Monday, July 30, 2012

Swimming Suits.....

I can't wait to take Lexi swimming! Mom got her some new swim suits that will hopefully fit her! LOL! She's HUGE! :) But I'm glad she's growing. Tomorrow is payday and Thursday is mine and Josh's 4 year anniversary! Can't believe next year will be 5 years! Crazy how fast time flies!

Can't wait till September because then we get to go see Josh's grandparents. Lexi tried carrots last night. She did okay with them. Don't know if they will be a favorite or not. Next week is sweet potatoes and then we start fruits! Yay! My girl is growing so fast!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Growing like a weed!

My daughter is getting bigger and bigger everyday. Now she is in 12-18 month clothes and is only 4 months! Aaaahhh! It's hard to keep up with her. If you buy her clothes, ask me what size she is in first! PLEASE! She is getting so big!

We finished squash! It was ok, not her favorite by any means. We start carrots today. So far we have done green beans, peas, squash and are now starting carrots. We only have sweet potatoes left for the veggies before we can start fruits! She is a very healthy little girl! And her gums on the bottom are turning white because teeth are getting close. She is drooling like nobody's business! LOL! 

Another new thing....She is now using her stroller without the use of the car seat! This isn't fair! Yes I know she has to grow up but I don't want her to! She is pretty much rolling over from back to tummy as well! Big changes in the Johnson Household! Next thing will be her driving my car. LORD HELP US!!!!! LOL! Well that's all for today. We have cousin Maxwell's birthday party to go to today.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Up early!

Well Lex woke up at 4:30 this morning. She went back down after she had her bottle but Mom didn't get to go back to sleep. I COULDN'T sleep anymore. I was so mad! So I am still awake. Lame. Lexi woke up at 7ish which is abnormal for her. She usually sleeps until at least 8:30.

We get to spend the day with Nonnie. I AM SO EXCITED for Tuesday. PAYDAY! On Thursday Josh and I will have been married for 4 years! Where has time gone?? Well I'm off to get Lexi ready for the day! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A raise!

Josh got a "positive review" yesterday! I'm so proud of him and he scored really high on his review for being a new hire!

On another plus side, I got my desk all cleaned up and got the corner in our living room cleaned from clearing out what used to be my room that is now Lexi's. So proud of myself. On the list soon is to clean the garage but I will have to have a babysitter that day because I don't exactly want to put Lex in her walker in the garage and the baby monitor doesn't reach that far. So the next list is follows:
1. Clean the Garage.
2. Scrapbook my wedding. Yes I am aware that is has been almost 4 years.
3. Scrapbook Lexi.

I promised a video of her standing. Here it is.

Also I have more pictures as well : )
This was last night. Josh was holding her and all the sudden we heard heavy breathing and she was out!

This is her dress that she wore at the wedding and might I add did quite well!
This was Lex the day before the wedding. I had to lay her down in her stroller and stick her in a dark hall so she could sleep :)

Mom, Heidi, and I were at Papa's Pizza and Lex was staring at the wall and all the sudden fell asleep like this : D That's my daughter!

Needless to say I'm a proud Mama!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today I WILL clean my desk!!!!!

Today I will clean my desk! Today I WILL clean my desk!! TODAY I WILL CLEAN MY DESK!!!! Maybe if I say it enough it will become motivating to clean my desk... Ha ha ha. If only things worked that way. 

Lex went down for her nap easily! Maybe I will stick her walker in the computer room and keep her entertained while cleaning! Multitasking. A mom's got to do what a mom's got to do! 

Lex tried a pickle for the first time last night and LOVED it! I mean LOVED LOVED LOVED it! She kinda got mad when we took it away. Most babies make a face when they try something sour. Not my daughter! She is so cute!

She stood the other day while holding onto one of Joey's toys. I can't post the video today but I will try to post it tomorrow. Desk cleaning time!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Back in the regular swing of things...

Today is a normal day. YAY! Josh is back at work, Lex is down for her first nap, dishes are caught up, laundry is in the washer. Now I have to get back on exercising. : / Not fun but worth it in the end when Lex gets a healthier mommy. My goal is to be skinny by the time I'm pregnant again which is 2 or 3 years down the road. I am happy to take this slow and work for it!

I MUST start scrapbooking again! I MUST! Oh, and I MUST clean my desk! Still haven't done that yet but with the wedding over I will have more free time! 

Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Crazy few days!!!

Wow! I felt bad not blogging but at the same time life was CRAZY!!!!!!!!! We had so much to do and were even working on doing stuff for the wedding up until minutes before!! I'm done! Matron of Honor is a HUGE  job! Lots of responsibilities but hopefully the Bride and Groom enjoyed it and loved what they saw. Renita (my cousin and mother of the photographer) was a HUGE help! Don't know what we would have done without her. She ended up being the coordinator, the "flower maker" (I know that isn't the correct term), helped decorate the church and reception area, did photographs with her son and soooooo much more! Renita we appreciate it more than you will ever know.

