A little of this and that

Madison loves her bikini undies.  She gets very excited when a pair of the bikinis are pulled out of the undies basket.  If she is asked to get some undies she most certainly looks for one of the three pairs.

This is how they actually fit her, but the first one was too funny.

My Madison has decided that while I’m pregnant she will no longer cuddle with me when I’m sitting or laying down.  Nope, I have to hold my 36 pound super long 2 1/2 year old while standing to properly cuddle her.  Here is a shot of us doing a just after she woke up cuddle.  She obviously did not want me capturing her grumpiness in an image.

She gave up and just let me take some…

Her pouty lips look so cute to me.  I obviously was having a grungy day!  Sheesh…

Tonight I think we hit an all time high of one and a half hours for madison to eat two triangles of a quesadilla which she thought tasted good.  Really?!   This with time out sitting where she couldn’t see anything {the TV mostly}, some yummy vanilla wafers Blake was eating and one of her favorite toys that I got out for them to play with.   Maybe if she was in a tiny padded white room with absolutely no distractions she would eat.  I’m not so sure though.  When we went to Miami my goal was to really work with her on her eating habits, but I don’t think anything we did there worked.  She just is….  Madison

I have decided to sell one of my favorite camera lenses.  It is a great zoom lens that is rated as well as a fixed focal length lens giving it an advantage over many out there.  It is in a DX format where my new camera body is a FX format so that is why I’m selling it.  The price is $900.00 and it hasn’t been used very much in the year since it was purchased.  Here are a few images.  

All of the original parts are included as well as a $50 UV filter purchased with the lens.

The only item I could find any wear on was the lens cap.

It has the original box and we can ship within the US.

One of the nicest things about this lens is the widest the aperture is 2.8 for ANY focal length it is set to.  This is very rare in a zoom lens both to have such a wide open aperture and for the most open aperture to remain steady throughout the zoom.

The slide has made it back into the house for the children’s winter time enjoyment.  Don’t you love my studio lights hanging out on either side of the window!

Here’s an image of Blake doing his breathing treatment with Madison hanging out to help him.


This is more typical of what he looks like now.  Tonight he reminded me we needed to do his ‘medicine.’  I sat at his feet as he sat there holding his mask diligently breathing the medicine in and out.  The way he has acted the last few times I think he really feels differently after the treatments.

Blake has not had many accidents and especially night accidents for a long time.  On the way home from Miami he wet the bed at the hotel.  We got home and he wet the bed the next 6 nights as well.  We were stumped.  What had happened?  In the end we bought a pack of pull up pants for him which he has been wearing ever since.  He has only had three dry nights.  We finally figured it out.  He started sleeping through the night and had stopped waking up to go to the bathroom.  His bladder just isn’t strong enough to get him through and he is now sleeping heavily through the night.  Well, there are worse things then wearing a night diaper at age two.  Many kids his age aren’t potty trained yet, and I must say I’m enjoying my sleep.  At first Blake was pretty upset with having to wear the diaper, but he definitely prefers not waking up soaked in his pee.  He is still very excited when he has a dry night too.

Sometimes he wakes up from a nap pretty crabby too.

Most of the time he also just wants to cuddle when he wakes up from a nap.  Generally if he’s crabby it’s because he has to pee and doesn’t want to go or is hungry and wants to keep cuddling which annoys him.

Since he wakes first most of the time {and falls asleep first} he’s usually rearing to go when Maddie wakes up for her after nap cuddle.

My 365 project is going very well.  I’ve been taking images every day for it, but I haven’t organized them to share yet.  Here is an image of me.  When we got out of the car the other day I was piling stuff into my arms, on my head and Madison needed a walking standing cuddle into the house.  As I was dumping everything, including Maddie, onto the couch I caught a glimpse of my gangsta looking double hat.  It’s awesome to have a camera that will take such clear images in such a dark bathroom with low wattage lights!

Guy is enjoying his new position at work, and even though he is technically gone more it feels like we have him around a lot more.  He works additional off duty hours pretty much every week and is working 5 days instead of 4 on 4 off.  I love how Madison greets him almost every time she sees him come home from work.  She gets very excited often jumping up and down yelling, “My Daddy’s home,”  repeatedly or some variation of that statement. He loves it and will definitely miss these greetings when the kids grow out of them.

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  1. Glad Blake is getting the breathing treatments- I remember us talking about how we thought he must have asthma over a year ago.
    Also just so you know all of my kids still get excited when their dad gets home from work.

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