Monday, February 28, 2011

2 year stats

M had his 2 year checkup on Friday.
31 lbs (80th percent)
34.5 inches (50th percent)
Perfect toddler!!!!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

We have shingles

on the roof, that is. Not the illness. :)

And we have picked out a siding color. WAHOO!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cheese Puffs

M loves cheese puffs. Those soft ones that melt in your mouth. He will bring me the bag and a "cup" when he wants some. But he hates to have dirty hands so we have to keep a towel near by so we can wipe his hands between puffs.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Book recommendation

I am not really in the blogging mood today. Here is a book suggestion for those looking for something different.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


So tired after his party.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Giving props to Walmart...

I didn't think I would be able to do this. I was sure I was going to be on the phone with the Walmart corporate office this week chewing someone out. But I was very surprised and impressed when I saw Maxx's birthday cake.

A little background: I fell in love with a specialty cake made at Walmart. I was hesitant to get it at first but I couldn't find anything anywhere else that wasn't going to cost me a fortune. And I wanted some place convenient (and you know I wasn't going to the dreaded Haydels with their sorry excuse for cakes.) I digress...I attempted to order the cake 3 weeks early from the Wmt on Jeff Hwy. The nice lady told me to come back the week of the party b/c my order would get lost that early. OK.... so i go back about 1.5 weeks before the party. I was then told that this Wmt didn't have that cake. The lady was rude and I couldn't understand why they couldn't do it. I got very annoyed with her b/c I didn't understand why they had a cake in their display book that they couldn't make. I left very annoyed and fuming. After I calmed down, I called the Wmt on Veterans (the newish one). I figured if they could do it that my mom (Gran Pat) would be able to pick it up for me since that one is decently convenient for her. This Wmt lady was very nice. She explained that this cake required a certain kit with the decorations in it. (Know I understood why the Jeff Hwy store couldn't do it.) But the Vets Wmt had the cake kit and I ordered the cake. I attempted to call 2 days before the party to confirm the cake and that was a fiasco. The lady couldn't understand what I was calling for and told me that if the cake was ordered then it would be ready. Ok, I wasn't too optimistic that we would have our cake but what could I do at this point.

So Gran Pat was instructed to attempt to pick up the ordered cake but to just get anything if the ordered cake wasn't ready.

I was mighty surprised to see the final product. It was totally PERFECT!!!!!!!!! We added the Sesame Street Characters on top and the star candles. The cake was so adorable and super yummy. I got many compliments on it!

So if you are looking for an adorable cake, this one is called Shooting Star style A from Walmart. I highly recommend the bakery at the Veterans Walmart. They rock!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The last

and final monthly picture with the teddy bear. Done, done I tell you. This was such a pain but totally worth it to see little man grow. I might try to put them all in a little montage for you people. We will see.

The only way i could get him to sit still for this was to give him the garden pinwheel to play with. I am pretty sure the pinwheels won't make it through the summer.


Monday, February 21, 2011

A movie for today

I figured this was just as good as a picture.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lazy Sunday

We are having a lazy Sunday today. Organizing the wonderful birthday presents that M received yesterday and trying to catch up on some rest. (well at least I am, M doesn't seem to want to nap today)

Here is another pic from his party yesterday.

Love the smile on his face.

It seems that I am shelving the Sunday spotlight. 1) i totally forgot about it last weekend and 2) some people (who will remain nameless) think I am going to hurt people's feelings and I don't want to do that. :)


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday MAXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really can't believe that it has been 2 years. How can my precious little 7lb 11oz baby be a fun and adorable 2 year old toddler already? Where did the last 2 years go?

Maxx had an awesome party today at Bookoo Bounce. It was so fun and totally worth it to not have to do all the work. We are all still exhausted, however. Thanks to all our family and friends who came out to celebrate with us.

One quick pic of M having fun.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Last day as a one year old....

Wow how time flies....


Thursday, February 17, 2011

More cookies....

But these are so much cuter. Nanny Rach made these adorable cookies for Maxx to take to school tomorrow for his birthday celebration.

"Maxx's Birthday brought to you by the letter M and the number 2"

Sorry, the phone pic isn't the best. Yellow icing with red M's and blue 2's.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


M and I baked cookies on Sunday morning as a Vday treat for M's grand parents and great grand parents. M did pretty good with icing...until he discovered the sprinkles. Then he LOVED (ate) all the sprinkles.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cute shirt

Check out this cute shirt that M wore for his 2 year old pics on Saturday. It is from Sew2grow. Love it.

Too bad the model wasn't happy to take this picture.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

House update

An updated pic of the house renovations today. (pic from Friday)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sleeping bag

Paw-Paw Bill got Maxx his awesome fire department sleeping bag. M loves to play in it.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Elmo's world.....lalalala....lalalala.......

I made these suckers to send to school for Maxx's birthday next week, along with some yummy cookies that Nanny Rach will make for us too.

I am really excited with how they came out. I can't wait for our house to be done so I can finally have my dream craft room. I might never come out of there.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sneak peak

A sneak peak of some decorations I made for M's birthday party.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Laundry Basket

I was doing laundry over the weekend and someone thought it would be fun to hang out in the dirty clothese basket. He stayed in it for about half an hour. And later in the day I found him hanging out in the other one.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Mama's Boots

Here is M playing in my boots.....OY! At least it wasn't my heals this time.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Sunday Spotlight

Ok. So after only a month I have realized how hard this 365 challenge is going to be. Our lives just aren't that interesting. I came up with a cool idea last night. Each Sunday I will spotlight an important person in my (our) life. I will give a few brief facts and a couple of pics. I won't spotlight M since everyone already knows enough about him.

So of course, the first spotlight will be the hubs, S. I won't give too much info here since he is not a huge fan of all my internet activity.

We met on Spring Break in Panama City (yeah, i know.) We have been married for 6.5 years and together for almost 11. He has a college degree and works as a plumber (people are always surprised to find out he has a degree.) He is a hardworker and I know we will never starve. :)