The Jamie's + 1

Five on Friday

Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Friday.

1. Long Weekend  - I have a 5 day weekend this week and then when I do go back to work I only have to work 2 days.  I will probably get nothing accomplished and lay in my pj's watching Netflix.  I'm good with that!

2. The Challenge - I have to admit, I am a sucker for the MTV Challenge series.  I used to love Road Rules and Real World when I was in high school so for some reason these shows just suck me in!!

3. Monster Jam - Santa brought Nicklas Monster Jam tickets for Christmas.  The show is Saturday night and a certain 3 year old is pumped!  I have actually learned all the names of all the monster trucks so he will consider me cool!  Come back for an update on how the show was next week. 

4. Snow Day -  We got 7 inches of snow last week in SC.  So now I am done.  I am a TRUE Mississippi girl.  I HATE snow.  It is wet and cold and nasty!  No more snow please!!  Bring on the flip flops!

5. Foodie For A Year Link Up - The first installment of the Foodie For A Year Link Up happens February 2nd.  Share your favorite Valentine's Recipe and link up with us!  

The Life of Nicklas: Volume 8

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nicklas is one funny kid.
He is started acting out a little but I figure that is normal.

He loves his IPAD.  He will play with his train table and monster trucks when he gets home from school but near bed time he wants his IPAD. 

He loves school.  He has some great friends and he has started talking in sentences more. 

Totally relaxing.  

He doesn't fall asleep on me a lot anymore but when he does I eat it up.  

Oh just relaxing and eating breakfast while mommy gets ready for the day!

I found this amazing train table for $25. Grammie had bought a huge wooden train set for Nicklas for Christmas so all we needed was a big train table!!

He still plays with my eyelashes.  

Daddy and Poppy bought a Gator so of course we had to try it out!  Nicklas loved it!

When I am just not wanting to get in the floor to play Nicklas will bring his toys to me!

My sweet boys in their hoodies!  Thomas for the win!

Nicklas has a furry best friend too.  Toby and Nicklas are the best of friends.

Sassy hates Nicklas.  HA!

All the men on the new gator.  Nicklas would have ridden on that thing all day long!

Having some fun with Uncle Kevin.

So all that time on the gator resulted in a slight fever.

Just hangin out on daddys feet watching tv!

So my husband joined facebook... my 30 year old husband.... and he is hooked.  He has also started playing Clash of Clans... do any of you know what that is?  The most annoying game in history.  He was a super proud daddy when Nicklas took interest in the Clash of Clans. 

I work with a friend whose daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies so of course I had to buy some.  Nicklas was super excited to try some!

I think he approves!

Wearing his new shirt from Kevin and Kaylin.  He quickly corrected his daddy and told him it wasn't a fire truck... it was a ladder truck.  Uncle Kevin who is a firefighter was very proud. 

Got sent this pic from school.  Just relaxing listening to the morning story. 

Great way to be loved.  One rubbing my hair, the other my eyelashes! ha!

I am blessed. 

We got this in the mail this weekend.... he pretends to pee pee in it but no luck yet!

Snow Storm 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The meteorologist were right this time!
I have lived in South Carolina for about 11 years now an this is the most snow I have ever seen.
We have about 7 inches right now and it is finally over!
My friend that I work with has a foot at her house.
I am so thankful that all of this happened on the weekend so we could all stay home and enjoy it. 
And very, very thankful our power stayed on!

Venturing out in the snow. 

The view from our back porch.

Just checking out how much ice was on the roads.

Loving the snow.

Even Toby wanted to get out in the snow.

Buried my new shoes. 

Checking it all out.

Now for my artsy pics.

Now for the rest of this storm I plan to hibernate.

How are you all staying warm?

Foodie For a Year Link Up Announcement

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Every single meal I open my pantry and think "what am I going to cook?"  And the same 3 or 4 recipes pop in my head!  My poor family lives off of spaghetti, tacos and frozen pizza! Ha! 

So, CourtneyJamieLizSarahWhitney and I are hosting a Foodie For a Year link up.  All you have to do is share your new favorite recipes that coordinate with the theme for each date and link up with us! 
Our first link up will be on February 2nd and we will all be sharing our favorite Valentine's recipe

I am already drooling just thinking about all the yummy recipes that you all will be sharing.
And my family is counting on you to share something other than frozen pizza! 

We all hope that you will join in and be Foodies For a Year with us!

2015 Christmas Card

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I know everyone is so tired of Christmas but I can not believe I forgot to share our Christmas card with all of you.

I hope you all like it as much as I do!

And now I am officially done with Christmas!

Lets get this potty started.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Okay y'all I need some help... my child WILL NOT USE THE POTTY!

I have tried everything:
Sticker chart - not interested.
Rewards - what a joke.
Cheerios - reached in and ate them.
Letting him run around naked - my house smells like a boys locker room.

I am not sure what to do?!  He turned 3 in September so I feel like its time.
I will say... Nicklas has been late on everything.
He did not take his first step until he was about 14 months.
He did not really start talking until a little after he turned 2.
So maybe I am rushing him??

He does not tell me when he is dirty and I feel like he would walk around in his dirty diaper for 3 days if I let him.

I just bought this nifty little thing and it is being shipped to me as we speak... I am desperate and will try anything thing.

Thoughts?  What did you other boy moms do?  Am I rushing him?!  

Christmas 2015

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

So I know everyone is probably tired of reading Christmas updates but I have finally gotten around to posting mine so u hope you enjoy it!

I had my Christmas party at work on the 22nd and we all had the best time.  Our office closes until the first day of January so it's always really nice!!

We even played some Cards Against Humanity while waiting on our food!

And may have enjoyed one too many adult beverages!

Nicklas also took some time off of school to during the holidays...

Christmas Eve was spent with my parents.  We always open family gifts on Christmas Eve and then Santa comes Christmas morning. 

As soon as we got home from my parents Nicklas put daddy to work!

Santa did not disappoint!

Just wanted to share some of my favorites!!  Loving these boots and they are perfect for all this rain we are having. 

And I got a Michael Kors bag.  This is something I would have never bought for myself so I am super excited to get it!!

Christmas Day we went back to my parents and Santa had brought the kids some silly string!

Nicklas loved spraying everyone but once he got sprayed he started crying... #typical!

We went to see Greenville Griswold on Christmas night.  It was a very long wait and Nicklas started to fall asleep but it was so worth it in the end!

The Saturday after Christmas was spend at Boy Jamies parents house!  

The next week my aunt and cousins came to visit!! 

And I got another Michael Kors..... Could not believe it!

Nicklas laid down on the floor and looked up at Kendyl and sweetly asked her to rub his belly... of course she did!

And my sweet boy (who never naps anymore) must have had a great time with his pretty cousins!

New Years Eve was spent playing with monster trucks and watching fireworks from our front porch.  We were also in bed my 11!

We had a game night at my parents this weekend and I snapped this picture... he is so handsome!

My aunt got Jamie a Nascar devotional book for Christmas.  Now Nicklas and Jamie read it every single morning.  Makes my heart so happy.

This week has been very heard on all of us.  Getting back in groove of things stinks when you are used to sleeping until 10 every morning.

My handsome men.  I sure am blessed!