Wednesday, December 7, 2011


If I don't write down these cute little sayings that make us smile, I will completely forget...I am going to start posting Dillonisms each month on cute or funny phrases we hear around the house!!  :)

Talking about climbing up stairs- "I uping!" or "Go up, up, uping!"

Almost every day, he tells me something he likes- "I like choo choos"  or my favorite- "I like cupcakes!" with a mouth full of cupcake :)

One night while taking a bath- "I poo-pooed...yucky!!!!"  Luckily, he didn't actually poop in the tub :)

He is always telling us to sit down-"mommy sit, daddy sit, Dillon sit" He wants us to all sit together on the couch or on the floor to read.

Before we leave the house, he tells the dog " Doggie, go poo poo."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mother-Son Date night!

Chic fil a never ceases to amaze me. Tonight they had a mother- son date night where you signed in, were sat at a table, had menus and were waited on like a restaurant. There were lights hanging, violins playing, free gifts, roses for the moms. Dillon loved the classical music and even jammed out with it. This boy can dance to anything! Loved my date with my sweet boy! Thanks CFA for being so awesome!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gettin Messy

We love getting messy at our house so we tried homemade gak for the first time! Just cornstarch, water and foodcoloring. Dillon requested purple and green, his favorite colors. He had a blast and did not want to clean up. I think the best part was watching his face when the gak would ooze through his fingers and toes...hilarious!! This is such an easy clean up too, rinses right off skin and we just rolled up the tablecloth and sprayed it outside!

Easy Peasy Yogurt Pie

Today was a good day for baking since we were stuck inside from the yucky hurricane (even though we did go out to the grocery store and mall). I wanted to make my favorite summer dessert one last time before summer is over and the warm comfort foods take over the kitchen!  My mom made this pie many times when I was growing up and it didn't last long!!  Basically, all the pie contains is yogurt and cool whip! See, so easy! I use the small pre-made graham cracker crust, one small container of lite cool whip and two containers of yogurt. My mom always made blueberry or raspberry flavored with real berries mixed in. This time I made a berry and a key lime. I wanted to try something new and see how key lime yogurt would taste!  Its pretty good and satisfied my key lime craving, but I still think berry is my favorite!  Once you mix the yogurt and coop whip together, pour into the crust, cover and freeze for a few hours. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Aftermath from the quake we felt in Durham today!!!! Oh, that is from two tornadoes named Dillon and Zoey :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Cupcake Truck

Durham is well known for their food trucks and Daisycakes is probably my favorite! Who doesn't love cupcakes on your way to the farmer's market?! They are opening their storefront in Oct which is pretty exciting. Speaking of food trucks, we are going to Durhams biggest food truck roundup on Sunday at Durham Central Park. There will be 15 trucks ranging from The Grilled Cheese Bus (um yes please) to Locopops! I love Durham!!

My Handsome Boy

Dillon was such a stud in his tux and converses at my Brother-in-law's wedding! So proud of him and Stella for making it down the aisle!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Blueberry Picking

Some of the moms in our play group met the other day to go blueberry picking! I have been so excited to take Dillon since he LOVES blueberries and I really wanted to make blueberry muffins, pancakes, pie, etc. (I didn't make any of the above, we ate them all already, ha!)
We headed out to Patchwork Farms in Chapel Hill, which is a great family owned farm with very nice owners, lots of blueberries and the best part...its fenced in with play structures for the kids!  It was a soak-through-your-shirt-with-sweat kind of day so we didn't stay long. Dillon had fun stuffing his face and helping me put a few in the jug.

We will probably go back and bring Evan this time so we can bring back triple the amount and have enough to freeze!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Dillon has the best daddy any kid could ask for...he looks up to him so much and they have such a special bond. I hope they are always close and have a great relationship as Dilly grows up!
This year, daddy got a new lawn mower a few weeks ago and Dillon made him a cute framed picture of his hand print inside of daddy's and a card with his hand print painted on. I was impressed he actually sat down with me and helped traced his hand, glue on the hands and paint the card. He was so excited to give it to him!

We love you, daddy! Thanks for being such a wonderful hubby and daddy to your little family!  :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Water Fun

Don't know if you've noticed, but its been pretty hot lately. Shoooooweeeee!!! Trust me when I say we don't do well with the heat. Us pale folks (not Evan, he has nice tan skin) can't be in the sun long without turning into lobsters and poor Dillon gets so over heated. The only way to stay cool is with a constant stream of water or just a whole crap load of a pool! This week, if we have been outside, we had water there as our friend. Dillon's baby pool on the deck, the spray ground at the park (lots of fun with his play group!) and his first trip this year to the big pool. He loves the water but takes a little while to warm up to the big pools. We jumped and swam and tried to kick but he wanted to cling onto me for a good 20 minutes and told me "all done" about 20 times. I ignored his objections, telling him he really loved it, he just didn't know it yet and he eventually figured out mommy was right. haha. He just didn't want me throwing him up in the air quite yet.  Once we found some toys, he loved scooping the water and splashing with his cousin. What he doesn't know is that he will be a little fishy soon and swim like his mommy. :)   I think our next water adventure will be the au naturale route and we will visit Jordan Lake (or is that a man made lake? I haven't a clue) then maybe a water park? And the beach!  Fun summer plans ahead to keep us from passing out!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dillon {18 months}

We are at the half way mark to two years old!!  It will be here before we know it, and so will the attitude...which I am a little afraid of since he is starting to show his "true colors" haha. He is still my sweet boy though!!  Here is a quick update on our Dilly...

