Monday, June 30, 2008

Busy Baby!

First off I just want to say thanks to everybody who gave me great advice and made me feel like being a mother of 2 is going to be so fun!! Well despite the fact that our pool has been closed this ENTIRE week, we've managed to find some really fun things to do! Of course we had play class again this morning! It was so much fun! Eden just loves going and singing and clapping and finding all the new fun things to play on! She's getting so good at walking along things and standing herself up! It's so exciting to see her grow and figure things out!! We went to the park yesterday and Eden had a great time swinging with Daddy and going on the slide! Daddy even tried a new trick with her...he hung her from the monkey bars and she actually held on!!! It was pretty scary but she did it! She mist have learned from her boyfriend Dax, he's an old pro!!! And since the pool is closed, and it gets so hot here, we decided to go and get our pool! The kids weren't thrilled in the beginning but they ended up having a really fun time! Eden kept Jumping up so high and splashing down so the water got everywhere! She loved it! I had to get some time in there myself because I was SO hot!! We've been having a blast out here with everybody! I'm getting so excited because I leave for Canada on Saturday to see my family for a big Gallup family reunion! I am SO excited to see my family!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Halfway There!!!

Well I'm halfway there! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going. As it gets closer and closer to meeting this new little girl, I get more excited but also a little more nervous! It's going to be so different being a mother of 2 children! I feel so blessed to be able to have 2 children, but I keep questioning my abilities as a mother! And I feel a little guilty because I'm so sad that it's not going to be just Eden and I that terrible? I am SO happy that we're having another baby but I just hope I can be the same kind of mother I am to Eden, to 2 babies! I know it will all work out how it's supposed to but I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed! Is this normal? These feelings don't take away from the fact that I cannot wait to have two little girls! They are going to be best friends! I can't wait! Eden is going to be such a great big sister! I can't wait to see her in action!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Eden goes to Play Class!

So my good friend V decided that we needed to find more things to do with the babies out here, so she found this really cool program that offers all kinds of fun classes for kids all different ages! For Eden's age they have this fun play class where the kids get to learn to ride on things, throw things, balance, all kinds of neat things. They play with a parachute, blow bubbles, sing songs. It was so much fun! It was even more fun that Christian was able to come with us to do it! Eden had so much fun! There were quite a few other kids in the class so she got to interact with a bunch of other kids! I just think it's so fun to get her out doing things and not just stuck in the house with boring mommy's playing with the same toys all day! I'm so happy we found such a fun place to take the kids to! Here are some cute pics from the class this morning! I uploaded a whole album on facebook if you want to see more pics.
Here's Eden rolling with the class
Eden and daddy singing a song
Eden and Mommy
Having fun on the parachute
Clapping and singing
It was so much fun! We can't wait for next week!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

So I've been having trouble feeding Eden lately. I think it's mostly because she's been really sick, but today I tried to feed her some fruit that she really likes, and she would not let me put it in her mouth! So I got up and was going to take it to the fridge and she was reaching for it like she wanted it! So I tried to give her a bite and she would not take it from me! So finally I tried to just give her the spoon. She was SO excited! So I put the bowl in front of her and put the spoon in and helped her take a bite! She loved it! She ate almost half the bowl by herself! I couldn't believe it! She's never done that before! I was so surprised! She did so good! She's growing up so fast! I posted a video on Facebook because once again, I could not upload to blogger. I'm getting really tired of not being able to put videos on here! So if you wanna see the video click here. Here are some pics!

Here is my sick baby! Her temp has been so high and she just has been very lethargic! She sits with me and watches a movie! She's so cuddly! I kind of like it! She never cuddles with mommy so it's nice with I get a little love from her! She is feeling so much better though! Her temp was down ALL day today! And she was so happy! It's nice having my sweet little Eden back! I just love her!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eden loves her Uncle Cameron!

Well I posted this picture on my blog already but I just had to do a page with it because it was so cute! Eden has always had a special thing for her Uncle Cam. She gets so excited every time she sees him! She just loves him!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kansas City here we come...and go!

