Thursday, August 9, 2012

Insanity at its best

I told Scott that i would be drinking everyday this week 

So far I have followed through. Wish I could stay as committed to eating well and working out.


Each night this week Scott and I have ended the night with a little cocktail consisting of Tito's vodka and Simply Limeade. Refreshing and takes just enough of the edge off so that you're willing to start the craziness all over the next day. See we're coming down to the wire on Operation Remodel the Flooded House. The painters have been dragging some serious ass with the paint piece. And if it wasn't for my sweet animal loving husband who decided to go check on our cats and make sure the fumes didn't kill them we might not have the little friends anymore. The painters taped plastic sheets ( I have no idea what the technical name is...nor do I care) where all the doors go and those bleep bleeps taped the cats shut in there. I kid you not. Griff just thought he had it bad at doggy boot camp. We're in the home stretch now and I have no more clean clothes or panties because I got clothes for everybody, but Old' Mom here.


And Mason eats like crap these days.


He is usually a really good eater, but lately there's all kinds of bargaining going on.


And i'm soooo over it.


Drew Beans is officially crawling. It so cute.


It's cute because he's not very fast yet.


I'm sure the cuteness will ware off when he's crawling up my leg while I try to fix dinner in my new fancy to me kitchen!


For the most part everything is great and these are great problems to have and I'm so thankful...



Blah blah blah


We're just ready to be home...our home.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

My two cents worth on Baby Food

In some ways I'm more laid back with Drew and in others I'm far more up tight.  I thought I might be a little more up tight in regards to starting solids because Mason isn't the best eater and I wanted to make sure I didn't make the same "mistakes" with Drew.  We started Mason on solids around 4ish months.  He was never really into it.  We quickly switched to table food for the most part with a jar of sweet potatoes here in there.  With Drew we waited until the customary 6 months starting with oatmeal followed be jar food a few weeks later.  I had high hopes of making all of his food, but quickly came back to reality.  Jar food does get quite expensive and I know you can save dollar bills by making it, but Scott felt that it was more important to have his wife calm and collected at the end of the day so store bought jars  here we come.  Now, I've bought all kinds of brands.  With Mason Earth's Best was what we bought the most of because lets face it organic is the best for the first kid.  We bought organic milk, organic baby food and organic snacks...looking back I crack up. I think the only thing Ol' Drew has had organic is his oatmeal...poor neglected second child. :(

Out of all the food I've tried this has been mine and Drew's favorite.
Beech Nut

I noticed my sister feeding Baby Owie a jar while we were out to eat a few weeks ago.  I think it was broccoli and carrots or something like that and I noticed how it actually smelled like something I would eat.  It almost smelled like the Broccoli and Cheese soup at Chili's...I kid you not. Side note...I love how I can learn new baby/toddler things from my younger sister.  She's great at finding good finds for the babies.  I call her often and ask her "now when are the suppose to do this".  It's been a while since I've been in the baby phase and for her it wasn't that long ago since Landon was almost 2 when she had Owie. Back to the reason of my post.  With Mason I would have never bought Beech Nut...for some reason I had in my mind that it was the reject of baby foods.  I've only found the Beech Nut brand at Walmart.  Their food is very inexpensive and Drew's a big fan. Actually, Drew's a big fan of anything food related...that's a whole other post.  Boy's a hot mess when it's meal time...can't shovel it in fast enough.

So there you have it, my two cents worth on baby food. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lately I've felt guilty about not playing with Mason very much and instead sticking him in front of the tv or on his Nintendo DS. It was already hard to split my time between two shorties, but now with a remodel going on and splitting our time between two houses I barely have time to go to the bathroom. Life slowed down for a little bit yesterday and Mase and I played Train and Dinosaurs. He's a such a fun age and his little imagination is just running wild. I took a few pictures of us playing because I hardly have any pics of me in front of the camera with my kids.