Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from mine to yours...


Today I want to take a moment to share something about myself... I have learned many things about myself these past couple of months (some I like and some I don't).  I have always worked... from the time I was 16 I have always had a job of some sort, whether it was a student internship or a full time job as a CNA. In July I had to quit a job that I found richly rewarding.  I worked as a nurse at an OB/GYN's office... and I loved it. Now granted there were days that I didn't think so (whether it be an upset patient or management issues).  None the less, I loved it, getting to take care of women in every stage of their life, whether it be having a first time baby or a fourth baby, or dealing with issues that come from having babies... I loved it.  I miss it still to this day, months later, getting to enjoy being a nurse. A job that I coveted for years and endured many painless tests and schooling for.  

I appreciate the time that I got to take care of others as a nurse and hopefully help them in some way.  Now I have what some people call the "thankless job".  The stay at home mom job. It is a very tiring one and a thankless one.  It definitely has a learning curve.  Especially when we threw another baby in the mix, I was just getting it down when she came along. 

I am very thankful that I have been given the chance to stay at home with my babies. To have the chance to decide if I would rather stay at home or work. The chance to decide what is best for my family, considering there are so many mothers out there that do not get that chance.  I am enjoying getting to see my baby girl grow and change every day. Watching them grow is something I have missed out on.  To think two short years ago my three year old was barely walking and talking. Now he will carry on a full conversation and very well I might add... and can safely take himself up and down our flight of stairs (even though momma still gets scared he is going to miss a step one day). 

They grow so quickly... just like life passes us so quickly. Instead of wishing it away begging for Friday to get here, we should all just be thankful that we have today.  That we woke up breathing, that our family is safe, that our house is still standing, that we have a roof over our head. I am thankful for many things, my children are one of them. Though they cause me great grief sometimes, and I have never been so tired at the end of a day... I can be thankful that I have had the chance to stay at home and enjoy my babies. 

I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving... I want to wish you a happy day... any day is a happy day that you can sit and reflect on how lucky we are. 





Happy Thanksgiving from Mumsitmommy!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rug Rat Wednesday #7 - Painting Using Sponges


Painting Using Sponges

So this is another fun way to let your little one paint. I am always looking for ways to entertain little CWB with paint. We have the washable finger paints that you can buy in the big bottles, that way they last and he doesn't have to use a brush if he doesn't want to. I found this pin on Pinterest and thought we would try it. 


I bought some cheap assorted sponges at The Dollar Store and let him use different ones to dip into the paint. 





He had a fun time painting with the sponges. It was interesting for him to see the different textures the different sponges did. 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuesday Toddler Tales Linky - Calling All Sports Fans

Tuesday's Toddler Tales

Tuesday Toddler Tales 
Call All Sports Fans

Today we are talking about sports fans.... my CWB loves to play sports. He is a true "boy", always wanting to play T-Ball, Football, Basketball, throwing balls... whatever he can.  His new favorite game is throwing his "stripey's". 


"Stripey's" are a family tradition sort of... they are a wonderful blanket made by Carter's. They are so soft and light weight, and they are his favorite.  His new game is rolling them into balls and throwing them. Normally we have the rule no throwing balls inside... especially around little sister. But these are so soft and lightweight... it's the perfect game and the perfect way for him to get his wiggles out.

We are planning on T-Ball next year when he is 4. He is super excited about it, and loves to practice at home.  

As a family we also love watching and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks!! Woo Pig Sooie!


What's your child's favorite game to play?

My Weekend in Review #9 - Life Lessons



This weekend was a very sad weekend.  We attended a funeral out of state for my husband's step-grandpa.  I didn't know him very well, but from the ceremony he seemed like a very loved husband/dad/grandpa/boss/man.  He lost a battle from prostate cancer that he battled for four years.  Cancer is just a horrible thing... which I am sure that everyone can agree on. Yet people take their life for granted everyday, I know I find myself in a rut sometimes thinking how unlucky I am or how tired I am or how I just want to sit down.  This is the time I should set down and think about how short life is... and how much your mood/viewpoint affects the people around you.

