Thursday, September 29, 2011


This week has turned into a very good week.  I have stood on top of all my house work. Got some major cleaning and organizing done. Tackled the terrible office/craft/music/guest/collect all junk room. It was a nightmare. I can NOT believe how bad it had gotten.  But it is looking pretty good now! The only big major thing left to do before winter is clean the garage. Which I am not looking forward to. I want to rent a bug dumpster and just toss everything away. And potty training. Things are going a lot better. He is telling me a little here and there. But is now always telling when he has to go #2. And will only do that on the potty. So that is one up. All I got to finish up this week is laundry. But when is that job ever done with a two year old and a guy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Potty Training

Equals DEATH! So Tyler does great at going every time the timer goes off. He can go all day with out having accidents. But he is not getting it on how to tell me he has to go. So if i know he has to go and don't tell him anything he don't realize it. How do you get them to tell you? It gets tiring taking him every 30 minutes around the clock all day long.  Everything I have read online says to let them go completely naked all day long and that will make them realize they have to go. But I rather not have my child running around naked all day. So I guess I will continue doing the timer thing and maybe things will change and it will start to work out. On the plus side we are saving and not going threw a lot of diapers. I just really would like to get this accomplished and over with.  Not to mention he is getting to fat for diapers. And is on the last diaper size. lol Tyler's not fat but just built and big for his age. I love my boy

Friday, September 23, 2011

Oh Friday!

Oh how you came super quick  and I have got nothing done for the week.  I have got in this lazy mode and can not get out of it. Ya I cook dinner each night. And get the dish washer loaded and unloaded.  But that is about it. No fall cleaning and organizing. I haven't cleaned the bathroom yet this week. Tyler's room looks like a tornado. I haven't vacuumed or dusted. So with no company coming this weekend Im not sure if I will get it done or just wait till Monday.  Laundry is needing done to but I can get away with doing a load for the weekend and doing the rest next week. Oh what to do.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sports Junky

So Tyler loves every sport. And is super athletic. So I'm sure he is going to play every sport possible. He can catch a ball really good for his age. Derek has him play football. And Ty will yell DOWN SET HIKE and do all the motions to it. Super cute! Tyler has also got really good at t-ball and hits it pretty far. And basketball he is shooting further and further from the hoop. It amazes me at how good he is at each one.  Bad thing is Derek is having a had time teaching him because Tyler is left handed. I love watching my boys play in the evenings. It brings so much joy to my heart. I am truly blessed to have them as my family and in my life. I so look forward to little league games.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Picky Eater

What do you do when your 2 year old turns into a picky eater? He has never been bad but all of a sudden he is awful. Dinner and lunch are the worst time of the day. He loves his fruits and veggies and will eat them no questions asked. But add anything else to the mix and he has a melt down.  I can get him to eat ramen noodles, spaghetti and some times a corn dog. But that is it. He hates potatoes,roast, baked chicken and so on.  Your normal kids food don't work.. Chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, PBJ sandwich, hot dogs.  It is so frustrating at lunch and dinner when you cook a meal and he don't like it. Then you give him a second choice and still won't have anything to do with it. So I finally said I give up! If he don't eat he don't eat. NO second option.  I don't know whats worse force feeding him or just letting him starve.  Kidding of course. So any kid friendly meal ideas are welcome PLEASE :-)  This is driving me crazy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


My most favorite time of the year. Fan's going, window open allowing fresh air in. Music on, drinking coffee. And the list goes on! This year is extra special because we are home. I get to pull out all my fall decoration and get the house looking all festive. I LOVE IT!  Perfect temps, high school and college football games. Great family time. I am getting all my fall cleaning done in order to get settled into winter and being trapped in the house.  Get things together and have a end of the year yard sale.  Any not to mention the yummy colder day dinners. Soups, chilies, and homemade bread. Hot cocoa and warm apple cider.

So an update with life at home.  Hubby's new job is awesome. He goes in @7 and is home by 3:30. He isn't dead tired and I can tell so much stress has been lifted. I am having a hard time adjusting and getting house work done before he gets home. I am used to having all day till 7pm to do it. Tyler is adjusting so so. I think he misses riding in the car the most. As weird as it may seem.  He has also grown up so much. He now sleeps in his room on his full size bed. All night long with out bringing his pillow, blanket, and puppy to our bed. He has started talking so much more. It amazes me. He is a little mocking bird. He can say S's really good. So any word that starts with an S he can basically say. Although the letter B is tricky for him. Life is fantastic!

Friday, September 2, 2011


We are now officially moved back home. We turned in the rent house keys Wednesday @9am.  We drove straight home. We got everything unloaded. And today I finished unpacking. My cloths are now put away in a dresser. Something I haven't been able to do in four plus years. It feels pretty crazy. Now that I am home I am finding myself wanting to re-decorate.  I got huge list of things written down already.  I'm going to have to limit myself though. Because sometime in the next couple of years I want to sell this house and build one. It has been a great starter house and then some. But we are out growing the three bedrooms, one bath home. Any who. Derek starts his new job this coming Tuesday. I am so blessed and happy to be home. So very thankful the Lord answered our prayer.