Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"You just ate my monkey."

Bet your wondering who said that and what that was about, huh?
Landyn was eating cheetos and walked over to me and I thought he was offering me a bite of the cheeto that he was holding up. But, after I ate a bite, he told me that I ate his monkey. WHAT?? We never know what will come out of his mouth. You have to be very careful when out in public now. He is like a little parrot.
He just came over to see his picture and gave me a thumbs up and told me good job; keep it up.
What a big kid he is becoming!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Do me a favor...

If you take your child to a local bookstore, say Barnes and Noble!, please do not be one of those parents who just stand there and watch your child be a bully and not say anything to them! I got so irritated today with this lady and her son. He was at least 4 and huge. He would push Landyn and take the trains away from him and she never said a word. So after the 3rd time, I did. I told him to give it back. We left pretty quickly because she just gave me a dirty look so I told her that I wouldn't have had to handle it if she would have. Another lady there started talking about parents not correcting their children in public and how much is irritates her. The first lady NEVER said a word. I'm now wondering if she was there with us or high or something.
Thanks for letting me vent-I feel so much better!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Favorites

Let's see, what do I like this week?
1. BA Burrito- Since I mowed the lawn this afternoon, Jason "cooked" dinner. So, when he cooks, we go out to eat. We haven't eaten there is a long time b/c Landyn doesn't like it (he got McD's). I love their nachos with chicken and guac.
2. My Toyota Sienna van-The new hasn't worn off yet!! I love it because we know have so much room and I can go over 1 week on a full tank. Filled up last Sat and just went to 1/2 full today.
3. Paula Deen's magazine- I really do not care for her show anymore-she sounds too Southern and sort of fake, but I really like her magazine. My dream is to go to Tunica, Miss to eat at her new buffet restaurant at Harrah's Casino. (my parents are probably going to cut me out of the will for saying that I want to go to a casino!)
4. Scrapbook magazines-I am admitting that I am a scrapbook collector. One day, when my boys are a little older, especially Landyn, I will get caught up and actually make some new pages.

Did you notice that last week I did not post any Friday Favorites? I was really sick and had to go to the dr-had a sinus infection and double ear infections. I went to bed at 7:30. (I did get up at 10 pm and take Kordyn to Hastings for his new book.) Sunday, we got to stay home because Landyn ran a fever Sat night so we able to sleep in-like 9:00 am!!! It was a wonderful morning.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My favorite place

Once upon a time, I had a scrapbook room. Yes, I shared it with the guest bed, but I also had plenty of space and a closet to store my treasures in. However, since I know have 2 wonderful boys, I only get one little corner in my bedroom. BUT, I have worked very hard to organize and decorate it so that I enjoy the space and want to use it. Above are the pics I took of my palace!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New blog

Several weeks ago, I posted about a blog that I couldn't say anything about, but now I can. My I'm going to be an aunt. My brother and sister in law, Jeff and Amy Williams, are having a baby. And the due date in Kordyn's birthday, April 9th. They are missionaries in Macedonia. There blog is on my list to the right. The new baby blog they've set up is: www.macedoniansurprise.blospot.com
You'll have to go there and see the baby pics!

I love a rainy Saturday

I love to wake up to rain especially on a Sat. We just hated that we couldn't clean out the storage building and decided to go to Memphis instead! We went to Once Upon a Child; we use used to have one here, but it closed down. Then lunch at Olive Garden, shopping at Ross Dress for Less (got 6 Christmas presents!) and then my favorite: Archivers!!! I love this store. I could live in there for weeks without food or water and be just fine. However, when we got home, I decided to get ill-I think it's just the medicine I'm taking for my sinus and ear infections, but I am sick! Bed is calling me already. I just need that awesome medicine that knocks me out!

Last night, I took Kordyn to Hastings for the midnight release party for his favorite author, Chris Paolini. It's called Brinsingre. He was so excited. I went to bed about 7:30 and slept until 10:15 and then got up and went to town and then back to bed a soon as we got home. I am super mom! Here me roar!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sinus Pain

I am in pain. Sinus pain. I've already gone to the dr last sat, but I did not have an infection-just allergies. WELL, today I think I can officially say it is an infection. So, I guess I will be going back to the dr again for an antibiotic. I am tired of allergy and sinus mess-I want to move away from this crazy Arkansas weather!
I feel better by just venting!

