Thursday, April 22, 2010

road trip!

Details of our April Vacation Road Trip:
woke up 7:00 a.m. Saturday April 17th
Caedmon woke up happy and said, "we going on vacation?!" he was ready to rock and roll and happy to jump in the car.
out the door and down the road at 8:07 a.m.

First set-back: turned around at 8:29 after ryan realized he forgot his wallet.

back on 495S at 8:50 a.m....starting over.

Car Mileage 17,870 at the start - on our way to Pittsburgh, about a 9.5 hour drive.

Ate at the famous Primanti Brother's sandwhich shop. On food network and referred to us by our buddy Fred PErkins. Loved it. the best sandwhich on the trip, the second best was a real turkey and mushroom melt. we ate gooooooooooooooood on this trip.

Got lost around the city of pittsburgh because of road construction. Arrived at hotel at 8:15 p.m. and asleep about 10:15
Woke up and skipped church sunday...i know i know...
Drove to our first real destination: MASON, OH

Arrived at Great wolf lodge ( at 2 p.m. and hit the waterpark! it was awesome. caedmon was in love and we had a blast. it was probably the best day of our trip. Took a break, shopped around MASON, got dinner, and back to the waterpark.

Total hours in the car: 15 hours

Monday April 19: Destination, Petersburg Kentucky - the Creation Museum ( This was something on our "To do in 5 years" list. It was awesome, and something Ryan had really wanted to do. It was a great testimony to our faith our history and above all GOD. it was awesome. we enjoyed it all. unfortunatly, it was a little "advanced" for caedmon.

Left the museum about 3 p.m. and went to Florence, KY to take rest. This pregnant momma was getting tired! Caedmon watched a movie and ryan worked on seminary work. then, we went out again. Ate at famous dave's bbq....delicious!

Tuesday April 20: left hotel at 9:30 in route for the Cincinnati Zoo. It was a beautiful day and the zoo was nice. Unfortunatley, it wasn't caedmon's favorite. he's just not that into it, but he really liked comparing the animals to the characters in Madagascar.

We left the zoo earlier than expected, about 1p.m. and got on the road

Ryan got pulled over at 3ish and got a speeding ticket...from here it was pretty much downhill.

long story short: horrible pizza dinner which lead to Caedmon projectile vomitting all over the car at 9:30 pm., stopping our road trip way early for the night. we had to stop at the nearest hotel and clean out puke from our son, his carseat, and our whole car....whoa. a testing parenting situation for sure! we made it through.

Tuesday April 22nd7.5 hours left, and a sick boy...we thought we were in for it. but....he was AMAZING! he was sooooooooo good and didnt get sick and just watched movies and slept. it was a great rest of the ride home. the best part was arriving here and Laura brought us a homemade dinner! she's the best!

so, all in all our trip to OH, KY, PA was great and we are so happy we went! we enjoyed it and made the best of the "bumps in the road".

final mileage: 1896
total hours: 32 hours 25 seconds :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

14 weeks...almost gone.

I'm 14 weeks pregnant which doesn't sound like very far along.

somethings about this pregnancy so far:

1. extreme fatigue

2. have no idea what boy name i'd use

3. less "excitment" than with caedmon but more readiness. i am excited, but not nervous excited. just ready to see what life with two is like

4. love peanut butter and jelly

5. hate meat, unless i don't cook it

6. lost my desire to cook

7. haven't gained anything, lost some weight

8. felt the baby a few times already, coooool

9. already had two little ultrasounds! that has been fun. ready for the big on in May, even though we're not finding out i can't wait to see more of our baby

10. thinking of caedmon as a big brother has been weird! but fun!

11. haven't boughten one baby thing.

12. starting to buy diapers sooooooooooon. need ot stock up. if you have any great deals or see any online coupons, ect. let me know! we'll be stockin' up ahead of time!

14. pretty sure it's another boy, but would be estatic with a daughter. it would be the first grandaughter too. but, another boy would be great and we'd be all set.

15. plan on re-doing the room after the baby is born, for its first christmas present.

16. LOVE my baby and my baby's daddy so much! xoxo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Because He Lives...we can celebrate Easter!

Easter was very different this year.
We had my parents here with us, which was GREAT! but we didn't have my the Balenos with us (my aunt/uncle and cousins).
Thursday - took a day off of work! mom and dad got into town and back to our house about 11ish. that was great to have the whole day. caedmon was feeling good and happy they were here. we played outside a little and ate good food.
Friday - Good Friday, service at 3 p.m. Caedmon was feeling a little not under the weather, but he kept on moving. my dad did a lot of work around our house, made me an awesome shoe rack and did a lot of other odds and ends.
sickness started, caedmon was up that night with a fever :(
Saturday - Fever dwindles, and we take him to the easter egg hunt. don't blame us and call us bad parents for bringing him around other kids. the hunt was in our backyard with 20 kids! no way we could keep him away. he played and had funand shook the sickness for a while. He felt somewhat better that afternoon, and then crashed again. wasn't feeling well and went ot bed early. fever fever fever...all night. i was up with him in his bed, changing his diarrhea pants and bed sheets :(
SUNDAY - EASTER ryan had sunrise service at 6:30 and i met him for breakfast after at about 7:15 because caed was up but sick. we knew he woudln't be joining us for easter. such a bummer, his little outfit is just hanging on the closet door and will make an appearance on mother's day.
11 a.m. - CHURCH WAS GREAT! OUR GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE! Ryan spoke the truth and was really filled with the spirit. it was a great service! My dad joined me while caedmon stayed home with mom.
thankfully, after church he got to feeling better, played outside and the fever broke! Praise the Lord!

Dad, mom, and I made a great meal - the BEST CARROT CAKE EVER and amazing everything else. to have my parents here was a true blessing.
we're just pryaing caedmon is feeling better tnoight and SLEEPS and doesn't need to go to the doc tomorrow. pray for our little man.