Thursday was the rehearsal dinner. We also had a lot of decorating to do that day. I wasn't as much help as I wanted to be because that was Josh's late day and for whatever reason Lex was fussy so she was my priority. 

Friday was such a busy day. First it started off with taking Lex to get her 4 month shots, which of course didn't go over well. She was in the 90th percentile for her head, weight, and height. Needless to say she is a very healthy baby! Mama is doing her job well! Peas went over okay. This week we will be starting squash! Daddy's choice. Friday we had the bachelorette party and a lot of the decorating fell on Mom, Renita and Dad and I'm sure others as well. Then after the bachelorette party we (Heidi and I) went to her house for her to pack where she ended up throwing up. Not fun! I had to clean it up. Like I said Matron of Honor is a huge job LOL. Heidi you still owe me for that. We were driving her car, and for those of you who know me, I can't drive a stick so I kept telling her, "Please don't throw up in the car. I can't drive a stick!" I must have said that 10 times. Then we got to the church to check it out and it was like 11pm. She gagged several times on the way there. Then after we checked out what the church looked like we went back to my house where she stayed the night. We got in bed at midnight then Lex started crying. UGH!! I just wanted sleep and so did Heidi. Then we got about 2 hours of solid sleep then Heidi woke up sick again. At one point she was running a 102.3 temp. I had to get up and get her some crackers and water and then she was throwing up. Just when we got her laid down, then Lex woke up crying again. We got about 2 and a half hours of sleep that night. Then we were up by 5 to get our showers and start getting ready. The wedding went well. The bride was a little cranky but who wouldn't be going on that little sleep and being sick. We got her and Micah all happy making them leave with their presents to open. : ) Then I went back to the church to help Mom and the others clean up and set up. That night I went to bed at 9:30 and Lex slept until 7am! LOVELY! Then after her bottle went back to sleep until 11 am. Sunday was spent not getting out of my jammies and doing laundry and dishes to get the house caught back up while taking care of a sick husband. Today Josh didn't go to work because he was so sick and we took him to the doctor where we found out he's dealing with a sinus infection. Not fun! Anyways, this should make up for missing several days of blogging. Have a good evening!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Loving this stage!

My favorite thing right now is Lexi's laughter! My whole goal seems to be making her laugh. It's something different every time but when she laughs at something I do I try to get her to do it over and over and over again! It makes me laugh and my laugh usually scares her which makes me laugh even more. Its just a fun cycle.

This week is so busy already. Its only Tuesday and there is sooooooo much to do. Mom and Heidi came over yesterday and Heidi was here till about 9:40 working on wedding stuff. Today we start all over. I have at least one project I can work on today............................................I see a long day ahead of me. Plus Josh works until 8 tonight. Like I said, long week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Peas! Happy 4 months!

Today we start peas. I'm glad I started when I did because I think it was perfect timing for her. Green beans started off rough but eventually she liked them. Don't know about peas. I can't stand them! They smell like a wet dog to me. We have Lex's 4 month check up on Friday. I know, I know, with all the crazy of the week before the wedding, adding in Lex's 4 month check up too. Like I said, busy week ahead! AAAAHHHHH! I think with all the veggies we try they will start off rough because it's new. I could be wrong though.

She went down for her nap without a hitch. *Happy Mama* I have plenty of stuff to do today to keep me busy lol! AAAHHHHH Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dang it!

Dang it! Dang it! Dang it!!!! I forgot to post yesterday! I was doing so stinkin good too. : / Well yesterday and today was filled with wedding stuff and I have wedding stuff up to my eyeballs this next week! I feel like I'm the one getting married! Maybe Heidi and Micah will share their wedding gifts with me! *hint, hint* ; ) Well, NOT the lingerie! It won't fit lol.

Josh has been super great with taking care of Lex these past couple days so I could go out and help Mom and Heidi with stuff. I appreciate it more than you know Josh. I love you!

This week holds LOTS of things. Mom and I are getting re-sprayed on Wednesday. I have to help make signs, help prepare the rehearsal dinner, help set up for the wedding, decorate the church and reception area, Bachelorette party, and much more. Wish me luck! I may lose 15lbs this week or gain 15lbs. HA HA HA Let's hope for losing it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

My new tan!

To start off I am tan in places that have NEVER EVER seen the sun! LOL!!!! Mom and I had quite an experience today and plan on going back next week so we look good for Heidi's wedding. I will take pictures of the finished product tomorrow. I LOVE IT!

