Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Around the house

Just a few pictures of the kids. We got Will a book about being a big brother that I wish I'd found when Maggie was first born. It talks about how babies can't play right away, but as they grow they can do new things. Now he's wanting to read to her (the last picture is him reading a book while she's in the jumparoo) and roll the ball (or cars and trucks!) back and forth. He still likes doing tummy time although he's going to get quite a shock when she starts crawling soon! Maggie is sitting up now, mostly just in that "tripod" stance, but she can hold a toy and sit up for a little while before she starts to topple! She has also started swinging next to Will on the playground in the yard. They sit next to each other and she holds on just like him and stares at him while they swing. It's so cute! Will is into playdough again, but I'm only getting that out when Maggie's napping. He keeps telling me how much Maggie would like to eat that!

I guess that's all for now. Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I've been tagged...better late than never!

Okay, so I'm finally going to sit down and (attempt to) do this crazy list of 100 things. Thanks Natalie and Stephanie!

1. I love God and am proud to be a Christian.
2. I love my husband and am thankful every day for him.
3. I love my children more than I ever thought possible.
4. I love being a stay at home mom, and I hope I never forget what a blessing it is.
5. I am already wondering how I'm going to get to 100.
6. I am not tagging anyone once I finish this.
7. My favorite show this summer was So You Think You Can Dance.
8. I can NOT dance.
9. I didn't want Sabra to win.
10. I love taking naps with Maggie.
11. I wish I had taken more naps with Will when he was this age, but I heard you were only supposed to let them sleep in their own bed.
12. I have been married almost 5 years.
13. We had lived in three different houses by our fourth anniversary.
14. Surprisingly, I do not love to move.
15. I get bored easily, but I don't really like change. I guess that explains numbers 13 and 14.
16. I will laugh at almost anything.
17. I'm way way way too gullible.
18. I've become more of a people pleaser than I used to be.
19. I love having a big backyard and lots of huge trees.
20. Spring is my favorite season. That's right, not summer.
21. I'm probably too sensitive and I get my feelings hurt easily.
22. I love Grey's Anatomy, but I thought last season was depressing.
23. I live less than a mile from where I grew up.
24. My parents still live there.
25. There are four generations of my family at our church.
26. I love being a speech pathologist and miss working sometimes.
27. This is my first year to keep a plant alive longer than a month.
27. I started the summer with about 5 times the plants I currently have alive.
28. I grew tomatoes this year and they were really good!
29. I love amusement parks and the beach.
30. I love to travel.
31. Going to HUF was one of the best experiences of my life.
32. I wish I had done a scrapbook when I remembered all the details better.
33. Of all the places I went while I was there, I still liked Florence the best!
34. I have been to 48 of the states (Alaska and something else are missing), Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, and 12 European countries.
35. I would still like to go to Australia and Tahiti.
36. I have no desire to go to Asia for some reason.
37. I'm more of a homebody now than I used to be.
38. I'm a morning person.
39. I love to take pictures, but I wish I did scrapbooking better.
40. I love Mexican food.
41. I love Red Lobster, but don't really like seafood. They just have the best biscuits and salads!
42. I would rather go to a sporting event than a movie or a concert.
43. I like college football more than professional.
44. I love the Dallas Mavericks but I wish they didn't choke every year.
45. I used to think going to a baseball game was really boring, but taking Will to a Ranger game earlier this year was so much fun!
46. I can't wait for the Super Bowl to be in Arlington in a few years.
47. I love Diet Coke, but only from a can.
48. I love anything chocolate and don't understand what people mean when they say something's too sweet.
49. I am very sentimental.
50. I'm also a packrat. Is that two words?
51. It bothers me when people confuse "they're" with "their" and "there".
52. I don't own an I Pod and wouldn't know what to do with it if I did.
53. I wish I was better at keeping in touch with people.
54. I love to read, but don't do it enough.
55. I'm not very good with time management.
56. I love to make lists.
57. I really love marking things off that list!
58. I love pedicures, but not manicures.
59. I always thought our Suburban was too big growing up and now I drive one.
60. I love to shop.
61. I cannot leave Target without spending at least a hundred dollars, even if all I needed when I went in was diapers.
62. I love, love, love finding good deals.
63. I will buy things I don't need if it's a really good deal and feel good about it.
64. My husband does not understand the theory that if you save 20 dollars on something, that means you get to spend it on something else.
65. I like living in an older house, but am having trouble adjusting to less storage. See number 50.
75. Did anyone notice I just skipped 66-74?
76. I'm not going back.
77. Will has the funniest laugh I've ever heard.
78. Maggie has the biggest smile.
79. I hope they're best friends as they grow up.
80. I love that my sister is my best friend.
81. I'm excited for my brother to move this weekend-right down the street.
82. I have been pregnant or nursing for over three years!
83. I am a really good baker, but I always under bake desserts on purpose.
84. I love to make pancakes with Will. He is so funny cracking the eggs and it doesn't matter that very little actually makes it into the batter.
85. Both my pregnancies were pretty much the same, but my children could not be more different as babies.
86. I love to dress Maggie in pink everyday.
87. I love that I can keep up with people through blogging.
88. Two of my best friends are girls I've known since I was born.
89. I have two dogs.
90. I found a new crafty side of me when I was pregnant with Maggie.
91. One of my favorite trips pre-children was going to the Rose Bowl game with Eric when Texas played Michigan.
92. I'm obsessed with Ebay!
93. I try everyday to be a good role model for my children.
94. I think Eric is the best dad there is.
95. I love giving gifts and seeing someone's face when they open something I picked out especially for them.
96. I can't wait for this Christmas because it may be the first one Will gets really into and it will be Maggie's first overall!
97. A goal without a plan is just a wish.
98. I say the serenity prayer about a hundred times a day.
99. I'm not sure it's working.
100. I wish more of my friends would keep blogs!

