Wednesday, March 31, 2010

From the hospital room.…

My Abbie girl is in the hospital. We came in Monday and she was seen in the ER it didn't ake long for them to admit her once e got her chest xray back and it showed pneumonia! That right, my sweet baby, 5 month old baby has pneumonia! Things are going slow, we are stil on oxygen and getting fluids through an IV. Please keep us in your prayers!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simply Sunday



Hello All...
I started this day by sleeping in! Yes, I said it, I slept in! But thats because the kids did :) Such a pleasure nowdays. Woke up, and the hubs went and got me a paper and started his grill, he smoked a pulled pork all day today. He put it on at 7 this morning. It was delicious. If you have ever had homemade pulled pork it is awesome! My favorite sauce ever is


It is a spicy sauce, very spicy, probably not as bad as the hottest wing sauce possible but it IS spicy and I love it :)

So when that was smoking we went to Sonic to get the best ever vanilla diet coke! I am totally addicted to them. Plus we couldn't be gone too long because the "baste" that Duke likes to put on it has to be thrown on it every 30-45 minutes. Which might seem like close together but it is so worth it and it makes it soooo yummy!

Duke is building Owen a wooden swingset/play gym and he stained it today. There is still a couple things that we need to do but the main tower is done, really just have to finish the swing arm and finish the roof. It probably would have been easier to just buy one, but he wanted to have the "sweat equity" in it for Owen. Typical man way of thinking. I will post pics when its all done.

After dinner we cleaned up and bathed the kids. Normally I would do some spot cleaning, but I forgot to tell you earlier that I cleaned the WHOLE house today, I opened windows, did all the laundry, dusted, windexed, scrubbed the shower washed ALL the sheets, seriously, I got down and dirty, literally :) So we were done with everything and wanted to just hang out so we decided to go for a ride this evening and get some ice cream.



Owen loved his chocolate milkshake. Poor Abbie, she just watched us eat our ice cream while she gnawled at her fingers!!!
Now we are at home relaxing watching tv and both of the kids are in bed! So I am off to enjoy some quality time with the hubs....night night!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

iPhone and Apps

hello all......


For starters, I bought a new iPhone a couple days ago! =) So excited! Anywho, I am getting used to how this works, different from my blackberry! (which will be missed in its own right!) I am trying to figure out this APPS thing. I obviously love that there a free ones, I just can't understand paying that much for a phone and STILL having to buy additional stuff for it! But, if you have an iPhone you want to be able to use it and all of the glory with it! Needless to say I will buy a COUPLE apps after I find all the free ones I want! But I want some advice on what to get, what you have actually used, what you haven't that you thought you would, etc...thanks in advance for your help!

Look how cute Owen looks in a pair a glasses that he found in grandpas truck! And no, we weren't driving with him standing up! We were parked in a parking lot....(dont want anybody thinking I'm a bad mom!)




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My first Blog Award


Excited, thrilled, ecstatic...yeah, that sums it up! I got my first blog award today....GO ME!! LOVE IT :)
Natalie is the awesome giver of the award, go check her out. Thanks Natalie!!!

Now I will give this award to 3 of my favorite blogs
1. Footballs and Crowns
2. Stafford Stories
3. The Anderson family

Monday, March 22, 2010

NEW BLOG LAYOUT and everything in between.

Today has been a busy day and I am ready to crash! It started with calling the doctor to make sure Abbie didn't have ANOTHER ear infection, (she has already had 3). We had an appt at 3:15 so before then I went to lunch at Ria's, a local eatery, DELICIOUS!! I hadn't eaten there since them opened it up and changed the name! I met, Shelle and her daughter Kenadie. It was nice to get out and about. I also went and dropped off 2 shirt orders that I had made. Then a quick trip to Hobby Lobby. Then the fast trip to the dr office! Man, I was busy, but loved it. I even went by the bank twice!!! I picked up Owen from daycare, he goes on Mondays, I love it and he loves it. We went by the shop to say hi to daddy and then came home to start dinner. We had Zatarains Jambalaya for dinner.
My sister in law made it for her family one night when she was watching Owen and she said he LOVED it! Suprisingly. We ALL know how picky kids, especially toddlers are.
Shelle and Kenadie came out tonight and she brought her husband, Kevin. Kevin and Duke have known each other since grade school and pretty much grew up in each others houses. The kids played a bit and had a great time. Since Kenadie is crawling she is much more active and Owen played with her "crawling" circles around the coffee table. SUPER CUTE


