Wednesday, November 9, 2011

25 Things You Don't Know About Me...

I have had subscription to US weekly for 5 years or so... it keeps renewing even though I am pretty sure I have canceled it several times!! That being said, I love the "25 Things You don't know about me" article they have every week. I thought it would be fun to make one of my own.. So here it is!

1. I talk to myself out loud while I am grocery shopping (about what I need to buy) If people notice I pretend I was talking to Xander.
2. My 2 front teeth are fake. I fell on my face when I was 8.. on Christmas eve!!! Everyone sang  that song "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" to me for a whole week after that!
3. I love reality TV. Bravo is my favorite reality network.
4. I can never remember if I unplugged my hair straightener and will always have to drive back home from wherever I am to check.. and it is ALWAYS unplugged.
5. I love going to the movies, James and I used to go every weekend before we had Xander
6. I love watching NFL football! Go Falcons!
7. I love bookstores! I love reading and buying new books too! 
8. I do not like coffee or sweet tea.
9. One of my pet peeves...people cracking their knuckles!

10. I have bad habit of cracking my thumb!
11. My all time favorite book is  the Harry Potter series!!
12. I do not care for dogs.. or cats for that matter.
13. My biggest pet peeve is people who ride their bicycles on busy roads!!
14. I want to go to culinary school one day.
15. The first concert I ever went to was the Spice Girls!
16. I have green eyes - When James was 13 at church camp he actually wrote that he wanted his future wife to have green eyes. Obviously we were meant to be!
17. I am extremely introverted.
18. I have a slight addiction to Sams Club pizza.
19. I miss regular grocery stores and I miss Super Tragets with Archer Farms!!!
20. I miss living in a large city.
21. I have natural CURLY hair, but I ALWAYS wear it straight. I have struggled with my hair my entire life.
22. My all time favorite city is Charleston, SC. I got married there and we will retire there one day!!  
23. I never answer the phone if I don’t know the number!! 
24. I love Dr. Laura! I listen to her radio show every single day while Im doing chores around the house or playing with xander. 
25.  I used to watch the movie Harriet the Spy every day when I was a kid, I wanted to be her!!

Day 8 - I am thankful for our health. Thankful that Xander is a growing healthy boy, and that James and I rarely get sick. So thankful! 
Day 9 (Today)- I am thankful for James' safe travels. He goes out of town once a month for Reserve duty. He was gone last weekend and last night. So thankful he has always made it home safely!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekend Recap

James was out of town this weekend so I did my best to try and keep Xander entertained! He went through a stage a couple of months ago that really stressed me out. We couldn't go to grocery stores, restaurants (without daddy), or even birthday parties. He was was clingy and cranky and I felt like I couldn't take him anywhere without being stressed out. I don't know what changed over the past month or so but he has really calmed down. Hopefully that stage has passed for good because we had a fun weekend and I was able to leave the house without the fear of a meltdown! 
We went to walmart to buy a birthday present for Ryne and I picked up a few things for X as well. I have wanted to buy these magnetic letters for a while but nothing in our kitchen is magnetic. A friend told me the other day that the door to the garage is magnetic so I was so excited to get to buy X the letters!  He loves them! I also got him this little play laptop. He loves all things electronic and this is his new favorite toy. He carries it all over the house!
On Saturday we went to my friend Megan-Marie's house for her daughters 4th birthday. It was a cowgirl theme and she did such an awesome job on the food and decorations!! I didn't get a picture of everything, but it was all so cute!!
 The girls were so excited about the pony rides!! Xander was scared OF COURSE! :) And the Birthday girl blowing out the candles with her dad. Ryne is so CUTE!! and sweet, I am so glad we got to be there to celebrate her birthday!

He pretty much played with this kitchen the whole time!! After he saw the ponies (middle pic) he refused to go back outside. He may have been a but traumatized after I tried to put him on the pony and he kicked and screamed to get away! Poor Boy! 

 Xander kept looking for Daddy all weekend while he was gone. Every time he would wake up and come downstairs he would yell "DAAAADY" It was so precious. I knew that he was going to be so excited when James came home, and he was!! So sweet! 

I hope you all had a great weekend!! We have a busy week this and I am already looking forward to relaxing this weekend and watching our Falcons beat the Saints on Sunday!!

Day 7: I am thankful for Kids Day Out on Mondays! I love having a few hours to run errands and get a few things done around the house without dragging Xander all over the place! He really enjoys it too! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

20 months!!

