Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
What can I say? Boys will be boys.
Little Middle, all dressed up and ready to go!
This is my absolute favorite picture!
The boys were examining all the dead wasps up in Daddy's stand.
Indoor plumbing. That's all I have to say about that.
Really, really BIG spider.
Rumor has it that on a previous trip to the lease, Goliath shot out all the windows on this old abandoned car with his BB gun.
Here's Baby, taking a break in the truck while we waited for Daddy and Little Middle to get back from exploring. He had a hard time being quiet, but he sure did enjoy getting dirty and finishing off several of his dad's sodas!
*Confidential to Hubby: If I'd known it would make you so happy to take me out to the lease, I would never have waited so long to go. In spite of all the red dirt, I had a really fun time being part of what you love to do (and driving off road!). I love you.*
We shared Thanksgiving with Hubby's family and drove home on Thursday night. On Friday, I re-packed my suitcase and drove to Houston. That night, I met up with my lifelong BFF and we went to see The Nutcracker performed by the Houston Ballet at the Wortham Center. I went to the see this ballet every Christmas as a little girl...this trip brought back sweet memories, made better by sharing it with my best friend!
My sweet sister is getting married next summer, and her wedding dress was ready! I met my family at the bridal salon on Saturday morning. Mine weren't the only tears shed when she walked out in her dress. She will be a beautiful bride.
A week spent traveling across Texas to be with a lot of people I love reminds me...there is MUCH to be thankful for.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This year we sent Little Middle off to kindergarten. I worried that you would be lonely and bored without your brothers around. It is, after all, the first time in your entire life that you've gotten one-on-one with me for any period of time. Turns out I worried needlessly. I have been reminded these past few months why I chose to be a stay-at-home mom in the first place--so I could have time like we've had and moments like those that we've shared. I wouldn't trade these sweet days with you for anything in the world!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We had a spooktacular Halloween! My little biker, pirate, and penguin joined forces with some friends for trick-or-treating.
The funniest part of the evening came from a neighbor who set up a coffin in his driveway. He dressed in a scary mask and black robes and lay in the coffin, waiting to terrorize small children. Not knowing that there was anything to be afraid of, Goliath reached in to take some candy, and the "dead" guy reached out and grabbed his leg! Goliath jumped ten feet while his brothers and their pals screamed. The adults were laughing too hard to be much comfort...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Me: Baby, how did you get that hurt on your chin?
Baby: I had a great fall like Humpty Dumpty.
Me (playing our usual car game): Slug bug blue!
Little Middle: Mommy, I am SHOCKED!
Goliath: Mom, it's sad that there are not very many bats left here in the tri-state area.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
1. Making lists
2. A clean house
3. Watching Thursday night TV with my husband on the DVR after the kids are in bed
4. My hot pink iPod
5. Gift cards
6. My sweet, old, loyal dog
7. School/office supplies
11. Looking at old pictures and home videos
12. Family movie night
13. Clear CT scans
14. Girls Night Out
15. Christmas decorations
16. Sunday morning worship
17. Feeding the ducks at the park
18. Being with my friends
20. Good hair days
21. Target dollar section
22. Not having to set my alarm
23. Aha! moments in Bible Study
24. My sassy red high heels
25. The first cup of morning coffee
26. Jumping on the trampoline with my kids
27. Mashed potatoes
29. My new car
30. Shopping (except for groceries)
31. Falling asleep with the TV on
33. The smell of clean laundry
34. Mystery novels
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
We had dinner reservations at a jazzy restaurant inside the Music Hall. It was a classy--and yummy!--buffet, but the food was made even better by the clever menu descriptions. We especially enjoyed the Spoonful of Sugar dessert bar.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Blessed, and so very, very thankful.
Monday, August 24, 2009
We left Little Middle happily gluing Cheerios at his desk and walked Goliath to his classroom. He is an old pro at school by now, and settled quickly in his desk and got busy! I suspect that it may not be as cool to have your parents linger in your classroom when you're in 2nd grade...so I took one picture of my first-born and made my exit:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
So long, Summer '09. It's been fun!