Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Little Toddler

Mason is growing so fast and we are having so much fun! He's such a little boy. He's a few days shy of 19 months. We are starting to think about his big boy room. Currently we have one of our rooms as a guest room, but that will eventually be Mase's room so I'm trying to decide what theme I want to go with...I'm thinking dinosaurs or trucks because he reminds me of a dinosaur and he loves trucks.

What else...he such a little stinker when it comes to wearing a diaper. If he doesn't have some sort of pants/shorts on over his diaper he takes that baby right off. He's very interested in the potty and has been telling me when he poops and pees for about 7 months. He like to sit on it and today he took his diaper off and said potty and ran to the bathroom opened the door and asked to sit down on it...of course nothing happened, but I think we are starting to think about the potty.

He is saying several sentences. On of my favorite is GET DOWN! He tells the cats to GET DOWN all the time...pretty cute. One of his favorite activities is to go into the coat closet, close the door and say "Where's Mason?" and then he opens the door and says "There he is!"

He still like to use some of his signs which I really don't even do with him. He talks all the time so I really could careless if he sign or not, but he really enjoys it. He watches signing time and teaches me. I usually put one on ever couple of days just so I can unload the dishwasher or something like that and keep him occupied. I think signing time is nice before the can communicate, but now we really don't have a need for it...he loves it though.

Well I'm sure I left our a ton of stuff, but that's all my brain can think about at this moment. I still love being able to stay at home with him and watch him grow and experience all of his"first" (thank you Scott...I am truly blessed)!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cozy Sunday

Hey ya'll! Just put Mase down for a nap and Scott left to workout at 24hr. Still trying to understand why we turned one of our spare rooms into a gym if he was going to go and get a gym membership?!?! Oh well, at least it leaves me with a quiet house for a few hours. This weekend has been a weekend full of family time. Mase has been in a great mood and has played quite a bit independently so Scott and I have been able to start looking into planning our family vacay. Last night I cooked my Frito Bandito Chili Pie and it was sooo yummy then we watched the cowboy game. So to sum it up...a pretty lazy weekend. I sure hope it warms up this week so Mase and I can go outside for a bit...we are starting to get cabin fever. Hope you guys have a blessed week!

Thought I posted this yesterday, but I didn't so it's a day late.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The POOP Factor

The title says it all. Okay...this week I have changed more poop diapers then I would like to admitt. What is up with this kid?!?! Seriously He pooped 4 times yesterday and twice today and the days not ever over yet. All I can really pin point it to is carrots. It seems like I vaguely remember this happening the last time he had carrots, but good gosh this is a little much.

My guilty pleasure this week has been reading sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling. It's a quick fun read and I just picked up MommyWood from the library so I should be done with that by the end of the weekend.


Sitting in bed trying to get warm (it's 17 degrees outside) going back in forth between the computer and reading my book. Mason is taking a morning nap, which probably means he won't take his afternoon nap. See he's still transitioning from two naps to one. He's been waking up in the morning around 5:45am which has been quite challenging since I'm use to him sleeping until 7:30am. Maybe I should think about moving his bedtime back a little bit. I think tonight instead of putting him down at his usual bed time of 6:30pm I'll try 7:00pm and see how that goes. Speaking of bedtimes and sleep...Mason is trying to climb out of the crib!!! I'm not ready for my baby to move out of the crib. I have a few options, but I'm not sure which one I'm going to go with. His crib in a convertible crib, but the only probably with that is that I'm we are hoping to have another baby in the near future so it's kind of pointless to go through all of the work changing the crib into a toddler bed when another baby will need it at some point. My other two options are to put a crib tent over the crib or move him into the guest room and take the queen size mattress off the frame and put it on the floor. I'm really at a loss as to what to do and can't believe it's already time to think about this.

On another meal time for Mason has become quite a battle. He hates to sit in his high chair and it was starting to make me CRAZY. So I decided okay...I'll just let you craze. I tell you what he's eating everything now and healthy stuff too. Now he like to stand on his step stool and eat at the counter. This morning while I was making coffee I put his eggs, banana and cheerios on a plate on the counter and he sat there with his fork and ate his eggs like a big boy why I made coffee. He's such an independent thing. So with that said...any moms out there who are having trouble with there little ones eating habits I would say try not putting them in the high chair. Its really not worth all the stress.

