Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Speaking of my friend Rachel, go tell her that you love her. She's had all-day sickness instead of morning sickness for quite awhile, and she needs some virtual love. I promise, she won't puke on you. OH, I'm doing it again. I must shut-up and be wordless! (lips zipped).
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Even though I don't have a lot of fake out pictures for Colter, I am sure I have a ton that would qualify of my nieces and nephews. While I was looking through my millions of photo files, I found these goofy pictures.
And I'm one, too! This was pre-Colter and 20 pounds ago. Was I really that skinny?
We're silly girls. My nieces love to have photo shoots, so we had set up the tripod and were doing crazy things for the camera. There's lots of funny pictures from that day!
Happy Favorite Foto Friday! Make sure to go to Kiss the Frog 4 Me to see more FFF pictures!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
1. He helps me spend less money by emptying all the credit cards out of my wallet and hiding them.
2. When it's time to "go go" he loads his bag up with diapers and wipes.
3. He helps me brush my teeth--in fact, sometimes the only way we can get his teeth brushed is if I let him brush mine.
4. Every morning after we eat breakfast, he's ready to feed the kitty cats! He puts their food in the bowl for them. Never mind that he almost always spills some on the deck--the birds appreciate it.
5. He also takes good care of his stuffed cats--he got into the real cat's food once while I was on the phone and dumped cat food all over his room for his stuffed kitties! It was really cute. Messy--but cute.
6. He puts the silverware in the drawer for me--unfortunately, sometimes he puts dirty silverware away, too. :)
7. He's a great laundry man. He has been helping us sort of fold laundry for ages, but now he's branched out to sorting it into Mommy, Daddy, and Colter piles. He puts the clothes in the washer for me, closes the lid, and turns all the knobs (sometimes even to the right setting). He also has been known to fill up a clothes basket to take it to the laundry room all by himself before.
8. He helps me with my Bible study homework. When I'm working on one page, he scribbles on the next. I have a very decorated Beth Moore Bible study book!
9. Just recently, he's started to want to help me cook a lot. He climbs up on the step stool and puts ingredients in for me. So cute!
10. One day a week, I babysit a one-year-old and a two-year-old. When anyone needs a diaper change, Colter lays out the diapers for me and hands me wipes (even though, he usually doesn't cooperate for his own diaper changes).
11. Speaking of diaper changes, there's been a few times when Colter has pretended he needed a diaper change. He lays out the diaper, gets the wipes, and lies down on the floor. When I open the wipes, he snatches a wipe and runs to the TV to wipe it off! He can't open the wipes himself, and I normally don't let him waste the wipes wiping everything in the living room down anyway, but he's smart enough to pretend to need a diaper change to get the wipe he wants. Tricky boy!
12. He wipes my nose for me.
13. And wants to wipe my butt! The little girl I baby sit for is being potty-trained, and Colter has seen me wipe her after she goes potty. Colter will follow me in to the bathroom and try to wipe me when I'm done! Oh, brother.
14. He like to help me put on chap stick--sometimes he even gets it on my lips.
15. He helps us get dressed. He knows where all John's clothes are and will get pants and socks out for him. He holds out our shoes for us and helps us pull on our socks. He even pulls my shirt over my head!
16. He helps me vacuum. Whenever I vacuum, I have to hold him, so he can hold the cord up for me. Plus, the vacuum scares him, so he needs his mommy, but don't tell him that I know the real reason.
17. He sets the table by putting napkins and silverware on it.
18. He loves to dust--I spray the Pledge and he wipes.
Lastly, even though I could keep going for quite some time...
19. Colter helps me feel more loved, fulfilled, and appreciated. He helps me smile more, laugh more, and love more. Colter helps me cherish each day and reminds me what a gift life is!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I ran across a new blog game today hosted by 4 Little Men and Girly Twins! It looks like fun, so I'm playing. :) This week's challenge is to post pictures from January 2007. Or maybe picture. I don't know--I've never played this game before, but I can never pick just one, so I'm posting pictureS.