Evan took D to the doctor by himself for the first time and they came back in one piece. D weighs 24 1/2 lbs and is 35 inches tall!!!!! I think basketball may also be in his future if he keeps growing like this. Man, no wonder he can reach EVERYTHING. And no wonder strangers think he is two...until he opens his mouth, haha.

Speaking of speaking, he is talking non stop all day. Well, I take that back. He is either talking or laughing, one of the two. Some new words are: Thank you (he is getting very good that this without me asking him to say it!), right back, dada's truck (he's a little obsessed), lap (to read books), yellow, purple, blue, Elmo, wubbie (his blankie), poop (he points to his butt), yucky (he also points to his butt) and a lot of stuff we have no idea but he sure does!  He knows the animal sounds for the dog, cat, cow, duck, elephant, goat and sheep. He can also count to one! haha

His stranger anxiety is gone and he is back to being Mr Social while we are out. His favorite thing to do is say "buh bye" and a big "muuuuuaaaahhhhh" to people when we are leaving.

Our garbage disposal has become a pickier and lighter eater, which I am hoping is just a phase. I think he would rather be playing than eating these days.

I think he has figured out that not everything in life is funny like...eating dog food isn't funny, thats gross. Rolling around while I change a poopy diaper isn't funny...thats messy and a big no no. Daddy farting isn't funny...its stinky...well, that's still funny to him. lol

Some of his favorite things are books, puzzles, the pool, anything outside, riding in the car, his wagon and trike, daddy's truck and bubbles.

He continues to be our happy, crazy (mama's) boy with a big heart.  :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Curtain for the Kitchen

We have finally finished our living room/dinning room flip! Yipppee!! ( I will post those pictures later)  I wanted to make some cute pillows for the couches to match the green and yellow theme in the kitchen. I found some really cute fabric and it just sat in my sewing room for a while. I just haven't had the energy to make pillows (even though pillows are super easy to make, I just haven't felt like it). One thing I was excited to make was a curtain for the window above the sink. We haven't had anything on that window and it sometimes freaks me out at night, you know, peeping toms and all that (would have to be more like a jumping peeping tom, our window is really high) I decided to finally make a curtain! This was probably the easiest curtain ever. I just hemmed a piece that I measured to fit the window, stuck a rod through the top and attached green ribbon to tie the curtain up in a cute little drape. Here it is...

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Lens

So excited about my new lens! I just bought the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 and it is awesome and so sharp!  I had to test it out on my favorite subject and here is an example of why I am in love (with the lens and the kid)...
Don't forget to check out my photography website for more pictures from my latest sessions!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crash Pad

Dillon loves his new crash pillow! He is always rolling around on the floor like a crazy person and loves to jump and crash into our pillows on our bed, so I thought I would make him his own. The Cookie Monster fabric is a plus, too! Sometimes I will catch him relaxing on his pillow reading a book. Its a miracle to see him still for that long! And by long, I mean a few minutes.  :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter and Bow Ties

This was last Easter...

Aww, cute.  This year...
He definitely knows he's cute...and he was workin the bow tie. This was so simple and fun to make!  I had all the supplies I needed at home, and just followed this tutorial. I think every toddler boy should own a bow tie!

The cousins last year...
So precious! This year, they had so much fun hunting for eggs and playing together. They even held hands and did some smooching. Okay now, probably not okay later.
Playing at the park...

I made these Easter egg oreo balls as a appetizer dessert and we could not stop eating them before dinner! I don't think Dillon likes chocolate, isn't that sad?! Even after forcing him to try it, he said no. Oh well, more for us!
So easy to make! Pretty much just oreos, cream cheese, vanilla and white chocolate. You can find the recipe here.  I won't even mention the carrot cake and the leftovers D and I have had each day for lunch this week. Ha!
 Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A video for Mimi

Dillon wanted to show off for Mimi before going night-night  :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Party Time!

Someone special had her 2nd birthday this weekend!  My niece turned 2 (can't believe she's 2 already!!) and we had so much fun celebrating with her on Saturday. She was looking mighty cute in her red and teal tutu that matched her Olivia themed party! Dillon helped her open some gifts but they mostly wanted to play in the big present...the playhouse!  We had to intervene during fights for the phone and the broom. I think Dillon was a little too excited about the broom. Oh well, nothin wrong with a domestic toddler boy!

Last week, we had a spring party at Oval Park (note to more parks with stairs leading to busy roads) with cookies and Easter eggs filled with snacks for the kids. Dillon shared eggs with Collin, modeled his bunny shirt and ran away any chance he got. This kid is all about going in the opposite of mommy at all times...especially at parks!!  Oh well, his cuteness level is still helping him from getting in trouble, haha!


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