Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Other News!

On Sunday, my cousin’s girlfriend gave birth to a little girl!

Jacquelyn McKenzie
7 lbs 12 oz
19 inches long

So last night after work, Hunter and I made a trip to Jeff City to meet the new baby. But before heading over there, we stop off at the new Wal-Mart. Which I would like to point out….it is awesome! First of all there is like no one there and you practically park right in front of the door. Everything is so new, clean and organized. As we were walking in, I thought “Damn, I have to pee!” and with that a million things starting going thru my mind…”What do I do with Hunter?” “I can’t take my cart in there” “I’m not going to set him on the floor” “Do I keep him on my lap as I tinkle?” Seriously….what do you do!

So as I walked into the bathroom carrying Hunter on my hip, I began strolling past all of the empty stalls deciding that the handicap stall would be best for juggling a toddler as I was trying to take care of business. Anyway, as I went to open the stall door…THERE IT WAS! It was like the gates of heaven opened and a bright light came shinning down with the sound of harps playing in the background. They had a plastic chair (similar to the changing tables in bathrooms) that was bolted to the wall for you to strap your kid into as you went to the bathroom. How freaking awesome is that!!!!!!!! You know it is the little things in life, but this made my day. And because of that I had to take a picture!

Anyway, Thank you Mister Toilet Stall toddler chair/holder inventor!

Ok enough with the bathroom talk! We finally made it over to see baby Jacquelyn. Oh my goodness she is so tiny and cute. Erik is going to be such a great daddy, he just grinned ear to ear the whole time we were there. He was so proud of her and was not afraid to jump in there and change her diaper! It was so crazy to see Hunter next to her. I can’t believe that at Hunter’s smallest he was almost 3lbs less than her, but I know his head was never that small! No offense Hunter, you were just blessed with a large head! Hunter had a great time being in a new place and meeting new people. It wasn’t until we were getting ready to leave that he had had enough. But now I know why, we didn’t even make it onto the Highway and he was asleep. Ah good times!

Weekend Recap!

On Saturday I had to work at the bank, but shortly after I returned home my Dad and Step-Mom Denise pulled up from Omaha, NE. We haven’t seen them since before Christmas and in return they haven’t seen Hunter since before Christmas. Boy has this kid change since then, not only is he 3 times the size but is mobile and extremely active. We had a great time just hanging around the house and catching up on things. Hunter loaded up on toys from Grandma and Grandpa as well. He really loves this toy gumball machine that pops out balls for him to play with. Now there are balls scattered all over the living room and at times I find them in random places around the house. That evening we went to Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla for supper. This was the first time we had ever been there. It was so good, but really expensive! I loved their endless salad and breadsticks! I don’t know what there salad dressing is, but it is wonderful! Because it was my birthday a few days prior, they brought me out a bowl of ice cream with a lit candle in it. Thank goodness they did not sing to me! All in all, it was wonderful! Sunday before Dad and Denise had to leave, we went to the Knights of Columbus picnic they were having in Vienna. They were serving Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork. After filling ourselves full, Dad and Denise headed back to Omaha. But not before them delivering me their Bow Flex! I am so excited about this. They have had this Bow Flex in their basement for awhile and they haven’t been using it because they have joined a gym instead. So I volunteered to take it off of their hands! I am really excited because since Hunter was born I had to cancel my gym membership. So now I have practically have a gym in my house! Thank you guys so much!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

No, this isn't my cake but I saw it online and thought it was cute!