Friday, May 28, 2010

Letting it all hang out

Diapers, socks and nothing else. He got away from me after getting his
diaper changed before I could put on his pjs. He ran straight for his
Benny the Beaver book and got situated to read.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Heavy stuff

Grandma J sent this photo over and I had to share. He is always on the go when we are at Grandma and Grandpa's house -finding anything he can to move to another location. A couple of weeks ago while we were there he found these 5 pounds weights and made sure to do a lot of grunting when he picked them up so that we knew just how heavy they were.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Yep, that's Joan and Nick on the Ellen show!

Eating us out of house and home

That's how it feels anyway. I swear, I go to the store and do what I think is "stocking up" and find that Carter's section of the pantry is empty within a couple of days.

It is 10:37 a.m. Here is what he has already consumed today:

For breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs, 1/2 cup of yogurt, and a peach fruit cup (also a sippy cup of milk and a sippy cup of 1/2 apple juice & 1/2 water)

Snack while I made lunch: Goldfish - as soon as he finished, he brought the bowl to me wanting more so then he got a fruit snack

I'll post more later. He standing here with his bowl again telling me "Nana! Nana!" Translation: banana = I'm hungry!

Updated at 11:15 a.m.
Lunch: Taco soup (kidney beans, corn, chicken and tomatoes)

Final (hopefully) update at 5:34 p.m.
Dinner at 4 p.m.: Lil' Entree meal of turkey, rice and veggies; veggie puffs; yogurt; and for desert, 2 graham crackers - he probably had another 1 1/2 sippy cups of milk and another sippy cup of 1/2 water & 1/2 juice today too.

Nope. After this last update he got hungry and ate a bowl of rice from our dinner. Sorry - no photo.

Dancing baby

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our Working Weekend

Way back in November when we first saw our house, we loved the yard! It had these great hedges:

Unfortunately, winter came and something happened to the massive hedge.

After giving it some love, we finally realized that it wasn't coming back. So, Chris took charge and out it came. It filled his truck.

A trip to Shorty's (this place was amazing), a few hours of Carter napping and Viola!

The 3 bushes will grow into a new hedge over time!

When the bush came out we realized that the rail hadn't been painted (the hedge had been in the way). Luckily, it was the same color as the color used inside our house so no guessing and trying to match it!

I also painted the chairs on our porch. They used to be an orangey color, now they're white

Grocery list

Apparently we have a new recycling program that I was not made aware
of. There must be a little fairy that magically appears to recycle
empty 6 pack containers OR my husband thinks I'm his magic fairy.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Carter was such a good boy while garage sale-ing that he got 2 new-to-
him trucks for the backyard ($1 each!)

Backyard picnic

It is so nice out today that we decided to eat lunch outside today!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

To Netflix or not to Netflix?

We heard from a few different sources that you can now watch movies via Netflix using your Wii. Very cool! Then again....

We decided it was time to get the basic Netflix account since we've recently rented a couple of movies each month from Comcast OnDemand. We love this feature - new movies right when we want them - but we're not crazy about the $4.99 - $6.99 per movie price tag. With Netflix, we get 1 DVD at a time as many as we can get and return in a month and this GREAT new Wii feature which is like the OnDemand we were using except that just about everything available came out the year I was born. Seriously, there was pretty much nothing available through the Wii option that we were interested in watching.

That's OK. We still get our DVD in the mail. So, the other night, we popped our DVD of the TV series "Mad Men" in to the player and happily watched until someone needed a potty break. That's when we realized that not only did we not have the remote (we noticed this earlier) but that we could not pause, fast forward, rewind, move to the next chapter, nothing without the remote. GREAT!

We forged on and watched 3 episodes back-to-back, not wanting to have to sit through the first one or two the next time.

Tonight, we decided to watch an episode. We searched again for the remote. Nothing. We then spent about half an hour trying to program our universal remote to work with the player. This involved google and serious button pushing with codes and all. Nothing.

Wait! We have another DVD player in our garage sale pile somewhere! 10 minutes later Chris arrived from the garage victorious with the 2nd player. But wait.... where's the remote? Missing. Can we operate this one without a remote? No. Can we program this one? (After 1/2 hour of trying) No.

Plan C: A trip to Walmart to get a new cheapo DVD player - this time I got one that you can operate without a remote (just in case) although we have NO plans of losing this remote.

Ahhhhhh. Ice cream in hand, feet on the coffee table, let's watch Mad Men! Wait.. did we watch all the episodes on this disc? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

Plan D: Check the Wii to see if by chance the next disc is available online. The first Wii remote is dead. The 2nd is installed in the rifle. I'm sick of wasting time, just give me the gun. OK - Mad Men is not available.

Summary: Prior to signing up for Netflix, be sure to evaluate if you will be taking a step backwards in technology. If so, abort the mission and pay the extra few bucks a month for your readily available OnDemand movies.

Working with dad

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fun with magnets

Thank you GG for my new kitchen decorations. Carter loves the magnets
you gave him at Christmas even more now that he knows they "stick" to
more than each other.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Little Heman

We have no idea where he got the idea to push the coffee table, but he just started doing this yesterday. He is trying so hard (at least he is making noise to make you THINK he is trying hard).

More fun with Auntie

This video is a few weeks old, but I had to share.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Derby Day

We watched our first Kentucky Derby at our first Derby Party at
Sparkle and Nathan's. We had so much fun even though neither of us won
our bets!