Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter and other Randomness...

Here are a few random photos from the last 2 months. Liam is doing great. He is starting to come around to the idea of his sister a little bit more each day. He still isn't what I would call excited, but I think he might be starting to except it. It hit me the other day that I am more than half way through this pregnancy and she will be here in 4 short months! I am very excited to have her here of course, but I am also trying to savor the last few months of having one on one time with Liam. It has been such a great 3 years that he has been my only baby. I love, love, love Liam!

PS- Happy Birthday to pretty much all of Bill and I's family! Seriously...My Dad, Jack, Katie, Tonnie, Bills Dad, Charlie, Sam, Aunt Sue, and Hank. Am I forgeting anybody?!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

For the humanity!!!

I cannot speak intelligently about the new health care bill as I do not know much about it. I am not a very political person. I cannot tell you who my local representatives are. I can however tell you this...I support social medicine and I think any start to change is a good thing. GASP! Everybody take a deep breath. I do not consider my self a socialist. BUT, I want to raise my children in a country where their health does not rely on the job they have providing them with insurance. If Liam wants to grow up and sell fruit on the side of the road I do not want to worry that he may die from cancer. I do not think that only the rich should be responsible for caring for my fruit selling child's health. But I ask you can we be a nation that has public schools for all, libraries, police stations, fire stations, and amazing roads but not health care? We don't need free books and roads to live. I can teach Liam to read on my own, but I cannot cure him of a brain tumor. Luckily, my child is healthy. I do not have any overwhelming medical bills. We happen to have great insurance provided through Bill's work. Here is the thing though, I know we are lucky. I live in blissful ignorance. I am not aware of how it feels to have a sick child with bills stacking up. BUT, I do know that it is blissful to be in my situation and not in the other. So in the realization of that understanding, I am willing to give some of what is mine to those who aren't as lucky as I. Life is unpredictable and unfair. One day I may find myself on the other side and if I do, I pray that others would be willing to give too...for the humanity.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm back!

So if you don't personally know me you would probably think, judging from my lack of blogging, the my pregnancy killed me. Not so. I have survived! I am almost 19 weeks in and am finally getting some relief! THANK GOD!! I had no idea that pregnancy could be that tough! I have lost 15 pounds but have finally put 3 of those pounds back on. We recently found out that our new baby will be...A GIRL! I am so excited! I can't stop the urge to buy every hair bow, or hat with big flowers on them! Oh, the pink and purple! As of now, I think we are going to name her Sydney Hope Tobler. I am tickled pink! Liam...not so much. :) He isn't quite sure about having to share his parents, house, attention, or toys. He loves babies though, so I am sure he will come around! He is a loving kid with a great heart, so I have no doubt he will love her the minute he sets his eyes on her.
Obviously a lot has happened since my last blog other than the announcement of our daughter. Liam had a great 3rd birthday. His Aunt Laurie, Amy, and Grandpa Bill all came. He had a blast!! Yesterday was Easter. We went to the Cheney's house and had a grand time! They are so good to us! Liam LOVES to go to their house!
I have quite a few funny stories that I need to put on here about Liam but I have so many photos to post that am going to do that instead. Hopefully I will continue to feel this good and be able to post again soon.
Much Love.

The Fort Worth Zoo in January with Aunt Lisa, Aunt Kim, and Camryn...Mommy went too!

Bathtub colors with Daddy! They had a blast!Juice Mustache. Jan. 2010

Dinner with Uncle Jack. January 2010.

Winter Wonderland in Texas! February 2010. Record breaking snowfall! Liam LOVED it!

Liam wanted to spend his birthday afternoon at Cabelas. His buddy Maddox came too.

Birthday Dinner at Rainforest Cafe.

In March we took Liam to Thomas the Train in Grapevine. He had a great time!