Monday Memories #14

Monday Memories

Last week was a rather rough week for Bradley.  He has been having tummy problems really bad lately and last week was really rough.  Hopefully with the things we have changed it will help and he will feel better this week.  But since he didn’t feel well we basically stayed at home.  One day he was only awake 6 hours in a 24 hour period and then slept 13 hours the night after sleeping all day.  We did some rearranging, had a speech evaluation (which he will be starting speech now) and just hung out at home.

I did snap this one picture of him sitting at his table having a snack.  He did so well getting up from the chair.  I was so proud of him.  He is suppose to be working on going from sitting to standing and he did it really well from the chair.  Ms. Jill will be so proud of him.

Snack Time at his Table

Friday night Adam and I went out to dinner. After a rough week Bradley seemed to enjoy our date night (other than riding in Daddy’s car). I got this picture of him eating dinner. Love that smile!

Date Night


Monday Memories #13

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During the summer these post will probably be a little smaller and some weeks I may not even post them. These post are general a recap of my pictures from Instagram for the week. Most of my pictures this summer will be posted over at So make sure you check it out over there to see what we are up to.  Although right now I am having some technical difficulties.  My computer doesn’t want to acknowledge when I put my memory card in my computer.  Have I ever said I hate my computer??  Ok, I want get off on that rant today.

The three big kids have left for eight days. I use to get really sad when Alyssa and Noah would go to their Dad’s for a week but over the years I have learned that it is a much needed break for me and it gives them a chance to really spend some time with their Dad. This summer I told Adam we needed to let Taylor go somewhere for a week too so I could have a good break after the week we had last week. I wasn’t sure I’d make it through the summer. If you are following my summer blog then you probably saw the issues we had one day that were just too much for one day. But we aren’t going to relive that here.

My little sister is turning 21 this week. Happy Birthday Nevesha, I love you!! So Saturday we had cupcakes for her birthday with the kids. I totally forgot to get any pictures. Then me, her and the babies went swimming. Since I love her so much and she asked me so nicely there aren’t any pictures of that to share. Saturday night we went out to dinner at Sushi Village. The babies did really well and it was so nice to get out and have some adult time even if the babies were with us.  If you like sushi I highly recommend Sushi Village in Gardendale.  It is really good and cheaper than Stix.

When we were getting ready to leave Bradley was getting his diaper changed in the front seat of the car and got to play in the front seat for a few minutes. I got this cute picture of him driving Mommy’s car. He thought he was big stuff.

Driving Mommy's Car

Hope everyone has a Happy Memorial Day!! Adam and I will be painting.

Monday Memories #11

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Last week Bradley and I spent the week in the office. It was nice being out of the house but man was I tired by the end of the week. Bradley did his fair share of getting into stuff. Actually he got into everything. Hopefully I got everything put back where he goes and Laney doesn’t have a mess to come back to. Bradley enjoyed reading all the law magazines.

Studying to be an Attorney

For about a year we have been talking about a bigger hot water heater. We had a 40 gallon hot water heater and do NOT try to take a hot shower after the girls because there isn’t any hot water. I finally started making Noah take the first shower because he was always getting left without any hot water. Wednesday morning Bradley got up really early. I opened our bedroom door going towards Bradley’s room and heard Rhino crying something awful. I thought no wonder he is awake so early. As soon as I opened Rhino’s door I understood why she was crying the way she was. Our hot water heater busted and our laundry room aka Rhino’s room was filled with steam and hot water. She generally sleeps on top of the hot water heater, so its very possible she was asleep on top of it when it bust. Our talking about getting a bigger hot water heater became a must do today thing and now we have an 80 gallon hot water heater. Not the way I wanted to get it but I am enjoying the hot water.

Hot Water Heater

Rhino hasn’t been sleeping on the hot water heater anymore either. Actually she is still pretty scared to even go in her room. She has made a bed of the box the hot water heater was in.

Rhino Sleeping

As you know from my post Friday Food we had breakfast one day last week. It was the same day our hot water heater bust and that was an all day thing getting taken care of. The man was here at dinner time installing it. So I was trying to get all four kids plates fixed and make sure Adam ate and fix myself a plate. I fixed all four kids a plate and before I realized it Bradley had his plate and was eating his biscuit. He enjoyed it!!

Eating His Biscuit

Of course yesterday was Mother’s Day. Hopefully I’ll get to do a full post on Mother’s Day but in case I don’t. I got some lovely flowers from my parents. Adam got me an orchid. I have been wanting one so now I have to figure out how to keep it alive. I also got a coffee maker and lots and lots of art work.

Mother's Day Flowers 2013

Monday Memories #9

The last few weeks have been crazy busy. We finally got a new car. We got a Honda Pilot and it was like a two day thing. We liked two and were trying to decide between the two. We did a lot of comparing, reading the fine lines and finally made a decision.


Alyssa had a field trip to DeSoto Caverns. I took lots of pictures with my camera but just like my Easter pictures, I haven’t had time to hook my camera up to the computer. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post more about it soon. Bradley had lots of fun and seemed to really enjoy it. He was too busy checking everything out to nap.


Taylor had a field trip to the zoo. Same thing with those pictures too. I did snap one of Bradley with my phone when he fell asleep in the stroller. I still can’t believe he did that.


Bradley and I went to Botanical Gardens for litigation lunch the week of Administrative Professional’s Day. It was so nice outside that day.


Bradley and I have been enjoying the outdoors a lot lately. We had a picnic lunch outside one day. We went to the park with the big kids two days in a row. We are so ready for summer.