Mom and I had a pretty long day. It started off with mom coming over and then I get a call from my bestie. Love you Court! She's talking about grocery shopping and then tells me she's going up to her door and there are kids there. Then all the sudden I hear a knock at the door and I look out the peephole and there are kids at my door too. So I said, "hey that's weird there's kids at my front door too." She then says there's three at my door then I go to look to see how many are at my door and then I see Courtney walking up behind them!!!! The kids kinda ruined the surprise but I had NO clue Courtney was coming. It was sooooooo great seeing her!

Then Mom, Lex and I did our Friday thing and got errands run, went to appointments, did a little shopping, then dropped Lex off with Josh so we could finish the grocery shopping. We were out until 10:30! That's late for us but we had soooo much fun. They shouldn't let us out at night. All in all today was such a great day despite being Friday the 13th. The "Friday the 13th" thing freaked us out when we had to write that date on the consent form to get out tans. Wow! We had A LOT OF FUN today. I am so tired but I still have laundry and just finished dishes. Oh and I also have to check out my new tan body lol. 
Goodnight All! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New things...

Lex is FINALLY starting to like green beans. We (mom's suggestion) added rice cereal to it and it seems to go down better. : ) Thanks Mom! So question for you mom's out there. Can I do green beans one day then carrots the next or do green beans for a while then switch? I'm all new at this! Also, Lex and I had a hard day yesterday but it ended so beautifully! I have to wait to post the video until I show all the right people first! : ) Another thing. Lex is doing well in her walker! Yesterday she was getting fussy and so I said, "come here." and I had my arms stretched out and she walked toward me at least a couple feet! AND AND AND!!!! She reached for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's doing so well, I couldn't be more proud!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I have lost 2.1lbs so far. Still not fast but I could lower my calories and lose faster. Maybe I will............. Lex is starting to reach for things now. Quite exciting.

Mom and I are thinking of getting a spray tan for Heidi's wedding. Never done that before. I'm calling today to see what prices are and stuff like that. Kinda nervous LOL

On the positive side, I found out I burn more calories cleaning and then I get a super clean house. I cleaned the fridge inside and out yesterday with bleach. NEVER EVER done that before hahahaha. I honestly don't know where the motivation came from. Hmmmm, what will I clean the crap out of today???

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Long day!

It's Tuesday, which means Josh works till 8. : ( Here's to hoping its a good day. It was so great to see Josh's grandparents on Sunday. I can't wait until September when we get to see them again. My favorite quote from that day was when Alan (Josh's dad) was talking to Grandma Gloria. It went a little something like this- Alan (to Grandma Gloria): "You should put your purse down and hold the baby." Grandpa Ray: "NO! She's gonna want another baby!" They are both in their 80s. I laughed soooooooooo hard! Yesterday I was quite munchy and need to invest in some gum. : / 

Lex is still asleep. Usually I write this on her first nap, but today she's sleeping in. : ) Yay me! I will try to go get some breakfast. Then I have more laundry, dishes, and cleaning to do. Its an endless cycle I guess. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer is finally here!

Summertime is FINALLY here. I guess I shouldn't expect any different in Oregon. Lex and I went out to get some things from the grocery store. I managed to hold her AND push the cart! I know what you're going to say. Talent! Sheer talent! : ) She was in just a bikini top and diaper and was still hot LOL.

Also, who decided the sizes of baby clothes?????????????????????? I put Lex in a 6-9 month tank top and had to take it off because it was too small!!! Not a happy mama! I'm happy that she's growing, just upset at myself that I didn't put it on her sooner.

On the weight loss front, I'm gaining a pound and a half and losing a pound and a half. Teeter totter. Hate it. I will keep up with it though. I must! I want to be skinny for my next pregnancy!!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The grandparents are visiting!!!!

Josh's grandparents are here from Washington! I LOVE THEM!!!! Grandma Gloria is so stinking cute. I just want to stick her in my pocket! Grandpa Ray is quite a character. I love them! They make my day! It's fun going to visit them in Washington. We have tried to make it a tradition that we go see them for Josh's birthday each year. This year we are taking Lexi! Today will be the first time they have gotten to see her since she has been born! I'm excited!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The shower is here!

No, not outside. Ha ha ha ha ha. Its Heidi's wedding shower. After today then I will have wedding stress instead of shower and wedding stress. : ) I am soooooooooo happy that it's sunny outside! Now to conquer having a hot baby! I guess she will be in just a diaper this summer. Thank goodness we don't live in Vegas. God doesn't even like to visit Vegas in the summer ha ha ha ha! Looks like I will be getting my camera! So very excited!!! I can't wait to take pictures!!!!!! Well, that's all for today! Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Being selfish..........