I usually do not do Xander's monthly updates because he hasn't changed much since I started this blog, but I feel like Friday was a big day! He turned 20 months!! He is out of the "teens" and into the "twenties" and he will be 2 in 4 short months!!! I can not believe it!

20 months!! 11-4-11
Your are 36 inches, you weigh 30lbs, and it's killing Mommy just to carry you across a parking lot or up the stairs!!

You wear size 5 diapers,  2T-3T clothing depending on the brand, and size 6-7 shoes 

You know shapes: Oval, rectangle, square, circle, triangle, star, & heart

You know letters A-P and You LOVE pointing out the letters you know wherever you see them (mommy is so proud of this!)

You know numbers 1, 2, & 3

You love looking at books, playing on mommy's phone or i pad, EATING, watching Yo Gabba Gabba, and going through cabinets and drawers to see what exciting things you find!

You take one nap a day from about 1-3:30 and sleep from 8pm-7am. You don't cry when you wake up and sometimes mommy doesn't even know you are awake because you are so quiet in your crib!

You love playing with your friends and you love playing with "big" kids even more. Its so cute to watch you interact with other kids! 

You love your Mommy and Daddy! And you love giving us "sugar" and hugs!

You are such a blessing and I can't believe you are almost 2!!

Day 5- I am thankful for my Nana. She has always been such a wonderful grandmother and now great-grandmother. She makes each one of her grandchildren feel like they are her favorite (even though I clearly am). She is a woman of the Lord and I truly admire her. She spends over an hour praying in her prayer room every day and I am truly grateful for the prayers she has said for me the past 23 years!

Day 6 (today) - I am thankful for the extra hour of sleep last night! I really needed it! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4 & Friday Fun!

Day 4 - I am thankful for my home. I love my house. I love the memories that have been made here. I love how quiet it is during Xander's nap time and how noisy it is as soon as he wakes up. James and I love being at home. Home was never a peaceful place for either of us growing up, so I am VERY THANKFUL that we now have a peaceful cozy home to share and grow together as a family!!

Friday Fun - I met my friend Jodi at the mall for lunch and a play date. They have a fun little play area for the kids to run around and its perfect for winter/summer when its too cold/hot to go to the park.

I know I chopped off his head in the middle one, I just thought he looked so cute!!
McKenna and Xander love to play together! They are only two weeks apart and it has been so fun watching them grow up together. We live in the same neighborhood so they get to see each other alot! :)
I love this picture of McKenna! She was hiding in this tube thing. It looks like she is stuck but she did not want to get out! Too cute.

We had a lot of fun playing, eating, and shopping at the mall! After the mall we had to make one of our almost daily Walmart stops. They had Halloween candy on clearance so of course I picked up a bunch!! :) I hope you all have a great weekend! I know I am ready for some football!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Challenge

I have seen the November Thankfulness Challenge floating around on Facebook for a few days now and I decided this was be fun to put on my blog. I am a few days behind so I need to catch up! I am constantly thanking the Lord for so many blessings, and I am excited to actually write one out every day for a month!

Day 1: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” - John 3:16. I am so thankful for this truth!! I am thankful for Jesus and his love for me. Thankful that I know he is the only person that WILL NEVER let me down! I am especially thankful for his grace! Honestly, the only way to explain why I am where I am today is simply God's grace!!

Day 2: I am Thankful for my Husband. He. Is. Awesome. Seriously. He is the most ambitious person I know. He works so hard and never complains. I am so blessed to have such an amazing man as my husband and father to our son.

 Day 3 (Today): I am thankful for Xander. He is absolutely precious. I just look at him and joy fills my heart.

I love the month of November! It just got even better with this challenge. I am excited that I am going to be focused on the things I am thankful for rather than complaining about the things I don't have! Happy November!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Kicks!

I don't think I have ever talked about Xander's obsession with Yo Gabba Gabba on my blog before. Well, he is obsessed, and it is the ONLY show he will watch. He knows all the songs and loves to dance along with them. It is seriously so cute.

My favorite shoes for Xander right now are Vans. He has been needing new ones, so I went to the Mall Monday to get him a new pair. I was just going to get the same color he already has since they go with everything, but when I saw these Yo Gabba Gabba Vans I HAD to have them...I mean Xander had to have them. :) Normally I am not big on character shoes for kids, but these are adorable!!! Just look...

I can not get enough of them! Xander loves them too! He walks around saying "Bobeee" (Brobee). I don't know what he is going to wear to match these new shoes, but at least they are cute!
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