Sunday, January 30, 2011

Messy story

I must share this story with my fellow moms out there. I was not going to share this disgusting story but when it happened twice to me I thought what the heck you guys will get a good laugh from this. My daughter has this new thing, when she goes number 2 she goes in my closet. I have to also share that she likes to take my clothes out of my drawers and then put them back in (it is pretty cute) she already gets the idea of clean up. So the other day she went to the bathroom in my closet and as she was walking out I noticed she was taking her diaper off. Gross.......poop everywhereI Later that day I went to put comfy pants on and oh yes she did....she must have been going to the bathroom as she was removing and then putting my clothes back in my drawer. Yep I had poop on my pants. I washed everything in the drawer, couldn't believe it.

Well not going completely back into the same type story, but she did it again and this time it took me a little time to realize it!!!!!!

The things they don't tell you about mother hood. Boogers on your shoulder and in my case poop on my pant leg!!!!!!

Hope everyone has a great week, stay warm and safe!!!!! Winter Storm 2011 is about to hit (excited to see if we will really get any snow)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trying something new

I have been following a friend's blog who is doing weekly meal plans. I started this too. It saves us money because we aren't going out to eat so much or doing last minute meal through the drive thru lanes. But with these weekly plans I am running out of things to make so I opened up some recipe magazines Bryan's great grandmother got me. Taste of Home: Cooking for 2

Last night I made and we tried: Reuben Casserole:
Ingredients: (I changed the amounts of the noodles and prepared mustard to my family's liking)
1 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
2/3 cup condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup milk
2 tbs chopped onion ( I used onion powder instead)
3/4 tsp prepared mustard ( did must more for more flavor)
1 can sauerkraut, rinsed, drained
1/2 lb of smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2in slices
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese ( I use mozzarella)
3 tbs soft whole wheat bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

Preheat oven 350degrees
Cook noodles as read on pkg
In small bowl mix together soup, milk, onion, mustard set aside
Spread sauerkraut into a 1 qt baking dish coated with cooking spray
Drain noodles and layer over sauerkraut
Layer soup mixture over noodles
Then add kielbasa over soup mixture
Sprinkle with cheese
Finally finish off with bread crumbs and melted butter
Cook for 15/20 minutes

Bryan gave this meal 2 thumbs up. I must say I am not a big Reuben sandwich fan but I did like this. I was not crazy about the sauerkraut but since it was layered I did not have to eat if it I didn't want to!

Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Doin' what I want to do

Today Bayler went to school (he has been home Monday and Tuesday) and I wanted to make today was all about Miss Braxton. On the days Bay goes to school I get so busy doing office work, catching up on laundry, paying bills, etc that her and I don't really do our own fun stuff. She is growing up and starting to have likes and dislikes and I want to be sure to make time for just her and I. So today we have been playing in her room, dancing in the living room, eating snacks, and making the living room a big bed (she loves getting tons of blankets out and rolling around in them) Would also like to make a note: Brother is not here to knock her down while she dances, take the blankets away from her, steal her snacks, and take toys from her. I promise he loves her, I believe there is a rule that a big brother is suppose to pester his little sister. She is loving all of this attention from me! No comments on her crazy hair, I can only do so much before she takes over with messing it up!

Finally captured on camera, her top teeth, she never shows them, she has 4 on top and 4 on bottom

Let's dance

Watching TV

This is a kick!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lots to do in only 3 days

A lot has been happening in these past three days, Bryan's grandpa went into the hospital Friday, but is doing well they are finishing up his surgery as I type. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy and painless recovery.

And as the picture shows we caught the critter that has been making so much noise in our attic. Bryan and Bayler heard the trap go off while I was giving Braxton a bath Friday night. Bryan asked me to come help him and of course all I did was take pictures.

Bryan took this little guy or girl out to his land and let him go!!!! Love the quiet nights, well I mean no noise from the attic!!

