Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tom and Jerry

As we're browsing through Hastings' discount videos, low and behold, Jesse found a little treasure. Although made in the 40's and 50's, Tom and Jerry continues to entertain ages 4 to 33 on a cold, blizzardy night! I think we might have to find an old Bugs Bunny next, Colton didn't even know who Taz was!!!

Monday, January 29, 2007

For Shelby Dawn

Ok, with my crazy weekend I didn't catch when Jackie did her Ode to Shelby , sorry Shelbs! So here is the silliest, sweetest little mother hen that we have had the pleasure in knowing! I always knew from the moment that she would get home from school, Colton would receive about 5,000 hugs and kisses from her! She always watched out for him! I miss her now that she is so far away and am excited to see how she becomes a great woman for God! She is how I imagine Jackie was as a little girl! As Jackie would say "Sassy-fras"!

P.S. Frank and Jackie you make great kids, what did ya have to stop for!!! Hee Hee!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Flashback friday: Addition to Jackie's

Today Jackie had an ode to Shae on her blog and I thought I would add to it. She is such a spunky little girl with a heart of gold. She will go from racing around the room to snuggling in your lap (at least for a minute)! It is amazing to see her growing up so quickly (I think we need to see you soon!) I thought I would add a few pictures of how I remember Shae-Shae, that Jackie didn't have! (When she features Shelby, I have some choice shots of her, too!)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cabin Fever

Recipe to entertain two little boys that have a serious case of cabin fever?

- Combine a couple of gallons of green water (food coloring)
- Add bathtime toys, sponge letters and various cups, bottles and measuring cups
- many wet towels

Let marinate for a good 45 minutes and hopefully it will be gone at least until this afternoon.

Got any other good ideas?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Potty Tickets

So as you may know we struggle on a nightly basis with stalling and are now trying something new! Colton has been trying to save for a Hot Wheels bike for some time now, and as much as we can, we try to reward him when he helps out or has particularly good behavior. I got the idea out of a magazine to have a potty ticket and a drink ticket (or whatever your kid uses as an excuse) to use as way to let him get out of bed once for each. He puts them under his pillow and then if he wants to use them, he can, but in the morning he gets to cash in each ticket for 50 cents each! This worked really well last night considering that he use to get up 4-6 times each night (and trained himself to be able to get at least a drop or two out to avoid punishment)! So that is the saga for this week, I pray that this sticks for a while, because the stalling thing was really getting out of hand!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

25 week pics: Halfway there!

Ok so I know that 20 weeks is technically half way there, but I really only fix my hair and wear makeup about once a week, so you get 25 weeks! And yes, immediately after pics, I was in Old Navy fleece pants and a giant t-shirt! Baby is growing well (as you can plainly see!) and I'm feeling really good! He's already measuring a couple weeks bigger, but I blame that on the great food that we indulged in during the holidays! Other than that, no big news. We started looking at baby, someone convinced me to put the crib, swing and stoller in our garage sale last year, saying "oh, by the time we have a kid we'll get other stuff". I don't think Jesse quite realized how soon we were actually going to have a kid- denial, maybe :) I've been checking out Ebay and found some really great deals, anybody out there with experience buying from Ebay? Let me know. Not sure if it is worth it or just better to buy directly from companies (Babies R Us, WalMart etc.) Just curious.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Let me be the first to introduce you to the proudest little boy (at least in our house)! Last night he earned his Cubbie vest. We started Awana's last week and he had to learn 4 memory verses. He practiced almost every night and yesterday told his teacher his verses! he walked around so proud and wanted to wear it over his jammies to bed, it was pretty cute! I went to Awanas when I was a kid and remember having a great time. I hope that it helps him grow and make some good friends along the way.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Personal Observation:

Why being pregnant is like being a 4 year old.
(or at least my 4 year old!)

1. I have to go pee at the most inconvenient times and "right now".
2. It's the only time you look cute in overalls, but due to #1 sometimes not the best idea!
3. I am highly suggestible by commercials. For him its every gadget or toy, for me, food!
4. I need a nap.
5. If I don't get a nap I admit that I may become "slightly irrational". :)
6. I have become clumsy. Dropping things, tripping, running into things with my shin...
7. Spaghetti and chocolate brownies* sound like an appetizing breakfast!

That's all I can really think of right now, hope you all are having a great week! All of those with new babies, Kris and Rachel in Las Vegas, LB waiting with expectancy, and all the rest of you ladies out there!
I was digging through baby clothes and Colton decided that waterbaby (that's his name) needed a new outfit (usually he is found naked, so anything is an improvement!). I snapped a few pictures of them.
*P.S. I actually had an egg sandwich for breakfast :)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Confessions

1. For breakfast I had Colton's leftover Fuddruckers mac and cheese... um, with nacho Doritos crunched into it. (Hey I take my vitamins!)
2. Last night at the gym I got caught up in the Divine Design tv show and now my lower back, hips and rear end are killing me from being on the treadmill too long!
3. Colton just informed me that his stomach hurts. Ug! A weekend of the diarrhea flu that is going around is not going to work into my plans. (Though I do like it when we just snuggle on the couch and watch movies!)
4. Jesse and I stayed in bed until 8:15 a.m. ...Kids show up at 8:30! hee hee
5. As a result of #4, I skipped the shower today and went with a commando deodorant shower! (Hey, in my defense, I had to soak in the tub last night due to #2, so I'm not totally stinky!)
6. I miss my Christmas decorations.
7. Almost more than presents, I love getting "picture" Christmas cards in the mail because I just enjoy looking at the fridge and seeing all the great friends we have. I said, almost!
8. I desperately want to go to Disneyland again! (We went for our honeymoon and are going again in 2010)
9. This week the preschool letter of the week is M. Today we are learning about monkeys. My motivation... I get to make monkey bread for snack time!
10. I love watching Little Einsteins with Colton and am looking forward to the new episodes this weekend!

