This weekend we babysat my cousin Cassie's adorable twin boys. I was worried about how Den'ja would react to mom taking care of someone other than him, but found out that I had absolutely nothing to worry about. He was the best little helper. He constantly wanted to hold one of them and as you can see when he had them in his arms he was thrilled!
Den'ja and Cannon
Den'ja and Parker
Sorry it's blurry, I was making a dive to catch Parker before he tipped over.
I think it's hillarious that they look nothng like each other. Cannon looks more Asian and Parker looks more Hispanic. (My cousin is neither one, haha) It was amazing to me how extremely different their personalities were. Cannon is so layed back and easy, and Parker is demanding and a little whiny. We had so much fun with them!!
So who can resist those cute little baby/toddler jammies? When last winter ended I went on a pajama binge to stock Den'ja up for this Winter. Not only were they on sale, but they were cute to boot! Since it's been getting colder I decided it was time to break out the warmer pjs. Out of the six pairs of pajamas I bought only one pair fits!! Blah! I shouldn't have assmed that because he was going to be 18 months, that he would actually fit into 18 months. So in trying to save money I think I will end up spending more instead. Boo Hoo. So here is Den'ja snoozing in the one pair that actually fits. He hasn't been feeling very well so I layed him on my bed while I went to clean the toys out of the tub. This is what I found when I came back. Poor little guy!
I am always unsure of what to do when I return from Sam's Club/the grocery store and have to bring all of our purchases into the house with Den'ja. Especially since he is a little clingy lately and doesn't like me to leave his sight. Usually I just hope and pray that he will fall asleep on the way home and I will be able to unload the car as he snoozes away. I have even been known to drive around town for a few minutes if I can tell he is close to falling asleep. When we pulled into the driveway today after our shopping trip he was still bright eyed and fully awake. Shoot! So I brought him into the house and distracted him with some toys. I then snuck out to at least bring in the frozen and cold items. I am completely unsure of how he was able to do this so fast. I am just sure that he was formulating his plan the whole way home. When I came back into the house I found Den'ja on the kitchen floor with three different crayons just scribbling away. The worst part is that I have to take the blame for this one. I am the one that left the box of crayons within reach and I am the one that has been encouraging him to be artistic lately. (I just love his little scribbles) After confiscating the crayons I attempted to clean the floor with a wet rag. It wasn't working. I then tried scraping the wax with my fingernails. Still wasn't working. So then I whipped out the good old Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. TahDah! Good as new. So today I must give my thanks for it's cleaning abilities and make a mental note to ALWAYS put the crayons away.
On Saturday Den'ja got a package in the mail. Here is what was inside.
We see grandma in person at least once a week, but since getting mail is so fun she decided to send it this way. Den'ja loves his "pumpins" and we hear "vroom, vroom, vroom" wherever he goes! Thanks Mom!
7 Things I plan to do before I die: 1. Have at least 3 more children 2. Learn to play the piano 3. Write a children's book 4. Visit every continent (Except for Antarctica...that just doesn't really interest me) 5. Convince myself that I actually enjoying running 6. Take Joe to every Major League ballpark in America 7. Enjoy every moment with my children
7 things I do now 1. Blog 2. Drink Diet Coke 3. Laugh (Living with these two guys is sure entertaining) 4. Read the Princess and the Pea or more like recite it, since I have it memorized. It is Maesons current favorite. 5. Change diapers. 6. Think about how blessed I am 7. Love my Husband
7 things I can't do 1. Paint my own fingernails. My right hand always ends up looking awful. 2. Hold a snake. Ewww! 3. Sleep through the night 4. Go an entire 24 hours without sweeping my kitchen floor. 5. Watch TV on Saturdays. For some reason our television won't show anything, but college football. Strange huh? 6. Win a game of Clue against Joe. He is very sneaky! 7. Sleep without my favorite blankie
7 things that attract me to the opposite sex 1. Makes me laugh 2. Honest 3. Tall 4. Smells Good 5. Good with children 6. Hard Worker 7. Is Sweet (I am a hopeless romantic)
7 celebrities that I like I chose to omit this one. I don't know any celebrities well enough to know if I would like them or not, but Matthew McConaughey is sure nice to look at.
7 favorite foods 1. Anything with peanut butter 2. Costa Vida chicken tacos 3. Crab Legs 4. Joe's famous "Salmon Spectacular" 5. Oreo Milkshakes 6. Tuna Fish sandwhiches 7. Grapes
I don't know who has done this tag already and who hasn't. So if it's a slow blog day and you're looking for something to do feel free to do it!
I live the good life! Seriously. I spend my days digging in the sandbox, playing dress-up, reading stories, watching Max & Ruby, kissing owies, tickling bellies, and contemplating emptying the dishwasher.