Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's picture day....

Well... after many requests............ here you go... this is how fat I am as of now... 26 weeks :)
And now for Jack's school pictures!

This one gets me every time!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Proud DaDa Proud MaMa

We had some special "proud Parent" moments last night and this morning. Last night I told Jack that is was time to go to bed and he went and grabbed his football and headed towards his room, because he HAD to sleep with football last night. It then continued to the morning because football HAD to be on his tray while he ate breakfast. It seems that now our football will be going everywhere with us. Can we say proud DaDa????  

Now it is time for MaMa to brag. Our big boy ate his whole breakfast by himself with a spoon. It wasn't the cleanest breakfast (although much cleaner than expected) but it made us both VERY proud. He ate with the biggest grin on his face!

We had baby spoons but they were so long and the actual spoon surface was tiny so I have been on a mission to find new ones and came across Gerber's safety spoon and fork and they did the job! He was able to control it so much better!!

Last but not least..... here is a picture for everyone who asks if Jack is ever not smiling.............
He was NOT in the mood for me to take a picture.....

Monday, June 11, 2012

This weekend we made a LOT of progress!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Little Fishy

This weekend Jack went to the Lake and with the help of his cousins, he became very friendly with the fish! Every time he does it, I crack up! I love my little Fishy!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Well hello Monday morning.....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I am just now finding this out?????

That's right folks I have a 16 month old. I am about to be 20 weeks pregnant and I  JUST NOW discovered that there is a MUDPIE store on Amazon???? However, now that I have found it, I am very scared.... everything is precious!! Sooo if you ever want to get me anything here are a few ideas.....just saying :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pregnancy Nest

I wonder what Jason would think if I got this? On the plus side, it would probably keep me from moving so much......just saying...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Potty Update

This is what we think of our potty......

Monday, April 23, 2012

17 weeks!

Here is my first bump picture update. I can honestly say getting a pregnant belly is far more exciting the first time around... so don't be shocked if you don't see too many picture updates :) We find out the sex Friday! I can barely contain my excitement!

Here is mommy's little helper this weekend. Thank goodness I had just finished emptying the dishwasher! As you can see it can be hard to get things done around our house. But boy do we have fun!!! I cherish every moment!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Oooooo pregnancy....

It is so funny how you easily "forget" what it felt to be pregnant. I have crazy dreams during my pregnancy and so far I am waking up every morning singing a new sing. I obviously got desperate this morning because I woke up singing, "I'm getting nuttin for Christmas, Mommy and Daddy are mad.." I mean seriously??? How did my body come up with that one????

 I gained so much weight with Jack and I am praying that doesn't happen this time, so I am terrified of gaining weight! I stepped on the scale the other night and I gained 6 pounds all of the sudden! Ahhh I went in to full panic mode. But there is nothing I can do about it now! :( To remind me how awesome being pregnant is, I got an email this morning titled, 10 icky pregnancy side effects. wow great title! Then I opened it to find this at the beginning:

well if that isn't lovely..............

On a positive note the baby is moving so much and I can feel it more and more! It makes me soo happy!! I can't wait til we find out the sex next week!!! This is flying by!

I will leave you with this....
This is how I found Jack the other day. He cracks me up!

Monday, April 16, 2012

What a weekend!

We had a GREAT weekend filled with fun!!
Jack has been in the most amazing mood lately and his smiles is so contagious. I catch it every time! This weekend Jack got a sand & water table that he absolutely loves! Although he does try to drink out of it....

He also got a potty! (the cutest little potty ever) I know it seems really early right? Jack is so interested in the potty that I figured what could it hurt... the faster I get him out of diapers the easier my life will be with two babies! We aren't pushing him to use it though. We are going to let him take his time and figure it out. I put him on it when we first put it together and drum roll please......... He went potty!! I was in shock!! But I think it was an absolute fluke because that hasn't happened since :)

Sunday Jack was such a little ham and big helper! I was trying to clean things out and he was such a big helper going around with his mini sized swiffer and helping me push the vacuum around! He makes cleaning fun!