In January 2007 we had a crazy ice storm! Many of our friends were without power for weeks! Yes, weeks plural!!! It was insane. Fortunately, we were only powerless for 10 hours, so our house was kind of a gathering place. Well, more of a shower house. :)
Amazingly, not a limb on this tree broke even though it's limbs were so weighed down. It was one of the few trees that escaped damage. Our town looked like a war zone.
To see more random pictures go here.
Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"
A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.
Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!
Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out
Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking
What turns you off: fighting and conflict
Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love
Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, February 13, 2009
And a big hug for Kitty!
Colter did cooperate better when I told him to have his kitties kiss each other to show some love. He thought that was pretty funny!
Gotta love that funny face!
I LOVE my boy!
Where's the love, mom?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It’s only fitting, that as the only family on our street without a dog or two, we are the only people with a concrete dog perched on our mailbox. Yes, that’s right; a statue of a bird dog with a DEAD PHEASANT in its mouth greets our visitors. Isn’t that lovely? We welcome people to our house with death. Mwah Haa Haa Haa (that’s supposed to be an evil laugh).
The man that lived in our house before us obviously was a dog person. The shed in our backyard was used as a dog house for the man’s bird dog. A whole shed! The man put a window air conditioner in the shed and a glass door, so the dog could sit in the cool air conditioning and look outside! A glass door in a shed! I guess his wife was a cat person because one would think he would just let the dog in the house instead of going to the trouble to put a cooling system into a shed. The woman wouldn’t let her husband’s dog in the house, but she didn’t mind having the dog immortalized on the mailbox. At some point, the couple put the statue of a hunting dog on the brick mailbox, and then they moved and left the mailbox for the next owners to enjoy (us).
When we bought our house over five years ago, I thought we would get rid of the dog. After buying a house though, trivial purchases like new mailboxes seemed unnecessary, and the dog statue actually proved to be a little handy when visitors are trying to find our house. I mean, who else has a concrete dog in front of their house? Some of the little kids on our street really like the dog, too. Now though, the dog’s paint is chipping off, and it’s starting to get more and more unrecognizable as a dog all the time. It’s starting to look pretty tacky. :) This spring, we have to either paint the dumb dog or get a new mailbox! Preferably, one without a dog statue.
I find it amusing that as the only people without dogs on our street, we’re the only ones that appear oddly infatuated with canines. We don’t even own a dog! We’re cat people! Aren’t life’s little ironies grand?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Well, guess what! This winter, while the poor folks a bit south of us had the usual devastating ice, we got some snow on top of our ice, and Colter actually got to play in the snow for the first time a few weeks ago (Jan. 28, to be precise).
We didn't play outside very long, because it was COLD, but Colter had a ball while we were out. A snowball that is. Ha Ha.
Check out these very classy boots! Didn't you know? Wal Mart Bag Boots are all the rage. Get your own pair today! Our new kitties liked the snow too. Well, they aren't really new kittens any more since we got them in December. I'll tell you about them sometime. Really.
It's hard to tell from this picture--snow does weird things to cameras--but Colter was standing beside his Little Tykes turtle sandbox trying to figure out where it went. We had to dig it out to make sure it was still there. He was a bit concerned. :)
Colter does twirl his hair when he gets sleepy or doesn't feel good. It's so cute! What I really love though is when I'm holding him and he plays with my hair. I love holding my sleepy boy while he's using my hair as a security blanket. It's so sweet; he just melts my heart. My boy has got me wrapped around his little finger. My hair that is.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Four or five days after starting his antibiotic, Colter starting looking like a leper. It started with just a few spots here and there but soon turned into this:
Hopefully, Colter doesn't ever get an ear infection again because apparently, like the 5-8% of the population that share his allergy, Colter should avoid amoxicillin. My mom is allergic to penicillin too, and according to what I read, the allergy can be inherited. Thanks, Nana.
I miss blogging a lot, but I just don't have the time to dedicate to blogging that I did when I started this baby up. I didn't have two part-time jobs back then. Part of what takes so much time about blogging is reading other people's blogs and commenting (which I love to do). Even though I still probably don't have a lot of time to read other blogs, I'm going to start posting again on Life in the Woods, if for no other reason, Grandma and Grandad are missing their Colter pictures. Get ready, Nell! Here come the Colter pictures! (until I flake out again anyways). :)