Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Many Moods of Anson

Us Lately...Our Work in Progress

Dave and Andy took out our kitchen floor Sunday. Below is our mess. The after pics. will be beautiful.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Cleaning House

Well, Dave and I have been so busy.......we are in the process of having all of our electric re-wired due to our lines not being grounded. They started that today and hopefully will be done Tuesday. The floor is all ready for install on Wednesday....can't wait for that.
I have a midterm Tuesday evening and of course, I am working all night Monday......hmmm.....
Anson is trying hard to walk, with a lot of falling on his bottom. He's got awhile to go, but he is trying. All he wants to do is stand. He's crawling faster and faster daily and he has a few teeth popping in on the top. His bottom two are almost completely in.
We haven't heard anything about the countertops being ready, so I need to check on that progress. The cabinets look amazing and that's coming along well. We haven't picked out pulls yet due to the fact that Dave and I never have a day off together! Hopefully Saturday.......

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I'm a Strawberry Cake

You Are Strawberry Cake
Fresh, sassy, and romantic.You're a total flirt, who never would turn down a sugary treat.Occasionally you're a bit moody - but you usually stay sweet!
http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofcakeareyouquiz/">What Kind of Cake Are You?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandma Bertram (Oma)

May you have your cake and eat it too! Happy Birthday from all of those who love you!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Coming Along

Well, our cabinets are DONE!!!! Dave and Andy have been working non-stop on them and they are beautiful. Our floor is going in on the 1st and our countertops should be in the end of this week. I can't believe it! I have been using an indoor grill and Wok to cook and I'm ready for my double oven! We need to pick out hardware for the cabinets, but other than that, we are done. I'll post pics. when it's done.

Friday, July 20, 2007


New Play Tent

My mom got Anson this cool play tent (remember how much you loved building tents????). Here he is helping mommy put it together.

Are all the parts here?

Getting there.

The box is almost as much fun!

It has a doorbell!

Thanks Grandma!

Dr. Appt.

Anson had his 9 month appt. today and we continue to get great reports. Our Pediatrician has a little boy that was full term that was born around Anson's birthday, so we always have a lot to gab about. Anson weighs 17lbs. 11.5ozs, and is 27 inch. long. He's actually ahead for his development, which we are thrilled about. He got his second tooth yesterday and is pulling himself up onto anything he can get his hands on. He "cruised" today, which means he was standing at the couch and scooted sideways with his feet. So, we are so thankful and obviously blessed with how he is doing.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Anson pulled himself up to stand all by himself this morning!!!! He turned to me, smiled, and then face-planted onto the floor. It was hysterical!!!! I'm easily amused these days. Today he is exactly 9 months or 7 months adjusted age.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Weekend

Dave and his friend, Andy started painting our cabinets and kitchen this weekend. They are doing a wonderful job. Mees Distributors came out Saturday and did the template for the countertops. I worked dayshift Saturday, so Lindy came over so Dave could work. Sunday, Anson and I shopped and spent some time with my grandmother. It was a nice, relaxing weekend, for once. I can't wait to have the kitchen done! I am so excited. Everything from the kitchen is in the dining room....a total mess, but it will be worth it.

Dave loves his new job. The drive is wonderful for him and he likes the staff a lot. They are sending him to San Diego in August for a conference and he's excited about that. So, things are coming along nicely.

I'm doing well in my math class that OSU is forcing me to take. None of my math from Hocking or Ohio University transferred, of course. I guess the OSU math department is pretty strict. I'm about half-way through the quarter, it being a short term due to summer. My last day is August 21st and I'm counting down the days. Don't get me wrong, I use math at work with chemotherapy and other drugs, but we certainly do not use linear equations and factoring on the job! Seriously, who comes up with this crap?

Anson is teething and is just soooo happy about it! Sarcasm. It's rough, but he'll get through it fine. He has a Dr. appt. this Friday and I can't wait to see what he weighs. He eats like crazy and has really started "talking" quite a bit. It's so cute. He tries to "talk" while I'm reading to him. He does the same thing when I sing to him.

I'm off to run errands. Have a great day.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thimerosal and Your Child

It has been recently discussed by many heath care organizations and the FDA the affects of Thimerosal, a preservative used in may vaccinations for children. Specifically MMR combinations for infants 12-18 months. Many pediatricians use this combo. drug due to it being less expensive. The FDA is investigating the link to the preservative and an increase in autism cases in children under 4 years old. You can request to have each individual injection from your pediatrician. It wil have to be ordered, so call in advance according to your child's vaccination schedule. The rate of autism is in the U.S. is 1 in 166. Before this preservative was utilized in MMR vaccines, it was 1 in 600. Your child has to suffer with a few more shots, but I would rather them suffer a little now, then take the chance with a preservative we still are unsure of. This is JUST MY OPINION. Talk to your pediatrician and don't let them blow you off. This is your child. It's your responsilbility to protect them. The following is a little bit of information about the preservative, Thimerosal:

Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic compound (an organomercurial). Since the 1930s, it has been widely used as a preservative in a number of biological and drug products, including many vaccines, to help prevent potentially life threatening contamination with harmful microbes. Over the past several years, because of an increasing awareness of the theoretical potential for neurotoxicity of even low levels of organomercurials and because of the increased number of thimerosal containing vaccines that had been added to the infant immunization schedule, concerns about the use of thimerosal in vaccines and other products have been raised. Indeed, because of these concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has worked with, and continues to work with, vaccine manufacturers to reduce or eliminate thimerosal from vaccines.
Thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine (see
Table 1). A preservative-free version of the inactivated influenza vaccine (contains trace amounts of thimerosal) is available in limited supply at this time for use in infants, children and pregnant women. Some vaccines such as Td, which is indicated for older children (≥ 7 years of age) and adults, are also now available in formulations that are free of thimerosal or contain only trace amounts. Vaccines with trace amounts of thimerosal contain 1 microgram or less of mercury per dose.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Boys Will Play While Momma's Away.....

A series of pictures of Anson trying to get the camera from Dave.

Upside down.....

Funny, funny.

All gums!

Hey, I said I didn't want any more pictures today!!!! Geez!

Daddy's boy.
I will eat that camera!

I'm not joking, people.

Hear me roar!

Don't know what this is about!

Anson's Babysitter

This is Lindy, Anson's sitter. She comes over a few hours here and there, mostly when I work 3p-11p. She just got home from a trip to Europe and Anson was sooooo happy to see her!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

My Thoughts

At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
I never thought I would want to be a a stay-at-home mom. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to work and have the rewards of that. But, Anson has changed that. What I wouldn't give to wake-up every morning and have all day to just be with him......
Just look at this amazing, beautiful child that Dave and I have created. It's over-whelming the joy he brings to us daily and the love we didn't know existed between the three of us. It's too much to wrap my brain around most days. What I wouldn't give for my father to have known our child. What he missed and what Anson missed in him being a grandfather.
You know those kind of people who do mean things, then get busted, then NEVER take responsibilty for their actions, then blame you for revealing their actions, then are mad at you for it????? This is how I feel about you right now.

Thursday, July 5, 2007