Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas everybody!! We had a pretty great Christmas... Ammon got WAY too much stuff! We started shopping in October tho anticipating not having much to spend, but Jason's work always seems to come thru with gift cards at all the right times!! Last year Ammon was to young to really understand, we would help him open a present and he would just be interested in the paper...this year was different, we still had to help him open a present but once opened he was done and just wanted to play with that present. Next year he will be 4 months shy of 3yrs old and I'm sure he will be all in and we'll have to hide the presents until Christmas morning!!
Mommy and Ammon opening up his trains... He got a Thomas the Train set from his Aunt Jesse later in the day...he absolutely LOVES trains!!!
Daddy & Ammon opening Ammon's Art Easel
Ammon opening his Magna Doodle with the bonus Travel Magna Doodle (already got our money's worth outta that!)
Daddy & Ammon opening Ammon's stocking...full of Cars and Madagascar talking animals that we collected from McDonalds.
Ammon on his bike, the big present of '08. Shortly after this pic he must have run over his own foot or something because he won't ride it, he just says "owie, owie" when we put him on it or talk about him riding it. So we will probably be returning it very soon!
Surprised that Jason went over budget!
This is the ornament Jason made this year, it's tradition.

Ammon and his cousin Brandon playing with his stocking stuffer toys.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Problem Solved!

So this morning I was doing laundry, I had a pair of fluffy warm socks rolled up together on the bed. Ammon got on the bed and was playing, then he saw the fluffy soft socks. So he grabbed 'em pulled them apart and put them on like gloves. After that he immediately started saying "down"... so I moved and he slid off the bed tummy first like he does and went straight toward the living room... I'm thinking what is this kid doing? What is going on in his's obvious he's got a plan!
He runs up to the Christmas tree saying "tree" the whole way down the hall. When he gets there he starts touching the bubble lights (if you've never heard or seen bubble light you've got to, they are great. It's not a Filina Christmas tree in Jason's opinion without bubble lights). What's funny here is that he's always wanting to touch the bubble lights but they are hot, well warm but we tell him they are hot, so he heeds our warnings and doesn't' touch them. Well not today... he figured out how to get around that!!I never get tired of watching their little minds figure stuff out and put concepts together...

Ammon's New Room

We got Ammon's room painted and set up for the most part this past weekend. The pictures really don't do it justice... now the fun part of getting Ammon to move in there!

Pretty simple really, one red wall, 3 tanish colored walls... looks good tho!

Sick Sick Sick

We haven't updated the blog in a while, we've been busy here with snot and puke and viruses and diarrhea and fevers and chills and no sleep!
Ammon got a cold, and an intestinal virus at the same time. The doctor ruled out the flu and no ear problems but said he was definitely sick with a mean cold and stomach bug!
He had a fever for 8 days without breaking!! It would be 103.8 then 3 hrs later 100.5 or something...which, I know fevers in kiddos this age will go higher than in us and even a temp of 103 is not reason for an ER visit, but for over a week solid? We contemplated ER visits & Urgent Care visits but we just kept treating the symptoms (which is what the doctor eventually said is all we could do)....
Motrin & Tylenol tag teamed every 3 hrs, which meant we were up every 3 hrs! Gosh... talk about tired!
And poor Ammon! He didn't laugh, he didn't play, he didn't even smile for the entire time. He just wanted to sleep and watch movies.... Cars, Toy Story, Nemo, Thomas the Train... over and over again (but mostly Cars).
He didn't eat, he drank a lot of water and gatorade and he's lost 2 lbs. But he's getting better now.
This is a pretty good pic actually... before it got bad. Notice Thomas the Train in the background?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Time to put up the tree

We had fun with Ammon putting the Christmas tree up. He loved helping Jason so much.
what a big boy

He liked wearing my gloves. He wore them for a long time. It was funny to watch him try to pick things up and do things with the gloves on.

Ammon's stocking
he carried it around for a while

all done


We forgot to take pictures during dinner. I had the wonderful privilege of cooking again:) :) :) LOL. Thank goodness for my mom being here and helping. I asked her a thousand questions. It is easy to forget when you only do it once or twice a year. I am THANKFUL that I do NOT have to cook Christmas dinner also;)
Ammon helping mommy cook....... I mean make a mess!(corn bread was everywhere)
Ammon and Grandma SeidelDaddy Ammon and Prego Mommy

Gma and Gpa Filina tickling Ammon

catch-up pics

Hello......bla bla bla
Thanks Nanna for the cool books!!!

His favorite place to be

silly face

second favorite place to be...
Playing blocks with daddy!!


animal cracker fun :)

Had to take a ride

He loves apples, well the juice anyway. YUCK!

This picture is sooooo funny! Ammon got in Grandmas' car and sat down and buckled his own seat belt. We didn't even know he could do it. I guess we are good examples:) He was not a happy camper when we took him out:(

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Preschool Picture

A few friends and I have put together a preschool that we have twice a week. We have a lot of fun and the kids really enjoy being together. Ammon is the youngest and does not participate as much as the others, but I love that he is interacting more with other children. He is getting better and better each day. What is important is that he is having fun and he is:)What a good lookin' bunch of kids

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Only When You Have Kids!

It's funny the things you say or hear when you have a kid or kids....

"Don't kick your sister in the face. Nnnoooooo.... don't kick your sister in the face." This statement interrupted a phone conversation the other day with a friend (obviously it was their kids).

Jason needed to make a copy on our printer/copier last night....
"Is the Hot Tamale still in the printer?"

Dinner Time

Today was Jason's early day off from work so we went to Chilli's...Ammon must be in a growth spurt or something because he's got quite an appetite lately... But after he ate he decided to help Daddy eat and eat and eat and eat... He was just having so much fun stuffing chips in Daddys face!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Jason's teaching Ammon football... he just about has the down, set, hut figured out! I came home Sunday night and Jason was telling me what they did while I was gone, one of them was how to play football...I thought it was too cute and had to get it recorded!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mini Darth

Not enjoying picture time

Bring it on Yoda!!!!

Halloween 2008

We had a fun and long Halloween. We started the night out going to Trunk or Treat Community Party in Old Town Burleson, there were bounce houses and games and Fire Trucks and cotton candy and it was all free. We stayed there just a little while because it was so crowded...
We next hit our neighborhood and trick or treated with a bunch of friends. After trick or treating for about an hour we finished up at our house, had a pizza party (thanks Hunters, great idea) and watched Indiana Jones (thanks Hatchers, we'll bring that back soon) or Finding Nemo depending on which room you were in. It was a lot of fun, even if Ammon threw-up because he ate too much candy!! Now it's on to Thanksgiving and Christmas Shopping!!
Ammon loved trick or treating....... this is him already trying to decide what to eat. ( just like his mom)
He was so brave once he realized that people would just give him candy if he knocked on the door. He would go up and knock all by himself. He was sooooo cute.
He also had no problem grabbing a handful when he had the chance. Actually he would grab seconds and in some cases thirds........ it was so funny and embarrassing.......
Here is our large trick or treating group. We stayed up super late, but everybody had a blast!
From Left to Right: Aiden=Thomas the Train, Hope=Dora, Ammon=Darth Vader, Ally=Ballerina, Carly=Hannah Montana, Quentin=Dr Quentin, Sean=Batman, not pictured is Ethan=Diego
Already eating candy in Old Town, starting early and ending badly!!!!