Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I love the Fall!

This has to be my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler weather.
Halloween, Pumpkins, trick or treating, and looking forward to the holidays.
We paid our neighbor's kid to come over and weed our front flower beds.
My husband is now going back and adding mulch. Hopefully next year we will do a better job with keeping up with them. I don't have a before picture, it would be way too embarrassing to show anyone.






Can you see the cat eyes in the top window?







Friday, September 26, 2008

Flashback Friday

October Fest 2007


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun Birthday Ideas

This weekend my daughter went to her friends 9th birthday party. It was Tea party and everyone brought an AG doll. I just had to share some of the pictures I took.


Her friends grandmother made the runners. Too Cute!! All the girls brought their own Cup and Saucer for Tea. And each doll had it's own cute and saucer also.



What a spread, she made everything from scratch.

This had to take hours! (Can you imagine?!!) I asked her how late she stayed up the night before and she said 3 am! Wow! That is more dedication than what I have.

She actually cut out each little shoe.

She made this cute hat cake, what a great idea. She is very creative.




So between this party and the last party where she went on a scavanger hunt all over town I will have to come up with something good. Any ideas?? I am open for suggestions.


I still have 6 months to plan! lol

Friday, September 19, 2008

Flashback Friday

These are pictures of Ty and Camryn when they were babies. Camryn is Dawn's little girl.
They will both be turning 2 at the end of this year. Time goes by way too fast!


Celebrity Matchup

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Monkey or Future Olympian?

The other day my 5 year old son decided he wanted to climb one of the trees in our backyard. He of course asked my husband first, but we had no idea he would be able to climb all the way to the top. My daughter who is 8 can't get in this tree at all.
When I came outside to tell everyone it was time to come into eat dinner, I about had heart failure.
In a few short moments I felt all these emotions. My first reaction was  anger "get out of that tree right now!" Then it was fear, "be careful, don't break anything". Lastly it was amusement "wow, I can't believe he climbed all the way up there, wait a minute and let me get my camera"! 
So, I ran in got my camera and he was happy to smile in his joy of accomplishment, and I took these pictures of Trey. Then I promptly asked him to come down slowly! lol

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

This is Ty's new mat cover that I made him. I was inspired by my friend Dawn. :) Pretending Like he is asleep.
Check me out!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Let me start by saying this isn't actually my project it is my husbands project.
This summer we had a horrible wind storm that destroyed our greenhouse. He prides himself on growing tropical plants to put around the pool during the summer. He actually digs them up in the fall and replants them every year!
My husband sent emails all over trying to find replacement parts to put it back together. Now, here it is 3 months later and getting closer to fall and eventually winter he has really started thinking.... A. Get an new greenhouse or B. Try to rig the one we have.
So, this weekend he decided he would try to put it back together.
6 hours later...it looked great! I was so proud of him for pulling a "MacGyver", for those of you over 35 you will know what I am talking about. lol
I told him I was going to use his project for my Tackle it Tuesday and blog about his success.
Oh...and think of all the $$$ we saved.
Good Job Honey!!!
Before

After

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Concert

Last night my husband and I got a chance to go see American Idol in Concert! It was so nice to have a break and do something by ourselves.

The only downside was that is was raining a lot, but we didn't let that slow us down.

It was an awesome show, the performances were great, it was so fun to get to see the top 10 performers in person, David Cook came out into the audience and ran right past were we were sitting and Kristy Lee Cook was standing about 15 feet way from us watching the second half of the show. That was pretty cool. It was the first time I had been to the new arena, in our town. It really was beautiful.
These are some pictures from their tour.
Carly Smithson

Brooke White

David Archuleta


David Cook

Kristy Lee Cook, Jason Castro, Brooke White and David Cook

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Heart Your Blog

I received this award from 6happyhearts. I love to blog and it's been a great way for me to keep track of things happening in my families lives.  I read Jen's blog just about everyday and have been inspired by many of her entries.  Thanks Jen for this award. I love to your blog
I have made new friends and keep track of old friends with blogging I really enjoy it.
Many of my blogging friends have already had this honor so I am going to give it to 3 awesome bloggers.

http://thedraperhouse.blogspot.com/

  http://neabear.blogspot.com/

http://cindykirkpatrick.blogspot.com/

Now, for you recipients of this award, here's the deal:


* Display your award.


* Link back to the person who gave you the award.


* Nominate at least 3 other blogs.


