I was reading a book to Landon and in the book Spider Man and the Hulk were conducting science experiments of some sort. They mixed blue and yellow vials together to get a green potion. Landon asked if he could make some too. I wracked my mommy brain real quick and told Landon that we could in fact make green potion. I filled two cups with water. Yellow food coloring was added to one and blue food coloring to the other one. I had Landon mix the two together.
Landon found the end result to be rather tasty. I didn't have the heart to break it to him that it was just regular water!
When you give a child an inch, they take a mile....
This mess that Landon got himself into reminded me of this post. Someone really should be watching this kid during the day! This time Landon upgraded from markers and got himself into a much harder to clean mess. He managed to get almost an entire container of lotion all over his body. Even after being bathed he was still incredibly oily. I decided to keep him busy the remainder of the evening and he made a pumpkin.
I throw out so much food at the end of the week that it almost always makes me want to cry. I hate how much food I have to constantly throw out. There's only so much that Landon and I can eat at dinner time and it's so hard for me to cook for 1 1/2. The one thing I hate throwing out the most is leftover rotisserie chicken. After two days or so I am having to throw out at least half of a chicken. It's so wasteful, but you can only eat the same chicken for so long without getting tired of it. Every now and then I will take the chicken and put taco seasoning on it and freeze it for whenever I am in the mood for tacos (Landon won't eat them). I finally came across a solution that Landon absolutely loves. I pull the chicken apart and mix it with barbecue sauce. I then take crescent rolls and roll them out. I place the chicken onto the crescent rolls and wrap them up in a pigs in a blanket fashion. I will usually top my portions with cheddar cheese before rolling them up. Landon devoured them. I couldn't believe how much he loved these chickens in a blanket. It took me by surprise because I've made him pigs in a blanket before and he has never eaten them. I'm so happy that I finally found a solution for all of the left over chicken that I usually throw out. The only problem is the fact that I can't open up the crescent roll canisters. I have a serious phobia when it comes to those things. I wish I could say I was kidding, but I'm not. I can't open those things without having a panic attack leading up to the popping sound. It's to the point where I buy rolls in resealable bags and pay outrageous prices for them. I just have to always plan on making these for Landon when someone else is around, which unfortunately is not very often. It's just more of an incentive for me to get back out there and find a husband...it'd be nice to have a biscuit canister popper around! And an extra plus if he cleaned the bathrooms and put the laundry away! That's not asking for too much, is it?!
I had an opportunity to take Landon to a preschool class at the zoo. He had a blast. The topic of the day was zebras. Landon even learned a little song that he still sings two weeks later! They couldn't fit a zebra into the classroom so they had two smaller animals for show and tell. Some African snake of some sort. I'm fuzzy on the details because I am trying to block out the image of a snake being within inches of me! Landon actually touched the snake, but I passed.
They then brought out a black and white rabbit for the kids to touch as well. Landon started sneezing afterwards so I guess there will never be any pet rabbits in our house.
I think we both liked the craft portion the best. Landon and I are always doing little art projects at home so we were equally excited to be making a bobble head zebra.
Landon came across his second Halloween costume and insisted on putting it on. He didn't care that it was a size 18 months and that he currently wears a 3T- 4T. He squeezed himself into it and bounced around the house for several days as Tigger.
Landon loves playing with his guitar that he received from his Aunt Keyko on his last birthday. Lately, Landon has been making up songs to sing along with the guitar. I wouldn't exactly call what Landon does singing- it's more like yelling the same phrase over and over again. I still find it incredibly cute. I guess that's why I'm called Mommy! I especially loved his foot tapping and his jump at the end of his "song"!
We recently took Landon to the pumpkin patch that we have been going to since his very first Halloween. You can see the previous posts here, here, and here! I love looking back on some of the pictures that are taken on the same props year after year; even if they make me teary eyed!
Landon had a blast this year picking out his pumpkins. We told him that he could pick out three pumpkins, but somehow he managed to bring four home!
The fourth pumpkin was the one that Landon went nuts over. He was so happy to have found this pumpkin. It was actually being used as a prop for a photo spot, but Landon picked it up and started hugging it. Kevin didn't want to cause Landon to stop smiling so that fourth pumpkin was added to the wagon. Once we came home Landon helped Daddy to line all of the pumpkins up onto the table. Later on, Landon told me that they were "Daddy, Mommy, Landon, and Tinkie." How silly of Daddy and Mommy to forget about a Tinkie pumpkin....I guess it was a good thing that Landon remembered!
I can't stop thinking about all of the pumpkin baking possibilities now that there are pumpkins sitting on my dining room table. I love anything pumpkin- pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes (Landon has been asking for these for about three weeks now), pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. The possibilities are endless. I can't wait to start baking some pumpkin goodies this week! I'm going to end this with a few more pictures and then start pulling out the cook books!
So it's been a while since I've been on the internet. I have a few minutes to post a quick update. Landon is doing well. He gave Kevin and I a little scare last week, but I'm happy to report that he's back to his old self running circles around me. He awoke in the middle of the night last week with a bloody nose, fever, and coughing. The bloody nose really had us freaked out. We knew it was nothing too serious because it didn't bleed too terribly bad, but with it being accompanied with a fever and cough I was a little panicked. Just to be safe we took Landon to the doctor the following morning. He was no longer coughing and only had a slight fever so all was well. The bloody nose was either from allergies or nose picking. Both are high on Landon's list so who knows what caused it. I'm sure the doctor thought we were crazy for bringing him in, but we would rather bring him and it wind up being for nothing rather than not bringing him in and miss warning signs to a potential problem. So all is now well with Landon.
His favorite activity as of lately is to ride his bike along side mine. It's such a blast riding along side him. It's still weird not having to pull him along behind me in the bike trailer. Landon was smiling at me so much today while we were riding that he didn't see a curb or hear my warnings and his bike stopped when it hit the curb and Landon continued going. His knees and elbows are a little scraped, but after a few minutes of walking his "bad" bike he decided it was easier to just ride it home. We've had so much rain lately that it is nice to be able to get outside and go for a bike ride, even if it is just for thirty minutes or so.
I promise soon enough I will get some more posts and pictures up.
Landon, also known as "Landon Love" or "Love Bug" is our pride and joy. Landon is incredibly loving and is always giving the best hugs and kisses. Landon knows that he is adorable and uses it to his advantage. He knows the exact moment to flash his smile so that he is no longer in any trouble. Landon loves playing Candy Land, playing hide and seek, riding his bike and playing with Tinkerbell. His current favorite shows are Super Why, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Caillou. He is obsessed with animals, Cars, and super heroes. Raising Landon these past three years has been quite an adventure and we couldn't imagine life without him.
These days I am best known as "Mommy". I am a snot wiper, boo boo kisser and a boogy monster chaser. I am a chef, a teacher, a nurturer and a comforter. I love taking daily walks, playing at the park with Landon and just enjoying my life as a mom. If by chance I happen to get a spare moment, then I enjoy filling that time by baking, reading, and scrapbooking. I live a very simple life that revolves around Landon and I would have it no other way.
Kevin is an amazing dad to Landon. He loves to play with Landon and read to him. Kevin enjoys spending his free time relaxing on the couch while watching ESPN, reading an occasional book, and cooking.
We consider Tinkerbell our first born. She is an absolutely adorable Pomeranian. Tinkerbell acts like a third parent to Landon and even barks when Landon is doing something that he should not be doing to get our attention. She is so loving and gentle to Landon, even when he is rough and tough with her. We couldn't ask for a better dog for Landon to grow up with.