Friday, February 27, 2009

My life in pictures

I thought this was pretty cool, a friend of mine had it on her page. You go to and create a mosaic by answering questions in the search field and then posting a picture from that page.
The questions you answer:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your nickname.
Anyone want to take a guess at what my answers were from the pictures. I will give ou #5 because I know you will not get it from the picture, its Pierce Brosnan, they did not have a single picture of him just a bunch of places named after him. Oh well!!!
Go on take a stab at what the answers are. :O)

In case you did not know......

.................this is a baby dinosaur. According to Landon!!! We go looking for them in our backyard, on a baby dinosaur hunt and when we see one we have to catch it and set it free on the other side of the fence or back outside if we find it in the garage. And then we have to run and hide. :O) Silly little boy!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


So when I feed Braddoc he gets mad if I dont feed him over and over again so I gave him a toy to hold onto so he does not get so mad at me for not being faster. However he eats the toy inbetween the feeding and gets food all over it, so I took it away, I know mean mom right? So what does he do, find another toy, his favorite toy, he big toe. Between every bite, his big toe goes into his mouth and gets food all over it. After I finished feeding him I picked him up and his big toe caught my eye, it had teeth marks ALL over it. He was knawing on his toe....crazy!!! That can not be comfortable or taste good, but to him it must have been really yummy!!! What a silly little boy!!! :O)

Come again? How does that work?

So I went to the grocery store today and since Noah is making more money while he is in Iraq I have been working on building up our food storage with some of the extra money. I bought like 50 batterires, a ton of extra 24 count boxes of fruit snacks, 8 rolls of paper towels, a ton of water, gatorade, spices, 2 big boxes of raisins, 10 frostings, a bunch of cans of nuts, 12 juices, a bunch of detergents, on top of all the regular groceries and spent the same amount that I always spend. WHAT???? How did that happen? Maybe because I was husband free and kid free and no little extra items end up in the cart seemingly out of the sky. It was one of those times where I wanted to take a picture of everything and post the "Look at all I got and this is all I spent." kind of post, but time was short so I did not do it but I was totally blown away by how little I spent on everything. Anyway, thought it was so much fun when I saw the price!! anyway lots of fun just wanted to share and ask that curious question: Does this happen with you too? Do you spend less, or get more for the same, if you go shopping by yourself?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kids say the darndest things

After I tucked Landon into bed he wanted to read a book so I gave him a Noahs Arc book and he told me "No not that one, its scarey." I said "Its scarey huh? Its not scarey. Show me whats scarey." "yes it is mommy, look, I show you, come here, look at something." So he opens the book and shows me a page where the animals are hiding and you have to open the flap and see the animals. He shows me a part that has a litte black cave with little white eyes, if you open the flap its a little mommy and a baby fox. "See mommy, it scarey." So I guess the dark cave was scarey.
Then I start to head out the door and he lays back down and says, "Huh! Mom, buckle me in." "Buckle you in? What are you taking about." He starts pulling on his blanket, "Buckle me in please." AHHHH tuck him in, same difference right. :O) Silly boy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My pretty Prince---ess?

Landon just chillin watching his movie!! I put my make up under my sink but I guess thats not such a good place for that anymore. I walked into find Landon making himself "beautiful" as he said. He was trying to put the mascara on his eye lashes, good thing I caught him before that turned into a mess and a painful lesson for him. I thought it was too funny. He usually sits on the counter and talks to me while I put my makeup on and just chats with me, but I guess he has really been watching me and picking up on the proccess!!! Doesnt he look beautiful?
He has the pouty face because I told him that we were going to have to wash that off and then he has the fake pouty face, the "im going to pretend to cry so maybe you wont do it" face. :O) Silly boy, if only your father knew!

The Best of Friends

I am so greatful to have such wonderful friends here in Las Vegas. Its so nice to have such a wonderful network of good friends that I can call on at anytime. I know that I could not make it through this deployment with out all there help. I and greatful for the wonderful relationships I have with some of the ladies here in our ward. Vegas is not so bad because of them and because of our ward. Who needs family when you have great friends like these. So many of them have done so much to help me already and I am so greatful for them.
Thanks every one for the phone calls and emails. Thanks for the visits and company. Thanks for letting me borrow your husbands for manly jobs around the house and for blessings.
Thanks for the invites over to houses and to go shopping. Yall are all lifesavers and I can not even begin to thank you enough. I know that even though Noah will be gone for a long time I will not be alone.....

