he did it and I finally caught it on camera!
Monday, June 30, 2008
bubba has been a bear today. pushing pooks down, attempting to run him over with his ride-on firetruck, stealing and then hiding his sippy cup, etc. well after he tried to mow pooks down with the firetruck, he was on his 3rd strike. timeout.
[which usually timeout is a joke. not that i don't try, but it just doesn't work. he either keeps getting out of the chair (which is our rocker-glider in the corner of the boys bedroom), or he somehow finds a toy, or he actually enjoys it...you get the idea.]
well this time i told him that he was going to timeout. he's not allowed to hit or run over his brother.
i picked him up, took him to his room, and sat him in the chair. i told him he had to sit until mommy told him he could get up. so after checking on pooks (who was okay but his leg was all red), he'd been in there about 2 minutes. i went in and explained to him that when he does things like hit or run over pooks, it gives pooks an boo-boo. and he knows how boo-boo's hurt. i told him that he could get up if he gave pooks a hug and told him 'sorry'.
he looked at me like 'you've got to be kidding'.
but he slid out of the chair, went to the living room, found pooks, gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek and then looked at me. i said 'thank you, you can play now'. and he went back to playing nicely.
wow. sometimes i amaze myself.
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Sunday, June 29, 2008
i just walked around outside and chose random flowers/plants. let me know what you think, good or bad, i need all the help i can get!
bubba is like a corn on the cob eating master. he's been eating it on the cob since he was like 15mos old. he's an ol' pro. here are the pics:
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
splashing around..how cool is my camera?! look at that water!
i told them to smile and say ''cheese''...my little hams
bubba being silly in his ''argh'' swim trunks (aka, pirates!)
ok, i was trying to get a pic of pooks, i have no clue why bubba is showing his butt! i didn't even realize it til after i took the pic and looked at the little preview on the LCD display
by now, i realized what he was doing, but got a pic anyways. i asked him what he was doing and he just laughed and pulled them back up. who taught my kid to moon??
and finally, how you can tell its time to go back inside. pooks was genuinely pissed off at bubba for pourting water on him...bubba was making fun of him!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
a "peter potty" is available at your local WM...in our case it was on clearance for $21 from $35. it is a toddler urinal. i know, i know, that doesn't exactly sound appealing. to you and me. but to two year old bubba that likes being a 'big boy' and going '' pee pee like dada" this is the coolest thing to enter our house, in his eyes. and in all honesty, it is pretty cool, lol. it really flushes and everything. here is a pic: the blue thing at the top is a resevoir and so is the green one at the bottom. obviously you fill the top with water, and after bubba pee's he pushes the green button. water flows from the top, to the bottom rinsing out the basin. then you just empty the green tank. viola! very simple and very cool for a 2 yr old. so far today, he's pee'd 5 times, he went twice last night after we bought it and he was dry all night!! heck ya!! we'll work on going #2 after we master #1!
oh and it should be known that baby diva smiles and giggles now! of course, she wouldn't do either once i started taking pics but she is becoming quite the little person! as long as i'm talking about not smiling for the camera, i have to share this one of pooks that i took this morning. it might have been too early for the flash just yet, lol.
and last but not least, a new belly pic. i called Dr.P's office yesterday and it looks like my ultrasound will be the last week in July. i have to be at least 20 weeks for him to get all the necessary measurements of the baby's stomach, femur, head, etc. so it looks like we have about 1 month til we know if its a sissy or a bro-bro. anyways, here is the little ones 'womb without a view' at 15.5 weeks!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
of course, he had to work but thats what happens when your birthday is on a weekday. while B was working, and pooks was napping, bubba and I made his ''cake''. if you know B, you know he doesn't like cake. so we made a cheesecake. okay, i'll admit it, it was a jello 'no-bake' cheesecake...hey i didn't have cream cheese and i wasn't goint to run to the store for just that! i'm a stay at home, not superwoman! i'm not waking a sleeping baby for cream cheese, lol
anyways, bubba loves watching people cook. in fact everytime i get out my mixer he says ''nanaw!?" because nanaw has a mixer just like it, and he watches her cook/bake too. he helped me add the milk, then he helped me up the speed. technically he also helped me clean up...by licking the spatula clean!
oh yeah, for b's birthday he wanted to go out to eat at one of his favorite restaurants then he wanted to take the boys to see 'kung fu panda'. so thats what we did. i must say the movie is very cute!! the boys behaved the entire time, there were no emergency food purchases, in fact bubba even told me in the middle of the movie that he had to potty! (YAY!!) he found the whole thing hilarious. he would hear the other kids laugh, so he'd laugh, then look at B and I to make sure we were laughing. he's so silly. pooks did well, even managed to steal and eat a few reese's pieces!
here are the pics. i didn't get any spectacular ones.
the finished product (after B blew out the candles)
oh and this pic was too freaking cute not to share. earlier today i was laying on the floor with the boys, watching backyardigans. all the sudden, un-related to anything, bubba rolls over and wants to kiss my belly. i bet he kissed the ''bebe'' at least 10 times. it was SO cute!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
(no matter how hard i try, i cannot get a pick of b and bubba together, ugh!)
overall it was a good day...oh and tiger tied up the us open so now i'll have something to watch with the kids tomorrow! they love watching golf!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
is amazing and gut-wrenching and tragic all at the same time.
anyone who watches the news knows that tornadoes touched down all over the country over the last couple of weeks...add flash flooding, hail storms, lightning and it can be insane. lucky us, we experienced all of the above. fortunately, no one was hurt by any of it.
we all know i don't share names or place names, so use your imagination if you don't know where i'm talking about. just know that it comes out of nowhere and can change your life in seconds. it happened here, in an area where kids are raised having practice tornado drills, the tornado sirens test every single month, year round. i was raised to be prepared and know what to do, but i can't imagine not knowing how to protect myself and my family. even knowing the precautions, is no guarantee to survivial or safety.
i think i already posted but i was in my hometown the last 2 weeks for B's job. when we got there, it was hot but beautiful--unfortunately the kids got sick and we didn't really get to experience any of that! then it started with isolated thunderstorms, which led to flash flooding. the tornado sirens went off a few times but nothing actually developed. until this last storm....a tornado actually touched down in the town. being huddled in the bathroom with your sleeping kids, hoping that if something were to happen they would be safe--its terrifying! hearing the wind and knowing that its already hit the other side of town and is headed your way...its something i wouldn't wish on my worse enemy. i will never be able to take tornado sirens lightly again. before it was like ''so what, like one will ever hit here.'' i will never be so naive again.
here are pics from the last few weeks of mother natures wrath: