Thursday, April 29, 2010

Well Hello There

I won't kid myself, I know there are not a ton of people reading this blog and I'm OK with that. 
The main reason for even starting this blog was to have a journal of Jacob and a way for family to keep in touch with our little family.

If you are a frequent reader (bless you!), please leave a comment to say hi. 
It would thrill me to know there are people outside of family who visit. 
Plus like most bloggers, I heart comments.  :)

Maybe I need to have an awesome giveaway to receive comments, but I wouldn't want to bribe anyone. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  August 2007
Age:  5mos.
*love that gummy smile and chubby cheeks :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Product Review

I recently saw the Batter Blaster at Walmart (in the refridgerated section next to the eggs) and thought I'd give it a try. 
Who wouldn't want to use this rather than measuring dry and wet ingredients to make a batter.

I must say, it was very convenient.  Just squeeze the amount you desire. 

I think next time I will use a griddle instead of a skillet just to be able to control the temperature better.

I was quite impressed with the taste. 

I will give it 4 out of 5 stars. 
I would've given it a higher score, but I was a little disappointed in how fast we went through the can. 
I guess the size of our pancakes were too big.
If I remember correctly, it was $4.12 (or something similar). 
For that much, I was expecting a little more life time. 
Still yum nonetheless.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wash My Flowers

Jacob's new thing to do when we pull into the garage is say "Wash My Flowers, Mommy". 
Once he's out of the car, he makes a mad dash to the watering can and walks straight to the bushes. 

I will put him to use when they actually need watering, I mean washing!  HA!  :)

I kept asking him to look at me, but he wouldn't.  He is saying "cheese" though.  :)

I think it's so sweet his little mind thinks he's washing instead of watering. 
Love that little boy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is my sister Beth and John's 6th Wedding Anniversary! 
Happy Anniversary to you both!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lukie Visit

I watched Lukie for a little bit yesterday after work. 
He was Jacob's little shadow - it was so cute!!
Everything Jacob did, Luke would do - so sweet.
They both were eager to take a bubble bath. 
Afterwards I greased them both up with some Baby Magic!

Once they were all clean and smellin' good, they climbed into bed to watch Max & Ruby
courtesy of Aunt C   :)

I saw a small glimpse of Jacob as a big brother. 
I think he will be great!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Chair

Thank you Meme for the rocking chair. 
Jacob loves it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  June 2007
Age:  3mos
*I just want to kiss that sweet bald head!  I'm sure it smells like Baby Magic. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Nine weeks from today I will:

have worked my last day at work
have my last Tuesday night Jacob & me time (Kris has JBU 6-10pm every Tuesday)
be checking and double checking I have everything to take to the hospital
cuddle and hug Jacob as long as he will let me
envision the next morning and how it will play out
be praying for a safe and healthy delivery
be too excited to sleep

I am so ready to meet this sweet baby.  I seriously have tears in my eyes just thinking about that day.  I keep telling myself the routine I've been used to with Jacob is about to change.  I (we) will just have to find a new routine.   :) 

You are loved sweet baby.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  May 2007
Age:  Kate 7mos. Jacob 2mos.
Took a little trip to the park with Meme and her grandbabies.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Little Squash

So I'm now in Week 29.  This pregnancy is flying by!  I thought with Jacob the big day would never get here.  I guess because he was the first and all I had to do was wait. 

Now since I have Jacob to take care of, my mind is elsewhere other than thinking about the baby's arrival every minute, therefore, the pregnancy has gone by quickly.  

We are extremely excited and cannot wait to meet our little one in 10 short weeks.  He/she is kicking away as I type. :)  
I have a doctor's appointment Thursday, can't wait to hear the sweet heartbeat - music to my ears! 
You are loved little one. 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Ride

We got a good deal on this used Escalade from a guy Kris works with.  We knew Jacob would love it since he's obsessed with Kate's jeep. 

This picture is a little blurry, because I was standing in front of Jacob and then he gassed it! 
We need to work on steering.  :)

He LOVED it, and you should've heard him when we put it away and came inside for the evening. 
I'm sure the neighbors did!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

3 Musketeers

I had all the kiddos today.  From 8:45am to 5:30pm, but who's counting.  :)
They had a wonderful time playing with one another.  I love hearing Jacob say "c'mon Lukie". 

At one point I heard a bunch of little giggles.  I knew they were all in Jacob's room, just didn't know what was so funny.  I went in there and saw this.  They had taken all the toys out of the toy chest and climbed in. 
I could not get Jacob to put that ketchup bottle down for nothing! 
I will be honest, I'm worn out.  They are all close in age, so I think that had something to do with the fact they all wanted the toy each other was playing with. 

I'm kinda glad that we waited 3 yrs to expand our family.  :) 

We love you Kate and Luke!  Good times!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baby #2

This is from Week 19, however, we've had trouble with our scanner and I'm just now able to get it to work.  Here is the sweet profile of our little pumpkin. 
Can't wait to meet you!  Momma loves you!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I create my own little cocktail with this punch and a splash of sprite.  Yum!

I've tried several mascaras to find the perfect brush that doesn't clump, and for me, this is it!

Lovin' these right now.  They are for the baby, not me.  :)

Speaking of baby, I still grease Jacob up like a little piggy after a bath with this wonderful smell. 

Maternity undies - enough said. 

This is the Holy Grail of Hairspray.  I will not go back to any other, love it!  Can purchase at your local Walmart.

This gets me through the work day.  Pop in my ear phones and I'm good.
I realize these are totally random.  Just thought I'd post what came to mind. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Way Back When-esday (video)

Timeline: August 2007

Age: 5mos.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter 2010

Jacob traveled back to Dardanelle with Meme on Thursday afternoon.  He enjoyed his time there and got all the attention he could ask for. 

He got to ride the 4wheeler with Papaw, making probably around a thousand trips around the house.  It was the first thing on his mind in the morning and the last thing at night.  Saying he is obsessed is an under statement.  Papaw didn't seem to mind. 

Mom said Jacob was Papaw's little shadow.  Here they are enjoying their strawberries and ice cream. 

Kris had to work, so I headed down Saturday.  As we were getting ready for church and Jacob was dressed, he asked if he could ride the 4wheeler.  :)

After church we headed back to the house for lunch.  Aunt Nana, Amber, Cole and Kayla joined us, and later we had an Easter Egg hunt in the backyard. 
(Luke, Jacob, Kate, Kayla and Cole)

And they're off!

I found one!

He was so excited!

I have held on to these bunny ears since he was born.  He actually agreed to wear them, but not for long. 

Guess what had to make an appearance - 4wheeler! 
Don't worry, Papaw went very slow, and no kid was hurt.  :)

The Pittmans brought the Jumpy House - another big hit!

Taking a sugar break. 

Meme also got the kiddos Easter baskets.  Even though this picture shows otherwise, I promise he loved it! 

We had a wonderful time. 
Thank you Meme and Papaw for taking such good care of Jacob. 
I know he enjoyed himself tremendously! 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

1.  Sunshine!  Oh how you've been missed!
2.  Kicks and nudges from this sweet baby.  Love it!  And will miss it...
3.  Steady income.  We do not take it for granted!
4.  Off from work tomorrow! 
5.  Tax refund.  Hip Hip!