Monday, June 28, 2010

Carter's Part Time Job

It seems as though our little man is an entrepreneur. At only 4 months old he has seemed to create his own business. It's true, he has started his own cheese making business. How does a 4 month old make his own cheese you ask? Well it seems to be very easy for him. He seems to be packing on the pounds these days, and his neck has pretty much disappeared now being taken over by his double chin. So all he does is simply open his mouth a little when we are feeding him, allowing the milk to run down into the folds on his chin/neck. He then does not allow any air to get in there so it stays nice and moist. In about several hours that milk turns into cheese and voila! We are proud of his ambition and dedication at such a young age.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Note to self

Stella and I were swimming at my parents Friday when she started screaming "I have to go potty, I have to go potty!" Since she was soaking wet and I didn't want to drag her into my paretns house I told her she could stand in the grass and go potty. I honestly didn't even really think that she had to pee because she makes stuff up all the time. Well sure enough she did have to go so she went in the grass and I told her that this is not something we don't do all the time but she was wet and I didn't want to get Mima's floor all yucky. Turns out that she thought peeing outside was pretty cool and could care less about the emergency only rule. Fast forward to today, when my mom was watching her while I was at work. I got a phone call from my mom who said "Bad idea, she has now peed in the grass 3 times and I even made her go before we came outside." Also please know that she can hold it for like 12 hours. So I guess I learned my lesson, never tell a 3 year old it is ok to pee outside because you will never be able to take it back.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I am blessed to have a wonderful dad. My relationship with my dad has changed and grown so much over the years, he is one of the most important people in my life. We operate on the same "wave length" and often times understand each other exactly when no one else does.

I am also beyond blessed with a wonderful husband. We have been together since he was 17 and I was 18...I know, I know, I'm a cougar. I would never have imagined that my high school sweetheart would become my husband and 2 years later my baby daddy. AND that he would be such an amazing baby daddy. Dan is so great with our kids, he loves being with us and makes us his first priority. I fall more in love with him every time I see him with our babies.

So Happy Father's Day to both the Dans in my life. I love you both so much!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Addict

She might only be 3 years old, but Stella has an addiction problem. For anyone who knows her well, you knows exactly what I am talk about. She is addicted to the nuk. I relate it to a drug or cigarette addiction. When she wants it and can't have it she literally loses her mind. She will scream and cry and doesn't even know what to do with herself, it's like withdrawal. When she eats she will often stop eating to take what I call a "nuk break" much like a smoke break she will stop eating, stuck on her nuk for a while and then continue eating. Her mood also completely changes when she does get it, she can go from inconsolable to completely calm in a matter of seconds, you can see the change in her eyes. A lot of people give us flack about her being 3 and still having it. Our reply "you try to take it from her and you deal with her." It's not a fight that I want to fight at this point. And, I figure no boy will want to date her when she is 15 and still has a nuk so it's ok by me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

White Chocolate Mochas

I LOVE COFFEE!!! I didn't until I had Stella and it is a love that has grown into an almost unhealthy obsession. I have to have coffee every day or I turn into a different person. I will make coffee at home, but I MUST have flavored creamer. I also really like McDonald's iced coffee. But, if I could I would drink an iced white chocolate mocha from Starbucks I would also not gain a single pound or go into financial debt due to this love of mine. They make me so happy not to mention help me stay awake and have the energy I need for my crazy life. So today's post is dedicated to you my sweet friend.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Snapshot Sunday

They are literally the same person as you can tell from this photo

She only ate the icing at her birthday party

I had to turn the flash off so it's a little fuzzy but look at the chubby face!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I am in love with a new man

Yes, it's true. I am completely head over heels in love with another man. He has stolen my heart. He smiles when I walk into the room and I feel the same exact joy right back. He is my sweet sweet baby boy.
I feel like I don't talk about Carter enough on here. It's probably because he is not the one saying or doing crazy things all the time. I'm sure in the couple years to come I will have plenty of awesome stories about him and the crazy things he will do and say. Anyways I would just like to state how completely in love I am with him. He is the sweetest boy in the whole world. He smiles and laughs constantly, he is always in a good mood...unless he is hungry and you don't feed him right away but who wouldn't be crabby then right? He also just cut both his bottom teeth this week. He is growing up so fast and I am enjoying him so much. I am so thankful that God blessed us with yet again such a beautiful child. Mommy loves you Butter!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Is that a boy or a girl?

Stella is a very smart kid. And it is hilarious to me when her innocence causes her to ask a question that is much wiser beyond her age. Case in point. We were watching American Idol a couple of months ago when Adam Lambert came on to perform. After a couple of seconds Stella very confused asked "Daddy is that a boy or a girl?" It was a very good question as he was wearing more makeup than I do, nail polish, and high heels. As a parent how do you answer a question like that? Well, Dan did a pretty good job. "Kind of both I guess." "Ohhhh..." Stella replied. She seems to have understood exactly what he meant when he said that.