Talking up a storm

Jackson has really started to talk a lot more and I want to keep track of this since I can't seem to right in his baby book to save my life!

Dada- Calls Daddy, Grandpa and Pablo from Backyardigans this.
Mama and Mommy
N-ma- Grandma Mary
Nana- Grandma Holly
Nee- Courtney (Cousin)
Lady- our Dog
Dee-Koty (Cousin)

SSSSS= Horse
Keys- sounds a lot like cheese
Uh Oh Uh Oh
Boo Boo
Come on
Side= Outside
Shoe- could be shoe or socks

I know there is more than this but I can't think of any more.

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20 Questions for My Toddler

Okay, so I saw this idea here Scary Mommy today and I had to do it to!  I have been a terrible blogger and so I am going to try and get started again by at least posting photo's and scrap booky kind of things.  You know so my monkey knows we owned a camera when he was little.

Dear Jackson aka Monkey,
  1. Do you know that you only have one name or do you think Monkey, Punkin, Punky, Munkin, JackJack and Jackson are all your names.....sorry mommy and daddy like nickname's!
  2. Do you REALLY like the taste of dog food?  Cause I can't get you to eat anything grown from the earth to save my life but I think left to your own devices you would eat the whole bowl of "daaawg" food.
  3. Do you think Pablo from Backyardigans name is really "DaDa" cause its not and when you call him that it kinda hurts Daddy's feelings.
  4. Why do you shake your head no when you want something and when you don't?
  5. Do you withhold kisses on purpose?
  6. Is the car seat really that bad that you have to arch your back and scream 50% of the time when I put you in it?  I mean you have a DVD player, a drink and a velvety soft seat, how bad can it be?
  7. Do you know that I almost cry or melt into a puddle of happy mama every time you wrap your little arms around my neck and put your head on my shoulder.
  8. Do you know that a cut or a scrape is really a "Bo Bo" not a "Boobie" but just say it that way cause it makes me crack up?
  9. What do you think when EVERYONE we see ANYWHERE comments on your red hair?
  10. Why do you pull Zoe's hair constantly?  I can tell you want her to like you and that it not the way to help that along!
  11. Shower's huh?  What happened to baths?  A bath is nice every now and then at least..
  12. Do you really think resisting is going to get me to not change your diaper?  It can't feel good and we have been doing this for 2 years now.
  13. Don't you get tired of the 10 food items you eat?
  14. How come you want to sleep in on the days I have to go to work but are up early on the days I don't?
  15. How did you pick up on this time out thing so quickly?
  16. Why do you laugh when Mommy and Daddy yell at you but quiver your lip and cry if someone else says anything like no to you?
  17. Do you want brothers and sisters?  Do you even know what that means?
  18. How come you don't talk more?  I know how smart you are so that isn't it.  It seems like you aren't interested, I can't relate to that ...sorry!  :)
  19. Do you know that the skies the limit for you, you can do anything you want to do and me and Daddy will be behind you every step of the way!
  20. Do you know that I love you so much it hurts and when you say "Mama", hold my hand, give me a hug or kiss or even just flash me a smile I feel like the luckiest person on the planet?

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Impress your Mother in Law with this one....I did!!

We had my MIL and her husband over for dinner tonight and I made this Salmon dish and drunken fruit salad. She actually complemented me It was a big hit!!

Salmon with Puff Pastry and Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis


4 pieces of purchased puff pastry, each cut to be just larger than a piece of salmon

4 (4 to 6-ounce) pieces salmon
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup purchased pesto
2 tomatoes, sliced


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 4 pieces of puff pastry. Also place the 4 pieces of salmon, being careful to make sure they are not touching. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with 1 tablespoon of the sliced almonds. Bake for 10 minutes.

To serve, place each piece of puff pastry on a plate. Top each puff pastry with 1 tablespoon of pesto. Top the pesto with 2 slices of tomatoes each. Top the tomatoes with the salmon and serve.

Drunken Fruit Salad
Recipe courtesy of yours truly

Fruit of your choosing
I used...Rasberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Strawberries and bananna's

Mix Orange Liquer with honey and pout over fruit, stir and enjoy!

I meant to take pictures I really did but,  I had a hard enough time cooking with a toddler on my leg!  Argh!  Oh Well!

What's for dinner at your house this week?
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April 10th

Two years ago today I had an out of body experience at around 6am...

My life hasn't been the same since I saw those 2 pink lines.  I have been in love with my baby boy since the very second I found out and I am more in love with him every day!  I can't wait to see how his life unfolds...I know whatever it is it will be great!

This is a song I listened to, cried and rubbed my big preggo belly...

Butterfly Kisses & Bedtime Prayers

by Chris Rodriguez

It was good to think about all this today after he threw himself on the floor and kicked me....we are fast approaching the terrible 2's!  HAHA!
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No Modivation, No Willpower, No blog posts...

Ever since the weather turned nice all I want to do is sleep, eat sweets, drink wine and play outside with this sweet boy!

So.....I GOT NOTHIN!  Well except....a couple extra pounds, a messy house, empty bottles of wine and this incredibly riveting blog post!

Oh and this happy boy and that is REALLY all I need...right?!?!

What about you?  Got any modivation to share?
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Webster's Dictonary Definition:

adjective,rud•er, rud•est.

1.discourteous or impolite, esp. in a deliberate way: a rude reply.

2.without culture, learning, or refinement: rude, illiterate peasants.

3.rough in manners or behavior; unmannerly; uncouth.

4.rough, harsh, or ungentle: rude hands.

5.roughly wrought, built, or formed; of a crude construction or kind: a rude cottage.

6.not properly or fully developed; raw; unevolved: a rude first stage of development.

7.harsh to the ear: rude sounds.

8.without artistic elegance; of a primitive simplicity: a rude design.

9.violent or tempestuous, as the waves.

10.robust, sturdy, or vigorous: rude strength.

11.approximate or tentative: a rude first calculation of costs.

This is going to make me sound old I know....but people these days are just downright RUDE!

Example #1

Today me and my boys were at a Bulk/Club store and we started to walk through the store a Direct TV salesman tried to get our attention by interrupting our conversation (strike 1) then when my hubby POLITLY said we "were not interested thank you" he proceeded to say "You haven't even heard about it Buddy!". Okay so he has a job to do, he is a salesman I get it but, I don't have to take my precious time to listen to something I have not interest in and especially when I KNOW we definitely don't want Direct TV. Oh and newsflash if you want me to buy something interrupting me and then barking at me is not the way to do it!

Example #2

I work Tuesday's, Wednesday and Thursday's so my Tuesday is like everyone else’s Monday with one difference....they have one day up on me. They have read all their emails, gone through their inboxes and are just generally in the groove. Inevitably, Tuesday morning I will be bombarded with people in my office and buzzing my extension with "a quick question". I have learned to accept this and roll with it! Here is where the rudeness comes in lately I will be in someone's office discussing business and someone else will stick their head in and not say "excuse me" or "stop by my office on your way back" instead they just blurt out their if they are or their question is much more important than whatever I could be discussing with my other colleague! As if that was not bad enough I also have been getting people who come in my office and see that I am on the phone and just proceed with their question or worse yet stand their and wait for me to get off the phone and I am not talking about outside my door even....RIGHT AT MY DESK!! AAAAGGHH!!!

Okay so these are just 2 of my most recent issues/pet peeves and they may seem like little things but I just feel like people need to slow down and think about how something might affect someone else!

Am I the only one that notices this? Anyway, I for one and going to make an effort to be courteous and respect other peoples time and feelings! Will you join me?

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I'MMMMMMM BAAAAAACK!- Wordless Wednesday!

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