Friday, February 27, 2009

What She's Up to...

Sweeters is a whole lotta fun. She can be found not far from my ankles as she is a nosy rosey and wants to know what is going on. When I am doing office work she plays around with Luke's toys, and tries to take my papers off my desk and frequently eat them. Haha. She crawls around easily now but prefers to stand. She can stand holding lightly with one hand and reach down and pick something else up with her other hand. She let go and stood up all by herself the other day. If you hold her hands she laughs and starts jumping- and gets off the ground! Her nine month birthday is next week!

She is interested in the bathroom, curious about me brushing or blow drying my hair. She hangs out in the kitchen and likes to try to climb up onto the dishwasher when open! She puts up with all of Luke's shenanigans... I was on the phone this morning and he was bopping her head back while she was in the jumperoo--- and it didn't bother her, she was happy as can be! But Luke better watch out b/c she is not scared of anything. She will tackle him and try to take his swords already. I already hear... "mom, sister is taking my ______" :)

And she is happy on my hip. I love to take you everywhere I go Sweeters. You're my best little partner.

Honest Kids

Let me introduce to you a frequent flyer in our house...
Meet Honest Kids Juice. With Luke already being a 10 on the excited scale before any type of sugar... these are the juices I let him have. Honest Tea’s new line of organic, low-sugar, fruit-flavored thirst quenchers offers a great-tasting alternative to sugar-laden beverages. pouch contains less than half the sugar of most other pouch drinks. They have 10g where Capri Suns have like 30g. Try Them! They taste so good. And I used to pay $5 or more dollars for a box of 8 at Babies R Us or Farm Fresh. But I just saw the Berry Lemonade flavor at Walmart for $3.84. Bought the last two boxes!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mckmama Cruise ! ! !

Ahhhhhhh! Mckmama is having a cruise!!!

I was so excited I ran around the house with the baby and then told my husband "Mckmama is having a cruise and we get to meet everyone!"

So who is coming with me???? Melissa, Kim, Leslie, El, Hollie, Anne, Erica, sissies????

Come on, let's go!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Me!!

It's been awhile, but I'm joining in this 'Not me Monday' because we all know I could do it every week with all the funny things going around my house!

I did not avoid taking Luke to the dentist for 3 1/2 years just b/c I was scared he couldn't handle it. I did not notice a gaping HOLE in one of his molars and decide he had to go, picking KOOL SMILES kids dentist b/c maybe he would forgive me if there was a playground to play on before he got drilled on! Not Me! (FYI he did wonderful!)

I did not after signing Luke up for Soccer start dreaming about being the greatest Soccer Mom... that Luke would be the all-star player, and me and sister would be there on the sidelines with the bugaboo cheering him on! And maybe a college scholarship would be in order? Not me thinking that far ahead!

I do not let my kids out of the house frequently with two totally different socks on. Is there a sock monster out there eating my matches????

I did not have to clean mouse poop out of my cabinets realizing that they had eaten my good food brushes from Williams Sonoma and tried to make a nest out of the hairs- yuck. I was then not thankful b/c at least they were little mice and not the RIVER RATS like last year. Thank goodness we got those vents replaced!

This blog carnival was created by our friend MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Boxers or briefs? Funny questions to ask for your 3 year old! I bought Lukey cute little boxer briefs at the gymboree and gap outlet a while back. So cute. He is one to whip off the pants and run around in them even in this cold weather. Frequently adding a cowboy hat and boots to his sylin roos. I was reminded how THANKFUL I am that he is potty trained now! It is hilarious as you never know how the undies will get back on after he goes b/c he takes them all the way off. Sometimes backwards, sometimes inside out, one time both of his legs went in just one of the sides- haaaaaa. He is always making me laugh.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

4T Boy

Nana- thank you for our Valentines Day Outfits!!! I thought you'd like our dialogue when I mentioned Nana...

