Tuesday, March 31, 2009

14 months later...

Ms. Jean is an absolute angel in our lives. She is truly a precious person to me. She is the person whom I trust my babies with in her home, every single week day. I trust her, respect her, and admire her patience! Both my boys have stayed with her since they were tiny infants. I always take a picture around the "year marker" that they started staying. I have always taken Silas's picture the first week in August. Now...it's JoJo's turn. His picture will be taken around the beginning of March. 14 months later...here we are. Thanks, Ms. Jean, for helping me raise my boys. I Love You.


Silas trying to be helpful and pour himself some cereal. It's all good, baby!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Complete Randomness

I have to go back to work on Monday! We have been out on Spring Break for the past two weeks and I am not really looking forward to getting back into routine. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time off! I haven't done much really, but still enjoyed it.



I have the biggest stack of ironing to do! I usually always iron our clothes before I hang them in the closet. I have got to got to got to get that done. I have been on break for two weeks, but I haven't really found the time to get caught up on ironing. I guess I should say that I haven't made the time to iron. What a pain...but...you can't have wrinkled clothes!!



My husband went out Friday night, so I called up my younger sister to see what she was doing. Kota decided to come over for a little while. We all went to eat and decided to go to the lake. We were going to swing...but...change of plans! There was mud everywhere!! I tried to swing with Silas, but it didn't quite work!!



Once we got back home from the lake, I put the boys to bed. Kota and I were trying to think of what we could do. Don't give two crazy sisters a camera with a timer!! We are two of the biggest dorks ever!
{kacie - jason + kota + ADHD = cRaZiNeSs}
I'm not even going to post all of them! How embarrassing!!

You can take the girl out of the 7th grade, but you can't take the 7th grade out of the girl!








My dad and his wife came over Saturday evening for a quick visit. This was the first time I have seen him since Jonas's birthday party in January! I have talked with him, but not actually seen him since then. One of the first things that Silas wanted his Gramps to see was the gator. Silas has this John Deere Gator that my mom got for him. It has stayed in the basement since last fall. Silas will just go down there and ride it. He has his little circle that he makes with it. So of course, Silas wanted his Gramps down there. It is actually hilarious that Silas uses mousetraps for keys! Mousetraps....what an imagination. Whatever works! Silas and Joe were pretty excited to see their Gramps! Thanks for coming by Dad! Love you.




Sunday mornings, as you know, are quite chaotic. No exception for this Sunday. When we actually get to church, it doesn't even get any easier. The church that I go to doesn't have a nursery. That's fine, I agree that the babies/children should learn to sit in the sanctuary like everyone else. When you are 1 and you can't stand to be held...that makes it rather difficult. Jonas will not fall asleep by being held, rocked, or even just laying down. He will fall asleep in only two places: his very on bed or in the car. When we are at home, it's perfect. I just lay him down and he is out! Riding in the car...if he gets sleepy, he just falls asleep. At church, he will pitch the biggest fit fighting his sleep. He just will not give it up. For the past two Sundays, I have had to leave church with Jonas and ride around until he will fall asleep. I'll let him doze/cat nap for a bit, then we will go back in the church. As we were riding this morning, I kept noticing all of the trees in bloom. They look so beautiful. My all time favorite is the redbud. We had a gorgeous redbud at our old house. I decided I would drive by our old house to see if it had bloomed. Sure enough it did and it looked gorgeous! I miss that house and those trees. Weird maybe, but true. Since I always have my little camera, I decided to take a few pictures from the road.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

{kacie + pam + pie = TeMpTaTiOn}

Being tempted...hmmmm.....

Temptations are everywhere! Sometimes you're tempted to leave your shoes. Sometimes you're tempted with yummy Butterfinger Creme Pie.

Should you give in.....I definitely think so!






Coke Lover

Okay...my two year old is obsessed with Coke. He has never really had more than a few sips, but he is in love. Maybe I should just break down and the let the boy live! "A B C D Coke Coke Coke!" "Are you trying to be funny?" "Yes."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Hope you have the best birthday ever! We love you!
(Silas got to pick out his own clothes today. I love it!)


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Derek Jeter is not needed.

