"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."

Friday, January 31, 2014


We added a new member to our family throughout the month of December, Jingles the Elf. Jingles arrived at the beginning of December and stayed with us until Christmas Eve. Every night he reported back to Santa as to whether Landon was good or bad. When Jingles came back he always got himself into trouble. Here are a few highlights of his antics:
 Jingles trapped Landon in his room and Landon was not amused. 
 Jingles took the car for a joy ride and parked it across the neighbor's yard! 
 Jingles shaved half of Daddy's face!
 Jingles tp'd the Christmas tree! 
 Another naughty Jingles moment. 

 Jingles was caught for his naughty ways. 

 Jingles made a snowman. 
Jingles put bows all over Landon's room! 

Jingles left Landon a goodbye letter upon his departure. This hit Landon hard. We were not expecting his reaction. He actually cried about losing his "friend". Ever since we lost our Tinkerbell, Landon has not handled goodbyes very well and for some reason this fact did not register with us when we decided to bring Jingles into our home. I quickly decided to make a photo album of Jingles for Landon and surprised him with it on Christmas morning. We told him that Jingles left it for him and included all of the photos from Jingles' nightly adventures. 

The photo album helped a lot, but Landon still keeps the goodbye letter on his dresser and still talks about Jingles. I'm starting to think that losing Tinkerbell is not something he will ever get over and this scar will forever be with him. Jingles may just have to be a permanent elf on our shelf next year. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Back to Blogging

It's been so hard to find a moment of free time, let alone blogging time. My hours at work are always changing and my days off are filled with running errands and catching up with household chores. This blog was started as a way for me to document our lives and used as a time capsule of sorts for Landon. I'm hoping to get back to that. I'm still working on this whole working mom balancing act. Landon has adjusted well to me working full time. The last few weeks have been rough on him, which breaks my heart to hear about, but luckily Kevin is home with him for the time being. I've been working for several months now so I'm not sure why Landon is missing me so badly these last couple of weeks. I've been missing him these past few weeks more than usual too so maybe he's just feeding off of my emotions. 
Landon received his second report card of the year today. He received all E's once again. Landon is doing phenomenally well in school. He's outgoing and performing at the top of his class. Landon can pick up most books and read them with very little to no help. He's been reading for about a year now, but his speed and comprehension has improved and continually surprises us. Soccer season is getting ready to start up. Landon is so excited to play this season. He hasn't played in almost a year due to his broken arm and the surgeries that were needed to repair it. We can't wait to see him running down the field again. 

Landon is really into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most days he can be found dressed as one of the Ninja Turtles. He received the turtle lair for Christmas and can spend hours a day playing with it. It came as no surprise when he told us that he wants a Ninja Turtle birthday party. He's still into Batman and the other super heroes, but the Ninja Turtles are definitely the front runners these days. 
I'm going to make more of an effort to post more frequently. That way I can document the cute/funny things Landon says and does as well as post recent pictures. 

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