Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bugman - 25 things

bugman 25 things
1. Loves to go to the grocery with mommy on Saturday mornings.
2. Is addicted to Horizon organic 'Bamilla' milk (served @ Starbucks).
3. Prefers going in as opposed to the drive thru.
4. Has a best friend named David.
5. Is three days younger than said friend.
6. Said friend's mommy was Bugman's mommy's freshman english teacher.
7. Hates to be the center of attention.
8. Gets very uncomfortable when "Happy Birthday" is sung (even at other people's parties).
9. Weighed 7lbs 3oz at birth and was pretty much perfect (no bias here, no sirree)
10. Gained 2lbs in his first 2 weeks of life.
11. Hated cloth diapers, but not enough to learn to use the big potty.
12. Potty trained naked in a day (wearing underwear was another story).
13. Loves everything trucks/cars/monster trucks/tractors/etc.
14. Learned his ABC's by age 2.
15. Learned to write his name at 3 (after much bribery)
16. Loves to draw, use stickers, paint, and play with Playdoh.
17. Has recently become a puzzle fanatic and can now do jigsaw type puzzles on his
18. Loves books.
19. Loves to takes snacks to share with his friends at Miss Kim's.
20. Will go to preschool next year.
21. Is super psyched about going to school with David next year.
22. Will not go to kindergarten until just after his 6th birthday.
23. Thinks that underwear are to be changed EVERY time you go to the bathroom.
24. Hates having his hair washed.
25. Is ORNERY and 100% boy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I was tagged on Facebook to do a 25 random things about me, and I thought it would be fun post it here too, and then do a 25 things about the rest of la familia in the following days. If Daniel does his, I'll post it too (but don't hold your breath on that one!)

25 things - mommy

1. I went on the first date with my husband in high school.

2. I have a "note" book that says I had a crush on him in 8th grade.

3. I got married at 24,

4. had Bugman at 25,

5. and Bitty at 26.

6. I've been pregnant, nursing, and/or changing diapers for over 4 years straight.

7. I NEVER thought I would be a teacher.

8. I was a vegetarian for 5 years.

9. I am happiest when I'm at home wearing my favorite GAP sweats.

10. I have a crazy addiction to coupons.

11. In my next life I'd like to be a photographer, chemist, or cake decorator.

12. I've never decorated a cake.

13. I'm extremely quiet... until you get to know me well.

14. In high school I wanted to move FAR FAR away from home...

15. Then went to college 45 minutes away,

16. and now live 10 minutes from my mom,

17. and my sister is my neighbor.

18. I hated coffee until I went back to work after baby #2.

19. I have a sick addiction to Starbucks that I am trying to break.

20. I want 4 children.

21. I would be happy if they were all boys...

22. but would love at least 1 girl.

23. I blog about my children because I'm bad at sending e-mails or photos to our family and friends.

24. I am terrible about returning e-mails and phone calls.

25. I have self diagnosed ADD.

*26. I have a crooked tooth - check it out above :)

Friday, January 23, 2009


Just peed on the potty! Maybe this kid will decide to potty train himself?!?!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

potty training

I know that there are people that would tell me if Bitty is interested in Potty training to go for it. I have to be honest when I say that (1) We don't have the time to do it right (2) I don't want to potty train for months and (3) he isn't so much showing all of the developmental signs that he is physically ready. Because we waited until Bugman was ready, he trained pretty quickly and I hope to do the same with Bitty when the time comes.

That being said, this little guy wants to be just like his big brother. He tells us when (he thinks) he has to "poooooop!" and he has been right a few times (like the time he handed me a piece of poo, fresh from the little potty). He has also had a few days that he has insisted on wearing big kid underpants.

He got into Bugman's "night night poos" (aka pull-ups) on Friday, and decided to try them on for size. Ummmmm, I don't think your legs are quite in the right holes there buddy!

underpoos 2
underpoos 1

Saturday, January 17, 2009

xmas '08 - part 3

Surprisingly, we were up before the Bugs on Christmas morning. They both slept in until 9:00 which is pretty uncharacteristic for the them. They typically wake up, like clockwork at 7:45 on the weekends (we wake them up at ~6:45 on school days). This was the first year that both boys were excited about opening presents and no one gave us the "why would you buy me a gift and then put paper all over it" look. And yes, Bugman was in DESPARATE need of a haircut, and Miss Cindy quit, and we were at a loss as to what to do about it.

xmas '08

xmas '08

xmas '08

xmas '08

xmas '08

After gift opening and Cinnabons (a tradition passed down from Daniel's family), we packed up and headed back to Gram and Pap's for the afternoon. There was of course more present opening...

xmas '08

xmas '08

xmas '08

xmas '08

Daniel brought his, I mean the bugs new race track over and set it up for the kids to play with. It was a hit. The little ones thought it was hysterical to watch the cars fly off of the track.

xmas '08

xmas '08

Christmas evening we headed back to our house and Grammy and Pappaw and Aunt Ashy and Munca Erik came over.

Grammy was in charge of books

xmas '08

Pappaw was in charge of twisting, cutting, ripping, and snipping all of the packaging that comes along with opening toys. (Seriously toy companies, I don't think that it should take scissors, a pocket knife, and wire cutters to open a gift for a 3 year old. Why can't I just by the toy... not all of the flipping packaging. Save a tree folks! ...Ok rant over)

xmas '08

Ashley and Erik were in charge of being strange

xmas '08

and of course what would Christmas be without a little sisterly hair pulling ;) although, the faces are completely wrong. Anyone who knows us knows that when we fight we bite our lips rather than show our teeth (apparently we were thinking we were vampires or something that day.)

xmas '08

By that point Bitty had all he could handle for one Christmas, so he opened himself a cold one.

xmas '08

xmas '08

Woah! Before you call DCS, it was not open... I repeat it was NOT open!

Just when you thought Christmas was over, it wasn't. The day after Christmas we headed over to Aunt 'Cole and Munca Josh's house to exchange gifts with them and Nana and Papa and Munca Nick. The bugs even did a little ice skating on the refinished hardwood floors. Daniel now wants to take them ice skating for real, but I'm not sure if we can ice skate and if two people who may or may not be able to ice skate should be responsible for two small children on ice skates.

The rest of winter break was spent staring at the piles of gifts that had taken over every inch of our house. I am still at a loss as to what to do with it all. Did I mention that Santa was very good the the Bugs this year? And that our house if very small?? And that I am a terrible organizer?? But the bugs are loving all of their toys and are even learning how to pick up the livingroom before bedtime. Baby steps...

christmas '08 - part 2

Christmas Eve we dashed around like mad men, trying to tie up all of the loose ends. I was still battling fluid in my left ear and had a nasty dizzy spell in the AM. Luckily, Aunt Ashy was awesome enough to drive me around to pick up some last minute gifts and desserts. We started the evening at Gram and Pap's house arriving a little early and leaving a little early. We headed to my Aunt Susan's for our annual get together, minus one this year. My Uncle Ronnie passed away a few month's ago.

The bugs open new jammies every Christmas Eve, a tradition I read about a few years ago and started doing during Bugman's 2nd Christmas. The Children's Place carries coordinating jammies that range from newborn to big kid sizes, so their jammies have come from there each year as well. The highlight of the night had to be eating dessert, and then seconds, and thirds, and well, you get the idea.

xmas eve '08
xmas eve '08
Does my little Grandma have the best smile/laugh??
(I call her my little grandma because she is steadily shrinking. When I was in 6th grade and she moved back to Germantown from Kentucky, Ashley and I measure her at 4'11". I think she comes in at ~4'9" these days.)
xmas eve '08
And of course one of the Bugs always has a crazy face to share :)
When we got home we got the boys into bed and Santa stopped by to visit.
xmas eve '08
Let's just say that Santa was VERY good to the Bugs this year...
xmas eve '08
He even left a little extra surprise around the tree!
xmas eve '08

Thursday, January 15, 2009

catching up

I'm working on catching up and hope to finish up Christmas pics tonight or tomorrow... until then, check out my New Year's resolution here. The challenge: to get the camera out Ummm, you'll notice a missed a few days already.