Landon also has great friends and I am so thankful for that. Here are just a couple of pictures of him and his friends

We went to St. George for a day trip a few weeks ago with some friends the Hills and the Ashtons, the guys went skiiing/boarding and the girls went shopping, This pictures is at Cafe Rio, my very first visit. Landon, Kate and Mason (elise and braddoc are hiding) Landon and Bridgette at Noahs going away party.

Mason, Ila and Landon hamming it up. Group hug!!!

Anyway, thanks everyone for all you do. Yall are the best and I am so greatful to have friends like you!!!

My 6 month old darlin!

Sorry about all the pictures, its just been FOREVER so I had lots Such a big boy sitting up in the chair

He loves his finger its always in his mouth, one of them, or his foot, never his thumb though, and I give him the binkie he still like the finger.
Big bite!

Fingers again

What a cutie

Look at that drool line

Finger finger finger ohhhhh finger, what am I going to do with you!?

Love those eyes

I like to eat eat eat

I know I can get this in there if I just try a bit harder.

Brotherly love!!!

Sorry about the light on this picture!!! there is my happy baby boy!!!

So Braddoc turned 6 months on the 8th so this is just a bit late, but life has been crazy I have hardly had time to get on here and do much of anything... so anyway here are my sweet babies stats...

13 pnds 13 oz
28 inches

He is down half a pound from his 4 month visit, but he has grown about 2 inches... so, they want to check him at 9 months instead of a year to make sure he is okay. Im sure he is fine, he is just tall and thin.

He eats like crazy, on top of breast feeding I also feed him a half a jar of veggies and a half a jar of fruits EVERY meal time, so about 3 times a day. And he gets mad when I make him stop eating. The only time he every really cries is when I am not getting his food fast enough or when I stop the food.... he likes his food, which is why its hard for me to believe that he is still 4 pnds away from doubling his baby weight... wish I had that problem.... eat all the time and not gain weight. He hollars at me too, he does not cry he does that thing most kids dont start doing till they are older where they fake cry, wait to see if you are looking and then do it some more. It cracks me up that he has learned that already... and its usually just about his food. Dont mess with his feedings!!!

For half birthdays ( just their first half birthday) we do half birthday cakes. Braddoc loved it!! He did not like the getting cleaned up part but he loves the rest!!

Both the boys are having a hard time adjusting to Noah being gone, its hard for them most the day and Landon cries a lot because of it. Braddoc was sleeping through the night when Noah left but then he stopped the night Noah was gone... I finally had to let him cry it out and now he is sleeping from about 6ish till about 6ish and then eating and going back down till between 8-9 so thats much better....

I can not believe how much I love this kid, more and more each day, he is a total joy to have around and always puts a smile on my face. I am so greatful that I get to be here with him everyday, I could not imagine being Noah and being gone from my baby for 8 months, its just such a blessing that even though Noah is gone I still get my beautiful boys...

here are some of the reasons we adore Braddoc:

*He loves his fingers!!! He just naws on them all the time, they keep him happy!!!
* His crazy fo hawk hair. People ask me all the time if I do his hair like that or if I cut it that way.... nope its just like that, even after his bath list night, boing back to a fo hawk .:O)

* He smiles all the time!!! anyone whoever sees him or holds him talks about what a happy smiley baby he is.
*He has no stranger aversion, he will let anyone hold him and still be all smiley and cooey.
Which makes it nice on Sundays when I am needed in Primary and he has to go with one of my friends.

* He does not wake me up with crying, he wakes me up with his cooing and talking.

*He is SOOO good in the car

* He loves to hold things and looking at them, he is very observant.

*He likes to cuddle and will nestle his head into my neck and just rest it there.

*He loves to hold noses hair and necklaces, not pull just hold!!!

*his feet are still his best friend and he is content to just play with and chew on those.
*He has a HUGE smile, I dont think I have ever seen a baby smile so big, his mouth is not big enough for his smile.

* He adores Landon and just watches him all the time and loves to play with him

*He is soooo ticklish and laughs so hard when I am changing him or I kiss his neck.
The other day I left him on his back on the floor and Landon about 5-6 feet away on the floor with some popcorn, I went upstairs to grab something and hear a scream and then massive crying. I come running downstairs to find Braddoc on his tummy over by Landon with his hand in the popcorn bowl and popcorn all over the floor. Landon had a fit that Braddoc had gotten into his popcorn..... so he is some what mobile and Landon is not so sure weither he likes that or not. :O)

Pay it forward

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alligator Juice

Since Landon has been sick he has been on a gatorade diet to built up his electorlites and help him get better and not get dehydrated.
Alligator juice= gatorade!!!

