Wednesday, June 1, 2011

9 is the magic number

9 DAYS since I last posted. Whoops. I could say, life is hectic, that's why I haven't posted but the reality is, I've just been pretty lazy. I don't have a computer at home, so all of my posting is done here at work. And those that know me, know that my job is not hectic by any means. So let's see what I have that's interesting to talk about. 

Last week I called in "sick" Thursday. I hope to the good lord above, that my big boss doesn't somehow stumble upon this. If so...stop. reading. now. ~ I went to the zoo w/ the mil, fil, sil, Kinzi, Makenna, Kaden and Kason and Melissa's 3 nieces. It was the PERFECT day to go. The weather was perfect and Kinzi was in the best mood ever! We had a blast!

Finally got the see the baby elephant, Malee!!!

Last weekend was fun too! When is a 3 day weekend not fun? Saturday we had family pics. Let's just was HOT and I didn't get a discount. Wonder is my photographer reads this? If so, then so be it. I'm not a happy camper anyway (as previously stated). After pics, Jacob made the comment, "If we didn't have Kinzi, we could go get tattoos!" I got on the phone, called mom and off we were to drop K off and get tattoos. Well, I got one, Jacob didn't, because everywhere closed at 10. He was mad and pouty but I was super excited about mine. Now I want to fix all the ones I have. He's got me on a tattoo kick now. He got his done Sunday so no worries for Mr. Pouty Pants. He sure knows how to wear them well!

Not the best picture. It looks a lot better now.

Sunday night, my mom kept Kinzi. I cleaned ALL DAY Monday. Now my house is clean and I LOVE it! I have much more respect for Mothers now that I am one. It is a lot harder than people think to work, take care of a baby and a house.

We (I) decided a nice little family vaca would be awesome. So, I threw the idea at Jacob last night and he said ok! So, next weekend we are going to Tulsa and taking Kinzi to the Oklahoma Aquarium! I am SO excited!! We need this getaway. Even though it's nothing big, it's still something.

My precious Kinzi is 9 months old today! CRAZY!!! Absolutely crazy! I cannot believe in 3 months, she will be 1!!!! I love you so much Kinzi. You have no idea. Words cannot begin to explain my love for you! I have her pics scheduled for July 29th. I'm getting them done a month in advance so I can put her pictures on her birthday invitations. Melissa told me, "You're going to be one of those moms that people say "oh god" about!" Haha! I am a ad bit over the top when it comes to her. She's had 2 month, 6 month, 9 month and about to have 11 month pictures done. I have all kinds of ideas for her birthday party, just don't know where I want to have it. It's "Ladybug themed". I even found ladybug balloons!!! I can't wait! This is so fun!!!

Tomorrow is Kinzi's well baby checkup. Which means....shots : ( ugh!!!!! Poor babies. I would be pissed if someone was giving me 3-4 shots in my thighs. It literally breaks my heart into a million pieces. I don't know how the nurses do it. The first time Kinzi had shots, she cried so hard, she wasn't making a sound. It was awful. I know she's going to start realizing what's going on and I'm going to have to hold her down. I'm so glad my mom goes with me. I'll update the stats on Friday. I know she's grown like crazy!!! Almost time for a BIG GIRL carseat!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Sat: We got up, went to target (because we arrived at the mall 45 minutes early. Early risers in the Barnes household.), then went to the mall then back home for a nap. We had planned to take pics but that was a no go (per the photographer - whom said she had a higher paying client - which kind of rubbed me the wrong way. But eh, whatev I guess), so we just sat at home. Sunday, we got up, hung around the house, played a lot, then went to the mall to return the stuff I bought for pictures, then to Sams then to Wal-Mart. We like to shop : ) That is seriously what I did all weekend. I spent the WHOLE time with Kinzi and I LOVED it!

Kinz is learning so many new things. She's mastered the art of screaming and she (apparently) is obssessed with it. She screamed a lot, while we were in Target Saturday. I just kept telling myself, "People that have kids, understand!!" It was funny though. She is walking with a walker (not the sit-in kind, but the stand up kind). And she's started standing by herself. She dances and claps and it's adorable. She's also slowly learning how to do the Indian call, that's what I'm gonna call it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

First busted mouth = First Mommy freak out!

