Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What was I thinking?!?!

Yesterday I took the kiddos to the library. I've been talking with the boys about this for a while - getting them ready. We talked about the library rules - especially about being quiet, and talking about BORROWING books. We have a lot of books at our house. It's often a special reward - a new book. However, books don't always survive - especially with Briley. I wanted to make sure they really understood how important it was to take extra special care of these books since they aren't ours and we have to take them back so others can read them too.
I reviewed all the rules on the way there. However the quiet part DID NOT seem to sink in with Briley. The library was full over 40-50 people there when we entered. I quickly made my way to the children's section - I knew I had to make it fast before someone - Briley- lost it. She was in the stroller - not her favorite place.
We quickly found books, and then I decided to push my luck and head to the adult books for one for myself. What was I thinking? The rows there were close. Close enough that little Miss Briely could quickly reach over and remove books - on both sides! Instant mess. I just grabbed a close book, prayed it would be worth my time, and headed up front. I had promised Brock he could get his own card now that he is 5, so I had to move over to a small table in the middle of the library to fill out his form. That's when Briley lost it. She had had enough, and with the stroller no longer moving - she wanted out NOW. I realized then that we were hitting the terrible 2's a bit early, as she screamed, arched and swung with all her might to get out of the stroller. Of couser everyone in the entire library was staring at me... at the four of us. This set Dane off as well. What was I thinking?!? Next time I think little Miss Bri will need to stay home with her Grandma - I am not putting myself through that again.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Friday:)

Out Little Performer

Thursday night, Brock's preschool had their Spring Performance. Each class sang a song, and they all joined together for the finale to do two songs together. Brock's class sang Some Kind Of Wonderful... and Brock had a solo:) He was so cute, and so proud of himself. He practiced and practiced. I asked him if he was nervous and he said no - he LOVED it. I think he's going to be quite the singer like his Dad:)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Canaan's yummy shower

On Tue. my girlfriends that I get together with for girls night out each month (girls I've been friends with since we were kids) threw Canaan and I a little shower with some of my close family members. It was so sweet and yummy:) They had tons of my favorite treats - chocolate fondue with strawberries, angel food cake, brownies, bananas, cookies, apples caramel, M&M's... great, I'm hungry again:) Anyways, we had it earlier than usual because poor Corinne is now on bed rest - this was her last BIG Night out:) Thank you so much girls:) it was so sweet and so yummy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Middle Name

I think we've got it. After much discussion and many possibilities I think we've figured out Canaan's middle name... Jace!

Jace means God is my salvation:)

Canaan Jace Hartz

Mother's Day

My husband was a complete ROCK STAR this Mother's day. He Totally spoiled me. A few weeks ago he asked what I wanted, and I told him we really needed a new stroller. After three years with this double, and many accidents later, it was time to replace it. I showed him online what I was hoping for, and I was thrilled by the idea of getting a new one for Mother's day. However, he didn't stop there. He had each of the kids get me a new pair of shoes. First, new work out shoes - which is my way of survival (when I'm not pregnant). I really do love working out, even if it's just in the family room floor while my kids climb all over me, and my old work out shoes where getting pretty pathetic. The ones he picked out are soo cute too (pink and gray). Then, he got me a new pair of reef flip-flops with arch support. I live in flip-flops, and last week at church I feel - I was in 4 inch heels (I was still trying to look sexy even 5 months pregnant). However, I was carrying Briley, and the diaper bag, and my ankle rolled and down I went. I held Briley, so I couldn't block my fall with my hands, and my knees took the brunt of it. I think it scared my husband pretty bad - so no more heels for me:( Anyways, the third pair was a new pair of Ugg slippers. The best part of these though, was his surprise present that went with them....

He had a hospital gown made for me to match! That's right, he went and bought zebra and pink fabric all by himself, he took it to my seamstress, and had her make me a hospital gown for when Canaan is born. He even had her make a matching scrunchie!! Of course I cried:) He made sure it had velcro shoulders and all so I could nurse easily in the hospital!!

How in the heck am I ever going to come up with something that is even close to as sweet for Father's Day?!?!?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Corinne's Shower

So here are a few pictures from Corinne's shower. Sorry they aren't very good. I was not one of the assigned photographers, so I only shot a few before we got started. As soon as I get a few of the good ones from Corinne, I'll post those too.

What a week!#&^*!!

So, Saturday was Corinne's Triplet shower. It turned out great, she looked beautiful and we had over 100 people show:) I'll post pics in a bit. I'm just so excited for her:)That day was a long time coming, and I had a hard time holding back my happy tears:)

The week leading up to the shower was a tough one though. There was alot to do, but thank goodness I had so much help - that wasn't the problem. The problem... flu and hormones. Briley and Dane both came down with the flu - yes running from both ends. It finally got to the point were I considered just setting them in the tub naked so I could keep rinsing them down (I didn't actually do that, but after sooooo many soiled clothes....)

Then the hormones - mine that is... I've had a really hard time this pregnancy. I've never struggled like this before. It started with constant anxiety - my heart was always racing, then that lead to a few weeks of real depression (for no good reason - things are going great, but I just wanted to curl up and have a good long cry - again for no real reason). Thank God I knew it was just crazy, so I could keep talking through the crazy feelings with my husband, who for some reason seems to think it's kind of funny. I never struggled with these kind of emotions with any of my other pregnancies. And now, I'm having HORRIBLE heart burn that is literally keeping me up most of the night!!!!

I'm usually not too emotional of a person. I usually don't cry very often, but lately..... it quite often - multiple times a day. Happy tears, sad tears... what ever!! We were joking about it with my family yesterday, and of course there goes the water works. Almost the entire church service (By the time it was over I don't think I had any makeup left on) the worst part, sometimes I'm just crying, and I have no idea why and I can't stop (like during church). My mom and Bobby couldn't stop laughing, which didn't help.

So, to sum this all up - I think I'm loosing it!!! Please pray I can pull through this with my sanity in tack!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Brock's Birthday:)

I've kind of been missing in action on my blog - things have just been too busy to blog - sorry. This past weekend, we had Brock's 5th birthday party. I CAN"T believe he's already 5!!! How is this possible?!?! Anyways, we had a great time - thank God it didn't rain. Here are a few pictures of his big day:)