Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Good, Bad and Ugly

Our trip to Indianapolis overall was a success. We arrived Friday in time to have dinner and walk around a bit before the main event......The Lighting of The Tree. It's 1 1/2 hour long televised program which includes all local talent singing Christmas Carols. At the end Santa rides in and lights the tree.

Dane is pretty much a breeze to travel with. He adapts really well to new situations and enjoys getting to see/do new things. See the excitement on his face in the picture above? He's totally pumped up to see Santa!

The next morning after breakfast we headed to The Children's Museum (which was HUGE, we spent 4 1/2 hours there) Here we are in "Egypt" with Dane driving Brad and Tim around in the Nuk Nuk.

Also in Egypt where Tim talked us into participating in a play to help welcome an Egyptian baby into the world. Very comical but also educational. Here's Tim and Brenda in traditional Egyptian clothing. Ha!

Dane and The Race Car

Always a hit, The Carousel!

And here's the BAD and UGLY!! Packed up and getting ready to head home today, we arrived at our car in the parking garage to see that someone had vandalized our car over night! I took some pictures right off for insurance purposes. This one isn't that close but I wanted to show the parking level and the 2 beer bottles left by our car. What assholes! Seriously!

It looked like there might have been a scuffle between a few people or someone rode up the side of the car with a skate board or something.! Black hand and foot prints are scattered along side the car along with scratches, the mirror was folded in and a HUGE dent behind the door!
We did have a good time though. Trying not to worry about it, nothing we can do about it now. I'm just handing it over to Brad and letting insurance take care of it. That's what we pay it for I guess.

On another note: 15 weeks pregnant now and really starting to chunk up around the middle. I didn't look like this till I was 6 months pregnant last time. I didn't even really wear maternity clothes with Dane, but I'm already starting to consider it this time! I had a good weekend, only nauseous a few times and didn't puke once :) Really hoping it's starting to subside. We'll see.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Things to be Thankful For

Tears rolled down my cheeks last night as I lie in bed next to my husband. Something made me think of a patient of mine who past away a couple weeks ago due to Malignant Melanoma that had metastasized. He was a really nice man with alot of hope he was going to make it through. I believe we meet certain people at certain time to teach us something. This man put things in prospective for me......How easily his situation could have been my husbands. I'm thankful for the patients I get to meet and the husband that I get to keep!

Also, Not to be forgotten. I'm thankful for my big, crazy- fun family. The one I was born into and the one I married into. Could not be any luckier. Just couldn't.

Very thankful for the family I've help create. Very blessed to have the most special, handsome, very smart, and funny little boy. Excited to meet this next addition. What will he/she bring to the family besides more joy?

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.
With Much Love,

The Grimes Family

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Mister Personality

Dane turned our mini family photography session into The Dane Show. He was definitely Mr. Personality. I wonder if it's cause I prepped him for a couple days prior to the shoot, explaining that we were going to our neighbor Kathleen's house and there would be a photographer there to take pictures and that his friend Taylor was going to come and get her pictures taken too. For the last couple days I pretended to be 'the photorapher' and asked him to show me how he was going to smile and pose for her. Well, It worked. He ate the attention up.

Our friend Jen set this mini photography session up with Jessi Weithman from Everyday Studios out of Marysville. We gathered 5 friends and our families for a Holiday Mini Session with each family scheduled for 30 minutes. We also added onto the photo package with some single pictures of Dane. We hadn't had his pictures professionally taken since Summer 09'.

Here is a sneak-peek of one of Dane's photos that Jessi sent over. I'm more than thrilled! Not to toot our own horn here but this kid is SO PHOTOGENIC! My little child model :) We should have the other pictures in about a week, I can't wait!

We went out last night with friends to celebrate Brad's 30th birthday, which is this Tuesday. Wow, 30! We gathered 9 of us and headed to Dave and Busters. Seems appropriate, that's where we went to celebrate his 21st. So many things have changed in that 9 years. 9 years of marriage, 1 beautiful baby boy and another baby on the way. We had a great time! Eating, Drinking (well, except the 2 preggos) and being Merry.

Dane spent the night at his Aunt Randi's for the 1st time. Hope it went well. I miss him terribly this's SO QUIET :(

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Outfit........

Danes says "Oh, I'm gonna ride my fourwheeler, better go upstairs and get warm clothes on!" 10-15 minutes later he returned with this outfit on. A pajama shirt, shorts, and baby-legs.

He was quite proud of his creativity and wanted to pose for photos.

Preggo Update: I'd like to send out a personal THANK YOU to pregnancy hormones for the giant pimple (cyst) on my face right before we get family pictures taken. That's just awesome! As if I don't feel unattractively bloated and gross as it is.

