Tuesday, July 21, 2015

story time @ panera bread

Our new house is close to a Panera Bread.  Like really really close…….it's dangerous.  
I have discovered their cinnamon crunch scones and I am too embarrassed to admit how many times I have gone and picked one up!!

Another great thing about our Panera Bread is that they do a story time in the summer on Mondays at 10am.  It's a perfect time for us because we can zip up to Panera and be back by 10:30 for Nash to squeeze in a morning nap. 
It's put on by the Tyler Librarian so the lady that comes is really great! She picks out really great stories to read and has the best voice to listen too! She also sings few songs with them too.  
While the stories are great, I can guarantee you that my boys favorite part is this…...
Yes, milk and cookies at Storytime.  It really doesn't get any better than that!!
It's a perfect time for us because we can zip up to Panera and be back by 10:30 for Nash to squeeze in a morning nap.
 I know we are all going to be sad when this story time is over in September.  
 I guess we will have to drive across town to the actually library for story time, but it will be such a bummer because they don't have milk and cookies!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

meal planning monday

Monday: Tator Tot Casserole, Roasted Green Beans, & French Bread

Tuesday: French Dip Sandwiches, Chips & Fresh Fruit

Wednesday: Salmon, Roasted Potatoes, Ceasar Salad & Dinner Rolls

Thursday: Matt: On his own Me & Boys: W/ Lolly & Pops

Friday: Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans, & Dinner Rolls

Saturday Breakfast: Eggs in a Basket & Bacon

Saturday Lunch: Ham Rolls, Chips & Fresh Fruit

Saturday Dinner: Meatloaf Meatballs, Broccoli, Mac N Cheese & Cresents

Sunday Lunch: Out w/ The LeBlancs

Sunday Dinner: Leftovers

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

nash {17 months}

28ish lbs; 33ish inches
You are mostly wearing 24 month/2T PJ's.  Clothes are mainly 24 months, 18-24 months, and 2T.  You are in size 5 diapers and size 6 or 7 shoes.  

Great night sleeping this month.  Nighttime sleep is usually 7pm-7am and naps are usually 10-11 or 11:30 and 2-4ish.  You are still going strong with your morning nap so I do my best to be home for you to take them.  We miss on Tuesdays when we go to Bible Study and Sunday when we go to church.  Thankfully all the times we have driven back and forth to Dallas, I drive during nap time and you always sleep almost the entire drive. 

You LOVE to eat!! You really will eat anything and everything.  Some of your favorites are bananas, pasta, chicken pot pie, potatoes, blueberry waffles, gold fish, cheese sticks and black beans.  I can always count on you to eat whatever I fix and you always eat more than Pearson.  You are still nursing right before bedtime.  You show no signs of wanting to stop.

New Tricks/Activities/Accomplishments: 
You are really pointing to things when you want them, you just don't have the words to say what things are. You love to give us five.  I can't really think of any other "tricks" you have this month. 

Da-De (Daddy) Hiiiiii, Bye-Bye, Bubu and Mama, Heeeyyyy, Doh (duck), Pu-Pee (puppy), Ba-Bee (Baby), Ah-Oh (with a big round mouth) Bah (Ball) Wowwwww {New This Month} Doh-Gee (doggy), Buh-dee (birdie) Nigh-Nigh (Night-Night) Woah (Hello) Tru (Truck)

12 (6 top/6 bottom) You top right molar is still coming in.  Your bottom right lateral incisor is finally coming in and both bottom molars are working on coming in. 

Dancing, playing at church, playing outside all by yourself with brother, swinging, having the front seat in the bath, having the playroom to yourself, throwing stuff….balls, toys, food etc, wrestling with brother.

When you don't have your paci in the car, when I pull you out of stuff you shouldn't be in, when I hold you instead of letting you walk, when we get onto you for hitting, when we spat your arm.  
Other Random Facts:
  • You have been super clingy this month and I think a lot of that has to do with all thats going on in our lives.  I went from not being away from you for more than 4 hrs to being away from you all day and even over night quite a few times in the last month.  It's like you are so scared I am going to leave you.  
  • You have started hitting your brother.  You wake up reared back ready to hit every morning.
  • You are obsessed with watermelon.  I can't even cut one up without you yelling at me to give you a piece.  
  • Bah Boo is your word for things you don't know.  Everything is a Bah Boo. 
  • Every animal you call a doggie and every person you call a baby.  
  • You have started climbing on the side of the high chair when you are ready to eat, but once you get up there, you can't get down.  It's really funny!!
  • You love to walk around the house with the broom.  Too bad you aren't actually cleaning.  
  • You play so good by yourself in the playroom when no one is in there with you (aka Pearson not bothering you) but then when you see me, you lose it and don't want to play by yourself anymore.  
  • You love to wave bye to Daddy in the morning.  You wave your arms so big.  It's precious!!
  • You have started picking up my phone and holding it like you are taking a selfie.  You look at the phone and say "Deeeeeee"
  • I copied this sentence from Pearson's 17 month post, but you are doing the exact same things!! "You mimic things we do and it's so cute.  If you see a brush, you will start to brush your hair with it. If you see the the thermometor, you will rub it against your head.  If you see me use anti-bacterial hand wash, you will start to rub your hands together. It's crazy how much you soak up just watching us do everyday things." 
Here is Pearson at 17 months and Nash at 17 months.
 Look how you have changed……

