Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Party over here, Party over there!

I don't know that I've ever let so many days go between blog posts. I find myself wondering if you all were relieved or if you checked everyday longing for my next post.... probably the first one!

Things have been so busy this past week. We had Cullen's first birthday party last Saturday. I'll elaborate on that in a second. I've also been packing boxes and dealing with a sick kid. We're going to be moving out this weekend! YAY! My goal for moving out was to get rid of a lot of junk, but for some reason I have all these boxes and it doesn't look like I've made a dent in the stuff in this house. SIGH. Granted a lot of these boxes are clothes. Thank heavens our new closet it bigger... I'll post pictures after we move so you can see the new digs.

Slaten hasn't been feeling well this week and oh my sanity I've wanted to pull all my hair out. I know what you're saying, "Have some compassion!" Well after being cried at all day and all night by two very whiny children I lost it somewhere along the way. I had him crying during the day and Cullen crying all through the night (with his teeth I presume) I just wanted to cry myself. So one solution we tried was putting Cullen in his crib. He didn't like it. But I got him to sleep at around 2:30 night before last and he stayed in there until sweet husband went to work at 5:30. Last night I started him off in there and he cried for over an hour (not the whole time... he was content when I was standing there rubbing his belly, but heaven forbid I move). He finally dozed off and stayed in there until 2 am. I was too tired to fight him back to sleep so I drug him into our room. Baby steps my friends, baby steps. So anyway, Slaten is finally feeling better and he's back to his habitual whining.

So now on to the FUN stuff. Cully's party was a blast! It was MONSTER themed. Of course I made monster masks for all the guests to wear and even baby monster feet! The bigger kids didn't want to wear them, but some of the ones too little to object gave them a try.
My nephew in his monster feet.

We had snacks and candy. Yes I sugared up every ones children and then sent them home Mwahhahahaha! *Evil friend laugh* Though I think the adults might have enjoyed the treats more so than the kids! They were having a blast running around playing together.
Some of the goodies.

We had planned to play pin the nose on the Monster, but the kids were so content with the worm balloons that I said "Ah forget it". Here's where things got a little wild. Pretty much all of our friends have boys and that makes for some crazy times when they all get in one room. Slaten had THE best time.

Cullen got so many fantastic presents! He is loving everything so much. He got a baby that is the same size as him and he likes to poke his eyes and say, "Baby, baby!" He got clothes (thank goodness) and a pillowpet! Plus a bunch of toys.

Love this! My friend Crystal knows me so well.

He was so excited about his pillowpet.

Cully wasn't too sure about the cake... he liked the chocolate kisses on it, but he's not my sweets baby. Don't you worry though! Big brother and his best buddy Dane helped him out with the cake.

I made a banner of Cully's first year. I think it turned out cute. I can't believe how much he's grown...

We had so much fun and I am thankful for such wonderful friends and their amazing kids. It's so exciting to know that our little guys are going to be friends for life. I just wish we all could get together more often!! So now that the birthday party is behind us we can focus on moving this weekend and then on Christmas next weekend! Cully turns 1 on Saturday so we'll have to set some time aside from moving to have a special treat in celebration of such a sweet little guy. I thank God everyday for such fantastic little boys. I am so richly blessed.

Please enjoy some pictures of some spectacular monsters that attended the party!

Kyle and Matthew

Slaten and Dane

Uncle Midoo

Loni and Hodge

Precious Hudson

Honey and Pops

Aunt Carrie

Robbie, Kerri, and Seth

Jesi, Kyle, and Jack Jack

John, Christen, and Camden

Dane, Dana, and Daniel

Justin, Kash, and Crystal

Paw Paw

My Monster Family

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dancin, Dancin Slaten

My little boys LOVE babydolls. My mom gave Slaten a baby for Christmas a couple of years ago and he loves to take care of him. Some people seem to think it odd for a boy to have a baby doll (sweet husband was one of them at first), but shoot most little boys will grow up and one day become daddies so why wouldn't they like babies?!?

