Friday, January 29, 2010
He was so excited when he woke up this morning. As he was coming downstairs to eat breakfast, he asked me, "Mom, do you know what today is?" Of course, I do, "what is today?" "Today is my birthday, I am 6 years old, and I am so excited!" He has been talking about this day for months!! To be young and be excited about your birthday! We had balloons for him at the table and he just kept thanking us for them. "I love them! Thanks Mom and Dad!" See how sweet he is!!! He took cupcakes to school to share with his friends and he invited every single one to his birthday party tomorrow! Thankfully, we aren't entertaining them all! :)
He hasn't opened any presents yet though. (He is actually on his way home from school as I type.) So he will open them shortly. When he gets home, he will have a huge surprise waiting for him in his room...we surprised him with a violin. He has asked for a violin and lesson, now we just have to find a teacher! We found a good violin on ebay and it was pretty inexpensive.
Last year, I write of post of the day he was born.
Happy Birthday Riley!! You are loved very much!!!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I started to tear up again when I hugged him!!! I told him I missed him and he said he missed me too!! He is the sweetest!!! Grant run up to him and hugged him and said he missed him!!! One of Riley's classmates is a new neighbor in the 'hood! Jeff was going to carry his back pack for him and he wanted to wear it!! I asked him if he had a good day and he said, "I had a fantastic day!" He also wanted to know if Daddy and Grant cried too today.....nope, just Mommy!!
He came home, had a snack and now they are both watching Monsters, Inc. It will be early bedtimes for both the little guys! Now, I need to find some chocolate...today has been way too stressful for this momma!!
I am happy my little guy is home today!!! I literally watched the clock until we went to the bus stop!!
Picture of Riley and Grant before leaving for school (I think he wanted to bring his Bible to school with him.)
A picture before getting in the car
Waiting in carpool line for the dreaded drop off. Jeff is taping him and Riley keeps looking at me since the tears started to flow!
The dreaded drop off!!!
I am excited to hear how his day went and how he liked the bus ride home!! Hugs to all you mommas who are sending your kids off to school today!!!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Before the school year started, we wanted to head to the beach for some fun. The boys have been asking all summer if we could go to the beach, so we did! Since it's all about the kids right! :) We went to Hilton Head, SC for along weekend!
Daddy did most of the entertaining at beach and gave Mommy a break so I could soak up some rays. Although, the boys are at the age now where we can sit and just watch them play in the sand. Needless to say, the boys LOVED the beach. They actually love anywhere there is water to play in!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Me and my boys the day we brought Grant home....Grant at 9 days old
Grant is our Tennessee baby....I remember when I thought I was pregnant...I was a little nervous about being pregnant. Why? We had just moved to Tennessee that May, moved into our first house at the end of June (we closed on our house on Jeff's bday...he was on a business trip so my Dad came with me to the closing, I think Riley was with my grandparents.), and Riley was only 18 months old. I was more nervous about the age gap between the two kids, being so close together, than anything else. So yes, my children are 27 months apart.....not what I really had planned but Someone else had other plans for our family! We figured we would start trying for another baby, thinking that it would be a few months before we actually got pregnant, esp. since it took us a while with Riley, again Someone else had other plans! When I thought I might be pregnant I called my girl, Kristan, since her kids are 2 1/2 years apart. I remember Kristan telling me it would be hard for a little while but will get easier....don't you love when someone doesn't sugar coat things for ya!! I took a test even before I was late, and my intuition was right, we were having another baby!
Three years ago, Grant entered our lives and the world!! I am not sure I really believe that he is 3, since that means he's not a baby anymore and it throws me for a loop that at his next birthday he will be 4!
My first trimester, I had morning sickness and was tired....poor Riley was propped in front of the tv most days. Talk about mommy guilt, friends would remind me that it was temporary and not to beat myself up about it. My mom came to visit in August, I think I was only 6 weeks along and not quite ready to share our news. We went to one of our fav places to eat and Mom wanted to get a margarita I think, I wasn't quick enough to think of something to say and just said no, of course she asked why, and I just looked at her and her knew why. She was very excited! Dad found out a little bit later and I think it was a safe time to tell him when he found out. We were at his house for dinner with the family, and he mentioned to me that Betty thought that I looked like I was losing weight. He just chalked it up to me starting to workout again. I told him she was right that I was losing weight since I had morning sickness and we were having another baby!
