Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wii are addicted

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It has been very busy around my house. Christmas went on for a week! Like so many of you, we received a Wii for Christmas from Santa. I guess the Elf worked because that was what the kids asked for. Along with that we got Rock Band. Now, night after night we can't stop playing with it. We are addicted! It is so much fun!

Sunday night my husbands family came over for Christmas they drove up from Houston. Grace got on the Drums and Uncle Ryan played the Guitar. That's not the funny part, the babies went crazy! Kelsey, our niece thought it was the greatest thing she had ever seen. She and Ty are both 2 years old. I video taped them with my new Flip video camera! Wow! If you don't have one of those cameras you need to get one. I hope you get a laugh out of it like we did.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Elf on the shelf....

I don't know if you have heard of this or not but last night while we were eating dinner "santa" rang the doorbell. When we answered the door this little Elf was there with a letter from Santa and a book about the Elf. You should have seen the kids eyes when we read the letter to them. They were so excited.

Here is a fun new tradition you can start in your home. Elf on the Shelf is a little elf doll that reports directly to Santa Claus. Kids can tell the elf their Christmas wishes. It was so cute Trey actually went up to the Elf careful not to touch him, "there are specific rules that you are not to touch the elf or his magic will wear off and he won't be able to talk to Santa" and Trey whispered what he wanted for Christmas. They may also want to be on their very best behavior as the Elf on the Shelf has Santa's ear. Some children also like to name their elf. We named our Elf Arnie.
The elf moves around your home during the weeks before Christmas. During the holidays the elf watches the kids carefully during the day. At night when the kids are sleeping the elf magically returns to the North Pole to report to Santa Claus. In the morning the elf appears in a new place which offers a daily hide-and-seek ritual for kids. Kids will love trying to locate the elf's new location each morning. Grace found him this morning and was so excited to be the first one to find him. Elf on the Shelf comes with a hardcover book that explains the story and an elf doll.

The only thing we wish we he would have gotten here sooner. I just love this. They actually cleaned the game room on their own last night without us asking! Wish he could stay year round but the book says he goes back to the north pole after Christmas and returns the next year. I would highly recommend one of these guys for your house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Parade

Saturday my dad took the kids and were in a Christmas Parade. I was really surprised how much Trey enjoyed it. It was really windy, but you know kids they didn't mind.
Ty was so excited to see all the cars and horses.

This is my dad's carriage and horse. He rebuilt it and painted it himself he really is very handy.
My dad gets totally into the whole act even with the Top Hat.Tom and I before we went out to his work Christmas party. I was pretty tired after a day of dress shopping with my brothers fiance, but hey a few hours without the kids is always a treat.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Freaky Friday!

What a day! We took Ty in to have a 3D CT scan done on his head. We have had some concerns about a prior surgery he had done when he was a baby and wanted to check somethings out.
We got to the hospital at 8:15a.m. The procedure is only 2 MINUTES, problem is he is 2 years old and he had to stay totally still. Right! Good luck with that. So they had to sedate him. He went down with a fight but we finally got it done and left the hospital around 1:00 p.m.
Here are some pictures we took of him. He looks so sweet when he is knocked out!
Ty in the tube "space ship".

The cool red lights. The pictures aren't that great because they were taken on a phone camera.
But you know how we are we must have pictures!!!!
Back in the room..see I said he looked like a little angel.
We were so glad. When he woke up he was in a good mood. Kind of out of it but doing just great!
Now onto my other son...

Trey came come today and said "mom, I don't get to go on the playground Monday". When I asked him why, he quickly answered me, "Because Nathan slapped me in the face so I punched him in the stomach twice." So...I thought to myself, how do I handle this? I am thinking good for you Trey, you defended yourself, but on the other hand, he needs to know not to hit others.

So, I got my composure together and proceeded to tell him that he shouldn't hit anyone and if it happens again to just tell the teacher. Not to hit back.
Then I ask him how it all started and he says "on the playground he pushed me out of the line then I pushed him out of the line, then he pushed me..then I pushed him...then he pushed me...then I pushed him. Ok, you see were I am going with this. '

My daughter is in third grade and has never gotten into trouble. This in new territory for me. He is only in Kindergarten and already been in trouble twice.

How could anyone be upset at that face??

The first time he got in trouble "drum roll" was for Kissing a boy, I was like! Yikes!!! Now I can say I think he was just showing his affection for a good friend and it was on the cheek, none the less it's just not something you want to get a email about from your child's teacher. It appears as I have a very passionate child, in good ways and bad.

I love this boy! It's going to be fun to see what the future holds with him.

Wow! I am glad this day is almost over. Tomorrow I am going to look at wedding dresses with my brother's fiance and Tom and I have a Christmas Party tomorrow night. It's going to be a fun!!! I'm just glad the clock starts over everyday. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Strike a Pose!

This weekend was the big day. After rehearsals and fittings the AG Fashion Show was here. We had to get there 45 minutes early for the girls to get ready. The Show was to benefit Junior League of Tulsa.
They really had the room set up pretty. Each table was named after each AG doll they had snacks and drinks set out on each table. It was so fun.

