Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm just Calloway!

So, I like to pick on my son. I call him silly little names.... usually when he does something bad.... like "stinker" or "turkey" or "silly" or something like that. He always whines and says, "Nooooo, I'm not a _____!!!!!! I'm just Calloway!!!!"

A little while ago he was asking to play with his train set. It was just not a good time for me, so I said, "In a little while, Angel." He replied (more like screamed), "I'M NOT AN ANGEL! I'm just Calloway."

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My picky little eater....

You've probably heard me talk about what a picky eater Cal is. Well, it's really getting old. Daniel and I are both fed up with fighting him about food. We do really good for a few days and then just get tired of fighting and give up. Well, we're not giving up anymore. This kid is going to start eating a wider variety of food. We're not asking him to eat lima beans, escargot, or sushi.... simple things like hot dogs and cheese. Good grief.... who doesn't like hot dogs and cheese? So, see the tiny bit of food on his plate? That's all we were asking him to eat. I actually had 2 whole grain Ritz crackers on his plate too.... he ate those after an hour. We starter dinner at 6:30 and by 9:00 (yes, 2 1/2 hours), he was still at the table refusing to even touch it. Daniel finally got him to take a nibble of each the hot dog and cheese -- or else he would have been eating them for breakfast. After bath, while we were getting ready for bed, the kid had the nerve to ask for popcorn.

And, this was just a cute picture of Patti that Cal took.... yes, he got his little hands on my camera again. Only about 20 pictures this time.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Our 9th Anniversary

Today, Daniel and I celebrate our 9th Anniversary. Wow... how time flies when you're having fun. I have been so blessed.

This is a page from our yearbook.... can you find me and Daniel? This was a year or so before we started dating.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Top 8

I got tagged last week and forgot all about it!!! How dare me!

So, thank's Mom's Baggage! Here goes....

8 TV shows I watch
1. Biggest Loser
2. American Idol
3. So You Think You Can Dance
4. CSI
5. CSI: Miami
6. Fox and Friends (does news count?)
7. Clean House
8. House (sometimes)

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Mi Cocina
2. Joy Luck
3. Chili's
4. Fish Daddy's
5. Roadhouse
6. Johnny Carino's
7. Freebirds
8. Souper Salad

8 Things that happened today
1. Drank a real cup of coffee (no decaf for me today!)
2. Took both kids to school (hooray)
3. Went to Hobby Lobby to buy a bunch of random stuff.... ended up buying more random stuff
4. Went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy sheets
5. Picked up Joy Luck's Hot and Sour Soup for sick hubby at home
6. Avoided doing laundry
7. Wiped Cal's nose a few dozen times (and I sent him to school.... how pathetic am I?)

8 Things I look forward to
1. Seeing this little miracle in my belly for the first time
2. Meeting my new niece very very soon
3. Finishing the kid's rooms upstairs
4. Having a diet coke.... maybe tomorrow
5. GNO!!!!!!
6. My doctor appointment tomorrow.... I love to hear that heartbeat
7. Being done with all my "projects"
8. Bedtime

8 Things I wish for
1. A healthy baby
2. A healthy family
3. God's miracle for the Wimm's family
4. To be a size 6 again (like when I was 13)
5. Patti and Cal to both sleep through the night (taking themselves to go potty)
6. A clean house.... that stays clean
7. The weather to stay exactly like it is today
8. Bedtime to come soon

8 People I tag
1. Angela
2. Denise
3. Erin
4. Katy
5. Jennifer
6. Stephanie
7. Nichole
8. Hilary
We've all been under the weather around here. The kids started to get coughs and sniffles the day we left the ranch. Cal's got much worse in the snot department and Patti's cough got worse. Patti's getting better, and Cal's still has a nasty nasty nose. Neither one of them really "act" sick....not much slows them down. Daniel's been getting worse too. He's so stubborn and won't go to the doctor.

The other day, I made the kids lay down and try to take a nap. I tucked them into my bed and let them watch a few minutes of a show and then threatened them to stay quiet and rest. I took advantage of the time and got busy doing some things around the house. I went back to check on them about 10 minutes later and saw a bright light flashing from the bedroom. They found my camera. I quickly reprimanded them and made them lay back down and they finally fell asleep. During their nap, I picked up the camera.... curious to see the pictures they took. I scrolled through several of the bed, the wall, the lamp, all angles of my bedroom..... then several more of Patti..... then several more of Cal. By about 50 pictures I started to crack up.... it wasn't the actual pictures they took that were so funny (well, actually there are a few that are hilarious), but it was the amount of pictures and videos (yes, short little snippets of videos too). All in all, they took 120 pictures and 11 videos. I'm sharing only a few.... the rest were of my messy bedroom and no one wants to see that!

Friday, January 2, 2009

(3 posts in one day.... Grams will be so excited!)

So, I'm finally at the stage when I can really feel the baby move. When I feel lots of movement, I yell at Daniel to "hurry and come here" and grab his hand and stick it on my belly hoping that he'll feel it. Most times, the baby gets still again. But, I keep trying. Sometimes, the kids join in and put their hands on my belly too.

This evening, while I was doing dishes (okay, I was on my computer checking email).... I heard Patti yell, "Momma!!! Cal's baby's moving!!!" Curious, I stepped into the living room and saw this...... (oh, and by the way, I do NOT lay on the floor when I feel the baby move and have Daniel lean over me)

Christmas Part II

Okay, I really try to avoid posting pictures of myself..... especially big and pregnant. But, I felt compelled to post at least one (okay, probably the first and last). Here I am at 20 weeks. Yes, just 20.

Christmas morning.... this is a totally different experience with kids. The twins are finally at an age where they are understanding the meaning of Christmas and anticipate Christmas morning. It was so fun, but over so quick. That afternoon, we went over to my father-in-law's and spent the evening stuffing our faces and opening presents. There are 9 cousins ages 6 and under.... plus two more on the way. Fun, special, loud and chaotic.... the only way to describe it. Sorry, no pictures.... I forgot my camera. Maybe one of my sister-in-laws will be nice enough to share some with me.

The day after Christmas, we headed down South for a few days at the Ranch with my brother and his family. We don't get to see them much, so the time we have with them is precious. The kids loved playing with their older cousins..... and just being at The Ranch.

Gracyn, Patti, Ryan, and Cal

Grams is GrEaT, she give us ChOcOlAtE CaKe!

My mom is always right here.... in the kitchen working her magic. The bar is the best seat in the house..... especially when you're 3 and Grams just baked a chocolate cake.

Christmas Part I

Here's Part I of our Christmas....

The kids at school. They had a book exchange with their friends.

A trip to Santa's Wonderland. The kids LoVeD it!

Christmas Eve at Paw Paw's Land... we just had to take advantage of the beautiful day.

Making cookies for Santa

Eating Santa's cookies....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My dancing transformer....

Okay, I have lots of great pictures to post.... and I'll get to that hopefully tomorrow. But, for now I just have to post this hilarious video of Cal dancing. He loves the Transformers and asked me to put the video in for him. I skipped the intro and he quickly reprimanded me for it explaining that he wanted to dance to the music. So, I played it over again and stood back to watch. He didn't like me watching and asked me to go away. Sorry the video is shaky.... I was holding it around the corner so that he couldn't see me. Notice how once it's over, he quickly turns around to find his seat. He so cute.