Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One Year Old Boy Gift Ideas

Now that we are a few months past Landry's first birthday I thought I would share some of his favorite toys. I know Christmas is right around the corner (can you believe it) and you may need gift ideas for the little boy in your life. So these are some of Landry's Favorites.

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1. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car- when we first got this car we left the floor board in the bottom and pushed him around, now we have removed the bottom and he is learning to walk around with it. They also have a girl version here.

2. Playskool Explore `N` Grow Busy Ball Popper - we love this toy because it is not annoying! It plays music for 10-30 seconds and then stops. You have to hit the button again to make it go. Landry just laughs and laughs at it and loves chasing the balls around. They also have a girl version here.

 

3. John Deere Electronic Lawn Mower - if your little guy is like mine then he wants to do everything daddy does. When daddy goes to mow, so does Landry. We love this one because it has lots of buttons he can push to put 'gas' and 'oil' in it. This mower also makes noise from the wheel in the back when he pushes it.
 

4. VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight- This may not be Landry's favorite, but it's on the list as one of my favorites. Its small, light and compact so it's perfect to take with us on the go. It's also perfect for the car and at night because it lights up. If you want something entertaining and not noisy (it's not the silent, but quiet).
 
5. Little People Animal Sounds Farm - Landry loves this toy because he can open and close all the doors, hear the animal sounds, and pick it up and move it around. We love it because it's easy to move around the house to different rooms.
 
6. Marshmallow - High Back Chair- This chair is not the best one on the market, but it does the job. When Landry is eating his snack in the afternoon, he will pull it up in the middle of the living room and sit in it. And I'm not gonna lie it;s one of the cutest things ever!
 
 7.Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship - This is not the table Landry has. I can't seem to find the exact one, but you can see him play with it here. I know you're probably thinking I'm crazy for suggesting this as a Christmas present, but you have to remember Landry turned one in July. We played with this almost every day this summer, and he still goes out and plays with all of the toys that go with it (without the water).

 
8. Poppin Park Giraffalaff Tumble Top- I know this is simple, right? But isn't this like the only toy we had at one? I don't know what it is about this toy but it always makes him laugh.
 

Other random gifts that we like are books, here are a few that we love:
 Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See Board Book
 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Where's Spot? (Little Spot Board Books)

Let's Look! (Baby Einstein First Look and Find)

Hopefully, this list helps you find the perfect gift for the little boy in your life! As always, comment with any of your questions and I will try to get back to you. (Make sure you aren't a no-reply blogger. Read about it here.)

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Debt Update

So I realize it has been awhile since I updated the blog about our debt. Honestly, life has gotten in the way a little bit. We had to put Landry in school, so we are not able to put as much towards debt as we had been. We also stopped budgeting for a while... I know. We just lost our intensity because it was taking us so long to do.

Well today I am happy to report that we are under $20,000!!!!!! I know what some of you are thinking... "Boy you guys have a long way to go", but if you only knew where we started. By the end of the year all of the student loans will be gone and our focus will be on the car!

Hopefully, this time next year we will take a trip to Dave's studio to do our debt free scream!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to Poppy

To celebrate my dads birthday we took him to Top Golf.

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golfing

golfing


My dad and sister played against Joel and I and won the first game.


Landry loved playing with the bean bags.


A good time was had by all!


Fall Festival Number 2

Nonna flew into town just in time to go to our second fall festival. We went to the church Joel grew up in. We are still really close to a few of the families and they love seeing Landry grow up. Plus, Nonna wanted to show him off.

bowling for ghost

Little Ms. Cailin


Baby Samuel and his daddy Eric


Landry loved trying to get the bugs stuck to the wall!

bug throw

Gonna fishin'

gonna fishing

Ms. Loretta with baby Sam and Isa


Fall Festival Number 1

This year our church did trunk or treat again. Our trunk was decorated for "Where the wild things are" and we all wore our pajamas.

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Our trunk

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Luckily, Joel and I signed up for the first shift, so after we were finished working we got to take Landry around to enjoy the rest of the festival.

dad teaching son

We checked out the petting zoo.

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petting zoo

Can you tell how excited he was?

baby chicks

petting zoo

petting zoo

After we ate dinner, we went back over to our trunk to see our sweet friends!

Landry and Parker

kid cowboy

This is the best you get when you try to get four busy boys together for a picture.


The kiddos with their dads. (Sorry it's blurry)


Michel and Audrey, David and Parker, Joel and Landry, Matt and Weston, and Rusty and Ethan.