Friday, February 27, 2009

More skeletons in the closet

I have to admit something. It is slightly embarrassing. I am hooked on this season of The Bachelor. I haven't watched this show in many many years and was shocked to see that they are on season 13. I somehow got watching it from the very beginning and now am anxiously awaiting the last show this Monday where Jason picks between Melissa and Molly. I feel vested in this show, I actually get nervous for the girls. It is truly sad and I am somewhat ashamed to admit it. There is some controversy happening over this last show coming up this Monday. I guess the rumors are that Jason picked Melissa and was engaged to her, dated her a couple of months then dumped her. The producers of the show then decided they would film another airing of the final rose ceremony where he will pick Molly. I don't know how they are going to pack this all into this two hour show but we shall see. All I gotta say for poor Molly is...ewww sloppy seconds.
If you don't watch the show you are probably totally lost but if you do watch it you are likely as pumped as I am to witness this final show. Should be entertaining at least.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A trip to the park

The weather hit an all time high of 70 degrees today to I loaded Wesley and the wagon into the van and off we went to the park. This park is about 20 minutes away but well worth the drive since it had miles of sidewalks around the small lake, a great swing set/play area and countless numbers of ducks and geese for Wesley's viewing pleasure. He enjoyed the ride in the wagon and I thoroughly enjoyed getting out the house and getting some exercise. Hope everyone is having a nice week!



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My poor kid with the bad hair

Yep, no denying he is my child. He has bad hair. Since he was 8 months old he's been getting buzz cuts because I am at a loss at what to do with his crazy hair. So his last buzz cut was in November just before we got pictures taken and I decided I would let it grow and see what happened. I was hoping his hair would somehow grow out a little and just naturally look good. His Dad had the cutest little curls when he was a toddler and I just assumed he'd have cute hair if I just let it grow out.

Well, it's been three months and this is what we have: Exhibit A & B




The hair sticks straight up, all the time. I can try and plaster it down with water and spit and it still manages to stand up. The pictures truly don't do his hair justice. He was really pulling off the redneck look so I caved in today. I got the buzzers out and went to town. He hadn't seen the buzzers in so long that he was petrified during the whole ordeal, screaming and thrashing around. It's a godsend I didn't take him to the barbers like I was planning. It would have been a traumatic experience for all involved. He looks so much better after the new hair cut. I think I cut off three inches of hair. I just have to accept he'll never be one of those boys with the cute longer hair (I'm actually ok with this, the girly haired boys just don't look right). Here are the after pictures, doesn't he look like a little man now?


Monday, February 23, 2009

Yard vomit in my living room

I'm kind of glad this weekend is over. It wasn't a bad weekend just very uneventful. Hubby spent the entire time doing car maintenance (new brakes, oil and such). I spent the weekend doing the same thing I do during the week, watching Little Man. We went outside today to enjoy the nice 55 degree weather. The new wagon is a hit with Wesley. He'll just sit back in his seat, all strapped in, and enjoy the ride. We also took the new van into town for our very first family outing. I'm officially now a Minivan Mom. Did I just write those words?? I still can't believe I'm excited about owning a minivan. Maybe I'm just getting old. Or maybe I just really enjoy room in a vehicle. The Jeep was almost claustrophobic with Wesley's massive car seat in it, and getting him in and out was a complete pain. This new vehicle is just too easy for transporting children, guess that's why they are so popular.

Since the weather has been questionable and getting outside to play on his slide happened very rarely we decided to move it into our living room. I mean who wouldn't love big plastic yard vomit in their living room? It has been a big hit with Wesley and he's constantly on it. He's gotten fearless going down the slide every different way he can think of. Right after this picture was taken he fell down it head first.....then giggled. Silly little kid.

Friday, February 20, 2009

More to worry about

Last weekend we had the pleasure of having lunch with some friends that came to town. Dru and Charity have two little girls, one of which is three days older than Wesley. It was really interesting seeing how developmentally equal they were. How each one was really into books and scribbling with the crayons the restaurant provided. They seemed fascinated looking at each other like "who is this little person that keeps looking at me?".

