Sunday, January 30, 2011

More Changes

Changes are happening everywhere! A few little changes that have occurred lately in my life include my new blog makeover and my living room makeover. I am so excited that everything is finally done. I am a little obsessive compulsive about keeping my house clean so when it is out of order, I get anxious and nervous. So here is the final product! I think I may get new pillows to go with the blue/green combination. Our new couch and chair are AMAZING!

We also decided to keep the hallway and entryway walls beige because it complimented the blue really good. The blue walls are a little bit more blue than we wanted. We were going for a gray/bluish color and this is what we got. I still love it.

In other news, Blake went to the ENT on Monday for his check-up and hearing test. He was cooperative for the test (as good as any other 2 year old) and the doctor and audiologist were pleased with the improvements with his hearing test. While we were there, I had the doctor check him out because I thought he had a sinus infection and he does. So he has been on antibiotics since then and is feeling so much better.

Kylie started feeling bad on Friday so on Saturday morning, I called the doctor but they couldn't fit her in. She did, however, call her in some decongestant. It has helped so hopefully she will start to feel better soon. Here are some pictures from Saturday of the kids running around and Kylie dancing. She was so funny!

(This is my new favorite picture of my dancing queen!)

Have a wonderful week! I have a short week because I am taking off on Friday to prepare for a baby shower I am throwing on Saturday. I cannot wait to see all of my old college girlfriends!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I would love one of these!!

I would love to win THIS giveaway!! Look how cute these are!

An Inspiring Woman and a Cute Video

This past weekend I met a beautiful, amazing woman. Her name is Heather French Henry and she was Miss America in 2000.  I even got to wear her crown! She spoke at a woman's leader event I was volunteering at and I have to say, she was an amazing speaker. I was even inspired!

Also, here is a video of a cute little girl from tonight. Jackson stole one of her nuggets so she was telling him no, but then made up with him :)

(Be sure to mute the music at the bottom of my blog before playing it)

Also, please excuse my messy house! It looks like that every night before the kids go to bed!

Kylie - No, No, No from Kaelin Thacker on Vimeo.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Baby Blue

I just left my sweet baby boy's room and I wanted to write this because I hope to never forget the precious things he says and does. Lately I have been laying on the floor when I put him to bed because there were a few nights that he was getting up every time I laid him down. It has gotten to be a habit because I am able to lay there and talk to him for a bit then kiss him goodnight and tiptoe out. Each night when I turn out the light and turn his music on, he will point to the little pillow on the floor and say 'he go mommy' (here you go mommy). He'll also show me his pillow pet and say 'dog' (which his pillow pet is a dog) and 'piwow' (pillow) to show me he has his too. His noise maker also has a projector that I turn on and right now it has fish on it so he will point up there and say 'fish'. We will also go back and forth a couple of times and say 'night-night' until he is tired of saying it.
Tonight I put my hand on his bed and said 'hold mommy's hand' and he put his sweet little hand in mine. To tell the truth, the tears swelled up in my eyes and I just couldn't hold it. As I type this, I am having to hold them back (I don't know what is going on!). It scares me because he is getting too big too fast. The best thing about it: he's a mommy's boy :)

I snapped these pictures before we laid down to go to sleep tonight.

The love I feel for the kids is unbelievable. I am so lucky to have such wonderful kids and have the most amazing job in the world. It is the the hardest job I have ever had but the most rewarding.

Cheers to all of the mommies and future mommies out there!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1 Year Ago Today....

One year ago today I started this little blog. A little over 100 posts and here we are. I love looking back on the year to see everything we have done and all that we have accomplished.

Here is the first picture I posted on my blog:

And here are the kids now. Amazing the difference a year can make.

Thinking about this past year, not a lot has changed but here are a few things:
  • Blake turned 2 and Kylie turned 1
  • Aaron and I turned 29 and I am hoping this next year by goes by really slow because I am dreading the big 3-0
  • I completed 9 more hours of my Masters - which means I have completed 15 total with 21 more to go :)
  • We've gotten a lot closer as a family of four. Both of the kids have their moments, but they are really good kids.
  • Blake started school (pre-preschool) and has grown so much. He had surgery in September to have tubes put in his ears which has helped his speech grow so much.
  • Kylie learned to crawl, walk and somewhat run. Her sweet little face doesn't look like a baby any longer, more like a beautiful little girl.
My life is great and I have so much to be thankful for. I can't wait to see what this year brings!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A little change, some paint, and some snow!!

As you can see I have a new look! I LOVE it!! Thank you Leslie for doing such a wonderful job! (If you have a blog and you are interested in getting an upgrade, click here and let Leslie take care of you!)  
It sure doesn't feel like I haven't updated the blog in 11 days. Maybe because I have updated my One Frame a Day blog every day since the beginning of the year (because I am on the computer every night) I know I am going to love when December comes around and I can look back at these pictures and see the little things we did each day. Click HERE if you want to check it out.

