Friday, July 29, 2011

A Boy And His Whisk

It's the simple things...



(Just and FYI, we were stopped at a red light. I was not driving and taking pictures.)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Full Smile Weekend

I don't often get to say that a weekend felt long but this one did. It could have something to do with having to leave work around 2:30 on Friday to go pick Mac up from daycare, he was not feeling well and they called me to come get him. So we started our weekend a little early and he was fine by Friday evening. He just had an upset tummy.

Friday I made chicken avocado enchiladas and black beans for supper. I was really excited because that was the first meal all week that had been on the table during normal supper hours! We ate at 6pm!! I am in boot camp and have been going Monday - Thursday and it puts me home late, at 6:30, which in turn makes supper really late, around 7:45. I do not like eating that late at all!!

Saturday I ran errands. Again. Like the Saturday before. I can not make this a habit! By the time I got home I had about 2 hours of nothing time before I had to go to the church to help with a concert. I took tickets at the door. The Barlow Girls performed for our Christmas in July benefit. We are trying to collect Operation Christmas Child items for the OCC shoeboxes. If you don't know about this please ask me! or Click here to read about OCC.

Mac was hilarious on Saturday. He got one of his sheets off the couch laundry pile, I was slowly folding them... don't judge, ha! And proceeded to put it on his head like so...

He almost ran into this wall but didn't...

However, he did run into the trash can, no problem...

Just take a step to the side and keep on truck'n...

He rounded the corner and laid down.

got up...

removed the sheet...

and did it again! He is too funny! hahaa!





Sunday we went to church and then to target. Mac is missing a water shoe. We have come to the conclusion that he threw it away. I looked all over the house for it on Saturday because Jimmy was going let Mac run around in the water in the backyard. No luck. No shoe. He just wore his tennis shoes and luckily it's so hot they dried instantly!! But we replaced the shoes and went home. Jimmy took Mac outside again and let him run around.

Waiting on Dad... yes my son is holding a whisk. Your guess is as good as mine.



Jimmy was spraying him down with the water hose sprayer!





Jimmy needed to check the mail so he filled up Mac's wagon with water for the trip! Cracked me up! haha





They played outside while I cooked. I was in the kitchen all day but I was trying to get some meals done ahead of time for this week so we don't have to eat so late! I made lasagna and chicken spaghetti. I divided them up and froze one of each for next week. At least two nights this week we will eat at a decent time!

After they were done outside I put in Goonies followed by Gremlins. Mac loved them both!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Real Men...

carry their blankies proudly.



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Joys Of Motherhood

Leaving the house this morning was fine. No major meltdowns were had and Mac didn't have any either. We got on the road to school and work on time, quite the accomplishment. About 10 minutes into our drive I thought I forgot my sports bra for boot camp but then remembered that I had in fact remembered it. whew. Then at 25 minutes in I knew what I had forgotten, truely forgotten. Mac's sippy cup. He had it in his hand, full of milk and somewhere between the kitchen and the front door it was left behind. BUT, even worse, I had also forgotten the sippy cup of milk that was in the fridge that he needed for school.

It was now 7:40am, just enough time to get Mac to school and me to work by 8am but not enough time for me to exit my normal daily route and make a side trip to

But he needed a sippy cup so I put my blinker on and we were at WalMart. Yay us (insert sarcasm here). I found his favorite sippy cup, the only sippy cup he will drink out of...Nuk

And since we were there... I got him a different sippy cup, not that he will use it but I like it. It's this style:
but the background is white and it has baseball stitches. Sippy cup awesomeness. I don't know why Nuk is being so secretive with this particular sippy cup. I could not copy the picture of it off their website and there is not one picture of it on the entire internet. I know. I just spent 15 minutes looking for one just for this post!

We also got a round plate and a divided plate and some silerware.



Mac feeds himself at school for breakfast and lunch but I just can't do it at home. The whole "baby covered in layers of food" thing seriously, and I mean seriously, freaks me out. I don't mind cleaning up after him at all. I do it all the time. I mean I change the kids diapers it's not like I get grossed out it's just that a food covered kid is a preventable mess. this is a preventable mess. Toddlers miss their mouths or just get tired of eating and start throwing and I would be standing by letting this happen??!! I'm getting the chills just thinking about it.

I know it sounds weird but I am a very very neat eater. Messy eaters are beyond me so handing Mac the reigns to his own messy eating experiences on purpose is hard for me to handle. But I took the first step and bought him plates and utensils. We already had some but I figure I will need some back ups for when one set is inevitably in the dishwasher or just plain dirty in the sink! wow... I digress.

Anyway, 15 minutes and $20 later we leave WalMart and are back on the road to school and work. I was 25 minutes late. No worries there it just comes out of my comp time...oh well. Mac got to have a sippy cup at school and since they come in a pack of two the second one will live in the car for other mornings such as todays!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Sunday we went to Jocelyn, Scott and Eli's house to hangout and let the boys play. We had a fantastic time visiting with the Sextons while we let the two little ones run around the backyard between the water table, slide, sprinkler and eventually the blow up pool.






Snowman even got in on the action...







They had so much fun. We let them play until the burgers were almost done and then took them in to get ready for supper. The burgers were delish and the company and convos were awesome. I can't wait till we can get our little families together again! It was a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I am Mac

Mac-I-am

Do you like fits in a house?

I do like fits in a house, in the kitchen


Maybe next time with a mouse.

In the living room with my toys,


O'the fit throwing joys.

Mac-I-am

Do you like having tantrums in places certain?

I do like having tantrums in places certain, in my room with the curtains.


In my room on the changing pad is a great place for a fit.


Or even when I am next to it.


I especially like them in the hall.


I like fits. I like them all.
I like them here, I like them there.
I like fits thrown everywhere.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011