Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wobble Wobble

Wobble Wobble
504 Boys
(yeah, I'm old)
Now won't you wobble wobble
Let me see you shake it, shake it
Now won't you drop it, drop it
Ohh, take it, take it
Now I'm really going places . . .
Wobble Wobble!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
I always say.
Yeah, I'm finally a "ginger."
And I love it!
Don't plan on ever going back . . .
if I can afford it.

Roanoke, Virginia

Another trip to Roanoke with Baby Jax...my folks' first since April!  How good times fly.

Let's hit the road, Jax.
Time to visit the family.
And have lunch at old time eateries like:
Better know as "the old ladies' pancake house" . . .

Make time to smile . . .
And be bashful . . .
And have lots of fun . . .
Just being me . . .
In Roanoke, Virginia.

Sunday Savior Salutation

Dear God,
I think the stapler
is one of your
greatest inventions.
Ruth M.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Rupert!

Happy Birthday, Rupert!
Happy 22nd Birthday to my favorite redhead in the world!  Hope your day is wonderful--I'll be thinking of you.  Play hard.  I think you are the most gorgeous, talented, hilarious, and humble guy in Hollywood.  Congrats on yesterday's release of Cherrybomb (I'm sad it can't be watched in the US--yet--hopefully).  Thanks for making the world a better place for us ginger-lovers.  :)

Check out the Cherrybomb trailer--gives me chills every time!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Savior Salutation

As promised:

Dear God,
I want to be just like my Daddy
when I get big but not with
so much hair all over.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Vegetarian's Worst Nightmare

Last night Justin and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary by going out to dinner at Texas de Brazil.
I had a fabulous time.  But...I don't think my experience came anywhere close to my husband's.  This restaurant is truly a manly man's place.  I would consider it a vegetarian's worst nightmare.
Texas de Brazil is known for its meat.  All. You. Can. Eat. Meat.  Freshly carved.  Medium rare. (I do, however, happen to like it that way).
They also have a beautiful salad and cheese bar.
We had a wonderful night out together celebrating our big day . . .
But my favorite part of dinner was the drinks!  I had this fabulous Brazilian strawberry+sugar+rum cocktail ... Justin on the other hand tried Grand Mariner--straight.  Problem was...your eyes were on fire before it even touched your lips.  He muscled through though.  The volume looks tiny, but trust me...it was plenty.
Thanks to baby Jax, it had been awhile for me...so we had fun laughing and "walking it off" in the mall afterwards.  Then, we headed to Barnes and Noble to buy a cover for my anniversary gift...the Nook!  I'm sooooo excited.  And my sweetheart had even prepared my Nook to have a wallpaper of "my love" . . . Rupert Grint.   ;)
It was a wonderful night!
  Happy Anniversary!

Monday, August 16, 2010

62,072,000 Seconds

63,072,000 Seconds.  1,051,200 Minutes.  17,520 Hours.  730 Days.
That's 2 Years.

Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Savior Salutation

I'm starting a new blogging tradition.  Many of my fellow friends and bloggers have repetitive entries, and I have occasionally joined in the fun...but now is the time for me to venture out and create my own.  I cannot take 100% of the credit, however, because I'll be getting my material from a book.  Today I was at a used bookstore with my mom and Jackson, and I happened upon a book called "Children's Letters to God."  It is essentially a compilation of actual handwritten letters that little ones have written to our Heavenly Father.  Well, I started reading them in the store, and I was hooked.  They are heartwarming, and innocent...and, downright hilarious!  It was a well spent $0.75, and I am going to be sharing it with you readers each Sunday from here on out (remind me if I slip, but I'll do my best!).  I will do my best to use the kids' actual spelling and grammar so you get the full experience of reading the letters.  What shall we call these posts?  How about: Sunday Savior Salutation.  Eurika!  I like it! 

