Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Reese is three. He says the cutest things all the time. like:

"I just love (insert noun here) all the time mom."
"it feels stinky in here."
"ooooh! look at her!" talking to baby jovi
 "last night" pretty much means anytime in the past. example: "Remember when Santa came last night?"
"no way, Jose" (Jose being pronounced HOSE-YAY)

Reese started preschool in January and seems to like it. He gets excited about his projects, but some days he tells me he doesn't want to go because he gets in trouble for not listening.

He loves playing Lego Batman and Lego Indiana Jones.

He also loves the train set that Santa brought to him.

He still loves to eat fruit but dinner time is a struggle. He will tell me, "I already ate last night. " I would say that oatmeal is his favorite food.

He dreamed about a red monster with red eyes and is convinced that it will get him in the night. We put up Christmas lights in his room and told him that monsters are scared of them, so they won't come into his room.

Reese is a little bit of a hypocondriact. He thinks he is going to throw up all the time. If he doesn't like food he will put it in his mouth and make himself gag until he throws up. (This has happened a handful of times and is really annoying.) If he really likes a drink or food he tells us "it is super tasty!"

Reese loves to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house and asks me if "i will go to work now", I think he likes the individual attention. but then he will call and ask me to come and get him a couple of hours later.

He loves to sing songs, when he sings Popcorn, he says, "popcorn popping on the acorn tree"
when he sings itsy bitsy spider he sings, "itsy bitsy spider went down the water stream"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

a name and a blessing

 jovi was blessed today. sweet girl did great. brad said she smiled and cooed during the whole thing.

 afterwards we had everyone come over for a little get together at our house. i am so grateful to have such a wonderful and supportive family. jovi looked lovely and was double blessed with faith.

Monday, January 2, 2012

christmas came!

every year on christmas eve we open our pajamas and go to the cantwell party. here's the best pic of our little family.  we ate tons of food. it was so freaking good! i made home made macaroni and cheese and i have to tell you it was fabulous! i wish i would have gotten more pictures but we were having too much fun. we played bingo, did a puppet show of the nativity and did our gift exchange. it was really really fun. then we went home so that santa could come.
we put reese to bed, and like every night he called for one of us to come down. brad went and reese was telling him all about santa, he was so excited he couldn't sleep! that's the best feeling in the world!
when reese woke up and came upstairs i think he was still a little to groggy to realize what was going on. he saw the train set that santa had set up for him and looked a little confused. then he realized what was going on and got very, very happy. one of his favorite things was that santa left some pistaschios out for his enjoyment. he ate some first thing! then we opened up our gifts.
i thought i went all out this year because i got brad a TV and roku player for our bedroom.
i was proved wrong when i opened up this little baby! a tiny little not that said "i lied".

(back-story: a couple of days before christmas we were out shopping and brad got a call on his phone, they asked for me. so he handed the phone over. the man said he was from RC Willey and wanted to know when i wanted my couches delivered. i immediately handed the phone back to brad, and was like, um....... i hope christmas didn't just get ruined, but at the same time i hope you didn't buy new couches! we can't afford them!" reese and i walked on while brad "cleared up" the situation. the man had the wrong account pulled up. he hadn't ordered couches.)

well, turns out he lied. he did buy the couches that i have been drooling over for the last six months! they are gorgeous! i will have to take a picture and put on here.
little jovi slept right through all the christmas commotion. which was fine. she needed it. santa brought her a little cabbage patch dolly.

my mom and dad came over to see reese's loot and then we all headed to shanea's for the annual christmas brunch. reese was desperate to get back to his toys so we came home for a little while. he played, then napped and then we stopped by lynn and george's, and went to dinner at my parents house. it was an amazing day and i feel so blessed and loved by my family. i love that christmas has turned into so much more than just gifts. it's the best to give and give some more.