Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday was my baby shower/get together for baby Wingen. It was very nice and relaxing! Chad's family joined us along with some of his friends and my friends and family. I got a lot of diapers (which will come in VERY handy and a lot of soaps!!) Some very creative and thoughtful gifts also!!! I want to thank my sister for planning and giving me this shower, she did a wonderful job with it, Myranda for helping Katie buy supplies and helping her set up, Brenda for bringing out the lawn games that no one played, but I still think it was a good idea, My Mom and Dad for Chasing Layton around and giving me time to chat with Friends and family, My Aunt Ruth for helping Katie with all the food, and especially my Grandma Bauer who was sick with the flu but still let us use the farm for this special day. Oh and I better thank Grandpa Bauer too because he did a lot of the cleaning and setting up!! And if I forgot someone and you did something important, THANK YOU!!!! It really means a lot to me that I have support whereever I need it. It's going to be tough but I know with Chad's parents just 5 minutes away and all my family here that we can do it!! And we will keep Chad a part of this babies life too!!! I added just a few pictures from the shower. The one of the 2 pregnant women is of Stacie (Chad's sister and I would say Best Friend) and I.. we are due 4 days apart, isn't it amazing!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I often ask myself, when will I be able to move on? Or is moving on even the right words to say. I highly doubt I will ever move on, but I can try living a "normal" life. Another thing that ran through my head when I seen the pictures was, will they forget about us, about Chad's family, about our baby boy, about what Chad would be doing in the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Will they bring up little things about Chad or memories like I do? I'm sure most of you have heard me say things about Chad or what he might have done or what he did together, sometimes I don't even know I am saying it but I want everything to stay fresh in my memory so I never forget! I hope they continue to remember Chad the way I do every night before I close my eyes, I hope they remember he has a one and only son out there and to never forget their friend!!! It was hard to see them having fun but I know they can't grieve forever, they have to move on, and someday hopefully I can too, in a way.
6 more weeks and the feelings of March 28th get to come flooding back but along with the tears I know their will be tons of smiles because Chad gets to live on!!! Saturday June 28th I get to spend some time with his sisters and family, and I just love that time!!! Good night and this feelings had to come out sometime and somewhere and thank goodness for this blog!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Today was Layton's real birthday!! Time sure flies when your having fun! This whole year has been a blast and I couldn't have asked for a better boy to share it with!!!! We have had our ups and downs (well Mommy has) but today we had an awesome reason to celebrate!! I couldn't think of anything fun to do in Winthrop (Gas prices are killing me!) so we just stayed and home and played outside. This morning he woke up at 3:30am! Of course he would..it's his birthday! So I let him sleep with me the rest of the night.. I finally fell asleep around 5am and Layton was up and ready to go by 7:15!!! He got to have blueberry pancakes and fruit loops for breakfast (awesome huh?) and around 9 he was ready for a morning nap (just because he was up for an hour in the middle of the night!!) He slept until 11 then it was time for dinner. I took him to the drive in where he got a corn dog and a strawberry milk shake! He loved it!!! He got to drink it from a big boys cup too!!! Then we went on a short walk and played outside until it was nap time..ha!! Yeah right, the birthday boy isn't going to nap on his big day! I layed him in his crib with baby einstein on because that usually helps him sleep.. NOT TODAY! He was laying in there all quiet, my mom and I both checked on him and we were convinced he was sleeping. I go back in there a little while later and he is sitting up playing!!! I said heck with the nap and he got to come out and play with Allison and Brayden. Grandma Jenny made spaghetti for supper and then it was off to the farm for Layton's first campfire. We made smores and he got his first smore too!!! What a lucky boy!! All in All it was a great day!!! He won't remember any of it but I will and I have pictures to show him!!!!! Well I'm off to bed, I hope to get more sleep tonight! After all he is 1 and he should be sleeping well by now... but i'm not going to hold my breath!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
The biggest news we have is that Layton is walking!!! I might have mentioned this before in a different blog, but he kinda stopped for a while and decided crawling was a lot faster then trying to walk! But now.. He is walking, he can stand up by himself and he will walk until he falls over. He doesn't walk all over yet, because crawling is still a lot faster, but he is getting much better and more confindent in walking!!! It is so exciting to see since in August there will be a new little guy and I will need Layton to walk!!:) I'm just a proud Mommy!!!
Pushing his John Deere
Ok, I have about had it with this blog! Well not the blog but it is acting goofy today and it won't let me do any of the editing that I want to do!! How annoying!
Anyways, Layton has been amused with the mirror lately. I will sneak in on him and watch him making funny faces into the mirror. He gets so serious about it too!!! Then I will jump in on the fun and make a few faces and then he will copy what I do! Love playing with him like that, and it's fun to see them learning new things everyday!!!!!
Tomorrow we will celebrate Layton's first birthday out at the farm. I am so excited and I hope we have a good day!! His theme is BASEBALL. Pictures of the party will come on Sunday or Monday (Layton's Birthday June 9th!)
Just a little update on me: I am growing by the minute. I remember why I hated being pregnant. Some people love it and some people hate it. I gotta say the last 3 months I dislike! I had to do a 3 hour glucose test and I believe I passed because no one called to tell me I failed! Always good when the dr doesn't call! The birth is likely to take place on August 1st 2008! It's going to be a bittersweet day!