Sunday, July 27, 2008
So I'm happy to note that my kids love music too! Like their Momma, neither of them can sit still when they hear a good song. The other day we were driving home from school and I looked in the rear view mirror and both were dancing in their seats. Hilarious! And Marlie was the hit of the show the other day when she danced like crazy when we heard a sax player on the street corner when we were walking out of the Astros game.
Matt's favorite artist is Jack Johnson (which they do a great skit of on SNL). He has been able to sing the entire song "Upside Down" (off the Curious George soundtrack) since he was just learning to talk. If he wants me to pick him up he knows to sing the first few lines of Dave Matthew's "Everyday" and he loves for me to sing "Please Don't Go" by KC and the Sunshine Band. I don't know why but that song has stuck with me over the years.
So if you ever see us dancing at the grocery store or in the mall just ignore us. We're just in our own world having fun. It's a good excuse for me to dance....I just blame my silliness on the kids!
Matt screamed like a girl at his birthday party when a horse got close but this weekend he just wanted to pet them the entire time. He'd watch the horses go onto the race track and give all the jockeys the "thumbs up". He told me he wanted to ride the horses but I said that those horses are really fast so we can't ride them. He promised he would hold on tight! So we'll have to head down to the ranch in the Fall when it's cooler so he can ride.
Marlie actually reached out to touch the horse too! She had fun betting her college fund on the races. Kidding of course! We ended the night up $12ish dollars so that's not bad. We'll be back in a few weeks when my Uncle's horse Romancing Mary comes back to Houston to race. It's really exciting for the kids and us. I'll keep you posted on the date in case anyone else would like to join us!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Marlie got her black eye trying to walk at Chick-fil-A. The play area just jumped out and got her! It turned black and blue immediately! She was upset but Dad was even more upset that it happened on his watch. No biggie these things just happen.
Matt got a mosquito bite one night and 2 mornings later he woke up with his eye swollen shut. Looked like he had been in a boxing match. We think he had an allergic reaction to the bite.
We're starting to look better so we'll be out and about this weekend without hats and big glasses to disguise who we are.
Monday, July 7, 2008
But let's get to the important stuff.....first I'm happy to report that Marlie is not only saying "Momma" but she says "MY Momma"! Okay I will admit she said "Hannah" first - that's one of our lovely dogs that wakes us up early in the mornings when our kids happen to sleep late. Oh and she's walking too. We thought her chongo (aka ponytail for you gringos) on the top of her head might have been throwing her off balance but she's got it now. And another big thing.....Matt gets up in the mornings, goes potty and then gets dressed all by himself before I come up to get him. Now those of you without kids might wonder why I even mentioned that but the rest of you know how wonderful this little step is. I told Doug I was going to try to train him to do that (I know what you're thinking...he's not a dog) and Doug reminded me that he's only 2 - well almost 3. But let me tell you parents that kids are SO trainable. Just keep them in their little routine and life is so much easier. I'm positive that's why I can lay my kids in bed at 8:30 every night with no fuss. Then I have time to sit here and bore you with every little detail of my little peas lives! HA!
And in case I haven't told you.....I think the world of my kids. I never in my life imagined that I'd love my children this much. Even with snotty noses and spaghetti all over their face. And I'm loving being able to spend more time with them. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to enjoy these little stages. So I want to say Thank You to all the men and women who are fighting in the war. I can't even imagine the amount of praying I'd be doing if my children were there. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! God Bless America!