He loves to close the doors between the dining room and the kitchen while I am in the kitchen you can tell he thinks it is hilarious...:)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Woah wait.. what?

Well it is no secret that I am pregnant, but to be completely honest sometimes I just forget because I have a lot of things going on and I have had NO symptoms! I have had a slight tummy popping out but no big deal until this week! HOLY MOLY!

I got out of the shower the other morning and thought wow hello boobs. They came over night and then yesterday IT happen....... I had to UNBUTTON MY PANTS!!! This little peanut decided to upgrade from an ocean front room to a pint house and needed more room! I wasn't quite prepared for'd think I would be, being a second pregnancy and all but the last time seemed very gradual and I "WANTED" to wear pregnancy clothes and to "look" pregnant. Jack has also noticed my belly and decided to rub it while we were walking through the grocery store...I can only imagine what he was thinking, "Oh mommy we've put on a few pounds have we?"

On a very positive note though, I can feel the baby :) And with that it is all worth it.

I can't post without adding a picture from my favorite little boy/comedian!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

...Coming Soon...

Baby B 2......Sept. 30th!

Things sure are going to change around our house but we cannot wait to share all of our love!! You are already so blessed to have the most AMAZING and LOVING big brother!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mom, watch out I got this....

This week we have been getting some cleaning done. I have had one awesome helper. Boy did he have a good time. Please excuse the poor photo quality, he was moving a lot :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I know I am blessed, but lately I have been feeling more and more blessed. Jack has always been an amazingly happy baby. But ever since he got tubes put in, he has been even happier! He is constantly dancing, blowing the best kisses and giving the biggest hugs with a HUGE smile on his face! He is a mess and a half and I love it! He gets in to everything and I could care less (as long as it's not dangerous). Sometimes I feel like I should be more protective when I see other moms but Jack is a strong little boy and when he falls we say yay and he smiles and gets back up! He loves figuring out everything and that warms my heart. With this wonderful weather we have been spending more and more time out doors and I got his little slide out (figuring it was still too big) and what do you know... he climbed right up it! I was so impressed! We spent the next 30-45 minutes going up the steps and sliding down! As you could imagine....he was worn out!! (me too)

Monday, March 12, 2012

I can't get enough of this song....
and it makes me tear up every time.

These words especially:
Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Time is going way to fast for me! I need more time
to soak in all of these memories!!

I hope you never stop giving me those big hugs like you gave me this morning!!
I love you sweet boy

Friday, March 9, 2012

oooo the park.......

It was so nice out yesterday that I decided to take Jack to the park.
We have a wonderful park that is practically in our backyard. Only problem
is.... we have to walk on a very busy road for just a block and there is NOOOOOO
sidewalk. I swear there are sidewalks everywhere except for one block on either side of our
street. Thanks Greensboro! Luckily there is yard that we can walk on but I haven't attempted
to walk it in about 8 months.....

Soo I get Jack in his wagon and he is pumped (hoping to find a single lady I am sure) we start out journey and I quickly realize that mommy made a big mistake. The little bit of yard that we had to use to get to the park is covered in branches, rocks and the worst....overgrown thorny bushes from our neighbors yard that go all the way to the street but we are ALMOST THERE!!!!
Crap! So (with cars flying by) I get Jack out of the wagon and carry him and the wagon (have I mentioned Jack weighs 27lbs) on to the street for .2 seconds and run past the thorny bushes and get back on to the grass....praying the whole time.

But we made it!!!! We get to the park and I am sweating and panting by this point...looking awesome and lucky for us there is a play group going on.... yay (enter sarcasm).

