Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Little Boy who Never Walked!!

Yes, I am talking about Mr. Brock Daniel!! He will NOT walk no matter what we do to encourage or help him. The thing is, he CAN walk, he just chooses not to. Tonight over at my parents house, he was taking little steps between my mom and dad. He did it like 3 times and then was like Mr. Jello Legs and started to scream. During the day all he wants to do is crawls and if I try to walk him he just gets mad at me and falls to the floor.

I guess why I am getting so frustrated is Landon started walking at 9 months. He was a GREAT walker and did not do anything to get him to walk... one day he just took off across the room. Now, little B just wants to be carried!! He acts like it is too much work to walk and frankly, I am super nervous that he is not going to walk for awhile. I just want him to reach that next milestone and he is not ready.

I know that most parents worry about these things and in the end the kid walks and it was no big deal. Still, I wonder if it my fault that he is not walking yet...

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Love Story Between Landon & McDonald's

All I can say is, whoever is in charge of marketing for McDonald's is a down right genius!!

Before this last fall, going to McDonald's was a VERY rare occasion because Brady and I think it is greasy and bad for you. Well, that all changed when Landon started preschool last fall. He was having a real hard time being left at school, so one day I told him if he sat down nice in circle and didn't cry when I left him, I would get him McDonald's after school. It worked like a charm!! .

I have got in the bad habit of once a week picking it up after school as a "treat." Now, he wants it all the time and throws the biggest fit every time we go by one! When we run errands in the morning or we are leaving Lifetime Fitness he asks if we can go and I always say "no, not today" and he start screaming and crying... really? It is only McDonald's kid. What MD has figured out though is, the kids don't really care about the food, they want the stupid toy that comes in the cute little box.

He is too far gone to go back now. Even if we never went back, he would still cry for his chickie nuggets, fries and toy... it will forever be on his mind. Ugggg, those darn golden arches!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Great Recipe!! Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Blondies

These are a yummy low-cal treat that I love oh, so much!! They are not only good, but they are super easy to make and there are not too many ingredients :-)

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
table salt
1 1/2 cups unpacked
brown sugar
6 tablespoons
light butter
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chip
1/3 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350°F In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternating with water. Stir in chips.

3. Spread into a foil-lined 9- x 13-inch baking pan. Bake until golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Remove foil and cut into 24 two-inch squares.

Lock on Our Door...

We have had a problem with Landon sleeping in our bed since... well, he was born!! We have tried everything to break him from the habit, but it has got to the point where he now sleepwalks into our room, jumps in our bed and falls asleep in the middle of the night! He is definitely sleeping because the other night he came in around midnight and Brady tried to talk to him and there was nothing... so strange.

So, we decided that it is time to try our last resort, a lock on our door. I have not wanted to do this because my parent ALWAYS locked their door at night and I hated it. I hated it because I was worried something might happen and I would not be able to get to them for help. Well, nothing ever happened and I turned out okay, so tomorrow we are going to buy a new lock for our door so he will not be able to come in.

We have no idea if this will solve the problem, but it is worth a shot. It may even make it worse, because now he may start screaming and crying outside our door and then we will HAVE to get up and deal with him. I am hoping eventually he will be too embarrassed to sleep with his parents, but as of right now, he would not have it any other way... did I also mentioned that we just spent a large sum of money redoing his room because he told us that he would stay in his bed at night if we did?? Yeah, well he now sleeps in his bed for half the night.

To be continued...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My New Favorite Thing!!

So, after years of spending a ton of money on expensive face creams, I took a gamble last weekend at the store and bought a $5 moisturizer. Seriously, I am so happy with it and it works better than any of the other creams I had been using. I have already seen a huge difference in my skin's texture and it is not oily when I put it on. LOVE IT :-) I feel like a commercial right now, but it really is awesome!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Do Teachers Sleep at School?"

Landon saids the funniest things, like most 4 year olds do... but one of the funniest topics that has been on his mind lately is wondering what his teachers do outside of school. Here are a few things that he has said in the past couple weeks:

- Do teachers have kids?
- Do teachers live at school?
- What does teachers eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner?
- Do teachers have a house?
- Do teachers drive?

It goes on and on!! I remember when I was little and in school, I thought that the teacher lived at school and had no life beyond the classroom. Just cracks me up what little minds think about during the day :-)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new!

Wow, it has been awhile since I last posted... I haven't even check this poor blog in 2 months!!

Anywho, we are in the midst of re-decorating the boy's room. I thought I would be super sad that the baby decor was coming down and the walls were going to be repainted, but I am not! I am soooooo excited :-) Their room was the first room we painted 5 years ago when we bought our house and I was pregnant with Lands and it the first to be repainted. We went out and bought a full size bed for Landon (and when Brock gets old enough, he will sleep in the bed too)! We were going to get a bunk bed, but Landon insisted at the store that he WOULD NOT sleep in it, and we believe him... he said he just wants to sleep with his Brockie. He likes sleeping with "someone" so this will work out great :-)

We also bought a super cute Pottery Barn bedding set, soooo adorable. It is going to be a big boy room for my two big boys!!!

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