Last weekend the kids went to the In-Laws for the weekend and Aaron and I went to an event for his work.  It was nice to go out. We both had a good time.

Sunday we head to Celebrate Aaron's Grandmom's birthday and pick up the kids. I think the kids had a great time and so did Grammy and Grandpa! I hope you had a wonderful birthday Grandmom!!

On our way home Sunday night Aaron and I got a wild hair and made the decision to head to Lowe's and buy paint to paint the living room. Aaron was off on Monday so he planned on painting all day which he did (Thanks babe!). It is a huge change for me because I strayed from the normal beige color. I was gong for the grayish-blue and it turned out to be more of a bluish. I still love it and I am so excited to get new furniture and new stuff on the walls! I don't have any pictures right now but I will post some as the decorating progresses.

Here are my babies when we were in Lowe's getting paint:

I told Blake to give Kylie a hug in this one and this is what I got :)

On Monday I went to dinner with my girlfriends from high school which is always a good time. Two of them had their babies but mine stayed home with Daddy. They are still not at a fun age to take out to eat - especially when  you are trying to have conversations. We had a great time and I can't wait until next month when we do it again!

The rest of the week has been pretty low key with the exception of school on Wednesday and 6 inches of snow tonight. We are supposed to have ice on top of all of it tomorrow morning so the ride to work should be fun. I hope we at least have a 2 hour delay. Maybe the day off would be nice :)

Also I would like to mentor that Abby gave me a sweet blog award today that I will be talking more about tomorrow so stay tuned!! (Thanks Abby!)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lazy Weekend

This weekend was so nice. The kids and I didn't leave the house once and honestly I didn't do much other than laundry, some cleaning and playing with the kids. School starts next week for Aaron and I so it was nice to not have a set schedule.

This week will be a test of what it will be like for the next few months. Aaron has classes on Tuesday and Thursday and I have class on Wednesday. It has been a really nice month off of school so I am really not looking forward to being away from the babies that one night a week. On top of that, work was crazy busy this past week so I hope this week is a little better.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Kylie with her new slippers!

Blake was so cute at lunch on Sunday. He had fun with his macaroni and Cheetos!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful, awesome mom! We Love You!!!

16 Months!

Happy 16 Months to my baby girl (a little early)!

Today Kylie had her check-up and here are her stats -

Weight: 28lbs 4ozs (99%)
Height: 33in (99%)
Head: 18 1/2 (75%)

She got 2 shots and was not too happy. She is also teething really bad so she has been pretty fussy lately. Here was my pretty girl tonight. She loves to put lotion on her hands and rub it in. She was so sweet! Also, I had to include the last picture. Look at her gums! She is teething so bad. Poor baby has molars coming in on the top and bottom.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 Resolutions & Goals

I wanted to be accountable for my goals this year so what better way than to post about them! Here are a few things that I hope to accomplish this next year:
  • Lose weight (like every other year and many other people!) My goal is 40 lbs by August (My 30th Birthday!) To go along with this goal, I would love to make it a habit to start running on our treadmill.
  • Work hard in all of my classes that I am taking this year for my Masters. I will be taking 4 classes total this year.
  • Be a better wife and mother
  • Cook more homemade dinners (this one is hard because of class)
  • Find a 'home' church and start going on a regular basis
  • Continue to work hard and grow at work. I honestly love my job right now!
  • Potty train Blake...and possibly Kylie :)
  • Continue to document our life on this blog
There are many, many more I could put down but I won't bore you. On another note, I am pretty proud of myself for successfully completed the first five days of 'one frame a day'. You can follow it HERE if you like.

Happy Hump Day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2010 was a great year and I am excited to see what 2011 brings us. I started this blog in January of 2010 so it pretty much sums up our year. I am really happy that I started this blog to document our lives for myself, the kids and the rest of our family. I am also excited about a new project I am working on which will last throughout the year. I have mentioned it before and I have already posted my first post today. You can find it HERE (click on the word to see the blog) and please follow along if you like!

Last night for New Years Eve we had a pretty low key night. My brothers and their girlfriends came over to hang out and watch all of the basketball and football games on TV. My parents also joined us for the IU/Ohio State basketball game. My sister and brother-in-law couldn't make it because they were celebrating the new year in Las Vegas! It was a suprise trip for Jeremy from Kristin for graduating with his Masters in December.

The game of the date was the big rivalry of Louisville & Kentucky. Basketball is HUGE around here, especially this game. It was a close game but Kentucky pulled out the win which made our family happy - especially Aaron! Here are some pictures of the kids in their UK gear before the game:

And here are the pictures from the wild and crazy...I mean quiet and relaxing night. Honestly we all went to bed at 12:05am!

Laura and Jonathan. As you can see, Laura has a Kentucky shirt on and Jonathan has an IU shirt on!

Maggie and Brad - Both Louisville Fans

Aaron, Blake and I. Kylie was already snoozing.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years! May 2011 bring you everything you want and more!