Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I the boss

So it seems I have a little boss man on my hands. So what happened to Mommy being the boss? Layton likes to be the boss and he will frequently tell you "I the boss". He orders people around at daycare. For example yesterday I go to pick him up and Tammy says.."This little guy took a 25 minute nap!" She goes on to tell me that he laid down and went to sleep and after 25 minutes was up and ready, she asked him to lay back down and go to sleep and he says "Tammy, Quiet!" Excuse me!!!! He has said that to me several time when we are laying in bed, I will be whispering to him and he will say "Mommy, be quiet!". He will let you know when you are being naughty, when you haven't ate your dinner, when he wants you to move out of the way, when you are too loud. He makes sure all the kids at daycare are eating their food, are taking their naps, are staying out of trouble, and so on. And the sad thing is if you tell him "Mommy's the boss" he will reply with "I the boss!" Oh my, what have I done. I can't complain too much though, he is a pretty good little boy!! He just wants to make sure everyone is following the rules.. No talking during nap/sleep time!!

Lane on the other hand is the smiliest little kid I have ever seen!!! He has the 2 lower teeth and he has a cheesey smile to go with then!! He is crawling and ready to stand next to things. He wants to crawl up steps more than anything. I feel so blessed to have 2 good little boys!!

March 28th marks 1 year since Chad has been gone. Talk about emotionally!! I will be doing the dishes and a song will come on and just one word will throw me into tears. I miss him so much, I miss how he won't be here physically for Lane or Layton, or Me, for his Parents, Sisters, Nieces and Nephews. Its been such a hard year, and Saturday will be a really trying time for everyone. But I hold on to the fact that I had a very special visit from Chad and I know he is ok and wants me to be okay!! I will be sharing a poem I had a high school girl write for me in the days to come!! Expect a few more "Venting" Entries!!

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Love this weather

Sorry it has been awhile. I don't get much time to update cause I'm busy with the kids! I just finished filling out my NCAA brackets, hoping I can win again like last year..(GO KANSAS!)No I'm not going with Kansas again. Guess you will have to wait and see who I picked and if I win you will know (There will be a little bragging going on). I'm cheering for the Gophs too, hopefully they can win a game or two!!

Nothing too exciting has been happening at the Uecker household. Katie and I seem to be VERY busy, (Laundry, Cooking, Cleaning, Baths, Diapers, Some play time, etc), I know excatly what most of you are thinking...WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD. (I forgot to mention, Pay Bills). So life is very busy, I still try to find time to get out and enjoy some "ME" time, It usually is playing volleyball or going out to eat and enjoying a few beverages. Its nice but I like coming home to my babies!:)

With this nice weather we have had I got the itch to break out the golf clubs. Wanna know how I'm preparing myself for the summer?? Well if you think about it, I work at the high school?? Get the hint yet?........................................................................................................................................................................................ Yup you guessed it, I have been practicing with the high school team for about 30 minutes a day. Its a nice refresher and I also get a few tips on my "bad habits". Hopefully some of the girls will look up to me also. (If you are sick of my braging please hit the little X in the upper right hand corner)...I started golfing my sophomore year of high school. My 1st 9 hole score of 91!! For you non-golfers, that is a TERRIBLE score! By the end of my Junior year I was named most improved golfer and I also made it to the section meet! I have to give my mom credit on this one, she must have giving me the golfing gene!! Thanks Mom. There is always hope for you non-golfers!!:) I can't wait to get out on the course and enjoy a nice summer day!!!

Well I need to get to bed, early morning again tomorrow and then one more day until the weekend!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Style and Trim

Layton made his first appearnace at Willies today!! He did so wonderful, I'm not staying up to type a long blog about it but I just want to say he sat very nice and even said Thank You!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


This morning I had a really bad attitude!! First I was expecting a snow day and when that didn't happen everything else seemed to go down hill. I decided to start the van about 20 minutes early so it would be nice and toasty for the boys. When I came back inside I finished getting ready and then got the boys coats and boats on and went to bring them to the van and I can't get the doors open! So I bring the boys back inside and procede to pull, pound, and shake the doors open. Without luck I turn to the next option, the blow dryer. I plug it in but I can only reach about 1% of the van door. So I get mad and put the blow dryer down and continue to bang on the doors. I finally get one door open and squeeze both the boys in it. At this point I was feeling really crummy! So. on to mission #2, trying to barrel my way out of the drifted driveway. It was my moms SMART idea to just gun it and try to make my way through. So I gun it and get stuck.. Now i'm really mad! I call my cousin Travis to see if he can help me and Thank Goodness he was in town AND had a shovel in his car!! Thank you Travis, I love you!! Haha.. So My morning started off really bad and I was very cranky! I got my daily coffee and headed to work. I was leaving 2nd hour when I see this quote hanging on the teachers door, titled Attitude By Charles Swindoll. (Read below). The rest of day went great!! All because I had a new look at Attitude! And my day got better when I received word that the Twins Home Opener tickets arrived!!!

