Monday, December 27, 2010
Did you think I was kidding?!? The Potato and his cousin Monkey got their very own lazy boyz for Christmas! Boy that Santa was great to them huh!? Well Maw has a direct line to Santa and she got them all set up with the best seat in the house!
DH was a little(alot) jealous that his son got a chair before he did so I guess the first thing on the list when we get a bigger house is a big boy lazy boy chair just for him!
I also love the fact that the boys got different chairs. Their personalities are SO different as are their families. Even still they are great chairs and mighty comfy. Potato watches his tartoons and weeds his boogs in the morning in his chair!
Thanks again Santa(Maw) for such a great gift!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I have to say that we are very thankful to be surrounded by the ones we love most this year. Also we realize that as the years go by true friendships grow and because of that I am lucky.
This years party was incredible. Although we were missing Mr T(Dr Shipleys Hubby) we tried to do our best and celebrate for him. Thankfully he did finally make it home for Christmas. He has done his service for our country and now he is home with his loving wife in time for their one year anniversary.
We had a few new people this year and boy was that exciting. The Guillots and the O'Neals were able to see the craziness that is the Friends Christmas. We also had my SIL there all dolled up with no sign of momminess on her!
From the left(SIL, Guillot, Nanny, Thevis, Me, Dr Shipley, Lee(O'Neal to be!))
When the crowd thinned a little the party really went crazy. The Crown Royal Reserve that DH got this year helped loosen up SIL and she let her inner silly out and we were quite entertained. It was only her second time drinking and we all had fun tending to her craziness.
I have to say that this past year has been the hardest yet for DH and I. Surgery, bronchiolitis, ear infections, teeth growing, dishwasher breaking, hot water heater went out, and Potato had to have his first stitch this week.
GOD....I know you can't fix all of these problems but I wanted to thank all of your littles elves in our lives that make these trials a little easier.
My wish list:
- Healthy family----NO SURGERIES
- Healthy house----NO MAJOR APPLIANCES BREAKING
- A new preschool for Potato
- Relationships to grow stronger
I know that is a bit of a hard list but I know you have the means! LOL.
Monday, December 20, 2010
So last year I had the great idea or well I stole an idea from Better Home and Gardens! Last year I took a whole bunch of photos that were printed out and just stuck them all over the tree. I LOVED it but this year we topped that and made homemade frames.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Hi guys! I am sorry I have been off the radar for a while. After Potato's birthday at the beginning of November I just could not find the time nor the want to post about my life.
I know I must sound like a bah-hum-bug but this time of year reminds me more of the ones that are no longer in my life. It also reminds me like it may you of the crazy people that would kill to get that barbie or truck.....I did most of my shopping on-line this year for that very reason!
Potato is turning into a little chatter box and I am shocked and proud everyday when he opens his mouth. DH sneezed today and with out a pause Potato said "Bess Wu!" I mean seriously how proud would you be...I was apparently so proud I snatched him off the ground and did a few twirls. Think I might of scared him ;-)!
I do have a lot to write about but that will come with time. For now I just wanted to say hi to all my loyal readers and thank you to the ones that sent me an email concerned about me!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I am a little late on this post but who cares. You know you love the cuteness that I bring to you! Since we did Halloween with my nephew again we wanted to coordinate. What better than to have a cowboy and an Indian?
Potato would go up to get candy and I would tell him to say "Trick or Treat." He would say "Pick a Peet"...same thing lol. He would then pick up his pow-pow and hold up the candy giver. They were very scared and handed over all their candy.
We had a blast and can't wait for next year. We may dress all three of them up like M & M's!!!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
It comes at a price. We send out loved ones out to fight for everything that we as Americas claim our own. I want to send out a special thanks to Tanner, Joey, and Richard. We love you boys so much and thank you for everything you do and have done for my country and family.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I was all to excited when I was contacted to do a review for Twin Sisters Productions.
Twin Sisters has been awarded the Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children 's Products and Early Childhood News Director's Choice Award, among many others.
The company is owned by two fraternal twin sisters that are dedicated to their company as much as they are dedicated to their relation ship as sisters. Kim, started out as an early childhood educator and decided that music was very important in the classroom. Her and her
sister Karen got together an wrote a song to help Kim teach her class multiplication. "Rap With The Facts" was the start of their new destiny together.
I requested The Ultimate Early Learning Collection. What a book!? It came with four cd's of music and colorful pages. It covers letters, numbers, animals, color, and shapes. I could not wait to dive into this book with Potato.
After just a day of going over the material Potato was able to pick out the "red apple" and
"blue ball." Quite amazing really. The cds are very upbeat and cover everything in the book
Its not very often that you run across a company that is completely focused on your child. Twin
Sisters is determined to help you build the solid foundation your child needs for their future.
Please go and check out what they have to offer.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I felt so bad that I had not taken Potato's birthday off like I had last year. In my defense it was horrible weather and we wouldn't been able to do anything. No matter next year no matter what we all will play hookie. I guess that will be a Randolph Family Tradition! ;-)
Nana called me a few months ago and told me that Elmo was coming to town again and she wanted to know if Potato would like to go.....is she crazy! LOL! Of course he wants to go! DH and I had taken him a while back to see Elmo and friends and he really enjoyed it so I knew this time would be that much better.
What a great birthday gift for my little two year old! I have to brag when I say that he was most definitely the best baby there. There were babies/kids screaming, hitting their mommies, running around (while the parents scamper after them), and well it was just craziness. Meanwhile, my Potato is sitting in his Nana's lap with the expression of "What the HELL is wrong with this kids!?"
All in all the show was incredible and we all had a fabulous time. Nana and Papaw you rock!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It seems like daddy and I have lost a whole year. How did time fly by so fast? I have been an emotional wreck today!
After I shot the photos below all three of us sat at the dining room table to have a piece of your cake. We sang Happy Birthday and I swear I saw tears in your eyes. I am not sure why because you had a smile on your face. I told myself it was because you feel so special. Mommy cried while cutting your cake, while daddy looked at me in fear. ;-)! Hell I cry as I write to you.
Each month I list all of your accomplishments and well this month you have definetly grown. I will make note of them all in a later post.
It feels like I am flashing back and remembering the morning we ran to the hospital. Sunday, November 2, 2008 daddy and I were lying in bed being lazy. You were a few days overdue and I was so exhausted. Daddy leaned over and laid his head on my belly. He figured he would have the first man to man talk. It went a little like this:
Daddy: "Son it's time to come out! You need to come and see us today."
Potato: You kicked the freaking crap out of me. We heard a loud pop.
Mommy: I ran to the bathroom because I had to pee. Well after about 6 wardrobe changes because I kept peeing on myself we realized that you had busted the water bag.
The rest doesn't matter until I saw your beautiful face and kissed that nose. You were all daddy and I had ever hoped and wished for in our lives. We thank God each day for adding your to our family.
I hope you had a great birthday baby.
Love Mommy and Daddy!