Friday, October 3, 2008
Posted by TracyB at 4:59 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We were playing with Vincent one night and Anthony was stacking the cars to see how high he could stack them. I decided to start a little competition to see if I could beat him and stack more. Unfortunately he beat me.
Posted by TracyB at 11:24 AM
Posted by TracyB at 11:14 AM
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This is a shot of the baby's body.
This is the baby's leg and foot.
Posted by TracyB at 8:46 PM
Saturday, July 5, 2008
So I have heard that pregnant women like to eat pickles and ice cream. This is so true. I have been eating a lot of pickles. I know this may sound strange to some people but not all pickles are created equally. I guess this must be my mothers fault because I remember her comments about how Claussen pickles were the best. Well it is the truth. There is nothing better that a cold crisp Claussen pickle. I have really been enjoying the mini ones. I think I buy a new jar every week or 2. Yummy!
Now let me say something about Ice Cream. If you ever make you way to Michigan you must try Homemade brand Ice cream. My all time favorite is the Peanut Butter and Chip flavor (The Cherry Cordial is really good too). It is the best peanut butter ice cream I have ever tasted. It is vanilla ice cream with real peanut butter swirls and chocolate shavings. A peanut butter lovers dream! I have been trying to find something here in Missouri I like just as well but have been unsucessfull in my search. A close second is chocolate with real peanut butter swirls. I am going to Michigan in a few days so I will get to enjoy some soon! Can you tell I am feeling better? I think I am finally done spending all my time with my head over the toilet. I am 15 weeks now and I am very excited to find out what we are having. I will let you all know as soon as I know. Now go get yourself some pickles and ice cream (but not at the same time that would just be gross).
Posted by TracyB at 3:36 PM
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday night for dinner I decided it would be really yummy to make some breadsticks to go with our leftover spaghetti. I am really enjoying carbs right now (it helps settle my stomach). I melted some butter and added garlic powder and Italian seasoning. I brushed the butter on the dough and then sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top, YUM. Vincent and I were in the living room when I smelled something burning in the kitchen. I knew the butter had run off the stone and was burning in the bottom of the oven. What happened next scared me....I saw very large flames in the oven. There was a grease fire in the oven. I called Anthony in a panic and asked him what I should do. He told me to throw water on it. I remember hearing that water on a grease fire can be dangerous. So I turned the oven off and miraculously the fire went out. Poor Vincent and Ginger were so scared. Ginger was actually shaking, it's amazing that dogs can sense when something is wrong. Maybe it was all the smoke that scared her. I said a prayer right away, luckily nothing was damaged, just a big greasy mess to clean up in the oven. Lesson learned...Always have a fire extinguisher available in the house and use a pan with sides for greasy foods.
Posted by TracyB at 10:17 AM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We have a new tradition every morning with Vincent. When he wakes up he comes in our bedroom and says, "Good Morning". He usually will snuggle in bed with us till we are awake enough to actually get out of bed. This is something we all enjoy very much, it is so much nicer to wake up to his sweet voice instead of the blaring alarm clock. A few weeks ago we had a rude awakening. It was the day after Memorial Day. We went to our ward picnic for memorial day, (I am hoping this is where our unwelcome guest came from). I was scratching the back of Vincent's neck and then moved my way up into his hair. I noticed a bump on the back of his head. I almost screamed when I saw what was attached to his head. A darn TICK! I felt my blood pressure go up immediately and told Anthony he would need to take care of it. I am terrified of bugs. I tried very hard to stay calm for Vincent so he would not get scared. Anthony successfully removed the tick with a pair of tweezers. A piece of Vincent's skin was attached to the ticks oh so tiny head. I put the tick in a zip-loc bag just in case the doctor would need to see it. After looking on the Internet at different types of ticks we decided it wasn't a deer tick (the one that carries Lyme disease). I called the doctor anyway just to be safe and was told to watch for a rash and a fever. Luckily no problems thus far. I kept that darn tick in the bag for almost a week before I squashed him with the bottom of a glass. I was amazed the tick survived for so long in a zip-loc bag. As much as I did not enjoy this experience I am thankful it was not lice.....EWWWW.
Posted by TracyB at 7:14 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Posted by TracyB at 4:04 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
This is one of the prizes Vincent got with his tickets ( he picked all candy prizes). I remember eating these Willy Wonka Fun Dips when I was a little girl. Vincent was very resourceful and used his finger to dip in the sugar after he ate all his candy stick. Check out his green finger, it stayed like that for a few days!
Posted by TracyB at 4:52 PM
This morning in church I asked Vincent to hold still so I could get an eye booger out for him. He told me he didn't have an eye booger. After I removed it for him he asked to see it. He looked at me and then asked, "can I taste it?" I just looked at him and said, "eeewww." Needless to say, Anthony and I had a good laugh!
