Monday, September 29, 2008
We also got to spend time with the Hatters and Nicole and I took the kids to ride the train one day. I'm hoping Nicole has some pictures posted on her blog. We had a great time and I love seeing those kids. Parents also got to get out and have a drink too! Oh that was really nice!
This Saturday we spent birthday hopping and had a great time! The first was at Matthew Davis' party. Every time I told Matt we were going to Matthew's party he'd get all excited and say "my party mom?" But he had fun anyway and it was nice seeing some old friends and their children. After that we went to Alyssa's party. Alyssa and Matt have been in school together for a while and we all fell in love with Alyssa the first day we met her. She has the curliest, blondest hair and from the time she was tiny she would come up to all of us and give us hugs. She is pretty darn cute. Here's a picture of Matt and Alyssa being silly. Her Mom has a better picture that I will post when I get it!
Other than that we've been getting everything back in order at our house and most importantly...........we started TBall practice!! We had our 2nd practice today and our first game is this Saturday. Matt LOVES being out there and is having a great time. He's pretty good at hitting but not so good at throwing or catching. We'll work on it over the next couple of years but right now he's happy as can be just putting on his baseball pants and socks! So my next blog will for sure have tons of pics from his first game. I can't wait!!! We also tried on our Halloween costumes last night and had a blast! I'm dying to post some pictures but I'm going to wait until Halloween so I don't ruin the surprise. You can guess from my recent posts what Matt wants to be for Halloween and he wants his sister to be the same thing. So we've got our costumes ready to go.
We had our check-ups at the doc office. It was a horrible experience. Matt is usually great at the doctor and ended up saying "NO" to everything the sweet doctor asked him to do. I was so embarrased. Marlie has never been good at the doc. She cries when they try to touch her. But they are healthy and on track. Matt weighs 35 pounds and is 40.5 inches - 97% for height and 80% for weight. Doc said he's on track to be 6'4 but Doug thinks they mismeasured him and we shouldn't get too excited yet. Marlie is 22 pounds and is 31.5 inches - 50% for height and 40% for weight. For some reason she looks so big to me now. I am still amazed at how much she says. And still saying please and thank you constantly. I'm sure that won't last so I'll enjoy it while I can.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We made it through the storm and it was actually a bit exciting. The winds were so strong and the trees almost bent over completely in the wind. But as soon as the power went out I got nervous. I knew it was going to be awhile before it was up but I never would have imagined it would be this long.
We had filled our tubs with water in case we had water issues and luckily at the time we were okay. However after the water sat for a few hours we realized it was a color that Martha Stewart hasn't yet identified and when we drained it the next day there was a film at the bottom of the tub that was a color I call baby poop brown. And these were filled before the storm. I am the cheapest person ever and have always sworn off bottled water but I'm reconsidering.
We survived the storm with minimal damage. Our gate on our fence blew off but that's about it. There were several trees down in our neighborhood but luckily 97% fell the right way. It was amazing. We have a huge pine tree in front of our house and we were more than happy to find it still standing. We were very lucky.
But after 2 nights without power we headed to San Antonio. Thankfully Doug's Mom took us in....well she really didn't have a choice. We just showed up as refugees on her doorstep begging for power and good food! Thank you guys so much!
We are still in SA as there is no power at home. Doug is working out of the GT office here in town which has been great. It's been nice to visit with our family and we hope to see some friends over the next few days.
Our prayers go out to all the families who were not as lucky as we were. Especially those in Galveston. If you live in other cities and would like to do your good deed please donate to these families that have lost everything. May God Bless you all!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Now Matt has several sets of Grandparents so he has quite a bit for a child his age. So when it came time to figure out what to get him for his birthday I was stumped. The only thing he wishes for when we throw coins in fountains is a horse and well....that's not ever going to happen. But he's also fascinated with "cowboys" so I thought we should buy him some wranglers and a cowboy shirt to match his great uncles. So we took a quick trip to Cavendars, which honestly I hadn't been to in years. Brought back memories from my "cowgirl" days in high school. So we got our first pair of Wranglers and a pearl snap shirt. He couldn't wait to put it on. We were outside in 100 degree heat in this outfitMy little cowboy is growing up fast. He seems older than 3. I LOVE the stage we're in right now. Please don't let it end! This is what life is all about.