Monday, May 31, 2010

Joe's 41st

Memorial Day was Joe's b-day. He turned 41, but dreams back to the day he turned 32. It went something like this:
He went to his friends house to celebrate. There he was surrounded by the best and most amazing friends (and their children) he'd known so far in his life.

He got to drink his favorite root beer and eat lots of meat.

Then he introduced his only boy to the bottle, he latched right on.
Then he got serenaded, blew out his candles, and got to dig into his chocolate cake that his dear wife had prepared.
He got some outstanding gifts, including, Candyland, a Home Depot gift card, an erectile dysfunction pocket knife (courtesy of the guy who works for the VA Hospital and has way too much access to marketing tools)...among other things.
Then he woke up...and wished he was 32 again.

For you Joe, may this be your best year yet.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Birthdays


The family birthday celebration landed at Drew and Suzanne's new place...mostly in their pool. A great way to start the Memorial Day celebration.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

i was showered

ith love. and delectable food, and handmade finery, and diapers...lots of diapers. this little baby is loved by many, and he's not even here yet. what a lucky boy he is.

just look at some of this stuff:

the only boy allowed, Solo
8 months

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

arrow points

Ty was awarded arrow points tonight at his pack meeting. He got a gold and silver. He loves Scouts, and I know he feels really good about his progress. Gosh, he's growing up.
(not sure if his fly is zipped. he forgets about that 90% of the time)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

phat baby

he smells good too.

thank goodness i'm going to have my own soon.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Little Mr. Muffet*

is who Ty played in the 2nd grade production entitled, Lemonade.

It was one of the cutest plays I have ever seen. Ty was very excited about his part, and did a great job with his enthusiasm and projection. They also sang and danced.
Ty with his good friend Nicholas
here he is saying his lines...he took it very seriously
As always, I'm a proud mama!

*as a bonus, he lost his top tooth that same day at school

Monday, May 17, 2010

Holly turns 31:a very garlic birthday

We took Holly to lunch today to celebrate her 31 years. What we got was, a whole bunch of garlic and a very offended/offensive restaurant owner. I WOULD NOT recommend Cafe Prego on Kavanaugh. 
Fortunately, Zaza's saved the day with delectable Gelato for dessert.
Happy Birthday Dear Holly! I love you...garlic breath and all!
P.S.- you totally deserve a do-over

Thursday, May 13, 2010

a new hobby

Since we've moved into the "forest", Ry and Cannon have disovered something interesting. Birds. They spend a lot of time staring out of the windows watching and waiting, patiently. They sometimes even take notes. We spent sometime online learning the real name for things like "zebra bird" and "plain gray bird".

So far we have robin, cardinal, blue jay, and red bellied woodpecker. We might need to invest in a book soon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

for Jenny



she tells the truth, Hultz may have a problem..

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a visitor...

i was folding laundry in our bedrooom when I looked up and this in our backyard...

something we've seen plenty of times in some of the other places we've lived. but not here. now if i can just keep her out of my tomatoes.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dallas-Mother's Day

My one Mother's Day wish was for Swedish Meatballs...from Ikea. My Shane made that happen for me. He understands the cravings of the mother of his children, and aims to please. It was such a bonus to be able to shop at one of my favorite places in whole world. Plus, I had a new house to furnish/decorate, plus, I'm nesting.
It really did wonders for heart.
We went to Ikea first thing, for breakfast. Then checked the kiddos in at Kidland, which was the highlight of their trip. A double bonus. Then Shane and I got to have a mini-date. Triple bonus. After 1 short hour it was time to pick up the babes, Shane obliged...happily. Then he happily trailed me with a cart full of kids until I had finished my shopping. That sweet guy.

Then it was over to Costco to stock up on possibly the best tortillas EVER. We picked up a few other things, including a new Xbox game for my good sport.
Then back to Ikea for lunch, the whole reason we came. It was everything I knew it would be...and the Diam Torte too.
After a few last minute decisions, we said our goodbyes to Ikea. Only with promises to return soon.

I have a new list generating as I type.

The road home was not bad. We got in around 9pm, and I was gifted all of the lovely handmade things that only loving children are too proud to share. A crown, so very many drawings, bath salts, clay flower pots with tissue flowers, and a hand crafted paper sack full of goodies. Delightful.


What a lucky mom I am. And wife. Mother's Day always reminds me, no matter how much I give to my sweet children, I will forever be in their debt. Gladly.

Dallas Day 1

We made it, with only three bathroom breaks.

I'd like to blame it on the kids, but the only one I can blame it on is #4.

We stopped by the outlets in Allen, then went on to the hotel.

NYLO- cool place, but not for a family. Very boutique and modern, needless to say, we got some funny looks.
We went took the kids for a swim (more strange looks), and the kids froze. The courtyard had baby bunnies hopping around. No camera for that one. It was cool though, the babes loved it.

We dried everyone off, and headed out for dinner. Shane and I stopped by Five Guys for a burger, and then took the kids for pizza.
After we got back to the room, we watched a bit of basketball. Then we called it a night.