Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jack's a little ornery these days :)

A quick moment to share some of my favorite son's recent ornery-ness:
* We were walking out the door for school the other morning and I said, "Here Jack, carry your bag, please."  And he turned around and said, "No you carry it" pointing at me dead-seriously.  I couldn't help but chuckle and said, "No Jack, little boys help their mommies out" and he finally obliged. 
* Jack has learned how to "fake" different emotions.  He likes to pop out a fake cry if he's trying to get something.  Or at night time, his new thing is to say he's afraid of the dark.  Sometimes it seems to be legitimate fear, but the other night I went in for bedtime routine and he said, "Mommy I'm scared." I said, "What is scary?" He replied, "I see creatures!"  I said, "Where are the creatures?" "On the ceiling" (said with wide eyes and open mouth/half grin!).  Again, holding back a chuckle I said, "Tell the creatures goodnight and go to sleep!"  :) (he fell right asleep)
* Yesterday he was playing with his "Mack truck" (see CARS movie and you'll understand).  He got up on the couch and started driving it around our leather couch.  I said, "No Jack...Mack drives on the ground."  He said, (again grinning) "No mommy, Mack drives on the couch!"  I couldn't help but tackle him with kisses because he just looked so cute. 
I've got to work on my ability to keep a straight face...he's just too cute!
Until next time...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A great way to start the day!

This morning I had a very proud mommy moment!  Jack woke up dry and as I was getting ready to put the diaper back on him I thought, "Let's try to go potty!"  He jumped up and sat on the toilet and immediately went!  At first he looked surprised like, "Oh that really works!"  He was so happy and clapped and we high fived.  Plus he got to run in tell daddy, "I went potty in the potty daddy!!"  :) 
Here's hoping that this broke down some fears he may have and it will be a natural process for us!
Until next time...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's the beginning of a very long year...

Today was my first day at William Jewell College for the accelerated track BSN program.  And accelerated is an understatement.  All day I felt like I was in a wind tunnel and information was flying by me left and right.  SYSTEMS OVERLOAD!  I'm exhausted, but trying to stay ahead of the game.  One day at a time, that's all I can do.  It will be quite an accomplishment when I'm done and I'm already counting down the days until graduation.  :)
Here's "Mommy's 1st Day of School" shot:
I sure am going to miss my little guy with all these hours I'll be studying...
Until next time...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Today is my 3rd Mother's Day!  And I can say that I feel more love for my son today than I thought I could ever feel for anyone.  Being a mother is hard to put into words.  It's challenging, but in the end the reward is immeasurable.  Jack has brought so much joy into our lives and I will be eternally grateful for this true blessing, motherhood.
Today I was wakened by my sweet little man saying, "Happy Mother's Day!"  He got to pick out what mommy would eat and brought me fruit loops, "Froo-ba-loops", coffee, and toast.  Also with my breakfast was a picture he made at school of his handprints inside mine.  I love getting new artwork, especially today.
We went to Cracker Barrel for lunch with all of Reid's family.  We celebrated birthdays (Aunt Jayne's and mine) and Mother's Day.  It was very special.  Jack's napping now and Reid and I got to enjoy the sun for a bit.
Tonight we've rented a redbox and one of my gifts was margarita mix-- my husband knows me too well.  :)  So, you can guess what I'll be drinking later on! 
Here's to a blessed Mother's Day to all of the wonderful women I know! 
Until next time...

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Part of Jack's Easter basket was tickets to the movie Rio!  We finally got a free day to do this.  We just got back from Jack's first movie adventure.  He was pretty frightened by how loud the theatre was.  He's never been big on loud noises.  I could tell he was nervous, so I put him on my lap and his heart was racing!  But, after the movie started he mellowed out a bit.  Then when Nigel, "mean bird", came on the screen, he said, "I want to go bye bye.  I no like this movie.  I no like birds."  Ha- tough cookies--but, he stuck it out and by the end he was dancing the Samba with the cast. :) 
I highly recommend this movie if you have children.  It's colorful and fun and gets you dancing.  Plus the cast is full of great actors: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and my favorites are Nico- Jamie Foxx and Pedro- (see below).  Definitely a cute movie.

Until next time...