Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  We had a photo shoot with Zach in his costume before the weather turned crazy.  He is the cutest tiger I've ever seen, but I may be a little biased.  I promise he does smile....I swear he is boggled by the camera and always gives it the stink eye trying to figure it out.

I would like to point out that this pose was not prompted in anyway.....dear lord help us for what the future may bring with this ham....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thug life

It may seem like we live in an innocent little farm town, but clearly it's hard out here on the streets...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Potty or cup?

We received a toddler potty from our neighbor that got it for his grandkids and never even opened the box.  It has been sitting on the shelf for many months.  Well, I decided we would bust out the potty and sit it in the bathroom so Zach can get used to its presence.  He doesn't miss a beat and has been more interested in the bathroom....aka no one in this house pees alone.  I also learned he will sit on the potty so I can actually pee without yelling at Zach to stop climbing the stairs or playing with the oven knobs, it was a win win.  Well, almost a win win.  This particular potty has a cup that catches the stuff that just lifts out the top.  Zach has figured out how to lift out the cup and pretends to drink out of it, complete with an ahhh after like it was so refreshing.  It is important to note there has never actually been any pee or poo in the potty, but anyway you look at it, it's gross.  We're going to search for a new potty that apparently locks in the pee so no one can drink it.  I'll add this to the list of weird stay at home mom problems.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


We were relaxing before bedtime, watching Thomas the Train. For those who aren't subject to the torture of Thomas he is a talking steam engine. I loathe this cartoon, Zach loves this cartoon. So all the trains can talk to each other, there are talking cars and helicopters, and there's a guy in charge who is always cross. Don't worry, they've kept up with the times by throwing in a train rap at times...did I mention I hate this...

So this particular gem of an episode has a bus get stuck on a bridge and a helicopter flies in to pick up the bus and save the day. Matt's response, " I mean come on, realistically that helicopter could not lift that bus". Oh to be an engineer. Talking trains fine, inaccurate use math unacceptable.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lions and tigers and bears...

We're getting into the Halloween spirit around here. Zach's costume was easy to pick out. We got it at TJ Maxx and the decision was made for me by Zach. He kissed his costume so we had to buy it....I figured if your kid slobbers on it you have to buy it. He loves his costume so much he likes to cuddle with it and it may be his new BFF. Zach will be a tiger. I apologize for the pictures being blurry, z does not stop moving ever.

P.s. I published it & had to edit it because I realized it may be strange that Zach isn't wearing pants, is wearing a shirt, & only half wearing his costume. Like I said, he doesn't like to stop so we only got his pants off before he had to start moving again. I'd like to say its rare that he is running around pant less, but it is not. He is a hippie at heart who hates clothes.

Monday, October 15, 2012

1,000,000 things

You know that stereo type that stay at home moms sit around watching soaps eating Bon-bons? I am currently living up to that by watching General Hospital and eating potato chips while little man naps. You know what....I don't even feel bad about it. There are a million things I should be doing, but for now I'm going to take a 45 minute breather to recharge. I may regret it later, but man oh man it feels good to live up to the stereotype right now. Soon I'll be running after this crazy man day dreaming about times not long ago when I got to relax and watch tv for whole weekends at a time....times when I was bored....ha bored....

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hipster or lazy?

I admit it, I have Toms. Red ones. For those not aware, these are hipster shoes...ugly trendy shoes that slip on. I realize they are ugly, but until you have to put on shoes with one hand and it's too cold for flip flops you cannot mock me. My ugly little elf shoes are comfortable enough to run after a toddler and don't require socks....have you ever tried to put on socks with one hand...almost impossible. Someday I'll enjoy things like shoelaces and sleep again, but until then I thank the young folks of this great nation for being lazy and making slip on shoes acceptable.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I didn't really think that Zach would be such a boy already. He loves to be dirty and play outside. He loves trucks, cars and anything that makes a loud noise. He will throw down a baby doll to play with the baby doll know, push it around making car noises. He already eats more for breakfast than I do and don't get me started on how he is already obsessed with his own wiener. I'm sure there are many girls like this (minus the wiener part), I just didn't think I would have to perfect my car noises and rough housing skills makes me a little excited and a little apprehensive about the future. The only thing I know about being a boy is the haircut, which plagued my elementary years.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Good Morning Sunshine

Zach clearly loves mornings just like his mama....

And he is 20 lbs & 30" long & we can switch to real milk from formula woo hoo.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I read other blogs and the blog I love you more than carrots really hit home.  She said sometimes she has to remind herself this is the life she prayed for....

Oh honey I hear you.  Sometimes I have to remind myself this is the life better than I even knew to pray for.  Somedays when my house looks like toys r us exploded in the living room, followed closely by a barnes and noble explosion in Zach's room, and I'm failing on every front I have to remind myself....this is what you wanted.  It is chaotic, but I have an amazing son and husband and loyal dog on good days. We're preparing to build our dream house and are overwhelmed by love and support from our family and friends....all before 30 years old (well I'm not 30 yet...the hubs has a few years on me).

Sometimes between teething, dog puke, socks on the floor and all the other little things that don't matter, but somehow become big annoying things, I want to hide somewhere tropical and relive the glory days of college Jessica.

These are the days I need to take a moment to remember this is the life I prayed for...preferably before I give Matt the death stare for putting his lunch tupperware in the sink after I just finished by 4th round of dishes for the day.

I have the most handsome, amazing husband and smart, cute and funny son.  I am blessed in so many ways I need to let go the little things and take time to thank God for everything I do have.  Thank you for giving me the life I dreamed of, even when I'm too stressed out to realize it.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Farm Living

First time riders....Zach and Matt...

For you city slickers this is a combine, a John Deere combine to be more specific (and yes a combine is much different then a tractor and brand name does apparently matter).  We were taking off soybeans by my parents house.  I'm open to all farming questions, someone has even referred me to me as farmer barbie....I assume she has never realized barbie has a waist and I'm missing that essential element among others, but it is the thought that counts.