Sunday, January 31, 2010

New words

It's been a while since I posted but we have a couple new things now--

k butter= pudding
skeered, as in "I skeered da filaworks" (he was quite traumatized by the Christmas and New Years fireworks.) He also says "I skeered da dark" even though he isn't. Sometimes he says "I be skeered da dark" and it's pretty funny.
nu-nu's (boobies, hehe)
He adds the letter "D" onto the end of certain words, like broken, or on. He says "it's brokened," "i need the feedee (tv) on'ed"
yes sir- he hasn't quite gotten yes ma'am, so everyone male or female just gets a yes sir!
"come err" - come here, Nelly style
"what's that noise?" anytime he hears ANY thing, he has to ask all about it and is very dramatic.
"Oh no!" again, very dramatic
"Wook" instead of "look"
"I need want _____." Instead of using need or want, he uses both of them together.
"How bout dat?" (pointing to whatever he wants, spaghettios, pudding, etc.)
"Pwwwwease" for please, and when he says it he puts his hand up on his forehead for some reason!
"Ice skate shoes" Some of his shoes, he calls ice skate shoes. Don't know why.
"He got wheels" Anything that has wheels, he exclaims "he got wheels!"
"GeeGee" means wake up. He likes us to pretend sleep/snore, so he can yell "GeeGee!!" and laugh hysterically. He does NOT however, like it when he is sleeping and we wake him up by saying it.
When he hears a baby crying in public, he says "hear a baby kyging? he need milk!"
He has picked up a bad word, starts with a d, has a couple of m's, and ends with a t. can you figure it out?
"Hi Guys!" or "Come on guys!" He makes his hot wheels talk to each other and they say this to each other a lot.
"Scuse me!" (when he burps, or accidently runs into the refrigerator)
"Sit in a wap?" (asking to sit in your lap)
"Right now Momma!" This is just funny. Sometimes he just points his finger at me and says "Right now Momma! Right now!"
"Dippit" He loves to dip everything, in ketchup/bbq sauce/ranch...When you ask him if he wants to go to Chick-fil-a, he says "I go Chicky-chay, I gonna dippit!"
He ate his sandwich today and said "it's de-wishes" (delicious).
When he likes something, he "knocks" it, and when he doesn't, he "can't knock it"
He can identify most animals, all the basics, and less common ones like alligators, goats, foxes, sharks, whales, possums, eagles, etc. He loves to read and has lots of pictures books with animals.
He can say his ABC's with help.

You can see the previous posts here and here.

10 Things Friday

I kinda like this!

1- I'm overly ecstatic that Eli has started calling me "Mommy," instead of "Momma." I have always wanted to be called Mommy. I was a little dissapointed that he picked up momma early on and it stuck, but for some reason lately he has decided to change it. YAY!!!!

2- The end is near. (of this pregnancy) I am huffing and puffing, getting out of breath just sitting down, getting heartburn just from drinking water....I have gained 23 lbs and have come to the conclusion that I like my babies better on the outside than the inside! I am in the semi-nesting stage. There are lots of things I want to do, but am simply too tired to actually get up and do them.

3- Eli has finally started watching other dvd's besides Thomas. He still watches Thomas several times a day, but now he also asks for Zoby, "Bobb-a-Builllllder" and Elmo. Variety is nice sometimes.

4- Time to take down the Christmas tree! We are probably the last people with a Christmas tree still up. And the lights are still turned on almost everyday. We really need to take it down and make room for the pack-n-play. Which reminds me, we next year we will need an extra stocking!

5- Getting a new SIL: my brother is getting married in March (just 8 days after Jhett's due date) and I am excited to be getting a new sister-in-law who loves the color pink and cupcakes just as much as I do! In fact, her wedding shower is tomorrow and everything is going to be pink. We are all wearing pink, and will have a pink cake and pink napkins, and the gift I got them is pink too! (well part of it anyway). I wish Michael and Abbey all the best!

6- I don't know what's gotten into my husband lately but I like it! One night he washed the dishes for me, and another night he put up the leftovers and made the bed. I swear the bed was more comfortable that night and I asked him what his secret trick was. The sheets seemed so soft and the pillows were extra fluffy. He has the magic touch! I told him that might be his job from now on LOL!