Last night I was cleaning out some toys to pack (*whispers* and throw away). Slaten was pulling stuff out from under his bed and he found his baby. He was walking around talking to him and then he said, "Baby's hungry". So he pulled up his shirt and stuck that baby doll right to his chest. I needed to get the camera for blackmail, but didn't think about it in time. I asked him what his baby's name was and he had to think about it for a while. First he decided to name him "Baby Jesus", but then he changed it to Reuben. He told me, "Reuben is a boy and when we went to the doctor he weighed 22 oz!" So he's been taking good care of Reuben. Changing his diaper, patting his back when he cries, and he even played peek-a-boo in the mirror with him. He held him up the mirror and said, "Say baby, say baby!!" He's going to be an excellent daddy one day.

So tomorrow is Cully's first birthday party. I need to do more cleaning, but it's hard to get anything done with two little boys following me around making messes behind me. I can't tell you how many hot wheels I have picked up over and over. My house used to stay so clean when it was just me and sweet husband. I could clean once a week and it would stay that way. Now I clean one room, go clean another, and then come back to clean the first one again *sigh*. I try to only clean when I have to.. like people coming over for a birthday party. So please never come over unannounced.. I may not let you in. Cullen's room has become our storage room for packed boxes. I was going to try to start making him nap in there, but I guess that will just have to wait until we move. Yes my almost one year old sleeps in my room, what?!?

My Slaten really likes to dance. He is an awesome break dancer, no doubt. I have this little song I sing and he just starts dancing away. It's okay when it's just us, but rather embarrassing if anyone else hears me sing it. It goes, "Slatey, Slatey dancin, Slate, Slatey dancin. Slatey Slatey dancin, Slate, Slatey dancin. Slaten's a good dancer, he's a good dancer, Slaten's a good dancer, he's a good dancer." I sing it over and over and he shakes his booty so hard. I would record it, but I don't want anyone hearing me sing that.... I think he's the only one who appreciates my singing. Sweet husband always says, "Shhhh" when I start singing. I don't know what he's trying to say... Sometimes he changes the station if I start singing a song. He acts like he's trying to find something else, but I think he has other motives. For now I will enjoy that my little boys appreciate my singing. I'm sure it won't be too long until they're shushing me too.

Well I guess this house isn't going to clean itself. I should clean up those smooshed up cookies and wipe the ranch off the table, but first please enjoy some pictures! We decided not to put our tree up since we're moving, but I couldn't stand not seeing Christmas lights so we hung them around the front living room. Classy, I know :)

Mmmm M&Ms

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chomp, Chomp.

Well Cully has his first tooth. I found out the hard way... OUCH. He sure thought it was funny. And to think people pierce those on purpose......

I can't believe that he's going to be a year old in less than 2 weeks now. I know I say that a lot, but this year has flown by so fast. I'm excited about his party. I think I've gotten everything I need.. I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but I won't realize it until 10 minutes before the party starts. That's how my life goes.

So Friday night Slaten went to spend the night with Honey and Pops (aka my mom and dad). It was a much needed break for probably both of us. The sass did not end after my blog post Thursday... it only got worse! Poor Sweet Husband had to put in a 15 hour work day so that left me alone with sassy pants and teething baby. I ended up getting a pencil thrown at me and I was told that he didn't want me to live here anymore, just daddy. After several reassuring texts from my mom that I am not ruining his life at 3 and that he does indeed love me, I felt better. We tried to stay awake to see daddy before bedtime, but I just couldn't deal with the sass so I put Slaten to bed. Sweet Husband was finally able to come home at 11:15 pm.

While Slaten was at my parents Friday night he said he wanted to spend the night with his mommy. Aww he does love me!!

Well Hussy mouse is still in the house! Yep you guessed it... we have another hole in the dishwasher hose. So this will be the 3rd time we fix it. This mouse is apparently really smart too. We put 4, count 'em, 4 traps under the sink and dishwasher and haven't caught anything!! SIGH. Thankfully we are getting so close to moving! The floors are almost completely done! They look so good.

I'd better be productive with the rest of my mommy time. I have presents to wrap, boxes to pack, and crafts to finish for the birthday party!! I should make a list...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sassy Pants

There are two reasons I am thankful I do not have a daughter. Reason #1: I would be in some serious debt because there are way too many cute little girl clothes and toys. Reason #2: If I had to deal with any more sassiness in this household I would go insane in the membrane.

