Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Western night at AWANA'S

This year in AWANA'S they have a different theme for each week. Last week was western night. Max is enjoying the themes and he went all out for the western night. Here are a few pics from Wednesday!

Wesley in his Puggles class.

Max and Paw Paw's

Paw Paw's and the boys

My sweet babies!

Cowboy Max!

Friday, September 18, 2009

A long weekend in St. Augastine

My mom and dad invited us to join them in St. Augustine last week. Rex, the boys, my older sister Alicia, and I all headed out on Thursday. We stayed at World Golf Village. It was really nice and had a great pool.

Max swam a lot but he did more night swimming because it rained during the day most days. Max loved swimming at night. That is something we don't usually do on vacation. We normally do all our pool activities during the day and other activities at night. Our room was on the bottom level right out side the pool area so it was nice to be able to watch Max when we were in the room. It had a screened in porch so Wesley spent a lot of time out there with bubbles.

My aunt and uncle are living in Jacksonville right now because my aunt is on the transplant list for a new heart and they have to be near Mayo when and if it is her time for surgery. They came down and ate dinner with us on Friday. We went to an outdoor seafood restaurant on 6 Mile called Outback Crab Shack. I wish I had a picture of the huge seafood platter we got! Their daughter and her kids drove down on Saturday for the day. It was nice to get to see and spend time with family.

We shopped during the day of Sunday and then drove over to downtown St. Augustine, the beach, and light house. We were going to walk out on the pier but you had to have a fishing license and the waves were so large and rough we didn't even try to venture out onto the beach. Max wanted to go to the lighthouse so drove over to it before heading back into downtown for dinner. He really wanted to climb the 219 steps to the top but we got there 30 minutes before closing and decided we didn't have enough time to pay the price of admission.

We ate dinner at a neat restaurant, Scarlet O'Hara's, downtown. After dinner we walked around downtown for a while and decided to get some gelato from and Italian bakery and ice cream shop. It was delicious and Wesley really enjoyed it.

We had a wonderful time and the boys did well for the most part. Everyone got to see Wesley's true colors because he did have a really, really bad day on Saturday and screamed the majority of the day. That is no exaggeration. I did discover 3 teeth that are coming in yesterday. Out of the 3 he has a molar and eye tooth coming in so I am sure that was part of the problem on Saturday. I am really looking forward to going back sometime and hopefully it won't rain as much and we can do some of tours they offer downtown.

I really do feel blessed to have a wonderful family that I love and love to spend time with. Our vacations are just much more special since we spend them with our family and not just the four of us. I take it for granted that everyone doesn't get a long with their parents and siblings and really enjoy each others company.

Swimming on Friday, our only sunny day!

It took Alicia and me several minutes to even get Wesley in his new float. He loves the water but doesn't like floats.

Who needs toys, when you have a luggage cart to play on?

The only thing we found that made Wesley stop screaming.

Walking around with his float on his head.

In the year 3000! That is what dad got Max to say when he was wearing the float.

The oldest house in St. Augastine

The waves at the pier.

Going into the Lighthouse.

This was an indoor set of shops on one of the walking streets in the downtown area.

Max had to have these wax vampire teeth. Watch out, Edward Cullen! :)

Wes feeding himself gelato.

It's a good thing he's so cute. It makes up for that horrible temper he has!

Brotherly love and silliness!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How do you eat yogurt?

Wesley is so independent. It really drives me crazy sometimes. He is only 14 months old for crying out loud! He shouldn't be wanting to do all this stuff yet! He has started wanting to feed himself with a spoon and I have been letting him do it here and there. I know, I know I shouldn't slow his progress but he's my baby and should be doing baby things! Ugghhh!!!

He insisted on eating some yogurt yesterday so I let him feed himself. How does a 14 month old insist on eating yogurt? He opens the fridge, takes it off the shelf, and brings it to me. Yes, he can do it all and all by himself. So I ask, "How do you eat your yogurt?"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hello savings! Where have you been?

I have been out of the coupon loop for a while but am starting to restock on some of the items I have been gettin low on. Here are my savings from my trip to Publix today. Sorry, no picture!

Today's Publix's savings
4 Del Monte fruit cup packs (rain check)
2 bundles green onions
1 package LaToritilla factory tortillas
1 package of small cucumbers
1 bag Publix powdered sugar1
box Apple Jacks
1 box Fruit Loops
2 bottles Lawry's Marinade
1 bag Boca Crumbles
2 Dannon yogurt 6 packs
6 boxes Duncan Hines Cake mix
1 package Baby Bell cheese
1 jar Duncan Hines Frosting
1 Revlon nail clippers

Total before savings $53.94

Total savings $ 34.10

Total OOP $ 19.84

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trim the Fat Thursday

Well, here is another Thursday and I am happy to say I am down another 3.5 pounds. That is 13.5 in the first month of Thrive (well I started my 4th week on Tuesday)! It really hasn't been as hard as I thought. I have used several of my blow it days, trying to do so cautiously.

Now, my focus has got to switch to exercise since I have the food thing pretty down pat. I have tried to exercise several times at home without success. I can not do it when Wesley is awake, there are just too many interruptions. When he is napping I usually have a ton of things I need to do around the house or like this week he has only napped for 45 minutes everyday. What to do, what to do.

I am thinking about getting a bike and taking that up since Max is big enough to ride beside me but that means bike rack on the car and that fun stuff. Oh well, I'm sure I'll find the best way to make it work.

We are leaving for Florida next Thursday so hopefully I won't do too bad while we are gone. I am going to really try to eat good for the most part. I am sure I will have to partake in some fried seafood and key lime pie at some point though. Can't leave Florida without that! :)

I will see you for the next Trim the Fat Update in 2 weeks!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maxisms for the week 9/2/09

I know, I know! It's been another long lapse in Maxisms. I'm going to make the effort to do this more frequently.

"Mommy, Mommy! Come quick! I have a situation and it's a bad one!"

While on his trip in Gatlinburg with his grandparents, Max wakes up and says, "Guys! Guys! Wake up it's morning!" He was apparently ready for the day to begin!

"I repeated you."

"Allowance means to allow."

After watching a commercial about things that are better when they are french, he says. "Here mommy let me french kiss you!" I said, "No, we aren't going to french kiss." (He just thought this meant a longer kiss on the mouth) He says, "Okay, well you and daddy can then!"

"Weep means to cry, right?"

"Is this how you say no in head Spanish?" he asked while shaking his head no.

When telling him it was time for a bath he says, " I don't want to be clean. Well, only when I go to church I want to clean but not when I go around to the barn"

"We need to set up and obstacle course for Comanche (our horse). I bet he could do it if he practiced."

"My brain just hatched an idea!"

"After passing a lot of yard sales on the way to church one Sunday he asks, "Is today the national day of yard sales?"