Friday, December 26, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today Christian is officially 5 years old! Unbelievable!!! He is LOVING being 5. Should I go down memory lane and tell the story of Christian's birth? This day, 5 years ago.....No really, I won't do that.
Scott & I keep saying "I can't believe Christian is 5." We're not breaking down in tears or anything but this birthday seems a bit harder for us. He's getting so big. Everyday he just amazes us with how much he remembers & understands. We have to monitor what we say while he is in ear shot not for fear of him repeating a bad word but because he actually understands our conversation...even when you think he's not listening.
The pictures included are in a crazy order. Instead of staying up trying to figure out how to fix it, I'll just say the pic of the cupcakes & Scott/Christian on floor are from today 12/15 and the rest are from his party 12/13.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Christian's costume included a drum, cymbal's, maraca's, harmonica, and an accordion. I feel like I'm leaving out an instrument. He wore it for 2 neighborhood parties, a Boo at the Zoo (basically a trick or treat at the zoo), a school party & then had the nerve to refuse to wear it for Halloween! What the! He wouldn't even wear it just for a picture. So, we (meaning Scott) carried his instruments until we "trick or treated" by our house. We (again, meaning he) dropped off his surplus of instruments. I had planned to focus his Halloween picture on the actual Halloween. So, no go.
Reid: Ahhhh........Reid also refused to wear his costume. He carried his Thomas the Train candy bucket. He was a "Mighty Knight" so I dressed him in black UNDER his knight outfit. Since I don't have any black child shirts, he wore his skeleton shirt. Since he wouldn't wear his knight pieces (shield, sword, breast plate, head thingy), he at least look like he was supposed to be a skeleton. Of course when asked if was a "skeleton", he adamantly protested.
We ALL had a great time wandering our neighborhood with our children knocking on doors. No complaints! Children will always surprise you so we went with the flow and had a wonderful evening.
Included are some pics & videos. Again, I don't have anything great of either of the boys' costumes so this is the best I could come up with.
This Video of Reid is the best shot I have of him in his costume.....he's still missing his helmet, sheild & sword. his armor is supposed to be fitted on his front. Too funny that he wants to wear it on his back. He is VERY headstrong about what he wants....so he wears it on his back!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
We have begun our Halloween festivities! Seems like as a child, I participated in Halloween only once a year. My boys will dress up in their costumes 4 times! I love any holiday that allows awesome decorations, including putting them on the boys...a.k.a.costumes!
Back to the blog. We went to Zoo at the Zoo in The Fort with Nanny & Grandpa Ray. This has becomes an annual festivity for us. We arrive early, pop open Nanny's car (food & chairs magically come out) and go "Trick or Treating" at the zoo. We all have so much
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We made it to the Texas State Fair! We have made this an annual event for us. We always have soooo much fun....as long as we get discounted/free admission tickets:) Thank you Uncle Stefan for the tickets! This was a big year for us. Christian rode the BIG ferris wheel! This ride always looks big but it is especially HUGE when you're standing in line! Both boys had a wonderful time and we look forward to next year.
We are on day 5 of Reid wearing glasses. He is wearing them more & more each day. We are so impressed with how little he actually resists wearing them! I think our baby boy has been struggling to see & we never knew it. It's unbelievable that he has even passed all of the vision screenings at his pediatrician.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Where does the time go! I haven't updated my blog since last April....that's 6 months! Wow! So, it's hard to give 6 months of life into a single blog. Here are some highlights:
May 2008: We made a road trip to Houston to see Grand Buddy & Nana then drove to Lometa to see Papa & NeeNee. The boys visited NASA & then Christian caught his first fish with Daddy (Scott) & Papa. Reid had his first visit to the ER...he slipped (while standing...?) and cut his head on an old metal wagon wheel. RC's hospital tags are now in the baby book!
June 2008: We got Reid a potty, which he was excited about. Unfortunately he wasn't excited to use it. Christian realized that Reid doesn't always listen when he speaks.....it's very interesting to watch your child come to the realization that not everyone listens when you speak!
July 2008: Boys saw their first Fireworks! We went to the rooftop of Scott's office with our buddies, The Wegener's. It was so much fun to see all of our boys' in awe of the bright lights in the night sky.
August 2008: We took a Road Trip to Missouri to visit Grandma. This was Reid's first BIG, LONG drive in a car. The boys had a great time. Reid accidentally locked himself in his room! He was soooo very calm & cool about it. Scott & I were frantric to get the door open. Preparing for Halloween: CC has decided to be a "one man band" & RC can't decide between Thomas the Train, Mary Poppins, Pongo (101 Dalmations), a bat, Mystery Machine (yes, the van from Scooby Doo) & Spiderman. Christian had his first visit to the ER. He had a straw in his mouth....and slipped. Punctured the interior of his cheek. Ouch!
September 2008: The boys went ice skating for the first time! Christian began PreK. He loves school! We also had our first family vacation with another family. We went to Glen Rose with our good friends, The Fischer's. We had such a wonderful time. Our boy's are still talking about The Fischer's & Glen Rose.
October 2008: Reid has decided what he wants to be for Halloween! A Mighty Knight! He loves watching The Backyardigans. There is an episode where they pretend to be Knights. Reid had his first opthamologist appt. We have begun the weaning into wearing his new glasses.
This is the past 6 months in a quick glance. I don't know how to add a slide show. I hope to figure this out within the next day or 2. I'll ask Fiona! She always knows this stuff!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I wanted to reach out to everyone that reads this to please pray for Gavin. Gavin is a dear friend's precious little boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Good Friday. He has already had surgery to remove the tumor but he still has a long road ahead of him. He & his family needs all our prayers. Stacie has been great at keeping us all up to date on Gavin & her family and even includes helpful specific prayer requests for Gavin's most immediate needs.