So I woke up this morning to get everybody ready to take Slaten to preschool. I started off my morning by coughing up a lung in the bathroom which woke up my sweet little Cullen. He was in such a good mood. I went to put his clothes on and then Slaten woke up. Slaten was in rare form. He kept saying, "I don't want to go to preschool. I hate preschool." I hate when he says hate.. I try not to say it around him too much, but you never realize how much you say something until you try to quit. I had to explain that no matter how bad he didn't want to go, we were going and he would have a good time like he always does. I got him dressed and grabbed his winter coat since it was really chilly out.

Now if you know Sweet husband well enough, you know that he loves jackets, coats, fleeces, hoodies.. all the winter essentials. Well he's now passed this obsession on to our 3 year old. He saw his coat and said, "Oh it's my North Face jacket." (It's not). He then had to show me all the little details about his coat... just like daddy.
"Here is the zipper and the hood. It has these little strap things and these buttons."
He cracks me up. SO after he showed me every detail I was finally able to put the thing on him, only to walk 5 feet to the car and take it off because he won't fit in his seat with it on.

On the drive to school we continued our argument about going to preschool. He started to get REALLY sassy so I said, "You better watch that sassy mouth!" He then said to me, "I am sick of this! I am tired of fighting!!" Wow... Really Slaten?!? I couldn't help but laugh. He sounds like such a little adult sometimes. And no he didn't learn that from mommy and daddy... I honestly have no clue where he learned that. We finally arrived at our destination and waited in the car line. He got out of his seat and sat up front with me until it was his turn to get out of the car. He then said, "I'm not going in there."
I said, "You have to. You're going to have fun. You haven't seen your friends since before Thanksgiving."
He said, "You've ruined my life!!"

What?!? Now I knew I'd have moments like this when he was say.. 15.. but 3?!? I've already ruined his life?? What a bad mommy sending him to preschool. I laughed so hard. When he got out of the car he was so mad. He stomped as hard as he could all the way into the building. I just smiled because it wasn't going to be me who had to deal with his sassiness for the next 4 hours (insert evil mommy laugh here). Luckily when I picked him up I wasn't pulled aside for the dreaded "Your child is a problem child" talk. I guess his attitude changed once he was with his friends.

Well now he's awake. Hopefully a nap did him some good!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baby is cold..err..slighty chilly and rainy outside.

It's the most stressful time of the yeearrrr. That's what I keep singing anyway.

So Thanksgiving was pretty warm.. something about being able to wear flip flops while stuffing my face with a Thanksgiving feast just doesn't feel right. I think our air conditioner turned on 3 times while we were celebrating with family. Got to love Alabama weather. Thankfully it cooled off the next day. In time to put up some Christmas decor.

I'm so undecided about what to do about our Christmas tree this year. We could be moving into the "Cottage of Funk" before Christmas so I don't really want to take it down and put it back up, but am I just being a Grinch if I deny my children the privilege of seeing a lit tree every evening until Christmas??? Maybe if I had one of them fancy pre-lit trees it would be easier, but we have an old fashion put the lights on yourself kind of tree.. I'm so behind the times. (That was said in my best redneck accent).

Next weekend is Cully's 1st Birthday party... I can't believe it!! In just over two weeks I will have a one year old *tear*. I have so many mixed emotions about him growing up. So I've decided to do all these "projects" for the party.. what was I thinking? Usually what happens is I end up stressing myself out over little things that people probably won't even notice. Like last night I was making a birthday banner and I ended up gluing the wrong color letter to the wrong color background and I about came unglued. (no pun intended.. or is there?) Usually I end up throwing something when things don't go like I need them to. I think I get it honest (mom remember the first wedding cake you made me... haha). So I slammed some things around and then went and sat on the couch and pouted. Now before you judge please note that I am sick so things are intensified for me at the moment.

I'm not a very good sick person. I get kind of mean when I'm sick. Sweet husband would tell you I'm always mean, but don't listen to him. I don't like to be touched, I prefer to stay in bed, and I don't like to take a lot of medicine. Sweet husband likes to be close and have someone take care of him when he's sick so we're pretty opposite when it comes to that. He swears by Apple Cider Vinegar... have any of you ever tried apple cider vinegar?? Gag me with a spoon! I tried it one time and almost threw up everywhere so I refuse to do it again. SO I'm not aloud to complain about feeling bad because Sweet Husband will only try to shovel spoon fulls of nasty down my throat. Since I still nurse little chub chub I have to be careful what kinds of medicines I take so usually I just suffer through feeling bad and try not to cough on the children.

