Friday, February 27, 2009

The other pictures we took at Target!!!

I don't really have a favorite with these...I love them all!!!

Picture update!!!

Who in the world needs these many cookies...not Conner and I that's for sure. I was in a baking mood yesterday : ) My sister and the girls are coming tonight so they will get to enjoy these as well. Sara, Simon and Brisa did eat some at our play date this morning too!!!!Just trying to justify the amount that is left only a day later : )
Whatever keeps him happy and busy for longer than 5 bags are the winners this time around!!!
Hard to tell what goes on bellow the belly these days...hehe!!!
His favorite hiding spot these days!!!There he is!!!
The mess going on in Eau Claire....we had a winter storm yesterday. I think we got about 8 inches of snow. I finally dug out this afternoon but I really do not think I will be doing much else the rest of the weekend. That was hard work!!!
Sasha and Conner playing peek!!!
Hey where did he go????
The other day Conner decided to pull out EVERYTHING out of his dresser while I was taking my shower. He soon found out that putting it all back was not as much fun!!!
Putting it all back with tears in his eyes....I still had to redo it all though : P
What a cutie!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Getting ready...

I have an appointment with my midwives this afternoon...sooo excited. They better have good news for me. I feel like I CAN'T get any bigger...I have really gotten HUGE the last 2 weeks. I thought I was doing so good this time around but here I go again : ) Maybe the baby will be REALLY big and that's where all the weight

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Couples Quiz!!

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it’s about you and your spouse, not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know!

♥ What are your middle names?Mine= Agnieszka His= Richard
♥ How long have you been together? married 7 years dated 1 year
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? about a year!
♥ Who asked who out? that's a hard one
♥ Do you have any children together? yes, two, one still cookin!
♥ What about pets? nope
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? ummm.....I better not say!!!
♥ Did you go to the same school? no
♥ Are you from the same home town? no
♥ Who is the smartest? Neal
♥ Who is the most sensitive? me
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Olive Garden
♥ Who has the craziest ex? neither
♥ Who has the worst temper? Me for sure.
♥ Who does the cooking? me but Neal likes to cook as well and does it when he can.
♥ Who is more social? Ummmmmm have you met for sure.
♥ Who is the neat-freak? Definatly Me...have you seen my closets!!! But Neal does like his caned goods to be nicely ligned up and all facing the front in the kitchen cabinet...I believe he gets that from his mom : )
♥ Who is the more stubborn? We are probably both equal on this but Conner has the stubbornes of both of us combined and that's not good.
♥ Who hogs the bed? I have had the bed all to myself for the most part for almost 2 years and we have a king size bed with plenty of room to spare unless Conner is with us then he spreads out and somehow Neal and I get shoved off to the very edges of the bed.
♥ Who wakes up earlier? Right now me for sure but I go to bed early too.
♥ Where was your first date? Dinner at Linos, movie and a walk at the park :)
♥ Do you get flowers often? It's been a while?
♥ How do you spend the holidays? With family.
♥ Who is more jealous? me
♥ How long did it take to get serious? a couple dates
♥ Who eats more? Right now I would have to say me : )
♥ Who does/did the laundry? Me
♥ Who’s better with the computer? Neal
♥ Who drives when you are together? I would say it's about 50/50


Hard to believe but the time has come for Neal to start at the new store. It was hard this afternoon sending him on his way knowing that we will not see him for 2 weeks. We will get through this though.

Well I can now say that the baby is due in less than a month....only by a day but hey whatever makes me feel better. I really hope that he comes early but I just don't see that happening. I guess they cook as long as they need to!! On Thursday we went to the Mall of America and did lots of walking hoping that maybe that would get things going but after 5 hours the only thing that was hurting were my feet and the next day I felt great....sigh. On Friday I got to have an afternoon out with some girlfriends. Neal stayed home and watched Conner....what a great hubby. Kelsie and I went and had lunch at the Olive Garden and then we met another friend of ours Rhonda and got pedicures. My toes look so nice!!! It was nice to get away and not think about things for a little bit. We had a terrible open house today....not one person showed up so that was a bit discouraging. We really need this weather to warm up...spring where are you!!!!

Conner has picked up yet another cold. Terrible cough and all congested so the poor kid has been a bit miserable but handling it pretty well. He's a trooper!!! We are a little disappointed because we were doing the potty training thing and he was doing so well and did not have an accident for 2 or 3 days and then all of a sudden he wont even sit on the potty. Strange but I wont push him if he is not ready then he's not ready!!! The time will come!!!


I love the toes!!!
This one was ok too....
Props...had to play with balloons to get him to smile : )
I love the one bubble still lingering on the side!!!
This one would have been really good if he was smiling and his tong was in his mouth!!!
One of my favorite!!!
I thought this was cute too!!!

And this one is my favorite!!!

So a couple weeks ago I braved it and took Conner in to get some pictures taken at target. I had a great coupon and I figured I would try it and if it went terrible it was not going to be a horrible loss and I wanted some nice professional pictures taken something we have not done since he was 6 months. Well Conner was absolutely terrible I had toys for bribery, balloons, bubbles but it was all for nothing he would not sit still or cooperate in any way shape or frustrating. I do not know how this lady was able to get so many great shots. I told her that if I ever wanted to take pictures again we would drive the 4 hours for her to do it. When we were there I entered a drawing and ended up winning a free portrait so we went in to get those done Friday...I am so excited about those because they turned out GREAT...and if you knew Conner at all you would understand how amazing it is to get him to sit still for a picture.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winter wonderland!!!

