Thursday, December 20, 2007
We got home and told the boys. Will just rolled his eyes and said..."Good grief!" I know they are excited though. Charlie wanted to see, so I let him see the sonogram pictures. I don't think he could tell anything.
So here we go again and Katie Beth will remain the little princess...but she'll have to grow up tough!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
As far as I know, Keith didn't shoot anything, but I haven't talked to him in a few days, so that may have changed. He's way out in west Texas and doesn't get cell phone reception, so we've only had 2 conversations since he left...both very brief.
Katie Beth is growing so fast. She learned two new tricks while Daddy's been away. She stood without holding on to anything for about 4 seconds. She can also make new noises with her lips and fingers. So cute!! It's hard to believe she is 9 mos old.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Before I took the boys to the doctor, I told Keith that this is the first virus we have "shared" with each other. That includes stomach bugs, croup, sinus junk...everything. For having a 4 and 6 year old, I'd said we have been exceptionally blessed!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Now for some of the better pictures...
We've decided next year Nana and Pappaw get to come along so they can be a part of the memory...instead of being "apart" from the memory. hee-hee
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Will had a special Thanksgiving feast at school. The kindergarteners were indians and the 1st grade were pilgrims. The 5th grade got to chose what they wanted to be. (These ages were chosen because they are studying that time in history.) After singing some Thanksgiving hymns, Will's grade recited a poem, 1st grade did Psalm 100, and the 5th grade recited the Mayflower Compact. Pretty impressive. Then all the families (189 people) stayed for a Thanksgiving Feast in the parking lot. It was really neat and Will had a great time.
We also recently got to have our first visit with Santa. We have never done that before, but the opportunity presented itself for free, so we took advantage of it. Will and Charlie were thrilled. Will took an airplane so that Santa would know what he wanted. Charlie took Waddles the Penguin...mostly because Waddles fell just before we left and had two broken wings, which we mended with band-aids. (Charlie is my sensitive nurturer, if that's how you spell it.) Katie started off well, but it was close to bed time and I think all the excitement and unknown faces quickly became too much. Fun Times!!!
We have so much to be thankful for. God has blessed us beyond what we could ask or think! Hope you all have a wonderful Thankgiving and spend some time thanking the Giver of all good things.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
These pictures of the boys are from our trip to Michigan in September. One of our friends there is a fireman, so of course, the boys got to dress up in their own fireman suits.
This is from Will's first hunting trip. He had a great time, unfortunately, this was the only deer they saw. Also, there were no hogs, but they did get to see some wild turkeys and lots of animal tracks. Will is ready to go again, although I still don't think he really understands "hunting."
Well, you may be asking why I entitled this post "My strange life." Today was Will's 6th birthday party. We had it at Trinity Park down by the Trinity River. Of course, Keith had to work and my mom and mother-in-law were both busy. So that meant I would be doing this party on my own. I decided that having all 3 kids by myself at a park, plus hosting, would be too much. I called a lady from my church who graciously watched Katie Beth for me. I arrived at the park right at 10:00, (when the party was to start) and set up. At 10:15, we were still the only ones there. A guy walks up to me just as the first guest is arriving and asks if I would mind being in a photo shoot. Apparently, they were so struck by my beauty that no one else would do. Ok, truth was they needed a mom and kids and their models had not shown up. I guess I fit the bill. I asked what it was for and he said it is for a guy named Tom Annunziato who is running for State Representative for Fort Worth. The boys and I will be part of his ad campaign. I don't know much about him except that he is just starting, is Republican, and supported Arlene Wohlgemuth, a former Rep. whose daughter was a friend of mine. Hopefully he stands for things I support. Watch your mailboxes if you live in District 99. (Wherever that is, I know it includes me.) They are supposed to email pics, so when I get them I 'll be sure to post them. I guess it's my first official modeling gig...and didn't pay a DIME!!! Oh well, I bet the calls will start rolling in once my face gets out there, then that's when you make the BIG BUCKS!
