Wednesday, January 30, 2013

We want to know Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Kenzie and Scriptor for we want to know Wednesday. I am pretty sure that know on is dying to know my answers to the questions, but here they are anyway. Sorry I am so boring!

{no. 1} What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Gin and Tonic with lime. I might kind of be on a little bit of a roll with those. That is my preferred way to unwind after the kids are in bed.
{no. 2} Do you actually keep your resolutions for the New Year? 
I usually don't make New Year's resolutions, but I did this year. I even typed them up and saved it so I can keep going back and making sure I am doing them. So far so good though.
{no. 3} If you had to do one random act of kindness today, what would it be?
Leave a large tip after eating.
{no. 4} Do you have a bucket list, 101 in 1001 list, or any other list? If you do, what are some of your goals?
I don't really have a bucket list. I have some things in my head that I would like to do though, buy a house, take the kids to Disney, be a SAHM, volunteer at school or in the community.
{no. 5} Why do you love blogging?
I love meeting new friends.  I have got some really good advice from all of you! Thanks.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABCs of Me

Since I have so many new followers, (Hi guys!) I thought it would be fun to tell you a little about myself.

{A} Age: 30
{B} Bed size: King, I need my space
{C} Chore you hate: Unloading the dishwasher. I have no problem loading it but for some reason I hate to unload it.

{D} Dogs: Diesel our Bullmastiff and Scout the grumpy old man is a Boxer
{E} Essential start to your day: Coffee. Even on the weekend I need my cup of coffee to feel alive. I usually only ever drink one cup though. More than that and I usually get a tummy ache
{F} Favorite color:  Sparkly Red or white
{G} Gold or Silver: Silver. 
{H} Height: 5' 11"
{I} Instruments you play: I played the violin in 5th grade, does that count?
{J} Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
For some reason I can't find another picture of the three of them. Hayes had gotten a hold of my camera and left a finger print on my lenses. Oh course by the time I cleaned it, the kids had moved
{K} Kids: 3 Step daughter Ariana age 12, step son Shawn age 8, son Hayes 13 months
{L} Live: Washington State
{M} Married: Will be 6 years this June.  
{N} Nicknames:BritNic(my mom) Britt, Britta(my grandma and now Chris), Bob (my dad), Britty (Chris)
{O} Overnight hospital stays: Just when Hayes was born
{P} Pet peeve: When people use cliche words that don't make sense, like epic
{Q} Quote: It's a bible verse. She does him good not harm all the days of her life. Proverbs 31.12
{R} Righty or Lefty: Righty.
Jess and his beautiful girlfriend Celina

{S} Siblings: 1 a brother Jess who is 24
{T} Time you wake up: 5:50 on weekdays and whenever Hayes wakes me up on the weekend
{U} University attended: Ummm Whatcom Community College. haha
{V} Vegetables you dislike: Eggplant
Eh who cares if he makes me late, when he looks like that! haha

{W} What makes you run late: Chris! haha
{X} X-Rays you've had: My arm twice when I was little, both times it wasn't broken but I did bend the bone. I think my teeth are the only other x-rays I have had.
{Y} Yummy food: Chips and dip
{Z} Zoo animal favorite: I have no clue bears?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Yep that's right completely missed 11 and 12 so I guess this will be a mix of all of them. Let's just say Hayes from November 16th to now. haha
Sleepy Face

Well he actually had a Dr appointment January 7th. He was 24lbs 15 ounces, which is the 75% same as always. Hayes was 32 1/2" tall which is over 95% still right on the huge track and his head was 48cm which is 85%.

Well lets see, Hayes got his eighth tooth the end of November and now is trying to cut some molars.

Hayes is into everything, I swear that kid has radar or sonar or something because he knows when any door is open even a crack and makes a bee line for it. He has had his fingers smashed a few times because he is right on our heels when we are closing the door and he is trying to shove his way through.

Hayes spends most of his days literally running through the house yelling. He thinks it is so fun to run from one end of the house to the other yelling and making funny faces. He is so silly!

Hayes can pretty much understand and follow any directions we give him. He will go find his doggy, check on the doggies out the sliding glass door, get a book, get his bottle. He will also point to his nose, eyes, ears and mouth if you ask him.

He will walk to his high chair and stand with his arms up yelling when he is hungry.

Hayes actually enjoys playing by himself in his room quite often. He will go in and close the door behind him and just play, if you try to open the door back up he just runs over to it and slams in on you. When he is ready to come out he just starts yelling. haha

Hayes is very attached to his stuffed doggie. It was actually the first present he ever got. As soon as we found out we were having a boy the wife of a guy from work brought Hayes in a cute little outfit and this stuffed dog. Somehow along the way Hayes has fallen in love with his doggie.

We are working on disciplining Hayes. He is kind of turning into a wild child. He listens pretty good, but you can tell when he starts to get tired, because he just does what he wants or does things that he knows he should not do.For instance he will start throwing things over the baby gate so they fall down the stairs, or messing with the TV and the surround sound or standing on the base board heat and looking out the window.

Hayes still sleeps quite a bit, on the weekends he usually sleeps 14 hours at night and then takes 2 naps that range from 1-2 hours.

Hayes loves to read, if you are sitting on the couch he will always bring a book and throw it on your lap and then raise up his arms and grunt until you pick him up. Then he snuggles in and wants you to read. You have to be fast though, because he loves turning the pages and could care less if you are done with that page or not.
Hayes's favorite book right now, thanks Grandma!

Hayes is really get to a fun age though. He loves going outside and exploring. Everywhere we go, he wants down so he can run. Haha this mama is hoping that he slows down a little at some point!

Words: Hayes can say mama (which can be either me or grandma) daddeee, Ma'am (that's what he calls me when he is upset) he also says something that sounds like tadee which is when he is pointing to a baby. He is constantly jabbering we just can't understand most of it yet. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Catch Up

Here I am playing catch up again. I haven't gotten back the pictures from Hayes's birthday party yet, and I need to get the pictures from mom for Christmas. So I guess I will just share the stuff that we did when I actually took pictures! haha

I took the day after Christmas off. We dropped Hayes off at my parent's house and took the two older kids to Mt. Baker to go sledding.
Ariana hitting some powder

The kids thought it was awesome, I thought it was miserable! Thank goodness my brother and his girlfriend were there, they took the kids up and down the hills a bunch of time. 

There are no towropes, so you have to just climb up the really steep hill. Every other step I would take, I would sink past my knees in the powder. I am way too out of shape for that! haha

On New Years we had the kids so we had a guy from my work and his son come over. The kids all hung out in the family room and we had some nice adult time. Hayes was the only one who didn't make it to midnight.

The kids really enjoyed lighting off fireworks to ring in the new year.

Hayes after his bath with fluffy duck hair. haha