Saturday, October 30, 2010


Today Miss Lawson is 5 years old, 5 months, and 5 days old.  Not that we did anything exciting and wonderful today to celebrate (because why would I and I didn't know it until this evening.) My mom pointed it out that Lawson was 5-5-5 on the little ticker.  Pretty neat!  (Thanks for pointing that out mom)
A little girl who does not want her picture taken
but doing it anyway if she wants dinner :)

Lawson did get a cool pair of boots at Target today.  Ones that have been on her feet since we purchased them.  She has been asking for cowgirl boots for quite some time and these fit the bill.  
Happy 5-5-5 Day Lawson!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lawson Ice Skating Progress

Yippee!! Lawson had passed Snowplow Sam 1 & 2!! Now she has to pass Snowplow 3 and we are moving into the Basic 1 class. 

Lawson is now in the second part of the Fall Semester Ice Skating School and we have a renewed love for Ice Skating.  I can tell she is really mastering some of the basic skills and she can now see the benefits of repeating the same task over and over again!! Plus, she has a new teacher and Lawson seems to really connect with her.

I am so proud of her!

One more picture before my camera battery died.   Notice she is not wearing a helmet any more.  Until she starts doing turns she has graduated from wearing her helment which mkes her very happy!!

Who would of ever thought my daughter would love ice skating???   She gets this from her Grammy!! 
I think I am ready to take her to an Ice Skating Show.  Wouldn't that be fun? 

 Lastly, I saw there is going to be a a show called Skating with the Stars...hit or flop??  I am thinking flop but I could be surprised.  I will let Lawson be the judge. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Family Pumpkin Outings

 A few weekends ago we got our family pumpkin at a local vendor.  It was a fun afternoon.  We didn't do all the rides and nor did we do the corn maze but we still had fun.  One thing they had out was a monster truck.  Wesley thought this is the coolest.  He is all about Monster Trucks these days.  Wesley, Lawson, and Daddy play monster trucks in his room and set up a track to rumble over.  This was a treat to see the real thing. 

Lawson Fall of 2010!  This is not our pumpkin!

These kids make me so happy!! They can make anything fun!

I tried to get a picture of them both.  The sun was not helping me....

This is the one!

If one pumpkin patch is fun, then 2 is better!!  We went to another pumpkin patch after leaving the first patch that sells ice cream and note to self with pumpkins HALF THE PRICE! 
Mommy, Lawson and Wesley

Yummy ice cream and great afternoon with the family!!
I love these guys!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pizza Night Personalized

It has been a family tradition of our for some time to make homemade pizza on Friday nights.  It is cheap, yummy and one day I week I don't have to come up with a menu item.  NICE!!  The kids love pizza night and love to help out.  Tonight I decided to take it a step further.  They each got to make there own pizza.  It is fabulous in the theory but honestly it can get a little stressful!! 

Lawson helped me make the pizza crust and then they each rolled out their own pizza and then gets to pick out their own toppings.

Lawson spreading on the sauce.

Wesley putting on the pepperoni.  

The chefs are done making their pizza now time to cook it.

Lawson's Personalized Pizza

Wesley's Pizza
Yum, yum!!

If you are interested here is my recipe.

 Pizza Crust
1 cup warm water
1 package of active yeast
1 tsp sugar or 1 package of Equal (really good)
1 tsp salt
2 tablespoons oil
2 1/2 cups flour.

Preheat oven for 450 degrees.  Mix water and yeast until dissolved then add all the other ingredients.  Should mix and make ball.  Put on a lightly floured surface and kneed for approx 5 minutes.  Roll on a pan.  Put on your sauce and toppings and cook for 12-15 minutes.  DELICIOUS!!

Today I made my own sauce and it was just like store bought but better and a quarter of the cost. 

Pizza Sauce
Hunts tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp garlic salt
pinch of sugar

Mix. Delicious.

If I can make this you can!  I am bread making idiot and this is a piece of cake.

BTW- I love family traditions!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Do you want to have fun?....No

Wesley is at this wonderful/terrible stage that his answer to everything is "NO."  It is very typical of the 2 age but it is HIGHLY ANNOYING at times.  What 'No' means to a 2 year old...
1. No = no
2. No = maybe but you have to entice me
3. No= I am testing the waters and I want to see how long it takes you before you put me in time out
4. No= I am tired and that is all that can come out of my mouth
5. No= because I refuse to give you the benefit of saying yes (even if I know I am going to have fun)
If you have a two year old you know what I am talking about! 