Well this rain is making me rather sleepy so I think it's time to go relax and watch a little Barney....yay....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

If it weren't for bad luck....

If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck. I'm learning just how true this is. When it rains it pours! They say that bad things come in 3's, but I'm thinking in our case it comes in 300s.

So as most of you know, we're in the process of moving up to my parent's farm. We've had the house on the market since April and have had 1 person come look at it. SIGH. The market is terrible right now. Well apparently our house is mad at us (as my sister in law pointed out to me). Let's just start with the washing machine. I think that the washing machine is mad that I am terrible about doing laundry. It must be tired of me leaving clothes in it for too long because several times it has dumped all of its water all over my floor. Sweet Husband and my father in law have had to fix it at least 3 times. It also doesn't spin the water out if you wash it on small loads. So you can only use the medium size setting if you don't want all the water to stay in or if you prefer to not have all the water all over your floor.

The next appliance to be mad at us is the dishwasher. Well I don't blame the dishwasher... I blame the stupid mice who have popped into the Hinds home. Last week I was washing some dishes and I realized that the soap wasn't completely coming out of the dishwasher so I checked to make sure the package was okay. That's when I discovered that EVERYTHING under my kitchen sink was soaked. GREAT. So Sweet husband checked it out and discovered that mice had chewed a hole in the hose that lets the water out of the dishwasher. So father in law bought a new hose for $20 and brought it up to fix it. Okay cool things are going great. Next day... water on the floor. The dadgum mice chewed it AGAIN!!!!!!!! So last night they bought a new hose and fixed the hole and I bought mice traps so I can kill the stupid rodents (Go away PETA I don't want to hear it).

The last appliance to mess up is the biggest. The fridge. Why oh Why?!?? I just wanted some ice. That's all I wanted, but when I tried to get some.. there was none! So I opened the freezer and..... everything was thawed. Checked the fridge.. everything is lukewarm. SIGH, cry, SIGH. So sweet husband and father in law tried to fix it. Nope not going to work. Now the fridge has no reason to be mad at us because he's coming with us.. unless he doesn't get his act together. So tomorrow the handyman will be here bright and early to check it out. Thanks fridge for ruining my morning of sleeping in.

The next thing that went awry this week wasn't an appliance, but was fun enough. I walked into the front living room only to find hot pink spots in a trail from the futon to the oven. I bent down to see what it was and quickly realized it was my lipstick... I hunted down Slaten ready to bust tail, but he acted like he knew nothing about it. Slaten's not the type to lie so I went for further investigation. I couldn't find the lipstick, but I did find the top in my purse and the trail started there, went behind the futon, across sweet husbands boots, and then it was a consistent pattern all the way to the stove. Those dadgum rodents stole my blooming lipstick!! Why on earth would a mouse need lipstick?!? I guess they wanted to paint their new digs. So I spent over 30 minutes scrubbing hot pink lipstick out of the floor. SIGH.

So each morning I wake up wondering what else is going to go wrong. So if you want to pray that things start going better for us please feel free to :).

On a happier note we finally took some family pictures!! My mom took some pretty fantastic pictures if I do say so myself. Granted we don't have one where we're all looking at the camera at the same time, but we did get some cute ones none the less. I hope you enjoy looking at some of my favorites and in case I don't get to blog again this week... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

There are a couple of stores that I could spend sweet husband's whole paycheck in. I visited two of those stores this past weekend and went back for another visit to one today.

The first store that I just fell in love with is 2nd & Charles. Oh my. If you have never heard of 2nd & Charles, it is a store that will buy your books, DVDs, video games, and Cds. I took a bunch of books and DVDs so that I could sell them to buy more books. Well I walked in and instantly the smell of books engulfed my nostrils. I looked and there were rows and rows and rows of BOOKS! It was like seeing a little slice of Heaven on Earth. I was so overwhelmed. I didn't know where to begin looking so I just kind of roamed around wiping drool off my chin and rubbing my eyes to make sure it was all real. I told you, I'm a total nerd. Anyway, I ended up in the children's section because I am obsessed with my children's bookshelves always being full of great books. I found so many fun books! Most of their paperback books were $2 or less! I got Slaten about 13 books.  I let him go ahead and have 2 books and the rest I'm saving for Christmas (he doesn't care if they're "used" and neither do I so there!).  I found me a new series and even sweet husband found a couple of books! He NEVER reads. His books are still sitting on the bookshelf... I guess he's going to read them..
I highly recommend you check out that store if you have one in your area, but be sure you have loads of time because you're going to want to browse.