7- FREE Dreft! Yay for anything free! Although I was disappointed to see that the Pampers Gifts to Grow program no longers offers Starbucks gift cards, I was able to cash in my points for a free 32 load bottle of Dreft. So I can wash all the newborn stuff and it will smell soooo good. And while I was picking that up at BRU, I found a perfectly good pair of cute 5T sweatpants, marked down to .50 because they were part of a 2 piece set. I guess someone stole the shirt? So, they got packed away into the box of big boy clothes. In a few years, Eli will fit in them haha.

8- I'm reading. I never read anymore. Not since I was required to in college. But I have a book called Miss American Pie, I got it a while back at the Dollar Tree. Can't beat that! It's about a girl growing up in the 1970's in Louisiana. So far I like it.

9- Paranormal Activity is the last movie we watched, earlier this week, free from Redbox. It was a bit misleading in that the beginning credits claimed it was based on true events. After watching it I found out that it was based on a compliation of true events in different peoples' lives, and the couple in the movie was completely ficticious. Had I known that, I might not have had nightmares...

10- And last but not least, I want to say how thankful I am for my family, especially my husband who works hard to take care of us, my parents and in-laws who are always willing to provide free babysitting and are there for us when we are in a pinch, and have helped us out tremendously. We are very blessed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

{me, myself & i} challenge

I rarely take pics of myself and when I do, I usually hate them and delete them. But I dug up one for this challenge I found at i scrap. iNg designed this really cute kit called "Me, Myself & I" and you can grab it free on her blog if you'd like to participate in the challenge. 3 lucky winners will get some add-on doodled frames. Happy scrappin!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Theme Song of our House?

Eli has 3 Thomas the Train dvd's:

And I think he watches each one about a gabillion times a day. I swear I hear this song in my sleep:

What's that moving in the corner
What's that shadow on the wall
Don't be afraid, don't be scared
It really is nothing at all
But I saw something in the corner
I saw that shadow on the wall
It's just your imagination
Look! It's just the wise old owl (whooo)

Boo boo, choo choo
Don't be afraid of the dark
It's easily explained you see
Why things go bump in the night - Boo!
Boo boo, choo choo
Don't wander from your track
And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be
Don't be afraid of the dark
The little engine wondered
He thought and thought all night
Really nothing's changed, it's just the same
Just daylight turned to night
But something moved in the corner
A shadow crossed the wall
He closed his eyes, counted ten
And remembered the wise old owl (whooo)
Boo, boo, choo choo
Don't be afraid of the dark
When the lights go out and you have your doubts
Why things go bump in the night - Boo!
Boo boo, choo choo
Don't wander from your mark
And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be
Don't be afraid of the dark
So, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be
Don't be afraid of the dark
Boo boo, choo choo
Don't be afraid of the dark
It's easily explained you see
Why things go bump in the night - Boo!
Boo boo, choo choo
Don't wander from your track
And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be
Don't be afraid of the dark
What's that moving in the corner
What's that shadow on the wall
Don't be afraid, don't be scared
It really is nothing at all
But I saw something in the corner
I saw that shadow on the wall
It's just your imagination
Look! It's just the wise old owl (whooo)
Boo boo, choo choo
Don't be afraid of the dark
It's easily explained you see
Why things go bump in the night - Boo!
Boo boo, choo choo
Don't wander from your track
And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be
Don't be afraid of the dark
No, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be
Don't be afraid of the dark


Monday, January 25, 2010

Just sharing a new LO

I am pretty much LOVING this digi scrappin stuff! Eli is getting so big too, this pic was from a couple months ago and when I was making this page and looking at it, I could totally tell the difference. He looks like a baby here! He is definitely NOT a baby anymore though (sniff, sniff) but that's okay b/c I have another one on the way hehe. Eli will make a good big brother!