Monday Memories #8

Last Monday was so pretty!! After I got everything done around the house and some work Bradley and I went outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. He had some play time while I did some painting. We even sat on the front porch and waited on the kids to get off the school bus.



Bradley never cared to play in his jumperoo when he was younger but now that he is older he is always pulling up on it and playing with the toys on it so I decided to put him in it.


Bradley loves to look out the front door and watch for the big kids to get off the school bus.



Monday Memories #7

Sorry I was MIA last week. Spring has defiantly sprung bringing all the pollen out. For me this mean sickness, like ache all over keep you in the bed for days think you have the flu sickness. I am feeling somewhat better but I still can’t breathe. It’s actually gotten bad enough that I have reconsidered the sinus surgery and that is HUGE for me. I am against unnecessary surgery. Ok, so maybe this isn’t a completely unnecessary surgery but I am also against this surgery. The doctor wants to do the less invasive surgery instead of the full surgery and everyone I know who has had this surgery has not gotten any better so what is the point. Besides who will watch Bradley while I have surgery?? Well he has started warming up to my Mom. 🙂

The last two weeks have been rather laid back. I have been trying to eat better and actually eat lunch. I got me some new fruit smoothie drinks and they are pretty good.



Bradley is learning sign language and one of the signs is when you are sleepy you lay your head down. He has been doing it when he is sleepy and when he sees a blanket. He knows a blanket means cuddle up and rest.



Through all my sickness Rhino has wanted lots of cuddles. It’s like she knows I don’t feel good and she should be sweet.


Monday Memories #6

A week ago today bad weather hit our town and our entire town was without power. Having a baby we couldn’t stay at home with it getting so cold at night so we packed up and went to the farm. Bradley had a lot of fun playing with Nana, feeding the animals, riding the gator and playing in the grass.


Nana even let Bradley drive the gator.


Bradley loves to help with laundry. Mostly he pulls the clothes off the couch while I am trying to fold them. Then there are times where he will try to put them on. He is so smart.


Monday Memories #5

This past week was mine and Adam’s anniversary.  We spent the day watching movies.  We had the new Breaking Dawn movie and wanted to watch it but we wanted to watch all the previous ones before watching the new one.  Adam bought me flower, candy and a card for our anniversary.  I am trying to decide what program I want for my embroidery machine and then that will be the rest of my anniversary gift.  I got him cologne and drill bits.


We had family literacy night at the school this week.  The second graders preformed and we voted on our favorite door.  Each class room decorated their door.  Noah’s class won.  I will post another blog post with more pictures but I thought I’d go ahead and share one now.  I have a video but I couldn’t get it to post on here.  =(  Maybe I can figure out something different to share the video for my full post.

Family Literacy Night

This week Alyssa took her pharaoh back to school and wrapped it.


I entered a contest put on by Joann Fabric’s called Create with 8.  Please vote for my frame on facebook.

Finished Frame

I couldn’t help but sharing a picture of those beautiful eyelashes.  I mean seriously, my poor daughters couldn’t have gotten them.  But they are beautiful on him.

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Monday Memories #4

A few weeks ago Zulily’s had TOMS on sale. I am really weird about spending a lot of money on shoes so this was perfect for me. I got me some emerald glitter ones and could not wait to wear them after they came in so when Monday rolled around I wore the TOMS.


To only be a year old Bradley is a ham. He has his moments almost everyday where he is doing something silly. With his eczema, teeth and tummy bothering him I made sure to snap some shots of all his silly faces. Gotta love them.


For Christmas Adam got me an embroidery machine and needless to say I still haven’t had much time to embroidery. Now I LOVE the machine for sewing. I have retired my old machine and only used it once when I had some thread that wasn’t agreeing with my new machine. I recently pulled out all of Bradley’s onsies that were “plain” and decided I was going to “fancy” them up. Almost a month later I finally monogrammed the first onsie. I am not sure what I am going to do with the second one. But considering this is my first time monogramming with it I am pleased.


Sunday we went to the park. I have got to get better about taking pictures of the big kids as they run by. Bradley had lots of fun. He was jumping up and down watching the big kids play.



I had lots of laundry this weekend. I decided I’d wash the kids’ jackets and I found lots of treasurers. Apparently Alyssa had hidden lots of stuff in her pocket because I found it in my dryer.



With the warm weather approaching I decided it was time for a pedicure. Adam was sweet enough to paint my toe nails.


Monday Memories #3

Life has been busy so some of these are from a little longer than the last week but I wanted to catch up on what I missed.

Warrior dance night was a hit. The kids all loved it and I’ve had several people ask me about it being an annual event. I certainly hope we can make it an annual event.


Bradley’s first birthday went well!! He wasn’t too sure about the cake. I still have pictures to edit so hopefully I can get the done soon and get more details about everything from his party up.


Trial went good, I guess. We won, yay! But the jury only awarded $3,700 so its not much for 4 years of work, lots of expenses and our client ends up with little. 😦

The girls have not been able to get along for a while now. We have said time and time again that we need another bedroom. While we’d love to be able to build one right now that isn’t in the budget. We decided to swap rooms around so Alyssa and Noah share a room instead. But we also decided to set up the furniture to divide the room so the big room looks more like two rooms. We still have lots to do but they were pleased with the furniture set up.


Adam added onto Noah’s bookcase for me. I am going to make the lower top a Lego table. But the bookcase itself looks GREAT!!


Bradley is officially pulling up on everything including the dishwasher.


During all our craziness we found some time to go by the park. Bradley enjoyed the swing for the first time.


We are ready for spring. I got out some of the Easter decoration yesterday. They go well with the pretty flowers Adam got me.