Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Meltdowns, Manners(or lack of!) and M&Ms

So Robyn and I had a great plan Friday night after a long day at work-Let's go to Eastside Grille and sit on the patio and listen to the band. Great idea! Right? The boys will love listening to the music. Well there were a few warning signs-Cooper wanted to ride with me and JPW wanted to ride with Aunt Robyn aka My Robyn. Then once Cooper was straped in NOOOOO!! He didn't want to ride with Aunt Kim but guess what? He did. Then we said hey let's all ride together. NOOO! JPW wasn't having it. So Cooper rode on with me and JPW with His Robyn. They were not happy campers but we were not doing McDonalds again!

We get to Eastside Grille-no seats outside of course! So we proceeded to eat inside. We requested a booth. It's the safest bet to keep the boys in their seat. Well, look what they sat us beside.

Oh yes, the lovely candy dispenser! Ok so JPW didn't notice it at first, well the first 5 minutes. After the boys decided to fight over the two Thomas the trains, we took them away. Then next "My M&Ms" over and over and over. I kept telling JPW "after we eat buddy". Uh, no that wasn't good enough. JPW decided to hit me! I know yall are all thinking my kid would NEVER hit me but just wait till they turn 2! We took a little trip to the bathroom I asked "JPW what do you say?" We always make him apologize when he's in trouble-He said "Thank you Mommy" ha! Just made me laugh! So after our trip to the bathroom and back to the table. He started to scream. I mean scream! Like his head was going to start spinning at any moment. The poor people in the booth behind us! So I had enough "Robyn I'm going home" The boys hadn't even received their food. We got to the car and Robyn called "the food is here"

So attempt number 2....what was I thinking? We go back in and again "My M&Ms" I would have paid $1000 for a quarter. We didn't have one! I flagged the waitress down, "Maam can we please have a quarter" She brought us two. Yes-I tipped her big! So it turned into quite a comical night-I decided to take lots of pictures for this here little bloggy.

I failed to mention my son has an obsession with butter. He's a Butter Boy! He was dipping chips, M&Ms and his grilled cheese in it. I did not even care! At this point-whatever makes him happy. Oh and Robyn and I hadn't even ordered-we just stuck with our appetizer so we could get out of there quick! We were on borrowed time! So lesson learned-if they seem a little ill, don't attempt to take them in public.

After we got home-I watched Grey's that I had DVRed. And thought I'll take this kind of night any day before going through what that Daddy went through. So even though it was quite an ordeal-I'm so thankful to have a healthy son that I can take out in public(behaving or misbehaving)

PS-if you see us in a restaurant BEWARE-2yr old in training!

Look at all that Butter!

Watch out-head is about to spin

Here Goes Cooper under the table for his meltdown

Thank you Lord for M&Ms!

Finally he got "My M&Ms"

Chips & Butter-Great Combination!

Butter Boy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary Glenn!

Tomorrow is our 7 year anniversary! That sounds like such a long time! We've been together for 9 years! I can't tell you how much Glenn has blessed my life! I would have never imagined I could be as happy as I am! He is my best friend and the greatest daddy in the world. I just wanted to write a few things I'm thankful for that Glenn does for me

*He gets up every morning and cooks JPW's breakfast
*He gets JPW dressed for school
*He empties and loads the dishwasher every morning
*He loads JPW in the car every morning
*He takes me to lunch at least once a week
*He works VERY hard at his job
*He is a wonderful provider for JPW and me
*He handles all of our Finances(what a headache!)
*He encouragers me to be my best
*He supports me and all the work I do with FP
*He dresses up as Santa and the Easter Bunny for the NICU (He really does love it)
*He makes me laugh
*He prays with me and JPW everyday
*He is the spiritual leader in our house
*He watches Desperate Housewives,Grey's Anatomy, and Jon and Kate plus 8 (he hates Kate)with me
*He is a great Daddy!
*He's hilarious when he reads JPW's books in his character voices(he's got Elmo down pat)
*He makes me so Happy
*He is my best friend
*He makes me laugh(i know i already said it)
*He is my dream come true!