"Can we keep him mom" followed with "better not he will scratch us"

We then celebrated my cousin Nicole's birthday

Of course my mom came, we were going out dancing and boy did she bring her dancing shoes!!!
"I am a better dancer than you" I was told while dancing with her on the dance floor, CONFIDENT a little

Love these ladies, Lindsey, Chrissy, and Gina

The boys and let me tell you, they did not move from this spot all night, they did not bring their dancing shoes :( no fun

Fun times

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, today Bryan has been at the hospital all day with his grandma, aunt, and uncle waiting for Jim to get out of surgery. I picked my kids up from my dad's this morning and we have been in pjs all day, watching movie after movie, my mom made a roast so I need to go get the table ready for dinner!
Have a great week

Friday, January 21, 2011

Snowed in

Snowed in we were, I mean look at all of this snow!

This is all the snow we got on Thursday morning, Bayler was very disappointed

He decided to watch and be a Transformer all day

Oh wait a minute, who will win Bubble Bee or Iron Man????

Oh that was just Sweet Braxton

Me and my kiddos, staying warm and enjoying the inside because we had nowhere we needed to be

Bryan taking a time out from his video game to give little girl a kiss

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby Talk

So the time has come for Bayler asking when mommy and daddy will have another baby. Last week while him and I were laying in bed before saying good night he asked if I could have another baby. I told him we would just have to see, but right now I wanted to focus all of my love and attention on him and Braxton. He then followed that request with another, Mommy can you give me a baby brother? I had to tell him that God decides if we should have a baby girl or baby boy. He then went into his night time prayer asking God for a baby brother.

Last night once again before bed he said, "Remember how pretty Braxton was when she was born" I said "yes and you too were a handsome baby" He said "Braxton is growing up and she is even prettier" I said "she is and you are growing up into a very handsome little man" he followed with " Oh shucks, mom. You know mom Braxton won't be a baby much longer so you and daddy better be getting another baby in our house before then, I love babies......" Where is this coming from?

All this baby talk from the Bay man has me thinking, is our family complete or is there room for one more. Well I know God has a plan for us but for the year 2011 Bryan and I are not planning for another one. Now 2012 we will see, kids will be older, financial stability will be a little stronger (hopefully) and maybe I will gain an extra amount of patience as I enter a new decade (2012 will bring me into my 30"s) We will just have to see. As for now we are a family of 4 and enjoying every minute of it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Oh so impressed

So I know how dorky this is but I impressed myself with 1. my patience with this project and 2. not getting a tad bit upset. Well I was a little upset when I realized that the puzzle Bayler picked out for me to put together had no visual aid and was a 2 in 1 puzzle. It is one of those puzzles that the pic changes when you look at it from different angles. "Mommy lets put my Iron Man puzzle together, it will be so much fun" As I was laboring away Bayler was reenacting the movie Iron Man and would just check in with me to ask, "Are you finished yet?" Well here it is, note to self I am completely fine with staying with the good ole fashion puzzles, I would have taken a small 200 piece puzzle over this eye squinter .

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Better enjoy it

Okay first things first, some friends and family joke with me about how I find time to blog, this pic here shows how I do: the kids and dogs are never too far away from me, it is just a game of keeping them all entertained!

We had a relaxing weekend and the weather made it so tempting to play outside so we caved and let Bayler run some of his energy out today. Miss B didn't get to play because it was just a little too chilly for her. Here are some pics from today.

How cute is he

He is just now getting the hang of keeping his feet on the pedals (are we awful parents that we waited till he was 4 to even attempt teaching him to ride a bike)

Me and my little man, hope my pic didn't scare you

Now for you baseball lovers out there, Bayler is a lefty but he was showing me he can hit both ways

Running the bases, daddy trying to tag him out

"Did you see my hit, sis"

Showing daddy his riding skills

I love this pic, I love these boys

Happy week to everyone

Thursday, January 13, 2011

14 months

It is true my daughter is already 14 months, yes today being Thursday the 13th, I remember Friday the 13th in November when she was born. Some may be superstitious, but the Weaver's are not. Bryan's dad was born on a Friday 13th so we loved the idea. She is so much fun, makes us laugh constantly, currently not letting me do anything with her hair so she looks like Cousin It from the Adams Family (hair in the face). She loves the Just Dance Wii games, she dances the whole time anyone is dancing. She is sleeping through the night (Hallelujah) She is no longer drinking out of a bottle, tries to copy anything we do including big brother, so she has lots of bruises and scratches when she hangs with him. She snorts when she laughs, her face flattens when she cries, she bangs her head on the ground when she is mad, and she cuddles when she is sleepy. Happy Day sweet girl!

Who needs to workout

I mean who needs a workout when you carry these two things around all day???? Right, I tell myself I will lose weight and get in shape because I chase two kids around all day.....You know like the movie stars say, "I don't do anything, I am just a mom and that is how I am a size 0" Don't believe it for a second. I need to get my rear in gear. I am not one who diets or does the 7 day a week workout, I am going to give myself weekly challenges. On workouts and food I choose or don't choose to eat. I always shoot for long term resolutions and I am going to approach this one differently. Crossing my fingers it will work or I will really be relying on my activeness with my children to knock these extra pounds off.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I love my job

When the weather gets cold outside and we have days like today, I love that the kids and I get to stay in our pjs (or Bayler's case underwear) all day long. I love Bryan is around a bit more because the weather limits what he can do. Several of our guy friends have their own companies and they always stop by to say hello. I think it is to see me, but they are just that bored! Just a day to do nothing if that is what we want to do. Bayler got this book from his Great uncle and Great aunt, Mike and Jackie for Christmas.
He loves it!

She just can't decide which book she wants to look at while sitting next to big brother! So many choices

He was so excited to see little flurries out of the window this morning

She is on the couch, her new thing to do, she climbs everywhere. And yes she brought her Laugh Top to do a little work while watching morning cartoons

She gets so excited to hear the door beep because she knows her daddy is home!

Uncle Brad
(he hates to be called that)
We love this guy, and today Braxton was needing a little extra of Brad's attention

The kids were so excited to see it snowing, sadly it melted within the hour :(

Outside looking in, me of course I wouldn't send Bayler out in the snow with just undies
He did ask if he could though!!!!

Hope you all stay warm

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My sweet babies

So I thought I would just give everyone an update on the kiddos. I have so many pics of the kids together but this pic just caught my eye because it shows their personalities. Bayler is always 2 steps ahead of himself. He lives in the moment but also is focusing on what is next. Braxton on the other hand is very aware of her surroundings. She is always checking to make sure everything is in place or as it should be. They play well together but also butt heads on some issues. Braxton is now into everything which makes Bay nervous because he liked it when he could give her something and then she would be on her way. They are both full of energy, if one is having down time the other one is running crazy. I haven't quite mastered the same schedule for the two. Oh well, they make me smile everyday. Bayler is almost 4 1/2 and Braxton is 14months. Time is flying by, my New Year's resolution is (I know I can't believe I am admitting this) but to slow down and just enjoy the moments, even when they are crazy, non organized ones. We as parents teach our children everyday skills, manners, routines, etc. preparing them for the real world, but I have noticed that my children are teaching Bryan and I what type of people we should be. I want to be the person my son and daughter see me as, not perfect but doing everything I can do to always do and be better. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Go out with some fun

We stared our New Years Eve day off right! Bryan's mom made us homemade donuts. They were delicious. It was a great family breakfast. Grampy, Momo, Aunt Amanda, and Uncle Brett enjoyed the breakfast with us. Later that evening we picked up some mexican food and headed over to the Wright's house. We had a great time ringing in the new year with them (well the kids made it till 10:45) We actually went and spent the night at my moms house (it right across the street) I am excited to see what 2011 has in store and making more memories and starting some new traditions with my little family!

Wesley preparing for battle

Sweet Anna

Kristi and I in our PINK outfits

Attack the DADS

Playing Catch Phrase

An early Happy New Year Celebration

The kids overwhelming Kristi with the poppies

My mom had this made for me New Year's Day YUMMMM

I guess he will continue his tradition of just wearing underwear around the house

She will also continue the tradition - being absolutely happy in her high chair