Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Jack!

Dear Jack,

You're two!  Happy birthday my sweet boy.  You've had quite a year!  You are talking, talking, talking now.  Some of your favorite things to say are, "Come on" while you're holding someone's hand and dragging bringing them with you, "Dat my dog!", and "I do it!"  You're becoming very independent and want to do everything by yourself. 

You love to play with the dog - you and Max are great buddies.  You like to pile your toys in your shopping cart and push them around the house.  You love some stuffed animals.  You want to write all the time, love to play with Play-Doh, and your favorite thing to do is play outside.  You don't care what you're doing outside - swimming, running, playing on the swing set, in the sandbox, blowing bubbles, going for a walk - you just want to be out. 

You like to dance, run, jump, do somersaults, spin around in circles until you fall down, climb anything you can, jump from one piece of furniture to another. . . you're very, very active!

You are the quintisential boy in that you are so, so sweet sometimes, but very tough others.  You love your brothers very much, and would like to just follow them around all day long.  You don't really like "baby" toys.  You'd rather be playing Star Wars with them or jumping on the bed.  You also, I think, have a future in some technological profession.  You LOVE a cell phone or computer!

You started school this year with "Ninny" and "Ninner" (Ginny and Ginger) and have charmed everyone at the school.  You are a very charming little boy - sweet and loving most of the time.

You will eat anything!  Some of your favorite foods are bananas, grapes, strawberries, yogurt, chicken in any form, hot dogs, cheese, pancakes, waffles, pizza, spaghetti, and anything someone else is eating. 

You are such a sweet boy, and you have certainly made our family complete.  You have an almost constant smile, and have been a very happy boy from the start.  You are a great sleeper (still in your crib!) and wake up happy every day.  I love you so, so much and can't believe my baby is already two years old.  I can't wait to see what the next year brings for you.

Happy Second Birthday sweet baby Jack!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ah, the weekend

Had a big week, lots to post, not any time to do so.  Jack turns TWO on Tuesday. WHAT?  How did that happen?  And you know what they say about a two year old's behavior?  Yeah, he's doing that.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Monday

  • crockpot spaghetti and meatballs with Italian sausage
  • Salad
  • Garlic bread
  • Pancakes
  • Turkey bacon
  • Sausage
  • Apple slices
  • Leftovers
  • Lazy chicken (with marinara and cheese)
  • Egg noodles
  • Steamed veggies
  • Leftovers
  • Homemade pizza
  • Salad
What's for dinner at your house this week?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's the Little Things

I doesn't take much to make me happy.  Seriously.  I know some people disagree.  One thing that makes me happy?  My whole family eating dinner together, and everyone actually eats and doesn't complain.  This happens approximately once a year.  It happened tonight.  The magic menu?  Spaghetti (with meatballs and sausage for some of us), salad, and rolls.  It may happen tomorrow too when we have breakfast for dinner.  I hope so, because it's so much nicer than fighting with everyone about what's for dinner!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Menu Monday

Monday - Lazy Chicken (with barbeque sauce), brown rice, sliced raw peppers
Tuesday - Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, fruit salad
Wednesday - Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, garlic bread
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - Salmon cakes, baked potatoes, brussels sprouts (those will be just for me!)
Saturday - Homemade pizza, salad

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Rewind

Merry Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome Max!

Happy Halloween!

We took a Duck Tour of Nashville

Wilson County Fair

Henry's First day of Pre-K

David's first day of Kindergarten - Oh what a ride that's been!

Jack's first haircut

Road Trip to Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

Lake Monomonac

Swimming and sliding!

Jack eats his way through the year.

Preschool Mother's Day Tea

Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Fourth Birthday Henry.  Arrrrrrrrgh!

"Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?"
 Happy 5th Spongebob Birthday to David!

Jack Walks!

Happy 1st Birthday baby Jack!

We rang in the New Year in Florida

We had mass chaos, lots of tears, more laughs, and big big fun. 
Here's to whatever 2010 will bring!

I Heart Diet Coke

I haven't had any Diet Coke for two days.  This has made me a crabby bitch.  Yes, this is different from a typical day.  At least in that I haven't had any Diet Coke. . . I will be buying two twelve packs on my way to work tomorrow - one for home and one for work.