Monday, July 26, 2010

Sand, Spots and Space Shuttles

Took a spur of the moment trip to Houston Friday night. It was an awesome drive down. The kids slept most of the way and Jacob and I had 5 hrs to talk. It’s so nice being married to my best friend.
Hannah and Daniel were kind enough to let us stay with them which was a treat for the kids. We drove down to Galveston Saturday for the kids' first beach experience. They loved it and even requested that we stay forever. No need for blue water and white sand. All they need is salty water and plenty of dirt for a good time. My time on the other hand was slightly less exciting. Got to play a game of “guess what Joshua has now?” chicken pox? Measles? Something from one of the 3 ticks I just pulled off of him? Hundreds of little red spots….hmmm… now I’m thinking Fifth’s Disease. Gonna take a trip to the doctor tomorrow and let him take a swing at it. I also learned that $3000 for ear tubes does NOT mean no more infections…grrr. Here’s to believing that this is the last! Finished the day off with date night, thanks to H and D for watching our kiddos.
This morning Jacob took Isaiah to NASA. It's so weird that I have a child old enough to enjoy that! When we were getting ready to go home I had a moment-just staring at Isaiah’s feet. When did they get so big? What happened to those long skinny bird feet that quickly turned into chubby baby feet with 10 fat little toes?
On the way home I gave in and let Gator ride facing forward even though I’ve said I would wait until age 2 (desperate times-desperate measures). It was so funny getting to see what he does while riding in the car seat. He crushed up his crackers and was not happy about having to sit in them so he rode holding his legs up for the last 45 minutes of the trip.
We can’t wait to go back see family, visit new places and spend some more time at the beach!

This weeks quotes all seem to argue in favor of tv..ha!

Melo:"Help me! Ayuda me!"
Hannah:"Where did you learn to say that?"
Melo:"Diego and Dora"

After his recent nightmare about “Big Baby” I was concerned about the effects of Toy Story on my sweet boy. Tonight Isaiah changed my mind: "Mom, can I tell you how much I love you? It's gonna be a lot…to infinity and beyond!”

Monday, July 19, 2010

Just a Few that I LOVE!


Grandma brought donuts for breakfast. Pink with sparkles for Melo, chocolate for Isaiah, White with sprinkles for Andrew and plain cake for the Gatorbug. It did not take long for him to figure out that he was missing out on something amazing. I eventually gave in and let him at it. 1 plain cake, 1/2 of Mommy's blueberry cake, 6 donut holes and finally 1 white with sprinkles later...we decided to move bath time to right after breakfast. Pretty sure my 15 month old can out eat Momma!

Monday, July 12, 2010

From 3 to 6

Today was the first of many days we'll be spending with the Davis kiddos. May take a few more to learn to balance 6 kids, meals, naps, play ...but I think I did alright. Of course its hard to take any credit when all 6 are such great kids.
We had a little preschool time, puzzles, built guns and airplanes from Trios, and even found time to form a rock band.
The toughest part was keeping Gator off of baby Hayden. He seems to think she belongs to him and should be smothered in sweet kisses...constantly.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I promised Kristy I will FINALLY start blogging when she moves to California. Guess I'll use her house hunting trip as practice.
Andrew is spending the week with us while Mommy and Daddy find him a new home.
So far Andrew had taught Melo his "trick"...I'm still not sure what it is, played outside for hours, bathed, watched Dora
...and the boys shared a peanut butter and coconut oil sandwich. I think he's gonna be just fine!