Monday, June 29, 2009

10 on Tuesday

1. We are leaving for Galveston tomorrow morning! I can't wait to just get away from all the stress of trying to sell our house. We're going with my parents and sister through the 4th. We are really looking forward to it and have a lot planned. Rach actually made up a gameplan for us on what we are going to be doing each day. It should be lots of fun.

2. Ugh,I could strangle the people who came to look at our house yesterday. I have been sick since Friday night. My fever got up to 103.4 on Saturday and I have just felt miserable. Since N was sick on Thursday, my house has been neglected. So, we get a call saying that these people want to see our house in the next hour. I explain that we have been sick and I needed a bit more time to get it show ready. They say that they don't want to catch what we have and that they would just drive by to see if they even want to come in. Ten minutes later, we get a call saying yes, they want to see it. So, while running a 101 fever, Garett and I bust our boohinds to get the house clean. They came, they went. Well, come to find out, the LOVED the house, LOVED the neighborhood, but were really looking for something no more than 2000 sq ft since they are a retired couple.

WHAT???!!!! They KNEW it was bigger than that! Just driving through the neighborhood and looking at it you can tell it is bigger, not to mention the MLS PAPER SAYS SO! I swear, if they were in front of me when my realtor said that, my sick self would have strangled them.

3. Garett had an interview with a firm on Thursday. If you are the praying type, please pray that they hire him.

4. Thanks Aunt Anne for the cute outfit! She finally fits into it!

5. Will it please rain??? It teased us today, but literally rained for like 2 minutes, if that. I wouldn't even call that sprinkle rain.

6. Nathan is so cute. He looks at his daddy and says and does "Hook 'em, Horns." Then, he will turn to me and say and do "Gig 'Em Aggies , Mommy," with such pity in his eyes. He doesn't want to leave me out, but you can totally tell which one he prefers. I have lost him to the dark side. Ah, well.

7. My dad and the kids. I love N's look in this picture. I have no idea what he is doing, but he is pretty serious about it. He's wearing his light up Hulk towel. Have I mentioned that he loves superheroes???

8. I have forgetten how good Nilla Wafer are. Yummy. Same goes for Cherry Limeades. We have been getting Cherry Limeades every day after 'nastics. Nathan love the cherries and steals mine everytime!

9. Jon and Kate Plus 8 made me cry last week. Ugh, I just feel so bad for Kate and the kids. Jon is such a tool and needs to et over this little mid life crisis that he is going through. I mean come on--the hair plugs and the earrings look a little ridiculous.

10. I need help with our wood floors. I just can't seem to get them gleamingly clean. How do you clean yours? I hae tried Orange Glo, Method Wood Floor Cleaner, just plain water, the Swiffer. Help!

8 months old

My Precious, Happy Baby,

Before you were born, I used to wonder how I could ever love someone like I love Nathan. I panicked over the fact that you would always feel second and I worried that Nathan would resent you and me for the attention that I gave you. My fears couldn't have been more wrong. I learned from the second I saw you, from the moment that I held you that I loved you with all my heart. It truly is possible to love each and every child with every ounce of your being. I also learned that very day that Nathan loved and adored his baby sissy just as much as daddy and me.

It has been a very fast 8 months. All day long, I couldn't help but think back to the day that you were born. You were so tiny, so perfect little girl. And here you are today, smiling at me with your big toothless grin, reaching for me, talking to me. Ah, Emma Grace, I love you so much.

This month your big personality has really shown through and boy do you love your mama. You will let other people hold you for a bit, but you always look for me and reach out to me. If I don't grab you right then, the tears start and of course I come running. The funniest part is the minute I take you, you ALWAYS, ALWAYS give the person who is holding you the "look back". You whip your little head towards them as if saying, "See, this is who I wanted all along." I secretly really love it!

You have also started to really enjoy playing with little N's toys. He is pretty much ok with sharing most of his toys with you, but he is not ok with sharing his superheros with you at all. He has gotten a bit upset with you several times this month because you are pretty persistent about trying to reach for what you want, even after he gently bats your hands away many times.

We started you on babyfood at 6 months, but you didn't really take to it. This month you have sort of started eating it, but you would much rather have our food. You drool over Chick Fil A and Nilla wafers. We started you on Puffs and you love those. We let you have little tastes of our food sometimes, but you don't have any teeth yet. I actually thought that you were going to crawl over my legs to my Subway sandwich today. Again, you are very persistant.

You stood up twice this past week, which I was very proud of. It was a complete stand, but close enough for a clap, hugs and kisses. You were sitting next to me on the floor playing and I was sitting with my legs folded under me. You turned your little body around and pushed your legs straight into a standing position, but kept your hands on my legs. I really think that you are going to be on the go soon, baby girl! I cannot wait to chase after you!

We started swinging you at the park and you LOVE it, just like your big bubba does. You let the breeze blow through your little mohawk and just smile. It is super sweet. We have to carry our own swing to the neighborhood park, though, because it doesn't have a baby swing for you.

I love you so much, baby girl. You are one sweet, and very happy baby. You truly have blessed our family and have fit in perfectly. You are our little Princess.

Friday, June 26, 2009


We enrolled Nathan in gymnastics twice a week and to say that he loves it is an understatement. He has such a good time and cannot wait to go every Tuesday and Thursday. He adores the teacher, Miss Lindsay, and I think the feeling is mutual. He is always the one that she picks to demonstrate things. Here he is doing the rings. He likes to do these, but not for long.

Little N was sick yesterday, so we had to miss "nastics" and boy was he ever disappointed. So, these pictures are actually from Tuesday.

N says that his favorite thing to do at gymnastics is the balance beam.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Joys of Being a Kid

I love watching Nathan play. It reminds me just what life is about. He is so carefree and happy and has not a worry in the world.

Garett and I have been grumbling about having to water our huge yard (an acre) everyday since we are not getting a drop of rain. We literally spend hours each evening doing this. Today, when we came home from the park, N went right to the sprinkler and started playing in it. He had a blast. How can you not smile when you watch a child enjoy the simple things in life? I will never look at watering the grass the same again. He has made it fun.

And Ems watching N act like a crazy boy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, June 12, 2009

Some news

Almost everyday N gets on his little Hulk bigwheels and E gets in her red car and we head on down to the neighborhood park. Nathan loves it. I love it. Emma loves it. Even in the 95 degree heat. N loves to dig in the rocks

and E is content just watching him.

And now for the news... We are getting the heck out of dodge. It turns out that the lawyer Garett came here to work for is the biggest flake and a hole in the world. He has decided that after Garett commuted here for 7 months and we picked up our lives in Kingwood to move here, that he is closing down his practice and retiring. I hear a lot of jaws hitting the ground, right? Yes, so after we bought a house here, we now have it back on the market. We have decided that Lufkin just isn't where we want to stay and raise our kids. It is too far from our families and too far from Houston. So, as soon as we can sell this place, we are outa here. We haven't quite decided where in Houston we are going to move to, but the move is a for sure thing,

Anyway, that is our big news!

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