* Put links to those blogs on yours.


* Leave a message on the blogs of the people you've nominated.


* Enjoy your award!

Happy Thursday!

Motherhood 101

When I think about being a mom and what it means to me it is hard to put into words.
There is truly no greater joy for me than being a mom.
It's the best job I have ever had, it's also the hardest and most rewarding.

I was just talking to my husband the other night about how I can't hardly remember life before we had children. I think I had a life before them but it's hard to remember.

Lately my brother and his girlfriend have been talking about marriage and babies and with that he has been calling and asking me LOTS of questions about what it is like to have children and what it is like to be a parent. So this a great thing for me to write about.

I was tagged by my new blog friend from Having a ball to blog about some lessons from motherhood, so thanks for asking me to write about this I'm not the greatest writer in the world but I will give it a spin.

Lessons I've Learned:

Nobody's perfect, It's ok to mess up. Parenting is difficult and no matter how many books you read, it can't totally prepare you for being a parent.

Each child is different and may need different kinds of discipline. You might have a very quite child that all you have to do is look at them and they will do what you ask or you may have a very strong willed child that needs much more to get them to listen.

Use a routine, kids thrive on it and do best if they know what to expect.

Two things you have to have in your house when you come home from the hospital are Tylenol and Gas Drops! I wish someone would have told me that when I was a new parent.

Remember God is in control of the situation. Each child is a gift from him and we are here to help them along the path of life. Cherish the time you have with them because to fast the grow up and will be gone.

Forget about sleep..once you have children you either get woke up at all hours of the night because they are little or they are teenagers and you are worried about what they are doing.

Children learn from example. The things you say and do will be a mirror into their behavior.

At the end of the day remember that they are God's children and we are here to guide and protect them, to teach them right from wrong and LOVE them, but we have to learn to let them make their own choices right or wrong and remember God is in control. No matter how hard it is for us. I work on that everyday.

I definitely don't claim to know everything about being a parent, I am learning everyday from my mom, my friends and my children...it is always a work in progress. The best work I have ever done. I love my job!

Now I am tagging 3 of my blogger friends to say a few words about Lessons they have learned.

Cindy a sweet  friend. at Kirkpatrick Family
Christy who home schools her children at momof2girlygirlz.
Neabear a new blog friend  at neabear

What to do: share with us and your readers a lesson that you learned from your own mom, a special mom in your life, or while raising your own children. There’s no right or wrong answer ….just lessons that each of us can learn and implement with our own children. It can be very simple!!! Link your post back to this blog, leave a comment below so we can visit and learn from you, and then tag 2-3 other moms to participate. (if you are not up to this right now, just let me know and I will pass it on to someone else!)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fashion Guru

I think Ty has a real eye for fashion...Don't you think??? He decided to dress himself in Teletubbies PJ's and his brothers Scooby Doo briefs. Then top if off with his dads outside work shoes. Very fashionable I do say so myself. Then with all that work he passed out on the couch. It takes a lot of work to look that good :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's A Morph Thing

My husband found this really cool website Morphthing that allows you to upload pictures of your family and morph your pictures with other faces or for example make art work like the Andy Warhol Pictures. It's fun and easy. You should check it out.
Ty
Trey
Grace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Asleep At Last

Ty is at the age "almost 2" 22 months that he has figured out how to get out of his crib.

So, for the past few weeks he is getting harder and harder to keep in his bed. We finally put a gate on his door, but he is determined to get in and out of his bed and try to get over the gate. It has started to become a game to him.

So today I hear him in there for almost an hour, I would go in about every 15 minute, say "No, No, it's time to go to sleep" and put him back in his bed but he kept getting out he wasn't crying or screaming he just wanted me to know he could get out and play and wasn't going to sleep no matter how tired he was.
Finally he got totally quite. So I go to look in on him and this is what I see... He finally fell asleep.
Of course..while taking this picture, he woke up, but the good news is that I put him in his bed and he went back to sleep!!! Yea

Follow-up Trip to Houston

Hi everyone,
I just wanted you to know Trey had a great time on his trip to Houston to visit his cousin Mitch.
They swam, rode bikes and went to the Space and Science Museum. He got to see some dinosaur bones, and lots of other interesting things, they stayed there for 6 hours so they must have had a good time!
He also did just fine riding on the airplane and actually go to meet the pilot.
Thanks for all your prayers. -Michelle