Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zeke's Seventh Birthday

My sweet little boy turned seven today. Kaelyn "helped" Nonnie make the cake and all the family came over to help us sing and celebrate. Fun times.

What do I love about this sweet boy?
-his love for life
-his joy
-his excitement
-the way that he draws people to him...he is a MAGNET!
-his enthusiasm for play
-his kind heart
-his sweet spirit
-his empathy for others
-his hugs and affection for his momma!
-his strong character
-his smile

This face says it all...

Happy Birthday Zekey! I love you to pieces!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kaelyn Comes Face-To-Face with a Poodle

Both of my children have a love for animals that is beyond my comprehension. With this affection, they also have very little respect for animals they do not know. They assume that every dog, cat, horse, or goat is just as friendly as our pet Bucky. It came as no surprise one afternoon that I spoke with Sheyla (our babysitter) to find out that Kaelyn had gotten bitten in the face by a poodle. At first the bite didn't look too bad, but by the following morning, there was so much swelling that I began to get concerned. Mom and I took K in to see the pediatrician and he gave her a strong round of antibiotics for the growing infection. Fortunately, the antibiotics did the job and she healed up pretty quickly...whew.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'Tiny' Little Lillian

Oh...I got to snuggle this little sugar lump on Sunday and she is SOOO yummy! I can't believe how big she has gotten over the last couple of months! And she looks HUGE against tiny Reecie.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kaelyn's Big-Girl Haircut

I reached my breaking point this week with Kaelyn's hair. Nothing suited her and she was forever pulling out her clips and bows, thus leaving her hair in a disheveled mess. Today I took her in to see my stylist, Angel, so that he could work a miracle on her. I instructed him that we would be taking drastic measures to put her hair into some kind of short style so that when she insisted on wearing it down all down...that it wouldn't end up looking like a long, stringy mess.

As Angel picked up the scissors to start cutting he paused and asked, "is she going to panic once she see all the hair I am cutting off?" I responded, "I don't think so...she has personally cut it MUCH shorter than this before so I can't imagine why this would bother her."

Angel cut on Kaelyn's hair for an entire hour and Kaelyn sat patiently watching and waiting. It was amazing. He even pulled out the straightener to style it. As we were leaving, K asked me if I could "please use that hot thing on her hair tomorrow before school." So funny...such a girl to enjoy all that beauty attention and pampering. HA!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Making Cookies with Aunt Reecie

This evening the kids and I went into town to have dinner, hang out, and then spend the night with Uncle Matt and Aunt Reecie. This summer we became very spoiled to share great lengths of time with them and we hadn't had an opportunity to spend the night in the Heights for a while so the kids were super-excited! In preparation for the holidays, Aunt Reecie and Kaelyn decided to practicd their cookie-making skills by creating a practice holiday batch. Kaelyn, being the serious sugar connoisseur that she is, was beside herself with excitement. She waited patiently by the over door for minutes at a time waiting for them to be ready for consumption!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Visit from the Hanna's

Since the Hannas have moved across town to Spring, we don't get to seem them frequently enough! Tonight they came over for dinner and to hang out with our family for a bit. The kids were SOOOOO excited to see each other. Oh how we miss them!

A great game of hide-and-seek...can you believe all three of them fit in there?

Macie decided that I would look better in her bow. Oh, how I love this child. Her passion and love for life is contagious. I could just eat her up!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I know that you will feel safer knowing that in a town, not that far
from your own, 3 superheros are working to fight the evil forces of
this universe.
Happy Halloween!!


The kids and I decided to drive to Brittney Bay this year to trick-or-treat with the Shoups and Broussards. We had a huge group of superheros to guide us through the neighborhood...it was tons of fun!

Sweet Sheyla

The kids and I are extremely blessed to have our babysitter, Sheyla in our lives this year. Sheyla helps entertain Kaelyn after school two days a week and she also watches both kids 1-2 nights a week for me while I work & play indoor soccer. As an after-school project she brought over mix and icing to make cupcakes....yum! Of course both kids were super-excited to work in the kitchen on the cupcakes. We love you Sheyla and I can't imagine how I would get anything done during the week without you...you are the BEST!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Local Reception in Houston

Our First & Last Trip to Dewberry Farms

On Sunday, October 24th, following church, the Hanna's, the Shoup's, my parents, and Nonnie drove out to the other side of Houston to Dewberry Farms (approximately an hour and 45 mins from my house). When we arrived that afternoon, just after lunch, we realized that we were not the only families that had decided to drive our children to take part in such activities that day. The line to enter into the farm was 150 persons long and there were 1000's of people entering into the farm....wow. The grandparents suddenly realized that they needed to run errands so they headed back to Houston (while Bryan tried to slip into the car with them....not so fast BRYAN!!) Crowded does not begin to describe this exciting experience. Good thing the kids seemed to have fun. :)