Friday, June 27, 2008
So here is a short post.
Parker gained 1 pound over the last 4 months - he is 21 lbs 2.5 ounces - still only 28 inches long and his head didnt grow either!
They said this is normal lol, I said not normal considering my chunky monkey over here that is almost 2 1/2 and gains a pound a month - not really - actually Braden is weighing 36.6 pounds - which is where he was last summer - so I guess we arent feeding the kids enough around here!
Look for posts during our vacation which starts in the morning. HOpefully I'll have an internet connect sometime during the week or can figure out how to use Brants phone and post things.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
We've been doing the july fourth vacation now for 5 years minus last year since we just had a baby!
We will be celebrating Parkers 1st birthday while we are there, and again when we get back with my side of the family. He spent his birthday playing over at grandma and papa b's. I think he had a decent time. He did keep slipping on the patio and conking his head. We go to the doctor today for his 1 year check up. I'll post his stats and a photo, maybe from the visit lol.. i think my doctor will want to check my head for wanting to take photos. But it might pass the time along cause they arent the most prompt office. What do you all think he will weigh? I'm thinking around 23 pounds... I might be way off but the child stil wears 6-9 month onesies, one he has wore since he was around 3 months old! I do think it is cool that he isnt as big as Braden was at this point cause since my first was a winter baby I didnt have large clothes for Summer, so it is all working out. YEAH!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Brant has been wanting an LCD TV for a while now. While shopping for miter saws he found this Sony Aquos TV on clearance at Sears. It fits in our current entertainment center and will eventually find its home in our bedroom once we find and can afford the kind of entertainment center we want. It really is a pretty tv that we all will get to enjoy. Movies on it sure are pretty - we were watching "Finding Nemo" today and noticed that when the physco little girl is pounding on fish tank at the end - trying to get the star fish off she leaves a finger print on the glass, we can see that! We never saw it before.
Yes Brant is grilling, OUTSIDE. The earth must be coming to an end!!! Nah, he actually said he wanted it! I'm all for him grilling!!! I love me some pork chops or burgers or tomorrow STEAK!!!
I'm rather lucky to have such a wonderful husband. We have been married for 6 years, we've had our moments that I wasnt sure we could make it through but we both have a goal to make "us" work. We dont like to give up in anything. I'm so happy that we have always came out of every issue stronger and really more in love. He is a special father to the boys. I truly think they are blessed having him and his example in their lives. Brant works very hard for us. Allowing me the time with the boys to watch them and nurture them as they grow is so important to me and he makes sacrifices so that I am able to stay home with them.
Incase you didnt know I love this fella *wink*. Hope you had a decent fathers day - even though you had to work.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
All About Me Alphabetically!
A. ATTACHED OR SINGLE? Attached for 6 years
B. BEST FRIEND? Husband and Mother
C. CAKE OR PIE? Pie (apple and ice cream)
D. DAY OF CHOICE? It rotates =-) my husband does shift work
E. ESSENTIAL ITEMS? Ice Water
F. FAVORITE COLORS? Yellow
G. GUMMY BEARS OR WORMS? Worms - sour ones
H. HOMETOWN? Ponca City
I. INDULGENCE? Digital Scrapbooking, Banana Split
J. JANUARY OR JULY? July (even in oklahoma)
K. KIDS? Gary Braden 2 1/2 Parker Wayne 11 months L. LIFE ISN'T COMPLETE WITHOUT? My family, friends, and the Lord
M. MARRIAGE DATE? 02-20-2002
N. NUMBER OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS? 1- Jay O. ORANGES OR APPLES. Love both - my fav right now is Pink Lady Apples
P. PHOBIAS OR FEARS? Spiders in the dark, death of a loved one
Q. QUOTE: Indifference not hate is the worst enemy of love. CS Lewis
R. REASON TO SMILE: My many many many blessings
S. SUPERMAN OR WONDER WOMAN? Superman (old superman)
T. TAG 5 PEOPLE: Melanie, Kendra, Angie, Crystal and Emily
U. UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I probably know every Conway Twitty song lol
V. VEGETABLES? Most I enjoy
W. WORST HABIT? Worry Wart, Pick at my nails
X. X-RAY OR ULTRASOUND? Ultrasound - who doesnt like looking at their baby!
Y. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? Grilled Pork Chop
Z. ZODIAC SIGN? Libra
Thursday, June 5, 2008
So Long, Summer Stains – and thought I would share the information. I know with my two boys it is amazing the stains they get and I am not the best at getting them out, mostly cause by the time they are out of their clothes mommy doesn’t want to think about laundry. But for all you that alert thought I would pass this along.
Grass – lightly dampen the stain. Pour on a bit of liquid dish soap and gently rub it in. Let it set several hours, rinse, and wash.