I Love You Glenn!
Happy Anniversary!

"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


We had a wonderful Easter weekend! We went to JPW's daycare Easter egg hunt and party on Friday. He had such a great time! Can I brag on my husband? He's always the only dad at the parties at school. This makes me so proud that he takes time away from work to come to them. I know JPW LOVES having his Daddy there.

Saturday our Sunday School Class had an Easter Egg Hunt at Deer Creek and G dressed up as the Easter Bunny. We had so much fun!! The kids really enjoyed it. Can I tell you that G put the Easter Bunny Costume on backwards so the tail of the bunny was in his lower region. Ha! Seriously we laughed and laughed at him! The zipper which is supposed to be down his back was right down the front. Look at the pics so funny! Saturday we also had our annual Easter Bunny visits at the NICUs here. I'll be blogging on that more on the FP website soon. It was amazing! A wonderful reminder of how blessed we are and a time to reflect on where we've been.

Saturday night we dyed Easter eggs for the 1st time! We almost weren't able to because Mommy didn't know it required Vinegar. But Daddy to the rescue..we had red wine vinegar that he uses for his salads and it worked like a charm. JPW loved dying the eggs. He didn't quite understand that they would break if he threw them so most of the eggs were cracked. Mommy thought they were just beautiful cracked and all!

Sunday we woke up to what the Easter Bunny left! It didn't take JPW long at all to find his basket! He tried to open every piece of candy. He was super excited about his new Thomas the Train set! I was excited to find I got an Easter basket this year too! Mommy never gets a basket and JPW and Daddy always do. So can I brag on my hubbie again! Thank You! We went to church of course! JPW did not want to part with Daddy's Bible. You'll see it in all of the pictures. I think it's a sign I need to get JPW a Bible to carry to church. He kept saying "My Bible" I had to wrestle him for literally in his Sunday School class then he threw it. To the bathroom we went to have "our little talk" Throwing Bibles? I mean really....and on Easter.....he was in BIG trouble. Church was wonderful as always! G did a great job teaching Sunday School. It's funny how we live together and he always teaches me things I never knew in SS. After church we headed to G's aunt's house. We decided this year to rotate family visits on Easter so we're not trying to hit up two families in one afternoon. We had a yummy lunch and a great visit.

Hope you all had a Wonderful Easter! God is so good!!!
"He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!" Mark 16:6

Happy Easter!
Daycare Party
JPW and Cooper
Hunting Eggs with His Friends

Found One

JPW's best friend!
The Infamous Backwards Bunny!
Family Pic with Bunny(AKA Daddy)
He did so Good!
Aunt Robyn AKA "My Robyn" as JPW calls her
Got it!
Hunting with Mommy

All the Alpha Sunday School Kids

Dying Eggs

So Happy
His Beautiful Eggs!

What the Easter Bunny Brought

LOVED his Thomas the Train!
At Church with Daddy
Walking into Church
So Excited about His Bible or rathe Daddy's Bible
Handsome Little Man
Cousins at Church
JPW and our Children's Minister Mrs. Jennifer
JPW's annual pic with Bro. David
Ashton Dickey and JPW

Family Photo At Church

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring is Here!

My most favorite time of year is Spring time! I just LOVE it! Not too hot-not too cold!

We recently took JPW for his first fishing trip to the pond in the neighborhood. Daddy just tied one of the red and white balls(what are those called?) to the end of JPW's fishing pole. He had a a great time! He loved watching the ball fly into the water. If there were any fish-he scared them off!

I was a nervous wreck, of course, just having him near the water. I really don't think he's the least bit scared of water. He kept saying "Mummy look wuter" He's taking swimming lessons this summer so hopefully that will help ease my fears some. Although I took swim lessons and almost drowned twice. Oh Lord please give him Daddy's swimming skills.

I love just hanging out with G and JPW! Can I just tell you how blessed I am! My hubbie and son mean the absolute world to me! It's in these moments I just sit back and thank God! My life is blessed beyond measure!

"Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed" Deuteronomy 28:6

Life can't get better than this!

Such an amazing Daddy!

Doesn't he look like a big boy!

My little man!