Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More pictures from Father's Day weekend

I ran across some more pictures from Father's Day weekend.

The first one is from Thursday night. We had a full day of playing with cousins and swimming. That night we had tamales for dinner. Mikhael was still eating when I went upstairs to put Kathryn in bed. When I came down, he was crashed out at the table.

Next two pictures are of Bell & Mikhael. They were on Grandma's bed watching cartoons.

Then last one is Kathryn having fun with Grandma's kitchen gloves.

Lots of fun for all!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Birthday Remembrance

In memory of it's previous owner, Planty put out a beautiful bloom this week. Here is a picture of what it looks like today. It would have been my friend's 33rd birthday.

And here is a picture of the redbud tree that was planted in her honor. I visited it today and remembered some of the fun times that we had together.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kathryn's Day

We have unfortunately followed the trend of the second child having fewer pictures and other documentation of their milestones. So if only for one day, it's all about Kathryn and how much she is growing up!

Earlier today we went to my mother-in-law's company picnic out at Shady Springs. The kids had a great time. But the most memorable thing was that for the first time Kathryn went on a pony ride. She did so well holding onto the saddle horn as the pony trotted around in a circle. I barely had to hold onto her. (Yes, she apparently has her mother's bad habit of closing her eyes during pictures. Because of the line, we had limited time to take pictures and this was the best one...)

Then later this evening, as Mikhael and I were playing the Wii, Kathryn was entertaining herself with the toys around the house. She got a baby doll over Christmas, but hadn't played with it much before. (She's been all about trains, balls and trucks since that's what she sees her big brother playing with.) Tonight, she ran across the little doll and picked it up. After cradling it in her arms, she held the doll's hand up and gave it a high five. Then she carried it around for the rest of the evening.

The last thing is that before going to bed we had a snack in the living room. I'd finished eating everything in the little bowl and Kathryn saw that it was empty. So without me saying anything to her, she took the bowl into the kitchen and dropped it in the sink. We've been teaching her to put dishes in the sink when she's done with them. But it was a surprise to see her do it for someone else and without any prompting.

Now if only we could get her to stay at the table while she is eating! Hopefully when we hit that milestone I'll be diligent enough to recognize and document that one too.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Getaway

Had to post a couple cute pictures from our San Antonio visit this past weekend. This is Kathryn and her cousin Adia, on the swing in my parents' backyard.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Some nerve

I'll start this out by saying that I know a 2-hour trip to Sam's Club with a 3 year-old and 1 year-old is entirely too long, so something was bound to go bad.

For the most part, the shopping trip was fine. Chris and I would tag-team: one person getting things off the shelf while the other kept children in check. The kids even had a break playing in a little wooden playhouse that was on display. But when it came to checkout time, that's when the meltdown happened. Mikhael was running around and ended up plowing over Kathryn knocking her to the floor. As Chris was paying I was trying to get screaming children back into the cart so we could get out as fast as possible.

Then we come up to the receipt check at the door. Fortunately there was only one person in front of us who was finishing up so I thought we'd be okay. All of a sudden this old man comes pushing his way to the front saying he only has one item. The checker takes his receipt and marks it and he starts walking out. At this point I lost it--throwing up my hands and commenting something along the lines of, "We have 2 screaming children and you think that your one item gets you to the front of the line???" I don't even know if he heard me or Chris in our disbelief, but I know the checker and customer service desk did.

Since I've had a chance to cool down, I realize that it probably took only an extra 30 seconds for us to get through the door and I shouldn't have gotten upset. But I'm still annoyed about how some people feel they are entitled to do whatever is for their convenience, without any regard to other's circumstances.

And this one too...

It's Official...

Saw this on a friend's website and thought it was cool, so had to try it out.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Virginia Trip

The first weekend in May, I was able to travel with my parents and Bracken to see Ben & Sandy graduate from Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, VA.

It was a quick trip, but we had a good time. Here are some pictures:

Virginia Trip


So maybe against my better judgement (and the advice of my husband), I've decided to attempt keeping up a blog yet again. I think this would make my 3rd attempt at something like this.

One of the problems I realized in keeping up with a blog is that I was trying to fit one single theme--family, work, humor, recipes, parenting, sports, music, etc--into my blog. I'm all over the place with my interests and it was hard to figure out what to post so I didn't do it at all. This time around I will post a variety of items and will take advantage of the labels to categorize my posts. Feel free to browse only what interests you.

I'll also try to e-mail when I've updated for big events. But be sure to hit that RSS feed as that will be the most reliable way to know when I have put something new on the site!