Monday, December 28, 2009

I Be Flippin'

Watch out bloggers, we will be flippin in 2010! Oh, the videos to come...





Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baby's Got Some New Shoes

The Hubby was tasked with buying Cookie some new sneakers and this is what he brought home for his little princess...



They are superfly! Looks like Daddy is turning into a Fashion-Dad-nista. A very proud moment for the two of us. Now I have the confidence in him to do more clothes / shoe shopping and he has the confidence in knowing that I will not be sending him back to the store to exchange his purchase. Win, Win People.

Tis the Season!



Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's Christmas Time







Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Can I get a Swaddle?

Oh, yes you can Moo! This little gem is a miracle blanket and should be on top of your Christmas lists this year if you have a precious newborn.



It was just what Moo needed to get her through the night. And through the night I mean ALL night long. I would take a picture of Moo demonstrating her swaddle, but it is 6 am and this Rookie Mom has finally learned never (under NO circumstances) wake a sleeping baby. I have Charlie aka the dog, to thank for the early morning wake up call.

Woo Hooo, three nights and counting...

Mama is finally getting her under eye bag removal treatments, with good ol' fashion sleep.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Early Riser




Monday, December 7, 2009

Here Is A Little Story

Seasons Greeting Bloggers -


Saturday was a shopping day like no other. We were on a mission to end the Sofa Hunt of 2009. Yes, our sofa was on top of our Christmas shopping list. Priorities people! I figure that Santa will take care of the kiddos and bottom line Mama needed a new sofa to enjoy her reality TV.

The day went a little something like this (beginning at 5AM)...

Feed Moo. Take kiddos to school for Parent's day out. Drive to Furniture store and manage to avoid massive traffic on I-45. Laugh at sales guy who is trying to sell a 6k dollar sofa to a couple with a two year old and a three month old. Leave furniture store to have lunch. Arrive at #2 furniture store for a quick run through before the restaurant opened. Enter #2 furniture store, divide and conquer. Then it happened just like that, we saw a light shinning over the perfect sofa. Trumpets played in the background as I noticed that 50% off discount. Hubby negotiates another 20% off and I become a very happy wife. Salesperson writes sold on my new 70% off sofa. We go to lunch. Excited about our purchase, we map out our plan of attack for getting sofa to the house. Never mind the fact that we just saved 70%, we were not going to pay for the delivery charge. Apparently, that is a sin in our cul de sac. I just roll with it. We go and pick up the kiddos and return home to move old sofas into the garage. Hubby makes trip #1 to pick up first sofa piece. Hubby makes trip #2 to pick up remaining pieces. Hubby and neighbor put two pieces into the house. Third piece begins to present a small problem. Small problem turns into a very Large problem. Front door comes off the henge's to minimize now said large problem. Front door falls and shatters. Now we have a shattered front door and an incomplete sofa in the entry way. Hubby swings into action and goes to Home Depot for new front door, while incomplete sofa piece remains in the front yard and a big hole is now present where my front door use to be. Cookie has cereal for dinner. Furniture store is called and given the option to come put piece in the house or haul the hold thing off. Blanket is placed over the new hole in my front entry way. Cookie is on a sugar high from cereal. Hubby purchases new front door and hires help to install it. Cookie poops in the kitchen (additional blog post to follow). I step in it. Hubby takes my shoes outside to spray them off. Furniture store arrives and takes a whopping ten minutes to put the last remaining piece in the house. Kiddos go to bed. Hubby sees the last second of the TX game. Door Installers finish up with the door around 11 pm. We go to sleep! Day 2. Hubby makes a final trip to Home Depot. Door install 2009 is complete! 3pm the family sits together on new sofa for the first time and admires new front door from the distance.

Lessons learned. Always pay for the delivery charge, never assume that putting a new front door in is a small project and never, I repeat never leave your child unattended when they are potty training because...Poop Happens and you might just end up stepping in it every once and a while literally and figuratively.

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Shopping Break

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are on a little blogging break to christmas shop and put our house in order for Santa's arrival this year! Buddy the elf on the shelf is watching over Cookie and Moo.