If you've noticed, I've renamed the fish section "Eli's Fish" since he has claimed them as his own. Every time he sees me on my blog he says "My fish! Needa feed my fish!!!" He sits in my lap and clicks away and tells them to eat their breakfast.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


S- Crawfish Pie
M- Chicken and dumplings
T- Fiesta Mexican (Corey was not impressed)
W- nachos
T- sandwiches
F- Randoll's with my parents/brother/future SIL and her mom

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Someone was asking me about my homemade laundry detergent earlier today, so I decided to post the recipe here. You can google and find tons of recipes, but this is the one I use:

1 bar zote soap, grated
1 c. borax
1 c. washing soda

I use the white Zote soap. I have tried the pink but it doesn't grate into a powder like the white one does. Some people use Ivory soap too. That is Corey's only chore around the house, grating the soap. And he only has to do it once every few months, b/c this stuff lasts a long time! I normally do a double batch of it. I store it in a juice pitcher and keep a spoon in there. I use two spoons per load. I haven't actually done the math myself, but I've read that it ends up costing about .03 per load. This works great for people with sensitive skin. None of us have that, but we use it because it's cheaper. A few years ago, I could never imagine myself making my own laundry detergent. Why would I want to do that? I'd just buy whatever smelled good at the store. But when I became a SAHM, I started using coupons and learning how to save money since we only had one income. I read online about making your own laundry detergent and decided to check it out. I still buy stuff at the store if it's on a really good sale, like 2.99 or less. CVS and WAGS both have good sales.


Got the idea to do this from Miss Kim over at Walk With Us. Even though it's actually SATURDAY now, and I am up past my bedtime. Btw, that whole "Log Your Memory" thing looks pretty nifty!


Our bedroom is a blah green color. I NEED it to be this color, and soon. Any volunteer painters?

2- Have I mentioned that I jumped on the iPhone bandwagon? Yep. Never thought I would...wasn't too interested. I never thought I would need a phone that farted, had GPS, satellite radio, and all those billion other apps. But when Corey recently threw away my phone charger thinking it was "old and didn't work anymore" (whatever) I had to buy a new one. The charger was 14.99, but I found out I could just upgrade my phone for $19. So, I now have a phone that farts, has GPS, satellite radio, and all those other apps.....although I have yet to "do" anything with it but make a couple phone calls and texts. Corey says he will school me on all that other junk soon.

3- 23 lbs: that's how much I've gained so far during this pregnancy. I was aiming for no more than 20, but I'm already past that at 32 weeks, so I will just have to get over it. This will be our last baby so I can reclaim my body and try to get back in some sort of shape in a few months.

My friend Tonya totally surprised me by subscribing me to one of my fave mags. We had a Christmas exchange and she drew my name. She gave me the December issue along with a Starbucks GC. But it turns out it was the gift that keeps on giving, b/c I just received the January issue. Wondering where it came from, I asked her about it and she subscribed me. How cool is that?! Thank you Tonya!

5- Still working on my Project 365. I'm proud of myself for making it this far at least! I always want to do these fun things but I never follow through. It's day 22 and I haven't given up yet! I haven't figured out what I will do with the pics, or how to organize them, but as soon as I do, I will post my first 2 weeks here.

6- I'm still digital scrapbooking, and started working on some wedding pics yesterday. I can't believe it's been 3 years since we got married! Time sure does fly. Of those 3 years, I have been pregnant 3 times. A lot has changed in our lives!

7- Eli and I met Lacey today at CC's for coffee and to chat. We exchanged Christmas presents (finally) b/c they've only been sitting there over a month now. Eli has been tempted to rip them open several times. She gave me a CC's GC (yay, more coffee!) and gave Eli a Sir Topham Hat car and a TRU GC. We went there and he picked a Percy DVD that came with a Sodor Zoo train car that has a hippo in it. He also got a Matchbox "hairpwane." Thank you Miss Lacey!

8- Man, 10 things, really?! This is getting hard. (this one counts right?)

9- Just a random thing I remembered from earlier. Eli had some apple juice and when he was finished he brought me his empty sippy cup and the pancake syrup. He gave it to me and said "I need this juice pweeeease" and I was like "OMG no!!!" I can only imagine how hyper he would be after drinking straight syrup LOL!

