Thursday, February 28, 2013

photo a day {february 2013}

2 months down, 10 to go.....

iPhone rewind {february2013}

::Waiting for the Dump Truck::Playing with Daddy's Shoes::
::Reading with Daddy::Dump Trucks can be Strollers, Rockers, & Carseats::
::Cousin Playtime::Piano Concert::
::My Sweet Niece:: Cake @ Nonnie's::
::Show Me Your Teeth::My Dishwasher Helper::
::Making his To-Do List::Cousins Watching "Mee-Mo"::

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Thanks for sticking with me while a took a little blog break.  I just needed a little time away from the blog.  I've had a lot of responsibilities at church lately, been busy with my new little nanny job and of course chasing around and entertaining a toddler is a full time job!!  I know I never have to "apologize" for not blogging, but I like to keep my blog up to date because it's essentially my scrapbook!!

So, here's what we've been up to lately....

We had a Valentine's Day playdate with my childhood friend and her daughter Stella. 
We got to see my cousin, who lives in Tennessee, compete in a gymnastics meet here in Dallas.

We were all so incredibly proud of Ashton.  It was amazing to watch her in her element.  Plus it was great to see on of my other cousins and my uncle.
 We went to Splitsville with our ABF for some bowling.
I hate to brag, but in the first round I beat all the girls AND the guys.  I can thank my bowling class at A&M for my skills!!
I kept my niece and nephew so that Ashley could get her hair cut and colored.  
Sweet Olivia had to improvise with all the boy toys we have in our house.  Who knew that a dump truck could be a stroller, a rocking chair, and a crib.
 We also went and visited Nonnie.  They sure do loooooooove their Nonnie!!
And who wouldn't when she gives you cake for snack!!!
This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to go to DotMom for free.  I won a ticket from the Lifeway Women's blog.  My Mom kept Pearson all day Friday until Matt got home from work and then Matt kept him all day Saturday.  It was the longest that I have ever been away from Pearson.  I love him to pieces, but it was nice to get away for a little while.
I went with two of my sweet friends from Bible Study, Meredith & Mandy.  We had a blast Friday and Saturday together.  The speakers were great and the break-out sessions were amazing.  I really walked away with lots of great ideas, encouragement and motivation to be the best wife and mom that I can be.

Hopefully soon I can share with you some of the stuff I learned at DotMom.  I'm just such a terrible writer.  It's so hard for me to put into words what I want to say.......which is why I usually just stick to lots of pictures and a little bit of writing here on my blog.  But, the Lord really taught me some neat stuff and I would love to share it with you all. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

meal planning monday

Monday: Cheesy Broccoli Soup & French Bread

Tuesday: Pork Tenderloin, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli, & Salad

Wednesday:  Taco Bueno Fajita's

Thursday: Pork Tenderloin, Au Gratin Potatoes, & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Friday: Taco's @ ABF Game Night

Saturday Breakfast: French Breakfast Puffs

Saturday Lunch:  Out?

Saturday Dinner:  Chicken Poppyseed Casserole, Roasted Broccoli, & Rolls

Sunday Dinner: Spaghetti w/ Our Small Group

Thursday, February 21, 2013

a little blog break

Hi Friends!!

I didn't really intend to take a little blog break.  I've just been really busy lately.  And when I haven't been busy, I've just been lazy!!!  I feel like I haven't really blogged in week.  I know I put up Pearson's 20 month post and a Meal Planning Monday, but it's been pretty quiet around here other than that. Since I'm already on a roll taking a little blog break, I've decided to continue it through the weekend as I'm going to be away at Dot Mom!! I actually won a free ticket from a blog, but I'm going with a couple of girls from my Bible Study!! I'm so excited!!!  

So.......I just wanted to check in, say hi, and let you know nothing was wrong....just in case you were wondering!!  I'll be back on Monday with yet again a Meal Planning Monday.

Have a blessed day!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

meal planning monday

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Lettuce Wraps and Fried Rice

Wednesday:  Dinner @ The Havard's

Thursday: Golden Mushroom Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, & Roasted Broccoli

Friday: Me: Dot Mom Boys: On their own

Saturday Breakfast: Me: Dot Mom Boys: Sausage Muffins

Saturday Lunch: Me: Dot Mom Boys: Sandwiches

Saturday Dinner: Cornbread Taco Casserole

 Sunday Lunch: Last Sunday Lunch

Sunday Dinner: Pizza

Saturday, February 16, 2013

pearson {20 months}

Oh P-Man, you make us laugh every single day but you definitely keep us on our toes.  It's crazy to see how much you have learned this month. I know we are a little biased, but we think you are pretty dang smart.  You amaze us everyday with your knowledge.  You are a little sponge soaking up everything we say and do.  We can't wait to see what you learn this month!! We love you sweet boy!!

Measurements:  28ish pounds

  • shirts/onesies: 24 months & 2T
  • shorts/pants: 24 months 
  • pjs: 24 months & 2T
  • diaper: size 4's (Huggies Slip-On 5's at night)
  • shoe: size 5ish (it really depends on the brand)

Sleeping: You have been napping earlier this month and you seem to take a better nap.  You nap from 12:30-3pm.  You go to bed around 7-7:30pm and wake up around 7-7:30.

Eating: You drink 3 sippy cups of milk and eat 2 snacks and 3 meals a day.  You are a snack-aholic.  You would eat snacks and crackers all day if I let you. Your favorite foods are bananas, greek yogurt, turkey, cheese, avocados, mandarin oranges, & yogurt raisins.  This month you have become obsessed with spinach salad with ranch or romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing.

