Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Blog's been "Pimped"

A few weeks ago, I was on a friend's blog reading her comments and clicked on a name I didn't recognize to see who they were. It must have been my lucky day because I didn't know who she was at the time, but her latest blog entry was how she was going to start doing "bloggie makeovers" for ONLY $15.00!!! That is really incredible considering most people charge around $75.00! Jennisa did a GREAT job so if you're interested in your own "bloggie makeover" be sure and contact her. She was great to work with and I love what she did for me!

You can view some of her other work at www.jennisajoy.blogspot.com

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Monday, July 30, 2007

He got me...again

Cody and I were standing in the kitchen...

Cody: "Mommy, you want to play game with me?"
Me: "sure Cody, what do you want to play?"
Cody: "I be Momma, you be Cody"
Me: "OK, so Momma what are you going to make me for dinner?"
Cody: "I dunno" he begins to open up a bottle of coke from the fridge
Me: "No Momma, you can't have that coke!"
Cody: "Don't tell Momma No" He continues opening the bottle and then takes a drink from it..."delicious".

Great, just what I need, now he has figured out another way to get what he wants. It was pretty clever for a two year old, I have to admit, but I won't fall for that one again!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Welcome to the World little Dugan!

Our friends, Chris and Nicole, welcomed their little boy to the world on Wednesday, July 25. He is very little compared to my boys, weighing only 6lbs. 5 ounces! They are home now and getting used to life with a new baby. That's why we decided to crash their little family of 3 party Saturday night and bring over our youngest two! We wanted to make sure they didn't have too much piece and quite.

Cody loved holding Dugan, for about a minute, and then said "OK, I finished with baby!"

Cade playing with Chris, I don't know who was having more fun

The bad news, Cody liked Daddy's beer. You're supposed to let them taste it so they don't want anymore because it tastes so bad, but in our case, Cody loved it and wanted more. I think we're in big trouble!

We stayed pretty late so Cade was ready to get home and go to bed

Saturday, July 28, 2007

We're so sad!

Well, they left. My mom, Chandler and Shelby went back to Texas today and the boys and I are just so sad. We miss them so much and this time is harder because I don't know when I'll get to see them again. Thanksgiving probably and that's only if we don't end up moving to Chicago. To make things worse, T.J. leaves for a conference tomorrow and will be gone most of the week. If anyone is bored and wants to come to Oklahoma to visit, come see us!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Some people are just REALLY stupid!

My mom has been in town this week and every where we have gone, I have forgotten my camera! Not so smart I know but we really have had a great time! I love having them here and the kids really enjoy Chandler and Shelby being here too.

I had a day off from the kids I watch today so we decided to head to the pool for a relaxing afternoon. The pool was pretty empty, just us and one other family which is pretty weird considering it is usually really crowded in the afternoons. However, today couldn't have been a better day for it to be empty!

We were all swimming at the pool when we heard this HUGE crash. I stood up ( I was sitting on the side throwing Cody in) and noticed a car coming STRAIGHT at us. I car drove up on the curb and ran through the fence. Luckily, the fence stopped it because if it had even been a little more to the left, it would have gone straight for the fence at the pool. The reason I said it was lucky the pool was empty was because usually a lot of the kids go over and play at the park that the fence protects. It was really scary, but we didn't know just how scary it was until the police showed up and we found out the guy was driving without insurance AND on a suspended licence for driving under the influence (maybe that's why he put a fresh piece of gum in his mouth before he got out of the car). Needless to say, he was arrested and taken to jail. Since my house was the closest, the officer sent me over to get my camera so we could document for the HOA since obviously, the guys insurance wouldn't pay for the damages since he didn't HAVE any insurance!

The car after hitting the fence (yes, that's the idiot who drove through the fence)

See how close to the park it was! Thank God no kids were playing over there at the time.

