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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NOW - STOP

What do you do when you are trying to discipline your child and you see this looking back at you?



Or this?


This is exactly what happened to me last week. Since the boys are getting older and we are trying to get them to realize they can lay down/sleep anywhere besides their crib, we have been letting they lay on our bed with us and watch tv. Well, Jaxson was trying to take something off the dresser he wasn't supposed to and I sat up and said 'Jaxson, stop it NOW' with my finger up just like in the first picture. My little booger did it right back at me!

Then another day, my husband does the sign language 'STOP' per Super Nanny's advice in a past episode. Well, the second picture is our little, sweet Jayce doing just that back at us.

Now for the question of the day: How do you discipline your children when they are disciplining you right back?


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years

I can't remember what I was doing yesterday at this time, let alone a week ago. I can, however, remember exactly where I was 10 years ago today. I was 18, just out of high school, working full time with my Mom at her job. It was a call center so naturally everybody was able to have radios and for some odd reason, tvs, on this day. We normally didn't get to have tv's out but someone got the ok. I guess it was a blessing in disguise because they saw first hand what was going on and let all of us know. It was one of those moments where you hear the news and you stay silent for what feels like an eternity trying to process the information.

Immediately, we got out other tvs and put them all over the room, still continuing to work, mind you, taking call after call after call. We watched what was going on and many co-workers actually had family there in New York, including me. Not family I was generally close to but family, none the less. Everybody was ok but our nation wasn't.

My job actually allowed us the option to leave and go to many of the churches that were holding services that day. Normally, being a typical teenager, I wouldn't care (I know, gasp) but this time, I did. The terrorist attacks were the first major thing happened in my lifetime that I can honestly say affected me not just on a personal level but on a level of caring for others.

I left with my Mom and a few of her friends and we went to church and came home for the day just watching the news. That was my day on September 11, 2001.

Thinking 10 years later and how much has happend is amazing. September 10, 2002 I met my future husband at work. 2 years later in November of 2004 we moved to Louisiana and were in hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 2 years later on September 1, 2006 we got married and 3 years later on December 31, 2009 we welcomed twin boys into the world.

That's a crazy 10 years right there! I'm so thankful to have the life I do whether it's perfect or not. Days will be hard for our family but not as hard as other families days on 9/11. I sometimes remind myself of that around this time of year.

We will never forget!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day fun

I don't have many pictures or videos to show from this weekend but we had a blast. THREE movie date nights in with the hubby, TWO days out with the boys and ONE big shopping trip to the outlets. I got them pretty much set for fall/winter clothes and shoes until the new year. We ended the weekend with a bbq at my parents house and man, are they getting hilarious.

Everytime we go to my parents house, the boys love playing with the toy kitchen my Mom has for my niece when she is over there. Now that the boys are getting older, they love playing with it. Not sure where Jaxson learned it, maybe from our heavy baby einstein or yo gabba gabba tv watching, but he kept walking around holding up the banana and saying 'nanana', 'nanana'. Then he would give a cheesy smile.

Jayce on the other hand is my dare devil child who likes to stand on the ottomans, jump as high as he can and belly flop onto the couch. He was doing this repeatedly to my Mom and we all could not stop laughing. Then, of course, he laughed louder because we all were laughing and in the midst of all the laughing, Jaxson walks into the room saying 'nanana' which made us all laugh even harder.

Such a good weekend! Now that it is FINALLY cool fall weather (crosses fingers it stays like this), it'll be time for apple picking, pumpkin picking and the zoo. I can't wait too see what fall has in store for us this year!


Jayce giving kisses to Jaxson