by: Charles Swindoll
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just the boys and I

So, here I am, sitting in bed, both my boys camped out in my room, listening to the strange sounds of a new home. I made my mom run to her house to get a fan so I can drown out all the sounds. Things are slowly starting to come together. Things are finding there places and I'm trying to get used to the darn outlets and light switches. It has proven to be a challege. Good thing my mother got it all taken care of. Bottom outlet..something and top outlet works with the light switches.. or something like that! Now is the true test of single parenthood. I might be on a vacation by weekend. No, I wouldn't do that to my boys but it was a nice thought for a second! I had to take a bath with Layton tonight and well.. we both didn't fit, so I cleaned him up, got him out, got back in, did my thing, and had to rush because Layton got his finger pinched in the cabinet door, I'm dripping wet, he is still dripping wet, the bathroom floor looks like the Gaylord pool!! There are more details to the whole story but you don't need to know about my person business! Anyways... I somehow managed to get both boys asleep and soon it will be moms turn for some shut eye. Hopefully I sleep better tonight than I did last night. I bought a new pillow top mattress and Im not sure if I like it or not. Maybe tonight will be the true test!! I'll update pictures when I have time. Not sure how much time I will have anymore! Thats okay, we will work out a system some way or another!!

Sweet Dreams

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Momma's Boy

Its Offical! I have a Momma's boy! My lil Laner needs me around 7:30pm! Ask anyone who has watched him during that time of night! He cries and cries and there is nothing that will sooth the poor guy. Okay, I lied there is one thing that will, and that is .....Yup you guessed it! MOM!! The first time it happened I thought it was just his teeth or a minor ear infection. Then it happened again, and yet again. I am limited it on babysitters. They are, My Mom, Phil and Karen, and well..myself even though I'm not a babysitter for my own children! So there ya have it! Now who is gonna want to babysit?? Any takers? Just kidding.

Monday, March 2, 2009

No More Fruit Snacks

Tonight I probably had the biggest scare of my life. Layton wanted a lil snack and so I gave in and got him some fruit snacks. I have been trying to not give them to him because they are so bad for the teeth! Well tonight I was making supper and my mom was playing with the kids. Well Layton comes into the kitchen and is choking! I give him a few good whacks on the back but nothing comes out. He manages to get two out by himself but he is still choking! I could see it right at the back of this tounge but in his throat. I did the finger swipe (not sure if that was the right thing to do) and I just couldn't snag it. Then Layton starts spitting up blood because I think I cut him when I stuck my finger in there! I felt like forever!! Good thing my mom was there and she is an EMT! We both were doing whatever we could to help the scared lil guy. I didn't care about the puke or blood just as long as he was okay! He eventually swolled it and was a little shook up. But who wouldn't be after that. I'm so thankful he is okay!!! So for everyone out there.. NO MORE FRUIT SNACK FOR HIM UNTIL HE IS A LITTLE OLDER. Warning: The John Deere Fruit Snacks are a little to big for 1-2 year olds!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Its been a while

I am enjoying some Mommy Time tonight..Father of the Bride part II, a bowl of popcorn and a nice cold glass of milk! Things are really busy for us. We are in the process of moving to our new house. I am just waiting for my new bed to come and then we will be all settled!!

On to the boys (who never seem to stop growing!).. Layton is talking up a storm and amazes me every day. Tonight he counted to 10. I was in shock. And the other day he had a sticker and he stuck it on my back and said "Happy Bertday...... TO YOU!", He will say Excuse me after I sneeze and all sorts of other things. He sings songs like Winkle Winkle Little Star, and old McDonald. I just can't get enough of that little boy!! And My lil Laner is ready for crawl. I bet sometime this week he will be moving forward! He is such a happy lil guy and I feel truly blessed that I had happy lil boys!

Well sorry this is so short again but Im going to enjoy my movie.