Test, test....1,2,3

With toddlers, I'm learning, that things learned are not always things un-tested.  Learned things are tested, and re-tested, and re-tested, and re-tested.  And this week, we're in a re-testing week.

We know to go to time out when Mommy and Daddy say, "Go to time out."  But this week, we like to laugh, giggle, smile slyly, and run away.  We know not to hit Vincent.  But this week, we hit him and just try to straight up aggravate him.  We know not to jump on the furniture.  But this week, we jump on the couch and laugh.  We jump on the chair and  scream.  We know when Mommy and Daddy say, "Come here," we come here.  This week, we run in the complete opposite direction, laughing like a mad man.

Oy.  Friday, Jeff came home and I said I felt like I had little patience with Jack today.  I felt bad.  Staying at home with a toddler is not easy, and Friday about did me in.  Saturday, was the same....but Jeff was there and together we witnessed the crazy little tornado that was our son.  And I realized why I felt like I'd had little patience on Friday!  He was a crazy little banshee!  

So we go back to the same consequences that worked to teach him the first time.  We've talked a lot about obeying Mommy and Daddy, we've done time outs, we've spanked.  It's a battle of wills around our house, and I pray that I'm not too lazy to win!  It is clear to me that he's testing.  Seeing if we're serious.  And boy, I'm serious.  He'll learn, I know he will.  All I can think of is that we're setting the foundation of obedience and love that will carry our son through his life!  And that's important enough to win for.


This past weekend, Jeff had a work event at North Park Center, so all 3 of us jumped in the car and headed to the Big D.  We figured Jeff could do his thing, and Jack and I could do some shopping!  Win, win, right?  We walked in the mall and Jeff and I immediately spotted the Disney store....and knew that would HAVE to be the last stop on our mall trip!  

Jack is completely, totally, with out a doubt, in love with a few Disney things.  What kid isn't?  We wake up each morning and watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while he eats breakfast.  He LOVES Mickey!  When you ask him about Mickey, he says, "And Donald?  And Daisy?  And A-Pluto?  And Minnie?  And Goofy?"  He rattles off the clubhouse gang like it's his job.  

When we went to Florida this summer, Jeff and I decided we should pick out a tollerable kids movie that we could watch 9,000 times with out dieing, and that Jack would love.  We picked Toy Story.  I'm not a big fan of kids movies because I feel like there's always one character that's scary and evil in it, and I don't necessarily like that.  I don't think my almost 2 year old needs to be scared of someone on TV!  Call me crazy.  Toy Story does have a crazy kid who tries to blow up toys, but that's about it, and he's not a big part of the plot.  It's mostly about a relationship growing and changing between Woody and Buzz.  Did I just write that?  Yes.  So anyways, Jack loves Toy Story.  Wakes up from his nap saying, "Cowboy?  Cowboy?" wanting to watch the movie!  This summer, I'm sad to say, we've spent more than a few late afternoons watching part of the Cowboy movie.  Eh, it is what it is, I'm pregnant and it's 107 outside.  

So, Jack and I shopped at all the kids clothing stores (one of which was actually playing Toy Story on their if-you-have-a-TV-to-distract-the-kids-the-moms-will-shop-longer TV's!  Jeff did his thing, we at at Chick Fil A in the food court, and were heading to the car before we stopped at the Disney Story.  It was like heaven came down.  We walked in and their front display is for Toy Story 3.  I wish you could have seen Jack's face!  It's the same look he gets when someone starts singing a song he knows....how in the world do you know that song???  How in the world did Cowboy and Buzz get here??  He would grab a Woody doll and drop it to grab a Buzz doll, and drop it to grab a Woody hat....hilarious.  He couldn't get enough!  They also had a Jessie doll.  Jessie's not in the first Toy Story, but we have a Toy Story 3 tent that we pop up in the living room and Jessie's picture is front and center.  Seeing the Jessie doll was like finding a long lost friend!  He was soooooooooo excited to see her.  He wanted to open the packs of the Toy Story action figures, wear the Buzz costume...it was so great.  I couldn't even get a good picture because he would NOT look at the camera!  Too many fun things to look at! But you can see the excitement in his adorable little face!

Next we headed to the back of the store where they had the classic Disney characters.  He basically cleared the table, grabbing one of each of his favorites.  Donald, Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Goofy....they were all there and he was loving it.  Once again, couldn't believe it!!  

Jeff and I decided we could EASILY spend hundreds of dollars in a mere 10 minute walk through the store....but we felt like we were very rational toddler parents, letting him take home a small Woody doll and a small Donald doll, and then two Mickey cups.  

He's been pretty attached to Cowboy and Donald, but I will say this....nothing can take the place of Monk!  And I'm kinda glad about that.  BUT, it makes me think of Toy Story 3, and how much Andy loved Woody and all of that and I turn to mush, thinking again, that Jack has found his Woody in Monk. 

She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn

According to Jack, they laid baby Jesus in a manger of fries. 
I mean.....it does look like fries, right??

This is it!!

I'd had an idea of how I wanted put together Owen's room....but today, I went and found the base fabric and, not only is a freakin' adorable, it's the perfect material for my plans!!!  Yay!!!!

This is Mayfly Alphabet by Tony Fernandes and it's so cute.  The pic does it no justice, but you can still kinda tell it's pretty darn adorable.  This will be the top of the bed skirt.

Below this will be a row of adorable pompoms, and then the bottom of the crib skirt will be this.

I love the lime green and the wonkey-ness of the dots!

And then there's this beauty...
which will be the outside of the bumper pad....LOVE!  I want to make the inside of the bumper pad a minkey kind of fabric, so I still need to get that.  Otherwise, it's time to get sewing!

I'm really excited now.  We'll paint a cabinet that's already in his room and that's all the painting we'll need to do!  Praise the Lord.  The color I painted the changing table in Jack's room will work with the fabric, and I'm pretty excited about that.  And the wall colors work great!  Woohoo to very little painting!!!

I'll order the same black out curtians that are in Jack's room, and the last few things are a carpet (which I'm planning to snag off of Craig's list) and a glider (which I'm planning to find at the JBF sale in Sept or off of Craig's list).

Let the decorating begin!!