Sadly I seem to have a problem remembering this... I am going to make a point to better myself on this every day.

The funeral also made me think of the missing people in my life... It makes you realize that with life being so short the people that are in your life are so important.  But it also makes you think of the people that should be there for you that choose not to be.  Sad really...  I am sure there are a lot of people in the same boat as me.  But my dad chooses to not be around... he choose to not be in our life years ago... and he sadly probably has no idea he has two beautiful grandchildren.  My dad is the type of dad that wanted me there when it was convenient for him, not because he wanted to be a good dad or cared.

This funeral made me think, not only is my dad missing out on watching his child and his grandchildren grow, his funeral will be void of the most important people in his life (his only child and his grandchildren)... the ones that carry on his legacy as a person the most.

So I re-learned some important facts this weekend... enjoy the things you have... celebrate your family...enjoy your family... and make sure that your life is a great one.. because they are short.


RIP Mr. V.  I am glad that I and my children had the pleasure to know you.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Yummy Yummy Food Sunday #4 - Hot Chip Dip



So this recipe is SUPER YUMMY!! Totally loaded with many calories and yummy ingredients. If your eating clean or healthy or just trying to watch your calories ignore this!!! :)  We were given this yummy recipe from a friend of ours many years ago... I even ate this the night I went into labor with my now three year old. He must not have liked the hotness of it :)  Labor started at three AM following this for dinner. Yes...we eat this for dinner. It's that good and bad for you... That we don't eat anything else.

It doesn't really have a name that I know of... We call it Kim's dip... Because she's my friend that gave us the recipe. Who knows where she got it... But it's a super yummy one. So store it away and when you have a get together make this... You will be so popular, I'm not even kidding.










Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I am an Influenster Trend Setter!

Have you seen Influenster around on the internet or social media? Ever wonder what it's all about? Wonder what your missing out on?? Because I did... and I was super excited and happy when I was chosen to receive my first MamaVoxBox from Influenster!

What is an Influenster you say?
 

Influenster [in-floo-uhn-ster]


An exclusive online community where tastemakers and trendsetters come to share the latest and greatest news, places, products, and reviews with each other. 
Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up). 

I am really excited to be apart of this awesome group! Though I'm not sure how much of a "trendsetter" I am. None the less, I am included. :)


In my MamaVoxBox:

belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Bars - Can you say delish? And soft (I'm not much for the crunchy, make a mess on my clothes breakfast bars that are out there).  This bar thankfully lived up to it's name. Soft, and filling. Luckily they only have 190 calories and 3g of Protein, so they won't completely blow my diet.  I will definitely be purchasing some of these to have on hand for those busy mornings (another plus my toddler enjoyed it as well).

Dr.Scholl's For Her Comfort Insoles - These are awesome!! I used these in my walk yesterday and they helped a lot. My shoes are in need of replacing, but since I'm currently staying at home (and not working as a nurse using the tennis shoes daily) I will be putting off purchasing some. These are going to help me get some more use of out of my old shoes. Win Win!

POND's Luminous Finnish BB+ Cream - Honestly prior to getting this in my box I had no idea what a BB+ cream was (oops there goes that trendsetter stuff right out the window), I actually had to google it to see what it was all about. Awesomely enough it is a great cover up cream that includes sun screen (again another win win).  I used the light cream (I would rather my face be too light then too dark) and it covered up my dark circles (hello 1 month old baby) and redness.  I am very picky about which makeup I use and I honestly didn't like the smell of this makeup.  I have a very sensitive nose, and that's why I usually stick to the one makeup that I have found that works for me. Other than the smell I did enjoy the coverage and overall feel of the makeup.


Make sure to check out Pond's Facebook Page here to enter for your chance to win a GRAND PRIZE TRIP TO THE BAHAMA'S!! Two winners will win a 5 night/6 day stay at the luxurious Bahama Beach Club on gorgeous Treasure Cay in Abaco, Bahamas (this also includes round trip coach accommodations).  They also have fabulous weekly prizes such as: spa gift cards, $500 American Express gift cards and more.