We bought a tee today! Jason had been wanting Silas to have a tee to practice t-ball with. Silas isn't old enough to play on a team (thank goodness), but it would be fun to play around with. Silas, Jonas, and I loaded up and went to town. We went in Wal-Mart first. I knew that they would have one. They had some plastic/toy like things. I didn't really want Silas to have that. I really wanted the real thing. We went to the "sporting" section. They had some fancy type tee. The tee part would swivel 360 degrees. It was supposed to help you learn how to hit inside/outside balls, etc. We weren't anywhere near needing the "Derek Jeter" tee. (Yes, his picture was on it.) Wal-Mart didn't have just a regular normal tee. So...we loaded back up and went into Hibbett Sports. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to take a 2 and 1 year old into a store with no buggies? Not an easy task. We went in there and of course I saw someone I knew. We talked for a short bit with me holding Joe and holding Silas's hand. We finally found the tees, bought one, and left. It was pretty heavy too! You should have seen me trying to get from the store to my truck. Jonas in one hand. Tee in the other and Silas holding my finger on the hand that I was holding Joe with. Craziness!! Nonetheless, we have a new tee now. Silas has had an excellent time with it! We have spent the majority of the day outside playing. It has been a bit windy, but I love it!!



















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Monday, March 23, 2009

Complete Randomness

Today was a pretty good day. I don't guess I can complain too much. Silas, Jonas, and I were just hanging around the house most of the day. I was really craving a frozen Coke (maybe a Coke icee to some) from Burger King. I am loving those things here lately. Off to town we go. I knew that Silas would have an absolute come apart for some Coke. I think that depriving him of sodas, sweets, etc., has made him an absolute fiend of those things. Now I just try to give him a little every now and then so it won't seem like such a big deal. I just want him to eat/drink healthy things. (Lead by example. I know.) Anyways....I knew that the moment I gave him a frozen Coke it would be nothing but a mess in a split second. I decided that maybe a milkshake would do. They're a little thicker and the cups are styrofoam...more sturdy. Our first stop was Sonic to get Silas a vanilla milkshake. He was tickled to death to get to have his very own milkshake. This was a first for him. He was so rubbing it in to Joe. All Joe had was little sippy of watered down apple juice. Burger King was our next stop. Then we were back to the house. Silas got his milkshake. I got my frozen Coke. Joe had his sippy. What more could a girl ask for? We were some pretty happy people.







Once we got back home, the boys played and I started back to work on some school things. Jonas was getting pretty sleepy. He is such a sleepy head. I swear the boy cannot stay up past 7:30 and he takes two naps a day. He will wake up between 7:00-7:30 in the morning. To sleep 12 hours straight is not a problem for my JoJo. I am definitely not complaining either! I go to put him down for a nap and he slept a little while. I did hear a slight wail coming from his bedroom though. I ran in there and this is what I found...







Poor thing. Bless his little heart. Not blaming this on Silas, but...he does like to "hide" under Joe's bed. Sometimes he also likes to kick up under the bed while he is laying under there. I'm just sayin.......





I did decide to try something new tonight for supper. Marinda told me about it. Since it seems like I prepare the same things over and over, I thought I'd try it. It was very simple and easy. (I also had some potatoes that HAD to be cooked. They were way on the verge of sprouting!) All you have to do is peel and slice your potatoes.




After that, you get an onion and slice it. I normally don't tear up when I am chopping onions, but today let me tell you I just couldn't hold 'em back. I don't even like onions. Anyway....layer them over your potatoes. (I like cooking. Sorry.)


Next step, remove child from cabinet. Yes...he was inside the cabinet while I was cooking supper. Silly thing!


Almost finished....put porkchops on top of the potatoes and onions.


Now I am not a fan of cream of mushroom soup, but I used it anyway. Pour the soup over everything and bake. I like to cook my things on super low for a super long time. It just makes things taste better! Okay....so it may not look appetizing, but it was!


While supper was in the oven, my mother, sister, and niece came over for just a short visit. They were on there way to eat at Los Portales and decided to stop by. This was the first time I have seen Kelly and Jaycie in the longest time.

My niece, Jaycie.


This was the first time that they have seen Jonas walk and Silas's hair cut. Silas absolutely loves them so much. He thinks that JayJay just hung the moon.

Silas is addicted to playing with his basketball goal. He just shoots all the time. So of course, that was the first thing that he wanted to do with his awesome cousin. The madness quickly spread to Silas's bedroom. It was a complete mess! There were toys everywhere. You could definitely tell they were playing hard! I love it! And yes...Jonas is wearing pajamas. He wore them all day!!! I love it!











After they left, I finished supper. We ate and my baby boys were worn out. Joe was in bed by 7:15. He had all the fun he could stand for one night. His bed got fixed and he was out! Silas soon followed. A day in the life... I love the simple things.




I almost forgot. Check out Si's shirt! This totally crack's my up! He also told me today that this was his favorite shirt. He is pretty cool.