Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Memorial Weekend - West Texas Trip

Warning! Long, long, boring post.
Summary: Landon can now say gobble and we have new furniture.

We made a quick trip out to West Texas / Eastern New Mexico. Our furniture came in (YAY!) We left Friday, stopped in Lubbock to visit my friend, Tiffany. We met at McDonalds so Landon could get out and play after being cooped up in the car for 783 hours. He had a great time on the Micky Dee's playground. There were some little girls there playing also and they would all start doing little girl squeals...pretty soon, Landon chimed right in. I decided Landon might like going down the big slide...bad idea. I climbed up to the top of the playground thingy with him...I thought for sure I was going to get stuck. But we made it down okay. Then we went by the new specialty hospital there to see Tiff's Papa. Then on to Muleshoe. It was getting late, so we just stayed the night there.

Saturday morning, we all enjoyed my Mom's french toast. It seriously is the best french toast in the world. Seriously. Landon had a great time playing with his cousins, especially Alex. We had called around earlier in the week and there were plenty of U.hauls so Bry never reserved one. BAD, BAD, BAD IDEA. We couldn't find any on Saturday! Finally, Dimmit had one (which is like a 40 minute drive in the middle of no where.) We took off to get it before someone else snatched it up. At the u.haul place, they also had a small green house, so Landon and I went in and smelled all the flowers while Dad took care of business. Landon found marigolds and would sniff them. But one tickled his nose, so after that, he would smell a flower, then start cracking up thinking it was going to tickle him.

Finally, back on to Portales to load up furniture. Bryan and my Uncle Bill spent a couple hours trying to figure out if they could get everything in...In the end, we left out two of the entertainment pieces, a nightstand and the TV Console (which didn't get ordered anyway.) So another trip is in our future.

We then went to see S.hrek. LOL...the movie theatre in Portales is, well, old. Its the kind that is like 100 yards long, but all one level. And I think the screen may have been just a little bit bigger than our tv at home. But it was a great movie, Landon watched most of it. Then decided to walk up and down the isle at the end.

After the movie, we headed out to Bubby's (Mom's fiance) house. He has two super nice dogs and two turkeys. Yes, I said Turkeys. They're tame, so Landon got to go in the pen. They never really came close, but Landon's new word for the weekend was 'gobble.'

On Sunday, we went to church in the morning. And then to Bubby's for lunch since the rest of the family had left for Baltimore for Craig's wedding. We had hamburgers, corn on the cob and lots more. I have some great pictures of me and my sisters...I'll have to post later.

We drove Sunday afternoon through storms to Austin. Got up in the morning and went to the outlet malls. Then back home, to unload furniture. We're soooo lucky to have good friends that came over to help. Cause that furniture is HEAVY. Danny wanted to know why we didn't just buy particle board crap like everyone else. Seriously, moving solid oak furniture is NOT fun. But its in the house now and looks beautiful.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Terrible 14 months?

So...Landon has learned how to throw a fit. Sits down in the floor, throws his head to the floor and cries. He'll even roll over and just lay there, waiting for me to pick him up. Which I don't. Today, I got Landon dressed then I said, "Okay, let's go get breakfast." But instead of walking with me, he throws a fit. I sat down, waiting for him to come over. He threw a fit, got up took two steps, threw another fit, another two steps, fit, two steps, you get the picture. Bry was going to go pick him up. I told him I'd tackle him if he picked up Landon. LOL. I don't want Landon thinking he can throw a fit and we'll just baby him. Is that wrong? Landon's never been a cryer so this is all new to me.

Anyway - we're headed to New Mexico this weekend to see family and pick up my furniture!! YAY! I'll take pictures when we get it all in the house. I can not wait!

Oh, and I cleaned, cleaned, cleaned the house yesterday. There's still more cleaning to do, but Oh man! What a difference a clean house makes. You just feel so much better after its done. It's the doing that stinks. LOL.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Landon walked over to me this weekend, gave me a big ol' slobbery kiss and then walked off and kept playing.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Yes, you read that right. I spanked Landon this week.

He got this great rocking chair from Grandma and Grandpa Rhodes, which he loves to climb up in and stand up and rock. That's okay by me. He's a boy...he needs to 'live on the edge.' LOL. But now he thinks once he's standing in the rocking chair, he can climb the rungs on the back of the seat. That's not funny. So, after repeatedly telling him no, and removing his foot from the chair. I swatted his leg. Not hard, but not easy.

That's when he turned to me and just started laughing. LAUGHING. So then it was game, he wanted me to do it again, so he puts his foot on the back of the seat to climb...and turns to look at me, like "What ya gonna do about it?"

Trying not to laugh...I just grabbed that boy off the chair and gave him razzes on his stomach. Laugh at that...not the spanking you little stinker.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day

Happy Belated Mother's Day. We had a great day, weekend, actually. I got my hair done, color and cut on Saturday. Sunday we overslept a little, so no time for breakfast before church. Landon's been having an allergic reaction to dairy (read diarrhea.) So midway through church we had an accident. Luckily I had packed extra clothes. As I'm carrying Landon out in the parking lot, trying to not get the poop on me, or more poop on him, he's wiggling in my arms, and I almost drop him! Yes, I almost dropped my son on the asphalt on mother's day. Luckily I cought him, upside down by one foot.

After church we went to PF Chang's for lunch. Yummy. In the afternoon we blew up the alligator pool we found on clearance last year at Target. Landon wasn't too sure about the cold water at first, but as it warmed up and as we added toys and more toys, he eventually liked the pool - especially if he could drink the water.

Bryan's in Ohio - with the camera, so I'll post pictures later.

We've been braving the evening heat and going for walks. We bought a lightweight MacClaren (sp?) and LOVE it. The back is mesh-like, so Landon doesn't trap heat in the stroller seat.

OH! We bought a toddler bed. Right now, we just have it set up beside our bed. Landon starts the night out in it, but sometime during the night he'll sleep-climb into our bed...never even waking up. But its a start.