The next store I visited last weekend and today was Hobby Lobby. Oh Hobby Lobby you make me so happy. We went in last weekend just to browse. We're moving soon and the house needs a couple of things. I was eyeing some handles for my kitchen cabinets so I had to wait for them to mark them 50% off which they did this week! Cha-ching! So I got me some cute new handles!
Image of product #AHW-197-CThese aren't the exact ones, but they look similar. They're spoons and forks! How cute is that??? My new house has a decorative theme. My mom calls it "The Cottage of Funk". It's going to be very bright and sunny. We're putting in floors hopefully this weekend so maybe soon we'll be up on the farm! I'm so ready to wake up on the mountain every morning. Nothing like seeing God's artwork from a mountain. Breathtaking.

Today I am actually getting some mommy time. Though I did step out of my room to get something and Slaten was just sitting outside of my door... he has a way of freaking me out sometimes haha. So I just put him back to bed. Or he's outside of my door.. who knows? But at least it's quiet!!! (Insert happy content mommy smile here). Sorry if I've invoked your inner shopaholic with my blog. I will not be held responsible :)

Special shout out to my mommy! It's her 25th birthday today!! (Don't worry mom I won't mentioned your real age). We love you and hope your day is fantastic!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

But Why???

I love that my 3 year old has such an inquisitive mind.. I really do..., but boy am I thankful to be out of the car now. After being in a car for an hour and a half with the boy with a million questions, I have a headache. Why is it that we rush our kids to say their first word? What are we thinking? Once they start they never stop. Here are some of the questions I was asked on our long car rides today. Keep in mind that "I don't know" is not an acceptable answer. (My answers are in blue).

"What is that tall sign?"
"That is the Cracker Barrel sign."
"The place where they have the big fries?"
"Why do they have big fries?"
"They just do."
"But why?"

"What was that pink circle thing on that thing back there?"
"I have no idea what you're talking about."
"You know the pink circle thing back there."
"I still have no clue Slaten."

"What is that smell?"
"It's the trees."
"What do they smell like?"
"They smell like trees."
"But what do the trees smell like??"

He hurts my brain. He has a question about every single thing he comes in contact with and I LOVE that he is so curious, but I wish that I don't know would be an accepted answer. That would help me tremendously. Another thing about Slaten is he has an impeccable memory. He can remember things from when he was a baby and saw something one time. It's really kind of freaky...

About 6 months ago we were at my father in laws house and there were some pretty nasty storms out so we were watching the weather channel. Well the Cliffs of Dover song was playing in the background while they showed the weather. A couple of weeks ago Matthew was listening to that song on the computer and Slaten said, "Hey that's the song from the background of that bunder show." Bunder=thunder. Matthew and I just looked at him in amazement. How on earth did his little mind remember that small detail? He does stuff like that all the time. SO don't ever tell him something if you don't plan on following through with it. I made the mistake of mentioning that we might go to the Veteran's Day parade this year. I figured he would have forgotten so the next morning I decided we would skip it because it was so chilly. Nope, I was wrong. He remembered. He even remembered that they handed out flags with stripes the year before and he wanted one. He was 2 years old at the last one. How on earth could he remember that?!?

Kids are amazing! So Slaten is now napping and Cully is wide awake because he slept in the car so I am trying to entertain him while typing (not an easy feat). No quiet Mommy time today. You know what that means! Long, hot shower for mommy later.

Oh yeah I'm now an aunt (insert proud aunt smile here). Camden was born on Thursday and he is absolutely perfect! He was 8 lbs 10 oz and has a head FULL of hair. I can't wait to get my hands on him again in a couple of days. He and mommy are doing great!!

Sweet boys


I'm one proud aunt!

Cullen meeting his cousin

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nerd Alert, Nerd Alert

If you want your children
to be bright,
read them fairy tales.
If you want
them to be brilliant
read them even
more fairy tales.

by Albert Einstein

Okay, confession time. I am a self-proclaimed bookworm. A nerd some might would say. I absolutely love to read to the point that sometimes I ignore my family, house, friends, animals, everything just to read a few chapters in a book. You might could call it an addiction.