Annie's Real Aged Cheddar Microwaveable Mac and Cheese Cup - I have always wondered about Annie's products.  I have read and know obvious things about non-organic products, and I would love to be able to feed my children products that are healthy and as organic as I can (no preservatives or artificial sweeteners).  Sadly, my budget does not allow for this, so I try my best.  I have never tried Annie's products and we have always been a regular Mac and Cheese type family, but since we have had the benefit of trying this I can say that my son did love it.  The whole family tried a bite of it to be honest. It was good, and the cheese actually was melted and "stringy" (sorry not sure what else to call it) which makes it very different from the original Mac and Cheese. Also $3.29 for a pack of these cups is not bad, I will definitely be buying these when I go grocery shopping.

I was very excited to receive my first MamaVoxBox, and would have reviewed sooner had these children not required so much attention... now hopefully momma can get back to doing this blog... and it may not be as much as it was before.... but I would be happy with some. :) 


I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. Thanks for the opportunity!!


Rug Rat Wednesday #6 - Learning Games



Making learning fun for a toddler who has a short attention span is not easy. Then of course they learn all the time... Even if they are not doing a "learning activity." I have found many things online and things on Pinterest that are awesome ideas.

So finally... I've been able to get some projects done that I've been wanting to do.  

One of them is this awesome and easy to make color matching activity. Which actually kept my CWB busy for awhile. 

These are the things you need:
 - Empty paper towel rolls
 - Construction paper
 - Color coded objects ( I picked these color chips up from the dollar store. Or you can use any other sort of objects.)


Just cover the paper towel rolls in construction paper and let your little one start learning. Super easy!



Check out my other awesome toddler learning activities on my Pinterest board.





Sunday, October 6, 2013

My weekend in review #8

This weekend was my 10 YEAR REUNION!! I cannot believe that we have been graduated and out of high school for 10 years! How old do I feel? OLD! 


My hubby and I at the reunion.

 We had a blast. It was so great catching up with everyone and seeing how awesome everyone is doing.

So for a good laugh here are a few signs you are getting older (I know they are true for me): 









Hilarious and true!! 😄




Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Savings Time




Are you ready for fall??  I know I am!  I love NWA in the fall! So I have put together a great list of Corn Maze Coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide.  Download valuable coupons for Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Activities.  

Arizona
Schnepf Farms - Queen City
Tolmachoff Farms- Glendale, AZ

California
Forneris Farms - Mission Hills

Colorado
Anderson Farms - Erie

Flat Acres Farm - Parker
Fritzler Maze - La Salle
Sunflower Farm - Longmont
Mile High Farms - Bennett
Wishing Star Farm - Calhan
Harvest Farm - Wellington

Texas
Devine Acres Farm - Devine
Fiesta Farm - San Antonio
Yesterland Farm - Canton
South Texas Maize - Hondo
Dewberry Farm - Brookshire
Brazos Valley Maize- Brenham

Louisiana
CM Farms - Dry Creek

Georgia
Lane Southern Orchards - Fort Valley
Poppell Farms - Odum

Florida
Harvestmoon Farm- Masaryktown FL

Michigan
Farmer Charley's Corn Maze Adventure - Monroe

Indiana
Amazing Fall Fun - Waterloo
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch - Lowell
Hobson's Fun Farm - Rockville
Guffey Acres- Kokomo

Illinois
All Seasons Orchard - Woodstock
Kuipers Family Farm - Maple Park
Odyssey Fun Farm - Tinley Park
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - Lockport

Maryland/DC
Summers Farm - Fredrick County

Massachusetts
Sauchuk Farm - Plympton

Missouri/Kansas

KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - Gardner
Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Pleasant Hill

Mississippi
Seward Farms Maze - Lucedale

Minnesota
Afton Apple Orchard - Hastings

Montana
The Maize at Grandpa's Farm - Billings

Nebraska
Camp Fontanelle - Nickerson

NewJersey
VonThun Farms - Monmouth Junction
Sahl's Father Son Farm - Egg Harbor City

