Monday, November 26, 2007

6 Things

A while back, Missy challenged me to post 6 things that you guys don't know about me. I was shocked by her Phil Collins confession! =) Considering almost everyone who reads this is family, finding something you don't know about me makes it hard, but here it goes:
1. I hate doing laundry. Absolutely hate it! The chore of cleaning the clothes is pretty easy, because the machine does it all, it's the putting away that I can't stand! I'll leave clothes in the dryer for a day or two just so I don't have to put them away! But, it eventually drives me crazy, and I take them out of the dryer and put them away. I'm NEVER done with the laundry! As soon as all the clothes are clean, we wear them, and they get dirty again! Sigh....
2. I love rice crispy treats! I have to be careful when I make them or else I will eat them all! When I was pregnant with Eddie I made a pan of them while Danny was in school, and ate all of them before he got home!
3. I am so glad that Missy has a good sense of direction, because, I swear, her and Mandie were going to get us lost somewhere between England and France! I had no idea where we were going almost the entire time! I miss London, and hopefully, I can take Danny there someday!
4. I don't have a favorite color. Nope. Not a single one! Some days I like red, others blue, but I can tell you that whatever color is in Tommy's or Eddie's diapers is my LEAST favorite!
5. I love reality shows and NFL football. I don't know what it is about them, but I love to watch them. Amazing Race is my favorite reality show, and it almost doesn't matter who's playing, I love to watch football! I have always been a Cowboys fan, so of course, Cowboys' games are my favorites to watch! I also love Gray's Anatomy and Ugly Betty. I can't watch crime shows because I have nightmares and trouble sleeping when I do.
6. I love looking at model homes, and going to Open Houses! I have recently discovered that Anna does, too! So, we have taken up the hobby of driving around looking at houses! Maybe when I grow up I'll be a real estate agent.

Okay, now it's Mandie's turn!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I haven't blogged in a long time, and I have a lot to catch up on! Here's some pictures from the Patriotic Parade a couple of weeks ago. Anna's school has this awsome coach that is a DJ in her spare time, and she brings her stuff to school for big events like this. She played great music the entire time and Eddie, of course, slept right through it!

They also had a wall of remembrance for those who served in the armed forces who have passed on. Anna and Tommy are standing next to Papaw's name on the wall.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Go Mavs Go!

Oh, wait, I mean, Let's Go Mavs! They killed the Spurs last night with a commanding 105-92 win. One of my favorite players, Devin Harris, completely dominated Tony Parker. Uh, World Champions? Really?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thanks Mandie!

Mandie watched my kids for me yesterday while I judged Middle School All-Region and earned a little Christmas money. Of course she took great pictures of my kids, so here they are! Mom was also there to help out with the babies while Mandie took the kids to the park. Thanks Mandie and Mom!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Worst Doctor's Visit EVER

Today I took Eddie to his 2-month check-up. Not a big deal, right? Um, not so when you have Tommy with you! I picked him up from school and we went straight to the doctor's office. Tommy had a snack and milk on the way and was pretty good in the waiting room for the first 15 minutes, but then he turned into a total monster! He pulled all the toys in front of the glass doors and refused to let anyone in, he kicked the doors and rammed them with the ride-on toys, he screamed at the top of his lungs (apparently because he likes the sound of his own horendous screeches), and kept "falling" off everything, then immediately errupted into big, fake wails complete with crocodile tears! I kept apologizing to all the parents in the room, and I tried to keep Eddie ,and every other kid, safe from The Monster. We waited in that room for 45 minutes! Come on! Seriously!? By that time, I was completely frazzled and grateful that the nurse came. We then went to an even smaller room with only 2 toys and one rolling chair. Tommy escaped from the room about 10 times during Eddie's exam and twice it took me and another nurse to drag him (literally) kicking and screaming back to the room. He kept trying to play on the rolling chair, but that's a big no-no for kids, and he just didn't understand why. The nurse finally put it in the hall. Thank goodness! Tommy screamed and cried for much of the time, and threw the 2 toys that were available to throw. Finally, it was time to go and Tommy didn't want to leave the exam room! When he couldn't leave, he tried to, and when he couldn't stay, he wouldn't leave! We finally got in the car, and sanity returned. How was Eddie? He slept through most of it, and cried pitiously when he got 4 shots, 2 in each leg, but as soon as his clothes were on, he stopped crying and went back to sleep. Eddie is now 12 pounds and 23 3/4 inches long. Sigh, I have been blessed with such a sweet baby... for now! Tommy was just VERY tired and hungry. He went to bed late last night, woke up at 3:30 freezing because he took his clothes off (why do kids do that?), woke up pretty early this morning, and he's ALWAYS hungry. After some french fries and a quick nap in the car, he was fine. I have learned that it's hard to discipline a tired, hungry kid at the doctor's office, and I will find a baby-sitter for Tommy for Eddie's next appointment!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Okay, here's some of Eddie.

Okay, here's some pictures of Eddie. He's not very photogenic at this age because the flash startles him and he makes weird faces. As you can see in the second picture, he kept on wiggling, so we didn't get a good shot. He looks pretty funky. I also don't have a great camera, or camera skills, so it's harder to capture the right moment. I'll try some more, and hopefully I'll get some really good ones.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Halloween!

As you can see, Anna dressed up like Cinderella last night. It's not really what she wanted to be, but it's what I bought her, so she had to deal with it. She ended up loving it, though.

Tommy was Spidey, of course. We saw about 100 of them last night! He hated the costume, and I had to force him in it last night, but he realized that, in order to get candy he had to wear it. So, he did. He completely refused the mask, but I didn't mind. Eddie didn't have a coustume, but we did put a cute jack-o-latern bib on him. All of his pictures were pretty funky, so I didn't post any. We went to our Trunk-or-Treat last night, where the kids got A TON of candy, but was that enough? Nope. We had to go Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood, too! At first, it was just going to be me and Anna because Tommy had shed his costume as soon as we got in the door, but the prospect of more candy enticed him to put it back on. We only did a small part of our street and the street behind us when the kids decided that they had enough candy and we went home. They ate a lot of candy last night, but they were both asleep before 9pm! They didn't even fight it! a side note, my creepy next door neighbor was handing out candy with his wife and kids last night!! The nerve of that guy! So far, the charges against him are pending, and we're still waiting to see if he'll be prosecuted. Stupid, slow legal system!