Sunday, June 28, 2009

Show Me Where You Live- Master Bedroom Edition

Last week on "Show Me Where you Live" was bathrooms. If you have seen our bathrooms, you know they are a thorn in my side. There was no way I was putting them out there for all of "blogdom" to see. (Trust me they are TERRIBLE!) Well, this week is master bedrooms at Kelly's blog. I like our bedroom quite a bit, so for your viewing pleasure...please enjoy our room.
This is our room looking in from the hall. I love the color of our room. When we first got married, we lived in an apartment and outside our bedroom window was a flood light. At midnight, our room was so bright, so needless to say we wanted our room to be as dark as possible. I definitely think we accomplished our goal, you can't see anything at night...super cozy. Our curtains were a Wal-mart special and our bed was a DIY project. The December before we got married Jason's aunt offered us her bedroom set (bed, dresser and "tv" cabinet) for free. It was pretty old and not really our style, but we knew we could make it work, afterall it was free! After sanding, painting, and some new hardware, I think it turned out pretty good.
We got this cross on our honeymoon in Cozumel. Everytime I look at it, it takes me back to our honeymoon. Such a fun trip!This is our 2nd part of our DIY project, the "tv" cabinet. I hate to say it but those 2 drawers are pretty much all the drawer space that Jason gets. What, I've got lots of clothes. (part of my goal this week is to go through my clothes and take them to Goodwill...we will see if that gets accomplished!)
My sister made this picture frame for us as a wedding present and I love it. I think she did such a great job!
This is the last part of our DIY project, our dresser. (Please excuse the t-shirt that is hanging out of the drawer, but that is so me! There is always something hanging out of a drawer...I'm not the neatest person.) =)

Friday, June 26, 2009


This is what happens when little boys put their own shoes on. We will keep working on this skill. =)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

What a busy weekend we have had! Saturday, we went to Brownsville to see Jason's dad. (Happy Father's Day Danny!!!) We ate pizza and then went swimming. Jackson had a BLAST swimming with his cousin Reed. Poor Reed...Jackson kept wanting to hug and kiss him, he would not leave him alone.

Video of the first swim of the summer. The boys had so much fun! (Please ignore Jackson at the very end of this video. He was trying to spit in the pool...Total boy!)

*Swimming with Mommy

*Swimming with Daddy
Sunday, we ate lunch with my Dad and both my grandfathers. (Happy Father's Day Pop, Gaga, and Dad!!!) After we ate, we went back to my parents house and showed Jackson a little turtle my dad had found.
*Tiny little box turtle
*Taking it all in
*Not too sure about this turtle

*Decided that he liked it.

Happy Father's Day Jason! You are such a great Daddy. Jackson and "gummybear" are very lucky to have you as their Dad. We love you!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Slumber Party with Mimi and Buddy

Saturday night, Jackson had a slumber party with 2 of his favorite people in the world: my parents Mimi and Buddy. Jackson loves to ride on Buddy's tractor, he talks about it all the time. Needless to say, as soon as we dropped him off, they spent an hour riding on the tractor.
*Two peas in a pod!
Buddy taught Jackson how to raise and lower the bucket on the front of the tractor. (Notice the concentration on Jackson's face) Buddy will have Jackson driving the tractor by the time he is 3.
*Snug as a bug and ready for bed!

*What do you do when you wake up in the morning? Go sit on the tractor and practice for your next ride!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

MDO...Round 2

Well, today was the beginning of MDO. Most of my friends know that Jackson was kicked out his first MDO in April. Yes, yes, you read that right. They kicked my sweet, precious, 21 month old out of MDO. Since April, I have had this terrible nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. When you are told that your precious child is "aggressive" and there isn't much they can do with him, you start to question what you are doing wrong as a parent. The more I have prayed about it and hear from friends and family, the more I know that it was nothing that we are doing wrong. So, with my stomach in knots, my sweet 23 month old started MDO #2.

The morning started off a little rough. While I was getting me and him ready for the day, he was acting out in all of his terrible 2 glory. While I was getting him dressed, he was spitting. While I was making him lunch, he was screaming on the floor. At one point, he bumped the back of his head on the stove...when I bent down to check on him, he flipped over and bumped his lip on the tile floor causing it to bleed. And then, in the blink of an eye, he was my sweet boy again!

*Typical 1st day of school pic. (He is over his tantrum here)

*What do you know, the tantrum came back.

When we got to school, he was pretty timid. He is definitely at a stage where strangers are BAD. He started crying when I handed him over to his new teachers. When I picked him up from school, they said that he had a good day! Praise the Lord. We have been praying over him that the Lord would shower him with sweetness and that his teachers would have extra patience with him. The Lord answered our prayers!

*Much happier after a long day!