New York
Wright Family Farm - Warwick
Harbes Family Farm - Mattituck

North Carolina
Patterson Farm Market and Tours - Mount Ulla

Ohio
The Corn Maze at the Sharp Run Market - Millersburg
Meadow View Growers - New Carlisle
Pennsylvania
Hurricane Hill Farm - CoatsvilleTriple B Farms - Pittsburgh
Reillys Summer Seat Farm
 - Pittsburgh
Rhode Island
Confreda Greenhouses & Farms - Hope (Western Cranston)

Virginia
Cows-N-Corn - Midland
Wayside Farm Fun - Berryville
Belvedere Plantation - Fredericksburg

Utah
Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest - Spanish Fork

For Daily Updates on these coupons and coupons for other family attractions please visit and bookmark:http://www.usfamilycoupons.com 

Happy Day


Oh Snap!! I received my first MaMaVoxBox today! Can't wait to try these awesome products!  Reviews coming soon.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pleygo - The Lego Rental One Stop Shop


I get so tired of my three year old not wanting to play with any of his toys... he would much rather play with a cardboard box that contained something that we ordered rather than the billions of toys that we have for him in his play room. (He even has his own designated "play room"). Crazy!!!

Introducing Pleygo! Have you heard of it? 

If not you need to check it out!  Basically Pleygo is a rental for Lego's.  You go on to their site at
 http://www.pleygo.com/ and pick which plan you would like. They have 3 different plans ranging from $15 to $39 a month depending on how many Lego's your kids will build. Once you have chosen a plan then comes the fun part! You get to pick which sets of Lego's you want to receive.  

We received our first Lego set from Pleygo at the perfect time, with a new baby in the house occupying mom and dad's time away from my three year old, it helps to have something that the whole family can enjoy (minus little RLB of course).  It was fun for CWB to set down and build this Lego set with mom and dad. Plus he enjoys anything that comes in the mail (I mean who doesn't love receiving a package via mail right?). 




We built our first set in a day pretty much and then I let him play with it.  He even had fun tearing down the Lego set so that we could send it back to Pleygo.  Every day he asks me if we are going to play with the "new Lego's". :)

What is awesome about Pleygo is not only do they get to chose from awesome Lego sets, they also let you purchase the gift of Pleygo for someone else. Holiday season is upon us, plus grandparents this is an awesome gift for children. It's the gift that keeps on giving!! Score!  If you are unsure of what to get your kids for the holiday's and they love Lego's then this is what you need!  Plus they have a one month free with sign up going on right now! 


I received the products show/mentioned above as courtesy of Pleygo for this review.  These opinions are entirely my own.




Sunday, September 22, 2013

Childbirth + Aftermath = This Sucks

If you are a new mommy or about to be a mommy again... There is tons of advice out there. New moms seem to still go into the hospital without any idea of how it's gonna be...

Well I'm here to tell ya... If your squeamish or get disgusted easily... Ignore this post. 

Childbirth... It's amazing!! The fact that your body can produce another little human and even feed it is AMAZING!! Talk about feeling super proud of yourself!! 

Then come the hormones (Gee can't a woman get a break?) and your a freaking bawling basket case while trying to take care of a newborn (plus or minus other children). I know as a first time mom three years ago... I had an idea of what was coming but then reality set in. People can tell you... Time and again... But in no way is it going to prepare you for your new life.  The not knowing... the second guessing... The guilt... It goes on and on. The hormones don't help this either.

Reading over my sons baby book today I could tell my naive ways when he was a newborn... Not that I am in anyway a seasoned veteran now. It amazes me how much we change and how much we grow and mature in such a limited time (or some of us do). 

For instance when my son was born, after a few days when the new wore off and reality set in, when it would get dark I would cry... And get anxious because I knew that time was coming that I wouldn't get the sleep I so needed.  I actually had anxiety when it got dark... crazy right? Apparently I am not the only one.  I have had friends express this same anxiety/feeling when darkness set in.  Sad right? But it happens... I am sure that hormones played a part in this as well. Regardless, it did pass as all things do and things got better to where I did not dread the darkness and nighttime anymore.

But I feel that new mommies should know about these things...as I was not prepared, and had I been prepared I would have been better equipped for it (at least I think).

