Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SO.... while I have been recuperating from my surgery, I have been staying at
Camp Paw Paw's with Drew!!!
Camp Paw Paw's is what we call Mia and Paw Paw's house!!!
I am so so so very BLESSED to have my parents a few blocks over to help me and Ken!!!
While there we have had a lot of fun and laughs.
Here is a VERY small sampling of what we do while at
Kaleb comes over every once in a while to play. 
The boys like to put flags out for all of the American Holidays!!!
They recently lined the whole sidewalk with them because my parents' neighbor passed away after a long fight with cancer. Her husband said she LOVED seeing the street lined with the flags. 
So ALL the neighbors lined the street in her honor this week!!!

Drew recently ate his FIRST ice cream cone!!!
He has always loved ice cream BUT Mia put it into a cone and WOW!!!!

Kaleb and Drew always have fun when they are together!!!

Drew LOVES bubbles!!!
He picked out this Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear, bubble blowing gun!!!
He and Paw Paw had a GREAT time playing with the bubbles!!!

I don't have pictures for the rest of this BUT here are some updates:
~ Drew was being a toot the other day and was hitting Dori (the dog).  We told him to not hit her because it will make her cry and he says "cry like this....whaaaa booo whooo whooo"
and YES he pretended to cry!!!
~ he like s to tell you to GET UP if you are sitting down and he wants you to go get him something
~ his new irritating thing is screaming... when you ask him something and his answer is no he SCREAMS instead!!!
~ terrible 2s have set in and TIME OUT CHAIR is being enforced... BUT when you put him on it he will tell you GET DOWN or NOW TIME (because we time him for 1 minute)
~ he has gained 2 or 3 pounds just in the last 3 weeks...which is GOOD GREAT!!!
he hasn't been gaining much wt lately but has been getting taller. When we asked the Dr he asked if Drew was active... active is an understatement... he runs laps around Mias kitchen island everyday and if Yo Gabba Gabba is on he dances and jumps with it the whole time...anyways the Dr. said to increase his calories so ice cream and milk shakes are on the menu now. The Dr. told us not to worry about it because he was so active BUT it wouldn't hurt to increase calories!!!

~ everyday this little boy blows my mind with what he can do...
1- knows the ABC song
2- can identify all of the letters (we have 2 sets of foam letters and you can ask him to get the H and he will search through his letters to get the H)
3- he can count to 10 and is currently working up to 20
4- knows all of his basic colors
5- is very well mannered
please, thank you, excuse me (when you are in his way), good morning, good abernoon, and good evening
6- has daily chores that he gets rewarded for
one is feed the dogs... he gets the food cup and goes with Ken into the garage to get his scoop and then comes back in and pours it into the dogs' bowls
7- he knows the streets around our neighborhood and can tell you which way to go to get to my parents and grandparents house...
mom and dad live about 4 blocks away and my grandparents are about 10 BIG blocks away
this amazes Ken and me every time we here..."turn here Mia and Paw Paw's"
and if you tell him no we are not going there right now OMGosh he is going to cry
8- he likes to read by himself
he LOVES 2 books called "Gossie and Gertie"  and "Gossie"
my mom is a retired reading specialist and is amazed at how he uses the pictures to retell the book
he can read some of the words but basically retells the story using picture clues!!!
9- he loves to learn and currently we are working on recognizing the 1st 5 presidents... we started this on Sunday and he can name George Washington
10- he can sing along with a bunch of his favorite songs
mostly from Yo Gabba Gabba but some others are
Pink, Lady Ga Ga, Alabama, Micheal Jackson, Zac Brown, and others I can't think of at 12:30 at night

Well ~ this update is long over due so hopefully this catches everyone up!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I am being absolutely TORTURED by
this BED REST...
a little surgery, something taken out, about 15 stitches, and a BIG OUCHIE results in...
but on the POSITIVE
I get to BLOG HOP a lot...
A LOT!!!

because of my (OK let's face it chair rest) BIG COMFY CHAIR rest

I can't really do any "crafting"
*sigh* BUT
when I was walking out of my bedroom I spotted something
I HAD crafted...

I made my husband take all the PICTURES...
poor thing I made him take this outside to get a better shot of it!!!

Anyways... I got an old Scrabble game at the thrift shop and
Scrabbled my family...
I first laid out our last name
and everything else I built on to it
I really played around with it a lot until I was happy with the results...
I made sure my name and hubby's was on there...
SWT = our college
Copper Anne = our beloved pooch (miss her bunches)
October 10= our wedding date...
I lucked out on that because I used I and O for a 10
and then I just put words in there that meant something to us at the time...
I used the blanks for spaces like...
Walt Disney = Honeymoon
or I Do
we didn't have any kids at the time but that would be something you could add

once you get them placed where you want them...
just add a drop of glue...
my hubby took this picture of me pretending to glue one on... (smile)

while you wait for it to dry...
pick the place you want it to go and....

after it is completely dried...
place it on your rack and enjoy!!!!

mine is on my wall right outside our bedroom...
I really want to make another one of these because...
we have NEW memories with our son and we have new puppies too
HOPE you enjoyed my quick and easy DIY tutorial...
any questions just ask...
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since I have been on bed rest

(small surgery) = *BIG OUCH*

my laptop has become my new BFF

and I so enjoy BLOG HoPpInG....to The Paper Mama!!!

This week's photo challenge is Make Me Laugh...

I pondered for a bit...

hmmmmm ( I have a bunch of funny pics) hhhmmmmmmmm....

and then it came to me...

the picture I chose...

I took this picture at my nephew's 2nd birthday party.

He is the one with the lollipop AND the car!!!

Look at my nephew's sticky face and hand on his new car!!!

Not letting either of them go!!!!

NOPE... It's his birthday!!!

& then there is...

my son...

looking at my nephew...

look at his face...

AWWWW (say it with me) AWWWWWW

he has NO lollipop AND no car

I can only imagine what is going on in his head...

I'm pretty sure it is...


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Boston Bee and ME

Found a cute new blog that is after my heart.... Some of her favorite things are: ribbons, crayons (Crayola of COURSE), markers *those of you that KNOW me KNOW my obsession over markers*,children's books, tag sales, AND AND AND...flash cards. It must be a teacher thing... I PUFFY HEART all of those things too.
I especially LOVE old flash cards!!!
I love the beginning and the end of the year when teachers clean out their closets and put stuff out for free!!! I get a little excited over flash cards and globes!!!
don't tell anyone but I take them home!!!
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