Hello, 2013!!

It’s been brought to my attention that some people are tired of looking at that picture of the protein ranch at the top of my blog and that I should update!

I agree!  I haven’t felt like blogging at all, BUT I have been keeping up with my Pinterst Reviews, so I have a bunch of photo’s and posts to put together.

Before we get to all that nonsense though, a little boy I know turned 10 a few weeks ago! My baby is a double digiter! We will no longer have a single digit kid in our house.  Boo… *tears*  Okay. Tears are gone, and I’m moving on.

Ian is 10 (9)


I had him fill out his birthday survey.  That boy makes me smile every single day.  He is so genuinely happy, that is just absorbs into you!  I love him to pieces.


How old are you?  10
What is your favorite color?  Blue
What is your favorite animal?  Husky
What is your favorite food?  Enchilada
What do you want to be when you grow up?  Something with technology
What is your favorite book?  Percy Jackson
What is your favorite song?  Titanium by David Guetta
What is your favorite TV show?   Cook’s Country   (what? If I were to answer this for him I would say, The Middle)
Where would you most like to go for a vacation?  Sandal’s Resort,  in Bahamas’   (to much Wheel of Fortune?)
hat is your favorite thing to do?  Playstation
Where do you like to go for dinner? Olive Garden


Better Late Than Never

I was looking back through some of my older posts, and realized that I never posted a post of Fred’s birthday! But perhaps that’s because we were busy with the end of school, and soccer. We asked him if he was ok having his get-together later in the summer, and luckily he was.  He, and a friend went to Tucano’s.  Jason’s mom takes us, and his brother there for their birthdays, so we just added one more. It was very nice to take his friend somewhere he had never been and to not have to worry about having a party here.  Fred doesn’t really like traditional birthday parties. He doesn’t like to be the center of attention in that way. After lunch we came back home and he and his friend played Pokemon and Playstation. Every birthday should be so pleasant!!

(Crummy cellphone picture)

I had him fill out his favorite things. This is straight from a 12 year old boy: (Everything in parenthesis is my comments) 

Favorite Things

Color: Red

Food: Waffles  (He likes waffles so much he encouraged me to spend my Christmas money on a waffle maker)

Music: I like a lot of music like clasic rock (Seriously! He’s all over the place with what he likes. It would be a full post right there, but I think it has a lot to do with him listening to all the music I like, and  Jason’s when he’s in control of the radio.)

Clothes: Track shorts and track shirt and a wind breaker  (Clothes are pretty cheap when that’s the preferred!)

Animal: Dog

TV Show: Wheel of Fortune (How old is he again?)

Movie: X-men

Subject in School: PE  (His school doesn’t even have PE… they have Creative Movement.)

Sport: Soccer  (duh)

Vehicle: Mustang

Gadget: Pocket knife  (Nana and Poppa got it for him for his birthday. We have to tell him he can’t take it out in public!)

Holiday: Christmas

Smell: Dirt  (Really? Gross.)

Drink: Jarrito

Candy: Atomic fire balls and lemon heads  (That’s my boy!!!)

That boy has a really silly personality! I love him to death!

And since we celebrated Jason’s birthday at the same time, the only picture he wanted to help him remember the day was a photo of his dessert.  He turned 40 this year, and was a but bummed for a few days. I wanted to do something big, and fun for him, but he really wasn’t feeling it, so I think maybe next year. It’ll give him time to get over his 40’s blues! Ha!

Strawberry Cheesecake is without a doubt his favorite dessert. I always make it from scratch, and the strawberry topping was fresh and homemade too.  It was heavenly!

Braces- Month 7

The braces are working wonderfully.  Fred’s teeth are nice and straight.  Only concern right now, is that the bottom canines STILL haven’t come in. We had the springs put in about 2 months ago, and they have made a pretty decent gap on both sides, but there is no evidence of those teeth coming in anytime soon. He has lost the baby teeth well over 2 years ago. So that is on the question list for next appointment.

*This is the only photo that he has authorized to be put on the internet.*

9 years old…. a little late.

My Bam turned 9 right before Christmas. We kept it a small family event, since he didn’t seem to interested in having a party. Fine with me!! He requested a cherry cobbler, which we enjoyed after a delicious dinner of french toast.  It was a very sweet and calorie heavy dinner!

He had to blow out a regular candle because I didn’t want to stick a birthday candle in my cobbler. He seemed to like the idea.  And to help us remember 9 year old Bam, when we are old and senile; a questionnaire!

Favorite Things

Color:  Blue

Food: Mongolian Beef

Music: David Crowder Band

Clothes: Lego Star Wars Shirt

Animal: Prairie dogs…. or Barking Squirrel (he just informed me that, that’s what Lewis & Clark called them. I learned something new today!)

TV Show: The Middle

Movie: iRobot

 Subject in School:  Reading

Sport: Soccer

Vehicle:  Tank

Gadget: Playstation 3

Holiday: Christmas

Smell:  Mom’s Black Current Candle

Candy: Apple or Grape Jolly Rancher

Nice Smile

Fred has had his brace on now, for just over 2 months.  It seems like he’s had them on for much longer than that!  On the two month mark I took a photo of how his teeth have progressed. I cannot believe how fast these suckers work!

He has springs on the bottom now, trying to spread the spaces needed for the 2 adult teeth to come in. He lost the baby teeth over 2 years ago, and there is absolutely no room for them to come in.   But now his mouth is looking good, and of course just for soccer he had to get his teams colors!!  Go Red and Black!!

(*This picture makes me laugh so hard, it makes his mouth/chin look ginormous!!*)