With my second baby the darkness fear did not seem as bad, I didn't cry every time the sun went down, but the first night I had anxiety because of having my little bitty newborn and my three year old to take care of. I did get over that pretty quickly when I had to wake up my little newborn to eat. Aaaawww the life.

Here are some things that you should be prepared for (beware these are gruesome and gross):

  1) After birth contractions during breastfeeding -- yes you will feel like you are still having contractions after having your baby while you breast feed.  That's the good thing about breast feeding, it will help your uterus go back to normal quickly... but the bad part is it will hurt.  I made sure to take my Ibuprofen as much as I could so that it would help with the contractions.  After a week or so it decreases but sometimes still hurts.

  2) Post baby body -- when you leave the hospital you will feel so skinny... because you don't have a big baby in your belly.  Alas, when you try to put on your pre-baby clothes you will not fit them.  It will take awhile for you to be able to fit back into your clothes. If your anything like me... it will take FOREVER!!!  Some skinny girls can fit back into their clothes in no time... but let's be honest. How many of us are skinny girls? HA!

  3)  Bleeding -- will go away and come back for six weeks or more... seriously it's horrible.  But you must know these things... that way your not surprised.  So be prepared by having the proper supplies on hand. Also another thing that will be helpful while you are recovering... I don't know about most people but I worried about bleeding all over my nice pretty mattress while I was passed out asleep (the little time I do get to pass out) so I used my three year old's GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats so that way if I did have an 'accident' it wouldn't ruin my mattress.  I love products that serve double duty!!

  4)  Hormone changes -- you are going to feel like a crazy person.  Reading the story "Love You Forever" to my three year old makes me tear up... (seriously WTF?) Hormones people... hormones. They are freaking crazy!!!  Just prepare yourself that you will feel like a crazy person for a while (if not until they grow up).

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  5)  Breast Feeding vs Formula Feeding - you will feel guilty regardless of which one you decide is best for you, your baby, and your family.... and people will make you feel guilty... people everywhere.  My decision to breast vs bottle feed is my choice (you must keep telling yourself this), because people will make you feel like you are the worst mother on this planet (not like you don't already give yourself enough guilt) but as long as your child is thriving, gaining weight, making plenty of wet/poopy diapers... then just breathe.... your baby will be fine if you do not feed her/him exclusive breast milk (boob), when that child grows up he/she is not going to look at you and say "GOD mom why didn't you feed me breast milk?? Seriously!!"  Your child is going to be fine as long as you love them, feed them, comfort them, take care of their needs, and do your best. Because doing your best is all you can do. Ignore the critics and just smile and shake your head at them and keep telling yourself this... "I have to do what's best for me and MY family." that's all that matters.

 Parenting is fun... and hard. Just prepare yourself for that. Your life is now changed FOREVER, it will never be the same. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Weekend in Review #7

Basically this weekend was the same as the last two weekends. :-) NaNa kept CWB so that we could rest... and it was nice and quiet around our house. Minus the occasional crying from little RLB, which is only when you make her really mad... or are making her bottle. :-)  Here are some pictures of our weekend.


Playing outside in the beautiful fall weather. I love fall!

Trying to get her to wake up... and it of course didn't work. Trying to teach this little one the difference between daytime and nighttime. :-)


I LOVE this face!! So serious... and makes me laugh!

We of course watched our Hogs play as well on Saturday... and we won again! 3-0 baby yeah!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Yummy Yummy Food Sunday #3 - Doritos Casserole



Doritos Casserole is my favorite.... oh me... oh my... it is so YUMMY!! And so easy to make it's insane! You MUST try this, because you will love it like I do! Now granted it's probably not healthy and loaded in calories, but it is so delicious you will not care!



 See this and many other yummy recipes on my Pinterest page. Follow me there! Check out my Yummy Recipes Board.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday's Toddler Tales - Toddler Educational Fun

Tuesday's Toddler Tales

Toddler Educational Fun

Since becoming a stay at home mom and with my first born just turning three... which means Pre-K is just around the corner. I wanted to start reviewing important things with CWB that he will need to know for Kindergarten or to be prepared for Pre-K.  These are some things that I found that are good for them to know.  

