Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I'm sure booderbean will sleep through it (as he should, it's midnight right!) but still...he will be with us!
I wish everyone has a very merry Christmas tomorrow! And i wish that we all remember the reason we are celebrating this season!
on a funny note...booderbean and i made a birthday cake for baby Jesus today and i didn't realize that by talking about making Him a cake it would spark funny questions. "I want to watch baby Jesus blow out candles", "i want baby Jesus to come to the party", "I want to see baby Jesus", and finally "momma sing birthday song to baby Jesus".
What a sweet and innocent boy i have!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Booderbean ate maybe 3 bites of stew, did not want a bath, then did not want to get out and would only let me touch him, then only wanted daddy to brush his teeth with him, then freaked out because i closed the door to his bedroom and didn't let him do it, then i only read 2 books and he insisted on 3, then outa nowhere he pops up from cozy rocking and runs in to the living room and demands to stay "in dare wif daddy"!!!! so i throw my hands up, military man--it's your turn! finally they both fall asleep in our bed (FABULOUS we're freaking back in "mommy daddy bed")
So i wake military man up and he takes booderbean to his own bed. Then poor poor military man gets called out at 10pm for an "emergency" at work and has to drive his tired self 30 miles away and then back! Needless to say, he was exhausted when he got home! Then 1:45am rolls around, and booderbean is up and yes...of course...he's back in our bed!!! CRAP! Where did our nice nights of sleep go???
Of course the kicking, flopping around, crazy sleepy talk, and flat out AWFUL night is back!!! Military man goes to the couch and booderbean and i sleep soundly till the morning!
UGH!!!!!!!! I'm tired, I'm frustrated, i can't get enough coffee, and I'm just plain DONE :) anyone want to trade kiddos for a few nights??
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
GROSS huh!!! my lips had randomly swollen to at least 5 times their normal size!!
And the really crappy part is, we have no idea why!
Talk about frustrating!!!
For those of you readers that worked with me at GELB, you may remember a few times when this happened. It sure looks like an allergic reaction to some food i ate huh? well nope! we have no clue what triggers the swollen fat face! it just appears out of nowhere! I have seen the best allergist in the state, i have had all sorts of needles poked in me, i have had all kinds of tests ran but nothing shows to be highly elevated! Military man is convinced it is something in the air.
All that i can really do is get a steroid shot and pray!
Or take a crap load of benadryl and sleep for 20 hours!
well now that we've all had a good laugh...enjoy the rest of your day!
oh and pray for me that this never happens again at an embarrassing moment...like an office Christmas party, or the time before this when i had a HUGE presentation to give in front of the college (yeah that was NO fun!!)
Friday, December 12, 2008
Showing mommy what he got form Santa
CLASSIC!! i love that nephew Jacob is crying, it's perfect!!
uncle military man teaching Carter to shoot!
military man and booderbean shooting
me and my funny funny nephew Jacob!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wrapping paper or gift bags? oh wrapping paper for sure! i love to wrap and have even thought of doing it on the side for extra holiday cash! i have a country cowboy theme to the gift wrapping this year and i'm loving it...black, red, khaki, and red toole!!
Real tree or Artificial? artificial, if we had a real one my mom could never come visit! allergic!
When do you put up the tree? depends on our Thanksgiving plans...usually we are out of town most of the Thanksgiving holiday so as soon as we get home we get it up...this year however it just got completed this week!!!! i hate that!
Hardest person to buy for? In-Laws..hands down!
Easiest person to buy for? my sister...she's so much like me i know she'll love anything i love!
Mail or email Christmas cards? mail mail mail!!! it's the highlight of my day to come home and see the pretty cards waiting for me to open! so send them my way!
Worst gift you ever received? i really don't know....oh wait, not "worst" just "most embarrassing" was when Nana (if you know her, you know she would give something like this) gave me some peach colored lingerie!! yeah, i was 20, in college, opening that in front of everyone! haha!
Favorite Christmas Movie? i'm really into the Charlie Brown one and all those old cartoon ones, ya know the snowman one and all those.
