Friday, December 20, 2013

Levi update!

I keep forgetting to update this! Oops!

Mr.Levi will be 2 in 9 days! That's crazy! 

I guess I'll just post all of the pictures I have from the last 2 months....
 Halloween. We actually didn't go trick or treating this year because the weather was bad and they actually ended up cancelling it :(
We went on a lot of walks this fall. Levi loves being outside!

 He loves Mickey Mouse!

 When did he get so big!?
He got his first pair of Toms! So cute!
His favorite thing ever. He asks for a bath every day. Except he says "ba". And lately he loves bubble baths. So I ask him, Do you want a bath or a bubble bath? Now he says bubble all the time. He even goes and gets his bubbles and hands them to me. Love!
He climbs on everything now! Including the dining room table!
He is def a Christmas baby. He loves everything Christmas. He knows Santa and says ho ho ho all the time. Luckily he hasn't knocked the tree down or messed it up too much. He likes climbing under it!

 So handsome! After his like 10th haircut. He does good when I use the clippers on the sides but he hates the scissors! Which is odd because at work it's the other way around with kids.
We had our first and probably only snow of the year. It last a few hours. He wasn't a fan!

We went to Opryland Hotel and saw the lights. He loved it!

Blake and I had our first trip away from Levi. We FINALLY got to go to NYC! It was so fun! We flew in on Friday and only stayed until Sunday.
 We stayed at Pod 39 which was in Manhattan on 39th and 3rd. It was awesome. We stayed on the 15th floor. We could see the Empire State Building from our room. And we were just a few blocks from Grand Central Station. We rode the subway every where. It was so fun!
 9/11 Memorial. This was the #1 thing on Blake's list since he was in the army and got deployed to Iraq for a year. They're building 7 buildings and only have 2 finished but are working on 2 more.
 Grand Central
 Central Park
 Times Square
 My list. I got to see everything. Plus we went in St Patricks Cathedral and went to China town!

And I shall leave you with this.....
I can't help but laugh. I guess he likes the thought of Santa but doesn't actually like him. Idk whos face is funnier. Hahaha!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Skinny Salisbury Steak

Since I've been eating healthier I normally use pinterest to find dinner ideas. Lately I've been eating good during the day and then just having a good hearty meal for dinner.

I grew up eating Salisbury Steak with gravy but it was always the frozen box kind. I stumbled upon this Skinny Salisbury Steak recipe from I absolutely love that website! I've made several things but this is by far my favorite! Blake even loves it too!

Here is the original recipe. I have made it with Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes. But this time I just boiled diced potatoes with the skin on and added fat free sour cream, chives and a little butter and mashed it all up.

So good!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

21 Months!

Mr. Levi will be 21 months tomorrow! Crazy to think I almost have a 2 year old. 

