Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Interview

Last week at school, #2's class was doing interviews on each other and writing and short document about what they learned. #2 was interviewed by the teacher - this is what she came home with...

EC loves her parents. Because of their perseverance, hard work and meeting their goals, she admires more them more than anyone else. Her dad has worked his way up in the computer field and her mom certainly reached her long time goal of having a big family. E enjoys playing as goalie for her soccer team, the Caterpillars, and her dad has played a big part in her soccer abilities. He works with her practicing soccer as well as helps her with schoolwork, like science experiments. Her mom also support her schoolwork, and is there for her if something is making her feel sad. After learning so much about E's incredible parents, (who met in high school) I've begun admiring them as well!

Written by Laura Embree

Quirky, who me???

Well, my friend IRL, Octamom, tagged me today. So here goes, I am gonna try my best to impress with my freakish ways...

1. I can eat mayonnaise on anything. When I was a kid, my granny would put mayo on black-eyed peas, banana sandwiches, toast, cornbread, pears and many other items that I just can't think of right now. Often times, we'd have pear salad for dinner (and at holiday meals) that was a half of canned pear, dollop of mayo in the middle with shredded cheese sprinkled on top. Sounds delicious, huh????

2. I seriously can not go to the grocery store without a list. REALLY. Every time I try, I end up coming home with a bag full of random unneeded items like ding dongs, spaghetti noodles, a bell pepper and a Febreeze air freshener. It is so weird. I have no idea why I can't remember what we need.

3. I don't like to take a bath. It has probably been since 2004 that I actually sat down in the bathtub. And I only did it then because I was training for the marathon and needed to soak my whole body because it hurt so bad. I just think bath water is gross. All of our younger kids take baths - and I always make them rinse off in clean water before they get out.

4. I LOVE to have an organized full pantry. Sometimes I just open the door and look in because it makes me feel good. I've even been known to take pictures of it after a good grocery shopping trip.

5. I can recite the words to most all standard hymns from the Baptist Hymnal on the spot. Word for word. No one would guess that it has been 20+ years since I've attended a church regularly.

6. We love eggs. We buy about 5 dozen a week. Scrambled, fried, egg salad, deviled eggs, hard boiled - you name it, we make it. Some days though, they just make me feel sick. I can often be in the kitchen preparing them and the smell will make me literally throw up. It is so weird though because it isn't all of the time.

7. I don't like to have long toenails (as in any white part). I am generally pretty good about keeping my toenails groomed and cut very short. And if I am going to get a pedicure, I take care of my toenails at home before I go. I definitely don't want some stranger cutting on them. Ewwww - GROSS!!!

Funny how this morning I was having a hard time coming up with the answers to this little test. Now I've got extras. I even called JC and asked him what my quirky characteristics were - and I promised him it wasn't a trick question. He said he couldn't really think of any. (He's a very smart man.)

So here are the next victims...

1. Heather at Crazybetter
2. Amy at BLog.an
3. Christy at Isaiah 54:13
4. Krob at Krob Rambles
5. Sara at Zen La La
6. Kimberly at Kim's Corner
7. Kristy Kay at Extra Extra

His Own Decision

Last week, #1 decided he was ready for a haircut.
I loved his long hair.
I love his short hair.
JC took him.
When they got home I started to tear up.
He said 'don't cry mom, it's just hair.'
He looks so much older now.
What a good kid.

Oh My

Now I'm making my own self sick with all of the gushing. But who can resist. Look how dang cute he is. Oh my.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

First Trip to a Pub

I'm happy to report that W has had a successful first trip to a pub. Our good friend Jenny is in a band that was playing at Opal Divine's last Thursday night, so our dear Ruth came by and picked up me and the boy for a night on the town. All of the 'heck' girls were present and ready to cheer on our very own Jenny! A good time was had by all and the Savage Trip had an outstanding show!

And look who we ran into...Tamara and Krob. How 'bout that!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hang Time

Wyatt and Logan - first trip to Chuy's

Nothing like watching your kiddo and his best buddy spend some good quality time hangin' together. Right now they are way into the very same things...nursing, sleeping, pooping, nursing, sleeping, smiling, sleeping, laughing, pooping....

Oh, and watching their mommies eat at yummy restaurants and listening to their mommies solve all the world's problems!

Wyatt and Logan - first trip to Fuddruckers

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Little Things

Thankful today for the setting sun. This is what I see each evening as I walk out of the front door. Who could ask for anything more.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Starting Young

Thanks to our old friends Wendy and David, W had his first trip to Baskin Robbins last week. Mr. Jay was excited to finally meet the new bundle and is really looking forward to the day that he can scoop him up his very first cone.

As always, Mr. Jay took good care of us making the kid's scoops almost as big as double scoops.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a SMILE!

Sweet Baby W has been smiling for a few weeks now - too bad that poor old momma is so behind on updating the blog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Morning Message

The school crossing guard wears a hat that says BITE ME. Ahhh, what a refreshing way to start the day.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Galveston Oh Galveston

We love you Galveston. The beaches where we fell in love, laughed with friends, played with our parents, played with our kids. I wish we were home right now so we could help you. You'll come back and we'll be there.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Life on the Outside

It's hard to believe that our new son has spent one month on the outside. I don't know where the days have gone. Everyday I feel like I need to put him down to try to get some things done - and everyday I look back and I wish I would have held him more. Somehow, before you know it, one month turns into 5, 8, 10 and 11 years. I can remember holding my other babies. I can remember their smell. And now we have finished the first month of our lifelong adventure of loving this little boy. Our little baby boy.

I am so thankful. I am so so thankful.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And then there were seven...

Here we are. Surprisingly, mom and dad only look a little more tired than normal. :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Coming Clean

You've been asking why we've been so distant. Not returning calls. Not replying to emails. Well in addition to a brand new baby, click below to hear our other great news.