At least 2/3rds of the family is adorable as usual.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Play" Birds

Brad got together with some of his friends to shoot clay birds.....aka "Play" birds if you're Dane. So after Dane's nap I took him over there so he could watch.

When they finished the box of clay birds it was on to shooting pumpkins.

After a few minutes Dane was bored of watching and kept himself entertained by playing in Brad's truck.

He was still alittle sick this day and I feel like you can see it in his eyes.

Thanks to Dane, both Brad and I came down with a mini cold shortly there after. It's not terrible, Brad has alittle congestion and a sore throat and I'm just alittle congested in the evening. I'm just glad it happened now and not next week for our trip to Indianapolis!

Brad had his 2nd procedure at the Dr. yesterday. It went well and the Dr. seemed optimistic that he'd gotten everything and we'll be done with this mess. Brad's feeling pretty good, just alittle sore today.

Preggo Update: 13 1/2 weeks. Still nauseous and exhausted. Hence the not posting anything for a week. That about sums it up.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Dane had a playdate on Monday with a boy! He really needs some buddies that are boys. He plays all the time with his girl cousins and girl friends and lately Dane has been saying he wants to be a girl. Uh, That's alittle concerning and when asked Dane says he wants a baby sister. Huh, really?! Are you sure about that? I think it's just all he knows.

Anyway, A friend of mine from my college days moved back here from Florida. It's been years since I've seen her and she looks exactly the same! She came over on Monday with her little boy Dean and we had alittle playdate. I think they played pretty well together. We'll have to do it again sometime. It was good quality boy play without the mention of girls or being a princess :)

We took the playdate outside after awhile. It was a lovely sunny fall day with temperatures in the 60's. I wish it would stay like this. "sigh"

All you need for a good time is a few tractors and a big pile of dirt!

Dane has come down with a little cold. Bummer. I feel like he just had one not long ago! Where is he picking up these germs! Ugg. I hope I don't get it. He woke up today at 6:30am today and it was my day to sleep in alittle! Oh well. That's the life of a mom I guess. He's also a little clingy and whiny probably cause he's not feeling well.

What's new you ask? Brad's appointment to take more tissue is next week. I bet he passes out, he almost did last time. This should be very unpleasant, having a big hole dug out, both front and back. I would think it would be hard to get comfortable.

Preggo Update: 12 weeks and still nauseous. It lasted till 14 weeks with Dane, so hopefully I only have a few weeks left of this crap. I had another check-up. I find them annoying, can't I just come in if I have a question or I'm not feeling well? Anyways, it went pretty well. Dane came with me and we got to hear the heartbeat. I've only gained 2 1/2 lbs so far. I hope I can keep the weight down more this time, we'll see. I like my resisdent Dr. She's pretty laid back and the best part is she's alittle chunky!! Makes me feel better and I don't think she'll be on me about my weight and constantly lecturing me like that last Dr. was. HA! I love it :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Oh Giggles :)

Brad and Dane getting ready to head outside and do some work. Dane was particularly excited and impressed when Brad whipped out a pair of overalls just like his to work in. Here's my boys. This definitely got some giggle outta me.

I like this picture better, stupid window ruined it. Though I should have thought better to take the photo there, my bad.

Anyways. Things are good here. I'm off work till Tuesday and I intent on taking full advantage of that by eating and napping when I want to. Dane has been a real good boy too, Sometimes when faced with staying home alone with him for days I want to run screaming in the other direction but he's been really fun the last few days. I think he's in a growing stage, he's been eating well, sleeping in and taking good long naps. That's awesome.

Tonight Dane is having a sleep over with his Momo and Papa Peterson. He's pretty excited about it and I'm going to try not to worry about him. He'll be fine, they take such good care of him. Brad and I are taking advantage of our free time and going out on a double date with friends, dinner and a movie. Should be fun. I haven't been out to the movies since Dane was about 1 month old. Then tomorrow we're going to head out in the morning and try to get some Christmas shopping started.

* Brad just got results back from the moles he had cut off. 2 of the 3 are melanoma. Non invasive though, which is great! We caught it just in time. He just has to go back in so they can go deeper and wider to make sure they get all the cancerous tissue. While not good news, it could be ALOT worse and I'm relieved. But seriously, How can 1 person have so much cancerous skin?

Monday, November 1, 2010


Fall Fun

Dear Ritz Crackers~
You have betrayed me. For the last week you've no longer been what I thought you were. You've really let me down and I'm writing to say......I'm moving on.
Sincerely ~ Casey Head In The Toilet Grimes

I'm 11 weeks pregnant today and desperately awaiting reprieve from the nausea. Today was not a good day. I'm not taking my prenatal vitamins daily, somedays I can't even stand the smell of them let alone actually put them in my mouth. I hope my baby turns out ok. Speaking of, I better go try to gag one down................wish me luck.