The Rodee Family had a family reunion in Kansas City, Mo this past weekend so Christian and I loaded up the car and went on a road trip! It was so much fun! It was a seven hour drive and Eden did great! She didn't want to sleep that much so one of us had to be in the back to play with her, but Christian didn't mind taking a break from driving to hang out with her! It's so nice when he gets time to do things with her! Well we hadn't seen Christian's family since we moved out to Indy so we were so excited. I was really hoping Eden would remember her Gramsy and Papa, since she'd been acting so clingy to me the past few weeks. She went right to them when we got there!! No hesitation! And she pretty much stayed with them all weekend! She just loves her gramsy and papa! And she LOVES her Uncle Cameron! She always has! Here's a picture Marg took of them, look how Eden is looking at Cam! Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen! 
Friday night we just hung out with Christian's immediate family and a couple aunts and uncles and ordered Chili's to go. The activities started Sat. We all got up and had a GREAT complimentary breakfast and then met with the whole family to do family pictures! It was a little chaotic but it was so nice to get together with everyone. Eden was pretty tired from being up so late the night before! After pictures we went and had a luncheon and then Eden had to go down for a nap! So Christian stayed in the room with her and took a nap too. Brittney, Morgan, Gracie and I went and did a little photo shoot with Gracie! She is SO cute! When she cooperated she was on fire!! She did this Pretty Princess pose and it was probably the cutest thing! After pictures they showed a video they took of Bob, Christian's Grandpa, and his brother just talking about their parents and growing up! It was so cool! Watching it, I felt like I was really proud to be part of such a neat family! I wish Christian could have seen it!
When Eden woke up she was a little warm but I didn't think anything of it. We decided it was Eden's turn to do a little photo shoot! She was not being very happy at all, but we managed to get a few good pics! Which I guess is all you need! She was not giving us very good smiles at all! Here are some pics we got!

We even got a really cute one of Eden and Gracie! Look how sweet they are! Eden is sharing her flower! It's so cute!!!After the pictures everyone just kind of visited and then we decided to go to Cheesecake factory! Yum!! Eden was starting to feel very warm by this point and I realized, she was not feeling well! Christian and I had to cut our dinner short and go get eden some medicine and a thermometer. By the time we got back to the hotel, Eden's temp was at 102! I was kind of freaking out a bit, because she has never had a fever that high ever! Luckily Dave's cousin was a nurse and she said not to worry unless it got to 105 and just to keep giving her medicine and keep her cool. So I watched her and checked on her all night and her temp went down and then came back up. She was sick. I felt so bad because it was our last day with Rodee's and she was not herself! So we spent the last few hours just hanging out. It was so nice to be with everyone, even if it was only for a couple days! We just love Christian's family! We're both so blessed to come from great families! It was sad to leave but we only have a couple more months in Indy! So we packed the car up and headed out for another seven hours! I was pretty worried because Eden was so sick, but she actually did really well. She was just very tired. Christian and I love to listen to Books an CD while we're driving so we got through a couple of those on the way up and back! It was nice just being with him. All in all, it was such a fun weekend, even though Eden got sick! It's just nice to be with familY!! It made me so excited for my family reunion in July up in canada!

Monday, June 16, 2008

To the Father's in my life!

I know this is a day late but I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all the father's in my life. First to my husband...I don't know where I'd be without you. You have changed and completed my life in more ways than you know. You are the most amazing father to our daughter. She loves you so much. I couldn't ask for a better man to raise my children and to live forever with. I love you more than words can say! To my, you have always been there, no matter how hard I made it for you! You are truly a great example of what a man should be like. You have more love than almost anyone I know. I love you. To my father-in-law...Since your family has come into my life I have never known more joy! The way you've raised your children is a true testament to the kind of man you are. Thank you for loving me and accepting me into your family like I was your own daughter! I am so blessed to be a a part of your family. I love you.
I feel so lucky to have so many wonderful men in my life.
A Father means so many things...
A understanding heart,
A source of strength and of support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too
A Father means so many things
When he's a man like you...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

IT'S A....

GIRL!!!!!! We're having another baby girl! Can you believe it? Eden's going to have a little sister! We are just so excited! Christian is a little sad he didn't get his boy, but he's really excited for Eden! She is going to be best friends with this new baby! We are just so happy! We got to see our little girl moving around like crazy in our ultrasound today! We just love her already! Here's a picture of her pretty little profile!
Here is where we KNOW it's a girl!!
Me and Eden just so excited for our little girl to get here!
We got a 3D ultrasound today and I tried to put pictures up but blogger again is being difficult for me! So I'll have to put them up another time. The 3D pictures are a little weird because the baby is still so little and doesn't have a lot of fat on her body but we can tell she's going to be beautiful! We are just so happy and feel so blessed that we're going to be adding another healthy beautiful little girl to our family! We can't wait for our new addition to arrive!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Finally a new page!!!

