"...God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."

- Gen. 21:6

Monday, December 22

playing dirty

If you were a toddler and your mommy put your dirty laundry basket in the middle of the hallway and then disappeared, what would you do?! He just kept crawling in then dumping clothes out and eventually he'd fall out too...here's a video (caution: may only be funny and cute to his mommy & daddy!)

quads are good for the snow too!

On yet another snow-filled day, daddy got a brilliant idea for some fun! He got out his quad and got the little guy all bundled up to go outside to play. Little Bubba had so much fun that when we tried to go back inside (2 hours later) he was very upset and mad at us!

At least it makes for an awesome view when everything is covered in snow!

Friday, December 19

snow days!

Little Bubba has been VERY excited about going outside to play in the snow! Every day he begs anyone who is going outside to take him with them (he'll hang on their legs and whine while pointing to the door). So, despite how much I REALLY HATE the cold, I was a good mommy and got all bundled up so he could have some fun. Here he is all ready to go outside - thanks to PJ'S for the outfit!
He just stood in the snow for a long time checking it out. It was pretty funny
I was ready to go back in after about 5 mintures, but not Little Bubba! He's such an outdoors guy! Not only that, but the cold doesn't seem to bother him at all! He definitely didn't get that from me!

Thursday, December 18

picking out a Christmas tree

A couple weeks ago we went to pick out a Christmas tree. We went to the same place we went last year and it was funny to think how a year ago I was carrying my 1 month old around while we picked a tree, and this year I was walking with my 13 month old doing the same thing...it's the first time it's really struck me how fast time has gone by!
Little Bubba was having a hard time keeping his eyes open...it was very bright and sunny that day!
Look at how big he's getting! He's such a toddler now in every sense...the way he acts, looks, everything!
We got some snow about a week ago and Little Bubba was so excited to go outside and check it out. So, daddy bundled him up and went to play...they had a good time!
That snow melted, but since we've had another snow storm this last few days that hasn't let up much. I'll post more pictures of the little guy enjoying the snow later!

Thursday, December 11

All I want for Christmas...

So, all I really want for Christmas (that I wasn't going to admit out loud) is a house (that's not an unreasonable wish, is it?!). Well, looks like my wish may actually come true! I'm trying REALLY hard not to get too attached and let my hopes get too high, there's still a lot that could fall through, but so far it looks like the deal may close by the end of the year. We have an accepted offer and everything seems to be moving forward!
The house is adorable and worth the wait!
As if all my Christmas wishes weren't already coming true...looks like I got another gift that I didn't even know was on my list! We're pregnant! We had our ultrasound a few days ago and everything looks good so far, we're in for a summer baby! While pregnancy and I don't get along and rarely agree, I have to keep my "eye on the prize"...which is a shorter pregnancy because I'm a c-section; the doctor won't let me go the full 40 weeks! (oh yeah, the baby is the "prize" too!)
A lot is going on right now and my brain is on overload! One thing at a time:
1. finish Christmas shopping
2. get new family pictures taken
3. drive to UT for Christmas with the fam
4. drive back early to sign closing docs on the house
5. move in to new home!
6. laugh that the place is still empty after moving in because we don't have any furniture! :)
7. prepare for the new baby
8. say goodbye to sleeping through the night :(
9. figure out how all those people have learned to handle more than 1 kid!
10. get more new family pictures taken

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 3

up!

According to the newly released Little Bubba Dictionary, the word "up" means:
*I want to go UP stairs
*I want you to pick me UP
*I want whatever food you are eating from your own personal plate (not mine)
*I want whatever is in your hands (even if it's not mine)
*I want you to pick me UP and take me outside
*I want you to help me get closer to the kitty (so I can attack him)
*I want you to play with me...RIGHT NOW

So, like many words in the more commonly used Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "up" has a significant number of meanings and connotations and it is up to Mommy & Daddy to figure out exactly which definition the little guy is using!

He has started pointing his finger and pointing at things he wants, which is very helpful. However, while helpful and encouraged in toddlers...finger pointing is seen as rude and taboo with adults. Anyone else confused?! ;)