Saturday, May 31, 2008
James and GranmamaBeto, Elizabeth, James & Granmama"Hey Beto - do you want my pacifier?"Deep in discussionLet's all pile on Beto
Thursday, May 29, 2008
James seems to be getting a little bit better, but he is far from my happy, go lucky baby that I had before he got sick.
Stache is feeling much better - moving around much more easily. The unfortunate part is that we have to keep him contained for 2-3 weeks so his back can heal. Ugh - he's not going to like that.
And Dave and I are finally beginning to feel human again after a couple of nights of the kids going down early and us just vegging.
Plus the Spurs are winning right now.
So, life is on the upturn. :)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
But, there were lots of fun parts of the weekends - swimming, spending the weekend at my parents' house with Evan and Amy, lots of good food, watching the Spurs win.
Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. And I hope you spent some time thanking God for this amazing country that we live in and for the people who have fought to make it that way.
Thank you to all the people who have sacrificed their health, time with families, lives, etc. so that I can enjoy all of those things.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
We helped him replace some outlets and light switches in their newly redecorated bathroom. Yes, that's a flashlight thingy on his head. Is he cool or what? It was really funny because I told him that when Dave first met him, he never would have worn something like that. You see, Dave and I started dating when Evan was 14. He was in his "I'm too cool for everything phase" and Dave was way too goofy most of the time for Evan to be interested in him. But, as Evan has grown up - thank goodness most of us grow out of who we were at 14 - he has gotten just as goofy if not goofier than Dave. So, now we all have lots of fun being goofy together and we're glad none of us are 14 anymore. We played a little wii - see Evan being goofy.
And just hung out.
Saturday night we went over to Ali's house and hung out with her and Mike and Joyce.James liked playing in Rowdy's water bowl. Poppy and Elizabeth told stories on the couch for quite a while before bed.The kids love Rowdy.Sunday morning we were able to go visit Dave's Grandma.And see Aunt Geraldine.And Aunt Diane.Then the whole reason for the trip...When I was at A&M I worked with the jr. high girls at my church. One of my girls was Valerie. She just graduated from Arizona State (with a 4.0) and so we went to College Station for her graduation party. It was such an honor to be invited and so much fun to get to see her. Val - I'm so proud of you girl! We got to eat at Wings n More - that's where the party was - and it was delicious. YUMMY!
So, that was our weekend. Needless to say we were exhausted, but it was fun. We got to see lots of people and enjoyed spending time with all of them.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I also want to say a special Happy Mother's Day to the 2 moms in my life.
Mama - Thank you for showing me what it means to be a godly wife and mom. You continue to show us your growth as God molds you daily. I am blessed to be so close to you and to have your input in my life. Thank you for teaching me that respecting my husband doesn't make me less of woman, but actually makes me stronger because it is exactly where God calls me to be. And thank you for teaching me not to be a perfect mom, but to be a mom who seeks the Lord and asks for forgiveness when she steps out of line - from God and her children. I love you!
Joyce (my mother-in-law) - Thank you for raising an amazing man, who is a daily blessing to me. He would not be the man that he is without your influence. Thank you for teaching him the things that you did - to love books, to help around the house, to love his family, and so much more. Thank you also for your relationship with me. Thank you for telling me that you appreciate the way I raise your grandkids - even though I'm sure you don't always agree with me. :) Thank you for being willing to offer help, but not always telling me "the right way to do things." I am blessed to have you in my life. I love you!
So, Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there even if it's a little late.
Monday, May 12, 2008
And Snow White's Daddy was there also. This was the first time Elizabeth has really shown much interest in dressing up on her own. She brought me that whole outfit and asked me to help her dress up as a princess.
I ask this question for several reasons.
1. I'm desperate for some more comments. :)
2. We encountered this question a few weeks ago. We were driving through CS and had time for lunch. So, where do we go? Now this used to be a no-brainer, Freebirds of course. But, now that Freebirds has branched out and I can get one by just driving over to I-10 and Huebner it's not such a huge need. So, we decided on Honey B Ham. It sounds kind of lame, I know, but the bread that they make their sandwiches with is SOOOOOOOOOOOO good. (On a side note: I'm on a mission to recreate this bread. I've only made one attempt so far and while the rolls were good, they didn't even come close to the Honey-B ham rolls.)
3. And we will find ourselves in CS again in a few days and may have time for lunch, so if you have any brilliant ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Thanks and gig 'em!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
#1. She and I were having a conversation the other day about soup. She was eating homemade vegetable beef soup and asking if James could eat it. This is pretty common. She's always asking whether James can eat this or that. So I told her that he can eat some of the stuff in the soup but not all of it. She asked what kind of soup he could eat and I told her he could eat chicken noodle. And she says, "to make chicken noodle soup you just cook spaghetti with nothing in it and then put chicken in it." WHAT? I couldn't believe it. I have never cooked chicken noodle soup from scratch. We just eat it out of the good old Campbell's can, so it just blew me away that she thought about what it had in it and then figured out how to cook it.
#2. Last night she and Dave were doing bedtime routine and she asked him when he was going to stop working. This is also a common question. She would like for him to stop working so we can all stay home and play all day. Believe me, this would be my idea of fun also, but so far it just hasn't worked out. That pesky thing about money. So, Dave told her that usually the Daddy doesn't stop working. And then she said, "what if you got a lot of money?" We have told her before (but Dave didn't say anything last night) that Daddy works so that we can have money to pay for things like food, our house, etc. So, last night I guess it all clicked that if Daddy got a lot of money, he wouldn't have to go to work and then we could all stay home and have fun together. So, if any of you have a large sum of money that you would like to share to make Elizabeth and my dream come true, feel free to pass it on. :)
#3. I'm not sure that this is deductive reasoning or whatever, but it is a funny quote from Elizabeth. Saturday she said to Dave, "You know why I talk so much? Mama says it's because I'm having energies." Now, I don't think I've ever actually said this to her. But what I probably have done is on a day that she is talking non-stop said to her, "wow, you have a lot of energy today."
So there you have it. My little girl who is not so much a baby or even a toddler anymore, but growing up and acting like a kid. Wow, where did the time go?
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
He liked it until it went down the ramp right next to him. It was kind of loud and I guess it scared him. Hence the sad look on his face in this last picture.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Oh yeah... and I got a new camera Sunday morning. It's little so I will be keeping it in my diaper bag and be taking lots of pictures.