Kool-Aid, Grape Juice, or Popsicles – Soak the stain in hydrogen peroxide for an hour and rinse with cool water. Repeat if necessary. (Not – once you open the bottle, peroxide loses its potency within six months) side side note from Jill – This works for blood – too – just repeat until it is gone – where there was blood it will bubble and bubble till you got it all.
Berries – Pour baking soda onto the stain, dilute with hydrogen peroxide, and let it set an hour – the bubbling action from the peroxide and baking soda should erase the juice
Sunscreen – Gently blot the stain with foam shaving cream (not the gel kind) If that doesn’t work, lightly dampen the stain with water, pour on liquid dish soap, then treat that with straight hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes.
Also for you bubble loving mom’s – we cant get enough of the bubbles at the Garrison house hold – in a pinch and want the recipe for homemade Bubbles – here ya go.
¾ cup liquid dish soap (dawn ultra works best)
6 cups water
Fun things to blow through.
Plastic cookie cutters
Fly swatter (a new one lol)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Wednesday the 21st I got my contacts. Yeah me!!! Since we are remodeling I dont really have a place in the bathroom to call my own or a vanity in our bedroom yet so I decided in all my "smart mommy" wisdom to use the kitchen table. So things went well for the most part, still taking me a long time to get them in and out but oh well... I'm learning. Braden has been on a kick of waking up and messing in the kitchen. Friday morning I'm asleep and have Parker sleeping on my arm, i hear a cabinet door close, I kick brant trying to not yell to wake up the baby but to wake up my log of a husband.... braden is in the KITCHEN.... finally woke up and found the mess thta braden had left.... Brant then makes the most ridiculous comment... I hope you have your contacts in... when you know there is no way i would have them in ... I dont sleep with them in... dork!
Well we found both of them cause they were color tinted blue - but they were in garlic salt and seasoning salt.... he had empty a whole bottle of opti-free...... also squirted the botanical bug spray in his eyes... I washed my contacts... smelt them to see if maybe he sprayed bug spray on them.... kept trying to put them in but i couldnt tell which one is which or if they were so dirty that was the reason my eyes couldnt do it... I called the nice ladies at the doctors office and proceeded to tell me to bring them in and they would check them out..... when I walked in they said... we dont even want to look at them... we are throwing them away... They didnt have the tinted in my toric lens (i have one eye that has astigmatism)... but this way it has made it so easy - I've asked them to see if they can keep doing that cause it will sure make half of my stress go away - now all I have to figure out is if they are inverted before I blink and create a river of tears!
SOOOOOO... that episode put a dent in our time schedule but we knew the trip could only go better cause it sure started off with alot of yelling and me screaming....
Yes that is Braden all by himself in the swimming in his life jacket. We had a very fun time at a friends house for memorial day weekend. We traveled to lawton oklahoma. Our friend has a nice setup and even hired a baby sitter that is a life guard to watch the pool in case us adults werent paying attention.
What was so odd about this swimming adventure... Braden has always loved the pool... and I mean LOVED the pool. The last time we had him at nana and papas he was extra clingy but the water was little chilly so I chalked it up to that and it being the first of the season.... We got down to lawton and hadnt gotten his life jacket yet for the year... that night he wouldnt really get in the water - he would ride in the "boat" (raft) and if he was out of that he was clinging on for dear life... not like my usual water bug. Friday night we went and got him his life jacket (water coat as he calls it). Saturday he still didnt want anything to do with the water... would just sit over on the steps and watch..... we forced him into the water and he was clingy for a good 40 minutes... then finally he let go long enough to see he wouldnt sink..... then the game was ON.... The photo above of him in the deep end was basically the next 4 hours of him in the pool just spinning around and doggy paddling around the pool...
I think Parker felt alittle left out... he really wanted in that pool.
Yep this is my water bug... this is how he was the entire time... didnt need anyone even near him to have a good time.
Parker trying to figure out how to get into the fence!
This was our friends backyard. Yes the brick building was the pool house that had a shower and a toilet and if you wanted air conditioning and didnt want to go to the house he set up his fifth wheel... Braden fell in love with the sand box and loved the play house.
It was a good trip. The boys were robots that wouldn't sleep. Mommy and daddy were exhausted and sun burnt. But we had a blast.
We got home and have been working on the house mostly. I will post a thread about the progress once I go upstairs tomorrow and put the drawers in the dresser lol... and make the beds... things are still sparse but the trim should be done soon... Windows and all doors except the master which has to be redone have been completed... so now it is onto the baseboards. We've been sleeping upstairs since the Memorial Day (Monday) and it has been a total blessing. No more kitchen episodes and the contacts have stayed safe since then.