This was the first outfit she came out in. Grace was dressed up like one of her favorite dolls Samantha.

Grace and another little girl that was dressed like Samantha's friend Nellie. I love that balloon arch. That would be great for a party.Grace as Addy. Can you see the resemblance?? Just Kiddin :)On the Catwalk in Molly's PJ's

Grace with my mom and I. I can't wait we talk about going on trips together someday when Grace is older.I just love this picture of my mom and Grace. Such sweet memories.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

I need your help..I am wanting to put together a compilation CD with all the best Christmas songs. So I started thinking what better way to find songs than ask my friends for their favorites.
All you have to do is comment and tell me your favorite song. You can share as many as you want and if you have a great story about why you love the song share that also.
I found a list of songs online that you can look at, but these are just a few of the songs out there.
Please add as many as you want.

Feliz Navidad
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Do They Know Its Christmas
I'm Getting Nuttin For Christmas
Your a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Blue Christmas
Christmas Dinner
Deck the Halls
First Christmas
Frosty the Snow Man
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Holly Jolly Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It's the most wonderful time of the year
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Let It Snow!
Mary, Did You Know?
Merry Christmas Darling
Nuttin' For Christmas
O Christmas Tree
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silver Bells
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
The Little Drummer Boy
The Night Before Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up On the Housetop
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
White Christmas

Friday, December 5, 2008

Flashback Friday

Here it is 1989...I have the bangs going for me. Can you believe my dad rebuilt this car for me when I turned 16? It looks cool but boy it wasn't the easiest thing to drive. I only kept it for about a year and traded it in on a 280 ZX. Remember those??? In the background is my brother with the baseball cap on. He would have been 11 years old. Wow! Time sure goes by fast.
Oh..notice the jeans I am wearing "white washed, with the zippers at the bottom" lol, got to love them.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

To Love..too be in love...two in love.

Yesterday was such a wonderful day. Not only was it Thanksgiving. We celebrated my moms 60th Birthday. My brother and his fiance were in town and they made sangria which were a big hit. (especially with my mom!) And of course we ate way way too much!

During the afternoon, my brother asked if I would take their engagement pictures, so we drove to a beautiful location and I snapped away. It was easy to take them since they were so obviously in love. I am so thankful for Marne and how she has changed my brothers life for the better. She is such a beautiful person inside and out.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for all my friends and my family.

Many Blessings on this day we celebrate our freedom our families and friends.
Oh and did I mention the Food!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I've Been Bitten.

We just got back for seeing Twilight.
You have to go see the movie.
Notice our T-shirt.

Need I say more?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday.

I know Christmas can be stressful for everyone, but this year and like every year there are those who won't receive anything for Christmas. My daughter was so excited when she got the information about Operation Shoe Box.
All you do is fill a Shoe Box with things such as crayons, toothbrush, candy, toys, ect. She worked for several days getting all the items together and then wrote a note to the child (whom we don't know) and place stickers all over the outside of the box then she took it to school today.
Her school will ship all the boxes over seas to less fortunate children. I think it was such a great idea to get the kids involved in giving at Christmas time. It also helps them be apart of the Spirit of Giving.

Ninety-Nine 99, 100-1 /Things I have done are in Bold

I saw this over at Postcard from the Edge. I totally took it from her and she took it from Paige's Place. You should try it to. It's fun and easy to do.
Things I have done are in bold

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii I have been 3 times.
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris-I was only 3..does that count? I want to go back.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke -
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight Lots of fun.
46. Been transported in an ambulance-Not fun.
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelingWe wentdiving and we saw a shark.
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater .
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - No but I sure have bought a lot of them.
62. Gone whale watching-We only saw Dolphins..it was still cool.
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma -I tried but I have low iron
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - Hasn't everyone??
68. Flown in a helicopterOn my honeymoon in Hawaii.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - Of course I have a few.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar At my cousins wedding.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - Make that twice.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - Yes and it was the only time.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person Can I say Amazing!
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - Fish counts, right??
88. Had chickenpox -
90. Sat on a jury- That was pretty interesting.
91. Met someone famous - I was on the front row at the Jay Leno Show
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby Make that 3!
95.Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

American Girl Fitting

Today Grace and her friend were fitted for the American Girl Fashion Show through Junior League. Grace is really excited because she get to dress up like Samantha, the new doll she got last month when we went to the AG Store in Dallas. She also gets to wear three other outfits for other dolls. She is so excited!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Ty!

We celebrated Ty's 2nd Birthday this weekend. It was a small party with only family. I mean really it is about the only chance I am going to have to not have a big party for him. We decided to make it simple. He wanted to do the Car's theme.
One of his favorite things was this great activity table. He can use his cars and trains to play with it and the best part is the tracks don't come apart! No work for mom...

He loves Word World. They have the cutest toys out there for the show. This was actually plush letters that were held together with magnets. Love it!
I think my other kids were just as excited as he was about getting new stuff.