Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Owen's 3rd Birthday

This last weekend was a crazy one for us. We had Owen's 3rd birthday and Fathers Day. We bought daddy a "star-bit set" his favorite football magazine (which, by the way, are ridiculusly expensive), and his favorite candy, Reese's peanut butter cups. I hated buying him tools for his present, but thats all he would say that he wanted.

Owen's birthday went great. I woke up early that day to get the cupcakes. We ordered them from Sam's Club. There were delicious, fresh and super cheap. I think they were $12 for 30! I then took the balloons that I ordered online to my cousin who was going to blow them up for us. (Thanks Jackie) I had everything else loaded in my car ready to go. I did Capri Suns for the kiddos, which was perfect, no mess! We arrived at Jumpin Jacks and started unloading stuff for the party, set it all up and people started arriving. We had such a good turnout. Owen got so many gifts, tons of Toy Story! Which is great since Owen thinks he is Buzz Lightyear these days. I want to say thanks to everyone that came, we enjoyed seeing everyone of you! And since Owen can't type, I will tell you all thanks for the gifts.

P.S. Owen didn't wear his shirt I made him!!! Lets just say at this age he is "Mr. Independent" and sometimes its just easier to give in. At least he looked cute!!! I am learning to pick my battles when it comes to him. But I am praying that since he is now 3 that the terrible twos will magically disappear.

Also, I am looking for picture frames since I just got the kids pictures made. I need one for a 16 x 20 and two 8 x 10's but I want them to have big matts in them to make them look bigger. Any suggestions would be great on where to go, reasonable. Thanks in advance!!

Cupcake Toppers

I know, I know! I still need to post about the birthday party. We have been extremely busy with everything since we pulled in the driveway. But, I am so pleased with how my cupcake toppers turned out that I wanted to share them with you. My post on the party is coming soon!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Not alot of time, so just a post of pictures!

Just like the title says.....we don't have alot of time! We are having a blast staying busy. Waiting on the hubs to drive down tonight :)
I wanted to post some pics for Ashlyn's momma! She came down with us and is loving every minute. We wanted her mom to see what she is doing. We will post more pics later. Owen's party is tomorrow, and I can't wait!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What is on my mind!?

I really have nothing to blog about today but I feel like a bad blogger if I don't type something! So I will let you know what ALL is on my mind....

1~I am R.E.A.D.Y. for Owen's birthday party. Can't wait, SO excited. I can't wait to see his smile, the kids all playing, the cupcakes, family, and take a million pictures.

2~Branson, I am stoked (yes, I said stoked) for our family vacation. Silver Dollar City, Ride the Ducks, and the Dinosaur Museum (which Owen will love)

3~I need to find some summer clothes, that I feel comfortable in. I went shopping today and came back with Owen new shoes, Owen 2 pair of pants, Owen new shirt! Abbie~ 2 new outfits!!! Seriously, I went for me stuff. I am wanting to try some cute dresses, any help on finding some that aren't "fitted" around the waste would be greatly appreciated.

4~I went to the local farmers market today, I had never been before. I bought cabbage, zuchini, tomatoes, and I am hoping next week to get squash. It felt good to contribute to our LOCAL farmers and come home with fresh veggies.

5~Why does my son think he can change his name to Buzz Lightyear?

6~I have TONS to do this week and I don't want to do any of it!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This girl is ready for a change.

Has anyone else had a problem with looking for clothes? I H.A.T.E. it!! I need stuff for summer but everything that I love on the hanger or website doesn't look near as cute on. I have an issue with body weight and self image. I have had it as long as I can remember. I don't know if I will ever be comfortable with who I really am. I have a very supportive husband that I KNOW will love me know matter what. But, I have to love myself. Which is something I am working on. I also want to get the negative friendships out of my life, if they don't make me feel good, like a friend should. Then I don't need them. I am learning to seperate myself and distance myself from those. Does anyone else have this issue? It might be that Abbie is 8 months old now, so I feel like I should be back to normal, but I don't really know what normal is. I am so busy throughout the day with both kids, giving them their one-on-one attention and trying to keep up with laundry, dusting, windexing, lunch and dinner. I know, there are people that do it everyday, so why do I have trouble? It is so easy for me, after the kids eat and I clean up, and get them down for a nap, I realize that I didn't eat. So I grab something simple, which is normally the most fattening. As I write this, I realize I have so much I can change. So I guess, it's time. I am ready to feel good about myself. SO I am going to work on it. At least once every two weeks I am going to do a post about how I feel emotionally and how I am doing physically in this new chapter of my life. So please, bear with me =)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Funday Sunday!

hey guys!

