Thursday, March 11, 2010

Big Kid now...

Yes it's true, James is fully trained! Even at night, the kid is doing awesome! Out of all three boys, James got the potty thing the fastest and the youngest. He is a smarty pants in every way. We made James a potty chart and every time he went, he put a sticker on the chart. He filled up his chart and got his awesome prize,(color changing lightening mcqueen car). Now he wants another chart. Im pretty sure he thinks if he fills up another chart there will be another prize... Im telling ya, smarty pants!
We just love our Jamers!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Running Fool

From age 15 to about age 21 I was a running fool. I would run anywhere from 5- 13 miles a day. Running was my happiness, my outlet, my enjoyment, and where I based my self esteem. I was good at it. The reason I was good at it was because I figured out the trick to running. Running has nothing to do with your fitness, leg strength or even your shoes, running is all about mind. You have to be focused, determined, and for me able to block out the world, including my own thought. I learned this skill so well that I almost became numb. An old boyfriend of mine would often ask what I was thinking, and I truthfully told him nothing... which was frustrating for him and probably one of the reasons we ended.
Today I would give anything to be thinking nothing. My brain is always full of thoughts. Thoughts about my kids, money, relationships, family, church calling, my kids, business, my hubby, and on and on and on. I would give anything to block out the thoughts for even just and hour a day so that I could be that running fool again...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Some of Ella's Firsts

Ella is 6 Months old now and I just can't believe how fast it came. She is eating solids. She loves rice cereal, bananas, and sweet potatoes. The only thing that she wont eat so far is applesauce.

This is Ella's first swim in mom's big bath tub. She loves to kick and splash in the water.

Ella has already been to the beauty salon. We went to the hair school and Brooke curled her hair with perm rods. She was the talk of the school. All the ladies just couldn't believe how darn cute she is.

I was tempted to have her hair permed for real. The curls were just darling.

Ella can sit up all by her self. She loves to sit and play with her toys, and watch everyone around her.

Today I gave Ella her first Hair cut. It made me sad to see that long hair go, but it really needed to be trimmed so it will grow in better and the same length. I think this little bob looks just darling. I had to laugh because what 6 month old has a bob hair cut. She is a styling little girl.

We are having so much fun with our little girl.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Attention: Moms of little boys...

Being a mom of little boys has brought challenges that I never realized existed. Bathrooms seem to always be stinky, dirt is everywhere, even in the winter, but the biggest frustration for me is never having a pair of jeans without holes in the knee, and always the right knee for some strange reason...
But I have found it... The solution for the never ending hole in the knee.
It's the Kid Tough program at Shopko... of all places.

I heard about it this summer when I was shopping for school clothes. Buy a pair of jeans at shopko and they will guarantee those jeans as long as your child is in that same size. Which means when Grant comes home from school with the hole in his right knee, I can take them right off and get him another pair of size 6 jeans for free, no receipt needed. How cool is that. I did my first jean swap yesterday and let me tell you it felt amazing.