I had brought some portable snacks for Wesley to eat since I wasn't sure how quickly our food would be served. One of the foods was a fruit cup. We, more often than not, eat fresh fruit or frozen fruit....but on occasion I will break out the portable cups of fruit when we are traveling or otherwise away from home. Charity mentioned that she read an article about the harmful nature of certain plastics. Basically, some plastics that are used for food storage can leach a dangerous chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) into the food it is containing. Back when Wesley was still on the bottle I had read up on all of this, this was nothing new but it had been almost a year since I had learned about it. Charity brought up that she doesn't buy the fruit cups because they use the BPA plastic. You can tell this from the recycle code on the bottom of the container. Recycle codes 3, 6 & 7 are dangerous and should be avoided. I'm glad she reminded me of this, we are now back to the basics. We are severely limiting foods from plastic cups and other plastic containers, especially those with 3,6 & 7 on their bottoms.

We were a fairly regular buyer of applesauce in the little cups. This due mainly to time constraints since I do enjoy making my own applesauce. But who has the time? SO today while at the grocery store I was gazing over the organic produce isle and hit the jackpot. They had big bags of organic apples, ten apples to a bag, marked down to $1.25 a bag. They were a bit bruised but perfect for applesauce. So at this precise moment I have a huge pot of apples boiling down to make applesauce. The house smells so good. Yum.
It will be nice to not have to worry about my toddler eating his food laced with questionable chemicals. Scary stuff I tell ya. Thanks for reminding me Charity!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Little man talking...

....and pooing, great time to take a video eh?

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Where are you Spring?

Talk about neglecting the blog! I have been such a bad blogger lately. I'm sorry to say I've hit that point where I don't photograph my child every two seconds anymore. Usually I have to delete pictures on my camera every couple of weeks to make room for new ones, but I still have pictures from Christmas on there. I think part of the problem is that we are stuck indoors. I mean there are only so many times I can snap a picture of Wesley sitting on the couch reading. Or standing next the table coloring.



We have a severe case of cabin fever and it's growing worse by the day. I do believe this is the longest winter I have ever experienced in my life. Will someone please make it stop? I need green things, like flowers and trees. Hell, I'll even take weeds. Just give me Spring. Please.

I think even the miniature horses are getting sick of Winter and sick of their smaller pen. I went out to feed this past weekend and Desi bit me. You're probably thinking "What, her crappy little mini horse bit her? What's new there?" Well, the difference is that Desi is the nice one. Rocky is the little demon spawn from Hell, whereas Desi is the nice older soul I purchased to "teach" young Rocky the ways of the world. This obviously backfired on me and now the young demon spawn is teaching the nice older horse how to bite. Ugggg, I give up. I'm doing something wrong with these animals and I haven't a clue what. I do know this little experience with mini's has curtailed any wanting of a full sized riding horse. Ever. If I can't control a 300 pound miniature horse what hope would I have with a 1500 pound horse. No thanks.

But, while we are talking about animals I am thinking about getting chicks. I went to my local feed store and on the door was a notice that "chick day" was coming up in April. I guess you just look over this huge list of available chicks and order them and they show up in April. I'd have two months to construct a pen and chicken house. It is tempting although Sean is thinking we have way too much going on around here to fit in chicks. I know he's right, but oh how I'd love some fresh eggs. I had chickens and ducks growing up and of all the animals I've ever owner (and that's a whole lot) I'd have to say chickens were right up there near the top. Very personable, hardy little animals. Oh decisions decisions. Maybe next spring would be wiser.

Hope everyone is having a nice week!

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's picture time

It's late and I'm sleepy so I will just leave you with some pictures.

Little hairy dog Chance in need of a grooming




Doing a good job with the spoon and fork, about 85% makes it down the hatch




When the berries come out, the shirt comes off...half his wardrobe is stained





He really likes his bean bag chair (excuse me...my bean bag chair)


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine's Day with their loved ones! My parents took Hubby, Wesley and I to Village Inn for a tasty lunch in their brand spanking new mini van. Wow is it nice! I'm really excited for them. And I'm excited for us, we sold my car last night.....turns out the tire kicker wanted it after all. So we will be purchasing my folks old minivan from them, which is a nice one. We are all excited for more room, the back seat of my Jeep was quite cramped. This will be a nice change.

After lunch we went to Target and bought Wesley something I've been saving up for. A nice, new Radio Flyer red wagon with a canopy. This will be wonderful for all the outdoor outings we will be taking this spring and summer. He's outgrown his stroller (sort of) and this will be great for zoo trips and pretty much anything outdoor where there will be a lot of walking involved. Heck, it will be great for walks around town too. I'm excited!