Posted by TracyB at 4:02 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
I am curious to see if anyone can guess who CHARLES QUESO is. I would love to hear everyones guess! I will be impressed if you can figure it out. Good luck!
Posted by TracyB at 1:03 PM
Friday, April 4, 2008
These are some more pictures I took for my photography class. Our teacher wanted us to take the picture inside with natural light. I pushed our dinning room table up to our sliding glass door and gave Vincent some bubble wrap to play with. He was very patient with me, I used him for my model almost every week. Vincent had so much fun playing with the bubble wrap, and it actually looks really cool in the picture. These are my favorite!
Posted by TracyB at 9:14 PM
I took these pictures for my photography class that I attended last fall. Our assignment was to take a portrait of someone with things that describe them. Vincent loves to go in our back yard and dig in the dirt with his trucks. We have a very large dirt circle in our back yard where there used to be a pool, he loves to go and dig in the dirt. The other pictures are from Old Town St Charles. There is an old train track with some really cool trains. Vincent loves trains.
Posted by TracyB at 8:35 PM
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Vincent actually enjoyed halloween this time around (once I was able to convince him to put his costume on). He was Buzz Lightyear and Ginger was Woody from Toy Story. We had alot of fun going to all the houses, Vincent got lots of candy and Ginger got a few dog treats! We went to visit our friends the Dahle's and Vincent's friend Lincoln was Buzz too! They thought that was pretty cool. (Notice Ginger looking at the treat I used to get her to hold still for the picture, she loves her treats!)
Posted by TracyB at 8:35 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This week has been a very busy one for Vincent and I. We have been running lots of errands and going to lots of playdates. Well I think he is a bit worn out because this was my conversation with him tonight...
(Tracy) Do you know what tomorrow is?
(Vincent) I don't want to go to the park.
(Tracy) We are not going to the park tomorrow.
(Vincent) I don't want to go to the beach. (told him about vacation plans before bed)
(Tracy) We are not going to the beach tomorrow. Tomorrow is Easter!
(Vincent) I don't want to go to Easter.
(Tracy) Easter is when the Easter Bunny comes to our house and brings you a basket full of toys and candy.
(Vincent) I want to do that!
I love how his little mind works!
Posted by TracyB at 10:22 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We thought it would be fun to take Vincent to go see the temple one day. Although it was really hot we had a nice time. I tried to get a good picture of what I think is a hawk. Vincent really liked the water fountain. I think it is really funny in the pictures cause he looks like he is trying to control the water with his hands. We had a scary ride home. Vincent was in the back seat enjoying his raisins. We had to pull over fast because he decided it would be a good idea to put a raisin up his nose. It is very difficult to try and tell a screaming toddler to just blow his nose to get the raisin out. I thought we might have to take him to the emergency room. Well we finally got him to blow his nose and the raisin came right out. Needless to say, Vincent has not forgotten that and is no longer putting things in his nose.
Posted by TracyB at 10:17 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Vincent loves to eat cereal and he loves marshmallows, so Lucky Charms cereal is one of his favorites. The other morning he told me he wanted to eat his cereal dry on the couch (he has to sit at the table if there is milk on it). I was busy doing some things around the house while he enjoyed his cereal on the couch. I went to check on him after a while and he was eating all the marshmallows and none of the cereal. I told him he was going to get sick if he just ate the marshmallows. He told me, "NO MOM! The marshmallows make me happy not sick". Hopefully the marshmallows have some vitamins and minerals too.
Posted by TracyB at 11:00 AM
Monday, January 21, 2008
Vincent loves Buzz Lightyear so I decided it would be fun for him to be Buzz for halloween. Vincent did not think so. Anthony thought it would help Vincent feel more comfortable if he put on the boots to the costume. It didn't help at all and when I tried to take them off they were stuck on his big feet. Of course I had to grab my camera and take pics. I did finally get the costume on Vincent but as you can see he was not very excited about the whole costume thing.
Posted by TracyB at 12:48 AM
While I was at the Cards game with my Dad Anthony took Vincent to the playground at the school right by our house. Vincent tripped while climbing the stairs to the slide and his chin caught his fall. Anthony had to take him to the emergency room to get stitches in is chin. My mom went with them and kept Vincent entertained by blowing up the plastic medical gloves, thanks Mom. I have heard that chin stitches are pretty common for little kids, but I am so glad it happened while Anthony was around cause I would have been a nervous wreck. Vincent had fun telling everyone about what happened to his chin and was a real trooper through the whole thing.
Posted by TracyB at 12:30 AM