Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday Randoms!

  • OK, so I have some cute pics of my babies playing at a local "indoor inflatable play place" (did you get all of that?). Owen had so much fun, like always! I am so proud of him. I always question his behavior because it seems like when we are at home or at the grandparents house he acts up SO bad. I know at grandpa's house he does it because he is used to getting what he wants from him. I have worked hard on setting boundaries, but I try to "pick and choose" our battles. Plus, we have focused so much attention on Abbie and she is so little that we can't get on to her right now, so of course Owen acts up more. But the point of all that is that when we actually go somewhere he acts good. He remembers his manners, says please,thank you, and excuse me. Those are the moments that make me proud. When he acts so bad at home I try to let it slide since he does act good in public. (crazy how all of that works)!

  • Abbie is getting so big, hard to believe that she is almost 8 months. She has a good little appetite but she is just so petite. We are eating 2-3 step 3 jars of baby food a day plus all of her bottles. I really want to start working finger foods in her diet. Right now she has had the Mum Mums, and I feel safe with those. But I don't know what else to try. I have a fear that she will choke one day while I am here by myself and I will forget everything that I am supposed to do. Does anybody else have that fear?? What else did you try with your kids? And do you have any suggestions as far as the sippy cup goes. We have tried 3 different ones and all she wants to do is chew on it. Our pediatrition said that we would probably have a set back with her since she was in the hospital for that 8 days and that takes a toll on them. But she is finally starting to catch up with where she should be. Thank God!!

  • We have been working on his birthday party and I have been so stressed trying to do it all and plan it all and make sure every last detail is planned out. Which is very hard from 3.5 hours away from the party destination. I didn't want to have to drag everything in the car, unload it all, and load it all back up. And I didn't want to spend my weekend getting the finishing touches together instead of visiting with my family. So the hubs and I sat down and decided to book this place called Jumping Jacks. Its similar to the place here that I took Owen to. I am so relieved. I think it will be awesome and he will love it!!

  • My air conditioning in my car went out, we have it scheduled to be fixed this coming week. The compressor went bad, and lets just say that this is a $709 problem that I was not wanting at this time! We have Owens bday in June, and our family vacation in July. I am thankful that we have had my car for 5 years, we bought it new and this is the only problem that we have had with it. So, I can't complain!!

  • We had a guy come show us a Rainbow vaccume tonight, and lets say "I am in love". It amazes me at all of the dirt that mine doesn't get up. I am trying to talk to the hubs about getting one. He, like any man, can't justify that much for a vaccume. So if any of you have one, let me know what you think! And do you think its worth the money =)

  • It's 11:30 and I NEED to go to bed!! Goodnight all......

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Low Key Weekend

We didn't have a crazy weekend or anything too exciting to talk about. We hung out and hit some garage sales, I will post pics of my great finds tomorrow. I am really happy with everything I came home with and my poor van was loaded to the top. So bad that I had to reach up into the car to hold stuff in when I lifted the back hatch. SAD, I know =)
Today we didn't do much either. I love weekends like this! We went to Target and did some shopping, found a couple of things I didn't need but bought anyway. Went out to eat Mexican, it was delicious! I swear, Owen could eat a whole bowl of salsa. We ran to Lowe's, Petco, Shoe Carnival, and grandpa's house. Came home....gave the kids a bath and snapped some pics! Love my kiddos :)

Check out Abbie's pout in this one...

Owen's meanface =)

Owen loved to play with the colored rice!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Owen's Dino Party!

My little man is a HUGE dinosaur fan! So what kind of birthday party should he get? That's right, a dino one. I ordered the Dino Tracks Cricut cartridge and I have been busy. I am making several different cupcake toppers, the invitations, gift bags, and a cute banner. Here is a sneak peak.....

And a pick of Abbie eating her popsicle!! YUM =)

Saturday, May 15, 2010


We have officially booked our vacation to Branson!! I am ready and excited :) I have one of the best father-in-laws out there, he is paying for our "room and board". Not that it still won't cost a small fortune for all the "fun" stuff out there. So if you have any tips, hints, or stuff we should do, let me know!! I am ready!!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fruit Salsa and Homemade Chips!

I had Bunco Monday night and my friend Stephanie hosted! Her theme was mexican food and she had FRUIT SALSA!! I loved it :) Of course I had to get the recipe and I thought I would pass it on to you. I just finished making a batch to go with dinner! Super easy.... I did take out the rasberries and added blueberries!
You chop and combine

Add 2 tablespoons (rough guess, and microwaved so its easier to stir) of Apricot Preserves, mixed with 1 tablespoon of sugar to the mixture of fruit and stir!
Put it in the fridge to get cool, its delicious!
I made homemade chips. Take round (10 inch) tortillas and cut in triangles with a pizza cutter.

Spray both sides with Pam, butter flavored.

On one side sprinkle a sugar cinnamon mixture to the top and then spray again.

Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes on 350 and YUMMY!!! cousin Ashley from Ashley's Avenue has entered a contest to win a free backyard makeover, she could use the votes! So head on over to this website,

and vote for her (theirs is titled "in need of a patio"!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hank Concert and Mothers Day

We had an awesome weekend! Saturday Duke took off work :) and we dropped the kiddos off at grandpas house then we headed to KC! We picked up some good friends of ours on the way and hit the highway! We had a concert to go to, not just ANY concert, but an AWESOME concert! We saw Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, and Hank Jr! We had the best seats ever. We were second row, center stage on the floor. We had the best time hanging out with everyone. We woke up early and drove home to get the bambinos. We we went out for lunch and enjoyed Mother's Day. Duke bought me an Otter box for my iPhone, and I love it! I got some new clothes and a new purse! Love the hubs. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I loved taking them!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you bloggin mommas!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Our weekend ahead!

I don't have much to write about, but I wanted to let you all know our weekend plans! Today, I have to do some shopping, get my spray tan, get the kids' stuff ready to stay the night at grandpas, why you ask?! The hubs and I got FLOOR tickets to see Hank Jr Saturday night!! I am so excited! And to top it off, once we ordered the tickets, the next morning Duke won 2 more on a radio station contest that he had entered in a week ago :) Crazy!! We are leaving in the morning and driving to St. Louis! I am SO READY. The hardest thing is that I am leaving Abbie. This is the FIRST time I will be without her all night! Poor girl, poor mommy! I know that grandpa can handle it. They will be spoiled rotten but I am so ready for this time with the hubs.
The concert will be so fun, its Hank Jr, Eric Church, and Jamey Johnson. So prepare for lots of pics when we get back!

Happy Mothers Day to all of you momma's out there!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Our Sunday and Smores!

Our Sunday was GREAT! We had a family day and just hung out. The hubs got so much work in the yard done, I handled the inside. Some of the neighbor kids came over to jump on the trampoline with Owen. I have realized how bossy Owen is getting. He would tell the kids everything to do and they would listen. (Don't know where he gets that from?) We decided to do smores and just put some hotdogs over the flame too. Owen kept dropping his and then he would eat it (gross)!! Enjoy the pics from our relaxing Sunday!