Silly boy

and the rains came down and the floods came up

Sorry I have not posted a blog in awhile. I am still here, just incredibly busy, this whole single parent thing is not so easy. I am hanging in there, I have my moments where I dont know how I can do this for 8 months, moments where I feel like I am just going to break down and cry and my moments where my heart aches to be held in my husbands arms, but all in all I have been too busy to think much about it. Landon has been taking care of me and rubbing my head and telling me "Its okay mommy, you miss daddy? you sad? its okay, I love you." So its hard for me too look or act sad around him too much. Primary is keeping me busy and the boys are defenitely keeping me busy. The day after Noah left Landon woke up with diahrea everywhere and then had accidents all day and then started throwing up at nap, so I literally hit the ground running that morning and did not sit down until both the boys were in bed for the evening and every day since then has been the same. I will get on here and type more and give some more updates when I have a few minutes or when life (or rather if life) slows down a little bit. Thank you all for your love and prayers and for all your help. Noah has been layed over and pushed back so many times that he has still not made it to Balad he is in Qatar for the next few days. Please keep him in your prayers. And to any of you who life near by, my son is acting for male time, or play time or bonding time ANYTHING!!! he wants me to play 24/7 like daddy did and I cant do that and take care of Braddoc and keep the house going. I play as much as I can (which is a lot) but he still just wants more time. He really wants someone to play with, so if anyone wants to play just let me know.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

What have we created?

Tonight after we put Landon to bed, we listened to him talking and singing for a bit and then we hear, "Help me daddy, help me daddy, help, my shirt." over and over again. Noah goes in to see whats wrong and see Landon in bed with his shirt off. (he was wearing a button up the front pj set) The following conversation insues,
Landon: Help me get my shirt back on.
Noah: What are you doing? Why is your shirt off?
Landon: I feed Minnie!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh!! He was "breast feeding" his baby minnie and took his shirt off.

Noah: You were feeding minnie?
Landon: Yeah I feed Minnie!
Noah: Okay lets get your shirt on.
Landon: Lay Minnie down, right there on the floor, she sleeping.

Okay, silly little boy!!! :O)

Today was Braddocs half birthday!!! 6 months old!! I will post the pics from the little family party we had on Tuesday (maybe) Noah leaves on Wednesday so maybe not till after. He has his 6 month appointment on Tuesday, so Ill post his stats and pics then.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Pain, pain, pain

I woke up in the middle of the night last night in a ton of pain. I thought that I just needed to feed Braddoc, but as soon as I started feeding him, I started crying, it was so painful. Nothing helped, I could not sleep and I could not get out of bed because I thought I was going to pass out or throw up. Fun times!! After many times of feeding Braddoc and pumping and a long hot shower I feel a little bit better but not a whole lot. My whole body is sore and I dont want to move! Not a great combination for a mom! Especially since Noah leaves on Monday, now is not a good time for me to dable in sickness! I am hoping that its just a clogged milk duct and that it will get better. (crossing my fingers) Its still very tender and enlarged so I am willing it to go away! Blah!!!

We were planning on going to the temple this morning one last time together before Noah left, talk about Satan at work. I guess we will have to go tommorow evening!!!

Anyway on a happier note! I love my kids so much, they are so sweet and such joys to have around. They are wonderful boys and love each other so much! Landon takes such good care of Braddoc and always wants him around. Since I have been not feeling good this morning he has been showering me in kisses and hugs and cuddling with me on the couch. Such a sweetheart! This is a hat that Landons aunt Emma made him for his 1st christmas. He LOVES it! He wants to wear it all the time, sometimes I will walk into the room and thats all he has on. He wanted to share his hat with me and of course Braddoc.

Got to love those eyes! So mesmerizing! What a sweet sweet baby doll!
So inspit of my clogged duct, and my husband leaving in 4 days, life is still really really good!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Our day at the park!

Sorry there are so many pictures. It was a beautiful day and I was having a blast being Mrs Photographer. I think I got some pretty good pictures. A friend of mine has been doing a photo lesson every week and I love reading them, I am greatful for it and think I am slowly learning some things. Hope you enjoy the pictures of my silly kids!

The above photo is the face Braddoc makes all the time!! Its his silly face!!1 such a wonderful boy!

check out the hair, its like that all the time, no matter what I do.

Riding his bike. He still has not really figured out the padeling yet but he is working on it.