We didn't find out what we were having when I was pregnant with Riley, but with Grant we did in case we had to do some shopping. :) I was really hoping for a girl going into my ultrasound appt around 18 weeks. The tech was having a hard time finding out the sex, so we started pushing on my belly since she thought that might reveal something and it did! I was the first to notice and said it's a boy before the tech could announce it. Needless to say, I was happy he was healthy but a tad disappointed it wasn't a girl.
I have never felt so HUGE in my life and gained more weight with Grant than with Riley. I remember looking at a picture that was taken at my Dad's the weekend of Easter and my shirt just barely covered my belly!!! YIKES!!! Grant came into the world shortly after that picture was taken....thankfully! :)
I was induced again since I felt that I would pop any minute...I was miserably uncomfortable and felt like Grant was going to be way bigger than Riley was. Riley spent the night with Grandma and Pee-Paw since I had to be at the hospital bright and early. Mom and Bob were on their way from NY. Things progressed slowing as the day went on and we had some issues with Grant's heart rate. When I had a contraction, Grant's heart rate would go down. So the nurse put a probe on Grant's head to monitor him and changed the way I was laying...she thought the cord could be around his neck. So that made me a little nervous. I don't remember when she told me (because I am a bad mother and did not journal his birth, so Grant will be on Oprah one day saying how I messed him up by not documenting his birth!) but she told me you will be ready at 4pm. Around 4pm, I remember saying to Jeff, this baby is coming, go get the nurse. Ten minutes later, we were introduced to our little boy. And yes his cord was around his neck but he was ok.
He is the child that likes to toe the line...so I am in trouble!!!!
When he is sweet, he is sweet and when he is being a bear, he is unbearable!! I wouldn't trade him for the world! Even though, I may not have a girl, I just love my boys...boys are soooooo sweet and loving!! And no, we are not going to try for girl, we are done!! A day doesn't go by when I don't get a hug, a kiss, our a spontaneous "I love you Mommy" which makes the difficult days a little bit easier to handle!
Happy Birthday Grant (aka Peanut, Peanut Butter)!!! We love you!! Riley made Grant a birthday card and in it he wrote, "Happy Birthday Grant. I love you." How sweet is that!!
This website pretty sums it up for me.....they sell a t-shirt that says, "boy moms rock."
This momma loves her some boys!!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Riley launching a snow ball at Daddy.
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Monday, February 23, 2009
This 6x6 scrap page is for a few challenges on SplitCoastStampers.....the Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge and His Holy Name Challenge. For His Holy Name challenge, we are given an attribute of God to study...the first challenge was HOLY. I looked up verses and decided on Colossians 1:22. My plan is to put the pages from the challenges in a vertical album and showcase them somewhere in the house.
I have had this American Crafts paper for months now and did not want to cut it but decided this was a great project to use it! I will be trying to use it instead of hoarding it! :)
You will be seeing more pages like this!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Do you see how interesting my life has become that I am blogging about potty training!!!
I actually did do something crafty for my MOPS table.....I made them all Scripture Memory books but I forgot to take a picture before I handed them out. They were belated Valentine's gifts since I was a slacker and started them the night before our Valentine's Day meeting.
Ok...I have nothing else to say except Goodnight Y'all!!! ;)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Anywho......see how exciting my life is......
Thursday, January 29, 2009
BTW - Most of Riley's infant pictures were actual photos...we weren't caught up in the digital era hence the 9 mo picture at the top...that was the youngest photo we had on the computer and I was too lazy to scan a newborn picture.
Monday, January 26, 2009
You are an Ingrid -- "I am unique"
Ingrids have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.
How to Get Along with Me
* Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
* Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
* Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
* Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
* Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!
What I Like About Being an Ingrid
* my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
* my ability to establish warm connections with people
* admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
* my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
* being unique and being seen as unique by others
* having aesthetic sensibilities
* being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me
What's Hard About Being an Ingrid
* experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
* feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
* feeling guilty when I disappoint people
* feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
* expecting too much from myself and life
* fearing being abandoned
* obsessing over resentments
* longing for what I don't have
Ingrids as Children Often
* have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
* are very sensitive
* feel that they don't fit in
* believe they are missing something that other people have
* attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
* become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
* feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)
Ingrids as Parents
* help their children become who they really are
* support their children's creativity and originality
* are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
* are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
* are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed
Take the quiz...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
When she was leaving, she turned around and gave Riley a hug and then they kissed each other on the cheek. Jenny (her mom) and I were laughing.....Rylee then turned around and said, "Bye, Sweetie" and Riley replied in kind, "Bye, Sweetie Pie."
