Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Switching to Private

 I am going to be switching this blog to private.  After a few weird comments and warnings from friends, family and other bloggers, I would just feel more comfortable if all our family business, pictures etc were seen by people we know or are friends of friends or acquaintences...or even strangers that we know have good intentions.  I don't have to personally know everyone..but just to avoid the "weirdos". I look at so many blogs and have had to ask to follow when they are private and they always kindly send me the link to follow. If you would like to follow just send me a fb message, email or comment on this post with your email address and I can send the link to you. :) I hope some of  you who follow are not too embarrassed to have me send the link if you are a follower...I love following other blogs and love documenting our crazy life with our little Jimmer.

I hope to hear from you! If for some reason I send you the link and it doesn't work let me know...I think I've figured out how to make it private but just in case.

                           

Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap....pictures GALORE!

Pretty laid back weekend that, as usual, went much too fast! The Larsons left on Saturday afternoon and we were sad to see them go. I hate having family live far away. It was so good for Jimmer to be around Nicks side of the family and he was certainly spoiled with love. My Mother in Law and I talked about how we swore he grew and changed in the week they were there. I got quite a few videos and pictures of Jimmer with his Nana, Papa, Auntie Whitney, Uncle Dion and cousins Rhya and Rhylee :)

Jimmer and his oldest cousin Rhya

3 Generations Picture

The Larsons boys

Jimmer and his Nana

Kim & Tina with their grandbabies

Auntie Whitney

Saturday late afternoon Nick took off for Davenport for our friend Danny's bachelor party. From the sounds of it they had a VERY good time:) So it was just Jimmer and I and we had so much fun! My friend Bailey came over for a little whlie and then Jimmer and I played with his toys, talked about our days and took a bath while listening to one of his lullaby CD's. And I just have to say...never again will I attempt to take a bath with him while he is still in his whale tub. I will either have to wait until he's a little bigger and out of that or put him in his bumbo seat next time. I had no room, his tub kept sinking so I was holding it up with my feet and it was just a big impossible mess. Jimmer had a blast and laughed and talked the whole time so at least one of us was enjoying themselves! However, after we got out of the tub he was having a rough time. I think he's starting to teeth. Between the runny nose, rosy cheeks and the pool of drool all over himself and on all my clothes, it appears he's showing early signs of teething. He was not happy! After some teething tablets and orajel he finally went down about 9:15 and stayed asleep until 3 am. (since this night he has decided night time is party time) I caught up on a few DVR episodes and went to bed shortly after.

This is Jimmers new fun toy...he loves it...but he's not quite long enough (so far we have a short and fat baby:))...so I put Nicks CD case under his feet so he can touch.









Sunday we got up for Church and Jimmer looked so handsome! I had this onesie button down dress shirt from the Gap that I couldnt' wait to put him in. Nick was still gone so it was just us. It was such a nice morning and I opted to keep Jimmer out of the nursery, mostly because I wanted someone to sit with:) We learned all about the importance of the Bible and reading God's word...something that I haven't done a lot of. Pastor challenged everyone to read the New Testament and I think I'm going to do that! It was really interesting to hear him talk about how everyone follows the "WWJD" (what would Jesus do) mentatlity but how they always justify sin with "He would want me to be happy" and base it off feelings. He said it should be "WTBS" for Whats The Bible Say - that way you're not assuming or guessing what Jesus would want for you or would do but you're going off his word. It was a great sermon and I think Jimmer really got a lot out of it HA! He had my scarf and shirt in his mouth the whole time. He fell asleep on the way home and then Nick came home shortly after. When he woke up we took some pictures and got some more Jimmer time in. We also watched the Iowa/Illinois basketball game...think Jimmer will be like his Mom and Dad and love basketball:)

WARNING: PICTURE OVERLOAD!!!!!
Handsome Boy

All ready for Church!
Watching Mommy get ready

He wasn't feeling this
This one makes me so sad....I was pumping so I couldn't hold him and put him next to me...he sobbed and sobbed for 10 minutes before passing out...look closely you can see his tears:(
AHAHAHAH little love bug
"DADS home!!!"