I found this list on education.com and thought I would share it...

  •     Writing - Practice writing letters, child's name,
  •      Letter Recognition - Help your child recognize letters
  •     Beginning Sounds - Help your child recognize sounds that each letter makes.
  •     Number Recognition and Counting - Show your child numbers and discuss, and count things       during the day (crackers, trucks, toys, or in our case stairs in our house).
  •     Shapes and colors - Help your child recognize different colors and shapes.
  •     Fine Motor Skills - Let your child practice writing or coloring to strengthen their fine motor         skills, let them play with small objects so they can practice their hand/eye coordination.
  •     Cutting - Get a good pair of child safe scissors and let them practice cutting.
  •     Attention and Following Directions - (HAHA) Read stories, give your child 2 or 3 step               directions, play Simon Says.
  •     Social Skills - Let your child interact with other children during a play group or during a social     group setting. 
We have also started discussing what day it is and what season we are in. Every morning we change our calendar that I made by printing our free printables I found online. We also count various things throughout the day like the stairs every time we go up or down them (there are 17, so he is proficient to that number usually).  I have also made flash cards, and bought cheap flash cards at the dollar store to start reviewing.  Of course this has been my plan but with the new baby occupying a lot of my time, I have been unable to fully dedicate the time I wanted to to start this every day.  It will all come in time though...

Today we went over matching cards.... these are just some cheap matching cards form the Dollar Store.  He enjoys playing with these even though he may not actually know what they say, at least it is something educational he is playing with.


Playing matching cards.


Check out Our Piece of Earth for more Tuesday's Toddler Tales.

Monday, September 9, 2013

And baby makes five...

I say five because the dog counts as part of the family. I do love my Daisy May... But  she is more work sometimes than we realize with her diabetes and having to eat at a certain time, shots, and pills she takes.  Our family wouldn't be complete without her though.

Adding that other human to the mix has been quite an experience I must say. Sleepless nights with others to take care of in the morning that rise at daybreak regardless... Makes if difficult for a momma to get rest. You forget the work that's involved with a newborn... Such as cleaning of bottles, pump parts, clothes, things she's peed/pooped on... This all takes up my should be napping hour.

Not to mention the questions that come from a three year old about breast feeding... "What's that mommy?" "That's milk for baby sister???" Knowing that at some point that is going to come out embarrassingly at a store or somewhere where you cannot control the situation.

Here are a few things though that I think every mom should either have on the ready before baby (to make it easier when baby comes) or just to know about....

1) Newborn diapers - Okay like duh... who doesn't have these already?? But... seriously... I had some that were given to me at baby showers but I nowhere had enough for the time that I needed them. So off to the store the hubby goes when baby is two weeks old because she has pooped SO MUCH that we have went through the few packages we had. Let me tell you newborn diapers are not cheap either!! But babies poop or pee all the time... I think she poops after every feeding... so that's at least 10 diapers a day. Was NOT prepared for that.

2)  Poop - if you already have children you may remember what their poop looks like as a newborn, if you haven't you need to research it!! Do it before baby is born!! If you already have children and have forgotten what it looks like then google it... NOW! There is so little time to be researching things when you have a newborn, a toddler, and bottles/laundry to do. So do it before baby comes! Trust me! Of course there is the meconium... but what about the yellow seedy poop that comes with breastfeeding? Or the green poop that comes with formula? Are you prepared to change that first breastfeeding diaper and not freak out by the contents?? Prepared makes for an easier minded momma, and that way you can tell dad that what the contents of that diaper are... are completely normal.

3) With all that poop comes a sore baby bottom... :( enter butt paste... I have never had good luck with Desitin. Which every baby is different. I rotate between butt paste and a triple paste cream.



Whenever we have a horrible diaper rash In our house ( which we had a lot with my now three year old) we use this triple paste. Works like a charm every time!! Have some on hand before baby comes! 

More tips to come when there is more time! :)


My Weekend in Review # 6

My weekend in pictures... because pictures are so much better than words sometimes. :)


Gam Gam came to visit.


Smiling babies make me happy. :)


Razorback football season is in full swing here at our house.