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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to family and friends!!!! We love and miss those far away and can't wait to see you soon!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Aleck's First Haircut




Aleck was LONG overdue for a haircut, but I was so reluctant to admit that my little boy is growing up. Bless his heart, he looked like a little orphan before his haircut!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Not Me! Monday

It's Monday, and that means another installment of Not Me! Monday, a brutally honest confession of things that I most definitely did not do over the last week. To find out where Not Me! Monday originated, click on the link above to check out MckMama's blog, a blog I absolutely love.

I am not suffering from insomnia so bad that it makes me smile when Aleck wakes up at 2:00 a.m. and says, "wock" (translation: rock) and we spend the next 10 minutes in the rocking chair before I kiss him on his precious head and put him back to bed. I did not wake up at 1:00 a.m. and stay awake until 4:00 a.m. more than once last week.

I did not almost wet my pants laughing when I checked on Aleck during naptime and he had crawled into the baby swing that he has long ago outgrown and was proceeding to fall asleep. I have no idea how he got in the swing because he couldn't get the tray up so his bottom was sunk down in the seat and his legs were draped over the tray. Absolutely priceless!

Aleck did not walk up to me this week and use my shirt as a tissue to blow a huge booger. Gross! I have no idea where he learned such behavior.

What crazy things did you not do last week?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

First Broken Bone (of many, I'm sure!)

Aleck is fearless. He climbs and jumps off everything. Last Sunday, he was jumping off his toddler bed exclaiming "wheeeeee!" Of course, being the overprotective mother that I am, I made him stop. Have I told you about my strong-willed child? The minute I left the room, he proceeded to climb up and jump off his bead again. I then heard Aleck crying and found him laying on the floor beside his bed. He was holding his foot and wouldn't put weight on his left leg to walk. Off the the ER we went. The only thing that made it worse was the Cowboys game had JUST STARTED. Have I told you that my husband is a huge Cowboys' fan?
The ER put Aleck in a splint and sent us home with a follow-up appointment for Thursday, four days later. Oh yeah, and they said, "don't let him walk on it until he sees the orthopedic surgeon." HELLO!!!! How am I supposed to prevent a 20 month-old from walking on his foot if he so desires? It must have hurt to put weight on his foot, because Aleck never tried to walk. He quickly reverted back to crawling everywhere. I didn't lose it until Aleck crawled into the kitchen with his bowl in his hand asking for "more, please" when he ran out of Cheerios. I broke down in tears to see him so helpless and I realized how fortunate and blessed my family is to have our health.

Being the most wonderful husband in the world, Tom found a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who would see Aleck Monday afternoon. The orthopedic surgeon thinks Aleck has a hairline fracture in his first metatarsal, the bone that connects to your big toe. She said this type of fracture is common, and even called the "bunk bed fracture", because it frequently happens when kids jump off the top bunk. Aleck is in a cast for 10 days and we go back for another x-ray to determine how much longer he has to wear the cast. The cast hasn't slowed him down at all. He made Mrs. Ginger at Mother's Day Out so nervous on Tuesday. When I picked him up, she said, "he has been climbing and jumping off of everything."
That's my boy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Me! Monday

It's Monday, and that means another installment of Not Me! Monday, a brutally honest confession of things that I most definitely did not do over the last week.

Even though I had a terrible cold and runny nose, I did not use my shirt to wipe my nose while Aleck was breastfeeding. That would just be too gross.

Tom and I watched Iron Man the other night, which was an awesome movie. At the beginning of the movie, the main character, Tony Stark, is kidnapped and escapes after being held captive for 3 months. When he gets home, the first thing he wants is a cheeseburger. For the rest of the movie, all I could think of was a cheeseburger, but I did not go to McDonald's at 10:15 p.m. to get a cheeseburger and fries. I also did not have chicken tortilla soup for breakfast the following morning. I am so glad that this pregnancy is not causing some intense food cravings.

Aleck does not enjoy diaper changes, but I did not bribe him by showing him my blackberry cell phone and tell him he can play with my phone if he will be still for a diaper change. I am the adult, and I would never reduce myself to bribery to get my child to do what I want him to do.

I did not absentmindedly call Aleck by the name of my deceased cat, Jake. Jake has been gone for almost 3 years. How weird would that be?

What weird and crazy things did you not do this week?