Dec 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Click the tree to see our Christmas pictures!
Well, I survived Christmas. I would say we all made out like bandits, ESPECIALLY Austin & Christopher. Its been a good weekend thus far. We went to the
Electric Safari at our local zoo. It was amazing to see the animals at night instead of in the day like usual. The lights were incredible too, amost one million lights!! We fed the giraffes, and one of them kept trying to lick us. Next we went to see the Hippos, which are usually pretty boring, but not that night! One of the hippos was playing with a ball in dry land; rolling and bouncing and slamming it into the wall. He finally got it into the water and he kept making it splash out of the water. The otters were as charming as usual. The primates were incredible though. I saw a pregnant silverback gorilla making her nest for the night. The males were sleeping, as it seemed they had a long day and made "primitave art" all over the glass with their poo. And of course I had to go visit the baby orangutan and his mama.
Friday we went to the curch down the street to drive through the lights display. We go every year and are never disapointed.
Saturday Bobby got off work at 11am and we had a laid back at home day. After dinner we watched the Polar Express, drank hot chocolate and then got ready for santa. Austin left a gift for Santa he made and they set out cookies and milk. This morning, they found
this note from Santa, it says

Dear Austin, Christopher & Matthew,

Thank-you both so much for the cookies and milk you left for me. It was very refreshing to get a nice snack and rest on my way through. Whoever decorated them did a fabulous job, I almost felt bad eating them because they looked so nice!!
I hope you enjoy your gifts I brought you this year. Take good care of them; I tried to get you everything on your list. I do have to say, some of the requests were a bit unusual.

I hope you boys have a very merry Christmas. Keep up the good work so you can stay on my “Nice” list. Austin, please stay kind to your brothers. Christopher, continue to work on being a good sport, by not crying. Matthew, teething is hard work, good luck! Listen to your parents and be nice to one another.

Love,
Santa Claus

P.S. Austin, thank-you for the gift, it was very thoughtful of you to think of me. Not many little boys and girls give gifts to me!

They were pleased with all their gifts, and I don't think I have seen them for more than 20 minutes since they got their new toys. Matthew is worn out, he has been napping most of the day today; which is fine, we are all still sick over here.
Anyways, Happy Everything to everyone.

Merry Christmas!

Click the tree to see our Christmas pictures!
Well, I survived Christmas. I would say we all made out like bandits, ESPECIALLY Austin & Christopher. Its been a good weekend thus far. We went to the
Electric Safari at our local zoo. It was amazing to see the animals at night instead of in the day like usual. The lights were incredible too, amost one million lights!! We fed the giraffes, and one of them kept trying to lick us. Next we went to see the Hippos, which are usually pretty boring, but not that night! One of the hippos was playing with a ball in dry land; rolling and bouncing and slamming it into the wall. He finally got it into the water and he kept making it splash out of the water. The otters were as charming as usual. The primates were incredible though. I saw a pregnant silverback gorilla making her nest for the night. The males were sleeping, as it seemed they had a long day and made "primitave art" all over the glass with their poo. And of course I had to go visit the baby orangutan and his mama.
Friday we went to the curch down the street to drive through the lights display. We go every year and are never disapointed.
Saturday Bobby got off work at 11am and we had a laid back at home day. After dinner we watched the Polar Express, drank hot chocolate and then got ready for santa. Austin left a gift for Santa he made and they set out cookies and milk. This morning, they found
this note from Santa, it says

Dear Austin, Christopher & Matthew,

Thank-you both so much for the cookies and milk you left for me. It was very refreshing to get a nice snack and rest on my way through. Whoever decorated them did a fabulous job, I almost felt bad eating them because they looked so nice!!
I hope you enjoy your gifts I brought you this year. Take good care of them; I tried to get you everything on your list. I do have to say, some of the requests were a bit unusual.

I hope you boys have a very merry Christmas. Keep up the good work so you can stay on my “Nice” list. Austin, please stay kind to your brothers. Christopher, continue to work on being a good sport, by not crying. Matthew, teething is hard work, good luck! Listen to your parents and be nice to one another.

Love,
Santa Claus

P.S. Austin, thank-you for the gift, it was very thoughtful of you to think of me. Not many little boys and girls give gifts to me!

They were pleased with all their gifts, and I don't think I have seen them for more than 20 minutes since they got their new toys. Matthew is worn out, he has been napping most of the day today; which is fine, we are all still sick over here.
Anyways, Happy Everything to everyone.

Dec 16, 2005

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Dec 13, 2005

$8.75

I went to the Salvation Army today, and lookie what I got!! The kitty loves them! It's a Leapstart Learning Table, a roll around gumball machine, and a peek a block elephant.

The table looked like it had been stored outside, so I did not know if it was worth the $7, not sure it worked. The Elephant was TOTALLY worth $1 and had working batteries. The gumball machine was FILTHY, disgusting, but for .75 I figured even if it did not work it would be ok.

With some fresh AAs and bleach water, the table works just fine. The gumball machine however could not be wiped clean. It looked like someone had poured yogurt and an ashtray in it. SO, I took it apart and soaked each piece in lysol water. When I was putting it back together I noticed a wire was not connected, so I soldered it back together and now it work nearly perfect. I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!!!

Gumball toy- Retail $19.99 for a savings of $19.24
Elephant toy - Retail $19.99 for a savings of $18.99
Leapstart Learning Table - Retail $44.99 for a savings of $37.99

Total savings - $76.22!!!!!

$8.75

I went to the Salvation Army today, and lookie what I got!! The kitty loves them! It's a Leapstart Learning Table, a roll around gumball machine, and a peek a block elephant.

The table looked like it had been stored outside, so I did not know if it was worth the $7, not sure it worked. The Elephant was TOTALLY worth $1 and had working batteries. The gumball machine was FILTHY, disgusting, but for .75 I figured even if it did not work it would be ok.

With some fresh AAs and bleach water, the table works just fine. The gumball machine however could not be wiped clean. It looked like someone had poured yogurt and an ashtray in it. SO, I took it apart and soaked each piece in lysol water. When I was putting it back together I noticed a wire was not connected, so I soldered it back together and now it work nearly perfect. I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!!!

Gumball toy- Retail $19.99 for a savings of $19.24
Elephant toy - Retail $19.99 for a savings of $18.99
Leapstart Learning Table - Retail $44.99 for a savings of $37.99

Total savings - $76.22!!!!!

Dec 10, 2005

Nine months, wow.





My baby is NINE months old...I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by. It seems like just yesterday he was placed upon my chest. Really, it seems like just yesterday they were all making an appearance into my life. I can still see Christopher's sweet face and cone head. Austin's scared little face, pale skin and hollow eyes. And I still can remember the amazement at Matthew's exciting birth, attended only by nurses. He seemed so tiny, yet so perfect. In the last nine months, this kid has seen it all: An air show, a Nascar race, the zoo, an almost 3,000 mile road trip, 2 movies, a state fair, a baseball game (15 minutes at least before we were rained out), and survived a weekend with my husband's family. This kid has done it all!

Last night he had his first taste of Ramen Noodles, nothing he will have often, but I wanted to give him a taste. The other picture is me over 25 years ago sleeping in my own Ramen Noodles.

Obviously, noodles are exciting as you can see by our expressions.

Lots of fun to be had yesterday, Bobby, Matthew and I went to the mall just to walk. Matthew napped in his sling and we ran into a neighbor and his little boy Connor who just turned one. We also spotted Santa, in the food court, who was eating a Subway sub (hopefully not on the Subway diet, I would hate for 2006 to yield a less Jolly old saint Nick). We poked around the Discovery Channel store and agreed that we are both nerds. Bobby got his wedding ring sized up more than a full size and I got mine inspected and cleaned, and Matthew was quite taken with some stuffed bears they were selling to raise money for Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. We also got personalized Christmas ornaments in lieu of our tradition of each member picking out their own ornament. We ended up saving a ton of money and got family keep-sakes that can be cherished for many years to come.

Nine months, wow.





My baby is NINE months old...I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by. It seems like just yesterday he was placed upon my chest. Really, it seems like just yesterday they were all making an appearance into my life. I can still see Christopher's sweet face and cone head. Austin's scared little face, pale skin and hollow eyes. And I still can remember the amazement at Matthew's exciting birth, attended only by nurses. He seemed so tiny, yet so perfect. In the last nine months, this kid has seen it all: An air show, a Nascar race, the zoo, an almost 3,000 mile road trip, 2 movies, a state fair, a baseball game (15 minutes at least before we were rained out), and survived a weekend with my husband's family. This kid has done it all!

Last night he had his first taste of Ramen Noodles, nothing he will have often, but I wanted to give him a taste. The other picture is me over 25 years ago sleeping in my own Ramen Noodles.

Obviously, noodles are exciting as you can see by our expressions.

Lots of fun to be had yesterday, Bobby, Matthew and I went to the mall just to walk. Matthew napped in his sling and we ran into a neighbor and his little boy Connor who just turned one. We also spotted Santa, in the food court, who was eating a Subway sub (hopefully not on the Subway diet, I would hate for 2006 to yield a less Jolly old saint Nick). We poked around the Discovery Channel store and agreed that we are both nerds. Bobby got his wedding ring sized up more than a full size and I got mine inspected and cleaned, and Matthew was quite taken with some stuffed bears they were selling to raise money for Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. We also got personalized Christmas ornaments in lieu of our tradition of each member picking out their own ornament. We ended up saving a ton of money and got family keep-sakes that can be cherished for many years to come.

Dec 3, 2005

oh

This is Austin's catch phrase. I LOVE my little boy so much, but sometime he is just a flake. Today he was looking at the dictionary to find out how to spell 'mountain' for his list to Santa.
He sees a picture of a cloverleaf highway in the dictionary and says "wow mom, look at this road. It looks like a 4-leaf clover!" I asked him what the name of it was, and he said "cloverleaf highway". I said to him "why do you think they named it that?" He gets a blank look and said "I don't know?" I resisted slapping my forehead and saying "D'Oh!" and calmly asked him... "What did you say it looked like?" and he said "a clover", and I said "what did you say it was called?" he states "a clover leaf highway". I lift my eyebrows and he says "oh". I love my ditzy little boy!

oh

This is Austin's catch phrase. I LOVE my little boy so much, but sometime he is just a flake. Today he was looking at the dictionary to find out how to spell 'mountain' for his list to Santa.
He sees a picture of a cloverleaf highway in the dictionary and says "wow mom, look at this road. It looks like a 4-leaf clover!" I asked him what the name of it was, and he said "cloverleaf highway". I said to him "why do you think they named it that?" He gets a blank look and said "I don't know?" I resisted slapping my forehead and saying "D'Oh!" and calmly asked him... "What did you say it looked like?" and he said "a clover", and I said "what did you say it was called?" he states "a clover leaf highway". I lift my eyebrows and he says "oh". I love my ditzy little boy!

Nov 19, 2005

"I cannot control my eyes"

Last night we let the kids stay up, we were waiting for a family member to stop by on the way through... The baby crashed around 7pm, and the boys and Bobby and I all played Mario Party 7 and then the boys watched Batman Begins. Around 11 (a quarter of the way into the movie) Austin asked to go to bed. Christopher was asking tired, but insisted he could stay up. An hour later he was singing a diferent tune. He kept cuddling up with Dez (the cat) and finally he said "I cannot control my eyes!" Bobby and I both bust up laughing. He then said "They keep falling down, so I am going to bed, ok?" He was halfway through the movie and we told him to go up and go to sleep. At 12:59am the family member called and said she was staying the night in Denver and would see us in the morning. Its now 10:44am the next day and we still have not heard a thing. I am starting to wonder if maybe she decided just not to come and didn't tell us. This weekend we need to get groceries for T-day and go fix our friends' computers.

"I cannot control my eyes"

Last night we let the kids stay up, we were waiting for a family member to stop by on the way through... The baby crashed around 7pm, and the boys and Bobby and I all played Mario Party 7 and then the boys watched Batman Begins. Around 11 (a quarter of the way into the movie) Austin asked to go to bed. Christopher was asking tired, but insisted he could stay up. An hour later he was singing a diferent tune. He kept cuddling up with Dez (the cat) and finally he said "I cannot control my eyes!" Bobby and I both bust up laughing. He then said "They keep falling down, so I am going to bed, ok?" He was halfway through the movie and we told him to go up and go to sleep. At 12:59am the family member called and said she was staying the night in Denver and would see us in the morning. Its now 10:44am the next day and we still have not heard a thing. I am starting to wonder if maybe she decided just not to come and didn't tell us. This weekend we need to get groceries for T-day and go fix our friends' computers.

Nov 18, 2005

Electronic Leashes


Got Austin some high range 2 way radios... that way I can get a hold of him when he's out playing at the end of the block. I like the peace of mind I get knowing he can play outside without me hovering over him, yet I can reach him at a moments notice without having to go searching for him.

Its very cute though, he's trying to learn how to use them and has not figured out how the talk button works. Sometimes he keeps the button on AFTER he's done talking, sometimes the button is not held down long enough.

Electronic Leashes


Got Austin some high range 2 way radios... that way I can get a hold of him when he's out playing at the end of the block. I like the peace of mind I get knowing he can play outside without me hovering over him, yet I can reach him at a moments notice without having to go searching for him.

Its very cute though, he's trying to learn how to use them and has not figured out how the talk button works. Sometimes he keeps the button on AFTER he's done talking, sometimes the button is not held down long enough.

Nov 15, 2005

Quest for a good Photo

Not sure if you have noticed or not, but 75% of my photos are of the kids in their pajamas... not sure why, maybe because they are so rummy and delerious they take good photos, maybe the mood hits me at night to take pics, who knows.

Here are some outakes....

No, I do NOT drug my children!!

Oh look! A 3 headed crabby-baby in its natural habitat!

Mmmmmm, lens cap!

Ok, we are SO done with this mom.


And the keeper! Of twenty four pictures, this was the first....yes, the first one I took. All I have to say is thank goodness for digital, I cannot imagine paying $6 for developing, plus the cost of film to get one good picture out of 24! Ahhhh, I love my children though.

Quest for a good Photo

Not sure if you have noticed or not, but 75% of my photos are of the kids in their pajamas... not sure why, maybe because they are so rummy and delerious they take good photos, maybe the mood hits me at night to take pics, who knows.

Here are some outakes....

No, I do NOT drug my children!!

Oh look! A 3 headed crabby-baby in its natural habitat!

Mmmmmm, lens cap!

Ok, we are SO done with this mom.


And the keeper! Of twenty four pictures, this was the first....yes, the first one I took. All I have to say is thank goodness for digital, I cannot imagine paying $6 for developing, plus the cost of film to get one good picture out of 24! Ahhhh, I love my children though.

Nov 14, 2005

Payback is a…..

I could never understand why my mother did not enjoy school musical concerts... I mean how could you NOT love seeing your darling baby on stage singing his/her heart out?? Mom always told me.... "Wait until you have children!" Well guess what mom, I have three!!! And you were right, I was wrong... can I have some catsup with my crow?? Tonight was the district choir concert... 45 minutes of us sitting in the middle school gym while they rehearse, and then 1:15 minutes of listening to my darlings, as well as 5 other schools of some strangers' darlings. The theme was music from around the world. The night had some great moments... one of the schools sang "Three Blind Mice", yet there was some small differences, I will list the lyrics below, see if you can spot the differences.

Three sightless rodents, three sightless rodents,
Observe how they navigate, observe how they navigate.
They all pursued the agriculturalist's spouse,
Who severed their posterior appendages with a culinary object.
Have you ever observed such a phenomenon in your existence
As three sightless rodents.

Another school sang the GnR song "Sweet Child of Mine", I may have shed a tear or two, but I seem to be a little hormonal lately...

Christopher and Austin did a little dance to the song "Draw me a Bucket of Water". It was a little song where a group of four joined hands and each verse a child stepped into the circle, hard to explain, but once it was done they joined hands and ran in a circle. Chris was the smallest in his group and tripped his circle three times. Another time the only girl in the group was spun all the way off the ground. It was quite cute, though my little Christopher was QUITE antsy. Austin seems to have gotten over his stage fright, this is his second musical performance this year, and he does quite well now... last year he was the deer-in-the-headlights, hands-in-out-pocket, sing-only-when-we-are-feeling-extra-brave type performer. I have a lot to be proud of, I have good boys.

Speaking of good boys, Matthew was QUITE patient with all the chaos at the recital. I did end up retreating to the hall once, but generally I was very impressed.

So, all in all, the night was fine, though at times I thought it would never end.... at least this is the last concert for a while.... unless they do a winter concert! Uhhhhhggggggggg!

Payback is a.....

I could never understand why my mother did not enjoy school musical concerts... I mean how could you NOT love seeing your darling baby on stage singing his/her heart out?? Mom always told me.... "Wait until you have children!" Well guess what mom, I have three!!! And you were right, I was wrong... can I have some catsup with my crow?? Tonight was the district choir concert... 45 minutes of us sitting in the middle school gym while they rehearse, and then 1:15 minutes of listening to my darlings, as well as 5 other schools of some strangers' darlings. The theme was music from around the world. The night had some great moments... one of the schools sang "Three Blind Mice", yet there was some small differences, I will list the lyrics below, see if you can spot the differences.

Three sightless rodents, three sightless rodents,
Observe how they navigate, observe how they navigate.
They all pursued the agriculturalist's spouse,
Who severed their posterior appendages with a culinary object.
Have you ever observed such a phenomenon in your existence
As three sightless rodents.

Another school sang the GnR song "Sweet Child of Mine", I may have shed a tear or two, but I seem to be a little hormonal lately...

Christopher and Austin did a little dance to the song "Draw me a Bucket of Water". It was a little song where a group of four joined hands and each verse a child stepped into the circle, hard to explain, but once it was done they joined hands and ran in a circle. Chris was the smallest in his group and tripped his circle three times. Another time the only girl in the group was spun all the way off the ground. It was quite cute, though my little Christopher was QUITE antsy. Austin seems to have gotten over his stage fright, this is his second musical performance this year, and he does quite well now... last year he was the deer-in-the-headlights, hands-in-out-pocket, sing-only-when-we-are-feeling-extra-brave type performer. I have a lot to be proud of, I have good boys.

Speaking of good boys, Matthew was QUITE patient with all the chaos at the recital. I did end up retreating to the hall once, but generally I was very impressed.

So, all in all, the night was fine, though at times I thought it would never end.... at least this is the last concert for a while.... unless they do a winter concert! Uhhhhhggggggggg!

Nov 13, 2005

Haircuts



So, I finally cut the boys hair. They loved it long, but I wanted to trim it up. Austin decided to keep his long, but Chris waffled and decided to get it cut like a boys in a photo book. Austin's cut is so cute because his end curl a bit and he has more body. Austin was meant to have long hair, he looks so cute!

Haircuts



So, I finally cut the boys hair. They loved it long, but I wanted to trim it up. Austin decided to keep his long, but Chris waffled and decided to get it cut like a boys in a photo book. Austin's cut is so cute because his end curl a bit and he has more body. Austin was meant to have long hair, he looks so cute!

Nov 12, 2005

We have "dada"

Matthew started saying dada. This is AFTER I told my friend on Thursday about my concern of his lack of consanents. Aparently he listened. Dada is tickled pink! :)

We have "dada"

Matthew started saying dada. This is AFTER I told my friend on Thursday about my concern of his lack of consanents. Aparently he listened. Dada is tickled pink! :)

Nov 7, 2005

I can claim my children!

All the time I hear how much my children look like their father. Well they do, but NO ONE ever says they look like me. In fact, Bobby even had someone ask if ANY of our kids were mine. UHG! Thanks to my dad for sending a picture of me as a baby so I could photoshop a group setting. So, here are me and two of my three children.

I can claim my children!

All the time I hear how much my children look like their father. Well they do, but NO ONE ever says they look like me. In fact, Bobby even had someone ask if ANY of our kids were mine. UHG! Thanks to my dad for sending a picture of me as a baby so I could photoshop a group setting. So, here are me and two of my three children.

Nov 6, 2005

WARNING!!! 2.5 Chickens were harmed in the making of this entry!!



Today there was a chicken massacre in my house... the primary culprit in their demise was Christopher. How a 50 pound boy could consume 5 chicken legs, peas, and pasta salad is beyond me. I ate two legs and am full, Austin ate 2, and daddy ate 4. My little carnivore Christopher is a birdy killer.

WARNING!!! 2.5 Chickens were harmed in the making of this entry!!



Today there was a chicken massacre in my house... the primary culprit in their demise was Christopher. How a 50 pound boy could consume 5 chicken legs, peas, and pasta salad is beyond me. I ate two legs and am full, Austin ate 2, and daddy ate 4. My little carnivore Christopher is a birdy killer.

Nothing, nothing, and more nothing!

I have no life... I have done absolutly nothing in the last month. I attribute a lot of it to having Bobby home 24/7. I am starting to get cabin fever...

I have had brief moments to break up the monotony.... lets see.

Saturday October 29th I had my fall cleaning...my house is already trashed, but hey, I have THREE boys and a husband out of work... what can you expect?? We celebrated their hard work my going to Wal-Mart and letting them pick out toys. We then went to the dollar theater and saw Charile and the Chocolate Factory.

Sunday we celebrated Christopher's birthday. We had a family celebration with cake & presents, with the grand finale being a treasure map to Christopher's new bicycle.

Monday we went trick or treating. My little Tigger did not like the event as much as Spiderman & Harry Potter. Harry and Spidey made out like bandits, each filling their pumpkin in less than an hour.





Matthew has a cold.... his first one, and we are all miserable. Poor little guy is not sleeping or nursing well.

Well, I must go tend to my little one, he's yelling at me again!

Nothing, nothing, and more nothing!

I have no life... I have done absolutly nothing in the last month. I attribute a lot of it to having Bobby home 24/7. I am starting to get cabin fever...

I have had brief moments to break up the monotony.... lets see.

Saturday October 29th I had my fall cleaning...my house is already trashed, but hey, I have THREE boys and a husband out of work... what can you expect?? We celebrated their hard work my going to Wal-Mart and letting them pick out toys. We then went to the dollar theater and saw Charile and the Chocolate Factory.

Sunday we celebrated Christopher's birthday. We had a family celebration with cake & presents, with the grand finale being a treasure map to Christopher's new bicycle.

Monday we went trick or treating. My little Tigger did not like the event as much as Spiderman & Harry Potter. Harry and Spidey made out like bandits, each filling their pumpkin in less than an hour.





Matthew has a cold.... his first one, and we are all miserable. Poor little guy is not sleeping or nursing well.

Well, I must go tend to my little one, he's yelling at me again!

Oct 29, 2005

Cleaning Made Fun

This morning I tried an experiment... it was something I thought up while relaxing in the tub last night trying to will myself to sleep. I made three lists: A list of chores for Mommy, chores for the boys, and then listed all the rooms for a third list. Then we rolled dice to see what chores we would do. So while I am vacuuming, the kids are cleaning their room. Then when we were done with individual chores we knocked out a room at a time, dusting, cleaning, and organizing. It was fun for both of us because the boys liked rolling the dice and chosing a room, and I liked the help. I was so impressed with their work that afterwards we celebrated by getting a couple toys at the store and then catching a family movie at the dollar theater.

Tomorrow we are celebrating Christopher's birthday.... we got him a bicycle... but Shhhh, don't tell!! Hehehe

Cleaning Made Fun

This morning I tried an experiment... it was something I thought up while relaxing in the tub last night trying to will myself to sleep. I made three lists: A list of chores for Mommy, chores for the boys, and then listed all the rooms for a third list. Then we rolled dice to see what chores we would do. So while I am vacuuming, the kids are cleaning their room. Then when we were done with individual chores we knocked out a room at a time, dusting, cleaning, and organizing. It was fun for both of us because the boys liked rolling the dice and chosing a room, and I liked the help. I was so impressed with their work that afterwards we celebrated by getting a couple toys at the store and then catching a family movie at the dollar theater.

Tomorrow we are celebrating Christopher's birthday.... we got him a bicycle... but Shhhh, don't tell!! Hehehe

Oct 25, 2005

More fun with Paint Shop Pro X















I really enjoy this program. My family is all so artistic...I always felt I was the only one without a creative bone in my body. Guess I have a LITTLE creativity in me afterall!

More fun with Paint Shop Pro X















I really enjoy this program. My family is all so artistic...I always felt I was the only one without a creative bone in my body. Guess I have a LITTLE creativity in me afterall!

I love this man!!

So, before running off to a meeting at work, DH leaves this note in my laptop.

"I just wanted to tell you that you are the best thing to ever happened to me. You are a wonderful mother and I would never change anything about you. You’re the only thing that keeps me going when things get down. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I love you so much".

Awwwww, what a sweet man!! I love you too hon!

I love this man!!

So, before running off to a meeting at work, DH leaves this note in my laptop.

"I just wanted to tell you that you are the best thing to ever happened to me. You are a wonderful mother and I would never change anything about you. You’re the only thing that keeps me going when things get down. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I love you so much".

Awwwww, what a sweet man!! I love you too hon!

Oct 22, 2005

Oh you Rebel you!!

Finally, my precious, you are mine, mine, MINE!!! Heeheee haaa haaa hooooo hooooo!

I am in love with a camera. It may be sinful, it may be wrong, but I loooooooove my new Rebel XT digial camera. And why do I love it?? Because I can get totally amazing pictures of the ones I love!





Matthew - 7 1/2 Months














Christopher - 8 on the 31st




















Austin - 9 1/2
(w/ Matthew)










Is it even legal to be this darn cute???

Thank-you Cannon, you make cute kids even cuter!!!

Oh you Rebel you!!

Finally, my precious, you are mine, mine, MINE!!! Heeheee haaa haaa hooooo hooooo!

I am in love with a camera. It may be sinful, it may be wrong, but I loooooooove my new Rebel XT digial camera. And why do I love it?? Because I can get totally amazing pictures of the ones I love!





Matthew - 7 1/2 Months














Christopher - 8 on the 31st




















Austin - 9 1/2
(w/ Matthew)










Is it even legal to be this darn cute???

Thank-you Cannon, you make cute kids even cuter!!!

Oct 21, 2005

Story of the Traveling Dirty Baby Jammies

Back in 2004 I joined a group of mommies who were pregnant just like me; we were all due in March '05. Talk of morning sickness, hemorrhoids, and ultrasound pictures does wonders for female bonding. I have met several ladies whom I will consider lifetime friends, but the most special of all is my dear friend Terri. We have a lot in common and her seriously funny wit can put any situation in a new perspective. After her son was born, she shared several pictures through the weeks and months of her darling baby Zane, and I noticed how great her fashion sense is. One outfit I particularly loved is pictured below.... Zane's Foxy Jammies. These were passed onto Terri by a friend of hers with equally nice baby fashion sense....



Baby Zane, doing what he does best... walking!! :)




(Click the subject title of this post, or here to see Zane's daddy's amazing t-shirt website! Better yet, click both and see his website & t-shirt page!)



Well, babies have a tendency to grow, and they do it so fast that if you blink, you miss it. Zane tends to have this talent down pact, even more so than my puny little Matthew, whom at 7 months was still under 16 lbs. Knowing how much I LOVED these jammies, Terri made an offer I could not refuse..... she offered to mail them to me! One catch, I had to wait for her husband to wash them. In my attempt to conserve water *wink, wink* I told Terri to send them dirty, since I would have to wash them with my own detergent anyways. Thus the legend of the dirty baby jammies was born.

Just a few short days later a package arrived from USPS. I was so excited! My DH Bobby asked "so, what is in the package?" to which I replied "dirty jammies". He held me close and said "oh really?" I laughed and pulled the jammies out of the envelope... I almost think I saw him shed a tear. All he said was "oh", and walked off.




Baby Matthew, enjoying his Foxy Jammies.




Some day I hope to find another baby hip and cool enough to pass these jammies onto, hopefully one who appreciates the legend of the dirty baby jammies...because you know what? I am not sure I feel like doing laundry...hehehe.

Story of the Traveling Dirty Baby Jammies

Back in 2004 I joined a group of mommies who were pregnant just like me; we were all due in March '05. Talk of morning sickness, hemorrhoids, and ultrasound pictures does wonders for female bonding. I have met several ladies whom I will consider lifetime friends, but the most special of all is my dear friend Terri. We have a lot in common and her seriously funny wit can put any situation in a new perspective. After her son was born, she shared several pictures through the weeks and months of her darling baby Zane, and I noticed how great her fashion sense is. One outfit I particularly loved is pictured below.... Zane's Foxy Jammies. These were passed onto Terri by a friend of hers with equally nice baby fashion sense....



Baby Zane, doing what he does best... walking!! :)




(Click the subject title of this post, or here to see Zane's daddy's amazing t-shirt website! Better yet, click both and see his website & t-shirt page!)



Well, babies have a tendency to grow, and they do it so fast that if you blink, you miss it. Zane tends to have this talent down pact, even more so than my puny little Matthew, whom at 7 months was still under 16 lbs. Knowing how much I LOVED these jammies, Terri made an offer I could not refuse..... she offered to mail them to me! One catch, I had to wait for her husband to wash them. In my attempt to conserve water *wink, wink* I told Terri to send them dirty, since I would have to wash them with my own detergent anyways. Thus the legend of the dirty baby jammies was born.

Just a few short days later a package arrived from USPS. I was so excited! My DH Bobby asked "so, what is in the package?" to which I replied "dirty jammies". He held me close and said "oh really?" I laughed and pulled the jammies out of the envelope... I almost think I saw him shed a tear. All he said was "oh", and walked off.




Baby Matthew, enjoying his Foxy Jammies.




Some day I hope to find another baby hip and cool enough to pass these jammies onto, hopefully one who appreciates the legend of the dirty baby jammies...because you know what? I am not sure I feel like doing laundry...hehehe.