January 24, 2008

Spare Me...

I just want to send a loud, proud, shout-out to my fabulous husband (who doesn't even really read this), but you should all know what a great guy he is. 2 days ago, I took Bug and T for their regular appts and had to hold both while they received 5 vaccines each (that's a grand total of 10). Though the tears were many, they were temporary. So what does the husband have to do with this? Well, years ago, when Bug was little, he took him to his dr. appts and for shots. I couldn't do it and he spared me a great deal of anxiety and sadness over it. He is a "true man of genius" and love. Fortunately, being a SAHM has toughened me up enough to manage the important affairs of vaccines. Still, I am truly thankful that at least Bug has possibly received his last (other than flu shots) and for a brilliant Grandma who came over two days in a row to make us all feel better! Love you.

January 21, 2008

Never Again.

That's it. It will never happen again. What is this you ask? A birthday party for little people in my HOME. Not because they tore it up (which they sort of did), but because in the inevitable,Murphy's Law kind of way, someone always gets hurt. Being the home of a practing legal man, we simply cannot have the liability. We'll have to come up with parental waivers or something. Fortunately it was "merely a flesh wound" to a kid who lost his balance all by himself, but seriously, no more at home parties for us. Is it just me or does anyone else have a crazy party story?

January 18, 2008

The Ark-like Pirate Ship Sets Sail!!!

Tomorrow is the BIG day for Bug. I'll spare you all the details (which you have heard a time or two) about the day my beautiful Bug was born. Anyhow, he's chosen to have a Pirate Party. We are having a small gathering of wild pirates and hope to have a grand time with treasure hunt, walk the plank, coloring page, and cake. So here is the cake. I know it looks a little more like an Ark than a Pirate Ship. Perhaps next year if he asks for a Pirate Party, I'll more wisely steer him in the direction of a "Noah's Ark" theme! Anyhow, it was my first true effort at making a themed cake (Ahoy! to my friend Misha who would have pulled this off easily!). I'm sure it'll be fun no matter what -- how can it not be fun? The candles light out of the side gun thingies! As long as the paper sails don't go up in flames, it should be a hit. The whole thing comes from familyfun.com. If there's a pirate party in your future, I'd go there first!

Happy 4th Birthday Bug!

January 9, 2008

Honeymoon is over..

Okay, so you aren't fooled, we returned to our normal daily operations and Bug began the day with a "T is touching me and looking at me wrong" comment!

January 7, 2008

A momentous day...

Okay, I know this will sound silly to most, but today was a truly momentous occasion. All decked out in Sunday best, Bug made his debut as a "Sunbeam"! Is it possible? My life is flashing before my eyes as I think about how short the past (nearly four) years have gone and it's as if there was no world before him. Few things in my life have been so satisfying as seeing him energetically embrace Primary(did I mention he was the best behaved boy there?). Just six weeks ago he wouldn't go to nursery by himself. So of course, even though I was excited, I couldn't help wondering into the hall to check up on the Jr primary classes . That's when I heard ruckus abounding from the ladies' room. I opened the door and found his lovely teacher and children taking their trips to the potty...I offered help and found out it was my Bug in the bathroom, so I went to check, saw he needed help him with the belt (which we will leave off next week), and he quickly said, "Mom, what are you doing here? Go back to your own class."!!!! He makes me so proud!

Other noteworthy issues:

Happy Birthday Kellie and many more!

I finally saw a pic of my 2nd cousin (is that right? Dylan Victor) and thank the Lord that another beautiful life has entered the world, born to goodly parents.

Church moved to 1:30 (from 8:30) which is sort of a good news and bad news thing!
p.s. if you missed the video of Bug riding the mechanical bull, it's still posted below!
p.p.s. Lynn, do you know what's going on with this camera? I'm getting fuzzy photos all of the time, especially with light halos?!!!

January 1, 2008


We hope you had a great Christmas holiday and a joyous New Year! We celebrated with an authentic "Texas Christmas Experience" and thought you'd enjoy the "safe for all ages" video. If this doesn't make you want to hitch your wagon to the Lone Star, then I'm afraid you are beyond persuasion...but maybe you'll join us for a visit where we will insist you ride the Mechanical Bull!

I wanted to keep this short and sweet so we'll just let you know that our 2008 is the year of settling in. We are planning no life changing events (graduating from school, moving to TX, having new baby, moving to new home) in 2008 and expect to just enjoy being together. Hope your 2008 is wonderful too!