Lights on the tree? of course, white only please
Favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer Boy
Travel at Christmas or stay home? not sure...we are still in discussion about this one. we'll probably travel still since little man is still young. but when he's older we'll stop that and see family another day. or just move to them :)
Can you name all of Santa's 9 reindeer's? sure can...only because of the song though
Angel on the tree top or a star? neither, we have a big bow streaming down it
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning, if we ever move back to a town that has midnight mass then we'll go to that and then open stockings when we get home.
Most annoying thing about this time of year? when people get frustrated at the traffic or amounts of people, and you can see them yelling in their cars..i just want to say "you are out here too buddy!!!"
Favorite ornament theme or color? i don't think i have a favorite, i try to do a different theme every year.
What do you want for Christmas this year? to figure a few things out about our future and location and such. oh yeah--and twins sometime in my future would be fabulous!!! i think the original poster and i are thinking alike on the baby thing!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Booderbean is so funny lately...he loves to talk about Santa Clause and points him out every time he sees him (even on the Coke can of daddy's!), he loves to look at Christmas lights and i can't wait to take him to the light parks in Yukon!
NOT that we are planning or even remotely hinting at anything--but when we ask him if he wants a brother or sister for Christmas he looks at us like that is the craziest thing we could say and says in a funny voice "noooooooooooo".
But after much coaching from military man,
booderbean will tell you he needs a puppy for Christmas!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
8:00pm--bath time, read books with mom while rocking, rock and sing
8:20pm--sound asleep with no pacifier and clutching blankie
anywhere between 11:45pm and 12:30am--STANDING in bed, awake, will NOT lay back down in own bed
12:30am--sound asleep in mom and dads bed with feet and arms kicking and punching all over the flippin place, AND having what i would assume is a nightmare b/c he's asleep but screaming and whining till military man talks him back to sleep--all in our bed
12:35am--military man gets called out to work, booder bean and mommy stretch out and sleep soundly
2:30am--military man home, well sleep good
3:37am--booderbean is whining and upset and demands to sleep on the floor with military man..WHAT??? this kid is nuts, i think he's sleep talking?
5:20am--military man moves booderbean back to our bed and we are all sleeping soundly
5:40am--my alarm clock goes off and i of coures hit snooze
6:07am--i jump up and get my day going (27 minutes behind schedule!!) booderbean and military man sleep soundly
6:25am--booderbean walks out to living room, dragging blankie like Linus from the Peanuts, and is up for the day
LORD HELP US....we have the ray ray gone but the sleep thing is literally going to drive me off the edge!!!
you all better believe some wine will be had tonight!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
#1 reason you should check your children's candy before they dive in!
That's right, look closely.......your eyes are not messed up...you are seeing correctly...
the above picture is our stash of candy that booderbean collected Halloween night.
and YES that is a COUGH DROP in there!!!
we seriously came home and dumped out the candy and found that!!!
only in Oklahoma folks :)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
OK, I've gotten side tracked here...
So anyway, we went to the Fall Festival at church. The overwhelming part was walking into the party and seeing the sea of kids, parents, games, food, ect. Kids running everywhere, parents trying to snap photos, music playing, candy throwing, LOUD! Booderbean stayed sandwiched between my legs for the first oooooooooh, hour! We tried the bean bag throw, no luck. We tried the basketball shoot, no luck. We tried the fish pond, no luck. Then we tried the cake walk...SUCCESS! Booderbean won the first round of cake walk (humm maybe a little help from the Deacon) and got to pick out any homemade goodie he wanted....he was in Heaven (pardon the pun here), he found a plate with a Halloween cupcake and an ELMO JUICE. and i say that in all caps because that's exactly what i heard, screaming excitement from booderbean when he saw and Elmo juice on the table. Don't' know what an Elmo juice is??? well it's our special treat at our house, simply it's a juice box with Elmo on the front. but you would think these things are plated in gold the way he gets excited over them! i love it, it's so cute how excited they get over little things!
