Valentine Day Hearts

With Valentine's day just a couple of weeks away, I thought it would be fun to start working on some valentine day activities. One night, I scanned a bunch of activities that we could do together and I found some great ideas and some we will try out but it wasn't until the next day when hubby told me he showed Din how to draw a heart that I realized I don't have to be so elaborate with my ideas.  Din learned how to make a heart and that's all he wanted to draw on paper.  They are so darn cute!  I learned to keep it simple but we still try some of the other craft ideas I've collected.

Long process to the big boy bed

Over the past few days, we took Dylan's crib out of the attic and set it up into a full size bed and got a box spring and mattress for it.  With a new baby coming in August, it is time to start getting him into his own bed.  Tonight, Daddy read him some books, put on his fish night light and shut the lamp off.  Immediately, Dylan sat up and said he wanted his Mommy and didn't want to do this tonight.  We did give in right away because it was 8:30pm and past his bedtime.  I told him tomorrow night, I'll give him daddy's pillow and my book light and we'll try it again. After co-sleeping for 4 years, we all know it is going to be a long process but we have to start somewhere.


The past month or so has been a whirl wind of the stomach flu, colds and lots of nausea. It's been difficult to find the time to sit and write.  Also, I wanted to wait as long as I could before announcing on my blog our great and exciting news.  Dylan is going to be a big brother.  All children are miracles and having been told 5 years ago by our infertility doctor that we only had a 1-2% chance of ever conceiving a child on our own, makes Dylan and the child on it's way such a blessing. God has smiled on us and surprised us with a dream come true.  By the end of this month, I will be in my 2nd trimester. Glorious news.