Thursday, May 29, 2008

Henry 6 months

Amy took some GORGEOUS photos of my baby today. Check out her site to the left, Photography by Amy, then client proofs to see them. I'll post some more here on the blog tomorrow.
Thanks, Amy! You're the best :)


I'm back! I can (finally) fit back into my fave women's clothing store, Ann Taylor Loft., albeit the biggest size (14 petite, but it's a comfortable fit). And, thanks to Amy Busch!!!! I had a gift certificate and money to burn! My friend, Jill Kantak, and I went last evening and we had a great time. Eddie playing soccer once a week is definetely working in my favor. He says to me, "you take a day each week too." Retail therapy is a good thing.

We paid for it!

Owen's two hour nap kept him awake until 11:15 pm the next day couple that w/ a 7AM wake up and he was not a happy boy. He came off the bus yesterday saying, "I had a HORRIBLE day." He preceeded to tell me that he got his end of the year test back...the big one...the one that gets passed on to the second grade teachers....the one that in practice he scored a 98-100% each time and he got a 86%! Turns out he was trying to finish up quickly and missed 6 math facts because he added them instead of subtracting them. I'm thinking.....if that makes your day horrible, then you have a pretty nice life :). Anyway, he dwelled on it most of the evening. It completely bummed him out.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

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We spent Memorial Day at our neighbor and good friend's house, the Spindler clan. They had a party celebrating their son, Carson's, third birthday. We had a great time. The weather cooperated and the pool was heated, fun all around. Emmett fell in the deep end (on Eddie's watch...I must add) and I noticed it just as he was climbing out the side. He wasn't scared, so I was thankful for that. But it was a great reminder about how quickly accidents can happen.

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It's official.....

HELL has frozen over. My oldest child took a nap today. I think it's been two years since he's napped. Absolutely unbelievable!

Monday, May 26, 2008

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Owen's turn holding Henry in the bath! Someone tell me how I talk him into getting his hair cut?

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Three little monkeys playing in the bath.....
Henry doesn't mind getting water poured over his head.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Thank you to all the Americans who have risked their lives protecting ours. We are eternally grateful.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Thank God for good teachers!

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Owen has had the best year of school and the most wonderful teacher. Mrs. Kieskowski has really "clicked" w/ Owen. She has pushed him in a way that did NOT happen in kindergarten. He is super excited about school and comes home happy everyday. He talks about things she has taught him constantly. He sings songs she taught. She's absolutely wonderful. And...she's retiring this year. So sad.....Baldwinsville is losing a fabulous teacher!

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Who needs a baby bath tub when you have a big brother who can hold you tight?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My mom's right...yet again.

Look back on the Mother's Day video of Owen and Emmett outside. After watching that my mom called me and said, "Owen is squinting the whole time. Something is wrong w/ his eyes." I didn't think much about it. Today I get a phone call from the school nurse saying Owen didn't pass his eye exam. She said he didn't fail horribly (20 x 40 vision), but he passed last year and their vision sometimes changes around the age of 7. He has a appointment w/ the eye doctor June 5. Stay tuned....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Big Boy

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Henry was 6 months old yesterday (boo hoo). His 6 month appt. was today. He was 16 pounds 9 ounces and 26 1/2 inches. He hasn't gained much weight over the last month. He's only gained a pound and a half in two months. She also said that he was a little behind the curve in developmental milestones i.e. he's not rolling over yet. He went front to back once at four months and never again and he has yet to go back to front. I think he is just such a content baby that he doesn't care about getting any where in a hurry. Owen and Emmett were WAY ahead of the curve in everything (except talking for Owen), so this is a little different. I think he just needs more time :)

6 months old

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

My enchanted object

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Owen's performance of The Beauty and the Beast, through the Syracuse Children's Theatre, was last weekend. Owen was a party guest and an enchanted object (a piece of candy). He had no lines or solos, but still looked awfully cute. It was a trial getting him to go to practice every Sunday. He fougt it every week. Even though, he was the one who originally wanted to do it. Anyway after the last show I said..well you'll never have to go to practice again (oh, btw, he NEVER complained about practicing for The Christmas Carol) and he said, "oh no mom. I want to do it again. It was SO much fun!" UGH!

Lack of updates

Sorry it's been awhile. I'm working more than usual this week and we participated in our annual neighborhood garage sale. Plus, this is my first time since Henry's arrival that I've worked a night shift. I'm writing this at 4:30 AM...only 3 more hours left. WOW! It's more painful then I remembered.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Henry's sick and Eddie lost his job (his dad job)

Henry has ear infection #3 in his short 5.5 months. Poor kiddo. And while I was at work tonight I called home to check on Eddie and the kiddos. He informed me that he let Owen and Emmett (who's 4.5, remember?) ride their scooters down the road to a friend's house. This doesn't sound horrible until I tell you that the house they went to was appx. 6 blocks down the road on the busiest street in our neighborhood. HELLO??? And, my boys had never been to this friends house before. For all we know they could have had a huge gun rack in their entry way. I don't think they do..but still! Can you believe it???? He's fired!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

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Take 1....To every Mother out there, I hope you had a fabulous day. My mom always knows the right thing to say. I think that is one of the "tricks" of being a great mom. I hope someday to master it. May you always have the right words.....

