Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Christmas in January

I went to visit the family that I used to nanny for, yesterday. I didn't realize that they had Christmas presents for the boys. Jack was quite excited about the surprise.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Mommy: "Jack, give that toy back to Holden."
Jack: "But, I had it yesterday."

I don't think it works like that.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Like Father Like Son

He obviously takes after his daddy. I've always found it gross to hold a bone in your hand and eat the meat off of it.

By they way, I found out tonight that Holden loves rotisserie chicken. He stuffed himself. Actually, Jason came home after we had eaten and Holden stood at Jason's seat and begged for more chicken and roll, which is what he had for dinner.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Hobby

Jack's new hobby is jumping off of things: beds, chairs, sofas, stairs, tables....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

TV watching

Both of our boys are watching the same TV, in the following pictures. Saturday's are relaxed around here.
You might notice in the first picture that Jack is sucking his fingers. Much to Jason's annoyance, he is the only one that enforces the "no finger sucking" rule. I walked into the den, this morning, and Jack was saying, "Daddy, I don't want you in here. Please go back into the bedroom." I asked Jason what that was all about. He said that Jack was trying to get him to leave the room so that he could suck his fingers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


It surprised me, today, to hear a coworker mention her 4 year old flossing. We haven't been to the dentist, since June. I had never considered Jack flossing. Well, we just added a step to our nighttime routine....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday morning

Holden loves that fire engine. We love to push him around the house. The other day I heard a suspicious laughter and I found Jack pushing Holden around the house on the fire engine. It was both hilarious and terrifying to watch.

Holden had his 12 month check-up, this morning. He is following Jack's size, but a little bit bigger. 95th percentile in height and 35th in weight. When the nurse came in to give him his vaccines, she asked me if my husband had blonde hair. For some stupid reason, I just looked at her and said "no". I'm not sure why I didn't tell her that my hair was very blonde, when I was a little girl.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Celebrations

Celebration #1: Joe and Jane's marriage
On Saturday morning, we attended a brunch to celebrate the marriage of (cousin) Joe and Jane. It was a nice gathering of a lot of people at their beautiful home in Mountain Brook.

Celebration #2: Holden's birthday
Well, we finished the birthday party marathon. Last weekend we celebrated with LeeLee, Big J, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Phillip, Aunt Susu, Uncle Jim, and Aunt Diane. It was a fun weekend and a full house. We utilized 3 couches and a blow up mattress!

Celebration #3: Bentley's inauguration
On Saturday evening, Jeff called and offered us tickets to the Inaugural Ball. It was fun to get dressed up and go to something so formal.

I wish photoshop had a feature that would fix posture. =)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Birthday 1 and Birthday 2

For a number of reasons, we were not able to plan one official birthday party for Holden. So, it has been like Christmas around here. We celebrated as a family on his birthday and then we celebrated with Kiki and Grandad, last weekend.

Jason told me something funny, today. He told one of his coworkers that Holden was having his 3rd birthday, this weekend. We will be celebrating with LeeLee, Big J, and the rest of that crew, this coming weekend.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A special request

Mommy: "Jack, guess who is coming this weekend?"
Jack: "who?"
Mommy: "LeeLee and Big J and Susu and Jim"
Jack: "but, is Phillip coming?"

More Snow

This is what my parents missed out on by spending 3 days in Birmingham, with slush and ice. They made it home, this afternoon.

We did it!!!!

War Eagle.

I can't believe that one of the reasons I didn't go to Arizona was because I didn't have the "days" to take off work and school has been closed due to icy roads. haha. Oh, well. I'll still take 2 days at home.

Monday, January 10, 2011



Well, we got the ice storm they were predicting. It didn't end up bad enough to cause power outages, which was my concern. Either way, we are stuck at home. I am so thankful that my parents are stuck here with me. I know they are concerned about their home in Huntsville.

At 8:30pm, last night, Jack looked like he wasn't feeling well. He actually told me that he wasn't feeling well. As it turned out, he had a 102 fever. I guess he caught the virus that Holden had last Thursday.

It's hard to tell, but these pictures show a nice layer of ice....

Oh, yeah... WAR EAGLE!!!! I am planning to take lots of pictures of the boys in their Auburn gear.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dangerous Games

Yes, I was letting my baby play with a hairdryer. Wait a minute... he isn't a baby anymore. I guess he is officially a toddler.

We sure have an interesting weekend ahead of us. Jason flies to Arizona, today. War Eagle! My parents are coming into town to stay with me. It looks like we are in for a major winter weather storm.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


This time last year, Jason and I were spending our first night in our new home. It was bitterly cold, Jack was in Huntsville, and half of our belongings were in limbo. As I woke Jason up around 11pm, I told him that we had tested fate too long and I was going into labor. We went to the hospital, called our parents, and asked my uncle to kindly arrive at our house at 6am for the rest of our furniture to be delivered. It was definitely a time in our lives that we will never forget. We are so lucky to have such wonderful parents. My parents kept Jack for most of December so we could plan for the move into our new house and Jason's parents setup all of our furniture while we were in the hospital. I am so excited to be celebrating Holden's first birthday, tomorrow. He is such a beautiful child and we love him so much.


Jack and Holden started a new daycare, yesterday. To an outsider it might not seem like such a big deal, but it is. I was worried about Jack, but walked in to his new classroom and said, "bye mom". Holden cried, but he recently developed a strong case of separation anxiety. And, believe it or not, my barely 1 year old child is taking naps on a cot. As a matter of fact, I won't believe it until I see it. I have another funny story to tell....

Jack: "The teachers at my new school are bad".
Mommy: "What do you mean?"
Jack: "They say bad things."
Mommy: "What kind of bad thins do they say?"
Jack: "They say 'no' and 'be quiet'"

That is even funnier to me because I am a teacher.