The beautiful fence

*just to let you know, my mom made Chandler start driver's ed after this*

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Playin' It Cool

I don't know why, but somehow I ended up with just as many kids at my house today that I have during the week. For those of you who don't know, I am not the most intelligent person in the world and I agreed to watch a total of EIGHT kids everyday this summer. The difference today is that it was my choice to allow these kids to come over this afternoon so it was a lot more tolerable.

We headed off to the pool for most of the afternoon to keep all the kiddos entertained.

McKinly and Cody lookin' cool before heading out to the pool
(the only reason my son is wearing Cubs stuff is because I have to let his father have a say so in what he wears ONCE in a while, not often though)

Cade chillin' with his friend, Brady

Cade takin' a dip, man it was hot out there!

What a Day!!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tub Time...again

OK, I took time to post about last nights bath time with Cody and Cade and it was on there this morning and then something happened and it wasn't there anymore this afternoon. So, instead of going into it all again, I'll just post the picture.

To make a long story short, Cody and Cade had a blast in the bathtub last night and I have no idea what they were laughing at, but they couldn't stop laughing! These are the best times!

Monday, July 16, 2007

our SUNNY weekend

This weekend was the first weekend that we actually had sunny weather ALL weekend long. It was perfect. The kids were happy (for about a minute) because they were able to go outside and have some fun. I say they were happy for a minute because they're kids and of course since they were able to play outside, all they wanted to do was come inside. (except for Cody because I think he would live outside no matter what the weather was like).

On Saturday, McKinly actually had golf practice outside! Past weekends it has been either too wet or pouring down rain so any chance they got to go outside was short lived. She really enjoyed it and she's getting pretty good. (she could beat her daddy anytime!)

On Saturday night, we had some friends come over so McKinly, Cody and T.J. made homemade pizza. Ty was at a friend's house so he didn't get to make one but he sure liked tasting the finished product.

McKinly and her master piece.
(remember she had golf practice and went swimming all day so her hair is a little crazy)

Cody rolling out his flour.
(T.J. had already used all the dough so he just put a little flour down for Cody to play with)

On Sunday, we spent the day at the pool. McKinly was at the amusement park all day so she didn't get to go swimming with us.

Cody learning how to swimming with his floaties!
(I know his tube has flowers on it but he was borrowing it from Laney)

He's getting to be a good little swimmer. He can swim around by himself with just his floaties on. We just have to be careful now because he sometimes forgets when he doesn't have them on and goes a little too far in.

Ty is at the age where he doesn't like his picture taken. (that's why there aren't too many of him on here) so this is the only one I could get. I'll keep trying but I make no promises.

Cody pouring water on Daddy

Cade is so good at the swimming pool. The water doesn't bother him and if it's too sunny, he just lounges in the shade. In fact, when he gets tired, he just falls asleep where he is (as long as we have his blankey and Binky).

This weekend will be even more fun because MY MOMMY will be here!!! Which means, Chandler and Shelby are coming too! The kids are really excited so I'm sure we'll have a lot more pictures to post. They're coming for a whole week!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


The other day we were watching T.V. and Cody noticed someone with a Fauxhawk. He got excited and said, "Mommy, I like that!" So, today we decided to let Cody sport the fauxhawk look.

We have tried numerous times with Ty's hair but unfortunately Ty's hair naturally sticks up in all directions so the fauxhawk doesn't really work on him. We'll just have to stick with the spiked look for Ty-Ty.

Cody was excited about his new look and kept touching it to make sure it was still lookin' good!

Cody with his new "do"

Looking at it from a different view

You can see how tall it is from his shadow (this one is my favorite)

*On a side note, Cody is acting more like himself again lately and I hope we don't have too many episodes like we had the other day! That was NOT fun!*

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

He out-smarted me!

OK, so Cody might only be two, but he out-smarted me today! He is going through the terrible two's, learning to manipulate and trying to do whatever it takes to get what he wants by whining and sometimes throwing a fit. We have been trying to stay on top of it by sending him to his room when he acts up or even giving him a little smack on the diaper when he talks back or throws a huge fit.

