Friday, August 24, 2012

Last weekend

As anyone from Louisville Kentucky knows, this week has been state fair week!

My dad and his girlfriend (Ame) were planning on going to the Rascal Flats concert together. When my dad told me and my sister, we basically said he stinks and we were jealous that we were not going. My dad told his girlfriend and she didn't hesitate to invite us!

Woohoo! We had such a great time.

Edens Edge, The Eli Young Band, and Little Big Town opened for Rascal Flats. We missed Edens Edge, but saw the other two and they were excellent!

The Eli Young Band was really good and had some great energy!

Little Big Town has always been one of my favorites, and now that I have seen them in person, I am loving them! I think it says a lot when you know a band is just as good live as they are on the radio/cd.

They even took a Lady GaGa song, "I was born this way," and rocked it out Country style. It was pretty amazing!

When Rascal Flats came on, the whole crowd went crazy. They put on one heck of a show. One of the guys had his kids hand prints on his guitar with the words, we love you daddy. They also took two young girls up on the stage while the band performed.....what lucky little girls. It really made us all smile and say ahhh!

Here are some of the pics. We had great seats!

They loved to let the crowd sing parts of the songs!

Rockin out!

If there are any country music fans out there, who have not seen Rascal Flats, you must go see them if you get a chance! I can't wait to see them again, and Little Big Town. What a great weekend!

Write you later.....Jordan

Monday, August 20, 2012

Nightmare, in daylight

My nightmare, came to life

Sunday we went to church as usual and when church ended I got Noah in the car and shut the door........and here is where it gets scary!

The doors locked, right after I shut Noah's door!

Oh *bleep*

At first I thought Noah had the keys and was pressing buttons. Good, I thought. At least he will hit the unlock button soon. But after looking in closely I didn't see him holding anything.

So at this point I start flipping out, frantically telling my sister that my doors just locked, I don't know where my keys are and Noah is in the hot car.

Randy, (my brother in law) says maybe GP, (my grandfather) has AAA. So I ran in the church and began telling semi shouting to my grandmother that Noah is locked in the car and I don't have a spare key. I asked if they had AAA, and they calmly said NO. (Not what I wanted to hear.) I then said that we needed to call someone and my grandmother stares at me and then asks if I need to use her phone. I don't think she was processing the information. I think I said semi shouted, "No, I need my car unlocked so I can get Noah out."

My sister comes in the church to tell me someone is calling the police!

Finally someone is thinking!!!!!

As soon as I got back to the car, I can see a little bit of sweat on Noah's face and I am starting to freak out and start crying, because I don't know how the doors got locked.

My sister gives me a hug and tells me it will be fine and that he is okay. (Hooray for portable DVD players. Noah was distracted most of the time by Mickey Mouse playing.)

We only had to wait for a few minutes and the emergency vehicle arrived.

The guy starts working on figuring out how he needs to open my vehicle. Unfortunately newer vehicles are a little harder to open. It took several minutes to get the door opened, because of the way the locks on my vehicle are modeled!

There were several people from church still standing around outside, helping guide the worker to the get to the lock to open the door. It took a few minutes to get the vehicle unlocked, but it seemed like a lifetime.

I have to say, I have never been so happy to see a car door open! I ran over and got Noah. I think he could tell by my reaction that I was upset because he laid his sweat covered head on my shoulder!

It ended up that the keys were between the seat and the door panel on the drivers side front seat. Again, I have no clue how the vehicle locked!

After everything was over I told my sister, I didn't know how anybody could leave a child in the car. Noah was only in there for a little bit and he was already sweating all over.

I took Noah to the Emergency worker and we both said thank you. I just wish I had gotten his name so I could send him a thank you basket or something! I think I will try to get his info anyway.

The lesson I learned in the church parking lot.....NEVER EVER, under any circumstance leave your keys in your car, especially when your child is in there. AND, always have a spare key. I actually got one made today!

Next time I promise the post will be happy with pictures!

Write you later.....Jordan

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Okay, so this is my second go around on this post. I had it finished on my phone, sans the pictures.

So, not to long ago, I decided to buy a potty for Noah. Let me clarify, that I did not buy it thinking Noah was ready to potty train. I bought it because I was tired of scooping his poo out of the bath tub, at bath time. Noah was having a bad little spout of pooing in the bath tub, hence the purchase of the potty.

For a little while after I brought the potty home Noah just wanted to take it apart and play with it. He kept taking the cushion ring out and then the actual potty part. I bought one of the three in one potty chairs. He can use his potty chair, take the seat of and put it on the big potty, and use it as a stool. Anyway, I started hiding the potty in the bathroom and only put him on it when he looked like he needed to go while in the bathtub.

This past week, on Monday, after Noah got out of the bathtub he sat there as usual, but I gave him some books to read as well this time. He started peeing, and it went on the floor, so he stopped. I was able to hold him down until he continued to pee in his potty. I of course was clapping like crazy and telling him what a good job he did. I never thought I would be so excited about bowel movements.

His first pee-pee in the potty!

Fast forward to Wednesday.

After Noah's bath time he got out and I sat him on the potty again. This time he sat for a very long time and went through all the books in the bathroom. He would flip through them and them put them on the ground and then pick them up. I never heard him pee and I thought I heard some gas, but that was it. Once it was time to get up, I couldn't believe my eyes. Noah had gone number 1 and number 2! I know, excited about bowel movements again, but what can I say, I am a proud Mamma.

Noah reading one of his books, while doing his business.

We had a little bit of a draw back Thursday night. Noah didn't have a bath that night, but I thought I would try and let him sit on the potty for a little while. He sat there for a little bit and read some of his books, but got bored quickly. Noah got up and I let him wander off for just a minute while I finished cleaning in the bathroom. That was a bad idea.......Noah walking around naked, yes that means no diaper, was not the smartest thing I have ever done. He peed in the kitchen floor. I guess I should just be thankful it wasn't on the carpet.

The last time he used the bathroom was while he was at home with his daddy Friday. Before his bath he peed in the potty. Andrew said it was only a little bit, but every time and amount counts! I was so proud of both of them. They grow up so fast.

I know we still have a long ways to go, but I am encouraged by his progress, so quickly.

Did you have trouble potty training your little ones? When did you start? Let me know, so I can see what I have to look forward to!

Write you later.....Jordan

Monday, August 6, 2012

Night, night daddy

So, as I have mentioned before, my husband is the assistant golf professional at Seneca Golf Course. Doing this takes up a lot of his time, especially in the summer.

This means that Noah does not get to see his daddy before bed time most nights. He usually only sees him in the mornings for about 5 minutes, and most days that is it.

Noah absolutely adores his daddy, and I know he misses him like crazy when he doesn't get to see him, so we have made a new way to give daddy kisses before bed.

We of course have pictures all over the house because I love pictures. That being said I found the biggest picture of Andrew and told Noah to kiss daddy night night.

Noah knew exactly what to do! He leaned in and gave the picture of his daddy a big ol' smooch!!!!!

I figure we will keep doing this until he thinks it is lame!

It is our new way for Noah to say goodnight to his daddy each and every night! Does anyone else have any untraditional night time traditions?

Write you later.....Jordan