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Final Take

Kaput - part two

Seems our sump pump thought it was a good time to stop working, too. Thankfully, we noticed before the basement flooded. Fun times at the Bauer house.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Eddie's car overheated on the highway today. After making it to the nearest service station, the technicians there think it's something to do w/ the engine (ka-ching!). We were planning on getting a new car soon anyway, because Eddie's car can't handle three car seats so on the days I have to work we have to switch cars. But, it looks like we are going to have to move a little quicker. Eddie's car is currently undriveable, so we are going to try to make it on one car for a while. We are debating the merits on buying vs. leasing for Eddie's car. Suggestions? Eddie's car, while 10 years old, only had 60, 000 miles on it. It will be a low mileage car. Buying a new car is like having my teeth pulled out slowly one by one by a very mean dentist who doesn't believe in anesthetics....

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Playlist yeah or playlist no? Does listening to music while reading my blog irritate you or make you happy :). Thought I would add one since Jessica, Letters from the Homefront (her blog on the left) has one. And, I love listening to it.


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I've forgotten what a mess babies can make while they are eating! Henry is still getting only cereal (but he's had both rice and oatmeal now) once a day. But it sure makes a mess! He likes to feed himself, too. That certainly doesn't help the mess factor.
BTW, thanks Amy Coff and Ellen Bee for the GREAT bibs. They're wonderful.

Dropping game has begun

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Henry is already dropping things and wanting me to pick them up. Check this out!

Good morning!

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Big goals today: getting ready for our neighborhood garage sale (everything must go!) next weekend and raking leaves (still!).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


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Our neighbor, Sheila, had a play date this afternoon and Henry got a chance to ride in her swing. I'd say he liked it. But then again...he's pretty mellow. There's very little he doesn't like.

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Thunder Thighs

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Hey mom,
You asked for a photo of Henry's thighs. Here you go!

Special Day

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I don't mean to be sentimental, but today is a hard day for me. It is Owen's half birthday....7 1/2. My first baby is half way to eight. What makes this harder for me is how very little I remember. I don't know if Henry is our last baby or not, but I'm trying so very hard to memorize him...piece by piece. I stare at him constantly. I want to remember his cheeks, lips, eyes, tongue. I want to always be able to remember his scent, his sounds, his smile. But, I know I won't. I'm sure I did the same w/ Owen. I am positive that while I nursed him...I stared. But, I don't remember. It went so fast. And if I really dwell on it, it makes me overwhelmingly sad. I don't remember.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Making Henry laugh

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Owen has enjoyed Henry much more these last few weeks. Not sure if it's because he's been less busy or if he really loves the way Henry resonds to him. Who knows?
Henry smiles all the time, but doesn't laugh a whole lot. When he does, it's a really small giggle. See if you can catch it in this video. It's interesting. I remember Emmett rarely smiled, but had the best laugh.


I shop for groceries week to week. I make a schedule of what we're having for dinner for the week and I buy those specific ingredients. I rarely have extra ingredients in the pantry. Went to the grocery store today and come out w/ a 300.00 grocery bill!!! Unbelievable! And Henry is not even eating yet......I can't imagine what it's going to cost us when the boys are teenagers. As it is now, they both usually have 3-4 waffles and 2 bowls of cereal every morning for breakfast. And they are so skinny. It must be the nonstop running around. ENERGY!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


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Baby Emmett

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I just came across this photo of Emmett at 5 month. He has so little hair compared to Henry! Not so sure they look alike much anymore....

Friday, May 2, 2008

Eddie's soccer team

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Eddie and a friend who he works w/ have put together a men's (and one girl) soccer team. Tonight was their first practice. Eddie is SO EXCITED! He has lists going of the people who are playing, the positions they are playing, and he has been running every night....getting in shape. He seems to think they are going to be GOOD! I can't wait until their first game starts to really see. AB is sponsoring them and providing shirts, socks, shorts. A lot of my friends hubbies are on the team along w/ some dads from Owen's soccer team, so their games should be a good time. Although, after watching practice last night....I think we better hope for a .500 season. You may notice the cooler in the video. AB provided after practice beverages for all. Oh, and Eddie is in the green shirt.


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It was a family affair. The kids played soccer on a field next to where the dads were practicing. For the next 6 weeks or so, 5/7 days of the week involve evening soccer (CRAZY, eh?). Tuesday, Owen has practice. Wednesday, Owen has practice. Thursday, Eddie has practice. Friday, Owen has games. Saturday, Owen has games. And, before long Eddie will have Wednesday night games, too. Emmett starts in the fall, then I'm really in trouble.

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Watching daddy play soccer

Me and Henry

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At Eddie's soccer practice

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Chunky Monkey

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So, I stood on the scale w/ Henry today and I know it's not completely accurate but it said he was 18 pounds. Can his cheeks get any chunkier and his face any rounder?

Weight loss update (for you Toni and Amy Coff)

Down 35 pounds.....15 more to go. Yeah! Once again, kicking myself. Why did I gain 50 pounds? Now I remember, it was worth every bite :)

Just in case you wondered....

My patient last night had a previous gun shot wound that took one kidney and some intestine. After she pushed for three hours last night and had a beautiful baby girl, she said to me, "just in case anyone ever asks....labor hurts WAY WORSE then a gun shot wound!" As if I didn't know THAT!