Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Toilet Paper

I would not necessarily say that we are potty-training right now, but we often talk about the potty and occasionally want to sit on it, maybe even do some business in it.  He LOVES toilet paper and LOVES to flush the toilet. 

Tonight he wanted to sit on the little potty, so off came the shorts and diaper and into the bathroom.  Wade started crying, so I went to check and he needed a diaper change.  I thought Nathan would be okay for a couple of minutes since he was not perched on the big potty.  When I returned, this is what I found...

What seemed like a fourth of a roll off the roll.
Hard to see, but a bunch of TP in the little potty hole (no business was in there).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Last week was a busy one at our house.  We added a "new" pickup to the vehicle line-up.  It may deserve a post of its own one day.  It is a '90's Nissan...Needs some work, as you can see.  Nathan is really into it, he calls it the little pickup.
Fixing the blinkers

Trying to get inside

"Clean up, clean up, clean up" is his song...Literally.

Cozy-couping it
My parents were in town this weekend to babysit.  They cooked, cleaned, and, of course, helped with the boys - I love it when they come!  They had been looking for one of these tag along bike trailers and found one that is like-new for $30.  They took Nathan for several rides a day - he loved it!

This is what Wade has been up to.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I had our boys all dressed cute for church on Sunday and decided to snap a few pictures.  Nathan was excited to"hold" Wade for the first time (under close supervision, of course).  Wade was not so happy about the photo-op. 

"Uh, Dad, am I doing this right?"
"Hmm, he doesn't seem to like this positioning..."
So after a couple of snapshots, both boys began to express their distaste with the photoshoot...I want this framed.

"Well, I guess I'll just join him!"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Four Weeks

I did not do monthly updates routinely with Nathan, but I am going to try my hardest to do so with Wade :)

Four short weeks ago our family expanded to include this precious little guy!

We are still in that newborn phase, not much going on besides eating, sleeping, and diaper changing.  We are anxiously awaiting the first smile. He was 9 lb 7 oz last Friday at the clinic, so I suspect we are about 10 lbs now.  He continues to be a happy, contented baby - we are so blessed!

He wakes up about 2-3 times a night still, but goes right back down - usually snuggled in between Trace and I...


Nathan is such a good big brother,  he says, "Kiss?!?" and smooches him sweetly on the head multiple times daily. 

Stay tuned for some hilarious brother pictures tomorrow!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Recipe: Nanny Puddy

That is how Nathan says it, it is so cute...  

I am about to provide the BEST no-cook Banana Pudding recipe.  And it is so super easy, it is a must try.  This recipe comes from a little cookbook that my grandmother-in-law gave one Christmas.  It is a small spiral-bound fundraiser cookbook entitled Seasoned With Love:  Kure for Kamryn

Makes a huge amount, so this is a great recipe for potlucks or last minute get-togethers. 


Vanilla wafers
1can sweetened condensed milk
1 tub cool whip
8 oz sour cream
1 1/2 c milk
1 small package vanilla pudding
1 T vanilla

Mix pudding and milk together in a large bowl.  Add sweet condensed milk, cool whip, sour cream, and vanilla.

Layer in a bowl (or 9 x 13 pan) wafers, bananas, and pudding mixture.  Repeat layers and top with crushed wafers, if desired.

I have made this low-fat and full fat - great anyway you mix it.  This past time I used french vanilla cool whip and omitted the vanilla.  Crazy good, people, please try it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Or new nursery...

So I played around with the layout this weekend and am happy with the results.  I have some picture hanging to do still.  I love our old house, but storage space is one area where we are lacking in a big way.  Ignore the storage totes, please.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Big Boy Bed

With the arrival of baby number two, we had to decide what to do about sleeping arrangements...Nathan loves his crib, but has started trying to crawl out, with one successful attempt thus far.  Wade will be in our room for awhile, but something had to be figured out. 

I really did not want to purchase another crib, so we started looking at toddler beds.  We found one we liked that was low to the ground and had good reviews.  We thought about ordering it, then Trace, my uber-talented husband, decided he could build one.  The result is so cute, and while Nathan is still not really ready, we have it in the room, and he is interested in it, so that is a start!

Trace in the workshop.
Nathan moving a large plank of wood - if you look close you can see his bulging muscles on the Popeye shirt!
Working it with the nail gun.
Wade testing it out in the living room.
Nathan's first peek at the finished product.
In the room - we still need to do some rearranging, I will post pics of the full room when we figure it out.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Two Weeks

Our Wade is 2 weeks old today!!

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