Also, my sister ( told me about a crock pot recipe that's a big hit on local Austin message board called Ka's Chicken Tacos. I made them last night and they are now my go to dinner. So easy I did all with my 25lb baby on my hip. Here's the recipes. I make a side of refried beans and put them in soft tacos. Delish!! Make this ASAP!!!

All you need:
3 chicken breasts (you may use frozen)
1 package of chicken taco seasoning
1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes and chiles (or pico de gallo)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup of olive oil20
flour torritas
Set crock pot on low
Add Taco Seasoning. I used McCormick's but any brand will do.
Put chicken breasts on top of the taco seasoning. Add the Rotel, water and oil.
Leave in crock pot for 6-8 hours. Around the sixth hour, turn up heat to high.
This step is optional: Pour contents of crock pot in a a deep skillet (including liquid.)Push chicken pieces to the sides of the pan, leaving a 'hole filled with sauce'.Add two tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to the 'hole' for thickening the sauce.
As the sauce thickens, use two forks to shred chicken.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Go to sleep little one!

We've been on a good role this week with naps, but today Scott is working from home and it's slightly thrown our routine off a bit. In Mason's world when daddy's home that mean it's time to let the good times roll. Not that when it's just him and I we don't let the good time role he just tends to be a little bit more stubborn when it comes to nap time. With that said I just went upstairs for the third time (third times a charm right?!?!) to lay down the law.

Ugh...I had several more paragraphs written and some how just managed to erase them....Sorry guys I'm not typing all of that again. I ran across this on another blog ( that I read regularly and it's sooo true.

I know that feeling, that excited but scared shitless feeling when the ultrasound tech tells you they see that extra bit of anatomy. “It’s a boy!” Your heart stops for a moment.
“But what will I do with a BOY?” you think to yourself, never daring to utter the thought out loud because, well, you *are* ultimately happy that it’s healthy… but… but… you don’t know how to raise a BOY.
You’re going to be a Boy Mom, and you’re going to be okay. In fact, you’re going to be great. You’ll love it so much that you’ll never be able to imagine NOT being a Boy Mom. It doesn’t matter that you LOVE being a girl, that you embrace every opportunity you get to dress up, do your makeup, get your nails done. It doesn’t matter that you much prefer shopping for shoes to browsing the sports store. Your love for all things zebra print, pink and soft does not mean you can’t and wont develop a love for “little man” clothes, toy trucks and OshKosh overalls paired with a toothy grin and muddy knees.
Being a Boy Mom means slobbery kisses and hugs that start with a running leap.
Being a Boy Mom means saving hundreds on clothes, even if only to spend that amount or more later in life on ER visits.
Being a Boy Mom means developing a keen eye for bugs and coming to terms with the fact that sometimes they can just be considered an extra helping of protein.
Being a Boy Mom doesn’t mean you won’t continue to be squeemish about things like spiders, it just means your squeels will be entertaining to the boy who taunts you by trying to eat one.
Being a Boy Mom means being the builder of block towers so big they lean and topple, leaving you both in stitches.
Being a Boy Mom means developing a very watchful eye while changing diapers, always on the lookout for that surprise pee stream attack.
Being a Boy Mom means having the pleasure of watching your son learn from his father, and then reminding his father that at a certain age they will start to repeat the F word, even if that F word is shouted at a TV during a sporting event.
Being a Boy Mom means you’ve been given the tremendous opportunity and challenge to raise someone who will grow up to be a respectful, loving and kind man. He may break hearts, but hopefully, with your guidance, he will do so gently, and ultimately he will make some lucky partner very, very happy.
Being a Boy Mom may mean giving up the fantasy of getting your nails done together after a frilly tea party, but it’s replaced by so many fun future memories that you can’t even begin to think up because right now you just don’t know what to do with a boy.
Don’t worry… it will come to you.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Staying Warm

I always struggle with what the title of my post should be. So I chose staying warm because lately that seems like all we do. We haven't been able to go outside because it's too cold, we haven't had any play date or group activities for a fear of all the germs going around right now and we haven't been to Target because it seems like every time I step foot into that store I spend at least a $100...seriously I can't every just go to Target and browse...there's always something that I "need"! Mase and I are starting to go a little stir crazy being cooped up in the house all them time...we are ready for spring!!!

