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Monday, March 28, 2011

What do cats eat?

Avery: Do cats like vegetables?
Me: No, I don't think cats eat vegetables.
Avery: Do they just eat cat food?
Me: For the most part, yes.
Avery: Do they eat fish?
Me: Yes, I think cats like fish.
Avery: Probably catfish.

I just love him! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I think that pretty much sums up how we all feel around here today.  We got a lot accomplished but we still have a long way to go.  I am going to have a TON of things for a garage sale.  How we fit all of that stuff into a townhouse is beyond me.  I am so over boxes.  Every time I think I am getting close to unpacking them all, someone brings me more.  They are never-ending! We finished everything upstairs as far as upgrades/repairs.  We are going to move everything in and then start on our downstairs.  I don't even want to think about that right now!  Hopefully I will have pictures soon.  Now, it's time for sleep.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Spiffiest Giant in Town

Avery just adores books.  He has SO many that he loves to read so I thought I would start sharing some of our favorites with you.

This is one that he got in the mail from the Imagination Library.  It is called 'The Spiffiest Giant in Town.'  This is a story about a scruffy giant named George.  George is tired of being the scruffiest giant in town so he finds a new shop and buys himself some spiffy new clothes.  He meets several animals who need his help and he slowly gives away all of his new things.  In the end, he is back to his scruffy old clothes.  George learns it is much more important to be kind to others than it is to be spiffy!

Avery just loves this book.  We have read it so much that he can actually "read" right along with me.  Very cute book with a great message.  Can't wait to check out some of the other books from Julia Donaldson!  Happy reading! :)

No one gave me anything for telling you about this book.  Just something we like that I wanted to share.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Totally random Thursday

It's Thursday and that means I several random things I think you should know.

-Command strips are officially one of the best inventions EVER!  I am horrible at hanging pictures and I always end up putting like 50 holes in the wall trying to get them straight.  Not with these things!  I am sure I am "way behind the times" but I am so glad I discovered them.  It's amazing what you will find while you are waiting (very patiently) for your husband at Lowe's...for the hundredth time.

Halloween 2010
 -Avery is in love with Peter Pan.  Well, not actually in love with THE Peter Pan, but the story.  We have watched every Peter Pan related movie, read the books...he is "hooked."  Sorry, couldn't resist.  :)  I think it is because of all the pirates.  One of the many costumes he wears is his pirate costume from Halloween.  Now, though, he says he is Captain Hook of the Jolly Roger.  Too cute.  The theme for his birthday party this year will be pirates.  I have already started buying all things pirate...and his birthday isn't until July. 

-While shopping with my mother the other day, I came across a super cute bunny purse for Easter.  I picked it up and said, "Oh look how cute! Maddy would like this!" Avery's face turned 15 shades of red and said, "You. Are. Embarrassing. Me."  This is coming from my son who's head wear of choice for a trip to the hardware store is a Viking helmet (as seen on Hiccup from 'How To Train Your Dragon).  Or, Spongebob PJ's and snow boots for a trip to Food City.  I don't think a blue bunny purse it that embarrassing. 

-We finally got all of our things out of storage...only to find over half of it needs to be sold in a garage sale.  I ordered a bigger kitchen table and will be on the hunt for two dressers tomorrow.  Avery's room is FULL of boxes and I think there may be two that are not toys or books.  Spoiled much?  I blame it on the grandparents. :)

- I almost have 26 weeks knocked out.  Only 14 more to go.  Carrying a girl is so much different than carrying a boy.  I always heard people talk about the differences but never fully understood it until now.  I feel HUGE already.  My blood pressure issues caused Avery to be very small.  He was only 4 lbs 12 oz when he was born.  I found his preemie clothes today while unpacking boxes.  They were big on him!  So, having a normal birth weight baby will be strange for me.  I am just SO thankful my blood pressure is behaving this time.  I just want her to be healthy!

- Robert put Ansley's bed together today and it looks so good in her room!  After all of my AMAZING family left tonight, Avery called me into her room.  He said, "Mommy, I just wanted to tell you this looks really cute."  I just love him.  Though I am sure it will be an adjustment, I know he will be a great big brother. 

Hope everyone had a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I guess I'll just throw a rock at it...

My son and my nephew, Matthew, were talking this afternoon about killing a deer.  Where they came up with the idea that they wanted to kill one is beyond me.  No one in my family is a hunter.  This is not the first time they have had this idea.  They planned it out one afternoon in the car.  Here is how the conversation went:

Matthew: when I get big I am going to kill a deer.
Avery: do you have a knife?
Matthew: no.
Avery: a gun?
...Matthew: no.
Avery: how will you kill it then?
Matthew: I guess I'll just throw a rock at it.
There you have it.  Problem solved.


I signed up to sell Scentsy because I LOVE their products!  I use them every day.  I won't clutter my blog advertising Scentsy, but I will share now and again.

This is the warmer of the month of April.  It is called Baby's Breath.  I can't wait to get this!  I think this would be a great Mother's Day gift.  It is just perfect for Spring!