This morning was not one of his best mornings. The older kids were picking on him and he just started with the whining and the screaming when they wouldn't give him what he wanted. I don't usually say anything because Cody can't have everything he wants and needs to learn how to deal with these things on his own. Today was a different story!

I had enough of his crying and fighting so when he threw a fit because I asked him to pick up his toys, I sent him to his room. He just stood there, told me no and continued to cry. I took a deep breath and told him to go to his room again. He continued to stand there just staring me down. I finally broke and said, "Cody, do you want me to give you a spanking?" (this usually works and he goes running to his room) His response today was, "yes!"

I was speechless. He really told me to go ahead and give him a spanking, he even turned around for me! I had to teach him a lesson by following through with my threat so I smacked him on his diaper. He then turned back around and said, "you finished mommy?" I was still in shock so I just nodded my head. He said, "OK" and then went back to throwing his fit.

It took ALL I had in me not to start laughing in front of him. I can't believe he was smart enough to just take the spanking (that he knows doesn't really hurt) so he could continue doing what he was doing. What am I to do now, my two year old has taken away the one punishment most kids are afraid of. I wish he didn't learn these things at such a young age! He out-smarted me and now I'm the one thinking about my actions and what I will do next.

This is Cody only a year ago, what happened to my baby boy who would do anything his mommy wanted? Why do they have to grow up so fast?

Sunday, July 08, 2007

My Hero!

Tonight while I was in the kitchen cleaning Cade's bottles, Cody came in to ask for a snack. As I turned around to find out what kind he wanted, I noticed the ugliest bug on the kitchen floor. It was a cross between a roach and a beetle, it was nasty. I'm not going to lie, I hate bugs. I went into our bedroom to get T.J. to kill it. When T.J. and I came back in the kitchen, the bug was dead, it had been smashed. Cody was standing there with a smile on his face and said, "Look Mommy, Cody got it for you!"

He was so proud of himself. He wouldn't even let T.J. throw the bug away (it's still dead on the kitchen floor). Now, this is where I would have inserted a picture of Cody and his dead bug but the batteries in my camera are completely dead and I don't have anymore. I was disappointed that I couldn't take a picture because Cody was so excited to kill it for me, so to make me feel better, T.J. leaned over and said "Stephanie would have had extra batteries and wouldn't have had to miss out on her son's proud moment." I might not ever be as cool of a mom as she is, but I must be doing something right for my little man to want to take care of his mommy like that!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy Belated 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July. We did the normal activities: went swimming, went to Uncle Carl's for hamburgers, shot off some fireworks and then drove to the Lowe's parking lot to watch the BIG ones!! The boys had a really great time. Cade loved swimming but I think Cody's favorite part of the day was shooting off the fireworks. I especially loved the part when T.J. let our two year old hold a roman candle while it shot out. He said it was good for him, it's what boys are supposed to do. I guess no one ever told me boys are supposed to blow their hands off before they're old enough to write. We made it through without any injuries though, let's just hope we're that lucky every year!

Cody, Cade and Daddy

Cade sleeping on Chelsi at the pool

Cody admiring all his fireworks!

"Mommy, I don't like all these loud noises!"

He felt a little better when I held him

"Watch out Cade, these are going to be LOUD!"

Cody holding a Roman Candle while Uncle Carl holds sparklers! I believe Cody showed him who the bigger man was!

Aunt Lizard's video of Cody telling everyone "Happy 4th!"

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Binky and Blankey

Nothing makes Cade happier than a lazy day with just his binky and his blankey! We had a busy weekend running around and the four kids spent the night at Uncle Carl and Aunt Lizard's house last night so there was lots of excitement. So when everything settled down tonight, he was happy to get in his pajamas and cuddle in his favorite corner of the couch with binky and blankey!

A few minutes later...

he was sound asleep!