New Tricks: Pointing to body parts (hair, ears, eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth, teeth, tummy, fingers, feet, elbows, knees), Animal sounds (cow, horse, sheep, pig (he makes this funny honking sound), goat, bear, duck(wah-wah), cat (mee-yah), dog(ffff-ffff), tiger) Recognizing letters (all but FGMSVWXZ), Recognizing Shapes (circle, square, triangle, oval, star, moon, Recognizing Numbers (8 & 9), Following directions.....we can tell him to go get something or do something and he can usually understand what we are asking, "jumping"

Words: It's getting hard to remember all of your new words.  You are trying to repeat everything we say. You are still not stringing two words together but you are saying TONS of words.  I'm going to still try and write the new words that I can remember, but I know that I am probably going to miss a few since you say so many!

Da-De (Daddy), Go (when he waves), Doh (dog), Da ("dat"), Woah (hello), Mommy, Duh(Duck), Wah (Water), GoGoGoGoGoGo (when we mention going somewhere), Nuh (milk), Ah-Oh (when he drops something), Di-Dle (Bible), Ca-Ker (cracker), Go-Go (anything with wheels), Doo (Peek-a-Boo), Shhhuh (Shoe), Cah (car), Nih-Nih (Night, Night) Trac-Ker (tractor), Na-Nuh (Banana), No, Gee-Suh (Jesus), Nack (Snack) Di-Da (Diaper), Bye-Bye, Sha-Ta (Shasta-my parent's Dog), Izz-oo (Izzie), Jo (Joseph), A-Tal (Apple), Truh with a rolled "r" (truck), Woooaaah (Wow), Yah (Yay), Buh (Book), Coh (Cow), Pah (Pops), Trac-Ker (also train) BeBe (Blueberry) Bo (Boat) Too-Too (Choo-Choo) Ba-Be (Baby), Uh (Up),  Eeeee (Eat), Pappi (Paci)  Ba-Tuh (Bathtub), Yo-Yo (Yogurt) Yo-Ya (Lolly), Cah-Se (Carson), Cuh (Cup), Boh (Ball), Soh (Sock), Coh (Coat), Pee-Suh (Pizza), Tuh-Dle (Puzzle), Cuh-Cuh (Color), A-see (Aisley), Ah-Yi (Alice), Mi-Mi (Naomi) New this month: Sho (TV Show) Mi-Mo (Mickey Mouse, Mi-Mi(Minnie), Chee-uh (Cheers...on Mickey Mouse), Ya-Yi (Lolly), Cha (chair), Moo (moon), Chuh (church), Shah (Star), tuh-tle (turtle), su-cle (circle), o-ful (oval), Hah (heart), tee (teeth) No (nose), eye, Mummy (tummy), elbow, knee, Am-ba (Amber), Si (Lexi), Teet (feet), ah nuh (all done), Buh (Book),

Teeth: 14 (eight top/six bottom) Your left top canine popped through this month.  Still waiting on those bottom canine's though. You've been putting your fingers in your mouth where those teeth should be coming in so I think they will be coming soon.

Likes: Books, trucks, cars, trains, stacking toys, The Adventures of Chuck the Truck, Mickey Mouse eating, snack-time, puzzles, steering wheel toy, coloring

Dislikes: Getting your diaper changed, brushing your teeth, waiting for your food when he you're hungry, when we don't give you crackers, when we don't let you walk.
Other Random Things:
  • We turned your car seat around this month and you love sitting facing forward.  You can see so many more cars and trucks!!
  • You love to help me unload the dishwasher. I take out all of the sharp stuff and then you hand me each and every piece.  Sometimes I have to take over when we get to the silverware because you think every piece should go in your mouth before you hand it to me. 
  • We are still dealing with some pushing issues at Mother's Day Out, MOPS and Sunday School. 
  • We took your paci away at bedtime this month.  The first night you screamed for a good 30 minutes.  You still scream a little more than you used to without your paci but you quickly fall asleep.  I'm so glad we are nearing the end of our paci days.  I keep telling myself I'm giong to take it away at nap time soon, but when I go to lay you down you say "Pappi" so sweetly and I just give in!!
  • You are getting better at brushing your teeth. We sing the ABC's while we brush and it seems to help!
  • You are OBSESSED with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Anytime we turn on the TV (even if we aren't turning it on for you) you run to your chair and say "sho".
  • You are really participating in Story Time these days.  You are doing the motions to the songs, yelling out answers to questions, and listening to the stories. 
  • I can not take credit for how many letters you know (19).  You are a self-learner.  We have so many letter toys that you just soak up all the information.  I'm so proud that you are learning so easily.
  • You always call a P, Me!  When we would see a P, we would say, looks that's for you, Pearson! And that stuck because you call a P, Me now!!
  • You love the song Ho Hey by the Lumineers.
Look how you've changed....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

i love you through and through

To my little Valentine:

I love you through and through.
I love your top side
I love your bottom side.
I love your inside
and your outside.
I love your happy side
your sad side,
your silly side,
your mad side. 
I love your fingers
and toes
your ears
and your nose.
I love your hair
and your eyes
your giggles
and cries
I love you running
and walking, 
and talking. 
I love you through and through.....
yesterday, today and tomorrow, too. 

Words from I Love You Through and Through By: Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak