Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Boo-Boo's and Easter

Easter was nice. We had both sides of the family over for lunch. The boys really love when the whole family comes over. They get tons of attention and they tend to show off for everyone. They didn't take a nap, but were still cute and full of energy!

Lucas had to take a seat after the excitement of hunting for eggs.

Ethan wanting to share his egg!

Our attempt at a family pic.

A boy without a nap!

Such a sweet boy!

***Let me just tell you, I'm incredibly intrigued by all the royal wedding business! I love watching just about anything wedding related, but add the interesting factor of it being a royal wedding and it's just super cool to me. I think Kate is absolutely a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e and can't wait to see what she looks like. As I'm watching stuff filmed in the palace, I really think I should've been invited just because I want to see inside :)

******Let me also note that I'm ready for all the tornadic storms to get up outta here! We slept right through a tornado warning last night! Opps!

Monday, April 18, 2011


I'm not sure if it was a fluke or what, but Lucas kept hitting the ABC song on the ABC fridge magnet and he sang along EFG then he restarted it and before it started he said ABCD all on his own. Holy cow!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Blog

I know I know, I'm not good at keeping up this blog like I want to, but I've started another one :)
It's about home decor and DIY projects that I intend to do for my own home. I am filled with millions of ideas and I wanted a way to document them and keep track of progress. Stop by and see me often!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


While playing in their room after their bath, I was bouncing Lucas on my legs. He was giggling up a storm. Ethan runs over, sits on my legs between Lucas and I, then says "ME! ME! ME!" Uh, when did he learn this?? I am astonished on a daily basis with what they say. Lucas say am-burger and bagetti. It's so adorable. I love spending my days watching them grow and learn.

After their bath tonight, Lucas pee pee'd in the potty for the first time. YAY!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Love You!

My sweet little Lucas has been saying this all week! Neither of the boys have even attempted to repeat that back to me despite my efforts. However, for whatever reason, this week Lucas did repeat it and it made my heart just melt. He now gives hugs and says "I love you" and I couldn't be happier. Ethan will tell you no if you ask him to say it. That's ok b/c I know he does :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blog Crush

I've started the initial planning stages for Birthday Blowout 2.0! In the process of looking for great homemade decoration ideas on both etsy and in blogland, I've come across some great things. I found the inspiration for the party and I'm super psyched about it. I wish you all lived nearby to come b/c if it turns out half as cool as it is in my head, it will be sa-weet!! While looking for awesome DIY ideas, I asked my fab friend Angie to direct me to some of the cool blogs she follows. She's always up for a cool DIY project so I knew she'd have some good blogs to check out.
This is where my blog crush comes in. She sent me the link to the very fabulous blog of Kristin at She is has an eye for decorating, re-purposing, and just general craftiness. I have been super inspired by her blog and instead of just talking about all the things I'd like to do to my house, I've actually started pursuing things to make those ideas come to life. I love my house. However, my house is boring. Boring in the sense that there just isn't a lot of color or that "homey" feel to it. The main culprit is the lack of window treatments. When we bought the house we had blinds installed with a piece of decorative trim and b/c of that, James felt no curtains were needed. Um, no. I'm slowly working on getting curtains and valances up in all of the rooms. I spend the majority of my time in our living room so I want it to have a more comfy feel to it. I don't think that's a lot to ask nor will it take a lot of money to achieve. I need to add a few splashes of fun color here and there in a way that will be stylish and toddler friendly!! I've done some analyzing and come to the conclusion that I have a shabby chic style interest that I'd really like to implement. I checked out our local peddler's mall yesterday and got a few cute treasures for my mantle and tomorrow will be perusing yet another peddlers mall to see what I can find. I'm going to take it slow because I really do try to take on too much at once and then get burnt out. That's how my house has never been completely decorated, even after living here 2.5 years.

I also came across this blog today, which has made me giddy too. I love to see what other people come up with and try to build my own visions from that. I'm getting uber excited that yard sale season is getting ready to start up. I just know there are some awesome things out there in other people's homes that would be great for me!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

We Are Paci FREE!!!!

Yeah Baby!!! I've been wanting to do it for a while, but with hesitation from my husband I kept putting off taking away their paci's. I decided last Thursday that I was going to cut off the tips Friday night and we were going to spend the weekend trying to get used to no paci's. After about 20 minutes of crying at bedtime Friday, they quieted down and went to sleep. Not bad at all. I expected much worse. Saturday at naptime was a different story. My dad and stepmom came over to play with the boys while James and I worked on some spring cleaning. After their arrival and about an hour of the boys fussing, we just got them up. They played hard with Papaw & Mamaw and went right to sleep later that afternoon. Bedtime came, laid them down and they went right to sleep. Yesterday they napped in the car on the way home from the zoo so naptime wasn't an issue. Last night when we laid them down, again, no fussing at all!!! This makes me very happy!! The only downfall right now is that Lucas isn't able to really soothe himself when he wakes up early so he cries out. Ethan has a doggy that he takes with him everywhere so he cuddles with that when needed. All in all, it went a million times better than I expected :)