Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nursery's Coming Along

I know I just posted, but I wanted to get these up. I'm not finished by a long shot, but it's looking more and more like a nursery all the time. I finally got the crib stained last week. I didn't think it would ever dry so I could varnish it, but finally it did. Last night, I got the bedding and stuff on. I still need to put up window treatments and some more decorations, but it's getting there. I made the lampshade and the light switch covers from a crib sheet and painted the wall decorations to match the rest of the room.
Well, I hope everyone enjoys the pictures and if you have any ideas, let me know. The room still looks a little naked. Thanks!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Little Soccer Man

So, after having been fussed at by several people, I am now putting up some pics of Clay at Soccer. These are from his second game. We were very happy to see him not get angry at having the ball taken from him this time. He also had 2 very good assists and, if we had been keeping score, Clay's team would have won it's second game.
I am also including pics of the rest of us so you can all see that we are all doing well. And yes, I am a pregnant chick wearing a Wild Turkey sweatshirt. I was chilly. Sue me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Getting Closer All The Time

Nick and I went for my 24 week check-up yesterday. Actually, I'm 24 weeks, 5 days. Still measuring about 2 weeks ahead at 27 weeks. The doctor said everything looks good, my blood pressure and the baby's heart rate. I've gained 3 pounds this month. Not too sure how I feel about that. I'm scared I'm going to balloon up now that I'm getting close to the home stretch. I have one more visit then I start going every two weeks.
We've been working on the nursery. We are going to pick up the furniture this weekend, so I'm really excited about that. I'll need to stain the crib next week, so I hope to have some nursery pictures next weekend.
Well, I've got two boys that are in their room being a little too quiet...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lookin' For A Few Good Bakers!

Hello out there! As I've mentioned in my blog before, I am a member of Operation Baking G.A.L.S. (Give a little support...Bake!). And, I am a host this month. My soldier's name is Cpt. Jackie Buzzard. He is a great husband and father to a teenage son. When he's not serving his country in the reserves, he works in federal law enforcement with my husband. His wife is a good friend of mine, as well. This is Jackie's second tour overseas and is due to come home in November. So, I am asking all of you to make the couple of months long tour more bearable for him, because as we all know, last leg of any trip is always the hardest. I know that he and his men would love some homemade goodies, from some caring folks. These guys are tired and anxious to come home, so lets give them a taste of it now! So, if you want to join my team, you can email me at jlauer17222@comcast.net or just leave me a comment saying "Sign me up!" and I will send you his mailing info later in the month in time for shipping. Shipping by the way is the week of Sept. 29th. So, thank you all in advance for your help!

The Bakers of Team Lauer:

Erin Morey

Susan Swearengin

Michelle Dargen of http://myyeartogetskinny.blogspot.com/

Anna Scheminger of Maybe Just a Little Bite

Donna Stafford

Nikki St.Germain

Carrie Montanez

Katie of goodthingscatered.blogspot.com

Kris Smylie of http://thesmylielife.blogspot.com/

Jan Connell

Patty Stanley

Kelsey Morris of http://kelseykakes.blogspot.com/

Sasha Arnett

Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan

Cheryl Spoehr

Dolores Ferrero

Randy and Val Monday

Fran Smith

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Clay's First Day

Well, I did it. I just put my little boy on the bus for his first day of school. This has been the hardest morning of my life. You know, I always think of him as being big, but as he stood down at the end of the road with all the other kids waiting to catch the bus, I couldn't help see that he's still just a little boy. Whether he likes it or not he's still my baby. Even with his SpongeBob backpack and new shoes, he still shouldn't be big enough to catch a bus by himself. I was proud of myself, though. I didn't follow his bus to school and I didn't let him see me cry. He was so excited to be going that I just put on my friggin' happy face and sucked it up for a while.
So, enjoy the pictures and be thankful that they are digital and not covered with tears and snot.