Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh yeah

A few more fun fish details- she is learning how to take her clothes off, which leads to her running around naked WAAAY to frequently. I wouldn't care half as much if she didn't take the opportunity to pee on the floor every time. She has also started saying "thank you". While I'm thrilled we're raising a polite young lady, her thank you sounds an awful lot like f--k you, and I laugh every time.

Cute weekend

I got a lot of homework done this week, and am feeling much less frazzled now that my Global Business class is over. I had two exams this week so I was on edge trying to get things done, but now that it's all over I feel better. I still have my accounting class until the end of July, but it's online so I at least feel less pressure about time.

Friday night Joe's parents church had a group outing to the Toledo Mud Hens game, so we took Ramona to her first baseball game. She had a blast! She was so excited to be around so many other kids and ran around everywhere. I think baseball is incredibly boring, but I usually have fun at actual games, and this was no exception. We also got Ramona a Mud Hens shirt and found out Wow Wow Wubzy is going to be at the game the day before Joe's birthday, so we might go to that game since Ramona loves Wow Wow Wubzy and apparently loves going to minor league baseball games. I will go anywhere there is beer and funnel cakes, so it's fine with me. We also stayed at the end for the fireworks because I wanted to see how Ramona liked them so we could come up with a plan for the fourth. She was kind of nervous about the noise. She was with Uncle Ben (Joe's brother, not the rice enthusiast) when they started and was upset, but once she got in my arms she was less scared and more excited. So, I think we'll take her to see fireworks. I just have to figure out where.

Sometimes she seriously looks just like a little Joe clone
She loved that everyone kept clapping and clapped right along
Joe said, "Let's get her some ice cream!" She decided she needed two spoons. And ate the whole thing of ice cream by herself!
We had a lot of fun cheering together

Saturday we walked up to UT so I could pick up a project I need for my accounting class and we got lunch. I showed Joe around campus and took him through a few places he'd never been before. Ramona enjoyed running around and playing on campus. After that, we got home and Joe used the new grill he got for Father's Day for the first time and made a bunch of ribs and had some of his friends over. I was mostly on Mony duty and had a bunch of homework, so I didn't get to have as much fun, but I did get to talk for a little bit. Ramona had fun playing outside all day. She wore her new swimsuit (which is almost too small already- stop growing, little fish!) and played in the sprinkler. I was actually a champion mom for once and remembered to not only put on sunscreen to begin with, but also to reapply a few times. So, no sunburn for Mony, which is always good.

Today we just hung around the house. I had an online exam and we slept and played and watched TV. I worked on weddingbee crap for a little bit, but I need re-size my engagement pics for that, and I'm being super lazy about it. I did want to get some around the house type stuff done that I didn't even start, but it's ok. I will make valances for the living room some day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Engagement Pictures!

Hey everybody! Just wanted to give you a heads up that our engagement pictures are on our photographer's blog. Please go and comment on it! I would greatly appreciate it. I love the pictures, and even though my hair looks kinda crappy in some of the shots, and I look as awkward as ever, I think they are totally awesome to the max.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


14 weeks until the wedding. Holy crap, I have a lot to do still.

School is kicking my butt right now- my new class has me doing at least 15 hours of homework a week- just for that class. And I still have my other class. And a full-time job. So, yeah, I am dying.

This weekend was pretty awesome, though. I did lots of homework, but we got to spend a lot of time with family, so it was nice. Friday, Joe, Mony and I went to the Strawberry Festival. It was fun. I mean, it's typical small town Ohio festival, but I enjoy that, so I'm glad we went. Ramona had her first funnel cake, first carny game, and first time hearing a live band. She like the funnel cake, won a ball, and drummed along the entire time.

Saturday we had a cookout with Joe's parents and then they watched Mony so Joe and I could go see the new X-men movie. I liked it a lot. We also went to a bar together in the first time in forever and had two beers. So, it was a nice little date. Then we brought Mony home, where she didn't go to sleep until midnight.

After that late night, she decided to get up at six in the morning (totally bizarre for her) and then she cried in the nursery the entire time I was in church because she was so tired. She finally fell asleep when we were walking around Fort Meigs. We met up with my parents for their Muster on the Maumee weekend and watched some demonstrations and walked around. It was nice, and it seemed like my dad enjoyed the Father's Day excursion. I did realize that being a little kid must be like being black out drunk. I mean, Ramona fell asleep in the car, and then she woke up to three adults dressed in period clothing playing music in a field she'd never seen before. I personally would have been like, "Oh my gosh- what is going on?" but Ramona was pretty cool about it. I guess you kind of expect that sort of thing when you're little.

After we got home, I made Joe lobster rolls for his Father's Day dinner. I had given him money towards his dream grill as his Father's Day present. It is now sitting in our basement waiting for assembly tomorrow. All in all, a pretty great weekend.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cutest Kid EVER

Ramona really killed me today. Before Joe went to bed, I gave him a hug and a kiss and said good night. She ran over and started pulling on our legs and yelling "A hug!" So we picked her up and did a group hug that she loved. Then I took her for a walk around Ottawa Park in her stroller and when we were done, I let her play on the playground. She picked a bunch of clover and brought it over to me and put it in my hand. "A flower!" I smelled them and said "mmmm, those smell good!" Ramona held them by her face and said "fffff fffff- mmmmm good! Yummy yummy yummy!" Then I pushed her on the swings and she laughed hysterically and said "Wheeeeee!" We came home, played, read stories, and danced to music. I kissed her forehead and gave her a hug. I said, "I love you." And then she said "I love you" for the first time and I was so overcome with emotion that I just started crying. And I'm crying right now thinking of it as I type! I don't know why. I mean, I know she's pretty much just repeating what I say and that it doesn't really mean anything to her. And she's shown how much she loves me a million times. But for some reason, hearing her say it for the first time just tugged my heart so hard. That is what being a mom is about. It's 98% thankless work that you do out of love, but those 2% of thank yous and I love yous are so worthwhile. She's just so amazing.

Sorry I'm being a bit dramatic. To lighten the mood, here's a picture of Ramona eating bacon with both hands at Uncle John's last weekend.
Also, I haven't been writing here as much the last few weeks because I've been doing a bunch of school stuff and have been wedding blogging. I'm writing as "Miss Cannon" on They just started posting my stuff today. I will be posting about friends and family in the context of wedding planning, so if anyone has any issues with that, let me know and I will not include your pictures or whatever.

Anyway, life is good. I start my second summer class next week, but it's online so it shouldn't be too bad. Wedding planning is coming along, and I don't have any complaints at this moment. Yay for summer!