Thursday, January 28, 2010


Monday was such a beautiful day and Dell was home since he was starting nights that day so when Henry asked for a picnic as he got off the bus we just had to make it happen.


We had leftover, peanut butter sandwiches, pear, chocolate milk, and watered down juice.  Lizzy was like babyzilla and walked/crawled through everyone’s food.  She got filthy.  But she did become proficient at drinking from a straw sippy cup.



Thanks for the suggestion Henry.  It was a fabulous picnic.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy happy birthday Lizzy dear!







How we LOVE you!


where has the time gone

On Friday Lizzy turned one.  ONE!  I can’t believe it’s been 12 months, 365 days, a whole dad-gum year.  Really?  Really?  I don’t believe it.  I know that people said time goes faster when you get older, but if a year goes by in what feels like 3 months at 34 what will time be doing when I’m 50?  6 days?  At least Henry’s mission would fly by at that rate, but really, where has the time gone?

I think that’s a problem with life in the mild climate of Texas.  Most days are beautiful and you go from warm, to perfect, to hot, to perfect to warm, to 2 months of cold mixed with warm, and then back to perfect.  With enough random weather thrown in to keep you guessing and so you don’t have the daffodils, roses, colored leaved, and snow that give you sense of time passing instead you have the same thing day after day and suddenly you’ve gone from

this to




seriously, how did this happen?

Happy New Year

Hope ya’ll had a great new year’s eve.  We had one of our best ever.  Some friends invited us up to their property up north a bit for a hot dog/marshmallow roast and fireworks.  It was beautiful to be out of the city, and our friends are some great people so being with them is always wonderful.  We had a great time roasting hot dogs, marshmallows (though Henry does not like his toasted apparently) and enjoying the fireworks.  Dell’s decided that the ones that shoot into the air are the only way to go and next year we’re forgetting about sparklers and fountains and just going for the big guns.  Henry liked building the fire and wearing a head lamp when the sun went down.  LIzzy liked being outside.  She sat on her chair and clapped and she likes snuggling when the sun went down and it got COLD.  I liked sitting by a fire.  It made me long for camping and now that it’s getting warm we may just have to go next weekend Dell’s off.  I also loved coming back to our place for sparking cider and games after putting the kids to bed.  And we even stayed up to almost midnight.  :)


Dell and Henry get the fire going.


Lizzy enjoying her seat.


Henry covering his ears for the loud fireworks.