Monday, September 15, 2008

We went, we rode, some of us puked

It's fair time again, NEA! We went tonight. We usually only go whatever night Jason has to work in the Families, Inc booth. So, tonight was our night. Kordyn rode too many fast and spinning rides with Peet that Peet got very sick and had to finally go home. Landyn loved riding-I was really surprised because he is usually a big chicken when it comes to loud noises and moving things, but he loved the Merry Go Round the best.
I do think the hi-light of the evening was this: Karla, Peet and Landyn went on home around 8 pm because Peet was sick and Landyn was cold. ( I can't believe this awesome cooler weather!) Kordyn and I had to wait on Jason to finish at 9 so we used up the rest of the tickets, walked around the animals, and went to listen to Chuck Wickes sing. (We heard him last Feb with Brad Paisley-he's ok-just starting out.) Anyway, his one big hit song is Cinderella-it's about a guy going to ask his girl's father for permission to marry her. WELL, only in Arkansas could you actually see a guy propose during this song at the fair! It was hilarious. Kordyn looked at me and I just said, Only in Arkansas. Some may think this was romantic, but I for one would not want to tell others that that is where I got engaged! Maybe I'm just a snob or something.
I would post pics from tonight, but our printer is still broken and I haven't had time to buy a new one yet.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I never thought that living in Arkansas, (Northeast Arkansas, at that) I would be glad that we survived a hurricane. At 3 am this morning, Ike moved over NEA and I thought our house would be going with it! The winds were gusting up to 55 mph. I am so glad that we do not trees close to our house. The tv station came on to inform us that power lines and trees were down all over town and to not go outside. We were not planning on going to church today anyway (Kordyn has strep, Landyn has 2 ear infections, and I have allergies, according to the dr we went to see yesterday). Instead, we cleaned our house (which only took 1 hour with everyone helping me). I am to thankful that we did not receive any damage. There were others who were not so lucky-one even died in a trailer when a tree fell on it, south of here. Now we are lust left with cleaning up the yard from all of the "stuff" that blew everywhere!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday Favorites

1. Books. I love to read but have to limit myself to only reading when I know I can read without having to stop. I sort of get addicted and can't put it down. That is why it is 12:17 am and I am just know blogging.
2. My boys. Landyn is spending the night with Jason's parents tonight. They texted us at 10 pm and said the party was still going on strong. (Cousin Emma is also there). However, at 10:10 pm, the text said, Lights out and sleep is coming! I just hope he sleeps in in the am!
Since Landyn was gone, we were able to spend the evening with just Kordyn. We really enjoyed being able to talk and watch a movie with him. We let him pick the restaurant, Ruby Tuesdays, and then he wanted to rent a movie so we watched something that I can't remember the name of. Very Kordyn like movie-far out thinking and battling with karate I think?
3. My new van! I LOVE my minivan. Even Jason told me that this fits our family much better! I love taking the kids to school, grocery shopping, even buying gas (only because I can usually go almost 2 weeks before a fillup!). That is a good thing since gas jumped up overnight! I am ready to move to another country that is not so screwed up, but I just can't think of one.
4. Salad. I had a salad at Ruby Tuesdays and I love their balsamic dressing. It is my favorite! I've tried other balsamics but theirs just don't taste the same. I also love their croutons!

That's all for this week. I think I need to dig a little deeper; these are beginning to get very superficial! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Once upon a time, there was...

peace in our house. Jason was outside in his shop, Kordyn and Landyn were playing with play-do in the kitchen and I was doing my wifely/mommy duties: folding laundry. And then, the boys started screaming at each other, Jason came in and I had to play referee. It was nice while it lasted.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Early Fall?

What is with this weather? My sinuses are going crazy-this usually only happens during the "cool down" in late October. I'm sure we will have a hot October now. But I will enjoy this nice weather while it lasts! And...I haven't decided if we have that "cold virus" that's going around or if this is sinus. Kordyn and I have it the worse. Landyn just a little and Jason is beginning with it. What a great way to start the week.
BTW, I will be able to post pics soon. I think I've figured out the problem with the printer-We need to buy a new one!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Favorites

1. Former (and Current) students. Tonight, one of my kindergartners had a b-day party and invited last years class and this years class. It was like the Montessori Reunion! It was great to see everyone and get caught up with how 1st grade is going. And, I was able to visit with my new parents that I don't know as well. Landyn had a blast! The party was a carnival and the little girl did not want anyone to bring her presents; all the presents will be donated to St. Jude's. What a great lesson to teach children.
2. Sam's Club. I love to just walk the isles and look at the stuff. I'm so glad my family is small and we do not have to buy in bulk like that. I also found my new car mats there tonight!
This is a short list. I can't believe it's 10 pm and my boys are still up. I'm ready to crash!