Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: 7-31-13

A few days ago I posted pictures from my previous attempt to get the kids outside to play, and it didn't go well. This attempt, much better!!

Dora wasn't feeling so neglected today! I confess, this time I drug the neighbor boys out too. Apparently I'm not fun enough to play with, but they are! ;0)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

There Goes My Wisdom

It's time, much to my dismay. My dentist has been bugging me for almost 2 years and I am finally going to listen and get my wisdom removed. And I'm not happy! There is nothing that I dislike more than a trip to the dentist. I am frightened of them, each and every one. Even mine. I mean, he's a nice guy and all, but he's a dentist. Something about his occupation screams discomfort, pain, and an empty wallet.

When I walk into that office I revert back into a child. They practically have to drag me back into the exam room kicking and screaming. And now, I have to get my last 2 wisdom teeth removed. Tomorrow. Did I just say tomorrow? HELLLLLP MEEE!

So if I seem a little less intelligent in my future posts (if that's even possible!), please forgive me as I will no longer have any wisdom.

Please tell me I'm not the only one with a fear of the dentist....

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Top 5 Saturday Laughs: 7-27-13

5.  My neighbor brought her kids outside to play with mine. We both brought our potty chairs outside since we are right in the middle of training our 2 year olds. Bailey insisted that her potty chair sit right next to D's and they sat, side-by-side, in the garage peeing together. :0)

4.  Tyler was watching TV on our bed and I went in to bug him. After a few minutes of tickling and messing with him he yells "Would you stop acting like a kid!"

3.  When she's being naughty, Bailey is often referred to by her full name, Bailey Ann. She now yells at everyone in the house when she's mad with 'Mommy Ann!' or 'Tyler Ann' and even 'Daddy Ann'.

2.  Tyler is in full on 'pick on my sister all day cause it's funny when she screams' mode. He'll do ANYTHING to make her mad. From sitting in her booster seat to touching her. It makes for a fabulous day!

1.  We can no longer ignore Bailey and her constant rambling. If your not paying attention, she'll climb on your lap, grab your face with her hands to make you listen, and go nose to nose with you as she talks.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I'm Bored!

"Mom, I'm bored!" I can't begin to tell you how many times I have heard this over the last week. So yesterday, I decided lets have some fun! I went into the garage (which is no easy task!) and dug out the hose, sprinkler, and bubble toys. I got us all hooked up for some fun! Then, I told the kids we were going outside to play....

Bailey of course jumped up and down for joy! She loves anything involving outside. Tyler, however, whined and moaned that he didn't want to go out. I got Bailey dressed in her swim suit and drug Tyler out with.

I even thought ahead and created a "potty area" for baby girl!
The first 2 minutes looked something like this:


Poor Dora. She just wasn't feeling the love.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Top 5 Saturday Laughs: 7-20-2013

Phew this week went by fast! We got back home from our 2 week vacation to Michigan late Sunday night. I began re-potty training little miss first thing Monday morning and the week has surprisingly gone well! I am almost brave enough to take her out of the house now too! (almost)

5.  I have been doing my usual summer cleaning around the house and spent one afternoon trying on a bunch of clothes that I still had packed in boxes from our move *coughs 6* years ago. With each clothing change, Bailey would enthusiastically say "Cute Mommy!" no matter how ugly it was. Talk about a confidence booster!

4.  With each week, comes a new phrase for our oh so talkative toddler. This week's phrase "Ki-it down!" which is Bailey speak for 'quiet down!' Suddenly, every time Tyler speaks we hear 'ki-it down Tyler'. And then I hide my face as I giggle at her naughty-ness!

3.  I gave the kids corn-dogs for lunch cause I'm a cool mom. The first thing Tyler says is "I'm going to make mine naked!"

2.  We took the kids to the zoo on one of our last days up north. They have a Macaw that has learned some phrases. Tyler heard him say "Hello" and immediately had to call dad to tell him about the talking bird!

1.  We stayed an extra day in Michigan so I could go to a birthday party for my cousin and to see the local fireworks. While waiting for them to start Bailey looked up at the crescent shaped moon and said "It's bo-ten. Moon bo-ten!" in her super concerned voice. So then my aunt chimes in and asks her "Does Daddy need to fix it?" Needless to say, for the rest of the evening we heard "Moon boten, Daddy fix it!!"

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: 7-17-2013

I miss this place already!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Top 5 Saturday Laughs: 7-13-2013

5.  Bailey may be a monster, but she's polite. every time we hand her something she always responds with "Tank you Mommy!" or "Tank you Daddy!"

4.  Bailey was sitting on top of Brandon and I heard him squeal. I looked over to find her putting her finger in her mouth and then putting it in Brandon's ear! I think she's spent too much time with her Uncle Curt!

3.  I took Tyler to JoAnn Fabrics. As we were wondering around, I kept hearing "Mom do we have to go down EVERY aisle?!?"

2.  One of Bailey's favorite activities when riding in the car is to throw her paci on the floor and scream because she wants it back. After about the 100th time of playing this game during our 13 hour drive to Michigan, she throws it down, points to it, and says "bummer Mommy."

1.  Tyler LOVES his sister and is excited to see her learn and grow. Some days he pays more attention to her than others. We will occasionally hear from him "Hey Mom, Bailey just said _____! She has a new word!" Even if it's a word she's been saying for months!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pure Michigan: 2013

We got an extra special treat this year on our visit to Michigan. We got to spend 4 days with our family along with Brandon's brother and his family at a beach house on Lake Michigan! What an experience! These pictures don't even do it justice, but I'm sure they are enough to make you just a little bit jealous. ;0)

Simply beautiful.

Thanks Jamie and LouJean for sharing this once in a life-time experience with us!!