Sweet husband absolutely hates when I get sucked into a new book series. He feels neglected I do believe. So I try not to succumb to my desires to dive into a book every minute of every day. I do however sneak off to "use the bathroom" several times a day.... usually I do this when I'm to a good part of my book and want some uninterrupted alone time. Shhh don't tell my secret to sweet husband (I hope he doesn't read this..). He doesn't understand my love for books. At the beach I'd rather sit in the sand and read and he thinks that is so absurd.

So I've been using swagbucks (if you haven't heard of it, it's a search engine you can use to get points and then use those points to get rewards) anyways I'm using my points toward Amazon gift cards because I am obsessed with getting a Kindle to satisfy my book needs. The thought of being able to have books I want at my fingertips immediately thrills my mind! I usually order books off of amazon used because it's so much cheaper than buying in a store, but I'm running out of bookshelf space and I am the type of nerd that can only read a book once. Once I know the story it no longer excites me so I can't read it again.

My plan is to take all my books that I'm finished with and sale them to a bookstore so I can get money to buy more books or save up for my Kindle.

What got me thinking about my love for books is this sweet little lady down the street. Every morning around 7:30 she gets out and walks her little white dog. The little white dog usually stops at the corner of our yard to do some business so while I loaded the boys  into the car yesterday morning she waved me down. I stopped and she asked me if my boys would be interested in some children's books. She was just going to give them to Goodwill, but wanted to give them to someone she knew would love them. She came to the right house!! I am currently raising a future nerd. We opened the door this morning and there on the porch was a box full of books!! They're older books that are probably hard to find. These are books I would have loved when I was little. There is also some joke books, educational books, and chapter books for when he is older. I am so excited about them!!!  Slaten's bookshelf is almost completely full now. When we move I'm going to have to put a bookshelf in Cullen's room so that I can transfer books to his room.

A long with my book passion comes a writing passion (as you can tell from the amount of blog posts I have). I've written a children's book and if I could figure out how to publish it I would do it in a heartbeat. Too bad it's a hard business to get in to. Maybe one day...

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~Paul Sweeney

Here's some pictures of my youngest nerd with some books!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A toy is a toy no matter what you spend.

Word of advice for people who are planning to get pregnant, do NOT plan on having a December baby. What on earth was I thinking?!? Well I didn't exactly plan on him being a December baby. He was suppose to be a after the new year baby. Well he came the week before Christmas and this year I'm learning just how stressful that can be.

We're in the process of fixing up a place and moving. (My hope was that we would be in there before Thanksgiving, but I'm not sure if that will happen yet). We're also planning a first birthday party for our littlest munchkin, and of course we have the holidays approaching quickly. I didn't think of how difficult a winter birthday party would be either. Slaten's a July baby so we always just have a party outside. Then we don't have to take into account how many people will be there because there is plenty of space. So we have to figure out a location for the party now. We're doing all of this on one income too...

I have to remind myself  often what's really important here. I've discovered that my kids get just as excited about toys from the dollar store than a $50 toy from Toys R Us. And my biggest discovery has been that no matter what or how much the toy was they will grow tiresome of it by the next week. So what am I really accomplishing by spending hundreds of dollars on my two children under 3? Nothing... I might as well save that money for a rainy day! See how money savvy I'm being??

Speaking of money savvy, I went to Walmart (surprise, surprise) today and I only spent $7!!! I only bought the things on my list! How impressive is that!?! I was so proud of myself. I bought a Pepsi, ketchup, chips, crackers, sauerkraut, and of course a donut. If only I could stick to my list every time.....

So nothing too exciting has been going on this week... just a screaming, teething baby, but by Thursday I will have a nephew!!! I am so excited! My best friend/ sister-in-law will be induced if he doesn't decide to come sooner. I can't wait to kiss his little face. I know seeing him is going to make my Cully seem sooo big (insert sad mommy face here). Be looking for pictures at the end of the week of sweet baby boy.

Sorry this blog isn't too action packed, but I'm feeling pretty lazy at the moment and I'm sucked into a Lifetime movie.. Power to the women!!

So here enjoy some pics before you go!!

Slaten with his cookies

Cully doing his new favorite thing....


Slaten painting

Beautiful job!