Sunday, October 25, 2009

question for moms...

Okay, this question is for mom's who had formula babies. Did you wait until exactly 12 months of age to switch over to the whole milk?? Finn's almost 11 months & I'm just so sick of formula. I've tried giving him a little milk in a cup & he seemed to like it. Would it be to early for me to start mixing it half & half? or just switching completely over to the whole milk?? Thanks for your responses. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

so tired..

This has been just a horrible week. It started Monday night with a report of a missing little girl in FL. Well, that was right here where I live. This little innocent 7 year old girl was walking home from school with her siblings when she got in an argument with one of them & she ran on ahead. Well...she was never made it home. My heart just dropped when I saw the news bulletin across the bottom of the tv screen. All I could do was pray. This neighborhood is literally 10 minutes down the road..
They found the little girl's body yesterday afternoon in a landfill in GA. The police followed the trash pick up to the landfill & began searching. Apparently this is protacol for something like this, I don't think they were really expecting to find anything, but they did. This just makes me sick to my stomach. I literally could not eat my dinner last night b/c all this is so upsetting. This is just too close to comfort. I don't know how anyone could do this. I can't imagine being that mother. I can't imagine never seeing my child again. I can't imagine her last moments on this earth.
Needless to say this has just bothered me all week. The community has rallied around this family, it's so amazing to see. The autopsy results should be out either tonight or tomorrow so we should know more then. The police are investigating non stop. There is someone out there who did this! They are searching a dumpster that was near an abandoned house near where she was last seen. My only hope is that maybe she got in the dumpster somehow to hide or something & maybe hit or head or something. I don't know, it's a thought. Although, the police suspect foul play.
I'm just glad tomorrow is Friday!! I've got to go to bed early tonight & get some rest. I have not slept good this week.


On a happier note, we're planning to take a little day trip this Saturday. We've invited Dan's mom so maybe she'll come too. :) I hope everyone else has had a nice week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

crazy morning!



So yesterday morning was the annual Susan B.Komen Race for the Cure here in Jax and this is my 4th yr participating. Only 2 of us signed up this year so we agreed to bring our "babies". Mine, being of course, Finn and my friend Barbette bringing her granddaughter Zoe, who spends the weekends with her. Anyways, the drama all started the night before. Here's the lowdown, I'll do the short version....

*Finn would NOT go to sleep on Friday night. 9 o'clock and he'd still in there jumping in his crib....
*Finally went to sleep around 10.
*Got him up Sat morning at 7:15...had everything timed out perfectly...
*His pants were to big(it's finally chilly here), finally found a pair that fit decently
*Drank his 8 oz bottle then proceded to throw it ALL back up
*Threw up all over his pants, my legs, the floor, you name it.....
* Had to change his clothes, nothing by shorts to put on him now..
*Left the house late...no breakfast..
*Stop at McDonalds for a biscuit, line is around the building but I wait...
*Finally on my way, Barbette calls, she's running late too...Thank Goodness!!!
*Feeding Finn goldfish to try to fill his belly since he's had no milk now...
*Approaching downtown & the police are detouring us to parking..
*Parking is WAY far from the park, rediculous!!!
*It takes me 15 min from my car to the park, I timed it, I was so mad...
*Finally met Barbette with 5 minutes to spare before the race started...
*Decided after all that not to walk the 3 miles since we already walked 2 to get there!!
*Enjoyed our time around the venue and played with the kiddies...
*Will do better planning next year, allow more timing...
*But the weather was incredible and the company was good....


Here's a few pics to enjoy...







I really enjoy doing this walk for remembering & celebrating all the lives that have been touched with breast cancer. Cancer is such a HORRIBLE disease & I hope one day they do find a cure...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

weekend at weeki wachee


I had a wonderful weekend last weekend down on Pine Island, which is an island west of Weeki Wachee. The ocean was beautiful and Finn & I had a great weekend with Dan's family. Unfortunately Dan had to stay home b/c he was still recovering from the pneumonia he had. Here's a few pics from our trip!!


Finn and his GamGam on the boat ride



Finn hammin' it up!




Finn's cousin LillyB




Finn wouldn't leave her alone during lunch....





Cousins.....