Monday, July 06, 2015

meal planning monday

Monday: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Swiss Potatoes, Asparagus & French Bread

Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti & Garlic Bread

Wednesday: BBQ Pork Sandwiches & Chips

Thursday: Pizza Night!

Friday: Cinnamon's Rehearsal Dinner

Saturday: Cinnamon's Wedding

Sunday: On the Road

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

2015 Summer List

I'm a little late getting my Summer List made this summer.

We spent most of May moving and getting our house all unpacked.
 Then we spent all of June going back an forth between Tyler and Dallas being with my Dad in the hospital after his wreck and stroke. (more on that another time)

Now that Dad is in rehab we are trying to settle into our new city a little more.  We have 2 months before school starts for the boys in September, so we hope to mark a lot of fun things off our Summer List before then.
Here's to our first summer in our new city!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

home tour tuesday {misc. spaces}

I missed my last Home Tour Tuesday with the craziness of Dad's wreck and stroke, but I still wanted to finish this series so I could have our first home all documented.  

Here is our hall bath/kid's bath.  Since our house only had two bathrooms, I wanted to have it decorated more like a hall bath rather than a kid's bathroom since it was used by more than just the kids.  
 My Mom made the beautiful valance for the shower.  It really added so much to have a valence along with the shower curtain.
 The previous owners painted the walls and the ceiling.  It's not exactly what I would have picked but I didn't want to have to repaint the ceiling so we just went with it.
This is the view when you come in the front door.  The door on the left is the door to the linen closet which is where I kept my stockpile from couponing!
Also on the left was the boys rooms and the bathroom.  Pearson's room was on the left and Nash's was on the right.  
Here is my little entry hall table.  I got this off Craigslist for $50.  It was such a good buy because it was nice to have a piece of furniture that provided extra storage for our little house.  
On the opposite side of the wall was my favorite parts of our house……my big black and white gallery wall.  
 Here is a view looking from the living room into the entry hall.
This is a little nook in the hallway between the entry hall and the master bedroom.  This changed over the years.  For a while it had a trunk with our blankets, then a train table for Pearson, then my little black desk and last as a play area for the boys.  It was so nice to have a piece of furniture that looked nice but held toys.  This piece of furniture was originally in Pearson's room, but there wasn't enough room for it when we converted his crib into a full size bed.
 A closer look at the decorations……..
Our back patio was such a nice little place.  We didn't use it near as much as we should have, but when we did, we really enjoyed it.  We had a beautiful view of the pond behind out house.

There was  nice covered patio where we kept a couple of chair, our hammock and Nash's swing.  
 About a year ago I bought this cute little picnic table for the boys. It was pink and I painted it grey. I just love the way it turned out.
 The rest of our deck had a pergola on top of it and in the spring our wisteria bloomed and gave us awesome shade.  The roots around the poles were just absolutely amazing to look at.  It was just so crazy to see how the twisted and turned and grabbed on to the poles.
 The last room of our house was our laundry room, but I forgot to take pictures of it before we moved.  It wasn't anything special.  It was just a walk through laundry room.  My laundry room in our new house is much more impressive because it's actually a room!!

We only have two rooms in the house completely decorated.  It will probably be a while before I get this house exactly the way I want it, but when I do, I will be doing a Home Tour Tuesday 2nd Edition!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

meal planning monday

Trying to get back into the swing of things……..

Monday: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Basil Soup

Tuesday: Us: Dinner from Friends Matt: Work Mtg

Wednesday: Spicy Sausage Pasta, Green Beans, & Garlic Toast

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Swiss Potatoes, Zucchini, & French Bread

Saturday Breakfast: Cereal

Saturday Lunch: Lunch w/ Mom

Saturday Dinner: Party @ The LeBlancs

Sunday Lunch: Out to Eat

Sunday Dinner: Out to Eat