Jan 31, 2011


I don't feel like I talk or blog enough about Carsen. He is constantly keeping Travis and I in stitches. Some of his favorite sayings or phrases are.. " Not yet", "I can't" , What's up guys" and so many more. Carsen is ALWAYS concerned about Chloe. They act like twins most of the time. Neither one them like to be without each other. I love it when Chloe asks... "where's broder?". They melt my heart!!!

Ok so Carsen got a Dr's Kit from Uncle Vinny and Aunt Lindsay for Christmas. Carsen and Chloe both love it. Carsen is always checking her heartbeat, lung sounds, blood pressure and even takes the scope to look in her eyes, ears, nose and mouth. (Someone has been to the Doctor too much) Super impressive. And if you ask him what he's going to be when he grows up he says dogie doctor... Ha! Ha!

Mom this is a serious case...

Administering the shot! Yikes!

Giving some "extra attention" to the patient...

Getting some assistance from nurse Grandma Ulli

Explaining the procedure

Checking vitals

Now off the topic. As most you know Carsen has been potty trained since he was 26 months old. We only used pull ups at night which we have been rid of for quite some time now. Yes I'm bragging. Anyway I found this picture and it made me laugh out loud. One morning (when he was still in pull ups) I went into his room to get him and this it what I found. My first thought was laughter and run get camera (of course). Then my second thought was "oh no... is that the diaper he slept in, i.e, peed in?! " Yikes!!!! It wasn't.. he went and got it out of his drawer. He said his head was cold. This is just a glimpse his sense of humor. He did this for a few mornings because he got such a reaction from me. You got to LOVE this little guy! I DO!!!

Jan 26, 2011

Chloe's 15 Month Check Up

This girl has changed so much in the last 3 months. She doesn't even look like the same child. She is such a little girl now. This post is mainly about her 15th month check up and stats. I will post her milestones in a separate blog. There's just too many of them....LOL! Jk. I was just really amazed by the sibling love Carsen and Chloe have for each other. I must be doing something right. Take a look and see for yourself!

This was Chloe on Friday. 15 months to the day!

Waiting to go in to see the Dr... Such a typical girl in a waiting room.

iPhone entertainment waiting to see the Dr.

Here is what melts this mama's heart. She was startng to upset and Carsen grabbed her hand and told her to "just relax". So sweet!!! He never let go of her hand the whole time and kept telling her everything was going to be ok.


Even Dr. Dunlap was impressed.

She was getting her shots here. She grabbed his fingers so tight!

Chloe's Stats..
Weight 22lbs 45%
Height 32 inches 90%
Head ??? 55%

Jan 24, 2011

First Snow of 2011

The kids really enjoyed the snow the other day! This was Chloe's first real experience with it. We were at a playdate at our friends house, Katie, when the snow began to pour. The kids were so excited and couldn't wait to get out in it. We had a blast!!! Check out the pictures below.

Travis and Carsen starting the snowman.
Chloe adding in her 2 cents...

First snowman of 2011. He took a week to melt! LOL!

Chloe Bear!

Chloe's first snow angel...

Carsen's first snow angel....

photo by Kylie

Chloe just love laying in the snow. She thought it was funny! She reminded me of the little brother in the "Christmas Story" . I had her so insulated she could not get up if she fell down.

Miss Landry came by to hang out for a total of 2 minutes. LOL It was so cold!

Carsen was loving the snow!
photo by Kylie

Photo by Kylie

and... we're DONE!

Jan 19, 2011

Bye Bye Baby Bed {So Sad}

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to take Carsen out of his "toddler bed" and move him into a big boy bed... well the jury is still out. He loves it and Chloe does too! Our nap and bedtime routines have been a little difficult but we are working out the kinks {clear throat}. I'm trying to stay positive. At least I get to spend more one on one time with my little guy... right? Carsen is now 2.5 and he's been potty trained for 4 months and now we have removed the pull ups at night. So I thought it was time to take him out of the baby bed. I have to admit I did shed a tear or two when we were carrying out the crib. So many memories. Like when I laid him in it for the first time at 1 year of age. Or how he threw up every night for 6 months because he didn't want to go to bed alone. Yea, I think its time to move on. I'm just sad to see my baby grow up so fast.

Carsen took part in putting his bed together. He is always such a big help.

Chloe... " I want to help"

Taking turns handing Travis the parts...

This was one excited boy!

Woo Hoo!!! I'm a big boy!

Over the next few months I will be transforming the jungle room into a vintage firetruck room. If anyone knows of someone who would like to purchase my jungle decor let me know! His room is fully loaded. All wall art and baby bedding must go. I even know a good artist to finish it off!

Jan 17, 2011

NOLA BCS Sugar Bowl!

The moment the ticker expired on the Arkansas vs LSU game I got a text from my good friend, neighbor, and fellow die hard Hog fan Kylie. It said... "Are you in for the Sugar Bowl" Well I think you know what my response was. What chic would ask for Sugar Bowl tickets for Christmas? Ummm that would be me. And it was worth it!!!! We had an incredible time with the Whiteheads. I did realize one thing. I'm not in my 20's anymore. Although we lost the game it was an experience of a lifetime!

First stop "Port O Call" The best burger and baked potato that side of the Mississippi! Cheers!

Off to Bourbon Street... Not sure what this face is for?

Waiting on the guys to get us some beverages...

We headed down to the Super Dome and ran across a newscaster about to go on air. Well I guess the pictures explains the rest....

Heading in...


We did not mean to dress our hubby's alike. LOL! But they were easy to find in the crowd!

This was our sign if we got separated in a crowd or if the guys just wanted to be "funny". It went on all night. Ha ha!

Let's go HOGS!!!!!

I must be loving that water.... wink wink

A little sadness after the game but we rallied pretty quickly!

More good times....

Jan 13, 2011

Tom's 40th Surprise Birthday NYE Bash!

Good times... Good times... I took over 200 pictures throughout the evening. These are some of the "approved " ones. LOL!

My hot date...

Have you ever seen a cake like this? This is so Tom!

This was such a cute idea. Everyone signed his shirt.

I love this picture.... 2 of my favorite people!

This was a special moment. Amy really pulled off an incredible party!

Myssy, Teresa, Regina, and me

The birthday boy's mom {my aunt} and his wife {Amy}

Whoever came up with this life size stand is a genius! This was the talk of the party!

Do you think we look alike? I never hear that. Ha! Ha!