I peeked my nose out for a minute to take a picture of the mess going on outside...seriously what is up with this...I want spring!!!
It does look pretty but I would prefer warmer temperatures over this mess!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


1. Neal leaves in less than a week to start at the Delafield store
2. Less than 5 weeks till the due date
3. House still not sold
4. Ready for spring to be here....the cold is getting very old



It's a good thing he's this cute because there are times when I feel like we need to start over!!!
I have been trying for a week and a half to get a decent picture of him....impossible task. The camera just takes all his happiness away!!!

Some milestones this past week:
1. Potty training again and doing very well.
2. Going to bed on his own nap time and bed time usually without much of a fuss or crying....this milestone I'm particularly excited about because he has been in a big boy bed for quite some time and as you know some little boys do not want to lay still IN their beds but want to get out and run.
3. Eating much better although still very picky.
4. Learned that when mommy caries him he can use her belly as a seat....thinks that it's very funny.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hope everyone has a great V-day!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Who's bigger!!!

Kelsie and I comparing bellies at moms night out!!! I think I win but she is only 10 weeks along!!! I was able to wear that shirt with Conner till the very end of the pregnancy...I can barely get it on now....depressing!!!

Lil' cupcake!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

What a week!!

I'm beat cranky and ready to start fresh!!! Conner is finally doing a little better and ACTUALLY ATE ON HIS OWN this morning. Some cereal, fresh strawberries and yogurt. He is now playing nicely with his cars and a totally different kid when he eats. His cold is still bugging him and keeping me up at night but at least no throwing up!!! Maybe this week i can actually get some sleep, if I can get comfortable that is. We have 6 weeks left now till the baby...yay. The count down is really on now!!! I am feeling pretty good even after this week and being anemic so I can't complain too much...some days are better than others. Yesterday I headed out for a walk since it was so nice outside...OHHH MY WORD. I don't think I was even gone 30 minutes and I doubt I made it a mile but I was so ready to be home and sit down. It did not help that it was still a bit slick out and I really had to be careful when I walked so that I would not slip and fall....ohhh boy I'm sure it was quite a sight to watch this waddling duck walk around on icy sidewalks....haha. I made it home safely though and it did feel good to be out in the fresh air.

Neal heads to Madison on Tuesday for his mock interviews which he has been preparing for for quite some time. He's rather stressed right now and has a lot on his plate. He's getting his shingles on his forehead too...right before interviews...always happens too him when he stresses too much and does not get enough sleep. He's soo worried that he will not pass the interview part...he took his test already and I'm sure he did fine but won't know the results of those till after the interview in March. He starts his new position in Delafield in 2 weeks now....reality is starting to set in for him now too. It's going to be hard on him to be away from his little boy for days at a time : (

Well all the news for today. Conner and I are off for some fun adventures today. Michaels has some free classes for cookie decorating, puppet making and other fun kids activities for their new store opening here in Eau Claire...should be fun. Then off to the mall to play for a while.I will try and post some pictures....I have not been so good about that but last night I was going through the blog and thinking to myself how nice it is to have some of our fun and not so fun moments recorded. I just wish I was as good about our scrapbooks and Conners baby book!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Reversing the privacy thing!!!

Well it has come to my attention that some of my foreign readers are having issues with the whole privacy thing so for the time being I will keep it public till I get things straightened out. Sorry for the inconvenience : )

Neal caved!!!

So Neal caved and got him muffin for Conner. He did not eat all afternoon either and as usual after a long stretch of not eating he was up half the night throwing up. Sigh....I feel like the doctors really steered us in the wrong direction with his eating habits. They told me to give him whatever he wanted since he was not gaining enough weight and now he won't eat anything but what HE WANTS (which means snacks)and it's impossible to break and he is not putting on any more weight. At least before he used to try new things and eat at least a little bit at each meal and now I'm at a loss as to what to do. We have tried everything that we can think of and nothing works. I started a food log for him and we will try and take him to nutritionist to see if there is anything that I can do to improve the situation. Suggestions are WELCOME everyone!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mmmmmmm muffin!!!!

So far Conner has spent his morning in his chair!!! From 8:30 this morning till 1:30 this afternoon....he then took a nap till about 4:00 and by 4:30 he was asking for chips and cookies so I told him he could have a bite of his muffin from this morning....he was not too happy about that. I am so close to giving in but I know that if I let him win AGAIN this struggle will just continue. He is so incredibly bite!!! I feel like such a terrible mother right now : (
Such torture trying to get me to eat a muffin!!!
Neal trying to get a nap in...his solution...covering his ears to muffle out some of the cries coming from the kitchen!!!

Taking bets!!!!

We are at it again....the food struggles!!! It's been 3 hours and he has to take one bite of his blueberry muffin to get down and play. Who do you think will give in first Neal Conner or me????? He has not eaten much of anything in a couple days again and we stopped giving him juice. It's been such a struggle because he asks for food but everything we offer him is a no unless it's fruit snacks or a cookie. Enough is enough!!!

Notice in the picture the muffin peaces are lined up small to biggest!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Been there done that!!!

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyworld.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you're not sick.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to truly be satisfied.
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served in a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check. (NSF)
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the changing of the guards in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Been to the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the paper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had the chickenpox.
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury.91.
Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.