The April scent of the month is called Flutter.  Here is the description:
Drift to sleep as the subtle perfume of a moonlit spring
garden flutters through an open window. Delicate orange
blossoms and whipped almond cream float above a bed
of bright lemon verbena, creating a dreamy fragrance,
like a sweetheart’s whisper in the night.

I am very excited to move in our new home and use all of my Scentsy products!  You can shop my site at http://sarabdavis.scentsy.us/ and have you items shipped directly to you.  I encourage you to check out all the great new things for Spring! :)

Our house...

Here are a few pictures of what we have been working on in our very first home!  These were taken with my cell phone so excuse the quality.  I will post better pictures when we are moved in.  :)

Ansley's room

Our dining area. Excuse my son with no pants (see previous post).

Avery's room. The bottom color is called Guacamole...which is also one of his favorite things to eat.

We did not notice this until after we moved in. Our last name already on our door knocker! Apparently, this was the last name of the people who built the home and no one has changed it since.  It was meant for us to be is very last owners! So awesome!

I can't wait to get everything moved in and start decorating!

Who needs a dog...

Robert and I thought (briefly) about getting Avery a puppy to grow up with in our new house.  The thought left me quickly today as I cleaned up pee from inside my son's bedroom closet.  Not from a dog...from my son.  What is up with boys and potty training?  I never dreamed it would be THIS hard!  Everyone has given me tons of great advice.  So far, though, nothing has worked with my stubborn little guy.  He wore big boy underwear all day today and did great this morning about using the potty.  We had to take a trip to Lowe's and he had no accidents while we were gone.  Even when he had a MELTDOWN over Spongebob gardening gloves.  But, that's a different story.  Then, we come home and he pees in the closet.  I am seriously thinking about putting ALL of his toys away and only allowing him to get one when he uses the potty.  I just do not know what else to try.  Moving into a new house would be the perfect time to get a couple of boxes and put everything away.  Letting him pick out one when he does good and taking one away when he has an accident.  Maybe that will discourage him from hiding somewhere and going in the floor.  *sigh* Just say a little prayer for us...or I fear I'll be packing Huggies for his first day of school.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ah, Spring...

So, Spring does not officially start until tomorrow.  Today, though, was the perfect Spring day!  We spent the day playing while Robert and my dad worked inside.  I guess I can say this is now Spray-N-Wash season.  Anyone with children will understand.  Grass, juice, dirt...Spray-N-Wash is a must.  I have a little guy that sure knows how to play...hard.  He fell and scraped his knee this afternoon and we did not have any band-aids.  So, he got a "man-aid" as his daddy calls it.  A paper towel and some duct tape.  It worked and he kept right on playing until we could get a proper band-aid.  A little redneck, I realize, but you do what you have to do.  Just remind me to never let his daddy baby-sit.  Hope everyone had a great day.  Happy Spring!

Picking flowers

Funny boy 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Totally random Thursday

This post is not about ONE thing in particular.  It is about several things...and they are random.

This is not our fish, but it looks just like it.  Credit.

-We have our first official family pet.  His name is Lewbert and he is a betta.  We went in for a simple bowl and a 99 cent goldfish.  The "fish lady" told me that my idea just would not work because my goldfish would be unhappy.  I would need at least a 10 gallon tank.  How could I live knowing I had a depressed goldfish?   What kind of person would that make me?  So, we went with a betta, a plastic bowl that cost $1.20 on clearance (rocks included), a plastic plant and some fish food.  The fish lady approved.  Go figure.  Who knew goldfish were so stuck up?

-I went for a check-up with my OB on Tuesday.  I refused to let the nurse tell me how much I weigh.  They HAVE to weigh you right before they check your blood pressure.  I am trying to keep my pressure down, people!  That's just too much stress to throw at me right before you check it.  So, we are going to skip that part.  The doctor told me my weight was fine.  I am content with that.  Fine is good.

-Our house is coming along great.  We (and by we I mean my husband and my father) have almost all the painting completed.  I went shopping at Hobby Lobby for some cute home decor items.  I discovered a clearance section with 90% off items. 90% off you guys!  I pretty much lost myself and bought a ton of stuff.  Everything was totally necessary, though.  A platter with a chicken on it for $1.60? To put fried chicken on?  Who could pass that up?  Not me, I tell you, not me.

-The weather is getting warmer and I am super excited about that.  I have a little boy that loves to stay outside.  Staying outside means burning off a TON of energy.  Which equals not having a fight on my hands when it is time to go to sleep.  Ah, I love Spring.

-The Bradford Pears are in full bloom in the neighborhood.  Does anyone else think they kinda smell like cat pee?  Maybe its just me.  But, I am totally stocking up on the Claritin.

I will leave you with this super sweet picture of my niece, Maddy.  Love her.

Monday, March 7, 2011

That's Important To Me

I am loving this song at the moment and I think it sums me up quite well.  So, for my first post I am going to share this video with you.  It is Joey and Rory and the song is called 'That's Important To Me'.  Enjoy!