The other night Scott and I started thinking about where we want to go for vacation this spring/summer and we are leaning towards renting a beach house in Destin, FL for a week or so. Sounds like a lot of fun to me. It will be our 1st Family Vacation and Mase should be a good age and really enjoy the beach. It's either that or we may do San Antonio (Sea World) and rent a house in the Hill Country. As of today, I'm leaning more towards the beach. We'll see.

Okay friends...I've got to run. Mase is down for his nap so we all know what that means!

Oh yeah..a couple of highlights of my day:
-Before Scott left this morning he had Mason get one of his toys (a Yo Gabba Gabba Microphone) and he picked Mason up and they sang one of the songs together. Then as Scott was walking out the door Mason was following with his microphone and Scott picked him up and said "Okay, one more time before I leave" sooo stinkin cute!
-Rocking my baby this morning during "quiet time" and we both fell a sleep holding each other.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


He's 18-months ya'll!!! When exactly did that happen?!?! We just got home from the Mason's Well Check and I just put him down for his afternoon nap and thought I would try to slip in a blog post before I start getting the house back in order before Cocca gets home from work. I like for the house to be picked-up when he walks in the door, it doesn't happen everyday, but most days I do pretty well. Mason did really well and the doctor. It always a little hard waiting in the waiting room because he roams around and tries to share his snack or take other kids snacks away. Once we get back in the room I can breath a little, but then he's opening every drawer and then opening the door to out of the room to see what all the nurses are doing outside. He was just a talking away to the nurses and Dr. Watkins. Dr. Watkins couldn't believe the vocabulary that he has. I swear the kid knows over 50 least. He has a couple 2 word sentences too. Okay...Okay I try not to be "that" mom who brags about everything her child does, but he just blows me away sometime. Per Dr. Watkins...he's "TALL & Skinny". He's not scared of the Doc at all and even tried to help him with some of his paper work in his chart...what a kid!

After or check-up we met up with one of my old work friends for lunch. Mason is a little challenging these days to take out to eat so I really don't feel like I got to really catch-up. Hopefully we can meet up again soon for some more adult conversation

Tonight my mom is coming over to spend the night after she gets off work because my dad is out of town and she doesn't like staying by herself. Looking forward to her visit. When I talk to her on the phone this afternoon she said that her house was way to quite and I told her not to's rarely quite at ours. to run. Time to get my booty in gear.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year Ya'll!!!

I thought it was about time for a new blog post...after all being a better blogger is one of my New Year's resolutions. The last week in 1/2 Scott and I have been put to the ringer...sure hope that's not a sign of how 2010 is going to go for us. Any who...Mason caught a bug on Christmas day and was sick for about a week in 1/2, then he caught an ear infection and then Scott and I caught it...YUCK! I think we are all on our way to a happier place now. Scott was off for about an week, but now he's back at work and Mase and I are settling back into our weekly routine. Tomorrow is his 18 month check-up...I know right..when did that happen?!?! He has grow quite attached to his mommy these days and is constantly at my saying up...up...up! I still love being a Stay at Home Mom and am so thankful for my husband who works so hard for me to be able to say home and raise our son. We are truly blessed! During last week if felt like God was testing me or at least reminding me to be thankful for the days that Mason is in a good mood and wants to play. Someday he won't want to play with mommy. We have been so lucky with sickness and Mason...this was the first time he got sick. I consider 18 months a pretty long run! So, with that said I'm going to limit my computer time to about an hour before he wakes up in the morning and about 30 minutes while he naps so that I can focus on all that I need to ensure that my family is being taken care of.

Here's a few things I learned while my baby was sick:
-that Mason ONLY wants his mommy to rock him
-How to take my cars eat apart to get throw-up out of it.