10- Finally! Umm....hmm...lemme think. OH! This pregnancy is still making me have insane dreams. The other night Corey and I moved into my great-grandmother's house which was haunted with ghosts of Anniston and Eli, and I had to really look to tell the difference b/t "ours" and the fakers. And then last night, I was in the witness protection program. At least it's free entertainment!

And now that I am done with the list, goodnight!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Free desk calendar from WAGS

Just passing on a nice freebie I found on Jane4Girls, it's a desk calendar from WAGS. $5.99 shipping, but still not bad! Just use the code FREE4U before Jan 23rd. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

So glad to have normal weather again...

We had this unusually cold weather, I think they said 8 days, of below freezing temps. It is not for me! To make matters worse, Entergy, our power company, were admittedly not equipped to handle the increased usage, causing equipment failure and leaving us in the cold for 10 hours one day and 13 hours the next day. I was not a happy camper. We were all bundled up in the house with long sleeves, extra socks, slippers, and blankets. In the picture, you can see what Eli wore the second day. I could not cook us a hot meal, we had no heat, were in the dark, it was just not fun all around. Eli of course, was more upset that he could not watch Thomas the Train. Every now and then we'd get in the car and get some heat, and just drive around for a change in scenery. Thankfully now we have our beautiful 72+ degree weather back. But yesterday I received an interesting voicemail from Entergy, politely informing us that they are planning to cut the vegetation around the power lines this week and although they do not anticipate this causing an outage, we should be prepared for the possibility. Are you kidding me?! LOL.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Diaper Deal

Picked up some diapers for Jhett at CVS today, $3/pack! Reg 11.99, on sale 8.99 each this week. I used $8 extra bucks and (2) $2 pampers coupons. So $18-$12= $6 total. At 40 diapers per pack, that works out to about 7 and 1/2 cents each. NOT BAD!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Homemade Starbucks!

So, last night I made my first attempt at a homemade Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. I googled some recipes and decided to try. I used Starbucks espresso in my handy dandy espresso machine that my grandma gave me for Christmas last year....put that in the blender with some milk, sugar, choc syrup, and ice. I saved a couple of my Starbucks cups from the drive thru to make it look authentic, and added some whip cream. Pretty close, just need more ice next time.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Addiction

So, I got LOTS of Starbucks GC's for Christmas (thank you everyone!!) and I have been visiting the drive thru quite often. For the past 3 years I have ordered nothing but a tall latte with a 1/2 pack of sugar-in-the-raw. Competely boring to some, but it was "my" coffee. One morning last week Corey asked me to pick him up a Mocha Frappuccino. He wanted a grande, with 2 extra shots. I took a sip on the way to bring it to him at work. Surprisingly, it was not bad! The next day I ordered one for myself, but just a tall, with no extra shot. I really LIKED it, after all these years of thinking I did not like cold coffee! I have become addicted to them, and have graduated to a grande, which does need at least one extra shot. I am resisting the urge to order a venti b/c that would probably need 3 shots and I don't need that much while I'm pregnant!

Monday, January 4, 2010


S- rice and gravy with deer meat
M- BJ's Pizza (40% off on Mondays, can't beat that!)
T- red beans and rice with sausage
W- Outback (using up our gift card)
T- chicken quesadillas
F- Paul and Rusty's house
S- frozen pizza
S- pizza with MeMe and PawPaw
M- Italian Shells and Herbs Hamburger Helper
T- McD's (since we had no electricity)
W- ham and cheese canneloni
T- homemade egg rolls
F- steak fingers and biscuits with white gravy
S- french toast, bacon, eggs, chocolate milk

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Project 365

So I have talked about doing this Project 365 before but never followed through with it. I have told several people lately, the reason I don't make New Year's Resolutions is because I don't want to make a promise to myself that I cannot keep. But, I recently started digital scrapbooking and going to lots of new digi-blogs. I see lots of scrappers that do the Project 365. I thought, if I'm going to do it, January 1st would be a good day to start. I am not really going to promise to do this, but at least I'm going to promise to TRY. So as of January 2nd I am 2/365. I don't know exactly what I'll end up doing with the pics, but I am looking for ideas. I'll try and post them here weekly. Keyword: try.

Happy New Year and hope it is a good one for you!

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