Monday, September 24, 2007

Life is fun....

My sweet little angel, Cal, is not always an angel.... don't try to argue with me.... even though he seems so innocent and sweet and perfect, we have a few (yes, very very few) moments when he is mischievous and sneaky. I know you laugh at this and just can't believe it, but I have pictures to prove it.....

Let me explain this picture.... I baked a carrot cake the other day and noticed that the dome was not placed properly onto the cake and it looked like a little mouse had nibbled around the edges.... hmmm???

Did I mention that every once in a while, he makes a mess.... but it's rare.

I had to share this one.... just to show that he has a great sense of humor too. He loves to watch America's Funniest Home Videos with Daddy.

Now, I must give Patti some of the spotlight. She's a sweetheart and deserves some special attention too.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Just some fun pictures~

We found some dress-up clothes in the closet (thanks Kayla and Jenni) and my kids were addicted. Knowing this addiction and love of Buzz, we were given more (thanks Christine). The kids can't get enough!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sometimes at our house....

Chips and salsa make a great bedtime snack...

People belong in the barn while animals
keep careful watch over them....

Stickers belong on our legs.....

Horses like to rock, and sometimes they even drink out of sippy cups....

Friday, September 14, 2007

Q to Z... the end of All About Me.... Finally

Quite the poet, yes I know.

Q --- I have no clue... I'm skipping this letter... It's my blog and I can do what I want :)

R --- Running... I hate it! I don't usually run unless someone's chasing me... but, I decided that it's good for me and I am finally determined to get my running shoes on. My friend Ashley invited me to run a 5k a few weeks ago... boy, was I glad I was busy that day. I'm afraid what would happen to my body if I tried to run right now. Anyway, I told her to ask me again in a couple months... I'll let you know how it goes.

S --- Singing... terrible! I feel so sorry for the people who sit in front of me on Sundays. But, I do teach the 'almost 2' Bible class Sunday mornings... they don't care how badly I sing. At least I admit it.

T --- Two.... the age of my sweet twins! Whoever named it the Terrible Two's didn't have perfect children like mine..... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

U --- Underwear... something neither of the above mentioned two-yr-olds wear. We are so-not-close to this potty training thing. Soon... soon.

V --- Vacation. We are really needing a vacation soon. We haven't taken one in a loooong time! I went to S. Padre with the kids earlier this summer (without Daddy)... but that doesn't count. Hmmm... anyone know of any 2yr old friendly places to visit?

W --- Weslaco. My home town. It's WAY down south... between McAllen and Harlingen. I left there between 7th and 8th grade and moved to College Station. I still consider Weslaco as my home.

X --- ?? I'm skipping this one too....

Y --- Yellow... my second favorite color (red's my first). It's the color of the "nursery" walls - bright school bus yellow... I love it... it makes me happy!

Z --- Zoo.... I loooove the zoo. We just took the kids to the Houston Zoo (it was hot and muggy, but we loved it). When the weather cools off, maybe we'll visit the Waco Zoo - I've heard lots of great things about it!

Sorry I didn't have any pictures to post Mom - I'll have some tomorrow, I promise!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

K through P

I know, I know.... I was suppose to do A - Z in a week... too bad. Somewhere between being sick and having sick kids, cleaning, hosting parties, etc. I got lazy okay! Haha.

K --- Kitchen. This is probably my favorite place in the house.

L --- Lollipops... nothing at all to do with me.... just a cute picture that went with "L". Those are my nieces Chloe and Phoebe enjoying a lollipop with Cal.

M --- Margo... my maiden name. It's origin is french (Margot/Margeaux)... my gggrandfather (I think) sailed up the Rio Grande River a looong time ago (I should get all this info. from my brother Bryan - the genealogist in the family) and settled in Roma, Texas.

N --- Nematode. Okay, I know this one's random, but let me explain. I was having trouble coming up with an "N" word and so I went to this website of unusual words that start with N. I saw "Nematology" and just had to share. My dad's best friend, Charlie, is a Nematologist... after my dad died, Charlie took over some very important "dad" roles such as helping me with my yearly science fair experiments (did anyone else hate those things?). Anyway, every single year I did mine on Nematodes (fyi... a nematode is Thanks Charlie!

O --- Oh no! Cal's favorite thing to say.... at least a dozen times a day. It usually means that something fell over or broke. Sometimes, it has other meanings... such as..... "Oh no mommy, I don't have a snack... get up and get me one"..... "Oh no, I threw a ball accross the room and it got lost behind the shelf"...."Oh no, I can't find Buzz".... "Oh no, I pushed Patti off the bed and she's crying".... and, "Oh no, I was climbing on the couch and fell off....................and now I'm stuck and can't climb out."

P --- Patricia, Patti, Patti-cake, Patti-cakers.... My sweet little girl. She's such a love... and has the sweetest little smile...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

H through J

H --- Husband. My husband's name is Daniel for those of you who don't know. He's okay. Just kidding, he's better than okay! He's truly wonderful. We met in Jr. High, but didn't date until after our freshman year of college. It was all in God's timing. God has been good to us. I love you Daniel.
I --- iPod Shuffle. Daniel bought me one for Christmas. It' is the coolest thing ever! You know what's better than the iPod... and iTunes giftcard! (Hint: fabulous Christmas gift)
It is so fun to buy songs! I love it! I just purchased "Shirley & Lee - Let the Good Times Roll"... fun song!
J --- Jennifer... My name. I usually go by Jenny though. In college and grad school, I had a good friend, Jenny Jones, and we had a coin toss as to who would be "Jenny" and who would be "Jennifer" (to make it easier for friends and profs)... I lost. So, I was both Jenny and Jennifer and sometimes Jen. I like all three, so call me what you want (well, from the three choices above that is). Anyway, I looked up the origin of my name on the internet and here's what I found:
""""The ancient surname Jennifer came from the Welsh personal name Guinivere, which is composed of the elements gwen, which means fair, wyf, which means smooth or yielding and fawr, which means large. """

Okay, key words: fair, smooth and large.... HA... what comes to mind when I mention those three words?! Yeah, I thought so!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

E through G... More about me!

E --- Einsteins~ When the twins were babies, it was Baby Einstein... they loved it! We still love to watch it! But now, they're into the Little Einsteins. It really is a great show! In fact it's playing in the background right now and the kids are yelling "Rocket!"

F --- Family ~ What would we do without family? Thank you God for our amazing family! Even though we don't get to see all of them often, they are always a part of us and in our hearts.

G --- Girl's Night!!!!!! I love being a mommy and staying home with my kids, but a mommy needs girlfriends. We play Bunko, meet for dinner and a movie, and even play games and eat candy and The Condo. It might be once a month or even 2-3 times a month... either way it's a blessing to hang out with sweet precious Godly girls. Thank you to my sweet husband for this night out and for taking such great care of the kids while I'm away.

Monday, September 3, 2007

A Through D... All about me!

Okay, I told Angela that I'd follow suit with her meme and give you a "little" Encyclopedia of My Ordinary Life... only different. Instead of doing one letter a day, I'm doing one word per letter in one week. So, 26 divided by 7 is... about 3 or 4 a day. Call me lazy if you want, I think I'm being efficient. So, here goes...

A --- Alaboo... that's Patti's I Love You. The sweetest words ever.

B --- Books. We love to read - especially books with animals. It's so much fun to make all those sounds.
C --- Cousins. I wish I had a picture with all our cousins in it. We love all our cousins so much and are so blessed to have such a special family.

D --- Destruction/Disaster.... Cal.