So we were on a roll now, we went outside to the football shoot then we went to roast a marshmallow. Once outside, he was running all over the place excited! not sure if it was the sugar in him or what! Then it came time for Trunk-or Treating. To me this was kind of a mess and a little scary for the kiddos, but still, they had such a blast!
Booderbean isn't a big fan of sweets or candy or cake (hence why he didn't take a bite of his birthday cake!) so he didn't really care what was put in his bucket, he was just excited to be in on the action. It was hilarious to see him take out every piece and examine it then put it back in, he just wanted to see what was being put in his bag!
With all the confusion and chaos last night we didn't get many good photos at all, poor military man was trying so hard to get "the perfect shot" but it was just way too crowded to get them.
Tomorrow is his class's Halloween party and I'm so excited to go to his first school party! Trust me I'll go overboard with the photo taking. Then Friday night we'll be going trick-or-treating with some friends in town so I'm sure I'll get some good ones then. And I've already made it known that we'll be having a little photo session with my fall displays in front of our house. My poor boys, the put up with my constant photo attacks so well :)
happy Halloween everyone! more pics to follow next week!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I love this picture of us, it shows how much fun we have together
and how happy you truly make me.
Photo by: GreygillFish
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
thanks for getting a great one of me and my baby, i love how he was holding my hands in the shot, i hope he never lets go!
Monday, October 13, 2008
We had booderbeans 2nd birthday party at our house this past weekend! it was an overwhelming, chaotic, busy, FUN, exciting, mess of a party!! i don't know why i had in my mind that i would be able to sit back and relax and just hang out with my baby at his party...what was i thinking? The party was amazing though, we had so much fun, Coleman and his little friends and cousins had so much fun, the grandparents and aunts and uncles had so much fun...but man oh man, when everyone left and we looked around our house--we were just plum EXHAUSTED!
It was so great though to see him interacting more with the kids and to see him get excited about opening gifts..much more exciting for him than his 1st birthday party.
We had a tractor themed party, thanks to my fabulous friend and owner of KJane Designs, the invites turned out perfect and really set the mood for the party! I baked and decorated the tractor cake (i think i have really found myself a new hobby, it was so much fun!) with lots of help from military man! Funny thing though, booderbean never ate even one bit of his cake!! we even offered it again after dinner (hence the dirty face picture below) and let him blow out candles again, but nope..he didn't want cake! Grandpa Krout brought down the tractor and took kiddos (and us adults) on hay rides and we had yummy Carmel apples. I'm pretty sure booderbean received every tractor and every John Deere item that is made! This boy is set i tell ya :)
Here are a few of my favorite (and not so favorite b/c i made funny faces in all the pics for some reason!!) shots from the party. I'll be posting the rest to our shutterfly page so you can check them out there.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
readers...this will be another post, i'd rather focus right now on the birthday boy!
Military man and i snuck into booderbeans room the night before he turned 2 and covered his room in balloons (his favorite) and hung up Happy Birthday banners. He was so excited to wake up and see a room filled with balloons just for him! The minute i heard him waking up i grabbed the camera and headed in to get a wake up shot! He quickly wanted the "boons" in his bed with him. Military man had to work that day till 1pm so i made booderbean a yummy breakfast (which he proudly got to eat on his new Elmo plate) and we played till daddy got home. Then we woke booderbean up from his nap and headed to the zoo for the day!
We had decided to buy him his own bike and helmet (melmet as he referes to it) since he is just in love with the one at mimi and papas. Of course my camera battery died and i have no pictures of him seeing it for the first time!!!! He's still getting the hang of the whole bike thing so as he practices ill get some pictures up. It's hard livin in teh country with no sidewalks...i think we'll be laying some concrete in the near future :)
he kept saying "weeee" as he threw them!
this was birthday breakfast on Elmo plate
he got an Elmo tattoo and it pretty much made his day
right after i told him we were going to the zoo to see the monkeys! his and daddy's favorite.
silly monkey boy
who had more fun with the monkeys???