I swear the moms eyed me and ran to put there kids in the "good" swings.... Cool, whatever, the other ones are better anyways... So I am looking around (still catching breath) and notice that all the other kids are all wearing smocked outfits. Then I look at Jack, he is in his torn jeans (because he is hip) little fleece jacket and still has his lunch all over his face from daycare. Needless to say we stood out.... The other moms kept their distance. Then I noticed another mom putting her kids in our wagon...... ummm ok??? Well although the experience wasn't quite how I expected we had a good time anyways :)

But we took the LONG way home..... on sidewalks....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Not a Baby Anymore.

Things are changing fast.

This morning I was trying to get Jack to sign "please" by rubbing his tummy so I showed him by rubbing his tummy. instead of rubbing his belly back, he rubbed my belly.... and I thought, "Well that will work." :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day?

I ran into Walgreens the other day and I was walking down the
Valentines Day aisle and this is what I saw.....
It's one stop shopping folks. You can grab a Dora stuffed doll, a personal massager and a bottle of wine to top it off! I'd like to know who designed that lay out! Well.... at least they made sure to include a sticker to remind us not to drink and drive....

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

hmmm.... something is a little off here

As I was getting food for the dogs yesterday I realized it was really quite. Too quiet.
As a mom there is no such thing as just a "quiet moment" unless everyone is asleep.
So I turned around and no Jack in sight and then I saw him...

Just chilling in the dogs' room. Yes our dogs have a whole room.

Then when I went to go get him out he decided he hadn't gotten the whole experience yet.

So he explored..

Monday, January 30, 2012

I swear I am a good mom....

Let's begin with Thursday...

I'm in the middle of a big deadline at work due Friday.

Got a phone call from daycare at 3:50....Jack's sick....
Called Dr. to make appt. Only appt. I can got is at 4:15....PANIC
Luckily Jason helps me by picking up Jack and meeting me at the Doctor.
We are in the waiting room and I realize Jack's diaper is full. I tell Jason I am going to run to my car to get the diaper bag real fast. As I am walking to the doors in the middle of the entire waiting room I realize I left it at home and say "Shit" OUT LOUD....
OMG.........I realized what I said immediately! I immediately put head down and walk back to my seat and sit in shame until the nurse calls us back.....I swear I am a good mom.

After I pick Jack up my sister came over and we ran a few errands.
Our second to last stop was Barnes and Nobles. We just needed to run in there quick......
well it would have been quick if they hadn't changed the store around. As we were looking for a certain section we turned the corner and then we saw it....
and by we I mean Jack.... he went CRAZY! That was ALL he wanted and by not letting him get down and play with everything I was being a horrible mom and torturing least that is what you would have thought when you saw us.. he was SCREAMING.....I immediately told Ashley we would meet her outside. As I bolted to the door with a screaming child in hand I thought.....I swear I am a good mom....

Since when does Barnes and Nobles have a huge toy section????

Monday, January 23, 2012


you just need to tune out......

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's already starting?

Not only is he not eating vegetable.... (throws up as soon as he touches them)

This is what happens when I say, "Lets go change your diaper bud"....

"Go ahead and try mommy"

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Selective Hearing

By Definition:

Selective hearing is a way of describing the tendency of some people to ignore things that they don’t want to hear. It is not a physiological condition, as they are physically hearing the words, but their minds choose not to acknowledge the words. In many cases, the conscious mind does not appear to receive the information, so it is different than an active ignoring of speech. Instead, it is a sort of selective inattention that may be done consciously or subconsciously. Classically, selective hearing is an attribute people associated with MEN. no kidding

My morning began by waking up EARLY and getting in the shower. As soon as I finished rinsing out that last bit of conditioner I heard, "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH."

The first thought....CRAP

The second how is it that I can hear him perfectly over running water and the fan???

= men = selective hearing

The third thought...Gosh if God is a man I am screwed.....he probably isn't listening to a word I say..... ;)

Luckily Jack kept himself busy this morning while I dried my hair!

Please notice the headband he is trying to put on his head :)