Friday, December 16, 2011

Soldier's Silent Night.wmv

Get out your tissue box. This is a good one! I'm thankful we get to spend this Christmas with Michael, but thinking of all my friends whose husbands are away serving. May God bless them this Christmas season! Also pray for this guy. I believe he was a classmate of Matthew's.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Check out G-unit. Yesterday i think i left my brain in bed. I thought a christmas party started an hour later than it did and i served spaghetti and stuffing balls thinking they were meat balls. Not my best dinner. The pillsbury bread sticks couldn't even redeem it.
Evie had her 4 mth shots this morning. She was a trooper...barely even cried. Those chunky thighs are good for something! Block leave officially starts tomorrow when Michael gets home. Amen! No army business till jan 4th. And we head to NY on Tuesday. I.cant. wait!! I have this dinner cooking right now. Do yourself a favor and make it sometime. It's delish. Pretty much anything with corn bread involved is awesome.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

4 Months!

Happy FOUR mths to my lil' chunkerface! We love you SOOOOO much Evinator!
 You are the most beautiful baby girl! My own little pink baby :)

 We like to be matchy-matchy
Currently Evie is:
-sucking on her hands, burp cloths, and daddy's fingers. Will absolutley NOT take a pacifier.
-grabbing at toys either above or next to her
-cooing, smiling and laughing
-staying awake longer between feedings...1-2 hrs now.
-kicks up her legs and rolls from side to side ocassionally. Hasn't completely rolled yet...she will if you give her a finger for help.
-Started on solids. We've tried rice cereal mixed with pumped milk the last few mornings. She did better today than yesterday. She smiles through the whole feeding and spits out most of what you shove in with a spoon. We think she actually swallowed some today because she didn't fuss afterwards.
-not crazy about hats or matter how hard i try to arrange them on her head properly, she'll have that sucker down over her eyes in a matter of mins. Hoods too.
-wonderful sleeper. Sleeps a solid 9-10 hrs a night and usually takes 3 or 4 naps a day. Go babywise! Seriously if you're having trouble getting your baby to that book. It's SUPER helpful and encouraging.
-has the most delightful disposition! She's just a pleasure to be around. We fight over who gets to hold her!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

the latest

 Yesterday was interesting. Tuesday is story time at the on-post library so i got off the phone with my mom to get myself dressed and feed Evie. Was about 20 mins till story time began so naturally i was running behind and hustling to get Gabe ready and Evie strapped in her car seat. Then (as is usually the case when i'm  late) Evie did a massive blowout! Were talking a level-ten wiper people. So i get her all changed and cleaned, rush to get Gabe in his booster seat when i realize the booster seat is in the truck. Which Michael took to work. I debate for a good five mins about just buckling him in and going over but NO, i did not. Too many MPs around this post. With my luck i'd get a big old ticket. Bummer. No story time for us. So i decide well the kids are all bundled up lets go for a walk. I go to put the shock collars on the dogs and their not charged. Dangit! Fail again. So we had to un-bundle ourselves and wait 20 mins for the collars to charge. Finally everyone was ready  and in the car (yes i drove gabe across the busy street with no booster, call the mom-police) and we took a walk at Ironhorse park  in the 20 degree weather. I was the only hardcore dog-walker out there. Gabe was rockin' his snowsuit and Evie was cocooned in many layers of blankets in her car seat. She promptly fell asleep.
 Here's a convo from our walk:
Gabe: "Mommy don't walk in snow. It's swippery. Mommy no walk in snow, it's swippery. Mommy no walk in snow, it's swippery. I get down now mommy. I go in snow".
Me "Okay gabe, i'm trying not to walk in the snow. You need to ride in the stroller right now".
Gabe: "Mommy go fast. You going slow Mommy."
Me: "Well Gabe you and Evie are heavy. I'm trying to walk as fast as i can".
"Mommy look over dere. Dere's bunny rabbit right dere! Right dere in garden!"
"Wow Gabe good eye! I don't think that's a bunny rabbit though. Maybe it's a praire dog or a ground hog. What do you think it is?"
 "Umm, probably dats a cow."
"I don't think that's a cow. It's too little to be a cow".
 "Oh. Probably dats a horse den."
 "No, it's too little to be a horse."
 "Oh. probably dats a praire dog. or maybe a groundhog. wet's go in park mommy. wet's go in park. You did a whole walk mommy. good job mommy! good job walking in park! "

He's a good motivator. And he talks the ENTIRE walk :)

pic from our hike a few weeks ago. Evie's first hike! I think everyone should hike in footie pajamas

 Gabe playing in the park today. He loves to pick up sticks and "clean" the snow.
 Gang's all here.
 Cutieface. She's into sucking on cloth things. She loves to grab burp clothes and suck on them. And she chews on her hands constantly.

Hi Mommy! This is my second outfit after another stage-10 blowout this morning! She's keeping me in the laundry business..yesterday she had 2 massive ones.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


 Some big happenings in the Nulk house. And no, I'm not preggo again. But there will be NO MORE BLONDE JOKES this year. I decided to go back to my natural color. Ahnika already beat me to the punch, but i had been planning on ending highlighting for awhile. Just needed the opportunity (aka Nulkie home to watch the kiddos) to spend 3 hrs in the salon. Anyways here's the result.
 Michael calls this my mirror face.
 My fav accessory
I also got side-swept bangs again. I've been blonde for so long sometimes it freaks me out when i look in the mirror, like wow I'm really greasy today. Oh wait, i dyed my hair back to my "natural" color...whatever that means after 10 years of highlighting and sun-in. But i'm pretty happy with it. No more ugly roots.

 just finished lunch. mmmm

 In other news, Nulkie made a the MAC family. He picked up a Macbook pro this weekend. I have to say, it's pretty BA Baracas. Our other HP crapped out and Nulkie needed a newbie for deployments and whatnot.We feel so posh now.
 The gabe-be-good face by Daddy.