Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Shopping List Today

- Clorox Wipes

- Saltine Crackers

- Sprite

- Gatoraid

- Pedialite

- Soup

What does this mean. We are all sick. I got up and got ready for Church this morning and actually went and then realized we were not feeling as well as I thought. I made sure the nursery was covered and then headed home. Karsee has been sick since last Monday thankfully I got him home in time this morning before the sickness started up again.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Good Find Friday - Shampoo Rinse Cup

This is a item I use every bath time with the boy. It has been worth every penny of the 5.00 I paid for it. The design keeps the water out of the eyes and actually rinses better and faster than a regular cup. Easy cleaning just throw it in the dishwasher to keep out the mold and it is ready to go for the next bath time. You can even find this at Walmart and Target now.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

It has been a great Thanksgiving and there is so much to be thankful for.We have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with Grannie and Papa and the Cubbage family. Grannie cooked a great meal as always she is a great cook. After we started eating we all went around the table and talked about what we are thankful for.

Kaden got some Christmas Idea's from the ads.

Boys Night

Kaden was excited that we planned a sleepover for him and his cousins. The night had a Thanksgiving Theme. The boys ate pizza and then worked on a Thanksgiving craft about what they were thankful for. The night ended with some Thanksgiving stories and the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie.
It took a while for them to settle down and go to bed but they enjoyed it.

Karsee really wanted to join in on the fun.

A Mess

I left him for a few minutes to do laundry the other day and he opened his snacks and emptied them all over the floor. He was so proud of himself.

Annual Sunday Thanksgiving

My side of the Family celebrates a little differently and we have always celebrated the Sunday before. It was good to see all my family. Tim joined us this year it was very nice to have him around.

Uncle Nathan with Karsee

My Cousin Christopher took this picture he did a
great job it is one of my favorites with Karsee.

Pawpaw and Tim


Uncle Nathan and Kaden

My Brothers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday - Preschool Book Review

The last of our Scholastic order but good. This is about a little Pilgrim named Mini who is too little to help but finds she is not too little to make a friend.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


On Wednesday night we headed to Dallas a little Early for Thanksgiving I have not had time to Blog.

Thursday: After Karson kept me up till 2:30am because he thought the drive to Dallas was a nice nap we got some rest Thursday morning. For lunch I took the boys to Eat a Thanksgiving lunch with their Grannie the Queen of Books and see the book fair at her school. Kaden picked out a Batman book and Karson a light up Nativity book. The boys took a cute picture with Grannie but I have not had my Camera with me so sorry this post will not contain any pictures. Thursday afternoon we headed to Mesquite and spent the afternoon with my Nanny and my Mom.

Friday: We spent the day with my Nanny and my Mom and did some shopping.

Saturday: Shopping --- The boys were so tired but were pretty good considering what I put them through. I also did some Thanksgiving cooking for the Elam Family Thanksgiving we are going to tomorrow.

I promise to start posting some pictures of our Thanksgiving vacation. Good Night

Friday, November 21, 2008

Good Find Friday - Floppy Seat

I found out about floppy seats when I had Kaden and made sure I kept it because it has come in handy for Karson too. It fits over shopping carts and restaurant highchairs. It has thick padding for a comfortable ride and loops to attach toys. It also folds up for easy travel. It is offered at a better price now than what I paid for it 4 years ago. You can find one for as low as 10.00 plus shipping on ebay.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Easy Breezy Recipe - IN A BOX

Macaroni Grill Kit - All you need to complete your meal is chicken, a little butter and milk. I actually made it a little healthier and used smartbalance cooking spray instead of butter. There are four different kits to choose from I have cooked the Chicken Marsala and last night the Basil Kit. I have liked them and they are easy to make. I am looking forward to trying the other two kits. For around 3.00 plus the price of the chicken and 20 minutes it made a great meal. Karson also approved he slurped up the noodles.

Wednesday - Preschool Book Review

This is one that also came in the set with Thanks for Thanksgiving.

This is a rhyming book that is a great way for little readers to learn about the tradition of Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The past few Tuesday's which is the day Kaden goes to school Karson has had a hard time.
The scenario:
I take Kaden to school at 9:00am. I then run an errand and head home for Karson's nap but he has been beating me to it and going to sleep in the car. I take him in the house and he wakes up and is ready to play. After eating lunch and playing a while he is then ready to go back to sleep at 1pm. That only gives Karson which is a 2-3 hour nap little guy 1 hour. I then wake him up to put him in the car and he doesn't go back to sleep. So now I am trying to get my baby to cry it out and it is killing me. Karson is so good about just letting me lay him down but I have learned it has to be on his terms which are his schedule. I am going to get my crying baby now and I still have not started dinner.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Well at the Gabbard house it is. This past weekend we put up our tree and it is almost fully decorated. Tim put the lights on the house and I would have had the porch done but we had some light outages I have to fix from last year.

I had to stay home with Karson today he still has his sickness thing going on.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Good Find Friday - Is it Christmas yet?

For the past week everyday Kaden has asked me the same question

" Is it Christmas tomorrow?"

