Friday, September 23, 2011

Five Question Friday!



1. Dream job...realistic and completely unrealistic.

I think my unrealistic job (for me) would be a Forensic Anthropologist. I would LOVE to be one, but the hours and time away from my family would just not be worth it. Realistically, I would like to get back into teaching or be a Medical Sonographer. I am considering getting into one or the other in the near future. I just really love staying home with my kiddos at this time. 

2. Do you fart in front of your significant other?

Rarely. I just never really have to fart. I don't know why, I just don't. My husband actually wishes I did more. He is odd like that. Now, does he? Why yes he does. ALL. THE. TIME.

3. What's the furthest you've ever traveled from home? How far and where was it?

I think Kauai, Hawaii was the furthest. Can I please live there? 

4. How do you celebrate birthday for your kids? Family only or friends? ... Alternate for those without kiddos: How did you celebrate birthdays as a kid?

Well, we have only had one birthday so far and we had both family and friends. I would really like to do the next one in Minnesota where more of my family lives. I definitely like to do a nice sized first birthday party!

5. Fave thing about fall?

Easy. The smell. Yum!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shop Til Ya Drop

Or ya know, shop until you get cramps and stop. That is what we will be doing today. Being 30 weeks pregnant and shopping all morning should be fun. At least I am telling myself that!

We will be going here and hopefully finding great deals for the boys! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Sleepy!





Monday, September 19, 2011

13 Months!




...and so full of spunk! I love this kiddo with all of my heart!

(Full 13 month write up soon!)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Five Question Friday!






1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?

Just a boring one that came programmed on my phone since it is new and I am too lazy to change it. I had "Sugar Lumps" by Flight of the Conchords and I really want that again!

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?

Fletcher's 1st birthday. It was a great party, and I am so proud to show that little stinker off!

3. Paper books or ebooks?

Paper. I am old school like that. 

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?

Kitchen appliances. They are older and not all that special. I want a huge, gas stove that has all the bells and whistles! 


5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?

I was 16 and we dated for six years, so I guess that was pretty serious. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Car Shopping

Sounds fun, until you actually do it. Then, it is not fun at all. Yesterday, the hubby and myself spent ALL day looking at vehicles. I mean alllll day. We left the house at 8:40 AM and didn't get home again until nearly 8:30 PM. Luckily my parents watched Fletcher (who was extremely crabby from teething) the entire time. We are super thankful!

We started out looking at vans. I mean we know they are spacious, and that is what you do when you have multiple kids. Right? Well, we found a couple we liked but they were either not in our price range or beat up. We branched out to look at SUVs with a third row seat, and fell in love. We currently own a Jeep Compass and we are only getting rid of it because it is a bit small, so when we tried out the Jeep Commander we knew it would fit our family. It is bigger, a 4x4, and in a few years Matt can use it when his vehicle dies, which is nice. 

We test drove one and loved it, but wanted to check another out that is at another dealership. We hopefully will love that equally as much and be able to call it ours. 

Here is the beauty:


Well, at least it is beautiful to us! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Five Question Friday!





1. Shoes in the house - yay or nay?

I would like to say nay, but really I wear my flip flops all day long. I also don't say anything to others who wear their shoes in my house. Luckily we have hardwood throughout because I know when I have had carpet I am much more inclined to make people take their shoes off. I really don't like shoes in Fletcher's room though since he is all over the floor in there. 

2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?

I answered it above, flip flops! 

3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?

I am terrible with lyrics, so I am actually kind of sad to say there aren't any songs! Even songs that I love I mess the lyrics up!

4. What is the best quality to have in a friend? 

To be honest, and sincere. I hate that type of friend that acts super sweet, but is controlling behind your back. Passive aggressiveness drives me bonkers!

5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?

Yes! A computer! Seeing as this just took me far too long to type out because my computer is terrible that is exactly what I want. Also, a happy and healthy family. Really, that is #1 on my list. I am just too lazy to retype this. Ha!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ONE!!!

Fletcher you are now ONE! How did my little baby become one already? I can't even believe it! I do however think one is my favorite age (as I say every month) so far. You are learning and growing SO much!




You are still one big boy, and Mommy wouldn't have it any other way (my back would though). You weigh 28.5 lbs (97%) and are 32 inches tall (95%). See, I told you that you are big! You are now wearing 2T and some 3T clothes. You seemed to breeze through 18 month clothing, but I guess your little brother can wear them! They are brand new! You are wearing size 5 shoe, although you would rather be barefoot. 



You still rock the mohawk from time to time. :)

You have gotten even sweeter with age. You give lots of hugs and kisses, and say "Mama" and "Dada" in such a sweet little voice. You light up when you see Mommy or Daddy, and that makes us light up in return. You are such a little charmer! You love having your Grandma and Grandpa here, and even started saying Grand-Mama. It is so adorable! 





You have also started getting LOTS of teeth, FAST! You went from having no teeth at 8 months, to now having TEN with four more on the way! You really aren't a crabby teether either. Actually, you are just not a crabby baby at all. You have started sleeping through the night every night, and although you are trying to drop your afternoon nap you still give in most days. Mama feels like a new women now that you have been sleeping through the night. You LOVE your crib. You do this crazy laugh when you see it at night. I am so glad that you are so secure. 



Fletcher, you are such a good eater. You eat most of the food I put in front of you, but your favorites are still pancakes, crackers, bananas, pasta and of course ice cream. I blame that one on Grandma Kac. :)


You still take a bottle before going to sleep, but take a sippy cup like a champ. You love your whole milk as well as water. Not a fan of juice, which in my eyes is great! 

Saying you are obsessed with letters is an understatement. You LOVE Super Why! and every time they ask you which letter is on the screen you make a strange guttural sound like you are answering them. I think you are going to love to read. You say plenty of words for your age, and you seem to be trying to say more everyday. 

Your biggest new trick, and the one I find the cutest is you are WALKING. Sorta. You have the last couple of weeks started to take a step here and there. I think the most you have done at one time is 6, but each day you get better. Even if you do look like a 90 year old that has had too much scotch. I love it and you are so proud of yourself too! 



Fletcher, you are our world and we are so proud to call you our son. You are the funniest, brightest, cutest little boy and we love you so much. 




Keep growing little man, we love the little boy you are becoming. 

Love, 
Mama.