Monday, July 23, 2012

Good Morning Monday?

I like to use this blog as a virtual scrapbook of all of the fun times we have, but once in a while it's necessary to share the not-so-fun times as well.

So this morning, around 5 am, our carbon monoxide detector went off.  We have one on each level of the house, and it was the one in the kitchen area that was blaring.  Evacuating the house did enter my mind, but Matt figured that it was probably just slightly unplugged. So, he went downstairs, pushed it firmly back into the socket, and all was well.  A certain little man in the house has a propensity for playing with that CO detector, so we know quite well that unplugging it means that it will make a horrific sound until you plug it back in.  Nobody's getting CO poisoning in this house.

Then when I got up at 6:30, Jayvan got up with me.  He usually stays asleep until after I'm showered and ready to head downstairs.  So, I got some toys for him and put him in the main area of the bathroom while I took my shower.  As I toweled dry, I realize that Jayvan had a massive blowout that involved one of the bathroom rugs, and required a full shower to clean him off.  After I dried him off, I realized that we were out of diapers upstairs.  Not good.  So, I sat him down on one of the other bathroom rugs and went to get dressed so I could walk downstairs without showing the neighbors more than they bargained for early in the morning.  I turned around to find Jayvan peeing on the rug.  Great.

So, I cleaned up that mess, but I still needed to get dressed, so I went back into the closet.  Jayvan followed me in, but I thought that he would be OK on the carpet since he had just pooped and peed.  Wrong.  He peed on the carpet and a standing fan we have in there.  Awesome.  So, I got some carpet cleaner from under my sink and proceeded to clean the carpet.  As I'm on my hands and knees scrubbing the carpet, that little stinker peed yet again! This time he hit the woodwork in front of the tub and formed a little puddle on the tile.  I have no idea how one little 25-pound kid can produce that much urine.

Luckily, I finally remembered that I still had a swim diaper in my gym bag, so I put that on him until I could get dressed and get downstairs.  By the time I got the real diaper on him, he had sharted in the swim diaper.  At least that didn't end up with that all over my work clothes.  Silver lining. . .

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Zoo Day with Nana

 My baby birds:

 Lexi on the sky safari with Nana:

 Wouldn't it be so nice to just be able to take a nap wherever you feel like it?
 I spy a hippo.

 I spy a Lexi. Do you?

 Jayvan loved the sea lion show, but I think he was a bit annoyed that he didn't get to go swimming.

 We took this picture for Daddy.  Ha!
 This was the best attempt at a picture of the three of us. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Mustache Party

 We decided to do a mustache theme for Jayvan's first birthday.  Lexi made this sign for the occasion.
 We stocked up on supplies.
His teachers from school made him a card as well.

We set up a little photo booth, so everyone could rock their 'staches.



I cut fruit up in the shape of mustaches.
The kids played "Pin-the-Mustache-On-Jayvan."  Aiden won.  Lexi and Mia gave Jayvan an impressive unibrow.
 Jayvan tore into his presents with the help of his sister and cousin.
 Aunt Ashley made these superhero dolls by hand.  I was seriously impressed.  If I ever get Jayvan's room decorated, these will go great with the theme.

Jayvan loved his new swing from Nana. 

 We ordered his cake from Costco and I added some chocolate mustaches.

 He stared at Lexi the whole time we sang Happy Birthday.
 Then he started to dig in.
 I think he loved it! (I cannot get these pictures to upload correctly to save my life!)

 This resulted in a quick hose-down in the kitchen sink.

Jayvan had a wonderful first birthday.  Thank you to all of our friends and family for making it such a special day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 3rd of July

 On the Third of July we headed out to my parents house.  One of Lexi's favorite things there is Pap's drum set in the garage.  While it may be a little dirty, it's the perfect location to let a kid drum 'til her heart's content. 

 We spent most of the day in Nana's pool, and I don't have any pictures to show for it.  Then, we went out to the lake to watch the fireworks show.  I have decided that attempting to take photos of fireworks is one of my least favorite things.  Just trust me. There were fireworks.
 Nana bought her grandbabies some light-up swords and nobody poked their eye out.  It was an all around win.

We enjoyed a laid back Fourth of July at home.  I hope you all had a great holiday.