Well now you know my little confessions for the week, hope it wasn't too shocking! If you know me than I doubt they were! Hope you all have a great weekend, please pray that Colton doesn't start barfing all over the place!!!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Random Pictures

So I was informed today that I have not put enough pictures of Colton up lately, so my dear Shelby and Shae...

Ninja Colton
Colton and Kacie sacked out on the trip from KC to their house (4hrs).
Colton and Kacie in their matching jammies from Grandma & Grandpa Bulit.
P.S. I would put pictures of my new nephew up, but apparently my sister and bro-in-law are too busy changing diapers (Evan is still battling the flu) and getting deprived of sleep to put a few more billion pictures to satisfy me. I mean, how selfish, really! (if you didn't note the silly sarcasm, I obviously don't really mean it! hee hee)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Welcome Blake!!!

Let me be the first to introduce you to Blake Douglas Magnusson!
Born-January 8th, 7:13 pm
Weight- 9 pounds!
Length- 22 inches long

It is taking all of my strength not to grab the credit card and slap an airplane ticket to Kansas City on it!!! (Don't worry Jesse, I won't!)
Congratulations Brent, Connie and Evan!!! Love you guys so much!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Anxiously Awaiting Aunt

This is my brother-in-law, sister and little nephew that live in Kansas City and I direct you to the bulging tummy of my sister. By the time that you read this she will be in the hospital having my nephew, Blake Douglas Magnusson. She is going in Monday morning to be induced. Hopefully my next blog will have pictures of him. I am just absolutely excited and am reminded of the miles that lay between us. I am praying that God will make it possible for me to go and visit them in February or March! Praying for her labor to go quickly and smoothly and that baby Blake will be born healthy! Love and miss you Connie, Brent and Evan!!!

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Brown Family

So most of the Great Fallsians probably already have met this family, but for all of you that don't, let me be the first to introduce you to Jeff, Suzanne, Andrew and Aubrey. We met at the Flemings small group and are just getting to know each other! Funny story though, Jeff and I actually went to Tech School (AF) in Missouri about 7 or 8 years ago at the same time! Crazy small world! They are a great family and I am excited to get to know them better! Check them out!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Resolution Blog

Ok so I never take resolutions too seriously, but I'll share a few of my goals coming into the new year!
1. Go to the gym at least 4 times a week. (chuckle)
2. Pamper myself (i.e. pedicure, manicure, massage or hair cut) at least 3 times a month. (Somehow I have a feeling that this one won't get broken!)
3. Eat 1 fresh veggie and 2 fresh fruits each day.
4. Do dishes every night. (I hate dishes and I have a nice dishwasher!)
5. Do all laundry at least once a week. (I have a bad habit of getting the stuff cleaned and folded, just never gets put away! Drives Jesse crazy! hee hee!)
6. Save money! (ha)
7. Drink at least 5 bottles of water per day! (Yes I know that you should drink 8, but believe me, 5 is a big improvement!)
8. Get my Christmas stuff put away before February. (I can handle this one!)
9. Blog more often and write letters/cards.
10. Start working on basement so that we can move our bedrooms downstairs before baby comes! More specifically do at least 1-2 projects per week! Right now it is three giant storage rooms and an un-usable bathroom!

So I came up with 10, even though I am sure that there are many more areas in my life that could use a little sprucing up! Ha! I challenge all of the blog ladies to blog their resolutions, maybe it will inspire me to keep mine longer than this week! Good Luck everyone!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Toys, tissues, bedtime and babies

Toys: Besides all the new stuff he got from Christmas, Colton is discovering all of his old toys that he hasn't seen in over a month. And, may I add, takes twice as long to clean up!

Tissues: Since we've been back, I had to go to Sam's Club to get a massive supply of tissues to strategically place throughout the house to deal with constantly running noses. We picked up some of those Shower Soother things (tablets that dissolve in your shower to help with congestion), I'll let you know if they work or just a gimick that smells good!

Bedtime: So bedtime for Colton is always a struggle, but now I've got some leverage. He really wanted a HotWheels bike for Christmas, but I was not about to lug a bike all the way to Iowa/Kansas/SouthDakota and all the way back. So for every night that he stays in his bed he will get money towards his bike.
Glimpse into our world: (after 10 minutes of similar dialog, we finally get to this)
me: Colton go to bed.
Colton: but I need you mom
me: Go To Bed, Head On Your Pillow, Now
Colton: I dropped (insert various stuffed animal here) I need you to get him, or he will cry
(quiet for 2 minutes)
Colton: Well fine mom, but God made us special and he loves us very much! (VeggieTales influence?)

Babies: So my sister is hours/days from having my nephew Blake Douglas Magnusson and I am soooooooooooo excited. Without getting into details, her body is making its final preparations for his arrival and I am just waiting by the phone with anticipation! No exciting news about our little guy, except that he moving like crazy and I can't eat enough Tums. Didn't have the acid problem with Colton, we'll see if the hair myth is true (They say that a baby that has a bunch of hair will give you heart burn).

So I really dislike this picture that was taken the day before we were leaving, without makeup, hair done or thought of wearing a semi-cute outfit. But it is what it is and the only one of us together with our baby bellies.