Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Adventures of Puss in Boots now on Netflix



Puss in Boots

A new show has JUST premiered on Netflix this month-woohoo! Its a Netflix original entitled, The Adventures of Puss in Boots. My kids have already watched all the episodes that are currently on and can't wait for more. I would say the show is geared to ages 4-10ish but is suitable for all ages. If your family loves this Shrek character(And face it, who doesn't love Puss in Boots?! Those eyes with the music crack me up everytime..no one can resist the little furball), then your family will love this new show.

So cats really aren't my thing as far as pets go. I'm allergic to them. I think they smell awful. They shed like crazy. Only some of them are actually nice...so we have a dog. And he(Zac) really isn't my thing either. Sometimes I think, why the heck did we buy this dog?! All he does is whine for stuff! Like my kids! LOL. Sometimes I feel like all he does is lay around, but then he is bipolar around 3pm and all the sudden "wakes up" and acts like a psycho. He freaks out when someone knocks on our door(and then continues to excitedly pee on them if said door opens. He can't help it. He really can't. Its a small breed thing...but still, embarrassing! I have to always remember to put him up or have one of the kids hold him when someone comes over...ugh. And he just likes to bug me for stuff. Like food or water or going outside to relieve himself!(Gosh hes demanding! He actually asks for things needed to survive! Ha!)  But then there are moments when I look outside and I see my kids chasing him around(while he runs for dear life) or holding him in their lap while they drive their power wheels around while the wind blows in his little face. Or I see Cali give him a kiss. Or I see Wesley trying to make him sit in his lap while he watches TV..while Zac tries to courteously decline. Or when they play fetch with him. Or just carry the little 7 lb ball of fluff around. And I think to myself, THIS is why we got a dog. We really do love the little fart. He really is a special dog, very loving and sweet, obedient, good with our kids, doesn't get into things, totally housebroken, doesn't destroy and best of all hes small. So small poop. Yeah, I just said that. Pets really are a special part of the family. I know my kids will treasure their memories with our little maltipoo, Zachary. We do love ya Zac! And thanks for loving us all no matter how crappy your owners are sometimes ;) 

Hes pretty darn cute.

In honor of pets, check out these other Netflix titles that celebrate the pets in our lives:

Pet Party (great for your little ones, my two year old LOVES this)
Pet Party

Clifford's Puppy Days (Its Clifford, but small. Its confusing really...:)
Clifford

Annie (One of the all time GREATS!)
Annie

This post was written as a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I receive compensation through a paid Netflix streaming subscription but I PROMISE you all opinions expressed are my very own.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Da boyz

My sister and her family, my Mom, Grandma, and two of my brothers came to visit us after Christmas. We had so much fun together and I was grateful for them to make the trip up. We were able to have a "second Christmas" with them too. And despite the cold, the kids enjoyed playing outside a couple of afternoons. Joey tried to get a picture of all three grandsons. This is how they turned out...I'm still laughing. Poor Crew-having to put up with Wesley boy. Wes has good intentions. Hahahaha. Hes just toughening him up, Tara! ;)











These are the only two actually good shots where they are all looking straight and mostly smiling :)



 Num num. Nothing like the taste of dirty wood in the afternoon.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Little Lukey

I'm already calling this baby Lukey! Ha! I just can't help myself. I've already nicknamed him.We had another sonogram recently and got this great profile shot of Luke. He was so cute-he kept on sucking his thumb! You can see his little fist up in this picture below. Its so crazy that there is a little baby in there just sucking his thumb and kicking the life outta me ;) I am 33 weeks today so just a few more weeks left. The plan is to induce March 11. Spring Break is gonna be one party over here! ;) I'm having a hard time walking around thanks to sciatic nerve issues and I'm already waking up every couple of hours to switch sides at night. So I'm already ready for this baby to come out, but I'll be patient and wait about 6 1/2 more weeks to meet him...I guess :) Every pregnancy is a little harder(and of course I have gestational diabetes again...but its borderline, not bad, just have to watch my sugars a little bit). I think the older you get the less your body handles being pregnant as well it seems. Not that I'm old or anything(or course not! lol), but its definitely more uncomfortable than when I was 21 and having Aubrey. I can't believe we are reaching the home stretch. I can't wait to hold him and look into his eyes for the first time. That. Is. The. Best. Oh, and we got verification on this sonogram that he is very much a boy. No question there. With the first sonogram I never saw a good view of that area...this time I definitely did. All boy! I love you so much Luke and I can't wait for you to join this family soon. I hope you are excited! You have lots of awesome  siblings to play with, a crazy(fun;) mom, and an amazing Dad to raise you!

Update 1/26/15: Doc wants to induce March 9th now...so even sooner!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas!!!!!!

Christmas was wonderful. I'm grateful for these precious children. Santa loves to spoil them on this special day because, well, they are just so special:) They are loving and helpful. They are sweet and adorable. They are grateful and kind. They are the best! Ain't nothin wrong with sugaring them up and spoiling them two days a year(birthday and Christmas:)  I've read some recent blog posts about parents "cancelling Christmas"(the Santa part) or just giving their kids one gift or something like that. I think thats stupid. If your kids are that spoiled constantly and that entitled then it sounds like other things might need to change around your house...just sayin. Don't hate me ;) But seriously, Christmas morning is the best! I have so many awesome memories from that! So magical. There is no way I'd cancel it unless my kids were total punks all the time. But they aren't because I'm teaching them gratitude and they rarely just get a new toy out of the blue, if ever at all(unless they use their own money...) And I think you can incorporate lots of Christian traditions/focus on the Savior and also mix it up with the fun of Santa too. And just have a wonderful season. I think too many parents are overanalyzing, like EVERYTHING. Its seriously annoying me right now. No sugar! No Christmas!  Only organic! No McDonalds! No fun! No, no, no. C'mon people. Get a life. Lets let kids be kids. Anyways, just my thoughts on that. whether you wanted them or not. Ha! My blog :) Anyways, I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas too!!!



























Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Eve 2014

I'm posting this after my New Year's post. Oh well. Thats me. I'm a little backwards sometimes ;) Christmas Eve was packed full of fun and lots of yummy foodie. We were excited to have Aunt Cindy share in our Christmas Eve "party" where we have all of our little fun finger foods and sherbet punch. She even brought the kids sweet gifts too! We decorated chocolate chip cookie cutouts this year as opposed to sugar cookie cutouts that we usually do. I had heard Santa prefers chocolate chip... ;) Then we had the kids open up their presents from us which were these cute footie pajamas. Footies for older kids/teens are actually cool right now, can you believe that?! Ha! So it was funny to have them all footied up before bedtime. They looked so cute. But of course the older girls didn't smile for the pic. They had to do some punk faces and peace signs or whatever. lol. We ended the night with reading the Christmas story from the Bible and everyone having a part. Then they were all tucked in and ready to wake up in the morning. They all expected presents from Santa so I guess they thought they were good this year...we'll see...;)







This picture is awesome because I'm now noticing that Wesley has the bag of M&Ms and is going to town shoving as many as he can in his mouth before someone catches him.





 And this picture is awesome because, well, Cindy hates her picture taken. But I took it anyways. And now I'm posting it. Whahahahahaha!