Monday, January 21, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys and Shout-Outs

Let me take you back to May 2008...that's when we found out that we were having a boy, our Carter.  When she told us it was a boy I was shocked. I almost cried! I had a sister growing up and I had Aubree so all I knew was smocked dresses and long, curly hair. What in the world would I do with a boy? From that day forward all I heard from everyone is "boys love their mommy's" which is very, very true BUT not one single person bothered to tell me how accident-prone boys are! Geez! Here are just a few examples!

First up, we have Carter after turning just 1 year old. He pulled a chair from the kitchen over on his head. He hit the back of his head on the hardwood floor. Let me just say there was a TON of blood! Been in the NICU too long and forgot how bad a head injury bleeds. They were able to glue it but he has a nice little scar.
Next up we have Carter looking all pitiful in the ER yet again a little over a year later. This is the product of furniture not bolted to the wall/floor and having a mom and dad that work night shift. Yes, he pulled a dresser over on himself. Yes, he is lucky he wasn't severely injured. Yes, we felt like crappy parents. 
Are you noticing a pattern of head injuries? this happened last summer. He fell head/face first out of my friends car in our driveway.
Now for Caleb! Doesn't he look all cute in his little LeBonheur hospital gown? This little turkey was behind me in his room while I was hanging his clothes and when I walked out of his room I looked up to the top of the stairs just in time to watch him roll from the top to the bottom. I think that would have to go in my top 3 worst feelings ever. I had no idea he could pull up much less climb stairs and we had just moved in this house . He cried. I cried and cried and cried. Since he fell down 16 steps he had to have a CAT scan and it was normal. 
I think he's part mountain goat or something because I caught him trying to climb the fridge tonight. I had to get a pic before I made him get down, of course. Then while I was cooking he decided to climb on top of the kitchen table and I got him down before he fell and he proceeds to go into the living room and climb on the coffee table where he nose-dived onto the floor. Lawdy!! Aubree may get into lots of stuff and trouble, ha, but she just hasn't really been one to get in a lot of accidents especially head injuries. Lol! I'm knocking on wood right now for that comment about Aubree.

In other news, Brian and I went to practice shooting guns the other night. I don't care how hard I try I am scared to death of those things. Don't get me wrong, if someone comes into my home I will bust a cap in them to protect me and my kids but other than that I just can't make myself enjoy shooting the loud thing. We were shooting handguns. Call me country but I prefer a shotgun! 
I busted out the old camo for our adventure!

Oh Minnesooooooota...good heavens at the temps you are having. Ahhh! That's enough for my eyes to freeze shut again just thinking about it. Ugh!
I miss every single thing about the place except that. That is UNREAL! And it hurts! "Bitterly" in the forecast! Come on! 
Speaking of Minnesota, I had a conversation with Mall of America on IG today and it made me feel all important and warm and fuzzy inside. J/k...kinda! 

The boys found my glasses today and I laughed so I hard I just about cried. Check them out!
 "Did I do that" says my little pale version of Steve Urkel!
He looks like a little old man! Ha!

A few shout outs now! 

This is my cousin, Natalie! I totally just right clicked and copied this off her blog. Lol! I love her and miss her very much! We used to spend almost every Sunday together after chuch. She is a new blogger. She is married to Chris and they have two beautiful little girls. Check out her blog, My Fabulous Life of Woodchucks and Sippy Cups. You'll love her!

Next blog that I am loving is, Jessica, from Simply A Farmer's Wife. She has a ton of DIY projects that are awesome. I found her through a hashtag on IG. I don't know if that comes off creepy, weird, stalkerish...anyways, I felt so connected to her and I love her blog and you will too. Check her out! I didn't include a pic because unlike, Natalie, we are not related so I don't want to go into super creepy mode! Ha!

And another new blogger is Kristin, from The Ackerman Three. She just got a new blog design that is really cute. She also has a beautiful little girl. She's a sweetheart. Check her out! =)

I'm thinking there may be 3 surprised people tomorrow as they have no idea I am highlighting them. I just love finding new people and I am sure most of you do too. I posted my top three favorites last Sunday here.

And last, but certainly not least, for all my friends out there in the world of Instagram (IG), check out my friend at Ophelia503. You will not be disappointed. She has some very stylish clothing at very reasonable prices. Just follow her, pick what you like and get with her with any questions you may have or if you want to order. She is a dear friend that stuck by my side through some not so great times and I am so very proud of her! Here's a peek at a few items in her store. 
How darling is this shirt? 
 Love this one too!
 Colorful Chevron! favorite! Love this one!

That's all for now! Have a great day!


  1. I completely forgot how accident prone Carter was. He looks so cute in that first picture! Little chubby cheeks. That's hilarious that Caleb was crawling up the fridge!! Little daredevil! They look so adorable in your glasses lol! Little Steve and Little Mark (he looks like dad when dad wears his glasses lol!) I didn't know you and Natalie were cousins. I've known her/her family since I was a baby. Is that Ophelia in Covington? Who owns that booth in Old Town Hall? I love that necklace. When I was there Saturday, Carter kept saying when he gets big he's going to shoot people that break in his house lol. Wonder where he heard that from?!

  2. oh gah, boys are tough! i would seriously die if I saw blood....alex had many spills in her younger days but not nearly as many as your boys! LOVE that monkey climing up the fridge, i feel like doing that myself sometimes! :)

  3. "...bust a cap" made me literally laugh out loud. :)

    1. Hahaha! I thought it was funny too!

  4. I didn't know you and Natalie were cousins either! Very cool. Those boys are adorable, but yea I've always heard they are accident prone. Also, LOVE those bright chevron prints from Ophelia. I'm going to have to go check out the booth at Old Town Hall. I follow on IG and love it all!

  5. My son had a constant bruised forehead when he was little. It was terrible. He was always running into stuff and falling down. Love those chevron dresses.

  6. Oh my word, I just noticed you gave me a shout out!!!!! Thanks girl :) :) :)

  7. Thanks, Babe!! Love and miss you, too! I was actually talking about how we used to get in trouble if we were too loud in the back row at church!!

  8. Aww poor little Carter! Let's hope Caleb has better luck than his big brother Lol. I'm impressed at his ability to scale the fridge...he must have some serious biceps and abs!