Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Going for the eyes...ouch!

Scissor lock!

Just looking through some of my pictures and trying to organize them, when I stumbled across these from back in November at reunion. The two bald babies are practicing for the WWF!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I love this idea!

Ok so I've never blogged about something I wanted to win before, but I think this would be SOOO cool. Since I was working and nauseated during most of my first pregnancy I didn't excercise as much as I wanted to or should have. But with number 2...whenever that is, (no ladies this is not an announcement!!) I would like to do better. This Sane Fitness Preggers Box would be a good start, and a great motivator. Check it out at Val's Views or at the Sane Fit website!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium

Sharks are cool!

Look at all the brightly colored fish!

Checking out the stingrays, which never made it into the picture.
Great Grandpa and Brooke are looking too.

The cousins are watching the water ride go through the aquarium.
Waving at the people was pretty fun!

Everyone watching the penguins swim around. The kids loved this exhibit.
It's taken me awhile to get these pictures up since we went to the zoo a few weeks ago when Great Grandma and Great Grandpa were in town from California. It was a lot of fun to see hang out with the fam and see all the cool animals. And for not having naps all day the kids did awesome. Our little guy was sleeping by the time we left the parking lot on the way home. Overall I would reccomend going to the new aquarium, but it's a little pricey. Make sure you have a coupon!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I can feed myself...uh sort of!

Mom finally got brave enough to let me eat my cereal all by myself!

I actually got most of it in my mouth using the spoon.

But being the type who prefers the path of least resistance (Why put out more effort than is absolutely necessary?), I decided to ditch the spoon...

and go for the tried and true method. Who says oatmeal isn't finger food??

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ok so I've been tagged by my lovely sister in law Alesha at The Jacobsen Family and since she said I was awesome how could I not play along? The only catch is I only know 5 people in the blogging world, and 2 have already been tagged. So...I can only pass this on to 3 others. Sorry I'm a blogging nerd! :)

So here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you
Post these rules in your blog
Write 5 random things about yourself
Tag 5 random people and link to them in the bottom of your post
Let each person know they've been tagged

Ok so here it goes.

1. Before I left my job as a teacher to stay home with my son I was kind of nervous because as long as I was able to I have been working. Since age 15 when I started working Saturdays as a hostess at a restaurant I have NEVER not had a job. Thats a lot of years of working. I was always super busy with being a full time student and full time employee. Usually both at the same time. I had no idea what it would be like to not go to work. I was so excited to stay home with my baby after he was born, but I worried I wouldn't feel like I was accomplishing much. Well, I have had those days where I felt like I was really unproductive and nothing I did amounted to much. Doing laundry doesn't quite compare with teaching a class full of students and seeing them finally get it. BUT that being said, I wouldn't trade being at home for anything! I am so thankful that God has put us in a financial situation where I am able to do this. Everyday I thank God for the life he has given me. I am blessed beyond all measure!

2. I am a terrible photographer. Now I don't mean I cut people's heads off or stick my finger in front of the lens. I just take pictures of ridiculous things. For example a few years ago I went to upstate NY for the first time to visit some friends. We went to many beautiful places while I was there, but did I take pictures of any of that? No. The photos of my trip included the hallway in the airport I walked down about 30 times during my 6 hour plane delay! The lady in the food court who charged me for a large drink but only gave me a medium. The shop in the airport that charged $20 for disposable cameras, when the one two doors down only charged $10. You get the idea.

3. My husband and I have this weird obsession with hair. Not our own, but on other people. I think we must have a 6th sense about finding amazing mullets and other interesting hairstyles wherever we go because we ALWAYS see them. We will wisper take a look at 9 o'clock and we instantly know to check out the sweet hairdo in that direction. I know some people may think this is mean, but seriously it's not mockery. It's appreciation. Without those of willing to sport those amazing locks my shopping trips would be so boring!

4. I'm pretty sure that I have thrown up in all of the major shopping centers, gas stations, and restaurants in my area. I had crazy morning, afternoon, and evening sickness when I was pregnant. This isn't to complain about that because really it wasn't that bad. I just got used to eating and then getting sick and moving on with my day. As a result of this I feel I'm an expert on bathroom cleanliness for these places. Now just about every restaurant was good, but when it comes to stores and gas stations thats a different story. The best bathrooms by far were at Quik Trip (way to go QT!), and bottoming the list were always the ones at Walmart. Despite often being closed for cleaning I never noticed them looking very clean.

5. My favorite food is ice cream. Everyone always tells me this isn't a food, but it I beg to differ. I would eat it every day. Actually multiple times a day. Which is why I don't keep it in the house!

So to attempt to continue the game here I'm tagging my lonely 3...

Kim, who is on her way to becoming a fabulous teacher, at One Hundred Years
Jenn, my money saving mentor, at Chronicles of a Couponer
Melanie, the craft queen, at Ramblings of a Wannabe Writer

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Playing with the Hose!

He was helping daddy in the yard and discovered the hose! It was so hilarious. These are the days when I really wish I had a video camera. The best was when he was trying to drink from it. Too cute!

Monday, March 16, 2009

1st Birthday!

My first attempt at making a "cute" cake. I don't love it, but it turned out better than I was expecting. It's times like this I wish I were a little more artistic. Maybe I'll be an expert by my next child's first birthday :)

He seemed to like it though. This isn't even the messiest picture. He was sooooo cute chowing down on his piece of cake!

His party was on Grammy's birthday so we had to celebrate hers too! Chocolate cake of course!

Opening presents..the police car in the back is a toy box made by Grammy. Pretty sweet!