This is my little comedian. He insisted on wearing his bucket, as a hat!
Here, Lincoln is reading to his Grandpa...
You all know that, right? Of course you do. So, would one of you mind telling that to my know-it-all Mother inlaw?
Lincoln LOVES grapes. And, as you all know, grapes are a HUGE choking hazard for toddlers. So, the other day I was cutting [and peeling] grapes for my sweet boy. My Mother inlaw says, "why are you cutting his grapes?"
So, I explain about them being a choking hazard. Her response? "Since When?"
And she wonders why we do not allow her to watch Lincoln. The woman clearly has serious issues. I go into a huge speech about WHY grapes are a choking hazard, and she still doesn't get it. She says, "well I don't think you have to cut them so small."
Thank you Mother inlaw for reassuring me that you are batshitcrazy.
& the crazy part is, I CANNOT EVEN PUSH THE STROLLER! So, really, it's for Jared. HOWEVER, my reasoning is that it is MY sweet boy who rides in the stroller. Ttherefore, I can certainly have a stroller fetish. Insane, right? But, completely understandable ;)
Okay, so remember how I recently posted that we bought the 2011 Baby Jogger City Mini?
Well, we absolutely love it. Lincoln loves it. It maneuvers wonderfully [or so I've been told]. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Now, rewind to last week. Jared and I were shopping at Babies R Us. We were in the market for a lawn mower...for Lincoln, of course. While we were walking by the strollers, we stopped by this beauty...
...well, maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit, but my blog has it's own domain!! Woot!! I finally decided to pay the $10 a year to have my own domain name.
So, we are now http://themommadiaries.com ....pretty neat, huh?! You will automatically redirected to my site if you type in our old web address, so no need to change anything!
I'm pretty excited about this...if you cannot already tell :)
Oh, and just one small request. If you haven't already, if you have my blog button displayed on your page, could you kindly update my new blog button? Please, and thank you. :)
This is where I'm headed to today...Are you incredibly jealous? :)
We're vacationing at my parents townhouse on the beach. They have a timeshare, and we all go every year. It's a great family vacation. I am really looking forward to watching Lincoln play on the beach. I think he'll love it!
I'm actually quite proud of myself, because although I'll be away for an entire week...I actually have blog posts already scheduled to post to my page! How's that for being on top of things?! I am going to be going away quite frequently the next few months or so, because of my Dad's liver transplant...so during that time maybe I'll have a few guest bloggers. If you're interested in guest blogging for me during that time, please feel free to email me at Kaymee81@gmail.com & we can work it all out :)
I hope you all have a fab week, while I'm [hopefully] soaking up the sun!! Pray for good weather for us, we've had enough rain!!!
Has it really been 4 years, already? Four magical, crazy, glorious, years...since I married my soul mate. It doesn't seem like that is even possible! But, here we are, May 20th, 2011, celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary.
I remember hardly sleeping the night before our wedding. I was so excited about the day to come. I dreamed about this day since I was a little girl, and finally, all my dreams were about to come true. I really felt like a princess. I felt like the luckiest girl in the whole world. And why wouldn't I? I was marrying the man of my dreams. The man who completely swept me off my feet.
...to our puppy!! I don't think I've mentioned we're getting a German Shepherd puppy! Seriously, how stinkin' cute is this face?I cannot wait! Lincoln is going to be in love with this puppy. He absolutely loves animals! I cannot wait to watch the two of them become buddies :)
The mother is due today, and dogs are pretty accurate with their 63 day gestational period. Lucky huh? Only 63 days of pregnancy! We'll be able to go see the pups when they're 3 weeks old, and go visit as often as we'd like. Our puppy will be able to come home with us in July, when he's 8 weeks old.
We have 1st pick of the litter. Jared wants a boy. I really don't care one way or the other. However, we CANNOT agree on a name! I want to name him "Scout," after Lincoln's "My Pal Scout" dog. Jared doesn't like it :::growls::: I'm still pushing for it though :)
If you have any great dog names you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them! Oh, and if you could send some positive, and speedy labor vibes to my puppy's mama, I'm sure she'd appreciate it :)
Have you all seen that crazy show? It's really unbelievable all those deals they get. I'm all for a good deal, but some of it I just find outright INSANE! I mean, how many jars of pasta sauce do you really need? Don't get me wrong, I love me some pasta, but would I really use all that sauce before it expires? Nope. Definitely not.
Maybe if I was planning on donating some of the items to a shelter or something, then it would make a little more sense.
Oh, & I totally use coupons. I clip them every Sunday. My favorite way to save is when I can double a manufacturer's coupon, along with a Target coupon. In fact, I actually saved $17 in coupons at Target the other day. I was quite proud of myself. Granted my total bill was still $159, but still. To me, saving $17 on products I'll actually use, is quite a darn good accomplishment!
I guess I'd get the whole "extreme-ness" of couponing if I would actually use the products...AND not have to build myself a separate house to store my stock.
What are your thoughts on coupons? Do you use them? Are you into "extreme couponing?" What techniques do you use?
I posted the other day in my "wish list post" that we were in the market for the Baby Jogger City Mini stroller. Well, I've been selling a ton of stuff on ebay lately, so my paypal account was building up the $$$ fast. We decided to put that cash to good use, and get Lincoln his new ride!
He seriously LOVES it! He sat in it the entire time Jared assembled the canopy, snack tray, and cup holder. Then last night, we took him for a walk in it. There's a bike path not too far from our house, so we decided to check that out. It was great, we'll definitely be going back there soon!
Did this stroller cost a small fortune? Yes. However, it is so worth it to see my sweet boy comfy and happy :)
They really weren't kidding when they came up with that saying.
Lincoln's vocabulary seems to grow more and more, each day. I really love hearing him say new words. For as long as I can remember, when he points to something, I will tell him what it is. For example, if he points to a tree, I will say that's "a tree." If he points to a ball, "a ball," and so forth. So, because I usually put the word "a" in front of what the object is that he's pointing to, Lincoln will pick up a ball and say "a ball." He will do this with other words too. He'll put the word "a" in front of the word he's saying.
The other day Lincoln was saying "a butt, a butt..." And then he says, "a Momma butt!" I of course bursted out in laughter...so, he said it again :)
I think I have a little comedian on my hands. And, I think I'm now known as "a Momma butt."