Thursday, February 26, 2009

So many pictures!

Pizza, Dr. Pepper and Cake, need I say more? This pretty much sums up what we did last night for my birthday! We went to this new pizza place in Edmond called Jo's Famous Pizza (for you edmondites it is on Kelly between 15th and 2nd). It was fun because for plates they give you a cardboard circle! I get amused easily I guess because I really thought that was creative. Imagine the time they save on not cleaning plates and cups (and the cups were Styrofoam)! We ordered a 14" pizza thinking that we would probably have left overs, which we did. So we took them home and I had them for breakfast! Yes, I love me some cold pizza for breakfast. (shhh, I haven't told Justin I ate it for breakfast so we will just keep this between you and me) ;) I also splurged and had regular Dr. Pepper! I usually get diet, but of course they didn't have Diet Dr. Pepper, not too many places do. Then we came home and had cake (after Ian was in bed of course). I lit the candles myself just so I could pose for a picture! Ha, I am such a nerd. :)

Today was a fun day too! My friend Haley and her kiddos (minus the school age one) drove us down to see our other friend, Amberly, and her new baby girl Selah. We picked up lunch and went and hung out at her house for a while then we went on a walk (Haley had two strollers in her car so I was able to put Ian in one of them). We hung out at the park and let Jordan and Grant play while Ian and Selah slept! Such cute kids I tell you.

Hmm, it seems as if I have more to share, but for know this is it. Enjoy the pictures from the last few days!

Ian was so hungry he was eating his feet! :)

Can't you tell that I am amused with the cardboard plate?

I had to get a posed picture of me eating the pizza! (notice I am doing this one handed as Ian was getting fussy or should I say hungry)

MMM, it was so yummy!

Mommy and Ian
Yep, I seriously lit the candles just so I could pose for this picture! When I said I was a nerd I meant it. :)

Selah and Ian both fell asleep while we were at the park. I don't know about Amberly, but I thought it was nice to have some time to just visit and not worry about if he was happy or not!

Weee! It looks like Jordan was really high, good job Jordan!

Oh, little Grant just chillin in the swing.

The mommies and baby's

This picture was just too cute not to post!

Grant and Ian playing on the floor at Amberly's house

Selah, isn't she beautiful!

Jordan was so good with Ian. He was just laying there playing with his hands. At one point he gave him a kiss on the hand and I tried to get a picture but it ended up snapping right when he came up. Oh well. Still cute!

Plug for pictures...

I love supporting people who have good businesses, so with no further ado, I introduce you to Stephanie Marti. She is starting a photography company and my sister was lucky enough to meet her in the park and have little Elise's pictures taken! You can view her website here. If you go to the blog part you can see pictures that she took of Elise, my super cute niece! It looks like she is having a special right now, so if you live in the OKC/Edmond area check her out and help her get this great business started!

I can't wait to post more about my birthday night! Justin and I went to this new pizza place here in Edmond called Jo's Famous Pizza. It was really good and we enjoyed it very much! Then we came home and fed Ian some carrots (first time for carrots). He seemed to do real good with them. Once we got him clean and in bed Justin and I had cake! It wasn't as good as I had hoped. I think it was the icing that I didn't like. I just should always go for chocolate icing. Oh well, it looked good and it wasn't bad. I am going to take it with me today to my friends house and share it with them. I will post my pictures of the bday extravaganza later. I need to finish getting ready for my outing today! (of course I will take pictures and share them with you) ;)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mama's been busy!

I have had so much fun today! 28 years ago today (February 25, 1981) I was born! Today I have celebrated by going to my body and soul fitness class, Hobby Lobby and Target. Then when I got home I baked a cake and made chocolates to top it with (I got the idea from Bake at 350). I also finished the flash cards I have been making for Ian. He loves looking at the alphabet ones, the different colors and shapes (of course he doesn't know that he is looking at letters, or does he, he does have a genius dad!) I just now finished the ones with the pictures on them, so I will show them to him when he wakes up from his nap. Speaking of, I think I hear him crying now. Well enjoy the pictures.

Of course I have U,V,W,X,Y and Z I just couldn't fit it on the recliner. :)

How fun is that! My 'E' is a little messed up, but for my first time it isn't bad!

I have to add this photo from our outing last night. Aren't my boys cute as can be? I just love them so much!

Monday, February 23, 2009

New blog and a week in pictures!

Let me first start out by telling you of a blog I have recently discovered. It is called Bake at 350. It is a really fun one too! You should go visit it.

Ok on to my past week. Ian and I have been pretty busy. So busy in fact that I haven't been able to post about it. So here goes, last week in pictures!

