hopefully you can leave comments at will now!
I love (and miss!!!) my Wichita Family!!!!
Posted by Liz at 8:17 PM
Sunday, July 27, 2008
It wasn't the great fun time I was hoping to have. Somehow I ended up, yet again, being screwed over on 'cutting loose'. Makenna was a holy terror throwing fit after fit. Jack slept most of the time. I didn't get any sleep. Charlie...well...we wont go there just yet. I'll post pics once I get them uploaded.
Posted by Liz at 9:15 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
If you have Noggin, you know the song I've got stuck in my head right now. If not, just think of your average everyday annoying kids song, and there you have it!
The cool thing is Makenna sings this and then with all the excitement my little girl can muster, screams that "we going on a trip to the lake!" and then she goes "woo hoo!" in a really high pitch screechy voice. It really is too cute!
We have been talking to her about going to the lake and I'm not really sure if she really knows what we're talking about, but she knows Mommy and Daddy are excited, so it must be fun! We are leaving friday afternoon for another excitement filled weekend at the Batson's place. I have to find a life jacket for Jackson first though or Mommy and Jack-Jack will be land bound, and Mommy's favorite thing about the lake is the boat, so we don't want that!
Posted by Liz at 1:07 PM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
No, not yet.
BUT, even though I realize it wont be for awhile...(hopefully)...we agreed to have at least one more kiddo. This has been something that has really been bothering me. Before Charlie and I were married, we had the whole 'how many kids' discussion. He wanted the offensive line for a football team. I said um, I'll have 2-3 but you're on your own for the rest...
Fast forward to September 2007. I'm 2 weeks past 8 positive pregnancy tests (yes, I was in denial). He tells me that he adamently does NOT want any more kids after this one. In fact, he had been meaning to tell me that he wasn't sure about having any more after Mak. But Mother nature took care of that one...THANK GOD!
So ever since then we've kind of skirted the topic, but both being adamant of the opposite thing, never really 'talked' about it. With the help of months of couseling, learning how to talk with each other, and growing up in general, we found ourselves this evening having a very in-depth serious conversation about the possibility of future children. We discussed our reasonings for and against and ultimately came to the conclusion, that in fact, we both want at least 1 more, but not for a while. I know that we can't tell what the future will hold, but at least we both know where we stand on the topic.
By the way, one of his reasons against having more kids, is he will be too old...
Charlie turned the big three-oh (30) today! happy birthday my love!
Posted by Liz at 9:01 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Help me dear Lord, as a mother, I pray
And bless these hands folded in prayer today;
May they be ever strong as they guide, as they teach,
Beings never too far for a child to reach.
May they never, with selfishness, try to dissuade,
Nor too quickly punish, nor too slowly aid.
May they point out the pleasures in laughter and song,
And may they show, wisely, the right from the wrong,
So that one day I'll know that I've helped all I can
To make her a woman, to make him a man
Posted by Liz at 8:50 PM
Still waiting very patiently...
there might possibly be a job position opening up for charlie that would make life so much easier. the hours are great...40/wk, and the pay is amazing. we don't know when the position 'might' open, but a friend of ours currently works for the company and he will let us know. the only thing is they are deciding if they want to hire from within the company, or hire someone new. obviously we're praying they want outsiders! please please please let it happen!!!!!
Posted by Liz at 7:55 PM
Monday, July 7, 2008
at the parade w/ some of her 'loot'...
the little girl she met while at the parade. deep in coversation.
playing with daddy before the fireworks.
Mak and her hat.
Makenna and Papa
the kids in their 4th of July gear.
Future's lookin' bright...
see the cup....nuf said...
daddy said the hat made him look like a girl...i don't think so.
Papa and Mak playing.
and introducing Jacob Alexander!
Posted by Liz at 6:35 AM
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The 4th started out great! We went to the Lenexa parade with mom. Makenna had such a great time...once it finally got started. She loved the Shriner mini-cars, and the fire truck, but her most favoritest thing in the whole wide world was the candy that kept falling from the sky! lol. I dont think she ever quite figured out where all the candy was coming from, but she thuroughly enjoyed it. She made a friend there and they chit-chatted the whole parade and pointed things out to each other and shared their candy treasures! It was too cute! After the parade we went home for naps and waited for Papa to get off work so we could all go see the fire works. We got out to the place at about 4:30. I thought there would have been a lot more stuff for the kids to do, but there was only an inflatable slide that Makenna went down about 500 times and a little blow up maze thing that was pretty lame...even Mak didn't care for it. At about 7:00 we got a call from my brother saying Terri was in full on labor!!!!! They were heading to the hospital. We decided to stick around for the firworks b/c Makenna was so excited about them. The display was magnificent. Makenna wanted to go bye-bye when they first started but after a couple of minutes, she was a-ok and clapping and oooing and awwing. After they were over, we packed up and headed to the car. We waited about 30 minutes before even attempting to leave and finally at 11pm, we were on our way to the hospital! When we arrived, we had only time to go in quickly say hello and leave because she was ready to start pushing. At 11:38pm on Friday, July 4th, 2008, Jacob Alexander Coleman made his debut! He is absolutely gorgeous!!! Terri did awesome (only 3 pushes!) and she and baby are doing great!
...stay tuned for lots of pics!
Posted by Liz at 8:21 PM
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I dont know why but I just absolutely love the 4th of July! This year I decided we are deffineitly going to do something. The past 4 years we've ended up going to fireowrks, but I wished we could have taken advantage of some of the festivals in town. We are going to Corporate Woods this year. I've been told that it is a pretty good time. I really wanted to go to Riverfest, but my father has something against the river and talked me out of it...ah well. Grandma and Papa are going with us of course! Makenna is so excited about tomorrow too! There is a parade in town in the morning and then we will come home for naps and get everything ready to spend the rest of the day at CW. I got the kids really cute outfits and I can't wait to take cute pics of them! The weather is also supposed to be absolutely gorgeous! High of only 80! Woo Hoo! Everyone have a safe and fun 4th!!!
Posted by Liz at 8:49 PM
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Our A/C has been out since thursday. Our landlord has sent over the maintenance guys, but they couldn't get it working. They are coming back tomorrow to install a new one supposedly (which probably translates into a unit that is old from another location, that may or may not work). But this is rediculous. Poor Makenna just woke up screaming and I went up to check on her and the poor kid was drenched in sweat and her sheets are completely soaked. Good thing Steve(landlord) has a nice cool house in Hallbrook while his tenants are sweating their asses off. Must suck to be rich and not have to care about the little people... I know he is a 'friend' of Dad's but its really sad that he is treating us this way. Dad is going to go to his office tomorrow and ask him what the hell is going on.
Posted by Liz at 8:49 PM