Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toddler Grunting

Jayden is at that phase where he knows what he wants but he doesn't yet have the language to tell you what he wants.  That being the case we have a whole lot of pointing and grunting going on.  Right now he points and says...uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh, which I think means...oh look I like that can I have it...throw in a few his some babbling and that is our language attempts. 

I am trying to put meaning to the words and grunts he makes to make communication better.  Some that I can decipher....

"nuh"--with lip smacking...means nurse....we are working on weaning but not there yet.

pointing and smacking and grunting at fridge....means I want some food.

ough...means outside.


other words he says regularly


da da---means he's looking for Dan

da-dee--what he says to Dan and about him.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

True or False

...I have a headache right now.

...change is on the horizon and while I can see it taking shape I don't know if I will like the outcome of said change.'s 100 degrees or higher outside and I am tired of it.

...I'm struggling with the ages and stages of my children.

...I sometimes feel underappreciated by the members of my family.

...bills make me stressed.

...Jayden is walking around the house with a broom and does this daily!

...Jaron is super sweet at times and super frustrating at other times.

...I've been using the same brand of deoderant since high school.

...I need to moisturize.

....I am thankful for dollar store flip flops and wear them practically every day.

...I forgot a load of laundry in the washer for 4 days. hands hurt from cutting out small pieces of stuff.

All of the above is absoluetly true....not a falsehood in the bunch...and that's okay.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mr. Gardener

Dan is Topsy Turvy Gardening on our deck and Jayden loves to go out and help Daddy water!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I have that song from White Christmas in my head tonight...."We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave oh the temperatures rising it isn't surprising she certainly can...CANCAN"

Well I can't CanCan...well I can try but it certainly isn't pretty.  It's just HOT here.  We are experience record breaking heat, drought conditions and it's just yucky right now.  I like hot weather but it is scary hot.

Praying for rain, cooler temps and believe it or not...I'm actually hoping for SNOW this winter....I do believe that the heat is messing with my brain cells cuz I don't really like SNOW at all..

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Captain Spaghetti Face

Hi!  You want some of my yummy dinner?


I can't believe that!

Its so yummy!   What makes you think that I like this?  Do I have something on my face?
What can I say!  This boy eats spaghetti with all his worth and really enjoys it!  YUMMY!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I am thankful for freedom,  for the blessings we have here in America.  I am grateful to be more blessed than most of the world and to have the opportunity to be Free.

To the men and women of our Armed Forces who have fought, served and died to protect our liberty and freedoms!  Thank you!

Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A New Phase of Life

Janea has joined the youth group!  I can't believe that she is now old enough to be a member of the youth group.  I can't believe she is going to be in 7th grade!
We have now entered the years of youth activities, nighttime activities and busier schedules!

Where did my little girl go?  I can't believe she is getting so be so grown up!