What Levi loves right now:
  • Any kind of balls. He's always loved them. He calls them ball balls and if it looks like a ball he still calls it a ball. He has a good arm! Not to mention he probably has like 50 balls laying around of all sizes.
  • Cars. He has a million trucks and cars. Just yesterday we got him a case for all of his match box cars. And it's almost full already. He lays on the ground and pushes them around. It's so cute!
  • Shoes! He loves wearing his shoes and playing with them. His feet are getting so big that his little sandals are almost too small :( Hope it starts getting cold because all he has is tennis shoes!
  • Dinosaurs! My mom found him this dinosaur at goodwill...
    It's Boris from Dinosaur Train. I had no clue what Dinosaur Train was or if it was even on tv still. But it is. It's on PBS in the mornings. For Christmas I'm going to try to get him the whole collection. They talk and if you push the button on his back his mouth opens. We've had plenty of fun chasing him and our dog with it! Thank god for Ebay because these things aren't cheap! This is normally $30 at a store. My mom only paid $2.99 for him. I ordered him the Stegosaurus already. And I am thinking about doing his second birthday in this theme!
  • Being outside! I try to go walking every day. It's about 1.5 miles to our park so I stick him in the stroller and we walk there. When we get home he cries because he loves being outside. He loves playing with other kids at the park and playing with the bells in the picture below. The second weekend in October we're going camping so he should be in heaven!
  • Suckers! He loves them. I got the little tiny tootsie pops to entertain him when we're some where and he's screaming his head off. Which happens regularly. If I take him outside or we go walking he loves being in his stroller. If we're in a restaurant or a store that's a different story. He wants down so he can run around. Not always the easiest thing when your trying to shop.
  • Meat! He will eat any kind of meat. Hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, chicken. You name it. He's such a pig and not a picky eater at all. If it doesn't smell good tho he won't eat it. He smells everything before he puts it in his mouth. Silly kid! 
Things I love:
  • How much he talks already. Some stuff I don't understand but for the most part you can tell what he means. He loves handing you something and saying, Here you go! And then we say thank you and he says it back. And if he can't tell you something he points. Like if he's down stairs and wants to go upstairs. He'll keep pointing until you are where he wants.
  • How mobile he is. It's not always good in some cases but for the most part I'm just glad I don't have to carry his heavy self around all the time. He's good at running!
  • How loving he is. He's extra loving at night. When he gets sleepy he will grab our face and lay his head down on ours and say Aww. He loves to cuddle. I feel like he has to be touching me 24/7. If I'm watching tv he loves to sit in my lap. He'll go around giving everyone kisses or lays his head on them saying Aww. He's so sweet.
     He fell asleep watching cartoons like this
  • His fake crying. Not sure that I love it but it makes me laugh. He has the funniest pouting face. He'll walk over to you with his head down and a sad face. Sometimes he just does it on purpose to see what you'll do. And the fake crying is so pitiful. You can def tell it's fake!
  • How much he loves his momma! He is the most loving kid ever! He copies off of everything I do. I always sit on the bed with the pillow propped up behind me and we watch tv. The other day I come in the room and he's sitting leaning back against the pillow like I do. So cute! And this...

  • I use the wii fit as a scale. He drug it out from under the bed and was standing on it. Guess he's seen me do it quite often!     
Starting in 2 weeks I'll only be working Saturday and Sunday so I'll get to spend all week with him! I can't wait until he's a little older and can understand things more. I can't wait to take him and do big boy things!
Giving the pumpkin a drink
Game day!
He took over my side of the bed. Love him!
His new kitchen! He screamed when he saw his daddy caring it in!

Monday, August 26, 2013

First time playing with bath tub paint. I had fun. He doesn't look so thrilled. These were cheap paints and really didn't work well at all. I have a 'recipe' for homemade paint I'll be making soon.

From baby to a little boy :(
I was dreading giving him another haircut, even though I do it for a living. Last time I use clippers he hated it. This time I showed him how it worked and pretended to use it on myself and he was fine. Using scissors to cut the top was another story. He hates when I touch his hair. When he falls asleep I still need to touch up the edges. It looks a million times better. And it's been so hot he sweats like crazy.

Where'd my baby go?!?!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fair Time!

Monday night we took Levi to the fair for his first time this year (2nd total). And he got to ride rides for the first time! He loved it!
Our state fair isn't any good so we always go to the Wilson County Fair.
He wanted to walk and sometimes didn't want me holding his hand.

He loved the animals. Until the Sheep made him cry by making their noise.

His first ride! He loved it. We rode this train twice and then we rode the dumbo ride once. He was so mad that he couldn't ride on the little cars that went around. He wasn't tall enough :(  He walked over to it by himself and even tried going up the steps. Then cried when I had to take him away. 

He had hotdogs and loved looking at everything. They even had a dog show. He loves animals!
 He calls balloons pop pops. Some kids walking around had them and he kept pointing and saying pop pop but I had no clue where they gave them away at.
 Eating his hot dogs
On the way out he got a sucker. Silly boy!

We're going back to the fair tomorrow night! Can't wait!