Saturday, December 06, 2008

Hosuton the Chef

Houston is my little helper. He has been helping me put things in boxes, if we are putting in books in the box, he will put blocks in the box. I love the help! We will put things in right places when we get to the new house. Thursday night H was helping me cook and as I was moving a pan off the HOTTT stove he put his sweet little fingers on the burner. Trying to find my phone, down the stairs to my car with both kids, up the stairs, down the stairs, up again I found it. Called the family Doctor, he was breathing so they wouldn't talk to us, called Nathan, called my mom. Couldn't find Adron's shoes to take them to Urgent Care, Houston needed pants and a jacket, both kids in the car! Did I tell you how Houston was screaming all this time? Adron has no shoes, carry both boys in and we get fixed up. His three little fingers are burned pretty badly. They gave him pain meds, some cream to put on his burn, and wrapped it. He is doing really well, and when he takes off his wrap he tells us to put it back on. I think it feels better when it's on.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving weekend

We have had a full weekend of Thankfulness. Wednesday night we went to the Thanksgiving eve service. It's always interesting taking the boys to church when they have to watch there dad on the stage and they can't go up there with him. I bring lots of snacks, books, toys, and still Houston doesn't understand why he needs to sit there. Adron does really good, he thinks it's fun to watch his dad and look at his books. Warn out from them, it was home because he had passed there bed time and we needed to get early in the morning.

Thanksgiving day we went to the Turkey Trot 8K and Tot Trot. Adron thinks he won the race and also thinks that I won the 8K, don't want to break the boys heart so I didn't say anything different. It was nice to have them there when I started the race and at the end when I was going up the last hill and really wanted to start walking. My time was great, I was really proud of my training that I had done to make it that far. Still training for the 1/2 marathon, and would like to do a 10k in January sometime. Then it was off to our place to shower up and head over to our friends house for lunch. Because it was Thanksgiving there wasn't much of a spread of food at the race and I was starting to get really hungry. We start with the kid’s plates and I took a few bits of theirs to hold me over. Ummmmm the food was so good, and I must say my green beans were really tasty. There were lots of teenage girls there to help with the kiddos, so I got to eat everything on my plate. Houston had fun running around in circles; Adron had fun playing games with the girls. By 4:30 we all were ready for naptime, so it was time to go home. By the time we got home, Nathan asked what was for supper?? So I started cooking again... but ugg the thought of food was about to make me sick. I was really ready to go to bed!

Friday, 4a.m. I was up and out the door to go shopping. In Dallas, I would shop the sales the days after and could get right in and out. Not so in the Carolina's, there were lines out the doors, 2 Wal-Mart’s, 2 Targets, tried Toy's R us, and Kohl’s I had just about got everything on my list. In the evening we went for a sleigh ride with Peppermint the Pony. Fun, FREE, family fun night with the kids. The boys had a great time and thought that it was cool riding around the shopping mall.

Saturday, meet friends for coffee, then to a party, then short evening because it was time for bed again.

Sunday, Nathan leaves for church at 6:30 in the morning so it's just me getting the family ready for church. Most ministers’ wives are saying SO, we do this all the time, but it's hard when you live in an apartment on the 2nd floor when it's raining. While I try to take a shower, Houston is in the toilet throwing things in there, Thomas the train, things from the trash ect. I have soap in my hair when Adron comes in to go pee and while he is peeing he tells me there are things in toilet. THANKS! Boys ready, check, I'm somewhat ready, check, and Adron heads out the door and Houston is not far behind. I get everyone back in, looking at my watch and you know I'm out of time. Get my coffee and it's out the door again, to find out that it's raining really really hard. Back into the door for rain coats, back out to carry the boys down the stairs, in my heals, out to the car to buckle them in... (sigh) take a deep breath, thinking "why did I want to wear a dress today" or "should we even go" we made it. Kids back out of the car, had to park far away, to find Adron jumping in puddles, and Houston will not keep his head covered. Don't know what happen at church, all I could think about it how we are going to move this week and next and Nathan has a big Christmas program going on next weekend. Deep breath again, tonight should be fun we are going bowling with out life group tonight then pizza. Or in Adron's word "rolling pins with Mr. Jim and Tara". Oh, "pizza shop" too.

