Friday, May 29, 2009

What Happens When You Let Him Dress Himself....



We Love Mud!!

You should know something about us...we love mud. I never, ever played in the mud as a child, never considered it until I met my husband. He introduced me to playing in the mud and I have been addicted ever since. It appears that he has passed on his love for all things muddy to Jake. For several days in a row, all it did was rain, rain, rain. Jake has a spot in the back of our neighborhood where he likes to go and play. He calls this spot "the dirt place". We had to keep from going back there for several days because it was just raining too much. The first day that the rain held off for a little while, Jake asked if we could go play at the dirt place. We obliged and the dirt place turned out to be more like the mud place. Before we knew it, Jake stripped off his socks and shoes and was ankle deep in the mud. He had a great time playing and we had lots of laughs watching and listening to him play. Here are a few pics to show just how muddy he got his little piggies!!








Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Little Salesman

It's quite possible that Jake watches too much tv. I will admit that. My question is, are other children as obsessed with infomercials as he is? For about 2 years now, he has been bugging me to get him some of those water globes to water the plants with, I say we, no, scratch that, Mark does just fine watering the plants with a cup of water. He has told me before that if we had a Snuggie, I could hold him and be covered up with a blanket all at the same time. He wants me to have a Shoes Under and wants me to know that I can get 2 of them for the price of 1...AND that means I can store 80 shoes under the bed. I told him that Daddy doesn't want us to put stuff under our beds. To that he replied "you can also use it to store shoes in the closet." When I was sweeping the floor Friday, he said, in the most serious tone of voice, "Mama, that broom won't get into the corners! Do you know what will? A Swiffer Sweeper...and you don't have one of those!" Do you think he might have a career in sales?

Monday, April 6, 2009

And There Was Mud as Far as the Eye Could See

Mark and I had a little fun this weekend with some of our good friends. We both took the day off from work Friday and headed to Jacksonville, TX for Mud Nationals. This is an almost week long annual event full of mud, four wheelers, good times and good friends. We've had our four wheeler or side by side for a little over a year now and this was our first time to put it through the paces in the mud. Mark and I would have liked to have spent a little more time riding and less time sitting in traffic on the trails but it was fun nonetheless and we got to enjoy some time to ourselves.


Our Camp


We'd like one of these, please.


Libbe, what happened?


Look at all those people!


My favorite mudbug.

It's Not You, It's the TV

Jake was sitting on the couch last night, watching Scooby Doo, when he turned to me and said, "Mama, I don't want to live here anymore." I asked him if it was because he doesn't like us anymore. His response was "Mama, of course I like ya'll, it's this TV that I don't like. It keeps playing all the shows I've already seen before!"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Teach a Man to Fish

This year, we decided to skip out on the Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade. We went fishing instead. The weather was wonderful so I loaded up on my Allegra and other asthma medicine and we headed over to the in law's house to see if we could catch anything. We had a lot of luck catching some white perch. Mark was the winner of the most fish caught award. Fish love him!...and I do too of course! Enjoy a few pictures of our day.

This is the "don't take my picture" pose.

Should I use this worm or this worm?

One of my first fish.

Jake's big catch.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Just call me Picasso.

If you haven't tried it already, I would encourage each and every one of you to make a trip to Easely Amused! A group of coworkers and my bestest bud Jen went last night and had an absolute BLAST! This is an art studio of sorts where non-artistic and artistic folks alike go to complete a masterpiece. The instructor is of course an artist and she chooses a painting for each class. Last night's painting was "Sweet Georgia Brown". For the low cost of $26.75 you are provided a canvas, paint and excellent step by step instruction on how to complete the painting. We had a wonderful time together and it was amazing to see how everyone's paintings turned out. No two were alike! Thanks gals for a great night out!


The first stages.


The finished product.


My Jen.


Jennifer and Lindsey.

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's a Zoo!

A couple of weekends ago we had some very nice weather around here. We decided to take a family trip to the zoo. This was just the Jackson Zoo so don't expect too much in the way of fabulous pictures. All of the animals seemed to be very tired that day. We went just after lunch so I imagine some of them were just taking their after lunch snooze. We had a fun time and did manage to get a few good pictures.

Sleeping Rhinos

Sleeping Hogs

Sleeping Chimp...notice a theme here?

An elephant holding up a rock

Jake, what do you think about the elephants?

I love it when he's happy!

Me and my boy

Look, more lazy animals...eating dead leaves

It was a really good day and we had fun...even if all the animals were sleeping.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's been FOREVER!!....

since I posted anything on here! I'm going to start off with this little quiz since I don't really have a whole lot to blog about at the moment. Christmas pictures will be coming soon!! I know, it's been a month since Christmas!

You can only answer these questions with one word...feel free to copy and do this yourself!

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair color? brownish
4. Your mother? patient
5. Your father? funny
6. Your favorite thing? cake
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your dream/goal? peace
9. The room you're in? office
10. Your hobby? running
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in six years? madison
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? patient
15. One of your wish list items? tahoe
16. Where you grew up? ridgeland
17. The last thing you did? typed
18. What are you wearing? sweater
19. Your TV? heavy
20. Your pet? grey
21. Your computer? dell
22. Your mood? calm
23. Missing someone? Mark
24. Your car? fast
25. Something you're not wearing? socks
26. Favorite store? clothing
27. Your Summer? hot
28. Love someone? yes
29. Your favorite color? brown
30. When is the last time you laughed? earlier
31. Last time you cried? Saturday

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Shirtless Wonder

I wonder if anyone can explain why my 4 year old has suddenly decided that he doesn't want to wear a shirt...ever?? The first thing he does when we get home is peel off his shirt. He walks around all night long without it. Then, after bath time, he absolutely refuses to put his pajama shirt on, he only wants the pants on. Isn't he a little too young to be acting like Al Bundy? I haven't been able to get a picture of this yet, but I hope to get one soon!