December 11th, 2008
|04:29 pm - my permanent blogsite|
I obviously haven't posted here in forever.
You can find the continuance of all this at http://jenniclayville.com
See you there!!!
June 15th, 2006
|12:31 pm - Back to REAL Blogging|
Long time to blog... well at least in here. Unfortunately, I'm not here to stay. Brian and I decided to start our blog on Typepad so that we could load albums for our family to see. Visit us there sometime at www.theclayvilles.typepad.com
Kristi... this is for you... now you can see pictures of Chance!
Stay in touch friends!
December 30th, 2005
|10:47 pm - el myspace-o|
I have become addicted to the world of myspace.
see you around!
November 29th, 2005
|10:43 pm - WHOA|
So... I realize that I haven't journaled in a long time.
Chance has been staying up a lot longer now so I really try to take advantage of his waking hours to play and cuddle. Going back to work has been really exciting and fun since I LOVE what I do and the people I work with... but it's definitely hard leaving him too long. I almost always hang out with him during my lunch time (and his... I guess).
I really SHOULD journal more because I can look back on this one day and print see what happened... but I guess I have a REAL personal journal too so I can use that. I sure do type a heck of a lot faster than I write though.
Anyhoo... I have nothing really special to say... except that I'm in a musical this weekend. It's a blast... I can't wait! Also... my crazy sister, Renee, is coming to visit for a few days before she heads off to Hong Kong to hang out with my baby sister, Helen. It's gonna be off the HOOK!
October 16th, 2005
|10:33 pm - Haircut|
Brian and I gave Chance his first haircut last night. I took clippers to the back of his head and the sides because since he came out with a head full of hair, it was growing out kinda funny... a little mullet-like... and that wasn't ok with me. However, I like the freaky monkey hair on top so I kept that long. Anyway... afterwards, I thought to myself, "Self... you should have kept some of that hair and scrapbooked it!" but then I realized that there was no way for me to keep it in a ribbon or with a small rubberband and I definitely wasn't going to put it in some envelope so I guess it was okay that it just washed down the sink.
**sigh** his first haircut! I can't help but feel like I just washed something down the drain that I can never get back. I know... I'll just wait till his monkey hair is so long that I can rubberband it BEFORE I cut it for safekeeping. Okay... I feel a little better... but not a lot.
Current Mood: sad
Current Music: Barlowgirl
October 14th, 2005
|10:23 pm - Baller!!!|
My son is such a baller... check out this outfit! The best part is that it was on SALE.
Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Rent - The Musical
October 11th, 2005
|08:00 pm - Mary...|
Okay... to clarify... this musical isn't the traditional Christmas Pageant so my son will not be playing Jesus. I think it's pretty funny that, like, 10 people have mentioned something about Chance playing Jesus in the musical because I got the part as Mary. It would be pretty funny though.
Today, I went shopping to get some new shoes (my feet got bigger after pregnancy... LAME) but when I got to the mall, they had ran out of shoes. Okay... just kidding... I got to the mall and didn't really feel like trying on shoes. So, I went to plan B... Baby Gap. We got a gift card to Baby Gap for $30... but I spent WAY more than that because I have a problem with shopping. I got a few cute outfits for Chancey-Pants, then I went and got some new work shirts for Brian. So, you see, I originally went to go shopping for me and came home with things for my men.
Oh... gotta go... baby's crying!
October 7th, 2005
|09:13 pm - Christmas Musical|
So, I auditioned for this year's Christmas musical at Sunset called "Word On The Steet" and got the female lead role. This musical is an urbanized version of the story of Mary and Joseph (I'm Mary... duh!). I haven't auditioned for anything in a long time but the director is a friend of mine and I got to audition my reading parts with Chip (which made it WAAAAYY fun). The performance dates are on December 3rd and 4th and I hope a bunch of you can make it out.
I'm really excited about this opportunity. My first rehearsal is tomorrow morning. The best part of this whole experience is that the rehearsals are only 2 hours long each time and it's three times a week. All the rehearsal times fit in perfectly with Chance's schedule so I can afford to be away for a little bit. I'm still not back at work so it also allows me an outlet away from home (not that I don't like being at home but I sure do like connecting with people outside too).
Anyway... there's my news for now. YAHOO!!!
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: Christmas Music
October 6th, 2005
|09:40 pm - First Month|
Well... our first month with Chance has come and gone. It's been amazing and it just keeps getting better. I remember near the end of my pregnancy saying that all I wanted was for him to come out. Some well meaning mother said, "Oh, you say that now... but wait till he comes out. You'll wish he was still inside." Well... if I could remember who said that to me, I would tell them that they are TOTALLY wrong. I could never be more glad that he's here. Never once have I wished that he was still inside.
Here are some recent pictures:
Here, Chance is sound asleep as sweet as sweet can be. I love how he's holding his hands together!
He's finally beginning to respond to us by smiling and cooing. It's great to finally see some kind of response instead of just blank stares... though we still get some of those too. Well... I get those from most people... not just my son.
This was a funny moment. One second he's playing and making noise... the next second, he's totally passed out with a teddy bear on his face. Instead of moving the bear, I took a picture.
Here is my godson, Dakota, being a big boy and holding "Baby Chance" (as he so lovingly calls him) on his own. Okay... so he's not really holding him ON HIS OWN... but he thinks he is and that's all that matters.
He's cracking up at something here. I love the laughing...
And we're back to being serious.
We're having a blast here... but alas... I will be going back to work part-time in November. We're looking for someone who'll watch him but we're really praying about specifics because Chance hasn't had any of his shots... and he won't so we are weary about his surroundings. We can't just send him to any ol' daycare so please help us pray for someone great to become available part-time for us.
Talk to you guys later!
Current Mood: grateful
Current Music: Our Hearts Hero - it's Nick's B-day tomorrow.
October 2nd, 2005
|07:25 pm - untitled|
I have no clue what to title this journal. I'm tired and really miss sleeping through the night. I know that I'll soon get that opportunity again so I'm just hanging on for now.
Chance is taking a nap right now... he'll probably wake up in a half an hour or so, so I thought I'd take a moment and let y'all know how we're doing. Chance is getting chubbier which gives me an overwhelming urge to suck on his cheeks (like I did to my baby sister, Helen, when she was a baby)... but I haven't yet. Notice that I said I haven't YET... I'm not promising NOT to do it, but I've fought the urge so far and conquered it.
My husband is the absolute most WONDERFUL man in the world. I'm breastfeeding Chance so it's tiring and at times overwhelming because I'm the only one that can take care of what he needs... but I know that if Brian COULD do any of that to help me rest, he would. He so great... all he wants to do is take care of us (Chance and me) and when he's home... he really tries to be 100% here for us. I'm so blessed.
Oh... gotta go. Chance is up. Peace out!
Current Mood: content
Current Music: baby crying!