Riley and Mattie...
Mattie told her mom, Kim, that she was going to marry him. :) Notice the face on Riley and how they are hugging each other....I may be in trouble! ;)
Riley and McKenna....
When they saw each other, they gave each other a huge hug....it was so sweet.
During the party, they all said they wanted to marry Riley....
Hope you enjoyed pictures of my little guy and his chicks!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Riley and his fellow party-ers....can you tell what kind of day we're having with Grant?!?! We were also missing R's buddy, Thomas. Notice that Riley is surrounded by girls...we nicknamed them his chicks....they all said that they want to marry him! :) And I am not opposed to any of them marrying my son.....I am all for arranged marriages with families I know! We took individual pictures of him with his chicks and they came out adorable.....
After Riley's party, we went to another party for another friend!!! So ladies and gents (if there are any that read this), I am officially all partied out!
Have a great night!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I read this on a blog that I read frequently and it can be found FOXNews.com
President Obama will issue an executive order on Thursday reversing the Bush administration policy that bans the use of federal dollars by non-govermental organizations that discuss or provide abortions outside of the United States.
Obama will sign the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.
The policy, known in governmental circles as the "Mexico City policy," requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations."
The language was announced at the United Nations International Conference on Population in 1984, and was approved by President Reagan and originally drafted by his assistant secretary of state, Alan Keyes.
Keyes ran unsuccessfully as the GOP nominee against Obama for the U.S. Se
nate in 2004.
President George Herbert Walker Bush continued Reagan's Mexico City policy.
President Bill Clinton issued an executive order lifting the ban on Jan. 22, 1993. President George W. Bush issued an executive order re-instating the ban on federal dollars for NGOs that discuss or provide abortions on Jan. 22, 2001.
Just makes me sad!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, December 29, 2008
I have taken Beth Moore' challenge and teamed up to memorize Scripture for 2009. This was a goal for me this year anyway so I thought why not! I am not very good at memorization but I know to renew my mind, I need to read and hide God's Word in my heart.
I purchased index cards that are on a spiral and just altered the cover with some American Crafts paper (LOVE AC). I used Verve's Plain Jane's Psalm 37:4 stamp for my verse (just noticed that they have some more that I NEED) and some American Crafcts ribbon. I am not too sure about the ribbon though. I unwound the spiral from the front and covered it with the paper and just wound it back on...pretty easy. Viola....now I am all ready to add some verses to the inside. Psalm 37: 4 is not a bad one to start with!
Have a great day....
Sunday, December 21, 2008
PS....My goal for the New Year is to post at least twice a week (for those of you who read my silly little blog).
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Let's see what I have for you as far as eye candy....
I made this card for Anni-Verve-sary sketches.
Verve really has great stamps...should check them out.
Thanks for checking in!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Anyhooo, here are some cards I made this week.......actually I made two on Tuesday night and two today (but I am only posting one that I maade today).
This card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. I really like this layout. I may have tomake some more cards like this with different patterned paper.
Gotta go get me some ice cream...need the energy to make some more cards!
Have a great night....
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The other day he was playing with the LeapFrog magnets in the kitchen, I think I was doing dishes (I cannot believe he still enjoys playing with them). And he started talking about our neighbor's dog, Puggy, and then next thing I know, he has spelled out his very first sentence, pretty much by himself (he needed a little help with Puggy), and placed all the letters on top of the freezer. I was shocked. He has started to read by himself...which I am also amazed about but J has been doing a great job when he reads to him with sounding out words.
So here he is with his sentence......
Here he is spelling out Complex Words Complex (which is from a LeapFrog video,can you tell we are big LeapFrog fans!)
Hopefully, he will be an avid reader like his mommy! :)
Friday, July 11, 2008
This is the front:
This is the inside:
The Cupcake pops up when you open the card.
Two posts in one day!
I don't think I will have anymore for today so have a nice weekend!
Supplies, unless noted all supplies from Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Chocolaye Chip, Pretty in Pink, Provo Craft Designer Paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Staz-on Black, Prismacolor Pencils/OMS
Accessories: Cirlcle punches (1 1/4, 1 3/8), Chocolate Chip Twill ribbon
Thank you so much Allison for visiting little ole Naptime Stamper!!!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Here is my card....
The colors came from bedding I saw in this week's Linens and Things Sunday ad.
Thanks for stopping by!