Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This is probably as good a time as any to record some of my favorite Staceyisms as many are starting to fade from his ever maturing vocabulary.
I want to hold you me - hold me
Oops-a-spaghetti - his unintentional combination of Uh-Oh-Spaghettio and Whoops-A-Daisy
Ah Mam - said with the inflection of Ah Man
OK that wasn't very many, but I'll add to this list as i think of them...this is why you have to write them down!
Stacey "flossing" Dr. Cothern (our dentist) would be so proud.Stacey got into my makeup back on a recent road trip. It was unstrategically placed right beside him, but we obviously didn't know he had it until he had time to go to work. Notice the concealer as lipstick, very innovative.We love our Stacey III and all his two-year-old-ness :)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The hotel gave the boys some goody bags and they were a hit!
This might be my favorite picture of the weekend, Josh showing Stacey how to play the guitar - so sweet. He is going to be such a good Daddy!!!
Thanks for a great weekend.
Monday, June 16, 2008
A man on the move!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Charley, AnnMarie, Caroline, Wyatt, Stacey and Justin
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
A little background, Stacey doesn’t like vegetables and we have to do some pretty strong persuading to get him to eat them, Wyatt on the other hand will eat green peas and broccoli like a pro. The general rule is you don’t have to eat your vegetables, but you can’t have dessert if you don’t. So lately I’ve been making a really big deal out of how great Wyatt is at eating his vegetables and giving him a cookie in front of Stacey all in an effort to get Stacey to eat his. He’ll say, “These vegetables will make me big and strong?” So cute. And on a good day he might eat some peas. But he’ll often toss a few on the floor when we’re not looking (which Wyatt does but that is because he is 1 and eats like a drunk monkey) or act like he accidentally missed his mouth with his spoon, you get the idea.
So today Stacey had helped (and I’m using that word loosely) me make chocolate chip cookies. It was dinner time and the boys were eating at their little table, Wyatt was eating peas and I gave Stacey the other half (they come in a plastic cup, like fruit). I was messing around in the kitchen, Stacey was up and down out of his chair, and when I came back to check on their progress I noticed his container was missing. So I asked him, “Stacey where are your peas?” He just smiled up at me (I thought rather guilty like). “Stacey, did you throw your peas in the trash?” “No” So I asked again, “Stacey, did you throw your peas in the trash?” He said, “Yes…?” So I go into this long spill about how when he said “No” that was a lie and how serious that is, and how sad that makes me and how it hurts Jesus' heart and on and on and on. His punishment was that he could not have any of the cookies that we made. Dad comes home and I go on and on about how we made these wonderful cookies, but Stacey can’t have any. He in his little precious two-year-old voice explains to Daddy that he put his peas in the trash and told Mommy a lie so he can’t have any cookies. We even prayed when I was tucking him in that Jesus would forgive him for telling a lie.
So you can only imagine how wide my eyes got when later, after the boys were asleep I came into the kitchen and saw...THE PEAS sitting right there on the counter!!!! I immediately asked Stacey (Dad), “Where did these come from?!?!?!” “They were in the microwave.” That’s right I put them in the microwave to warm them up. And I accused my precious baby of LIEING to me. I felt about an inch tall and just started crying.
Needless to say we’ll be having cookies for breakfast with a side of Mommy is so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Brylie and Wyatt with Nannie after their swim.
We celebrated Grace Gummelt's 1st birthday at a PRECIOUS Pig-Nic party and enjoyed every little piggie detail!!! Cori (Grace's Mommy) is super creative and I'll be paying her royalties for this one when I start up my birthday party business :) Cori and Cary live right around the corner from us and are in our community group at Watermark, we have loved getting to know them this year and sharing Grace's and Wyatt's first year together.
Stacey in the Hog Wash
Grace and Wyatt in the Pig Pen
We also went to the spray park for the first time this season and Wyatt LOVED it. We frequented the same park last summer, but he was just a newbie and would snooze in the stroller while Stacey played, it is amazing the difference a year makes.
We had lunch at the park, here is some live footage of our little picnicers. Nothing too exciting, but we think they're pretty cute.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Me: get in the shower
Door opens: Mommy I don’t want the rest of this banana
Me: Ok throw away the bottom part
Door Opens: Mommy I need to wash my hands
Me: OK get your step stool
Door Opens…curtain swings open with antibacterial in hand (this is how we often wash our hands) two squirts are given from the shower and he is off again
Door Opens: Mommy can I let the dogs out? (He means in, but he often gets those two confused)
Me: OK, thank you for asking
Door Opens: Mommy I need to go potty
Door Opens: Mommy I don’t need my stool, I go potty like a big boy like Ryan without my stool
Me: Good Job baby
Door Opens: Mommy I need to wash my hands….see line six
I step out of the shower in my towel
Door opens: Hey you’re wet!!!
I guess he didn’t realize that I WAS IN THE SHOWER! :)