Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'M WHAT?!!!

Well, It's been awhile since I last posted. Life has been crazy at the Fritsche house and it's about to get crazier. In about 7 months to be exact! Yep, there will be another baby added to our family at the end of September.

This was not planned, but we are very excited. It's taken us a couple of weeks to get to this point, but we're finally able to talk about it without breaking out into a cold sweat. You see, we thought we were done having babies and besides that, Addie is only 8 months old. How could I rob my baby of being the baby? I was on the pill and were certainly weren't trying. But, you know what they say about telling God your plans. We know that God is control and we are blessed to be able to bring another life into the world.

I guess I always wanted three, but after I had Addie I was convinced that two was enough. I already have my hands full as it is. I mean I'm trying to finish school, I work full time and I have two children that need my attention. But you know what, I just smile thinking of all the fun times we will have as a family of 5 or (6 counting Ali)! Wow that's weird to say! I just have to not worry about it and put in God's hands, because worrying isn't going to make anything any easier.

Besides finding out I'm pregnant, our house has been full of fun! Addie is pulling up on everything and cruising around the furniture! She loves to giggle and laugh (like all little girls) and even says "DaDa", and "ByeBye"! She is such a sweetheart. Noah is Mr. Smartypants these days. I swear that kid is so stinkin smart. He can count to 20, is learning his alphabet, knows his full name and everyone elses, can name any animal imaginable and loves money!

I love my babies and I pray that the new baby is as precious as these two!

Please pray for a happy and healthy 9 months for the newest Fritsche!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas

A little over a week away and I'm almost ready for it to be over! Not really, maybe I'm just ready to be off work! I just want to relax and be with my babies. I feel like all I ever do is get them ready for school and get them ready for bed with a few minutes thrown in for playing and snuggling. I feel like I never have time to do anything. I guess that's just the life of a mother, so I better get used to it.

One of the things I've been stressing about (which is pretty silly) is our Christmas cards. For some reason I think the picture has to be perfect with matching outfits and adorable natural smiles with all the perfect lighting ect, ect. So, I went and had them professionally done before Thanksgiving (plenty of time to have them sent out by Christmas). Well, I didn't like that Addie didn't smile so I've been trying to take pictures myself all month with no success. The most difficult thing in the world is trying to get a picture of a 2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old together with both of them smiling and looking at the camera! I finally decided to use the original professional pictures and now I have to rush them to them back in time. I think I need drugs! I hope I relax about all this meaningless stuff as the kids get older or I'm going to make them neurotic.


Thursday will mark the 4 year anniversary of when Kyle and I said "I Do"! It really does not feel that long and we've been together almost 8 years. I was 21 when we met and now I'm almost 30! Good Lord, I feel old. And someone please explain to me why Kyle keeps getting better looking every year and I'm getting worse! That's ok, I'll be fixing some of my flaws in a couple of years (hello, D cup!)


In honor of 4 years here are a couple of pictures of the two of us. One on our wedding day and one from a recent wedding.

























And here are a couple of attempts at Christmas pictures that I'm not using:






Monday, November 24, 2008

KACHOW!!


This is what will be sitting under the tree waiting for Mr. Noah on Christmas morning!! If you don't know, our child is obsessed with Lightning McQueen and we can not wait to see his face when he sees this!


I have such a hard time not spoiling these kids! It's so easy to buy them everything under the sun just because I want to see them smile. Now, granted they are not old enough to really ask for things, but I know the day is coming when they think they should get anything they want. So, I guess I'm going to have to nip my desire to shower them with every toy imaginable in the bud pretty soon.


We went to Bryan this weekend to have Thanksgiving with Kyle's family and we had a pretty good time. Noah and Addie are the youngest so everyone had a great time playing with them and of course Noah just ate up all the attention. Surprisingly, though we didn't have any meltdowns. Noah was on his best behavior all weekend and was the life of the party. The only time he even fussed was when it was time to go to sleep and he said he wanted to go home! They even slept the entire trip there and back. I've said it before, but we sure have been blessed with these two!


Anyways, here's a little Thanksgiving treat: My little Turkey!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hunting and Christmas

If any of you live under a rock, you may not have realized that this past weekend was the opening weekend of deer season! Now I used to really enjoy hunting season, you know back before I had kids and could actually GO hunting. Somehow, though, my husband still gets to go! Someone please explain to me why mom's lives completly change when the children are born, but dads still get to do everything they've always done?

So, this weekend I was what I lovingly refer to as a "hunting widow". Not only that, I was a single mother. I love my children with all of my heart and really enjoy getting to be with them all weekend, but I did not sign on to be a single parent. We are supposed to be partners and raise them together, but lately it feels as though I'm doing the raising and he's just playing with them occassionally. I know this isn't true, and Kyle is a wonderful dad, but sometimes I am a little bit irrational. Yes, I know he's always hunted and played golf, and played handbells at church, and did powerpoint at church, and played tennis, etc, etc, but I just thought after the kids were born he would want to be home with them....and me. Oh well, I still love him and I know this all part of being married, but I can whine just a little ....can't I?

Okay, enough of my bellyaching....I did get a lot done this weekend! Noah went to Nana and Pop's Saturday morning while Addie and I went and did some shopping! I have decided to get all my Christmas shopping done early this year, so I'm not scrambling at the last minute to find the things I want. Our first stop was Lay-Z-Boy Gallery to buy Kyle a recliner and big coctail ottoman to go in front of the couch and loveseat. I needed to buy a recliner with a pattern because all of our furniture is leather and we need some more color and texture in there. Almost two hours later, we walked out of there with our furniture on order! Addie was so good the entire time (I don't know how I've been blessed with such amazing babies!).

After that, we went to Toys R Us. Once Thanksgiving gets here, I will not step foot in that place until about February but this weekend it was very laid back and not many people there. I am happy to say I got almost everything on my list! I know I can probably save money by shopping around, but I really don't care! I wanted to get it done and not have to worry about it anymore. I will shop around all day long on the internet for bargains, but when it comes to shopping in the stores I usually buy it as soon as I see it. I still have to get an art easel for Noah and little mirror for Addie's crib, but other than that, the kids are done!!

Oh, and I had a "you know you're a mom" moment: I have been looking around for one of those remote control race cars that hits the wall and flips over. Wal-Mart is sold out online and doesn't have them in the stores and TRU doesn't even have them online. So I was looking everywhere in the store for it (the r.c. car aisle, the toddler toys, etc) I just figure they didn't carry them. Then low and behold, in the back corner of store, hidden amongnst random toys I found it! There were only 3 of them and they were even on sale for $25! So, I grabbed and put in the buggy and started whooping and hollering and doing a little happy dance! (yes, I'm sure people thought I was a little crazy) But, there is nothing like scoring that hot toy of the season for your child (even though he doesn't even care)!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thank you Lord....and Honda!

I was in a little fender bender this morning on my way to work! It scared me to death, but we are all okay.

A woman driving one of those big granny cars rear ended me, and I just knew it crushed in my whole back end. When we pulled over, I of course imediately check on the kids, who are crying. Once I got Addie out and held her a minute, she was fine and Noah was ok after I reassured him we were fine (he's such a smart little guy). I go back to look at the damage, and there was nothing! Not a scratch or ding or chip of paint. I first thought that maybe she didn't hit me afterall, but I know I felt the jolt and my drink in the cup holder was spilled. So, not only was my gaurdian angel with me but the fine folks at Honda know how to make a safe vehicle! If I ever questioned buying a minivan, I certainly don't now.

All in all, it was a crazy morning and I'm still shaking but we're all perfectly fine and continuing on with our day.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here we go!

Well, I have been encouraged by several people to start a blog, so here goes!



This weekend, like most, was fast and furiuos and I sometimes wonder how I have time to do everything I want to do. I know I should not take on so many projects and things, but I just can't help it. I am currently working on decorations for both Addie and Noah's Halloween parties at school. I am having a blast, but I know I can't do this much for each party. I guess I just always wanted to be one of those moms who made everything and always participated in the parties. Although, once I am teaching, I don't guess I'll be able to attend their parties.


We also went trick or treating in Gilmer at Treats on the Square on Saturday evening. It was fun, but there was about 4,000 people there (not really, but it felt like it). Noah was a doctor and Addie was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader (well, sort of). I enjoy getting to watch Noah experience all these childhood milestones and I hope that we are creating memories that he can look back on with fondness.



I'll try to post a couple of pictures of them dressed up.