Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spoon Man.

Jagger is now trying to eat his meals with his spoon. It is actually very cute if you can get past the mess, which I have a very hard time doing. But alas I turn away and let him enjoy feeding himself and learning how to operate a spoon. Thanks to Manny clean up is not as bad as it could be!
It is cute because he dips the spoon in the food and then picks it up out of the spoon with his other hand and eats it. The problem with letting him feed himself is that he does it with grits and oatmeal.
Enjoy the evidence below!

And finally a little milk to wash it all down!
By the end of dinner he was covered in grits and Manny was full as a tick!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Richardson's are going green....

Well maybe not as green as others BUT I am definitely going go to start leaning towards "green" things. I had a huge revelation today. Long story so here we go. Last night I was watching a show on Discovery Health called "Mystery Diagnosis". It was about a little boy that was progressing and doing well until about 18 months. He began to loose the ability to walk and talk. He eventually was put in a wheelchair and is not expected to live long. The kicker was they had NO idea what was wrong with him. After a few years of tests and scans they finally figured out what it was (I can't remember the details) but they thought that the cause was something that he inhaled or ingested.
Ok fast forward to today. Jagger and I were on our way home from Publix (where we got the prize pictured below) and I had given Jagger my other set of keys to keep him happy and he was chewing on them. I thought to myself how gross and "ew that has to taste bad" then it hit me. There is no telling what is on those keys. I am usually pretty laid back about him putting things in his mouth. I always think well I know that my parents weren't over protected like that and I turned out ok (well...... kind of ok, you get the point). Then it hit me things weren't as polluted and were just different those days. We have done this to this planet. You see where I am going with this.
SO, today I proclaim that I am going to strive to be a little bit greener, if you will! I may not go ALL out like my best buddy next door BUT I will certainly make an effort! So there!

I plan on getting a few more of these little jewels! I actually got it free. I really had been wanting one for while.
PS I am going to make Banana bread with those ripe bananas!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

These are a few of Jagger's favorite things....to say

I thought I would take a minute to blog a few things that Jagger is saying pretty clearly. I won't try to type them the way that he says them but you will get the idea of what it may sound like for a 15 month old to say these words. WARNING: you may be surprised, please don't judge!!
  • daddy
  • puppy
  • bye bye
  • juice
  • bobby (*that would be what he calls me! see note below)
  • boobies - yes that's right boobies.
  • cheese (when the camera (any camera) or cell phone is spotted!)
  • hey

And of course, never to leave out the precious word

  • NO

* pictures this: Brian and I laying in bed early one Saturday morning and we hear clear as day "BOBBY.........BOBBY". I got up and went into Jagger's room only to find Jagger standing in his crib calling out for me to come get him.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Long Live Neighbors Night!!!

Since we have moved to Blossomwood (a little neighborhood in Huntsville), we have made close friends with our neighbors that live across the street and directly next door. We declared every Friday night that all 3 families are free we would have neighbors night! It hasn't happened as often as we thought but the times that it has happened it is always fun. The Cobb's live next door and they have a little girl that is 3 and a little boy (aka Jagger's best friend) that is 3 weeks older then Jagger. The Perry's (blog address to come soon because they just got that thing called the Internet at their house!! Can't hide money ;) have a little girl that is Camryn's age (2.5) and a little guy (aka Jagger's other best friend) that is 2 months younger then Jagger.

It is ALWAYS ALWAYS a blast when we all get together. The Lord really knew what He was doing when he moved us into this little rental house. We all became instant friends and they are all very dear to us now!!! We love you guys!!! :)

Erin and the girls! "Ms. Hever" and the girls

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday funny

This is fo all of you who have been so patient! (not you Titi!!)

Just peeking outside Jagger-style!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jumping School

My niece, Camryn, came over last week and hung out with Jagger and me for a couple hours so that my sis and bro in-law could hang out and get a little rest. While at our house and after naps Camryn decided to teach Jagger how to jump in his crib. It was awesome. Jagger LOVED it!!!

Check the ponytail out on this one!!

Can you see the real monkeys????

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beach 2009

Brian, Jagger and I were very blessed this past weekend to go on a very last minute unexpected trip to Seaside. We got to go down with our friends
Graham and Sarah and stay at their place. It is such a beautiful little place to visit adn the weather was perfect!

Feeding the ducks, fish and Jagger

Before we headed out of town to go on our last minute beach trip, Jagger and I went to the park to feed the ducks and the fish. Jagger REALLY liked the fish and the white duck that visited us. He would press his little lips together and give out a loud ooohhh! It was so sweet. We finally found a little spot that we could get close to the water without him having to get out of the stroller because I figured if he was content sitting there why get him out and risk him falling in the water!
As we were sitting feeding the fish, I kept handing little pieces of bread to Jagger and he would throw them as hard as he could. Sometimes they would make it and other times they would land on the area that we were sitting on. Then as I handed the bread to Jagg he began to eat it rather then through it. When he started to do this that is when I knew it was time to go home and eat lunch and take a nap!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Don't give up on me.

I know I said that I was going to do a Friday Funny but, this week has NOT been funny. I repeat, this week has not been funny! In fact I am not sure if I even remember laughing this week. Ok that was a little dramatic but on the serious side, Jagger has been a mess this week and that equals me being a mess. I promise to make sure something happens funny this week! (Erica!!!)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My little Cheese It!

I love to set Jagger up in the chair in the kitchen while I am cooking and give him a snack even though it ruins his appetite. Survival mood right?? Well He decided yesterday that he wanted the whole box of Cheese Its so that he could dig the crackers out himself. He is getting so independent! I sure do wish that he would go back to sleeping good at night again! YIKES! The last few nights have rocked my world! We are getting over a little cold and ear infection and he is cutting his bottom molars. It is hard to be little!

We had a sweet house guest the last few days too. BB (Brie) came to stay with us for a few days. She is Brian's cousins little girl. She was fun to have around. Jagger really enjoyed having her here. She is a good big sister too, seeming that she has a little brother and a little sister that she plays with all the time. She was very patient with Jagger!! Thanks again BB!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ever seen the Little Dipper????

Well look no further. I have a dipping man. I think that he gets it from his cousin. Camryn in a big "dip dip" girl. He has put a new meaning to double dipping too. To him double dipping is 2 fries, one in each hand, dipping in 2 things of sauce!
Gotta love this guy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Better late then never.

I said that I would update more often, not everyday! I know what you all are thinking... "Oh she has already gotten behind!" Stop judging! Just Kidding. I am however a little behind. I meant to update the other night but forgot! i kind of got caught up in the bachelor with my neighbor. It is funny because neither of us really like it but I recorded it so we sat and watched it. Actually we used it more as a time to talk with no children around since we have come to realize it is IMPOSSIBLE to do with kids around!!
I did want to post some pics from Monday. A friend from college, who I haven't seen in years, has moved back from Korea. She has a little boy that is a little older then Jagger and we finally got together on Monday. It was very last minute but very fun and a nice change of scenery. We went to the mall and played in the indoor play area. It was fun to watch the boys run and play!
Here are some pics!


Jagger and Caden

This is a shot from his naked drum session! FREEDOM!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Let it snow, let is snow,let it snow.

We had our first snow of the year and we missed it! Well we were here but Jagger slept in and we just didn't see it necessary to wake him for the snow. It was very pretty of course we don't have any pictures. I thought of taking them as I was sitting watching it snow but that is as far as it went.
We all took a nap around 9am and by the time we all woke back up the snow was gone!
Maybe next time we will get out in it.