Prince George

Happy Birthday Prince George!  It's fun having Jase born so close to the little Prince's birthday.  We know he will be in the media for his whole life, and I'll always think about the summer our little guys were born.  I would also like to point out Princess Kate and I share the exact same birthday, including the year.  I'm sure we could be such good friends, haha!  My friend who lives in England says Americans get way more excited about the royal family than they do.

One of these days I will figure out how to get pictures from our camera onto Chuck's computer.  My poor computer is aging, and as it happens with old age, slowness has ensued.  I love that old, faithful laptop though.  Dear friends gave it to me brand new about 9 years ago, I think!  It's the only laptop I've ever had.  I've been really grateful for it all these years.  Anyway, because it takes about 20 minutes for the internet to load, I have been reduced to using Chuck's Mac, and I don't really understand it.  I very much miss posting pictures.

Well Chuck and I have started house hunting.  It's a long story, but mortgages are cheaper than rent, and we desperately need our monthly payments to go down.  I spent yesterday afternoon with the realtor looking at houses, and was able to cross three off our list.  Tonight she will take Chuck and I back to a house we like, and also show us a new one.  I know I say this about anything I do these days, but house hunting is exhausting.  Besides that, I find it fun looking around people's houses.  There was one particularly expensive house at the top of our budget (because of the school district) but it was pretty gross.  I could tell two teenaged boys lived there, and the mother had many, many hair pieces hanging in her bathroom.  Creepy.  I would think that would be something to keep hidden as I find hair off the head to be a little frightening.

In other news, Jase is sick AGAIN.  I can't believe how often he gets sick.  We all had bad colds for a week and a half, have been better for about a week and a half, and now Jase is sick again.  I really appreciate the people who take care of him in the nursery, but it seems 80% of the time he goes he gets sick.  He was awake off and on all night long- I think because he can't breath.  By 5:45am, I told Chuck, "He's been awake all night!  I don't think I've slept yet!"  To which he replied, "Shut the monitor off", and he took over from there.  I still feel like I could sleep for hours.  It's so crazy to me that even when Jase has been at his most sick, he still crawls around, and plays his heart out as if he feels perfectly fine!

One final story for the day.  The other evening Jase and I were playing on the floor.  He was across the room from me, but I still said, "Kisses for Mama!".  He got a big smile on his face, and crawled straight over to me, mouth wide open!  I could have cried!  Later when Chuck came in the room Jase did it again!  We were both cracking up!  Chuck has now taken to saying, "Kisses for Papa!" and Jase will kiss him, too.  It's one of my most favorite ways to connect.  =)

Baby Einstein

This is gonna have to be short and sweet, because as usual, I am nauseous.  Thankfully everything I have eaten today has stayed down so far, but that could change at any second.  Scrolling around on the computer, reading emails, or watching a show makes me feel even worse.  Not that I have much time for that anyway- my wild, wild baby keeps me running.  He's into EVERY thing.  I'm trying to distract him with a Baby Einstein video, but that lasted about 20 seconds.  I have probably told him, "No no" about 50 times in the last 10 minutes.  I kid you not.  He doesn't seem to be getting it either.  I'm exhausted.  He is SUCH a boy and I'm so entertained by him.

For instance, I just moved him into his jumper swing and he is jumping up and down while swinging in a wide circle.  He has the biggest grin on his face and he just makes me crack up laughing.  What a joy!  I had been telling Chuck that Jase will kiss me when I say, "Kisses for Mama!"  Of course whenever I say, "Watch this!" Jase gives me the brush off.  But last night, Chuck FINALLY got to see Jase kiss me on command.  It melted my heart.  I tell you what, Jase is crazy about his Papa.  I feel like the most boring, lame Mama whenever Chuck is around.  Those two are so wild together, and that's fine with me.

I've been working on a special surprise for Chuck's birthday (tomorrow).  I'm pretty excited!  He could care less about his birthday, but I think I get more excited for his bday than my own.

In other news, it looks like we're going to have to move homes AGAIN.  This will be 4 homes in 3 years.  I think I will probably have a nervous break down.  I told Chuck if we move into another rental I'm not even going to unpack- I'll just leave it all in boxes because inevitably we'll have to move again.  Oh how I despise packing and unpacking.  Especially while chasing a 10 month old, and throwing up in between boxes.

Here's hoping for a long afternoon nap time!