Saturday, March 27, 2010


My Mom called me a few weeks ago and asked me if I had heard of the new Discovery Channel series called Life.

I had not. She said Oprah was narrating it and she had a segment on her show about it. She told me the images they captured on film were unbelievable and she thought my girls would love to watch and learn all about amazing creatures all over the world. So I set my DVR to record the entire series.

Right now as I type this, MacKenzie & Reagan sit completely captivated by this show. Their eyes have not left the TV screen and listening to their conversation with each other as they contemplate all that this show is teaching them is quite amusing. If you have young children, do yourself a favor. Go right now to your DVR and record this series!

You've only missed 2 of them so far and there are 11 in the series, so you've got 9 more coming. And although I am speaking of how my kiddos love watching this, I too, am loving it. It is beautiful and informative and really just fun to watch. The cinematography is breath-taking. If you have HD channels, I urge you to record it on the HD Discovery. Wow.
You. will. not. be. disappointed. Go now!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

9 Months and a Few Firsts

Ty is 9 months old today. And he's had a few "Firsts" on his 9 month birthday. He went for his first official swim in J-Pop & Cici's pool and loved every second of it. He also had his very first popsicle. I know when my sister reads this she is going to have a fit because she gave me such a hard time that my oldest didn't get her first popsicle until she was almost 2! So yes, Amanda, he is the third child and he is my baby boy and I do give him privileges that his older sisters did not get. There, I said it. Another "First" that I'm not so happy about is that he got his first boo boo. He fell outside and hit right above his eye on the corner of a lawn chair. He cried for 20 seconds and was over it. His eye did start to swell and he got a little scrape too. And one final "First" that I am exceptionally unhappy about: He will not have his picture taken in the white chair on his exact 9 month birthday. For the first time since he was born, we will miss taking his picture on the 23rd of the month. You see, I learned the hard way last time that I am unable to take his white chair pictures without another adult present. I can't put him on the white chair and back up to take the pictures without him trying to jump, climb or scoot off the chair. Right after I did his 8 month picture, he did a face plant onto the carpet and had a rug burn all over his nose. So, because of logistical details which would bore you to tears if I shared, so I won't I am unable to have someone else here while it's still daylight. Therefore his 9 month white chair picture will have to wait until tomorrow. As much as it pains me to break our perfect record, I feel quite certain that he won't look too much bigger tomorrow than he does today. Stay tuned...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 'O Fun

Settle in y'all. Lots 'o pictures coming your way.

We started out our day yesterday with a mini photo session of the kiddos all dressed in their St. Patty's Day gear.

If you're wondering why my baby boy has his hand up in all of the pictures, it's because every time I take his helmet off, he does this now. Poor baby. He just rubs & rubs & rubs on his head.

We went to the. coolest. lunch. place. Seriously. If you're in the Houston area, you must check it out. It's called Little Matt's and it's in West University, my old stomping ground. It's as if you stepped back in time and are visiting the local market with a place to eat right next door. There's candy & icee's galore and it makes you want to tell the person behind the counter, "Just put it on my tab." It's one of those kinds of places. They have an adorable courtyard outside with bright, colorful picnic tables to relax and dine, and a room full of arcade games and TV's with free video games for the kids to play.

The "Wish Wall" where kids & adults alike write down wishes, roll them up and place them in small holes on this board made just for their dreams.

The "Dog Bar" featuring fresh water and a bucket full of free Milkbones for the pups.

Don't let this picture fool you. We were there pretty early for lunch. By the time we left, there wasn't a seat to be had!

My boy doing what he does best.

The entrance when we were leaving. People leave their strollers draped in their nice baby blankets outside the front door. And the basket on the bike. I mean really. It was like I had stepped into a scene in Pleasantville.

From there we went on to the Museum of Natural Science. As I suspected, MacKenzie was in. her. element. It was so fun to watch her and all the kids check everything out.

Woah. That's big.

Before the 3D Imax about Whales & Dolphins. As you can clearly see, my fashion-conscious daughters were not happy about having their picture taken with the nerdy 3D glasses.

Lots of finger pointing going on.

At the end of our museum trip, Maggie got all the kids their own geodes to crack open and see what was inside. It was so exciting to see it open up and discover what kind of crystal was on the inside.

We definitely had a "Day 'O Fun" yesterday and boy were we all exhausted to prove it. 2 out of my 3 little ones were racked out in the car on the way home and the other one and her Momma were not too far behind. Plus everyone slept until almost 9 this morning! Thank you Maggie for such a fun adventure. Something tells me it won't be long before we're back at the museum to see more exciting things.

Friday, March 12, 2010

"May Lower Your Cholesterol"

A Boy...
..and his...