Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kids say the funniest things...

Since I'm so far behind on posting photos and the task of catching up seems overwhelming at the moment, I thought I'd write a few of the things John Paul has said lately that we don't ever want to forget.

1. This morning he came into our room at 6:30am and we didn't want to get up so Paul asked John Paul to go fix our breakfast (joking of course) and his very quick response was "I'm not a chef".

2. To avoid naptime today, he called me into room:
JP: My tummy hurts.
Me: Why?
JP: Because I have feelings.
Me: Rest is best for a hurt tummy.
JP: I'm all better.

3. A few weeks ago, Kate pooped in the bathtub so we hurriedly got JP out so to not re bathe him. As Paul carried him out of the room he said: "Kate, Santa Claus saw that!". Not 2 nights later, he pooped in the tub and asked everyone if they wanted to see it!

Not to leave Kate out, I'll just give an update on her development. She started walking at about 13 months (about 3 months ago!) and now tries to do EVERYTHING her brother does! She has lots of words including: baby, mama, dada, apple, thank you, please, bye bye, night night, cracker, juice, church, go, up, eat, cheese. She is a sweet but stubborn girl who will make a great big sister in a few months!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall 2009

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the colors, smells, crisp cool air..well, sometimes. Anyway, here are few pictures of what we have been up to lately. The first 2 photos my sister took while the kids were in Waco visiting the grandparents. She's a great aunt and a great photographer!

The slideshow is from our trip out to Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls this past Saturday. It was a perfect morning:cool, not too crowded, and loads of fun. If you've never been, we recommend it! They have face painting, horse rides, hay rides, flower picking, and more varieties of pumpkins than I'd ever seen!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Kate is now 13 months old and poor girl is just now getting a post about her birthday! (I'm afraid that she is in for a lifetime of Mommy not being on the ball about things!)
Kate is my sweet girl! She knows how to flash that smile at just the right time, loves to give slobbery kisses and pester her big brother. She can say dada, mama, hot, ball, and a few animal sounds and is really staring to say more since her ear surgery. She is still maybe the best pointer and grunt-er i know! Although not walking yet, she thinks it is great fun to take a few steps into your arms or stand up just to fall into pillows! We look forward to all the big changes in the next few months with walking, talking and more! We love you sweet Kate!

Where did the summer go?

Now that summer is over and John Paul has started back to "school", I'm finally going to update everyone on our summer activities (or lack of!) We started summer off with John Paul's end-of-school water day then Camp Agape (our VBS). By the first week of June, the poor kids summer fun was pretty much over! I found out I was pregnant (yes, 17 weeks as of yesterday) and had a tough first few months. If it wasn't for Granny's help, I don't know what we would have done! Anyway, all is better now and we are back to normal. Kate did have tubes put in her ears in July and seems to be happier now so we are praying for no ear infections this year!

Here's a slide show of the summer highlights:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Anyone know a good...

pediatric ENT in Austin?? I need to take my sweet Kate to see one so I'm hoping that some of you mommy's out there can help me out and suggest a great doctor! Thanks.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Catching up

I'm so behind that I don't even know where to start and since I can't leave a post about poop as the last post, I'm going to post a few of my favorite photos from the last few months (and then 2 slide shows for those you care to see more!)

In the last few months, we've been busy with trips to Dallas to visit my sister then to Port Aransas with Paul's family. Both trips were fun be we are glad to be home and get on a schedule again. (Well, until next week). I'll try to post more soon, especially since Kate turns 10 months old today and I need to get her picture in the big chair! Enjoy the photos!

The best way to start off the week...

is NOT cleaning poop off of a boy (shoulders to knees), his pajamas, and the walls/clothes hanging in the closet where he was "hiding". (It wasn't his closet!!)

John Paul is on a strong antibiotic for a sinus infection and it better work!!! Off to finish cleaning out the closet and make sure I didn't miss a spot or 2!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kate is 8 months old!

As you will see from the slide show, I somehow neglected to take a picture at 5 months! Poor girl, her mommy isn't being very diligent in capturing all her milestones on picture or video. Anyway, she is a very happy girl even when sick. (3 ear infections in the last 2 months and she never complained!) She has the best smile especially now that her 2 bottom teeth are coming up! She is so close to crawling and loves her big brother! We love you Kate!

Spring Break and more

For spring break, the kids and I went to Dallas to visit my sister. We had fun hanging out with them and going to the Dallas Arboretum. As you can tell from most of the photos, John Paul doesn't like to be still!!! I've also included a few photos from the hailstorm we had last week. Looks like we will be getting a new roof.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Chuck E Cheese, Valentines, etc.

Here are a few photos from the last few months. We had fun at Chuck E Cheese with Griff for John Paul's birthday and enjoyed a few days outside flying a kite,etc. We have also had 4 ear infections (2 each) and 2 viruses (both JP) since his birthday so we are happy to be out and about again!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Yesterday morning before school:
Me: "You get to go to school today and see your Friends!" (he was sick last week)
John Paul: "And see Griff?"(his bff)
M: " No. Griff went to see his grandparents in Arkansas."
JP: "I want to go to Arkansas."

then last night he randomly says...

JP: "I want to go in Arkansas with Griff grandparents!"

This morning from the living room I hear:

JP: "Lynna, Look!!" " Lynna"
Me: " What is my name?"
JP: "Mom" ( with a sheepish grin on his face!)

a few minutes later:

JP: "Lynna! Look!" (looking at me smiling!)

He has already started saying "Mom" instead of "Mommy" which I can handle, but "Lynna" ?? I don't think so!

Monday, February 9, 2009

John Paul's 2nd birthday

Thanks to all our family and friends who made it a special day for John Paul! I'll post pictures of John Paul and Griffin's Chuck E. Cheese experience next!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Christmas in February!

Yes, I'm finally posting Christmas photos. At this rate, I'll post John Paul's birthday around Easter.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009