As promised, I am not tagging anyone. Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Not the best picture, but this is at DeDad's birthday

party and it's the only picture I have of the dresses

and shorts I attempted to make for the girls and

Will. My first attempt at sewing. I got my first ever

migraine (a side effect of nursing I've heard)

cutting the material and my Granny ended up

making them for us. Maybe next time Nat!

This is all of us (minus my folks) at the alligator farm in

St. Augustine. We're standing in front of Gomek-I think

he was the largest salt water croc in captivity.

Will feeding the alligators. I didn't breathe

the whole time we were on this bridge,

especially when one alligator nabbed an

egrit (spelling?) and then almost got eaten

by a bigger alligator right by us.

Will and Molly on the beach eating cheetos.
Will and Molly "hiding" Will's legs.

This is at my parents' house, not the beach. It just makes

me smile so I thought I'd share.

Macy and Will at the cannons in Vicksburg on the way.

Molly and Will at naptime in the condo.

Macy and Maggie snuggling at naptime.

Molly and Will in their jeep at the alligator farm

Brandon, Macy, Will, and Molly "posing" for beach pics.

Rather than post all the posed pics, I thought

it was funnier to post the "in between" pics.

There are so many military planes that fly

over the beach. That never got old for these two.

Brandon trying to convince Will that posing

for pics is fun. Thanks anyway Bran!

How funny is Molly?

We had a great time at the beach and DeDad's house. Will hasn't quite recovered yet from the sleep side of things and I'm still a couple loads behind on laundry, but we're happy to be back home! Will hasn't wanted to leave his daddy's side! We had a little car trouble on the way home and in the middle of West Monroe, LA at a Goodyear store I ran into Emily Fry. For the Harding girls, she lived on 3rd floor Kendall with us first semester of our sophomore year and then transferred back to A&M and I haven't seen or heard from her since. Eight years later...we had a great time catching up. All in all (even with car trouble-yuck!) it was a great week with family. I may post a few more pics as I get them from Amanda and Shayla's cameras. I know there's at least one of Will on the boogie board and maybe one of all of us older kids (my sister, brother, Amanda and me) on the boogie boards too. I had forgotten how fun that is!

Have a great week!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Maggie's big month

We just got back from Maggie's first trip to the beach-I'll post more on that later. This post is especially for Maggie because she's had a big month. At her four month checkup the pediatrician said to start solids and it made me so sad. For one, it meant my little baby girl was growing up, but it also reminded me of Will eating. Now he's a fantastic eater (we just discovered he loves Calimari-or Calimolly's as he calls them) but for the first 20 or so months of his life that boy did not like eating and it was always quite the experience to get him to eat anything at all. Well as you can see from the pictures, she LOVED rice cereal. Oatmeal followed the next week and was just as much of a hit. These pics are all from her first meal and she was shoveling that cereal in-by the end she had the bowl and the spoon and was trying it herself because I could not get it in there fast enough! No pics of this, but we tried peas today and she ate a whole stage one carton in one sitting.

She also had her first bible class last month. She did great and can sit up for about 20 minutes before she tuckers out. We're still working on adjusting her schedule for church so she's not so tired through class.

She also met DeDad (my Dad's Dad) for the first time. That's one of the reasons we were in Florida-it was his 95th birthday party. My sister, her girls, my brother, his wife and son, my folks, and my kids and me all drove to Florida last week and spent a few days there with DeDad. We stopped for a few days at the beach on our way home. I had to post that picture of Will "holding" her as she slides down his lap onto the sand. I think it's so funny next to the one of Macy loving on her!
So that's some of Maggie's big month. She just started that backwards crawl, so I'm starting to worry that the "real" crawl is comin' soon. She rolls all over the place, loves to stand up holding onto your fingers, laughs and smiles all day and is about to be out of the Swaddlers diapers and into a size 3-you Moms know how sad that day is! I'm already starting to backtrack my way out of "two kids is enough for me!"