"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My New Screen Door

My Mamaw and Papaw came over the other day and installed our screen door. My Papaw has hung many screen doors in the past so that is why we asked for his expert help. Apparently there is a science to hanging a screen door.......

Mamaw took a break to love on little mister....

Poops decided Papaw need some help....The finished door stained and hung.......

Thank You Mamaw & Papaw !!!!!


I know I have not posted in awhile thanks for the comments of concern. I really have no excuse other than I little bloggers block. Today is actually the first time I have cracked open my laptop in over a week. Maybe sometimes we need a little Internet break lol!
This weekend I went to watch my sexy, strong hubby compete in a Jujitsu tournament. He has been doing Jujitsu for a little over 3 years. He did really well at his tournament, I love to watch him fight.....
(He is the one in the white gi)

Great Job Baby!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Getting Poopoo to use the Potty

Lately Poops been telling me as soon as he goes pee pee or poopoo and asking me to change his diaper. I took this as a hint he was ready to potty train. I asked him if he wanted to use the potty like a big boy and of coarse his answer was "NO".

I know there are several different methods of potty training and I think it all depends on the child. I know my son well enough to know that the best way to get him to do anything is to use sweets.

I started telling Paxton that if he used the potty I would give him 2 M&M's of coarse his reaction was "OK" but as soon as we would get into the restroom he would change his mind. I decided to get his monkey cookie Jar, fill it with M&M's and set it on his bathroom counter just out of reach. My thinking is that it will be a constant reminder that if he uses the potty he will get 2 M&M's making him want to try.

With my new plan in place I called him into the bathroom. I showed Paxton the monkey cookie Jar and asked him if he wanted to try and go potty "OK". I was so proud that he sat on the potty and gave it a try. I wanted so bad to give him a M&M for his effort but I know I need to stick to my guns.

The Challenge.......

The Reward.......

The Attempt.....
We Were not sucessull this time but I know we will be soon!

Monkeys Bathroom

This week Show us where you live Friday over at Kelly's Korner is all about bathrooms. I thought it would be fun to share with all of you the kids bathroom. This is our hall bath, its mainly used by the boys but is also the guest bath for when we have company. I wanted it to be kid like in nature but still welcoming to guest. I didn't want people to walk in and feel like the were invading the boys space.
Enough Monkey Business!!!!
Head over to Kelly's Korner and check out some more fun bathrooms.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dusting off the Old Pink Binder

So I have been wanting to do this for awhile! Back before I got pregnant with Ian I was a crazy coupon mom! For those of you who coupon, you know what I mean when I talk about the high you get from paying $5 for $50 worth of stuff. ECB and RR use to be regular words in my vocabulary.

When I got pregnant with little man I was so so sick , I couldn't do anything but puke and sleep. I needed every bit of energy I had left to take care of myself and my family that couponing fell to the waste side.

Every time I go to the store and my total is $100 or more I want to burst out into tears when I hand over my debit card. "What I actually have to pay for toothpaste and laundry soap" these things I use to get for free.

So here she is my pretty pink binder. I have been shoving the coupons I get from the Sunday paper in a kitchen drawer and not even looking threw them. Today I pulled them out along with this pretty pink binder and started clipping and sorting. I am not finished yet but soon she will be in order and I will be hitting the local CVS.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Daddys Little Helper
(now if we can just get him to do this when he is 14)

For more Wordless Wednesday visit 5 minutes for mom

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Great-Great Day!

Today we drove an hour down the road to my hometown so that Ian could meet his Great Grandpa & two Great-Great Grandma's. If its not awesome enough for my two boys to be able to know there great grandparents, we are incredibly blessed for the boys to be able to know there Great-great grandmas!!!
Our first stop was at my Mamaw & Papaws house. Poops loves to go to there house in the country and run, run, run. Before long Ian will be running around out there as well.

This is my Great Grandmother, that makes her the boys Great-great Grandmother! I swear I spent half my childhood at her house.
Poopoo gardening...

My Papaw, Gammy Tammy (my mom) and Ian..
Cheers Mamaw!!!

Next we visited My other Grandparents house. When we got there Grandpa was out Mowing the yard, which I am pretty sure he is not suppose to be doing. I had to take his pic, he is the only person I know who mows and smokes his pipe at the same time lol!
Ian and his other Great-great grandmother, can you believe this tiny women is 93 years old....

And every baby loves to sit on top of there Great Grandpas Belly :)

Paxton made off with Grandpas Cheetos, polished off the entire bag and crashed on the way home.....

Truly a GREAT GREAT day!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blog Problem Solved, I Hope!

First I would like to start by apologizing if anyone experienced any problem with there computer from visiting my blog. I have had several people tell me that they have received problems when viewing my blog like there computers freezing up or getting kicked off the Internet. I myself have experienced these problems trying to view my blog page.

I knew it was not a problem with blogger because I had no issues viewing my dashboard. I think I have the problem pin pointed. Coupler of weeks back I had noticed a new follower called bookmania located out of France. After this blogger page left a few odd comments I became suspicious. Here are the following comments.....

"I recall these photos to a blog posted in one of my all messages.En cases, voluntarily or not, thanks to the likeness. Bookmanie." (note this was a picture of myself, weird huh)

"I am a loyal subscriber of your blog. Of course mine is displayed in french but you can translate (google translation). Your blog might interest many bloggers in France but also in the world. I do not receive but if you do not understand that this blogger is, Bookman will be compelled to unsubscribe.Bookmanie."

I can't say for sure that bookmania was the problem but every since I blocked this subscriber I have not had any issues. If you continue to have issues viewing my blog please let me know and I will continue to search for the problem :)

Do They Look Alike?

I was playing around with my camera and tried to duplicate one of my favorite pictures of
Paxton on Ian. The picture of Paxton was taken by my good friend Becky who has also taken newborn pics of Ian but I haven't sen them yet.
When I look at Ian I cant help but see his big brother, I think they look so much alike.

This is Paxton.....

This is Ian.......What do you think?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Back to Work!!

Yesterday I had my first unofficial day back to work. I am so so lucky to have a career were I can work for myself. I have decided to go back to work a little sooner than planned since I went out a little early. I officially start back in the middle of July to my regular schedule of 3 days a week but for now I am just working here and there. Yesterday I went in just for a couple of highlights when my husband got home from work. It was kinda nice to get my hands in some hair again and I got dressed up for the first time in awhile. Yea for makeup.......

I remember with my first son I took 3 months off and cried when I had to return to work but this time it was much easier allot due in part that I now have more freedom in my job. I am very blessed to be have a job I love and be able to be home as much as I am. I had so much fun today it really didn't feel like work :)

I was being goofy in this last picture, I always look like a dork doing the pucker face lol!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ians First Big Outing

Today we ventured out of the house and spent the day at the Town Center with Gammy. This was Ian first big outing and Mommy was glad to get out of the house and join society....

The Limo of strollers lol. Me and my mom joked that it felt like we were drawing attention with this Semi-stroller, I swear people were staring or so we felt!

Poopoo worked his Gammy over for lots of coins for the fountain....

He made lots and lots of wishes and ran a thousand circles around the fountain...

Another Failed attempt at a picture of me and my boys, if Paxton is not strapped in forget it!!!
Ian was such a good baby, he pretty much slept all day.....It was a fun day!!!!!