The past few years I have tried to find what I had as a child. A Advent Calender. So I went on the good ole Ebay and found one but not just anyone the exact same one I had as a child. Now it is called The VINTAGE Avon Christmas Countdown. I am not even 30 yet and something I had as a child is called Vintage. So I bid on it and won.

VINTAGE Christmas Countdown, but there are many out there on Ebay of all places.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Family Movie Night

I did not really have a theme for tonight just dinner and a movie. Tim came home and made a wonderful dinner while Kaden and I worked hard breaking and making some mini fudge cookies.

Karsee is sick tonight he has a viral rash on his face that is spreading down to his feet with fever. It looks worse than it is. It does not seem to bother him much he is just tired, cuddly, and contagious.

Kaden enjoyed the Kong Fu Panda movie and thought he was Po while getting ready for bed. He has some good Kung Fu moves I just hope he does not try them on his little bro.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday - Preschool Book Review

I think I was more excited about our Scholastic book order than Kaden. I ordered some Thanksgiving books. This one came in a set and was my favorite.

Read about all the things to be thankful for turkey and pie/ school/ music/Mommy/ Daddy/and family I love.

It also has a page in the back for your child to write what they are thankful for.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Update

Thursday = Lunchtime Chilli Cook off in Kilgore. Our Friend Jason is a great chilli cooker and I think got 6th place out of a hundred cooks. If I have all the facts wrong sorry Jason.

Saturday= Kidstation Birthday Party and Youth Bonfire, Cookout, Hayride. My 4 year old kept me laughing all night. He is a ball of energy mixed with excitement I wish was contagious at times. Fun night of making your own hot dog and smores over the fire which I like doing. Thank you Jackie for having us and making some good cookies.

Sunday=I had scheduled myself to be in the service for the first time in two months but had someone call in the last minute so I was a little disappointed I did not get to go. There is a little honesty I am not sure I should share.
Last night I found a sitter for the boys so I could attend our leaders meeting. I really needed it and Tim did a great job speaking. I think he really touched on a subject that so many leaders struggle with - Raising up the next leader and working yourself out of a job. Thank you Suzanne for watching my boys and taking good care of them. I could tell they had a great time.

Monday= Cool rainy fall day and we will be at home all day.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Good Find Friday - Bring Along Thomas

Kaden got this as a gift I think when he turned 3 from our friends the Harrison's. It was a big hit. This is a good gift idea for Christmas. I keep it in Kaden's bag for restaurants and trips. It is easy to unpack and pack away. It does not require batteries you just wind up Thomas and he goes. Great gift and really good price.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


American Flags, The Pledge, and Cuteness.....

11 Months Today

I cannot believe that in one month we will be having your 1st Birthday party. Maybe you will get your new tooth in today that has been bothering you so much.

Mommy loves you Karsee!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Obama

Last night as I watched the election unfold I just sat and took everything in. I knew I was watching history. I am nervous and also ready to see what happens at the same time.

I read a friends blog this morning and I loved what she had to say about it.

Check it out

Wednesday - Preschool Book Review

This is absolutely one of our favorite bedtime books. Read about little cowpokes and how they hitch up the chuck wagon to a comet's tail, mosey down a moonbeam, and of course lasso the moon.
I grew up with a collection of Little Golden Books and you can't beat the price.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

If I Could Turn Back Time

My heart is heavy today. I wish I had a remote to rewind life. If I knew last week what I know today I feel that I would not have let someone down. As a stay at home mom I really try to use my flexible schedule to help people in need around me. Take them dinner or offer help. Especially moms. It is my heart and passion to help other mom's that are faced with hard times or are overwhelmed. I am also a shy person. I always try to say hi and come out of my shell to talk to people but something I do struggle with is when someone is obviously struggling or hurting to lead into a conversation about it and ask them how they are doing or if they need any help. So today I wish I could turn back time for even just a week of my life and I feel like I would not have let unsaid person down.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Did you bite your finger?

We find ourselves asking this question often to Kaden.

Here is the normal scenario:
Kaden is happily eating when all the sudden his face turns sour followed by crying.

We comfort him and then ask him if he has bit his finger and he nods yes.

It is usually followed by a visit from Booboo bunny and then everything is ok.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Light House Adventure Night

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Kaden had his 4 year check up which was much more involved than the past few years. I think it took us two hours from start to finish. Before we left Kaden had to have 4 shots. Kaden looked so sad after his shots that the nurses gave him stickers, candy, and a ball.

Then I took the boys with me to vote. Sorry no horror story of long lines here.

But the best part of our day was going to the
Light House Adventure Night.

Karsee and his friend from chruch they smile when they see each other.

Highlights of our night:

- Kaden saw someone in a bigfoot costume and said "I told you bigfoot was real".
- Kaden and Karson in the jumphouse together.
- Karson yelling "Baba" from one house to another because he was ready for a bottle.
- Seeing our Church out in the community.
- Seeing so many families I didn't know.

He is getting around...

Karsee is crawling, pulling up, and exploring everything.

Yesterday while Kaden took a nap Karsee's afternoon adventures included:

Getting stuck under the kitchen table.

and waking up Kaden from his nap.