Without further hesitation, I give you one of my favorites:

Dear God--
Please put a-nother Holiday between Christmas and Easter.
There is nothing good in there now.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Boys will be Boys

Hey, Dad, do you think I could have a turn at the XBox?  It sure looks like a lot of fun.
Really, Dad?  Do you hold the controller like this?
Woowee!  This is fun!
I like the XBox--now, it's mine!
NaNaNaNaNaaah!  I beat yooou!
Oh well, boys will be boys.
Someone, please tell me:
What's wrong with this picture?
Tummy Time on an activity mat intended for a baby
Video Games...intended for...oh, wait a second...they are intended for kids, aren't they?

Disclaimer...my 3 month old did not acutally play the XBox...he just likes the controller.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Secrets between Siblings

These are the kids.  Aren't they great together?
Obviously, they didn't want their pictures taken...note the tongues.
"Hey Maggie...let me tell you a secret...it's about poopie" says Jackson.
So Maggie chose to relocate.
Leaving Jackson alone in the doggie bed.
Wondering why she didn't like his secret about poopie.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jackson is 3 Months!

Jackson Scott turned 3 months today!  What a big boy he is becoming--and, oh so fast.  He is 24 inches long and 13 pounds, 4 ounces.  We didn't have a check up this month, so these are crude Mommy-estimates from our big-people scale, mind you.  Still, he is all smiles (except when he's not...haha).
This month brought a lot of changes.  He is still taking the Enfamil AR well and is up to a full 6 ounces every 4 hours.  I'm not 100% sure if he's actually keeping down 6 ounces, though.  Baby Jax still suffers from terrible reflux and spits up a lot.  Each day consists of several outfits and several bibs...but hey, we get to use all those 0-3 month-sized clothes that I thought he would outgrow so quickly.  :)  He is still able to wear most of his 0-3 month clothes, and is in size 1-2 diapers.  I think he's pretty "average" when it comes to size...not a peanut or a watermelon. 
Jax is growing attentive to books and movies now.  He sits up well in his boppy seat and enjoys hearing stories and watching Elmo songs and Baby Signing Time (and Jillian Michael's 30-day Shred).  What can I say, he's a ladies' man already.  And...don't judge me...but this kid loves the TV.  He will crane his neck to see what is playing.  And...if he's doing tummy time...we can't let him face the television or he gets so distracted that he doesn't even try to play or roll over.  He must be all boy.
GranGran and PawPaw say he can roll over, but Justin and I are yet to see this happen.  Maybe they had him on a downward slope?  For us, he get's half-way over, then gets really, really angry...haha!  Jax has found his hands in a major way.  He loves to suck on his fists and hold his many bibs.  He never lets those things go!
And...the sweetest thing ever is when Jackson finds himself in the mirror.  He just grins and grins (acting rather bashful sometimes).  He'll start "talking," laughing, kicking, and cooing.  He thinks he is the greatest and most handsome baby in the world...it's so entertaining to watch.
And...drum roll please...he's sleeping through the night!  This started on July 28th...and he's done it every night except for two...we keep our fingers crossed before bed usually.  He goes down around 9pm and sleeps until 6am.  It's amazing!  As for Mommy, she's enjoying her final two weeks of maternity leave before returning to work part time.  I just can't get enough of my little 3-month-old man.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who Says You Can't Be Free?

Last night we officially celebrated Justin's *cough* 29th birthday by going to see John Mayer in concert.  This was always his dream concert...and it just so happened to be 4 days after his big day.
making it the obvious perfect present.
We got there early...and waited outside the gates for a bit...so that we could have a good parking spot.  :)
The only bad thing about having assigned seats?  You can't pick who buys the ones in front of yours.  This was our view during the opening act.  Thankfully, we weren't that interested in seeing it.  Everyone stood up for John Mayer...including us.
Now, that's more like it.
It was a wonderful (and much needed) date.  Good company, good (expensive) food, good giveaways (note the Geico hat), and good music.
Who says you can't be free?
From all of the things that you used to be.
Rewrite your history,
Who says you can't be free?