You read it right. Kinzi busted her mouth yesterday and busted the top of her mouth open. Where her lip is attached the her gum, yeah, right there. She was crawling *really fast* and her little arms couldn't keep up with her long legs so she face planted, right on the floor. I picked up her because she started crying, but she only cried for about 5 seconds then was fine. So I thought, no worries, she's good. About 5 minutes later she looks up at me, after playing and laughing, and there is blood on her chin. I immediately freaked! I yanked her up, took her in her room and laid her on her changing table. At this point I see blood on her arm and all over her shirt. I freaked out more! That's when I raised her lip up and saw the rip on her top gum. Jacob said she was fine, which she was. But, I wasn't! I started bawling. It scared the crap out of me to see blood coming from my baby's mouth! No mom ever wants to see that!! Thank God one of us was calm. I called my mom and she said Kinzi was fine. That's a lot more assuring than Jacob telling me the same thing. Moms know more. ;) This morning she woke up and screamed the whole time I got ready. It was torture; for both of us. When I dropped her off, she was still whining. So, I sat and rocked her back to sleep. Of course, I was an hour late to work but go ahead and ask if I care. Nope!

On a brighter note: K got new shades this weekend. Actually, it was her first pair!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Piano Video

Hope this works!


I'm still kinda in a funk today. I think it's this crappy weather. I'm doing everything I can to get out of it. So here is to me being POSITIVE! *Cheers to that* With my imaginary alcoholic beverage.

Yesterday when I picked K up, she was in the best mood. And she wanted to play the piano, so I recorded her doing so. I still need to figure out how to post videos without having to upload them onto YouTube. For now, here is a pic. LOVE HER!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cranky Pants

I'm wearing them today. I don't know what my deal is. 1. I miss my baby and 2. I think I might be getting a little discouraged. 3. I'm starving.
1. I miss Kinzi so much today. I always miss her but it's more than usual today. She was so fussy last night so I didn't get much cuddle time in. Aaaannnddd...she still sleeps with us. I have been so back and forth about this. Everyone has their own opinions but I've decided, she will sleep with me for as long as I want her to. This is the only baby I'm going to have and she's not going to be a baby forever. So it is what it is and she will continue sleeping with me. If Jacob has a problem with it (which, he hasn't said anything yet) then he can be the one to break her from it. I'm not really sure what set me off about that but something did.
2. I weighed and I haven't lost anymore weight and I'm working out more than I was when I was dropping the weight. It could be muscle but I'm just feeling down. Which bring me to my #3. I'm starving today. I just want to pig out on the worst crap. I want some chicken nuggets, a burger and fries and some Reese's. It's not gonna happen. I won't let it. But, man do I want it.

Family pics are next weekend. I am so excited! I ordered Kinzi's outfit yesterday, go look at it!, it's so cute!!! Now, I just have to find matching stuff for me and Jacob. I'm going to try to find me an ivory colored shirt and Jacob a black one. Or maybe both of us black but I'll wear some ivory/pearl jewelry. I'm putting a lot of thought into this. I want them to look good!!!
Saturday I'm gettin my hair done. yay!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ostrich Eggs = Yummy!

Yes, no lie! They were yummy! Or at least I thought so. They were a lot like chicken eggs, a little egg-ier.
Ostrich egg omelet with ham and cheese.

The zoo was HOT!!! We were only there for an hour or so. Maybe a little longer. We went to Babies R Us after, then to my grandma's then to Red Lobster. I actually ate healthy. I had talapia with rice and steamed broccoli. When we got home, I was washing dishes and went I walked into the living room, there was a big coach box sitting in the glider. I was SO excited! I love love LOVE my new purse. He did good!

Yesterday we didn't do much of anything. Just went to Wal-Mart. I finally planted Kinzi's trees in pots. I'm surprised they stayed alive in those bags for 2 weeks. Watch them die now that I planted them in actual pots with soil and watered them. That would be my luck. They're country-fied. They are so small and flimsy that they were tipping over, so they're being held up now by welding rods and dental floss. haha. Hey, whatever works right?

Zoo Pics below!


This makes me laugh!