In case you guys didn't notice, I got a blog makeover!! She did an awesome job and did it quick. I totally recommend her...her button is on my sidebar. Check her out!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blog Makeover

I am getting a new blog makeover and I am totally excited and a little antsy! Should be ready any day now. Hope you guys enjoy it :)



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Friday, March 19, 2010

Fresh Food Feeder!!


Tonight we tried the new fresh food feeder that we bought at Target a couple weeks ago. I forgot to buy anything specific to put in it, so I dug in the fridge and found some grapes (which Owen loves). I put a couple in it and gave it to Abbie to try. She loved it! She had trouble holding it at first and wanted me to sit there and do it for her, sorry girl! I was making sides for dinner since the hubs grilled and I really just gave that to her to occupy her for a little bit. I wanted her to get used to grasping stuff with her hands and hold it to her mouth so we can break out the teathing toys. I probably won't be wishing so much when she starts finding little pieces to Owens games lying around and the first place that they will go will be in her mouth!
I love the idea of this fresh food feeder but I want to know if anyone else had one with their babies or what they put in it? I need some ideas!! Thanks :)
Here is Abbie trying it out....



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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Weekend Away.....Sikeston, here we come!



I had a baby shower and my nieces birthday to attend this weekend, and it was fun!! The hubs couldn't go, he had a lot of work to do and really couldn't get away. What was I thinking, taking both my kiddos on a 4 hour car ride by myself! Especially when Owen is potty training and has to stop to pee every 15 minutes and I can't just take him in. I have to get him, Abbie, my purse, keys, diaper bag, cause might as well change her diaper while we are in there!! Whew....tiring!! But totally worth it. Grandma and me~ Dad and me~

I had planned on coming back Sunday but there is a consignment sale for kids called "little lambs"! Had to stay for that. They turned a huge wing of the Cape mall into a big consignment sale. It opened to the public Tuesday morning. I was lucky enough to get ahold of 2 passes for the preview night! I did find some goodies! I found Abbie some cute tops, some shoes, but Owen hit the jackpot! He got some cute Nike clothes, some still with tags, a new rug for his room that matches his bedding PERFECT, some fun wooden blocks, some good books!!

I went to my grandparents on my moms side to visit. My mom has 3 kids, me, LauraJo (my sister), and Kirk (my brother) and we got a picture with us together. I love it! Now, I need to get it devoped! HA!! My brother is big in golf, he plays on the high school varsity team and is really good, he passed down a club to Owen! So Sweet!!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Whew...what a day!!

OK, so my day yesterday was crazy!
I had planned to make a trip back home this weekend for a baby shower and my nieces birthday. We were ALL going to go. Duke, (the hubby),works so hard! He had a really good call come in and the guy wanted it set up for Saturday. He didn't want to pass it up. Needless to say, we talked about it and decided I should just go down with the kids and then I could go ahead a leave a day early. Plus, I wanted to get going so I could see my sister, (keep her in your prayers!). So I started running around getting everything together, I packed both kids stuff. Baby stuff that I was bringing that my kiddos have outgrown, baby gifts, 2 baby swings, toys, and so much more! Everything was loaded, or so I thought! I get ALL the way down here (4 hours) and my hubby calls and ask if I meant to leave my black suitcase with MY clothes on the bed! WHAT??? SERIOUSLY??? LORD, help me! At least I brought my bag that my CHI! Just my clothes is what I left behind. Sometimes my mind slips me!
I have a funfilled day tomorrow. I am ready!! ha! I did get my hair cut and I have bangs. I love it! Look at the pic, but ignore the barely there makeup and it does look kind of messy! HA, my pics at/of the shower will be WAY cute.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Picture HELP!!

