Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday day fun

Ok- so this idea originated from The McMommy Chronicles- love her blog and I have been waiting for the perfect time to give this little "experiement" a try. The opportunity arose- when I got to work from home this week.

Working from home during the holiday season is no joke- we worked hard- and this is what we worked on. Enjoy!

OK- this is the original.

We let the C's watch it ONE time- and this is what we got!

LOL!! hahaaha- I see more of us wanting to try this over the weekend. It's just too much fun!

* and just a small disclaimer- when I work from home- I really do work- no lie- it's just that.... oh hell- I am not going to explain myself all that much!*

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

shhhh.... it's a secret post- just pretend ok....OK-

Let's just pretend that I am NOT writing a 11 month post update- because- no- nope- nada- not. going. to. do . it.

and I am not going to cry either.

ok- well maybe

just a little....

It's probably a good thing that we are so super busy swamped with the holiday season- that I am trying to not focus very hard- like maybe if I don't think about it- it won't happen- kind of a thing... know what I mean?? dont' make me say it outloud...

shhhhhhh- remember- we can't say it outloud- ok- that K is in his LAST month before he turns a

 ....sniffle.....tear..... a year old......

WH-HAT?? who said that? not me!

ok- well I guess I better just face the music- I mean- we do have a "deal"- and at least I'm not getting any older-

So coming up- we have:
-Christmas Bunko- at our house!
-Christmas weekend- yipee!
-Off visiting family
-Then New Year's Eve
-Then my "subtractoneyear" Birthday
-Then K's FIRST birthday party
-Then a good friends wedding
-whew- an off weekend
-Then Dad's "add two years so that he's older than mom" birthday party- and as long as we're keeping things quite- there's no reason to tell him about this.

So- like I said busy busy busy- and hopefully that will  keep me just a little bit insane- right?

SIZE: we actually went to the doctor- since the weather has been all kinds of crazy- all the kids at daycare have gross stuff coming out of their noses- but guess what? It's nothing... anyhow- he weighed in at 19 lbs! Still wearing 6-9 month clothing- mostly- but starting to fit in some 12 month stuff.
All grown up- at the TX Motor Speedway

NEW MOVES:- walking- walking- and more walking. He's even starting to walk fast- and I think he's trying to jump! He will bend his knees and get real low- then shoot up- real fast! Of course his feet don't leave the ground- but I think he is trying to get them too!

YUMMY FOODS: He gets 4 bottles a day- 1 when he wakes up, 1 mid morning and one late afternoon at school, then one before bedtime. We have cut out his lunch time bottle- and I guess we will be working on cutting out another one soon. For breakfast he is eating yogurt with fruit. LOVES bananas. I can mix just about anything with banana and he will eat it- and I mean anything. We are trying to move to the school menu for lunch. Still working on that one. Since K isn't feeding himself yet- he still needs food from the spoon. So I usually pack a "back up" lunch. But he is almost there- he will pick up a few pieces of food and get them in his mouth! He likes sweet potatoes, apple sauce, chicken, beef, spaghetti, carrots, avocados, pineapples, beans, there's more- but I just can't think. We actually are feeding him anything these days- we have even ordered off the kids menu! But mostly just letting him nibble at our plates- it's nice to not have to make special foods for him- and we can all just eat together.

SLEEP- ummm same.

WORDS: no real words yet- I am excited about hearing what will be the first one?? we have been doing lots of animal sounds- I think he can meow and bark a little bit. I am working on getting a HoHoHo- but not sure if I can get that out of him before the holiday is over- but who knows? He babbles all the time- I wonder what he's saying?
Helping mom decorate for the holidays!

checking out the tree- notice his blanky close by-
BEST MOMENTS: K will sometimes get shy- and when new people come around he will bury his face in my neck- it's so sweet. We are going to have to watch this boy with the girls~! He' s not shy at all then! He is giving kisses out left and right! He's got a crush on a girl at school- who he has been blowing kisses to- but last week- he actually kissed her on the head! How sweet! We also put up the Christmas tree- and when we light up the lights- K starts with all kinds of ohhhhhh's and ahhhhhh's- and he even gets himself so excited he gets tongue tied!