First let me start by saying how cute is my husband for giving me this cute frog for valentines day? He is so sweet!

So Justin had off last Monday because of presidents day, so I decided to make him donuts for breakfast! They were pretty yummy if I do say so myself.
Ok, so I don't have a picture of it but on Tuesday I had a root canal done. Yuck. It was not fun, but I am very glad that it is over and I can take a drink of water with out it hurting.
My friend Erin and her daughter Reagann came to visit last week! That was much needed Erin time. She lives in Texas and I miss hanging out with her.

Thursday some of the girls from church got together for lunch at Johnnies! Misti and Calvin, Me and Ian, Meg and Hunter, Tara and Adrian. Look at those boys, aren't they just cute as can be? We had a good time visiting and all the people sitting around us would comment on how we had so many baby's with us! It was fun. Oh and no we didn't plan for the three boys wearing overalls to match, I guess great minds think alike (Tara has a great mind too, but they may not make overalls in Adrians size, he is still very new born!).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

5 months!

Happy 5 months Ian! Can you believe he is 5 months old? I can't. He gets more fun everyday. Can you believe the changes from his one month picture to now? Its amazing!

Ian at one month
Ian at 5 months

Monday, February 16, 2009

The joys of being a mom!

Last night our schedule was a little different from normal because we took dinner to our friends from church who just had a baby. They live about 45 minutes away from us. I was so glad we got to go and visit with them and see there precious little Selah. She is very beautiful.

While we were in the Norman/Moore area we decided we might as well eat dinner while we were down there. So we went to Chili's and had some yummy food! While we were there Ian decided he was hungry, which it was about time for him to eat. So I decide that I am going to change him first and put his pj's on so that when we got home all we would have to do is put him in the crib. Well first off, I guess I didn't go through the diaper bag very well yesterday morning because we were all out of diapers, I'm talking zero, zilch, nada! So we decided we would just feed him and hope that he didn't have any sort of blow out while we were there!

Well when we got home I got Ian changed and ready for bed. However, this kind of woke him up a little bit. We still put him in his crib, hoping that he would fall asleep. I had to run to the store to get some more stuff to make his baby food with. He was crying when I got home and continued to cry for a while. I finally couldn't take it anymore and I went into his room to check on him and he had rolled over to his tummy! In addition to that he was covered in snot. I wish I would have taken a picture of it but I was too shaken up about it at the time. I felt like such a horrible mom. It was like he was trying to tell us that there was something wrong and we just didn't listen to him. Well after that I wouldn't let him go, so Justin and I read the Bible with Ian in my lap and then he started to settle down after that. Finally we went and put him back down for bed. We prayed with him again and told him that we loved him and that Jesus loved him and would protect him. This time he fell asleep pretty fast, I don't think he even cried.

It is a tough job being a parent. Sometimes you just don't even know how hard. But it is so rewarding as well. I have only been a mom for about 5 months now, but there are so many things that Ian does that make me happy. When he laughs, when he smiles and talks. I would say the list could go on and on, but he doesn't do much right now. Although we are teaching him sign language and Justin and I think he might be getting some of that down. Seriously we have a little genius on our hands! (obviously I am not a genius as I misspelled genius, thank God for spell check)

Well it is time to get Ian to settle down now and ready for his morning nap. I think he is getting there. We have on a calming CD that Justin got for him. I think he is ready for his nap, or at least will be in a while.

On a different note, I am going to try to make Justin donuts this morning. He has off work because of presidents day today! I will let you know how it goes.

This is Amberly and her baby Selah, me and Ian. Look at them holding hands! So cute. (ok, we were holding there hands to do that).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine celebration!

Last night Justin and I went square dancing! Our church sponsored it at the Round Barn in Arcadia, OK. They had dinner (Billy Sims BBQ) and desert! Our friends Ashleigh and Matt, and Starla and Zach were there and we all hung out together and were part of the same "square" during the dancing part. The dancing was so much fun and a very good work out! I was for sure ready to stop by the end of it (actually I was ready to stop before the end of it).

Nana and Pawpaw (my mom and step-dad) took care of Ian for us. Now that Ian goes to bed between 7-8, he was asleep when we got home. That was hard not to pick him up and give him kisses.

Justin and I promenading

Justin and I in front of a beautiful sun set :) (obviously that is not real)

Starla, Zach, Matt, Ashleigh, Me and Justin

Ian got his first valentines cards this week! His great Aunt JoJo and great Uncle Sted sent him one and Nana and Pawpaw sent him one. That was so sweet of them. Justin and I got him a set of play keys, although not necessarily a valentine gift, it just happened that we got them for him today! Below are pictures of Ian with his valintine cards, clearly he is so excited about them! ;) I think he must be thinking "mom what are you having me do, can't I just put this in my mouth now?"

