Monday, February 14, 2011


February 7, 2011: I didn't take a picture today, but we did visit the pediatrician who confirmed the fact that our little boy is BIG.  At 4 months old, he's weighing in at 19 lbs., 14 oz.  I love how this picture shows his chubby little body.

February 8, 2011: We tried spoon feeding for the first time.  It was messy.  It was also cute.  Notice the bib says, "I love daddy."

February 9, 2011:  He fell asleep like this.  I love sleeping baby boys.

February 10, 2011Love these little lion feet :)

February 11, 2011:  I told Curtis I couldn't remember the last time I had a delicious, ooey-gooey cookie.  Good thing he's a great listener!  I love getting sweet, thoughtful gifts.

February 12, 2011:  Today, we volunteered with a group from our church at the Convoy of Hope.  We packed over 78,000 meals for Feed our Starving Children.  We also got to sport these lovely hair nets...

February 13, 2011:  We got a new TV and got rid of our enormous old entertainment center...hooray!!!  We love the new setup and all of the space we got back!

February 14, 2011:  I found these Yo Gabba Gabba Valentines in various places around the house:  Willa's (the one labeled "To: Human") was on top of her litterbox, Lucy's (the one labeled "To: Owner") on the table next to her kennel, and Jackson's was on his changing table.  Love is in the air this Valentine's Day!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl XLV

February 6, 2011:  Ready for kickoff!!! 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Snowy Start to February

Snowpocalypse hit the Ozarks on Tuesday, which means I was off school for the rest of the week.  I know I'll be paying for it in June when the weather is beautiful, but really the timing for these days off couldn't have been better.  I have had so much on my to-do list lately that I really needed the time to cross a few MAJOR things off.  Here's how I spent my snow days:

February 1, 2011:  The first round of snow on Tuesday brought a little over 6 inches to our house.  I don't remember the last time it snowed that much in Springfield!
 February 2, 2011:  Lucy loved rolling around in the snow!
 February 3, 2011:  As I said earlier, the days off allowed me to cross things off my daunting to-do list.  Taking first priority was the completion of my Action Research paper for my Master's degree, which is just another form of a thesis.  I worked tirelessly on this paper while I was home, so I was ecstatic to receive this email from my advisor.  Yay!!!  It's finally DONE!!!!
 February 4, 2011:  Jackson has been unusually fussy and hard to get to sleep lately.  I think we finally figured out that he may be starting the early stages of teething.  These little tablets have become little drops of heaven for all of us.
 February 5, 2011:  MORE SNOW!!!!  Curtis got out early this morning to try and clear some of the thick snow off the driveway.  We got about 2 more inches yesterday and last night.  Will it ever end?!?!?!?!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Showing a Little Leg

January 31, 2011: I went back to the orthopedic specialist today and I'm relieved to have this sleek new knee brace to wear now instead of the humongous immobilizer I've had for almost a month.  I'm hopeful that I will be able to drive my car again soon and I can't wait to start physical therapy next week.  I'm ready to be fully recovered.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Busy Butricks

Phew!  Have we ever been busy this past week or so.  I have done my best to keep up with my daily picture taking, but I just haven't had time to add them to the blog.  Here's what's been happening since last Friday!

January 21, 2011:  This has become one of the favorite parts of our bedtime routine.  Jackson already loves to look at the pictures!

January 22, 2011: An unhappy car ride :(

January 23, 2011: Is there a hoarders show for people who collect travel-sized items?  If so, we would qualify!

January 24, 2011:  I couldn't find Willa anywhere...until I saw something suspicious sticking out of the comforter...

January 25, 2011:  I'm working my way through Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project this year.  Not that I'm in any way UNhappy, but it's a great way to add even more satisfaction to my beautiful life.  I energized and decluttered in January.  I'm ready to remember love this February!

January 26, 2011:  Curtis and I recently purchased some TOMS shoes for ourselves.  Not only are they some of the most comfortable shoes we've ever had, part of the money went to a great cause!  For each pair purchased, a pair of shoes is given to someone in the world who is in need of a pair of shoes.  Now I want a pair in every color...

January 27, 2011:  Jackson is finally starting to reach for objects on his own!

January 28, 2011:  My mom & dad watched Jackson for a few extra hours so that Curtis and I could go to dinner together.  We ate at Farmer's Gastropub downtown and it was delicious! 

January 29, 2011:  Can you believe the beautiful weather we had on Saturday?!?!?!  Curtis took Jackson on a little walk around the neighborhood.  I think they had fun!

January 30, 2011:  We went over to Loren and Carmen's house to celebrate Aunt Robyn's 60th birthday.  Jackson loved spending time with Great-Grandma Butrick!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Baby

January 20, 2011:  Happy Snow Day!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Cat, a Binky, and a Fist

January 18, 2011: I feel like I often neglect Willa these days.  She pretty much keeps to her half of the house, so we really only see her at night...but mostly we're just asleep.  I decided to spend a little QT with her today.  Her little purring motor let me know that she appreciated the extra petting very much!

January 19, 2011:  Jackson couldn't decide whether he wanted his binky or his whole fist in his mouth.  So, why not both????