Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Suits and Hello

Charlie has surprised us by LOVING to listen to broadway music.  It all started with the 2013 Tony Awards. 

When we saw how much it captured his attention we started playing the songs for him every night before bed.  That bloomed into searching for old Tony performances, Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit from How I Met Your Mother and tickets to The Book of Mormon for mom and dad.

Now he sings along and sometimes even mimics the performers!  We plan to take him to some performances for kids as soon as possible.

This morning we played "Suits" on the way to Newcomb and mom and Charlie did some hand motions and sang along and had a good giggle fest over the whole thing.  Swoon.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A fun Meme

Something fun to pass the time.  Got it from Roni's blog.

1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
    Closed!  It's creepy having it open at night.
2: Do you take the shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotel?
    yes and I never use them, they just sit there collecting dust and my good money-saving intentions.
3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
    Out on the sides but tucked in on the bottom.
4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
    Nope, seems WAY too hard to get it out of the ground!
5: Do you like to use Post-It notes?
    I love having post it notes but hardly ever use them.  I have all colors!
6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
    I think a bear.
8: Do you have freckles?
    No, not really.
9: Do you always smile for pictures?
    Yes I do, I look way better in pics if I smile.
10: What is your biggest pet peeve?
    Know-it-all syndrome.
11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
12: Have you ever peed in the woods?
    Yes, when camping.
13: What about pooped in the woods?
    Same answer here!
14: Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
    Oh yeah, when I'm feeling silly.
15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?
    No, never had the chewing urge.
16: How many people have you slept with this week?
    Just one :)
17: What size is your bed?
18: What is your song of the week?
    The power of two, our wedding song, just listened to it and sang it last night.
19: Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
    Yes.  In fact, my son has a pink pacifier.
20: Do you still watch cartoons?
    Eh, not really, but I see that changing as the bean gets older.
21: What’s your least favorite movie?
    Tough one.  Boys and Girls comes immediately to mind.  Almost walked out of it.  SUCH a bad movie.
22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
    In my backyard!
23: If you’re a girl, bra size? If you’re a guy, pants size?
    A girl never reveals!
24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
    Special sauce if they have it, but mostly a mixture of ketchup and mustard.
25: What is your favorite food?
    Hmm, pizza and enchiladas, but not together.
26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
    So many wonderful movies.  Sense and Sensibility, Shawshank, The Fugitive, When Harry Met Sally, Anne of Green Gables, The Bourne movies, I coudl go on and on.

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
    My son and husband, ahhh.
28: Were you ever a Boy/Girl Scout?
29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
    Hell yes!
30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
    Valentine's day.
31: Can you change the oil on a car?
    No, but I could learn.  I can change a tire.
32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
33: Ever ran out of gas?
34: Favorite kind of sandwich?
35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?
    I've been digging oatmeal with half and half and brown sugar lately.  But I also love pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried eggs, cinnamon rolls...
36: What is your usual bedtime?
37: Are you lazy?
    Oh yes.
38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
    I can't really remember!
39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?
40: Are you horny?
    Not right this second :)
41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
    Yes!  Real Simple, EW, Parents and another one on the way.
42: Which are better, Legos or Lincoln Logs?
    Not sure, another opinion I'm sure I will be forming in the near future.
43: Are you stubborn?
    I don't think so but my husband might think differently.
44: Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
    Letterman.  But I like the late night guys the best.
45: Ever watch soap operas?
    LOL Only Days of our Lives when I was really young.  Too funny.
46: Are you afraid of heights?
47: Do you sing in the car?
    My favorite!
48: Do you sing in the shower?
    Not really, can't do two things at once.
49: Do you dance in the car?
    Kind of.
50: Ever used a gun?
    Once or twice.  Don't dig it.
51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
    My wedding which was many years go.
52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?
    No :)
53: Is Christmas stressful?
    Only with the family drama, but I do love all the rest.
54: Ever eat a pierogi?
    I am a polack!
55: Favorite type of fruit pie?
    I don't love pie.  I suppose if I had to pick it would be apple.
56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
    Hmm, a vet.
57: Do you believe in ghosts?
58: Ever have a deja-vu feeling?
59: Take a vitamin daily?
    I do my best!
60: Wear slippers?
    Yes, but only when it's cold.
61: Wear a bath robe?
    No, but I want to :)
62: What do you wear to bed?
    Tank top and pants usually, until it gets hot, then just a tank.
63: First concert?
    I can't really remember.  I wish I were more into music.
64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
    Uh, Target all the way.
65: Nike or Adidas?
66: Cheetos Or Fritos?
    I love both!
67: Peanuts or sunflower seeds?
    Sunflower seeds.
68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
    No but I will google them!
69: Ever take dance lessons?
    No, but I would LOVE to.
70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
    I'm married and I imagine him doing something in sports.
71: Can you curl your tongue?
72: Ever won a spelling bee?
    Ah, so close!  Second place in sixth grade.  Darn you, 'astronaut'!  Lost to Minda Pengally.  She scored almost perfect on her SATs and is a librarian now.
73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
    I have.
74: Own any record albums?
    Yes, my hubby's hobby.
75: Own a record player?
    I do!
76: Regularly burn incense?
    No but I light candles now and then.
77: Ever been in love?
    Right now!
78: Who would you like to see in concert?
    Pink and Gwen Stefanie oh, and Kelly Clarkson.
79: What was the last concert you saw?
    Not really a concert but went to see Ingrid Lucia perform in a bar.
80: Hot tea or cold tea?
81: Tea or coffee?
82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?
83: Can you swim well?
    I'm ok but would love to learn to swim laps.
84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85: Are you patient?
    I think so.
86: DJ or band, at a wedding?
    Both are great, a band is probably more romantic.
87: Ever won a contest?
    Well, yeah, a few design contests.
88: Ever have plastic surgery?
89: Which are better, black or green olives?
    Yuck. Hate olives.
90: Can you knit or crochet?
    I can crochet a little.
91: Best room for a fireplace?
    Family room, although I think bedroom would be very romantic.
92: Do you want to get married?
    Yes, and I am!
93: If married, how long have you been married?
    A little over 8 years.
94: Who was your HS crush?
    Eh, nobody important.
95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
    Not really, but I am persistent and will keep at it.
96: Do you have kids?
    Yep.  One and one on the way.
97: Do you want kids?
    I don't think so but not ruling anything out.
98: What’s your favorite color?
    Orange and turquoise right now.
99: Do you miss anyone right now?
    My husband and son.  And my grandma.