Happy Holiday's everyone.. Tis the season

Monday, November 24, 2008

Santa Baby

On Wed. I take the boys on some kind of adventure. This past Wed. we went to Northlake Mall, our first time there, to see Santa and the Polar Express.. The boys got there picture taken and had the cutest time walking in the pretend snow, sitting on Santa's lap and walking in this huge snow glob. Adron told Santa that we wanted a Spiderman bike and special surprises. Houston just looked at him and didn't say anything.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dear Santa

The past few weeks we have been getting in the mail the Kid's holiday books. Filled with toys and everything a little 4 year old would want. Adron has been carrying these books around like Nathan would carry his Bible around. Our friends Sally and Elijah went to see Santa today and wrote him a nice letter got their picture taken ECT. This gave me the idea as well to share the story about Santa to the A man. He loves the idea of it and we decided that it was a good time to color him a page, write a letter and start making the cookies for him.. This is his letter

Dear Santa:

My name is Adron and I live in Dallas North Carolina. You’re my best friend in the whole wide world. My friend Elijah would like a guitar for Christmas, he is my best friend. I would like a guitar hero so I can play with him. I've been a good boy, I eat all my broccoli and that helps me grow big. I need some friends in my club for Christmas.

Houston would like two sisters please, and add another brother for me. I will give you a gift to Santa. Santa daddy and I would like bikes to ride please. Mommy would like some boots and cookies.

Thank you for my Santa, would you please wake me up when you come I would like to talk to you. Love Adron

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Houston in the morning time..

Ms. Tammy and Adron (Adron's teacher)

Friday Ms. Tammy asked Adron to wear there super duper superman outfit.

Trick or Treating

Friday night we went to Ms. Tara's house so she could take the kids Trick or Treating. We call them our Texas friends here in NC, they know what I'm talking about when I say "good handmade tortillas" they moved here from Houston and still have family there. On Halloween in there family every year they make enchiladas and all the fixn's. I'm glad we will be apart of this every year, Ms. Lisa knows how to make some good Mexican food.

We went trick or treating and Adron was so excited to be with the big kids. We had a good time watching them get candy, even Houston got out of the stroller and went up to a few doors.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tonight the kids and I went to the Untied Faith schools Fall Festival. This is where Adron goes to school; we saw his teacher, Ms. Tammy and had so much fun gathering candy into our little bucket. I was thinking back to our other Halloweens in Dallas and how my friends always made fun of me for not giving Adron candy. I’m lol because Adron had really good idea on what to do with out candy that he had won playing games. (Dana and Candice this is for you)
Things to do with Halloween candy by Adron
Sleep with it
Share it please and thank you
Play drums with it
Throw it in the trash (again LOL I thought this was a really good idea)
Pop it
Drink it
Mark you paper with it

Not once did he think we should eat the stuff… ummm I guess he didn’t get any M&M’s. I told him I was so proud of him and we both thought it would be a good idea to eat some carrots. We have 3 more times to wear our superman costume, this also means 3 more times to get candy. I hope our trend last for the next 3 times.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our birthday party at Monkey Joes

Living the Dream...

I’m thinking about back in the day when all I wanted to be when I grew up was a hairdresser. This is still the case today; add on fashion designer to the mix. One day I would love to make my own clothes, wishing I had watched Grandma Longbons when she was trying to teach me how to sow.

I remembering back to my childhood when mom and dad went to Evansville IN to go shopping and left me at home, so I could be up to no good. I remember thinking when you leave I’m so cutting my hair off. I had all that power in those scissors. I cut inches off my hair to a cute uneven bob. Yes, I got into big trouble, and yes mom had to fix it.

