Monday, January 20, 2014

Potty Training Weekend!

We had absolutely no committed plans this weekend!  Those are hard to come by!  So I thought no better time than to get serious with potty training Ryder!


After a full day at home Saturday….not leaving the house.  Ryder had his first day of no accidents!!!


So on Sunday after church, we made a little trip to walmart to claim his prize.  We told him on Saturday if his underwear stayed dry all day he could pick out a toy at Walmart.  Bribery at its finest!


So on Saturday…our day looked like this!  Lots of playing in our pajamas!  I’m pretty sure I did about 10 loads of laundry. 


Sunday was church!  The boys wore their “Carolina Panthers” outfits this Sunday.  I had them laid out for Chris to put them on them last Sunday for the big game but Maddox started throwing up that morning and they weren’t able to go to church.


I didn’t take any pics of Ryder pottying on Saturday so I snapped a few in his Sunday best!! lol!


It was such a nice day out we decided to take the boys to a nearby ball field to let them practice ball.  There was also a playground and they had a blast playing!


We are going to race!!!


The rest of our evening was spent watching Football!!!  I think I will be pulling for the Broncos!

Today was Project Get Chris’s Mom and Dad’s house ready to sell.  Chris worked over there all day Saturday and a few hours Sunday.  So me and the boys went today so that I could start cleaning it and staging it to get ready to go on the market. 


We got out for some fresh air at lunch time! It was gorgeous today!!  There was a super nice playground nearby so we took our Bojangles and ate outside and then the boys played.


Then we came back to the house so I could finish up cleaning….I also did some rearranging. 


I wish I would have done before pics.  Brenda would have loved how I rearranged and placed things.  We miss them so much!



After we left, I had promised the boys a treat for being so good over there.  They had no tv, and only a handful of toys….they have been playing so well together and I am so thankful!!

This is Ryder on the way home….bless.  It took a lot to wake him up once we were home!

I feel like this was a productive weekend!  My laundry is caught up, Ryder is Potty Trained and We have made a dent in getting Chris’s parents house ready to sell.

But BEST of all, I had lots of quality time with my family!!!! God is Good!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monster Jam and Panthers Weekend

But before I get started here are a few pics of Maddox and Stella from last Wednesday.  She is seriously the cutest and sweetest four month old baby girl!!  Maddox loves holding her and is so sweet to her!


She is starting to sit up by herself!!



Maddox feeds her and is even trying to teach her about super heros!!

Saturday we took the boys to the Monster Jam!! We went to the 2:00 show which worked out perfectly since it was super rainy Saturday.


Poor Ryder didn’t feel so great. 

We met up with the Ratliff’s at Sammy’s in Belmont to eat lunch and then on to the Monster Jam.


This was Ryder’s first Monster Jam and I think he enjoyed it but with him not feeling so well….he made no facial expressions the whole time we were there.  Bless.


Maddox had a blast as usual.


Elynd thought it was a little loud at first but quickly warmed up to it!!


I’m sure Chase and Keleigh had the time of their life!! lol!


Keleigh enjoyed holding Ryder in his “not feeling so well” state.  He usually wont sit on a lap that long.


Custest kiddos!

Sunday I scored  a ticket to the Panther Playoff game thru Laura.


I was so excited about going to such a big game but I was also really excited about tailgating for the first time ever.  Yes, you heard me right…I had never tailgated.


Our freshly cut ribeyes from Harris Teeter marinating…..


After having Nathan and his Dad grill me this ribeye….I am a HUGE fan of tailgating! lol!


Lots of fun photo ops walking to the stadium…


Heading into the stadium


Waiting for the game to start.



And that’s all….my battery got drained in 15 min and we LOST……so sad!  But it was a blast!

Best of all was spending time with my Sissy……nothing like a good sister date!!!


All of my boys stayed home and cheered them on!!

Poor Maddox woke up throwing up Sunday morning so Chris had his work cut out for him at home…..and because we like to do things as a family….I got sick on Sunday night during the night…..yuck.  So I said that to say…I’ve always wondered how in the world I could take care of two little ones while being sick myself.  Well… here’s my story of how I did it.  God intervened and my boys turned into ANGELS for the day.  I layed on the couch all day and they played perfectly together in the living room all day!  It was a miracle from God!!  They were so good and I was so thankful!!

Such a fun weekend in this somewhat not so fun month of January!!

God is Good!!