Today is Saturday and it is 5:58 AM and I'm UP. Been up, in fact since 5:22. The reason is that I'm packing our bags and getting breakfast ready because today is Game Day! After dropping Bella off in Conroe, Will, Jacob and I are off to Austin to make the 2:30 kick off of Jacob's very first UT Football Game!!! The Longhorns are playing Oklahoma State. UT is currently ranked #1, at the Missouri game last week there were more than 98,000 attendees at the game, so it is going to be exciting and loud! Oh - also wanted to mention for those that knew how we were all very sick last week and the week before - I'm really happy to report that everyone is much better and we are back on track. OK, I'm off to finish what I need to get done but I wanted to share my excitement with everyone - look for us in the end zone if you are watching the game!
Friday, October 17, 2008
These are pictures of the pack and play I'm selling in tomorrow's garage sale. I'm posting them up for a friend because for some reason I can't attach them by email. I think it is because my new camera saves the images to some huge format and I don't know how to shrink them down. Anyways here it is.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I like the the crispy cool mornings and the particular slant of the sunlight in the afternoons. I also like the food and festivals and family togetherness. Here is what all we have been up to so far this Fall...there's photos, slide shows, and video, so enjoy!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This is totally just a “brag about my kids” post! The new gate is installed and works great! I feel a huge sense of freedom as now Bella can roam safely anywhere downstairs. She is at that age where she gets into EVERYTHING. She is very curious and patters around grabbing things and making messes – just what an almost 14 month old should be doing! She is becoming quite the talker, here is a list of words she is saying these days: Mama Dadda Frodo (“Brother”) Hi Bye Ball Shoe No, No, No (Complete with index finger shaking and disapproving face) Dah (Dog) What’s That? There she is! (in response to “Where’s Bella?”) Thank you Words she is signing: More Bye Hi Eat Drink Jacob is getting more and more grown up each day. He loves to tell very long, complicated silly stories and also to play pretend with his stuffed animals and action figures, he’ll come up with all these different voices and characters, it’s really funny. He’s also becoming more aware of his surroundings and generally how the world works. For instance he understands now if you tell him that something is coming up on Saturday or that we’ll eat dinner at 6:30. He has always called the fountains at the front of our neighborhood “water falls” but then the other day he told us, “I know that really they are water fountains and not water falls but lets make the choice to say waterfalls, OK guys?” Bella has been inordinately fussy and refusing normally beloved foods like goldfish and wheat crackers so we tilted her upside down and took a peak and poor girls back gums look like raw hamburger – she is getting in some monster teeth back there – poor baby! I guess it hurts her to crunch on things, it also explains something that happened the other day. I gave her some crackers spread with peanut butter/jelly and I went to change the laundry and could hear her saying “ah oh” (you know like “oops”) and I knew she was throwing food on the floor because she always chunks stuff off the high chair and then says “Ah oh” and peers down over the edge like “where’d it go?” . So I go in and sure enough the crackers are all over the floor – but JUST the crackers, each one licked absolutely clean of any trace of PB&J! She’s a funny baby. That’s really it, not a lot going on in our world, just gearing up for Jacob’s make-up birthday party this weekend and I’m reminded of how pathetic it is that I still haven’t blogged Bella’s birthday photos. Oh well, I’ll get to it when I can.