Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One of those days

Today has just been one of those days. I have a cold and am tired so everything that my precious child does is exaggerated. After having him get into the jelly jar, put his fingers in my milk and then spill it all over my sandwich, pee on the floor, break a book, jump on the cat and several other things I was at my wits end. I called Jon and was venting a little. At the end I asked him "Are you SURE that you don't want to be a stay-at-home dad and let me go back to work." After he assured me he wouldn't, he also accused me of being a poor sales person. =)
A friend called and I propped myself on the bed to relax for a few minutes. I could hear Dominic playing with his cars and then he started bringing them to me and lining them up on my leg. By the time I was off the phone my entire leg and most of my stomach had turned into a parking lot. He kept telling me "Don't move, mommy." After he'd brought most of them into the bedroom he crawled up onto the bed and we played for a while. I'd share a car or show him a favorite and he'd give me a big hug. One time he said "I love you mommy. I like it when you're here." He is such a sweet heart. I couldn't help having one of those ahhhh moments. I really DO love my "job". Even when he's being a pill I can't help compare it to two years ago when I was working. This pregnancy has been so much better. I'd liked my job then, but I love it now and wouldn't trade it for anything. So I guess it's a good thing I'm a poor sales person. =)

Monday, October 27, 2008


Dominic loves playing with our camera and since I wanted to take an informal picture of us for Caitlin's scrapbook I tried using the delay for the 1st time. Afterwards we let Dominic take pictures. I now have several close ups of my belly and various other bad shots, but one of the family pictures turned out ok.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Dominic is a bit fearful of dark rooms and has been telling us for some time that there is a monster in the room. He'll take one of us in there and roar to "scare" the monster back into hiding. We learn new things about our monster every day. A couple of weeks ago we learned that he's completely red, including his eyes. He's about 3 feet tall. And his name is George. A couple of nights ago I had put Dominic to bed with his night light on. And I hear this little voice over the monitor.
"Go away!" Silence for a few minutes.
"George, go back over there."
Then all was silent and he eventually went to sleep.
Tonight he told Jon that George was hungry and I guess they decided that George wanted some of Tolkie's (the cat) food. Since they were peering into my closet I hope that they don't follow through. I told Jon that I was going to blog about Dominic's imaginary friend. Dominic informed me that George was NOT a friend. He was a monster.

Monday, October 20, 2008

"Fat" pictures

One of my dear family members asked me to post some "fat" pictures. So here it is! =) This was taken Sabbath morning.

My baby shower

Last night was my church baby shower. Jill did an amazing job. My take home outfit for Caitlin has a little cupcake on it, so she had a cupcake theme. It was SO cute. I got there before everyone else and so was able to take several pictures.
The little cupcakes were lip gloss party favors.
These cup cakes were wonderful. I won't tell you how many I had. And Jon was quite pleased when I was able to bring him home some.
Many thanks to Jill for a wonderful baby shower!

Best Friends

Dominic and Andy are the best of friends when they aren't around each other. Dominic asks every day to go play with Andy. But when together they seem to fight more than play. Andy was at our house a couple of days ago and Dominic decided to act out his Sabbath school lesson. (It's about Jairus's daughter being raised from the dead.) He got a couple of pillows from the couch and laid down on them. He announced in a loud voice "I'm dead now!" Andy immediately started to cry. Jill and I thought he might be upset because Dominic had taken his pillow. So Jill asked him what was the matter. He explained very tearfully "Dominic's dead!!!" Turns out they love each other after all. =)

This Saturday night we went over to the Clarks to have a bonfire (in the fireplace) and the boys had a ton of fun. I've included a couple of pictures of them trying to "fix" each other.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Swing Set

Jon has had plans for months to build Dominic a swing set and finally found the time to start working on it. He figured it would take him a weekend or two. What he forgot to figure into the time frame was Dominic.
Dominic adores his Daddy and so wanted to be right there helping. Jon came in and got his (Dominic's) tools and found a little cloth nail apron for him. He found a tape measure that he wasn't using and Dominic "helped".

Jon built the swing set on the ground and then planned to somehow lift the set up onto it's feet once it was completed. He asked our neighbor to help and it became a huge production. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures because they wouldn't let the pregnant lady close enough to take ones. But it ended up taking them over an hour, tons of rope, 3 people, one truck and a 4-wheeler to get the thing up and standing. Once it was up I figured out why. It was HUGE.I'm not sure if you can see Dominic down there, but that swing was so high I could look out the 2nd story window of our house and look it in the eye. After Jon sunk the legs into the ground several feet it looks much better, but it is still a HUGE swing.
Jon attached his hammock to the other side and last night he finished enough of it to put up Dominic's kiddie swing and his hammock. It was precious watching my two men enjoy their work.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Blog

I've decided to start a new blog about Dominic and Caitlin. My web address is about to expire and since I've had numerous problems with it I don't really want to renew my contract. Since this is free and several of my friends use blogspot, I thought I'd try it.
These blogs will be about my kids mostly, since they are the main source of entertainment in our family. =)
I also have a new email address for those of you that don't want to make comments on here or have something longer to say. It is tmurrell@vol.com.
Would love to hear from all of you!