Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last Chance!!!!

Well perhaps you can tell by my lack of posts that I have been super super busy!
Today is the official last day that The Pickle Tree is taking orders until 2012!
Get YOUR order in today!

Hopefully, once I get the orders caught up, you will see more sweet pics of this guy!!!

photo courtesy of Chuck Williams Photography.

Monday, November 14, 2011

War Eagle!!

So the Tigers had a rough weekend....we love 'em any way!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Pickle will be on VACATION for December!!!!

 Working a regular full time day job that is physically and mentally demanding...

Being a mommy to a spunky busy 3 year old....

Trying to be a good wife to a very hardworking and supportive husband.....

All while trying to keep up with the very successful ( thank you) Pickle Tree is finally taking it's toll!!!

Throw in the holidays and it is just proving to be more than this momma can handle......sooooooo...

The last day for orders will be Wednesday November the 30th! I will be working diligently well into the month of December to fulfill those orders for all you faithful sweet pickles! I just won't have the added pressure of more and more awesome orders coming in!

I am so Thankful for the business...if I did not have a full time job, I think it would be the PERFECT amount to keep me busy, but not too busy. As it stands now, sometimes I am certain that I am teetering on the edge of insanity!

The Pickle will be back in the new year! In the meantime, I will be enjoying every single spare minute with my little carol singing, lightning mcqueen slipper wearing, candy loving boy and I could not be happier about that!
I think I see some cookie making in our future!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween 2011

 Blu was so good on Halloween!

He really enjoyed dressing up as his favorite monster truck GRAVEDIGGER!!!

I decided at the last minute to paint his face. I did not exactly realize my vision of green and black flames, but Blu LOVED it!

Big D loves his pumpkins and did a stellar job again this year on the collection that we got from Burt's pumpkin farm.

Our neighborhood is always a bustle of activity on Halloween...people load up in trailers to haul the kids around. We have a huge neighborhood and it is very spread out and "hilly".

Big D and Blu walked all the way to the back cul-de-sac ( that is FAR) and then I took Jack down the street the other way. He kept on until he was walking sideways. Poor little guy. He did not want to give up!

I had to carry him home. No small feat for such a big boy in a truck costume.
I attached the iPod to his costume with a portable speaker and we played Gravediggers theme song, "bad to the bone"...he had he head laying on my shoulder still singing.....

He is ALLLL boy!
And such a good one!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jaunty and Dunnants

This is a picture of Jack at this time last year. WOW! He has grown so much. People still comment on his chubby cheeks, but they have really slimmed down so much in comparison.

Anyway, this is just a quick post, really more for records sake for me and Big D.
So Jack is really getting into imaginary play lately. I hear him talking to his toys ALL of the time now. He and Big D have been palying tractors before bed almost every night lately. They each have a tractor and Jack has named the "farmers" that drive them. It is sooooo funny. They are called "Jaunty" ( that is always his), and "Mr. Dunnants". That is usually played my me or daddy. It just cracks us up. I mean...I get coming up with nonsense names and words and such, but the funniest part to me, is how NO NONSENSE they are to him. He is totally straight faced and serious and calls the same names each time.

Jaunty and Dunnants.

Man, I hope I am spelling them right?? Maybe I should ask Jack how he spells those names?

Other things he is doing now:

counting to 10 in spanish
calling his colors the spanish names for them
( and to think, I was afraid he was color blind because he was slow to learn his colors in English...he has blown right past that now!!!!)
counting to 20 in english
He can look at his name and point and call out each letter
He is starting to enjoy washing his hands
He likes to straighten up his "crazy" hair in the mornings with a wet brush
He loves to snuggle with me
thank goodness
What will I do when if he ever stops wanting to snuggle with me????
Will there be a day when he ceases saying, "OK mommy, let's snuggle"?

That's all!!!
So proud of my big growing boy

Next stop- Halloween pictures and maybe even a video.
They are "bad to the bone"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011