I'll try and get some pictures soon, I've been getting behind on my picture taking. Sorry Granny.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More random nothingness


I'm so excited. Today I went and purchased a Ped Egg. I don't know if you know what one of these things is, but it's a glorified cheese grater that you use on your feet. You scrape the thick, disgusting, hard skin off your heels with it. It's totally awesome and I now have smooth soft heels that don't catch the sheets at night. Probably the most disturbing thing about this product is cleaning it afterwards. You pop the grater part off the base and dump, what looks like, parmesan cheese into the trash. And it's not just a little parmesan cheese, it's like 3 tablespoons. Yum. Think about that the next time you sprinkle your spaghetti with cheese.

On another topic, I just got back inside from doing something I really dislike. We are attempting to try and sell my vehicle and someone wanted to come look at it this afternoon. This isn't a problem as long as Hubby is around to speak "car" to this guy that wanted to see it. Well, of course Hubby is at work so I had to go try and speak "car". Maybe it's just me, but I think guys want to buy cars from guys, not gals. They want to stand around looking at the car, grunting and talking man talk about the engine and so forth. Well anyways, I did my best but it looks like this guy might just be a tire kicker. Bummer.

Wesley just woke up so I will end this rambling post.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A blog post without a title

It seems my blogging skills have gone down the toilet. I just have nothing interesting or worthwhile to blog about. I've been ultra busy with the sculpting. Pretty much any spare moment is spent sculpting, painting or posting. On the upside, the sculptures are selling well....I actually witnessed a bidding war last night on one of them. The end result was it sold for $250. Yikes! As my friend Jessica said, tax refunds are in full swing!

Wesley is doing great. I swear every month that passes is more fun than the last. His vocabulary is growing like crazy. He's got over 60 single words and for about two months now he's been making two word sentences. He likes to walk around the house and point to objects and name them. For instance, I'll put on my shoes and he points to them and says "Mommy's shoes". Or today we ran into Jessica and her kids in the store and as we left he yelled "Bye Abby". He's a super bight kid and it's so enriching to watch him learn new things every day.

There is so little to talk about that I'm actually going to write about the weather. Our weather has gotten spring like and I'm so freaking giddy about it. I realize it is still the beginning of February and it is in fact not spring, but Wesley and I are just enjoying the heck out of it. This morning we walked around town in our short sleeves with the sun beating down on us. It was glorious.
That's about all for now.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday

Today was another glorious day, temperatures reached over 70 degrees. Gotta love global warming! Wesley and I went outside to watch Dad install the rest of the wrought iron fence. Boy does it look nice finished.



He followed his Dad around as he was wheeling concrete bags around. It was too cute of a picture to pass up. His little "mini me".



Wesley even tried to help whenever he could. Here he is imitating Dad with his hands as he pounds concrete mix into the hole.



While Hubby was digging around he unearthed this old, antique "thing". We have no idea what it was used for. It looks like some mid evil torture device. I'd love to know what it is.



Here is Hubby drilling another hole. I think he got 12 holes dug today. He's really been working hard, we are thankful he's such a good worker. It sure is nice to accomplish tasks that have been on our to do list for awhile. Thanks Sean!



We decided to reward ourselves for a long day with a trip into the store for ice cream and Oreo cookies. Wesley is nearly 19 months old and has never tasted the sweet goodness of Oreos, so today was the day. Here he is "testing the waters".



Then I tun around and the cookie is gone. It is replaced with an Oreo mustache. I think we have a winner.



That's all that's happening around here. Hope you all are enjoying the weather in your neck of the woods.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So very true

I read a few different blogs but had to share this one that I read because her recent post made water come out of my nose (I was laughing so hard). This is exactly how I feel about these damn books and it's so nice to see it in words. By the way, Jessica....when are you going to read the books?? You are the only woman under 35 that hasn't read them. You're missing out and I will hound you until you do read them. Be prepared.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pictures for Granny


I took some pictures today for Granny Randi, and even threw in a cute video. Wesley and I are feeling a little cabin fever lately. Maybe it should be called spring fever. We are so ready for Spring. I've been trying to think of fun things to do this spring and summer. Things to fill up our calendar, and keep this little kid busy. Things like going to the zoo (a yearly favorite), a visit to the train museum downtown where he can climb all over a caboose, a weekend trip to the aquarium in Oklahoma City (I might enjoy that more than Wesley), and maybe a trip to the new water park although I'm not sure Wesley is "there" yet....we'll see. I hope to add more fun things as I can think of them. There really has been little to blog about lately so I will leave you with dinner photo's.

What is this you are trying to feed me for dinner?




I still can't tell, you tell me what it is




Here is a video where I've been trying to get Wesley to yell "HI DADDY" when Hubby walks in the door after work.
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