On Sunday my neighbor was excited to show off his new toy of a golf cart for his mountain house.  Well, Lawson was so excited to get to ride she immediately joined Bob.  Then there was Wesley...he REFUSED to get on.  Saying "no, I am not riding" 
I should add this was situation #5!! (I have other pictures but they refuse to load so my story feels choppy)

Anyway, we got him on...with him pouting. 

Lawson had a good time!!

Although, he was quite temperamental getting on and squealed "No" guess who had a good time too?

This too shall pass.  Just want to make sure when the 3rd one is doing this exact same number I remember "it is a phase." 

Oh, and let me add "Momma does know best!!" ;)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wesley Talk

Today I had a Dr appt and took Wesley with me. This was the first time I've had to take him. One of the routine check-ups steps is to pee in a cup and Wesley had to witness this wonderful event. He was quite impressed with the whole process ( and had lots of ?s). Well, we went back in the waiting room and not 5 minutes later Wesley says quite loudly " I have to go potty. Can I pee in a cup?"

Not only was I cracking up but so was the rest of the waiting room. When we got out a nurse asked me if I let him pee in a cup and I told her no. She said " why not?" Too funny.

Just Lawson

Lawson asked me to put a towel in her hair like I do after showers. She looked so beautiful and sparkling clean.

For my memory- Lawson started taking showers at 5 yrs old. Bye-bye baths!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Spying on Wesley.

A couple of nights ago I told Wesley to go into his room and pick out his books to read that night.  I realized not only did he listen to me (sometimes not always the outcome), but had made himself quite comfortable in his room "reading" his books himself.  This makes me happy!! I am so happy that my children LOVE to read. 
 I also love it that I could capture this moment without him noticing me!!

Well...almost.  He saw me but continued to read. When I went to grab this book to read that evening he told me "Not that one I already read that one."
I love my Wesley!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Seafood Festival 2010

This weekend we went to the beach to enjoy their annual Seafood Festival.  It is a great family event and everyone had a great time.  We decided to go to the Seafood Festival this year rather then the State Fair and I think we have all had our fill of Festival festivities and junk food.

One nice thing about the Seafood Festival it is literally a block away from were Grammy and Pops live so we were able to go once during the day and once at night.  Then I was able to run back there Sunday morning to pick up a Christmas gift.  That is convenient!!

Grammy and Pops with Lawson and something???

Lawson, Daddy and Wesley on the Carousal.  (This reminded me how much I miss Pullen Park in the Fall)

This is the first time both kids rode a ride without us.  They did great!  We they rode a couple more but no pictures.

When we came back in the evening all the kids talked about was going fishing.  $10 later in kiddie pool of a contraption called a 'fishing hole' we got a plastic football and a toy penguin.  (I think I am going be a vendor who does this next year!!)

Wesley did not want to ride any rides that evening. He was perfectly happy having daddy hold him.

Lawson on the other hand was ready!! Lawson and Pops.

Lawson and Pops on the Ferris Wheel

Fun fun!!

Wesley was interested in the food.  Funnel Cakes, Lemonade, & Ice Cream to be exact.  We could not get him to eat anything but junk food.  Oh well!  At least he had fun!

Lawson also had her fair share of junk food too.  Isn't that what a Festival is all about?
It was a fun time!! BTW- We intended to go to the Seafood Festival for it's seafood but all the smell of grease and fried food made me want to throw-up. So I ate a steak fajita. If they had oysters I would of been all over that but no oysters anywhere. :(

Friday, October 1, 2010

22 Weeks Update

I have really nothing to post so I thought I would give you (or mainly for me) a brief update on my progress.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby Fitts Girl should now be over 1lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 10 lbs (I think) - I'm no very big at all (very surprising). I gained all my weight at the end so I'm sure it's coming!

Maternity Clothes: None. I'm wearing my normal clothes still.

Gender: Girl

Movement: She moves all day and sleeps at night.  Hopefully this pattern sticks ;)

Sleep: I am sleeping good right now.  I wake up once to go to the bathroom.

What I miss: Not going to lie a beer!  Bud Light Lime to be exact.

Cravings: Italian food- I love some pasta. If I could find my way to an Olive Garden they would have to roll me out of there!!

Names:  Still can't decide...or one of us can't decide.

Symptoms: None...just keep on keeping on.

Best Moments this week: Wesley telling people mommy has a baby girl in her belly.  Also, Lawson getting dressed without any fighting 4 out of 4 days this week.  It made for very pleasant mornings!! Thank you, Lord!!

Worst Moment this week: Finding out on Thursday night through a prerecorded phone call that there is no school on Friday because of a Teacher Work Day. I SO would of been the parent to roll up there at 8:35AM to be very surprised. How in the heck did I miss that??? Baby Brain...or just plain ol' stupidity.  I am thinking it is the later.