Well to go along with all the cute pictures from this weekend I finally sat my butt down and scrapped a page! Can you believe it's been so long? I can't! I think once you get out of the habit of doing it, just like anything, it's hard to start up again, even if it is something you absolutely love to do! I really had fun doing this page! Hopefully I can make myself put some time aside to do more!

Little Surfer, Little Surfer Girl!

Since Sunday is the only day Christian has off work, we always try to do something fun so he can spend good quality time with Eden! So this Sunday after church we had a BBQ and slip n' slide party!! It was so much fun! The Elder's, The Barnette's, The Leatherberry's, Uncle Braun, Travis Pack, and The Delguidice's all brought our own food and sun block and had a picnic! It was a beautiful, and hot, day so while the boys cooked the food Jackie, Savannah, Me and eden went over to the pool to cool off! When we got back the slip n' slide was all full and the food was ready! So we all ate and chatted and the boys played with the skimboard that came with the slip n' slide. Since it was so hot we put all the babies, Aiya, Savannah, Daxton and Eden, in the little wading part of the slip n' slide. While they were playing, the boys got this fun idea to try and make Daxton ride the skimboard! So they put him on top and he was loving it. They shot him across the slip n' slide and he totally rode the board! It was so funny!!! The guys were loving it! Eden was laughing so hard every time Daxton came flying back to where we were sitting! So we thought maybe she wanted to try it! So Christian put her on the board and she was a natural! She LOVED it! She was a little unsure at first laying on the board but she totally got the hang of it! We then tried to put Daxton and Eden on together and it worked a couple of times, just enough to get a cute picture!! I took some video too, but since Blogger loves to give me a hard time, and NEVER lets me upload my video's on here, (does anyone else have the problem?), I uploaded a video of Eden riding the waves to my Facebook account if any of you want to see! Try to ignore my annoying mommy voice!! So after the fun and excitement of the slip n' slide, and let me tell you, the boys had their fun, only a couple of injuries, we all headed over to the pool and played until the boys got into an intense game of Marco Polo! They love that game!! It was such a fun, family day! I love it when we get our daddy for the whole day! He didn't even have to take one work call or check one text message!!! It was so much fun! We are so lucky to be out here with so many of our closest friends! It's so fun for eden to have friends she can play and laugh with! She just loves her friends, especially Daxton! Every time she sees him she gets so excited and she can even say his name! Isn't that cute? Well enjoy the pics and go see the video of my little surfer girl!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Shout out for Kylie!

So my friend Kylie has started a new business online, it's called Lulu Bracelets and Bows! She is so talented and I love her stuff! It's Bracelets and Bows for your cute little girls! She has some great stuff and it's really well priced. My favorite is the Tutti Fruiti Bracelet!! I can't wait to get one for Eden! So go check out her website here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

It's zoo time!!!

Well we finally had a nice day here in Indy so we got to take Eden to the zoo for her first time!!! I knew she was going to like it but we were shocked at how much she loved it! The first place we went to was the Ocean area, so where all the fishes and polar bears, and sharks!! We walked in and put Eden up to the glass and she started saying 'WOW' so loud! It was the funniest thing! She kept saying it over and over, the whole time we were at the zoo! Every animal we got to see pretty close she just said 'Wow, wow, wow'. She just had SO much fun! And Christian and I had the best time just being there with her! It was so awesome to see her just love it! There was an area where you could touch a shark...ahh...but Christian wanted her to touch one, so he put her hand in the water and she actually touched a shark! I was so scared the whole time, but Eden loved it! Everyone couldn't believe how funny Eden was being! It was so much fun to be there with all of our friends and their kids! We're lucky to have such wonderful friends!
This was her face the WHOLE day! She loved it!

Jackie and Savannah with me and Eden by the giraffes!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Indy Fun!

So here are a few pictures from our first few weeks in Indy! Blogger is being a little difficult so hopefully I'll be able to get all the pictures on here! Ok so I"m tired of trying to get pictures on here! Here are a couple just from the other day down at the pool! Isn't Eden so cute in her Bikini?? Thanks Aunt Brittney! I can't wait to put our pictures from the zoo one here! Eden was SO cute! She loved it! Hopefully I'll have more luck tomorrow getting pictures on here! I'm going to bed!!