Sweet Dreams

This picture cracks me up! It has been quite the ordeal trying to get Braden to sleep without the beloved pacifier. Every time I lay him down in bed he cries for 10 minutes, then he gets up and plays in his room for another 20 minutes until he gets bored and then he comes out acting like nothing is up. I know he is tired, but he refuses to give in. In this picture, he was so exhausted he actually fell asleep in our office chair. He looks so cute, but not very comfy. I sure hope he gets over this sleeping issue soon, until then he is going to have a sore little neck...


Good Show, Good Food

You ask any typical two year old their favorite show and you are most likely going to get Dora, Diego, Blues Clues, Sesame Street, or Backyardigans. Not Braden...His most favorite thing to watch in the whole world is Wheel of Fortune! He loves to shout out the letters when they show up on the board. And when someone messes up or lands on the bankrupt, he throws up his hands and yells “Oh NO!” But when someone solves a puzzle he claps his hands and starts jumping all around. It is so funny, I just love watching him watch Wheel of Fortune!!
Last weekend Tom found the recipe for Cafe Rio's pulled pork. He did an awesome job! We even made the rice, beans, and cilantro ranch! It was SO YUMMY!!


Braden's Big Boy Bed & Bye Bye Binkie

YAY! I have finally finished Braden's bed!! I just LOVE it! I found everything(except the mattress pad) on craigslist!! It is the greatest site EVER! I haven't ever bought anything there before, but I found the best stuff and all for a great deal! I got the captains bed, Pottery Barn bedding and curtains, a twin mattress, and a bed rail for $175! If I would have bought this at the store it would have been over $600!! Best of all, Braden has finally given up his pacifier. I know, it should have happened a long time ago, but I am such a sucker. Here are some pics of Braden's first night in his new bed- he look so little in that big bed...


The Man Rules

I haven't had anything to post in a while, so I thought I would share this hilarious email I got the other day...

The Man Rules
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down.
We always hear 'the rules' from the female side ...Now here are the rules from the male side.

Please note.. these are all numbered '1' ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched...We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...Really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or motor sports

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.


New Years Day in Queen Valley

Happy New Year!!! Because we all had the day off yesterday, we headed to Queen Valley with the Garlocks. It was a BLAST and so nice out!! We played mexican train (chicken foot), rode the fourwheelers, made a fire, and ate chili and smores! What a great way to start the new year!!Don't worry I'm not letting my 2 year old ride the quad quite yet, he just had fun sitting on it pretending...

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