This is from last month- before he was walking all over- but it still shows his kiss blowing skills-

FAVORITE THINGS: He's is IN LOVE with his new blanky that was a gift from Zan. Her daughter makes them and they are THE BEST! so super soft- I can't believe that he actually gets his blanket and carries it around- he's never done that with any other blanket. He also likes the dogs' water bowl- the Christmas tree lights and decorations. And he is starting to like his own seat. Right now it's his boppy- he will crawl into it- with his blanky of course- and then pretend to watch TV or something- it's pretty darn cute!
My blanky
 Getting his feet tickled-

K- you amaze me. Everyday. You are constantly learning new things- and getting such a fun personality! You can be stubborn and a little bit hard headed. (wonder who you get that from?) You don't quite understand "no" yet- and you laugh at me if I try and take something away. That is- until you learn it's not a game- then you sit on the floor, bend in half, put your head down and pout/ cry. You are so observant- you notice everything. Lights are probably your favorite- but also different textures on the walls, buttons and switches, and trees, leaves, and birds. Just lately you have started acting shy. If new people come in the room- you will hide between my legs or bury your face in my neck- it's so cute- I love it! (that's from your dad) You light up immediately when your brother and sister walk in the room! and your Dad can make you laugh like no one else can. I love hearing you laugh. I love our morning "talks" on the way to school. If you grow up and sing the wrong words to songs- I will take a little bit of responsibility for that one.... but at least the rhymes I make up are fun! well sometimes- LOL! I can still watch you sleep- and I love holding you while you sleep- I love snuggling up with you- so many- and so much love surrounds you- I know you have to grow up- but at least you will be my baby forever.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I feel the need- the need for speed...

So for a wedding present I got my soon-to-be new husband the driving school at Texas Motor Speedway!! and YAY- we finally got around to using it! FINALLY!

We had a blast! the VROOOM of the cars- it gave me chills! C got to drive 10 laps with 10 other drivers on the track! His car topped out a 150 mph- yikes!

Then he got to ride with an instructor for 4 laps- and they got to go 160 mph- this was his favorite- he said that it was just a rush- can you hear how fast they are going?

My videos are a little shaky- I was standing on bleachers- kinda on one leg- trying to look at the camera, entertain K- and not get blown over by the wind. Oh- the wind!! It was cold- and it was blowing hard!

All the guys were smiling ear to ear when they climbed out of the cars. They loved it! I asked him if he liked this or skydiving better- and he said this by far! It actually made me want to attend a real race- never thought I would really want to do that. But being down there on pit row- looking up at all the stands- seeing the bank in the turns- it was pretty awesome.

here are the suits they wore-

Cars all lined up and ready to go! The class was held in this garage as well- so when the instructor was finished all the guys opened up the garage doors and started up the cars- whoa!!! the rumble in my tummy! it was really exciting!

Emergency vehicles- just in case...

How handsome!! I think he would make a good race car driver!

C's car- #07 Jack Daniels- fitting huh?

Getting in-

 There he goes!!! vrroooommmmm....

 Afterwards this instructor came up to me and said,
- "He's not afraid of speed is he?"
- "No- no sir he's not."
- "You probably shouldn't let him drive back to Austin."

LOL- so I drove us back to Austin- no speeding!

If you get the chance to do this- DO IT! or if you need a gift idea-

And I would suggest- if you are scared to drive the track- then ride with an instructor- I sosososososo wish I would've done this while I was there!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pour little piggys-

so I just looked down at my pretty little toes-

and noticed that they are in definite need of some T.L.C.

They are sporting the same polish that I chose the last time they were done up-

Which was the last time I was in a wedding-

In Mexico

In October-

ohhh. em. geee.

shhhhhhhh.... dont' tell anyone!

I need a pedicure STAT!