I need some assistance! I have seen several bloggers post pictures where they have the pic black and white with something (eyes, hairbow, etc...) in a bright color. The only thing on the whole picture with color! How do you do it? Or what program are you using? I need help!!!

THANKS

Monday, March 8, 2010

Several Topics

Yes, I have several things to talk about! First, I had a great weekend with the family. We went down to the condo and just enjoyed being away. I went to the outlets, didn't find much :(
That night there, Owen wanted to take a big bath in the jacuzzi. I told him that would be fine and that I brought some bubble bath. I went to turn the water on and the cold water knob shot off and water started spraying to the ceiling, it was a geyser!! Since its a time share condo they have an after hours number you can call for emergencies so my hubby called, they said it would be 45 minutes until they could get there. My father in law found a tea pitcher in the kitchen that I could hold upside down on the water so it would shoot back into the tub. So I sat there until someone FINALLY showed up!! Anyway, they shut the water off and we had to be moved to a different condo for the time being. Crazy!! Duke ended up taking Owen to the pool swimming because he was having a fit to get in the tub and the water was cold as ice! The next day we went to breakfast, took Owen to Miner Mikes, he had a blast, we bought him the season pass so we could go down in the summer and he would enjoy it, plus it paid for itself if you would just go twice! (why not?) The only thing is that on the rides I had to do it with him.......





Also, I got some onesies done, take a look and let me know what you think!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Time to take care of ME!

Today didn't start out so good. I didn't feel good, AT ALL!! I haven't lately and I think that I just keep pushing myself and not getting enough rest or taking care of ME. I have been so into staying on top of the house, taking care of both kids, grocery shopping, bill paying, laundry washing, toilet scrubbing, and every thing else between the lines. I do stay at home with my kids, but that doesn't mean my life is cake! It is a job in itself, and a hard one!! I also take care of my husbands business paper work and all of his stuff behind the scenes and I have been doing my "crafting" so needless to say, I haven't had ME time for a while. But, I am working on that. I have realized my house doesn't have to be perfect, or close to perfect, it has to be my house and liveable! I need to make a list where I can do so much a day and not try to do it ALL in one day, which is very normal for me. I did Owens room tonight, we rearranged it, cleaned out from underneath his bed, for a 2 year old he had a LOT of stuff underneath there, what was he hiding it all for, it was all betwen the wall and bed where you could tell he would drop it! There was about 10 books, probably from where we read them to him at night before bedtime and we let him look at them before his light goes out. FUNNY :)
It was nice weather here today, so Owen bundled in some sweats (notice his boots, yes rain boots, in the pics) and went out why daddy fired up the grill. I fried bacon, sliced tomatoe and onion and we had homemade bacon cheeseburgers, YUM!



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I went to the MOPS program thing this morning, thanks to Natalie, I really enjoyed it! I think Abbie did too :) Plus it helped with my anxiety issues. It was nice to get out of the house for one, For two, it was nice to be around other women!! I am actually looking forward to the next time. It was nice "meeting" Natalie, even though I had met her through the blog world ;) (we should get together and have a playdate with the kids).......I will be back later, Abbie is waking up!!






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Monday, March 1, 2010

I am so excited and so anxious for 9:00 in the morning! I am going to a MOPS thingy, I call it thingy because I am not sure what else to call it! But I am soooo nervous to go. I am not into going places that I have never been or meeting new people. I have never been that great at it. But I am ready to get out and try! Why not?? Ask me before I pull in the parking lot and I could come up with a million reasons why not! I am taking Abbie but not Owen just yet. He is like me, doesn't like new places and I think if I go and get over the nervousness of it then I can teach him too. Plus, I am one of those people that think your kids can feel your fear! Plus, Abbie most likely won't cry when I take her in and drop her off. I hope not anyway, I would feel like poop.
Wish me luck!