Sometimes I just want to be selfish. I have wanted a really nice camera for a while. FOR A LONG WHILE!!! I may get it, I may not. It just depends on how things work out.

I HATE ALLERGIES!!! They are sooooooo annoying! Makes me mad! I want to go outside and enjoy the weather but I'm miserable! I need a tan before the wedding. LOL If not, I guess it's not that big of a deal.

Today, I haven't found my inspiration for a blog. : / It is getting easier to be a single parent on nights that Josh has to work late, which will be 2 nights a week for July. I had her fed, bathed and down for bed by the time he got home last night. Maybe next week or the week after we will start green beans and peas so that's pretty exciting. Well, I guess that's all for now seeing as how I may just end up rambling on about random crap ha ha ha. Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Banana bread!

I attempted to make banana bread for the first time and I would have to say it was a success! I loooove it! Nana watched Lexi for me while I got some stuff done. Thanks Nan! Lexi didn't even make it home awake!
I got almost all my laundry done, all my dishes done, stuff done for the bridal shower for my sister, and banana bread made! Successful day :) 
What a tuckered little girl. Nana wore her out! :)

Tomorrow may or may not be a busy day, not sure yet. Husband is working late tonight. :( SUCKY! Hopefully Lex will be easy for me tonight!!!! Cross your fingers! Well, I better finish that laundry before she wakes up. I didn't take her out of her car seat :) LOL

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


    Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!! No matter how much of our independence that was fought so hard for and so many lives were lost, Obama is still trying to take our freedom away a little at a time! If you didn't know where I stood on him, now you know! Don't even get me started!!!!

I love the FREEDOM I have. The freedom to raise my daughter the way I want to, to lift my hands in worship, to say when I think the president of this country is running it straight into the ground, to support our wonderful troops that put their lives on the line everyday. Thanks Mike Raaf for serving this country! I love you big brother!

Lex enjoyed what she saw of the fireworks. She's very tired and hasn't gone down for bed yet. We are working on it. Hopefully it goes okay. Our neighborhood is rather noisy! Here's a pic of Lex enjoying the fireworks lol...
She's asleep if you couldn't tell! :) Goodnight all! Don't take your freedom for granted. I don't!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I'm down!

    Ok, it doesn't seem like much but I have lost 1.5lbs since friday! I'm soooooooo happy! I did a pretty good workout yesterday on the wii and I'm going to costco today and I will be carrying Lex the whole way because it burns more calories!!!
    I'm baby sitting 2 babies today. Lex and Joey! Joey is seeming like such a little kid today and is driving me nuts lol! He just wants attention. Well, I better get going. Lex is down and I need to do laundry and eat and get ready before she wakes up. Hopefully today is better than yesterday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

I've gone this far!

    Well, as of this morning I had gone 3 and a half months without getting peed on and I was thinking, "wow, I haven't gotten peed on yet..." That happened this morning. :( I opened the diaper and straight shot to my belly! ICK! Oh well, now I can't say that I haven't been peed on. Someone is fighting sleep, and I won't say who it is because she is sitting in her walker right next to me. LOL I'm on day 4 of my diet and haven't done bad at all. I had quinoa the other night for the first time. It wasn't bad at all. I made quinoa, chicken, and baked beans and it filled me up and was pretty good. Josh liked it. If you are going to make quinoa, make it in chicken broth not water. Words of wisdom by Papa. Thanks Papa!
    Heidi's (my sister) wedding shower is this weekend. I have lots to do and still have stuff to do for the wedding at the end of the month. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off and I'm not even the one getting married.
    Well, I better get this rowdy one to bed or just keep her in her walker until she passes out. If only it were that easy! I have lots to do today! Laundry, house work, wedding stuff..................................................oh and exercising somewhere in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, time to get off.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Homemade Baby Food!

    That's right! I made my own baby food! I will continue to do this unless we are on a trip and then buying baby food is more convenient. It was easy too! I don't know why more people don't do it. Lex is changing everyday and although part of me wants her to stay a baby I can't wait (and yet I can) to see who she will become! I started putting her in her walker in the kitchen so she can see me and possibly learn to cook along the way, although that is a very long ways off. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom because there are people out there who can't afford it. To be honest we are kind of scraping by especially with all the medical bills but if I have to go without food (not that I have so far) to do the job I'm called to do, I will do it! My daughter is so beautiful and people will see her from the back and say, "Oh she's so cute." Then they see her face and say, "Oh wow! She's VERY beautiful!" I'm blessed. That's all there is to say! Have a great Sunday! I have a very busy week ahead of me!

The first picture is a great smile. The second picture is green beans. The third picture I can just hear her saying, "Mom, enough already. Everyone already knows how cute I am. Must you have that camera in my face all the time." :)