Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm So Glad When Daddy Comes Home?...

Ok, let me start out by saying I love my husband and I love when he is home. However, the week he is home is the busiest and most frustrating week of my month. Not only are we running around trying to get a billion different appointments, we are trying to see all the people we can see and maybe squeeze in some time just for us. Add to that the fact that the "new daddy" has really only had under two months of parenting experience, I can get quite frustrated. I usually end up saying at least one or two things I later regret and have to apologize for and I'm generally grumpy for an entire day for no particular reason. I cannot wait until the next two years are finished. I mean, I can, but really I can't. I just have to keep reminding myself of what we will accomplish in the next two years. Unfortunately, I'm not the most patient person in the world. Sigh. Oh well, what can you do.

We do have fun when James is home, though. TJ loves his daddy. In fact, when James is home, TJ usually cries when daddy leaves the room. James is really great with TJ, even if he is afraid to put diaper cream on him because it would mean having to touch his bum. Really, for how much of a tough guy my hubby pretends to be, hes quite a wimp. Its quite hilarious to watch, actually! Here are a couple pics of TJ and Daddy from this past week when James was home.
TJ LOVES Daddy's hats. He plays peek-a-boo with them all the time.

They also take naps together quite frequently!

I decided that before James got home this past week, I wanted to repaint the family room and get the new floor down. Unfortunately, TJ was not let in on the plan and he decided to be EXTREMELY cranky and a giant mama's boy for the days I had planned on workings. Consequetly, not everything got done, but it will this weekend. Here are a few "working" pics. I'll post some finished product shots when we're done.

I don't always mud and tape in my good clothes, I was just touching up a few spots before we went out for the night!Jessica and Amanda "helping". Ok, they actually were pretty helpful. We were up painting until 4 am. We also had my Aunt Cheryl's 40th birthday party on the 8th. Here are a few of my favorite pics. For more, you can check out our family blog,

Grandma Whitehead and TJ, her first (and only so far) great-grandson.

The birthday cake, compliments of yours truly. (Insert blatant publicity plug. I do birthdays, weddings, you name it!)And, some fun with balloons. Hey, at 1:30am, there's just no telling what people will do with a balloon!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Family Pictures

Hey everyone. Last time James was home, we had Rhonda take some pictures of us and they look GREAT! I've only seen the ones on her site so far, but I'm super excited to see the others next week!! Check them out on her blog at