Luke: "we're goin to Nana Chambers house ?!"
Mommy: No Luke, but maybe we can go soon, ok?
Luke: "I want to go on the airplane and see Nana Chambers!!"--getting frustrated
Mommy: Well we have to save our money and then we can go...
Luke: No-- I'LL get the dollars, I'll get the dollars
** He proceeds to walk away, then return with my credit card ?? (this guy is resourceful!)
Luke: I got the moneys mama, I'll get my suitcase (he has a suitcase from Nanny)

I can't believe Luke is a 4T boy now... wow that went fast. I thought it was time to get a cute pic of him, which he gladly abliged:

Love my Lukey. Maybe I am partial but isn't he just the cutest thing!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I Will Rise

Play This! My new favorite worship Song...
*** Pause my blog music first in the purple box

There's a peace I've come to know
though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say, It is well

Jesus, has overcome
and the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I Will Rise when he calls my name
No more sorrow, No more pain !
I Will Rise, on Eagle's wings
Before my God fall on my kness, and rise
I Will Rise

God of Comfort

I have really been feeling God come and bring me comfort the last week or so. When I have felt like I am at an end of myself-- then I am reminded that I need to not take it all upon myself to "do it all" or "be tough and bear". Things are not easy but God is working in my life right now.

A Streams in the Desert Daily Devotional I read...

"Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee who passing through the valley of weeping, make it a well" Psalms 84: 5, 6

And then it said:
Comfort does not come to the light-hearted and merry. We must go down into the "depths" if we would experience this most precious of God's gifts-- comfort.

So in my weakness and through my trials he is showing me comfort! What an awesome God.

Friday, February 13, 2009


I signed up Luke for his first Soccer Team!!! So excited. He will be in the 3/4 yr. old team, no goalies :) They "practice" on mondays and wednesdays for an hour and then have a game on saturday mornings. He will be so great. I can't wait to see how he does. If you are near me and have boys or girls 3-7, you can sign them up here ! !

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Winner Is...

I couldn't really figure out that business... so decided to draw out of a hat- no make that a jeep. Couldn't find a hat! Luke did the honors...

AUNT CHRISTINA ! ! ! You are the winner! Better hurry before that belt doesn't fit!
Thanks to all that entered, that was fun :) And I have TEN followers yay!!

Here She Comes!

I think we may have a future uneven parallel bar queen... she pulled herself up to the top of this tv tray, then tried to do a pullup--- she is strong for 8 months I'm telling you!

She can be found crawling from room to room now. I cherished that moment with Luke when he came crawling around the corner with that sweet face to tell me he found me :) Now Sweeters is doing the same!

Here she is wanting to be in the middle of bath time, checking to see what is going on. She also pulled herself up on the toilet- uggh. Good thing I wash it frequently!!

Watch out, here she comes!

*** And I'll draw the winner of the Valentine Giveaway later... worked the last two nights and it kicked my butt. Sorry I'm late!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine Giveaway ! ! !

Because I Love Blogging, and I LOVE all of you who read my blog.... I am doing a fun Valentine's Giveaway ! ! ! Here is the prize from my favorite BCharmer's Etsy shop:

This beautiful fun belt, custom fit for the winner!! She is a high quality sewer and please do check out her wallets. I bought one to match my diaper bag and it is the BEST ever. Lots of pockets for cards, change, check book- with a cute snap strap to keep everything in.

To enter:

* Leave me a comment!

And to encourage you spyers to come out of the woodwork... (or maybe because I want more pictures in my follow me section!)

** If you sign up to "Follow Me" on blogger, write that in your comment and I will enter you Three Times!! And introduce yourself... we all want to meet you!

I'll pick the winner on Monday :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Well now seems to be a good time to get some early deals for summer outfits on ebay. Not as many people swarming the good ones since it is early :) Check out these cutie little bubble rompers from the gap:

I can just imagine Sophia's chubber legs- oh my they will be so sweet. I just gasped thinking about the fact that she could be walking this summer. My baby!

Oh- This one I totally hope I get too, love the fuscia flowers:

And my fav brand for Sophia is Baby Lulu... this swing top set with the ruffles is sooooo cute...

Now don't be going on and beating me on my auctions, you hear???? haha

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wild Wild

Well we survived the gymnastics party. I have to laugh as everyone got to see the full extent of Luke being his wide open self. So funny that God gave me a son just like him. I tend to be a "stay between the lines", follow directions, stay proper kind of person... But that would not be true for my Luke. He is loud, he is funny, he likes to lead a crowd of 5 or 6, he can't pay attention for longer than ten seconds, he doesn't like to follow directions. So picture all the kids following the teacher playing with a beach ball, and i'm trying to redirect him as he runs to the trampoline and the mats and all over the place at lightning speed. And I've got Sophia in tow who is used to this by now!

It was quite funny. The birthday girls dad video'd literally the entire hour and a half of the fun. So they will have nice memories of wild Luke who took his shirt off and stole the show :). Oh my!