I'm going to Chamber Institute, which is a four year program (this will be my third year). Each year falls on our wedding anniversary and this year I'll miss spending JM's first Father's Day with him. This makes me very sad. So John Michael, since I can't be with you on Father's Day or our three year wedding anniversary, I'll tell you what I love about you and why you make me so happy:
- It is extremely important to you to work as hard as you possibly can to provide for your family.
- You are smitten with Ryder. At least once a day I hear you mutter under your breath "Gosh, I love that baby," and "Is that not the cutest baby you've ever seen?" Seriously, at least once a day.
- When I ask you to get me something from the other room when we're already in bed, 95% of the time you will :)
- Every day when you get home from work, you and Ryder go outside to check the tomatoes and watermelon in your garden.
- You don't hold a grudge for more than a minute, you can get over things so easily. I wish I was like that.
- You call me 100 times a day.
- You iron your own clothes and have never asked me to do it (not sure why).
- You watch chick flicks and girly shows with me, sometimes even the ones you hate. But it's a good thing you love a few of my favorties: Kendra, Desperate Housewives, The Hills, Girls Next Door (old cast). I won't go on in order to save you from any further humiliation.
- You like to cook, you like to read and you are athletic.
- Your hair always smells good.
- You are really smart and really good at math.
- You gave me some really great in-laws.
- You help out so much with household chores.
- You got me a second wedding band for my "push present."
- YOU SURPRISED ME WITH A HTC HERO YESTERDAY!!!
The makeup. Mostly designer Walmart of course.
The electronics. Ryder's keys and my iPhone (hold your laughter).
Knick Knacks. Teething Tablets for a teething baby. Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer in the scent of Japanese Cherry Blossom, please and thank you. A ponytail holder/hider of the molly (for you Jamie). Weird gum flavor that JM bought, stinks to me, I don't chew it. G-2 pen for my lists. Infant Ibuprofin, again for a teething baby.
Paper products. Receipts from my favorite stores, TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Target.
The financials. Fifteen bucks and some change. I'm also the queen of gift cards. Even have 3 more on the way due to American Express points.
To celebrate Ryder's 9 months of life today, we took him for his routine checkup. No shots were involved this time, but only a small prick of the finger. I squeezed his right hand (my mom always did this for us when we got shots, it is supposedly takes your mind off the pain), and waited for the scream. I heard her say something about a bandaid, and next I knew, the procedure (ha) was all over. I was greeted with the sweetest smile when he turned his
His doctor asked if he was taking two naps a day (yes), taking four 6oz bottles a day (yes), eating stage 3 baby foods three times a day (yes), going to sleep around 7 p.m. and sleeping through the night (yes), saying dada (yes... and mama too I added), crawling and pulling up (yes). She said he was on the perfect schedule (thank you Baby Wise). She suggested we ditch the baby tub, which we probably should've done a while back, and to just fill up the tub a shallow amount. I think we'll try that tonight. I told her we had concerns that our new carseat was too wobbly and that he didn't feel strapped in tight enough so she suggested I call our local fire department to check it out. I called the Clin.ton Fire Department and told the lady who I was and she said that yes, we could come by. She must've mentioned it to the chief, because a few minutes later our fire chief called me and said that I must bring it by if there is even a chance his safety is in question, and today at that! Gotta love working for the Chamber and getting personal calls from the chief, right?
John Michael and the canoe crew made it back unharmed late Sunday afternoon and he came home to the following: A vacuumed, swept, mopped and dusted home, clean sheets, washed/dried/folded/put up laundry, an unloaded dishwasher, cooked chicken spaghetti and a cream cheese pound cake, a squeaky clean baby, a fully stocked food cabinet and fridge, 3 huge cans of formula and 2 huge boxes of diapers, and a wife/mommy who was ready to sit back, relax and watch the Daddy/Ryder show. I had a wonderful long weekend of getting in bed by 8 and catching up on my shows, visiting my new baby nephew Tucker in Starkville and lots of one-on-one time with my lil munchkin, but I must admit, I was relieved when I saw those headlights whip into the driveway.