Monday, January 31, 2011


Maxx seems to be getting sick again. He came home from school with a fever today. Not fun, not fair. Man, this 2nd semester of school is killing us and we are just finishing the first month.

Here is an updated house pic. This is from the front of our driveway. Kind of hard to tell what everything is at this point but you can see how big it looks already.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Not much going on...

I almost missed today's post. But then I got off the sofa and decided to not be lazy. Here is a pic of me and Scott from our cruise in December. That's all I got for today......


Saturday, January 29, 2011

My name is A....

manda and I am a bookworm.

After reading my friend Mel's post about one of her obsessions, I wanted to share mine with you. READING!!!!

I love to read....sometimes it seems like it could consume all my free time if I let it. S even bought me an Ipad for my birthday with the thought that I could use it as an e-reader (like a Nook or Kindle.) I have recently figured out how to borrow e-books from the library. This, to me, is amazing. Along with my reading obsession, I also love the public library! I could sit in the library for hours if I had the chance. Jefferson Parish has a great library. My favorite part is their online services. I can search anything (books, movies, music) and, if they have it, I can request that it be sent to the library of my choice. And then they even call or email to tell you when it is ready to be picked up.

Today I started on my 3rd book this week. The first one I read was "Pricless" by Nicole Richie (yes that Nicole Richie). Book was decent, easy read. The second was "The Carrie Diaries" by the person who wrote the Sex and the City books. This was about the high school days of Carrie Bradshaw. Pretty easy read and interesting if you loved SITC. The book I started today is in the current series that I am reading. The Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse novels or the books that HBO's "True Blood" is based on. I totally LOVE these books. They are great reads, pretty easy, have some suspense, some romance, and a few laughs.

So, if you have any reading suggestions, send them my way. Or let me know if you need any suggestions, I have lots of favs!

And for you picture today, another one from back in November

I will try to get more of the house renovations tomorrow. You aren't going to believe what it looks like already.


Friday, January 28, 2011


Gotta love the crackers falling out of his mouth.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

My little photographer

M and I were coloring the other night and I wanted to get a cute picture of him. He, of course, wanted the camera again. I got one shot of him first and then he got one of me.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


M's newest place to hang out is the clothes baskets. He was having a grand time when I came home to visit on lunch time on Tuesday.

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(that translates to "hi people" from Maxx.)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


A non-Maxx post here. Just wanted to give an update on our renovations. They are coming along nicely. Scott has been working very hard thus far. He is trying to do what he can now instead of hiring someone. He is still working on framing up the garage. This weekend he worked on the 2nd floor with some help from family/friends.

This house is going to be huge!!!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Finger paint

One of my New Year's resolutions was to do more "fun" things with Maxx. Since the weather is so cold right now, those fun things must be done inside. Friday afternoon we did some finger painting in the kitchen. M had a blast. He was really funny. He doesn't like when his hands are dirty. So he would paint, then i would have to wipe his hands clean and then he would stick them back in the paint. Finally i just gave him a foam brush and then he really loved it.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Birthday Fun

On Saturday, we celebrated the birthday of M's friend Harper. Harper is the cute little girl who lives down the street from us. The party was at the Children's Museum. It was so much fun. M was wild for 2 hours straight. He wouldn't stop to eat, drink, or even sing Happy Birthday. I will totally be getting a membership to the museum once M gets a little bit older.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

And you should see the other guy...

Maxx got into a fight on friday...with the headboard of our bed. Poor baby busted and cut open his eye and busted up his nose. Not fun. His nose was slightly swollen with a brush burn on it. His eye is swollen with a cut on it. I blame this one on Scott. He was in the bed with him. I was not in the room.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Cold playground fun

We stopped at the playground after I picked Maxx up from school today. I thought maybe since the sun was out that the cold would be tolerable. I was wrong. After less than 15 mins, our noses were running and our cheeks were super red. I figured it was best to get us indoors since we are both still getting over being sick.

I tried to put Maxx in the swing. He hated it!

Climbing up the slide.

This playground is not terribly toddler friendly. (even though the age says 2-12) The only way to get to the slide is either a 6 ft tall rock wall or a inclined crawl through tunnel. Maxx can't do either at this point. So I realized that I could reach up and put him on the top of the rock wall and then he could slide. He was in heaven!

Hopefully this weather will warm up soon and we can start going back outside again.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

23 months

Well, this was actually yesterday. We didn't take pics until later in the evening so I didn't get to post them. It was a pain, again. M didn't want to sit for pics. He just wanted to play with the camera. Gran even tried to take some this morning and you can see that all he wanted was the camera.

My attempt:

After the drama

Gran's attempt--and yes, he does have her camera.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sitting at the big table

I am trying to transition Maxx out of his highchair and into his booster seat at our table. We are going to need the space in the dining room soon and the highchair just takes up so much room. He did pretty decent tonight. I think he enjoys eating on his Manny mat.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Sorry, no pic today. Our Internet is down at home. And I can't upload pictures via the iPad.

Updated--Good news. The wireless is back up and running for now.

Here is another quick pic from a while back. I loved his face in this one.


Monday, January 17, 2011


Not much to post today. Thanks to MLK I was off of work today. The only gov't holiday that we get in the year. Maxx has been moody today. I am still not feeling great...kind of feel like my head is in a bubble. Today's picture is one that I took with the webcam on the laptop. Not great but i forgot to bring my camera with me when M and I ran errands.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Yummy soup

Today with a non-M post. I finally got around to making some yummy veggie soup (with meat of course.) And yes, i do realize that the temps were back into the 60's today but it is still soup weather. Plus, I have been miserable sick this weekend and soup was just what I needed.