I’m getting all my hair cut off on Monday, so the excitement is they’re wishing I could do this myself. I’ve watched to many hair shows today and feeling very creative today. I feeling, yes I can do this, WOW this would be so much fun, oh where are my scissors, I could be the next hair show STAR. It’s off to cut some hair… ready… set …. Houston was my first model! Know, he has never had a hair cut before, I didn’t talk to Nathan about this, and feeling like I’m going to get into trouble … But oh my he looks soooo cute!!! He looks great, a little boy and not so much like a baby. Awww, the dream still lives on.. Who’s next??



Monday, October 20, 2008


We are off the high of sugar here in the Tillotson household. 4 Birthday parties, 4 birthday treats, 4 birthday outfits and we have a 4 year old.

Things to look for in a 4 year old so far:
Big storytelling
Picking on his brother
Spelling (mom and dad can't say some words in code)
New dr gives to many shots (this made me teary)

Adron is very sweet, we get extra hugs and kisses and he tell us "I so glad to see you today". When I come in each morning from running Adron tells Nathan (he is almost always still asleep) "mommy's here, see see", and won't stop telling him until he says hello to me. This gives we great joy to have Nathan wake up this way, I'm sure he enjoys it too.

Things to look for in a 1 year old so far.
Big story teller (we have yet to figure out what he is saying, he just points a lot with his fingers)
Loves baked beans
Needs a hair cut, but it's hard he is only one
Had to have his one-year shots the same day and time as big brother (this was a hard day)

Houston is always super sweet; he gives us extra hugs and kisses and pats us on the back while hugging. Learning about dogs and cats and what sounds they make. Loves his new books that he can feel with, he even carry's them around. Houston is still my good sleeper; he is almost never awake when I get home in the morning.

Update on the parties:
Grammy Lesa and Papaw Rick put on a great party with golf, yummy cake, and the Etheridge sloppy joes. He had a great time playing and hanging out with people that we hadn't seen in a long time.

School party:
Ms. Tammy had yummy treats and goodie bags for Adron party at school

The big day
On the 11th we went to Monkey Joe's for some bounce house fun! The boys both brought one friend then we can back to our place for pizza and cookie cake. Elijah and Lawson got the boys a really cool racetrack with some car. The boys LOVE it!

Thanks to everyone who was apart of the Birthday's we had fun and can't wait to do this all again next year!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Any one up for Golf?

We are in IL today having our 2nd birthday party for the boys. My mom and sister have been planning for the "golf" party for over a month. Adron has been waking up early for over a month to ask if this is the day we go to papaw's house. Papaw made a 4 hole, "watergrass alley golf course".
This is what the invite said:
It's a BIG BIG Birthday
Come and join in the fun
Houston's turning 1!!!
Oh, but were not done
We have one more
Adron's turning 4!!
Oct Fourrr
Tee Time 4pm

I'm thankful for my families’ time and energy that they have put into the party. I'll I have had to do is drive here and bring the boys.

Tuesday morning the boys woke us up at 5:30 because they couldn't wait to get on the road. I was going to get up at this time anyways and go for a run to have some time to myself, but that quickly changed into lets get on the road asap. 6ish to 7 hours with stops we were in Nashville TN. We spent the night, had a great morning hanging out at Otter Creek, a great little lake and trail area. Then papaw came to pick us up to take us back to his house.

Yesterday we went to Grandma Nancy's house for party #1, good food, and way to much cake and great new toys to play with. 1 party down 3 to go. Just an update on the boys I'll be posting full details and pictures soon

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Houston and daddy making faces... awwww so cute!


We have been enjoying the weather here in the Carolina’s. Lots of baseball, outside eating, playground playing. Watch Nathan pitch the ball to Adron, he always hits a homerun. Houston likes to watch, and eat the balls.

Counting down the weeks, days, until the boy's birthdays. Adron has been waking up in the night just to ask if it's his birthday today. He has been helping his Grammy and Aunt Cassie plan his birthday part in IL. We ordered our golf gear for the party, we can't wait to play some "men-a-ture dulf" at the "potty". (party)