That was kind of fun :)  Sent to Terry and will post if he answers the questions.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Charlie waving to the neighbor

Doesn't get any cuter than this...I just LOVE his orange shorts.

Chinese food dinner

Yesterday was Mom and Dad's 8th anniversary so we went out for Chinese!  It's been a while since we went out to dinner and Charlie was a treat.  He loved the food and drank dad's Diet Coke and played with chopsticks.  Adorable.  In fact, at one point without our knowing he pulled out the straw and put it into the bucket with the chopsticks then pulled out a chopstick and stuck it in the drink like a straw!  Tots adorbs.

It's kind of hard to tell but here he is with the chopstick in the drink  :)

Easter Weekend

Charlie had a very fun Easter egg hunt at school.  We found out lots of interesting information about him hanging out with the teachers like the fact that he doesn't talk much.  Their theory is it's his way of having some control.  Interesting!  Although that day he did tell his friend Aubrey to "go away!" when Aubrey came up to him while he was drawing.  This is most likely him repeating what Mom tells Molly sometimes :)  I guess he just didn't want to be disturbed!

They enjoyed hearing him talk, though, and he said "Mommy" several times during the afternoon which I, of course, loved.

Another of his teachers told us he is a "free spirit" which makes me happy. 

He LOVED looking for Easter eggs, drawing with chalk and just generally running around with his friends and teachers.  He also drank and drank and drank the delicious apple cider!

Then we had some fun cleaning out the car and eating greek yogurt with Dada...

Sunday Charlie found his Easter basket on the back steps and had some fun with chalk and bubbles followed by a picnic in Audubon with friends and yummy strawberries!

Overall the weekend was a total blast.  The weather was beautiful and we were all beat by the end, especially mama. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Busy fun weekend

We had a very busy and fun weekend. We did our normal weekly shopping on Saturday then Sunday we went to the grocery store early, came back and cleaned up the house. Then Linda and her husband and son came over to drop off a crib, toys, clothes and bedding which was so generous. After they left we walked to Tulane for the family fun day where we ate gumbo and saw some Tulane and Newcomb friends. Nap time followed the. Some water table play and a baseball game on the radio.

We had a great dinner of buffalo meatballs and made some chili for the week.

We started our two week meal plan and are excited to see how it goes!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chillin' in the backseat

Charlie doesn't always love riding in the car but he sure gets comfy back there...

Showing Dada gentle touch

Charlie showing his dad some lovin'...or shushing him, we can't always tell which :)

Outside play and Dada's drinks!

Nothing more that Charlie loves than playing outside and drinking Dada's drink!  Here are a few cute pics of each...


We cut Charlie's hair over the weekend, tried to do it myself.  The results are questionable.  Should we or should we not take him to a professional? :) 

I've decided that he really has hair just like Owen Wilson...straight in the front, a little curly/wavy in the back!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Collar bones

This morning Charlie woke up and while I was holding him in his sleepy haze he started playing with my collar bones. It was so dang sweet.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chairs just his size

We did a quick Walmart run and Charlie could not resist these chairs so we grabbed a couple to use this summer. We figured he could use them inside and out. His favorite is to push them all over the house. Here are a few pics of Charlie eating ice on the front porch in his new chairs.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fun with chalk

Charlie loves to be outside. Last night after we got home from school he found a piece of chalk and we had some fun with it!

1.5 million fuel!

Terry hit 1.5 million nike fuel points today!!! Next stop is 2 million and he's giving himself 4 months to get it. Woohoo!!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Helping with chores

Charlie loves helping with chores around the house. He helps us unload the dishwasher, do laundry and wipe spills.

Here are a few pics of him helping to take out the recycling: