Archive for September, 2008

29
Sep
08

Who doesn’t love surprises?

Today is officially the start of James ‘birthday week.’  His big 3-0 is actually 4 days away but in our family we like to celebrate all week just to make it more fun.  Well, who doesn’t love surprises on your birthday week?  This is what James got today.

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From September 2008

You see, James wanted to go to IHOP after 5 o’clock church today because they have his favorite pancakes and he is entitled because it is his birthday week.  If you can’t tell from the pics, James got his car stereo jacked from his car in the IHOP parking lot on Cesar Chavez today. (As if his 1997 Nissan Altima wasn’t hooptie enough, now he gets to drive around for awhile with a missing front passenger window and car stereo!) We took 2 cars to church and thankfully my car wasn’t broken into which was parked right next to his. I guess they figured mine has a car alarm which it does.

Here’s to hoping James birthday week gets better! Love you hon!

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26
Sep
08

big sis, lil’ bro

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24
Sep
08

5 months

It’s true, our little man is already 5 months old.  Soon he will be half a year old, then we’ll blink and it will be time for him to step on Kyle Field as the quarterback for the Aggies.  😉

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From September 2008

Mommy just had to take the embarrassing nudie shot because babies bottoms are just too cute!

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19
Sep
08

the poopoo princess gown

As I was napping today, (“How could you take a nap with 3 kids?” you ask.  Well because I am just now getting over strep throat which I’ve had since Monday night and my dear sweet husband has worked from home the whole week so he could take care of me and the kids!!!  I know I’m totally spoiled by him!!  Thanks babe!) I was awoken by Ella running in my room and screaming “I poopoo’d in the potty mommy!!”  Now this is something of a feat because we have been trying for her to poopoo in the potty for the past 6 months (oh the joys of potty training!).  I got out of bed and looked at James and asked, “Is it true?!?”  “Yep!” he replied and we both looked lovingly at the Disney princess nightgown….

You see, we have been racking our brains trying to find something to bribe Ella with for her to poo in the potty.  Chuck E Cheese, ice cream, wrapped presents, and wearing ‘big girl panties’ all were laughed at by her.  Until one day last week I was noticing how Ella and Rilyn love wearing their nightgowns to bed each night.  You see, they only have one nightgown each and they beg and plead to wear it each night and they are heartbroken when I tell them it must be washed before they can wear it again (because really, that could be a long time with my laundry skills).  So I decided to buy one more Disney Princess night gown, (because you can’t beat Disney Princess in my girls eyes), and that would be the bribe.  James instituted my plan this week since I was bedridden and he did it brilliantly because he added a twist.  He brought out the oh so beautiful nightgown and told both girls this was a nightgown that only the girl who went poopoo in the potty last could wear that night.  He looked at Ella, “Did you go poopoo in the potty today?”  Ella goes right into tears.  Rilyn pipes up, “I did daddy!  Oh I’m so excited, what a surprise!  I get this nightgown!”  Ella goes right to the potty but to no avail.  She is in too much distress to even push out a pebble.  😉  Rilyn wears the gown for the night and Ella is heartbroken.  (Hooray!  Just where we want her!)

And that leads us to today where we decided to leave Ella naked from the waist down and keep reminding her of the gown.  Well, here is the picture to prove it worked! (At least it worked once. Hopefully this will continue!!)

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So what did I learn from all this? If vanity worked now, James and I are in for it big time when they hit puberty!!

16
Sep
08

Not for those with a weak stomach…

I know there will be a lot of upcoming ‘firsts’ for Asher in these next months, so let’s get the ball rolling…

Tonight was his first try at eating rice cereal.  What can I say?  It’s not like I can blame him for not loving the paste-flavored mush.  😉

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“What’s this new toy you’re putting in my mouth?”

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“WHOA! This is funky!!!”

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“Asher, I think you gotta little something hanging right there.”

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“Oh, how embarrassing! I’m not ready for my close-up!!”

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“The spoon tastes waaaaaaay better mommy.”

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“Show’s over. Where’s the clean-up crew?”

09
Sep
08

Ella’s first day

Ella had her first day of preschool today.  She was so excited to go since sister has already been going now for 2 weeks.

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Anna Richardson, Ella’s best friend, is in her class (Miss Misty’s Monkeys!), so we thought it would be cute to dress them alike!  Here they are at the donut store this morning.

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07
Sep
08

Happy Grandparents Day!

We love you Grandpa and Grandma!!

We love you Papaw Bear and Oma!!

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