The other big news in our family is that John and Jennifer are moving to Atlanta. John had a great job opportunity there. He starts Nov 5, Jennifer and the kids will stay here to sell the house and finish out this semester. Then they all leave after Christmas. It will be so weird to not have them here. Not that we see each other that much, but we do some and family gatherings just won't be the same. However, Southwest flies to Birmingham which is only 2 hours from Atlanta, so I plan to be a frequent visitor. Whether they like it or not. :)
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Ok, so I want to know if I've ruined my kids...Keith took Will on his first hunting trip today. I use the term hunting very loosely, he knows they probably won't shoot at anything, but it's a time to bond and get Will acquainted with the whole idea. When we told Will that they were going, it was literally as they were about to get into the car. We acted really excited, hoping that he would realize that this was a huge deal and something he's been talking about for months. His reaction was totally unexpected...he cried. Not a sobbing cry, just a quiet trembling chin that suddenly released big alligator tears. I held him and asked him why he was crying to which he replied, "I don't know." I think the whole thing just overwhelmed him. He finally perked up and they went on their merry way. Keith called tonight to say that they had seen turkeys when they got there, but that he thought Will was ready to come home. We'll see how things go tomorrow. They are due home by noon.
Then there's Charlie...Because Will was getting to do something special, I thought I would take Charlie out tonight and do something special with him. I told him that we were going to go to the mall and play, then eat at Chick-fil-A, then get a new toy at Build-a-bear (something we had put off until now.) He said, "Why don't we just hang out here?" REALLY??? I'm offering you undivided attention, playtime, a new toy and chicken nuggets and you want to stay HOME?? I finally said that he had one more chance to decide and then the offer was off the table. He finally agreed to go. After we got done at build-a-bear, we walked around the mall to a few stores I needed to stop by. I turned around to see Charlie, who always is at least 5 feet behind me, walking through the mall with his shirt pulled up, nursing his new penguin!!!! So, have I taught him to nurture and take care of things, or have I totally confused the poor kid beyond repair? When I asked him what he was doing, he said, "Feeding my penguin." And gave me this look that said, you are a complete moran, you've done this before...remember!
Katie Beth sweetly tagged along on our little adventure. She remains laid back, happy and all smiles...which is exactly what I need! She has 2 bottom teeth and is sitting up very well. She is not showing any signs of crawling yet, but that may be because she usually has two 35 pound brothers sitting on her. They still cannot keep their hands off her and we are working on that. I'm waiting for the day she fights back or just screams at them. She'll be a tough little girl.
Well, it's late and I better close. For some reason, Charlie and Katie Beth won't recognize that we can all sleep in in the morning and will be raring to go by 6:45...uhhh!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Oh, just before we went out of town, I had my first OB appt. with this baby. Everything looked great. My official due date is April 29. And yes, there's only one heartbeat! Our doctor just laughed at us, but was very supportive and encouraging too. If anyone in the Fort Worth area needs a good OB/GYN, I strongly recommend Dr. Beverly Wood.
Well, no time for pictures tonight. It's already 10:45 PM and my allergies almost have my eyes swollen shut. So I'll close for now and try to post some new pictures in the next few days.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
"Are you kiddin' me? What is this stuff you keep poking in my mouth? I keep sticking it back out, but you just don't seem to get it!"
Monday, August 27, 2007
Anyone who knows me very well at all knows that I love all things pregnancy-childbirth related. It was so fun to look back over the pictures from my pregnancy and her birth and be reminded of the blessing that God allows us as moms to be part of a miracle. I know we use that term flippantly in our society, i.e, "If I get there on time with all this traffic, it'll be a miracle." But when you start realizing everthing that must happen to acheive pregnancy, grow and carry a healthy baby, have a healthy mom, deliver a baby and then have that baby go from complete dependence on the mother's body to breathing room air in a matter of seconds...it truly is a miracle.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
Monday, August 20, 2007
The boys were having a ball, Katie...not so much.
Well, this is the kind of stuff we do as moms when our hubby's are at work late into the night, the mall is closed, our kids are being high-energy and we have cabin-fever. (See, we loose all presence of mind and try to bathe all three kids at once, including one who is not sitting up yet.) But these are the joys of motherhood...the smiles, the laughs and even the tears. When I see all of them in one spot, I am reminded again of how blessed I am and what a responbility I have as a steward of these little lives. Lord, help me remember that they are a temporary gift that you have entrusted to me for a few short years. Help me to point them to You!