I know that you have been waiting on my post from the weekend! Ha, who am I kidding? Blogger was messed up last night so I had to wait until today. We had a great weekend. Duke worked Saturday so we layed low. Sunday, we woke up, hung out and went driving, we went to Duke's cousins new shop, its HUGE! They own a "wrap" company. You know, those vehicles you see driving down the road that are COVERED in a huge vinyl wrap advertising their businesses, and like whats on racecars. Anyway, thats what they do, so we went to visit. They were all hard at work moving in so we decided to take Owen bowling. It was a blast to say the least. It was just me, the hubs, and our kiddos. I loved EVERY second of it. Sometimes you just need those days =) Owen was so fired up, yes FIRED UP! He thought he was hot stuff, duh!! He got a soda, cheese tots and his own neon green ball. Poor Abbie, she couldn't do/get any of it. But she would laugh every time Owen would hoot and holler. He would try to high five him and she would get so excited her arms would start waving and flying. He would just say "no Abbie, thats not how you do it" HA =)

I hope you enjoy all of the pics!

11 days until Sikeston for Owens party, I am r.e.a.d.y. =)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

everything is on my mind.....

So, I feel like I have let down my followers, yes, ALL 31 of you!! I just haven't been that interesting lately. I have so much going on and so much on my plate, its just been crazy. Plus, today is such a random day, I'm sure I am not the only one that has those. Random, as in every thought I have has nothing to do with the last, my lists are just sparatic, if I can even find the one I just wrote. You know, that type of day.
Stuff on my mind lately....
1. When will Owen put down the cap gun??? He carries this thing everywhere. I am getting arrested every time I turn around.(yes, he has handcuffs, which I am CONSTANTLY thanking the hubs for bying) He arrest me for not turning off the light when I leave a room, folding laundry and not putting it away, (his words are that I am making a mess and not picking up my toys =) Crazy, I didn't realize that he listened near that much!!

2. Will Abbie crawl? I feel like she is behind, even though the Doc says she is fine. O did everything early so I guess I have high expectations. She has NO interest in crawling, on a good day she will roll a couple times. She will sit ALL day and play with her toys, as long as they are in arms reach.

3. Speaking of Abbie, I hate feeding jar baby food ALL of the time, when can she try finger foods, or people food? And what do you start with. I am terrified that she will choke, I will freeze and won't know what to do. So I try to stick with different stuff when daddy is here. I know, sounds GOOFY! Any advice!?

4. Owen's party. Enough said!!! We had originally planned to have a BIG dinosaur party. At the park! Then we realized that it will be extremely HOT. Not a fan of that, or flies. So, we are still doing dinosaur theme with ballons, invites, and cupcakes, with some extras, but we reserved "jumpin jacks" for his party. Its a huge inflatable jump place that is air conditioned, clean, and fun. Easy Peasy!! Does that make me a bad momma??

5. His invites are flippin adorable. Ordered them from Etsy...speaking of invites. Yes, I was going to be super momma and make him some CUTE, homemade invitations. Everything was going great, I spent a lot of time cutting stuff out on a Cricut, I mean ALOT of time. The hubs and I stayed up until midnight one night putting them all together, I put modge podge on them, went to bed, woke up and they looked like poop. I hated them, didn't they think would turn out. The ink ran on the actual invites. Just looked stupid, and I felt like crap. So, I stressed out, had to mail them the next day, so I ordered some new "personal" ones. They turned out CUTE!!

6. If it's not one thing its another!! My air conditioning in my car went out. The compressor has to be replaced (which is getting done today). Then the hubs informs me that his wheel bearing is bad on his truck. Needless to say thats getting done today as well. Which means about $900 in car repairs for just one day. We both have newer vehicles which aggrevates me even more!!!

7. I am ready for our vacations!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Check out Owen's gun!! He sleeps, eats, and plays with the thing all of the time. He even has handcuffs! The other day he told Abbie to stop screaming (squeling) in momma's house or he was taking her to jail!! KIDS!!
It was storming today real bad and there was a huge CRASHing sound, Owen ran out of his room and I asked him what that was, he said it was a dinosaur and do I want him to go outside and shoot it???

We babysat a good friends little girl, Kenadie Claire, she will be 1 this month!! CRAZY =) Here are a pic of her having fun.

She just LOVED chasing Owen around. It was so cute.

We also went to Kenadies momma and daddies house this weekend to play, enjoy these pics too....

I have been extremely busy so I haven't had much time to blog. We are getting ready for Owen's birthday party, then Branson and my car has to have the air compressor put in tomorrow. It's been CRAZY.