<3 these boys





HAHA this one cracks me up!
Kisses from Mama



His faces kill me....






Sunday night I played pick up basketball at Coe College with a group of gals who's careers have ended in the last 5-10 years. It's fun to get back out there and get up and down again. I left right at 8 so that I could get home before Jimmer went to bed. Also....I could not believe how incredibly pale I am. I gave up tanning a little over a year ago and although I love the health benefits and know it's so much better for me....I sure do miss having that golden glow! I cannot wait for warmer weather when I can atleast get a base tan. I AM GLOWING..casper style! Speaking of basketball....I think our little Jimmer already has a love for the game that brought his Dad and I together....

Watching the Iowa Game...they didn't get off to a great start:(
Still watching the game...
Hilarious...both of them are turned watching the game....:)

 Over the weekend I finally got the freezer for all the frozen milk and decided to count it! I had 218 6oz frozen milk bags on Saturday!! That's 1,308 ounces of milk for Jimmer...I'm just hoping he likes leftovers HAHA!  If I keep this up, I will be able to stop June 1st and have enough for him until his 1st birthday if not a little after. It was so funny to look at all these bags and realize I pumped all of it! We finally started using the frozen bags and now everything I pump will go into the freezer. Time to stock up on freezer bags!!

LARSON LIVE:




Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Louisiana Larsons Come to Town :)





Nicks family is in town from Louisiana this week :) We don't get to see much of them because of the distance so this is always a special treat. When Nick and I started dating in January of '07 they lived in Michigan where they had moved to from Davenport. Then in 2008 they moved to Louisiana. His Mom, Dad, Sister Whitney and her two girls and brother Dion all made the trip!
This was also the first time Nicks Dad was meeting Jimmer. He loved his Papa Kim:) Next week I will put up some pictures of Jimmer and Papa Kim....won't have any until Friday:)

He also got to spend a lot of time with his cousins Rhya and Rhylee. The last time they saw him he was only 3 weeks old and slept all the time so I think this time they enjoyed him much more.










My niece Rhylee is so funny. After seeing us over Thanksgiving and me with a diaper bag and baby stuff she had to have one too and got one for Christmas. So everywhere she goes this week she has this diaper bag filled with burp rags, a package of Luvs Diapers, pacifiers, hats, footsie pajamas, blankets...you name it she has it all for her baby "Tinker" (she loves Tinkerbell:)).  She even set it next to Jimmers Diaper bag. Sweetest thing in the world:


















Jimmer changes so much every week I feel like. He's so much fun right now and I could watch him discover new things all day. His newest discovery? HIS FEET! We also got his 3 month pictures done this past Sunday and I cannot wait to see them! I think she was able to get some really good ones of him smiling...here's hoping!! I had one of my best days with him yet this past Monday. For about 2 hours straight we played and laughed and blew rasberries at each other. He grabbed at my face, belly laughed, chatted up a storm with me and made hilarious faces. I loved every second of it and even missed most of The Bachelor which is unheard of for me because I was too interested in Jimmer:)






 





Here are a few pictures from last weekend. I met up with a girlfriend for a few hours while my sister and nephew spent some time with Jimmer. My nephew Brayden loves the camera and wanted a few taken of himself. He attempted to take some of JImmer but all that turned out was his big ol bald head! I feel like Brayden was as small as Jimmer just yesterday...love this little boy and he is such a wonderful big cousin!




This weekend Nick has a bachelor party to go to in Davenport and Jimmer and I have some nagging errands to get taken care of...oil changes, goodwill drop offs, FINALLY picking up the chest freezer for all this frozen milk...we officially have NO ROOM for anything else in our freezer. Cannot believe that February has come and almost gone. Looking forward to spring:)