October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Jackson's 2nd Halloween was a success, he even kept his dinosaur hat on for a few minutes!  Our neighborhood had a Halloween Parade / Carnival on Sunday and we did a little trick-or-treating tonight on our street.  Jackson was not sure about it...  I guess he knows not to take candy from strangers.
Please let me push my own wagon, I got places to be...

Ok, I will let my dad pull me as long as he wears the hat...

Roooaarrr, trick or treat!

 What? Your having another piece...

 Sneaky mama, I know she is trying to get me to go to bed so she can eat my candy!

October 27, 2011

pumpkin patch

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Can we pleasseeee get this big pumpkin?

 Whew, pumpkin rolling is hard work.

 Don't have time for pictures mom...

 OK OK one picture, send this one to my aunts, they will love it. 

October 26, 2011


Fall means time for baking.  Pregnant means baking simply for yourself.  But tomorrow I am going to shower (atleast rinse off), put on something decent and head over to a 'girl's night.'  They promised to have decaf coffee so I promised to bring dessert.  I have narrowed it down to the following -

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Reese's Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pie
Chocolate Coca Cola Cake
Kentucky Derby Pie

Any favorites?  It is time to put on my gray sweatpants and get busy.

October 24, 2011

17 months

My sweet baby Jackson is turning into a little boy.  A little boy that loves to mimic everything we do.  He is constantly telling me something very important, even though I have no idea what he is saying.  He thinks everything is funny and will even give me a fake laugh when he doesn't know what is going on.  He is big into puzzles and getting pretty good at them.  He loves his books and has a nice long routine of reading atleast 8 of them before he goes to bed.  He would stay outside and play all day long if we would let him.  He loves his mama and dada almost as much as he loves to suck his thumb and twirl his hair.  I love him more than I ever could ever imagine.

October 21, 2011


Jackson and I both took our first trip to the State Fair yesterday.  Yep my parents never wanted to go because it was a waste of money...  Mmm hmmm, you see who took Jackson yesterday, atleast they let me join them!
 Please this ride is not even that scary...

 BAALLL... Jackson proudly won himself a ball 

Whoa, now this slide is a little bit bigger than the one at the park!

October 19, 2011


I thought this blog post was pretty funny and right on the money for our family.  How Sleep Trained Us.  Jackson definitly trained me, I still wake up around 2am every single night but now I can use the bathroom and go back to sleep without anyone noiticing...

October 18, 2011

due dates

Today I had my 20-week ultrasound appointment and the due date of baby boy #2 was officially moved up a week.  We are talking March 2, 2012!  The doctor said they do not like to change 'due dates' but there was too much of a difference in what he was measuring in the ultrasound to what was my 'original due date.'  He is growing as fast as his big brother and his mama!  He looked cute as ever, in a squished alien skinny head sort of way.  I am amazed at how much he has already developed in such a short time.  Jackson still does not know what is going on.  What he does know is that my belly button is starting to stick out and it is ohh so funny to poke it.

And since I am a whole week ahead of what I thought, I promptly came home and ate a row of oreos.  I am pretty sure that 'whip' has crack in it.

October 15, 2011

20 weeks

Half way there! That is super exciting and super panicky all at once.  Some days I smile at the thought of two wild munchkins ruling my life and other days I wonder what the hell we were thinking.  I think my days of being somewhat organized and a little tidy are dwindling away.  But then again they were pretty much over when I married Charlie...  Bring on the chaos!

October 13, 2011

4 years!

Today Charlie and I are celebrating our Anniversary!  Four years of Happily Ever After, cheesy but oh so true.  He is still sweeping me off my feet...

October 12, 2011


Who is the first one at the table for COOKIE CAKE at his Aunt Emily's Birthday party?  Someone has a sweet tooth like their mama. 
Looking extra cute in his tractor outfit, see he doesn't just wear jerseys and superman shirts all the time...

 Someone photo-bombed the Carinci's family photo... got caught sneaking some icing!

October 11, 2011


You know how kids have their 'thing' when they are little?  Mine was baby dolls and Charlie's was Dumbo, naturally.  Well Jackson's 'thing' is his mom, but he is also loving dinosaurs.  His favorite book is How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?  We have been reading it constantly for a good 10 months now.  We all have it memorized, including Jackson.  Before I turn the page to 'Does a dinosaur roooarrr?' Jackson already does his 'roar,' which is more like a super quick growl.  But what we just discovered is Dinosaur Train on PBS.  I now walk around singing 'Dinosaur traiinnn' all day long...

October 8, 2011

sleepy head

I dare even type this as I don't want to jinx anything.  I think we have gotten Jackson to sleep through the night AND go back to sleep on his own when he wakes up.  I mean it only took 16 months?!  This is something I will definitly try and be better about with baby number 2.  All it takes is some time, patience and a little routine - all of which I lack.  We had a few painful nights of letting him cry it out, but it really did get shorter and shorter each time.  We have been reading books every night while he drinks his milk and then putting him in his crib.  We try and do it around 8:30, but it kind of depends on when he naps, or if he naps.  Yep, now we just have to work on a nap routine!

Oh crap, I think my mom just tricked me into taking a nap! 

October 6, 2011

the office

Does anyone still watch The Office? It is a great show to watch as I mold into my regular 'i am pregnant' ice cream eating routine at night.  To my delight Breyers is buy one get one right now and Pam is pregnant with her second baby! I feel ya Pam...

“I used to be young and cute and moderately funny and people liked me and they’d say hey that where’s that receptionist she’s pretty cool and now I’m just a fat mom.”

At least Pam hasn't cut off all of her hair yet.  :)  This pregnancy has been exactly like it was with Jackson.  I have been feeling really well these past 19 weeks.  I was tired at the beginning and my back hurt but it always does so I can't even blame that on the baby.  I have already started my dosage of Zantac for some serious heartburn.  Looks like baby boy #2 may have a head of hair like Jackson.  I will embrace any aches and pains for a healthy baby.  My heart still overwhelms with joy every time I feel a little flutter kick in there.  The second time around is just as amazing as the first.

October 3, 2011

It's a...

BOY!  We had an ultrasound to find out if Jackson will have a little sister or brother and NO doubt about it, a brother!!  Jackson went with us but definitly has no idea what is going on.  He was a lot more interested in putting things in and out of the 'hazardous do not touch container' and sticking q-tips in his ear - atleast it was his ear.  I think he may have a difficult time sharing his 'MAHHH' but being the helper copy-cat that he already is I am sure he will learn quickly!
Fall is here, finally I am not so sweaty!