Thursday, April 26, 2012

Melissa & Doug my sons other parents

 If y'all have ever heard me talk about Melissa & Doug toys you would think i am nuts.
I truly love them and that is because my son loves them. They are his other parents in a way the ones who have way more time than i do to check the safety of his favorite play things. Our latest M&D addition to the family was the Trunki . It has done something amazing something i didn't think was possible it gave us our living room back. I know i didn't think it could be mine again either to quote a friend who also has a little one about Isaac's age " Its like Babies"R"Us threw up in my living room "-Brooke. The Trunki  is great at his age it can be used as a toy chest and will grow with him. I am all about finding great buys that will grow with him. It will be a suit case when we go on our family trip to Disney because it is carry-on approved and i can even let him ride it while i pull it with the cool straps that is comes with when he gets older. but go check out the web site on them and fall in love with all of their educational toys!

Monday, April 23, 2012

All The Stuff

Did you all know that babies are very tiny little people that come with a TON of stuff! They have a stroller, diapers, wipes, pacifiers, pacifier wipes, clothing,  and his is only  the things we have in the diaper bag. Being the mother of a 7m old I am quickly learning that my house is full of a lot of things i use and A LOT i don't use.
 When you are growing life for 9 months you do some crazy stuff but one of the things i didn't realize i was going to do was read. Every thing that i could get my hands on and it really helped.

So some good friends asked me to share the wealth of baby knowledge that is overflowing in my brain. The next few post to come will be about all the things i needed and didn't know i did or what to bring to the hospital and all the things the world thought i needed and ended up being unused. If anyone has any questions that they would like answered please leave a comment and i will do my best to answer questions and help y'all out.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


What a wonderful week we have had it was Stephens spring break and we got to have some much needed family time. Isaac is now moving in to solid foods and well so far not many have been a hit. Hes a big fan of sweet potatoes but anything that is a shade of green comes right back out of his mouth. He is growing up so fast even as I'm typing hes playing with his toys and talking to them on his play mat with out me entertaining him.  As he is getting older we are getting to do more things than we had just a few months ago. So we ventured out to the Zoo with some amazing friends. Isaac LOVED IT he was awake the whole time we were there right till we arrived at the gift shop and he passed out. The Acadiana Zoo was so lovely and they had some very active animals. We saw the otter's do back flips and every type of monkey was swinging in the trees, but it wasn't until we got to the alligators that we would be in for a big surprise. This zoo exhibit was a big swamp like area that had a nice wooden ramp that went down so you were water level with about 8 HUGE gators. We were all giggling and joking about how close they were and then one started to move. At this point Isaac in the stroller and i were about 4 ft from the railing where everyone else was standing but in about 30 seconds they would have jumped back to where i was. Apparently 4pm is feeding time for all the animals and these gators were more than happy to get an early snack. The largest gator started slowly moving towards the 2 smaller gators, that were closest to the deck ,and all of the sudden right in front of us were two very large alligators thrashing in the water. It only lasted about 10 seconds but i promise you the adrenalin was pumping! everyone jumped back and quickly started up the ramp. After the gators calmed down we all nervously laughed and could not believe what had just happened. So Isaac had a very exciting first trip to the zoo and we cant wait to go back but i doubt we will be visiting the alligators any time soon.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


WOW its been way to long since i was able to get on here. First we were in TX and the computer was broken then we were in LA and there was no internet :). Needless to say i am glad to be home. Isaac's first Easter was quite eventful and even though i had packed everything we would possible need i was not mentally prepared. Its been 3 days and I am still recovering. This year we spent Easter with my In Laws and for the first time I was apart of their family reunion. I knew hmmm maybe 2 of the 70 people there and we were the only ones with a baby. So of course Grandma took him for a little bit to show him off. but the rest of the time he was in mine or Stephens arms...and we were there for hours. By the time we left ( we were the first people there so i didn't feel to bad about being the first to leave) we went home and CRASHED for the first time since he was born all 3 of us fell asleep at 3 in the afternoon and it was wonderful a much needed mom moment.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Adventures at the Park

WHOO it was a hot one today but we made it out to the park any ways. Isaac loves being outside ! Ever since he was little he has loved to look out windows and have me take him for walks. It was a great walk today we even had other mommy company. I had a thought while we were both talking cloth diapers and breastfeeding that i haven't seen many of my girlfriends without children much. I know after Isaac was born that we were basically quarantined to the apartment, its hard to get cut in half and then go out and party, or do anything for that matter. You have a new life you have to take care of and with a new life you have new interests. I don't thing that this is a bad thing, people change and with a baby some of the changes are drastic. For example we need to be home by 7:30 in order to keep Isaac on schedule and if i would like to have any hope of getting sleep that night.
You spend 9 months preparing your home, car, and your body for an event that changes your life. You become a mother. You have the privileged of helping care for a child, the most amazing thing in the world. So i no longer get to sit and gossip about Snookie's baby daddy I get to talk about the newest strollers and breast feeding covers but I am happy. I hope that my girlfriends know that. One day soon i will be able to have a double date drink some wine and go to a coffee shop all after 7:30 but for now I'm a mom.

and in the world of a mom you do a lot of research. and this is just one of the crazy things out there to choose from crazy stroller  if you are in need of a laugh please watch the video because i did promise you laughs!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Adventures at the Movies

well this is my first blog post ever. I have always thought about doing one and just never had the time so why not start when i have never been busier in my life.I have been married for the past 3 years and it keeps getting better with ever year that passes. This year we welcomed Isaac Jude to our family and I couldn't be happier. This blog is going to focus on exactly what i titled it my motherly adventures, be it our first time at the movies with a 5m old, or the crazy baby gear i buy. but i hope my blog does what i want it to do for you the reader and that is laugh. Although i have only been a mom for a short time i have learned very quickly you must laugh and realize that there is an end to the sleepless nights and dirty diapers and that one day you will miss them. So cherish them now.

well this afternoon was our first attempt at going to the theater. He was awesome i swear this child amazes me every day. So we arrived at the theater and i fed him in the car just to make sure he was full and then we headed in. It was a Tuesday afternoon at 2 so i knew i would miss all the parents who would go after school and all the early morning toddlers. So we get there and there is one other family with 2 kids about 1 and 3. and so far so good he was in awe of the screen and kept turning around to see if i was still there. I could hear his thoughts "mom why isn't our TV this big". We make it a good 30 min in and i hear that grunt that is always followed by a not so pleasant smell and yes he did poop everywhere !!!! So i quietly get up go change him in the bathroom and zip lock his clothing and put him in the long onesie that i had for emergencies <-- see that i was prepared :). Then we went back into the theater and he was asleep for the  last half of the movie. All in all it was a wonderful day. Mom got to get out of the house and Isaac got to see lots of bright colors.
not sure when the next time we are going to try that again but i promise it will be on a Tuesday afternoon.