Friday, February 13, 2009


I am so thankful for my friends. Being a stay at home mom is hard because you are at home all day with your little one and it can be lonely at times. Having other friends with kids come over for visits is a great way to lift your spirits! Today my friends Misti and Tara came over with there little baby's. It was hard to get a good picture of all three of them because Ian was crying, but they sure are cute aren't they?!?!

Calvin, Ian and Adrian

I think this was the best one, Ian started crying right after this.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

shasta and green beans...

I knew it was bound to happen some time. Messy eating that is. Ian gets food all over his face, hands and body (or clothes depending on if he has any on at the time of feeding), but so far that is where it has stayed. Until today! Ian hit the spoon with green beans on it and it flew off the spoon. Thankfully it landed on a box of Shasta soda. But I am sure the carpet steamer we got for Christmas will come in handy the more Ian eats! Such a mess!

So we didn't have any physical damage from the storm, however our computer (desk top) won't turn on. :( This is what we use to record our TV shows! It is like our version of DVR. I think I am realizing how much TV we watch. The bad thing is is that I can't stand it and told Justin he could go out and look at computers tonight! Hmm, perhaps I need to take advice from Mariah, who has recently turned off her cable. :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Four tornadoes came through the OKC/Edmond area today! Ian and I had to go to the storm shelter twice! Yes I thought to grab the camera!

Ian and me in the storm shelter.

Ian just chillin'

Ian fell asleep the second time we went down.

Tea Room...

Today was another fun day and the day isn't even over! My fitness class that I go to (see my weight loss blog for more on that) had a get together at this place called the Inspirations Tea Room. It was fun! The place was foo foo and girly, but the food tasted good. Which to be honest I figured it wouldn't. After we had lunch I went on a tour of the bed and breakfast that is in the back of the Tea Room. It was so nice! I think I wouldn't mind if Justin took me there sometime for a special occasion! (hint hint) You can visit this website for more pictures and info about them. And you know me, I took some pictures to show all of you! By the way, Ian was wonderful! He didn't cry or anything (that is not out of the ordinary, he is over all a good baby anyway).

I had Misti take this so you could see my new hair cut. I still have to learn how to style it, but I think I did pretty well for the first time.

They put scripture cards with everyone's meal! How neat!

This was my lunch, the smoked turkey and cheddar panini.

Ok, I am just being silly. That was actually a cup of lemon butter to go with the mixed berry scone, as seen in the picture below. It was very yummy!

Here is the Body and Soul group.

Misti and me

Monday, February 9, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

Ian and I had a busy day today! First I had my body and soul fitness class and Ian went to Misti's house and visited with Calvin, although I think he slept most of the time. After that we headed to have lunch with Liesl! We got to eat in her own private office! Then after that we headed to the mall and I got my hair cut and Ian entertained the workers at the hair salon. They just oohed and ahhed over Ian. He did so good. I didn't have to pick him up until she was done cutting and ready to style, and even then he did good just sitting on my lap while she styled my hair.

This evening we made homemade baby food! It was so much easier than I thought. All you have to do is puree the food (we used green beans) and add a little bit of water and viola! Ian did very well with it. I am proud of us for trying this out. We will have to see how many meals we get out of it to see if it is worth it cost wise, but it was fun knowing that I made dinner for Ian!

This weekend we were busy too! Saturday we celebrated Jacob's 3rd birthday. After the party Kylie and Kaitlynn came to our house and spent the night. We went to the park first though.

Here are some pictures of the last few days! I will post pictures of my hair as soon as I get a good one!

"Aunt" Liesl showing Ian the view from her new office!

Ian eating his homemade green bean baby food!

It is hard to get 5 kids under the age of 10 to all look at the camera! But they sure are cute. It isn't often that we have all 5 of the cousins together.

Kaitlynn looks so disgusted because Ian is sucking on her finger. The truth is that she was having fun with it! Even if she doesn't admit it. ;)

I actually jumped off the swing a couple of times! It was a little scary I must say. :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

visits with friends...

Today Ian and I had a full day, and boy let me tell you it shows! Ian is currently sleeping in his car seat. We had lunch with my friends who I used to work with. That was fun since I hadn't seen them in a few months! Here is a picture of Ian with Billy (Billy was my boss at AccuHealth). This was his first time to meet him in person.
Then we headed over to the library and reserved a book (I am hoping to get Ian more on a schedule, but I need a little assistance knowing how to do so). Then we went to Target and shopped around for a little bit. Ian was in need of a plate to put his baby food on. And now like I said, Ian is sleeping and I am blogging.