Sunday, March 30, 2008


I am so sorry for the delay in posts. There has been a lot of activity I want to post all of it, but that will have to wait until Monday when I usually have a moment to post.

This is just the cutest! We went to GATTITOWN today. (And you have to say it like Jim Carey.) We ate pizza and played some games. But the best part was the face painting for $3 in the movie room area! Kaitlyn loves cats right now so she became a cat for a day! Kaitlyn was saying this after her face painting, "Meow, I am a kitty cat!"

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Portrait Time

So I don't know about other moms, but I love portraits of my kids. They are so much fun, well most of the time! Kaitlyn is a Pro! She laughed and giggled for almost all of the shots. We were taking photos for almost an hour and it wasn't until the end that she didn't want to do it anymore. I guess I give her a lot of practice at home. Jackson was happy after he ate, but he couldn't get over how excited Kaitlyn was.

So these are Kaitlyn's 3 year pictures and Jackson's six month portraits. They are in their Easter dress. You can't tell, but Jackson has a little tie on and that is so fun for little boys.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Time for an update

It's time to update! Boy am I in the mood to clean. We have got to get organized around here from clothes to toys. I want to have a garage sale soon!

We just unpacked from a trip to Beaumont to Brandon's family. It was crazy. It was sleeting on Thursday when we left and bad weather. We hoping to beat it, but rain followed us the whole way. Luckily, the kids did great! Kaitlyn played with Jazz, their Bichon Frise dog, the whole entire time. Gigi and Big Daddy have a laundry area where Jazz stays and Kaitlyn could have stayed there the whole time. Jazz did pretty well with her too and I think they became fast friends.

Well, we have caught the flu over the last two weeks. Now Jackson has a bad cough and Kaitlyn has congestion, but they are still pretty happy so that has been a saving grace. I was bad off last week and had absolutely no energy to do anything.

Jackson is off the charts. At his six month check up, he was over the charts for height and up there for weight, close to 100 percent. He has some great little hammies as Stephanie likes to put it. He has a great trick now too. He can pick up his pacifier, turn it around and put it in his mouth. He can also pick up a cup and put it in his mouth. He is reaching for everything now too. He especially likes hair, so ladies watch out!

Kaitlyn is doing great. She is happiest when she is outside playing around. She is talking even more now. She is very challenging right now and is definitely challenging authority. She has been doing it for awhile, but I do see improvements. Consistency is key to parenting, definitely!

Two big things in the last couple of days. Yesterday I used a bathtub ring to put Jackson in. He just didn't fit in the baby tub. He absolutely loved it and kicked around the whole time. We kind of thought he started kicking when we said to kick, but that was probably just a coincidence.

We also decided to go with Britax Marathon car seats for the kids. They go up to 65 pounds and that will be great for Jackson. They look pretty comfortable. I got the best deal on them too from They had a sale on them last weekend. Maybe they will do another one soon. At Babies R Us, the seats are $270. I got each for $189 with no sales tax and no shipping. I was so pumped!

Sorry for the short blog. I am not sure if it is just the mood lately or being on the computer less. It is hard to get on here and be very productive because I am pulled in so many directions in the day. Maybe that is why my focus is nonexistent right now. It is so easy to get pulled into my own little world with the kids and stay there.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


It snowed last night! Kaitlyn got out a little bit this morning and ran around in her mismatched hat and coat. We could only find one mitten too! Ha!