Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ho Ho brings Brock shishies!

This video is from Christmas morning. It is close to 8 minutes long, but I just couldn't cut it shorter :-)

I will have a separate post with some pictures of the kids on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Merry Christmas Eve everyone :-)

Spike and I are sooooo excited for Christmas this year. Spike is a big fish hobbyist. He's had at least one or 2 fish tanks for as long as we've known each other (12 years). We have a beautiful saltwater tank in our bedroom and he just finished setting up a freshwater tank in Brock's room. We've been getting Brock excited for the "shishies" as he calls them. We've been telling him that daddy is getting the fishies house ready for "Ho Ho" so that "Ho Ho" can bring him fishies on Christmas morning.

Whenever you ask him what he wants Santa to bring him for Christmas, he gets all excited and says "Ho Ho Shishy!" So cute! We already have our plan in action to record his reaction once the fish are in the tank. Spike is at the store getting them now!! He is going to put them in the tank tonight when we leave to go to my mom's house for dinner. Then he is going to wrap the tank with wrapping paper so Brock can open it up in the morning!!! OMG! I cannot wait!!

Hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

YAY Brock! No more "Fire-Fire"

YAY!!!! Brock is officially done with the pacifier!! Or "fire-fire" as Brock called it :-) On Monday, December 20, 2010 I put Brock down to bed. He handed me his pacifier and said, "Mamma, broken." I took it from him and sure enough he chewed through it. This has happened a few other times, but we had extras around. I took this as my opportunity to break him of this habit! I told him, "Aww man! Yup its broken.  Take your buddies and hold them tight so you can sleep!" He took all 4 of his buddies (Fraffe, Buddy, Bit, and Ah-Ah)... that would be his giraffe, his 2nd giraffe, his frog, and his monkey... He whined for the 2.5 seconds it took me to walk to the door and that was it!! He fell asleep with no fuss. He woke up at 1am and 6am crying for it though :-( I went in and explained to him again that his pacifier was broken and they were all gone. He accepted it and fell back asleep.  The next morning he woke up and was fine. We got in the car to go to my sister-in-law's house. On the way there he started whining for his pacifier. I told him it was broken and it was all gone. He was quiet for a little bit then goes, "fire-fire Dawn's house!!" Little shit! He remembered he had a pacifier at my sister-in-law's house! I was like, "um... nope! She doesn't have any either. They are all gone now." He accepted it and was fine! When I picked them up after work she told me that he went down for his nap without it!!

Yesterday I had to START our Christmas shopping (i know...). I was scared because I didn't have a pacifier for him in case he had a meltdown. Well guess what!? He was as calm as a cucumber! (Or is it as cool as a cucumber?) I got pretty much all of our shopping done (minus our kids, 1 niece, and our newest baby cousin (also my godson!))! Pretty awesome! Both kids were amazing!!! Thank you babies!!

Well, last night Brock went to bed without his pacifier again! Didn't even ask for it. He did ask for it this morning though. He was crying hysterically. I went into his room and he was like, "Broken! Mamma, fire-fire go?" I explained it all over and then he started crying and said, "Mamma, buuuuurrr." LOL. That's how he says booger! So I grabbed a tissue and made him blow. He blew and in his cute little morning voice goes, "I did it!" Why is he so cute!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

This year I sort of forgot to add the expense of having our Christmas cards added to our budget... so I decided to just create a photo card and email it to our family and friends.  So, from our family to yours:

Sneak peek...

Tee hee... I am working on putting together a slideshow of all the pictures I have neglected to put on here lately! LOL. Here is a cute video of Brock playing in our 1st big snowfall of the season and a couple pictures :-)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thank you Shutterfly!!

I entered my page in Shutterfly's Share Project promotion a couple weeks ago and was just notified that I won a $25 gift card!! All I had to do was post a picture of a photo card project I've purchased from Shutterfly onto my blog and send Shutterfly a link to my blog so they could verify it!! I am so excited!!! Now I can order my Christmas cards and a few personalized gifts for Spike and our parents!!! YAYAYAYAY!!!!! I better get on it! I'm running out of time :-)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brock's 2 year birthday invites

I don't think I ever shared with you guys the birthday invites I made for Brock's birthday this year! I made them on Shutterfly and LOVED them! I got so much feedback from family and friends that said this was the best invite ever!! 

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