Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baby Girl Walks (well kinda)

Savanna figured out the pushing technique. I hope that you enjoy the video. For those of you that get an automatic email, you have to go to the blog and then click on the photo to view the show.

Christmas Tree, Gingerbread House and SNOW in Houston!

We put up our christmas tree this week and got new stockings which I love! Just need to get them embroidered... The kids tried to help, but Mommy finished it up after they were asleep. Yesterday, we decorated a gingerbread house. Ethan spent most of the time eating the candy, but we had fun. We have been couped up all week since Ethan has a cold. I am running out of ideas for things to do in the house...

AND - it snowed in Houston last night. Palm trees just don't look right covered in snow.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday escapades - friends and Xmas tree farm

We had hoped to get to a birthday party for one of Eric's fraternity brothers kids, but didn't quite make it. So, we went over to another friends house and then to the Xmas tree farm. We had hoped to take some Xmas card photos, but that didn't happen either. So, all in all, not the most productive day - oh, well. Ethan really liked the pretend safety goggles at Chase's house, so I had to include the photo. We met Emily, JD and the girls at the tree farm where they successfully got there Xmas photo taken - yippee! Ethan was in pretty much a full run at the tree farm the whole time. Savanna chilled out with her puffs in the stroller - I

thought this was a good shot of how long her hair is...

Monday, December 1, 2008

David, Katy & Patrick

Sunday was a great time with David, Katy & Patrick... Katy made yummy queso (which I ate too much of) and a delicious lasagna. We hung out all day and visited and played Wii. I wasn't sure if I would ever get Eric off of that thing. I think the hula hoop was the most fun to watch. Eric is really good at hula"ing", I couldn't quite get it.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Drew & Leslie's Wedding - A Night Alone..

Jason, Wendy & Poppy watched the kids so that we could attend a wedding and stay at the Hyatt Reunion in downtown Dallas. It was not far from where we got married - it was fun to go down memory lane. The kids did fairly well.. it was the first time I had left Savanna overnight, so I was a little anxious. She took a bottle though, which is great! Ethan didn't even miss us. He was too busy playing with his cousin Jayden. I only got one photo of us off of my camera - it's not the best but here it is.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Visit with Melinda and Alexandra

I spent the Friday after Thanksgiving at my friend Melinda's house. Eric was in a Bachelor Golf Tournament that day... We had fun catching up and letting the kids play. Ethan had a hard time understanding that adult toys were off limits - he just loved Bret's motorcycle models. We had a really nice time.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving - lots to be thankful for...

Gobble, gobble is what we did... We spent Turkey Day in Dallas. We enjoyed the day with Eric's family. We spent early afternoon Turkey in Rockwall with Eric's Dad's family and the late afternoon in Mineola with Eric's Mom's family. We enjoyed seeing the family and only one kid melted down with all the activities. :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Successful haircut ~ finally!

Ethan finally didn't meltdown during a haircut a couple of weeks ago. yippee!! My friend Emily went with us and I think it really helped him to have a distraction. He even let her use the clippers - amazing! It was great to not have to pin him down and pray that the lady doesn't clip my fingers as she cut his hair around them.

Date Night - Melting Pot

We found a great babysitter (my friend's cousin, Julie) and had a night out on Saturday. We enjoyed great food, good wine and some time with just the two of us!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Where's Waldo (I mean Ethan)

The Woodlands Mall is close to us and they have an indoor playground. Eric and I took the kids there one weekend, and there were a zillion kiddos running around. It was a full time job for Eric to keep track of Ethan. Savanna and I watched from the sidelines playing the "where is Ethan?" "Oh, there he is" game (her favorite game these days). She just squealed with excitement every time I pointed him out. these little ones are too funny...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

testing video...

I thought that I would try to see if video would post - here is breakfast with Savanna this morning.

PJ Party!!

Our friends Emily and JD enjoyed a nice dinner out for Emily's birthday and we watched their girls (Lucy and Edy) last night. The kids ate pizza and fruit and then had a blast playing in the playroom. The girls love the dolls and Ethan is into trains and crashing the cars together. It was fun to see a preview of what Savanna will be doing in the future. We play with the girls all the time, but this was the first time that Lucy and Edy really opened up to me.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Anderson's First Play Date

My roommate in college, Amy, is from this area of Houston and her sister recently had a little girl (Anderson). I am sad to say that Amy just moved from Spring to Homa, LA ~ what are the odds of that happening? Her sister LeighAnn and Anderson came over on Thursday afternoon for a play date. We enjoyed some nice conversation and my kids played and looked at the new baby. I still might have the baby itch??? We will see...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bath time

Houston Children's Museum

My friend Ali met us at the Children's Museum yesterday. She was babysitting, Chloe, for a friend of hers. Ethan really liked the farm animal area. They had a cow that you could "milk" and baby chicks that had just hatched. The weather is amazing here, 80 during the day and 55 at night. We just need to find some places to take advantage of it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Love of the Piano

Ethan & Savanna both like this little piano... They are starting to play really well together. Well, I should say Savanna is interested and Ethan is starting to allow her to play. They are really cute together!