This year Buddy arrived and is sitting on top of our front door. We let Cookie know that he chose that spot because he wanted to make sure that she didn't go out the front door unattended again! We also told her that he is Watching her every move.

We will be back on Monday.

Until then, happy holiday shopping!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.





Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Smarty Pants

Apparently, Cookie is thankful for the bat her Pappaw gave her this year. It has given her great power...

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Needless to say, we take it out of her room at night time.

Happy Birthday Uncle John

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We Are Family...

...I got all my sisters with me. Welcome Baby E. We are glad to have you with us.

Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit with my sisters latest addition. Each time her oldest held E, Cookie just had to hold Moo.



We have a lot to be Thankful for this year! Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Welcome To The World Baby E

Congratulations Cathy, Chris and Rue for giving Moo a little playmate. We are so proud of our newest addition! I am looking forward to squeezing her little checks this weekend.

Miss. E
11/18/09
6lbs 12oz





Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cheers To Many More

Eight years ago today the Hubby and I finalized our biggest contract to date. We both said, "I do." Over the years we have lived, laughed, loved and argued so loud we made the walls shake.

So, in honor of this day I would like to list the Eight Reason why we work. In no particular order of course.

1. You love to mop the floor [sometimes a little to much]
2. You don't mind doing laundry
3. You respect my Mommy Time Outs
4. You know every button to push on me and know exactly when to push them [hence, the reason for number 3]
5. You know exactly when I need that little extra encouragement
6. You have blessed me with Two beautiful girls
7. You respect the No Toot Zones
8. Last but not least...

...You love me for me. Every little flaw and annoyance you continue to choose to go on this crazy adventure they call marriage and parenthood with Me.

I love you! Happy eight wedding anniversary. I am Thankful for you.




Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sister Sister

Cookie allowed Moo to join her in bed. The moment didn't last long, but just long enough for me to capture it.






Monday, November 9, 2009

Emily Post Would Be Proud

Yesterday, Cookie was blessed with a bunch of new toys from our neighbors. So naturally,I thought that this would be a great time for her to start learning the meaning of a Thank You note.

Cookie was thrilled to be able to color her best scribles for Ms. Acy and Mr. Eeric aka Ms. Tracey and Mr. Eric. She was even more thrilled to deliver the note. That meant she got to walk next door and ring the door bell.

When they returned I melted at her excitment and listening to her say, "I did it, I did it, I gave a ank u card."

Now if only I could get her that excited about cleaning her room.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Moo Starts School

It's official, Moo is now in school. I can't believe that ten weeks have come and gone. Ugh, time slow down! It was hard dropping her off but I know that she will learn to enjoy it just as much as Cookie does.

Moo's first two days were great and Cookie stepped right into the role of big sister and checks on her through out the day.

Needless to say, now that Moo is in school our routine has gained a few extra steps but we are managing. My coffee mugs are just increasing in size.

For all you new Mom's who have little ones attending school for the first time I highly recommend these nifty labels. They are a must have!



Just click on the picture to access the website. Happy Shopping.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Boo-De-Sac

A wonderful time was had by all at our annual Boo-De-Sac party! Lots of candy, loads of fun and wonderful memories.











A Spooktacular Time

Halloween was a huge success this year. Cookie had her biggest sugar high to date and the Hubby and I had a wonderful time helping out at her school. She was a precious Bufly and had a great time trick or treating with her Daddy. Here are a few pictures of the Spooktacular time we had.









Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Almost Forgot

To share Cookie's latest saying.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cookie Speaks

Cookie is growing like a weed and is increasing her vocabulary each day. She is now speaking in little sentences.

Here are a few of her favorite sayings.

Oh Man
I did it, I did it
No No Charlie
Im gonna be a bufly for halween
Maudi Milk
Shhhhh, Maudi (her favorite lately)
See u lader
More More (using her sign language)

And her favorite, shaking her little finger...

No more momkeys jumpin on da bed

Oh Cookie, you bring us so much joy and definitely keep us on our toes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Indoor Toilet Pappering

It is the new indoor activity when the days are rainy. Cookie would like to demonstrate her technique.



When she is older she will be glad to know that the internet provides tips and tricks on How to Toilet Paper a house. Oh the things to come!