Saturday, December 30, 2006

Once again.....against my better judgement...

I will lead you to check out my husband's very entertaining account of Christmas--you may find it slightly different than mine. I'll leave it up to you to decide what really happened! Lazy By Nature

I can't figure out how to put a link into the text here (it can't be that hard, can it?) so if you want to read it, the link is on my sidebar.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Henry's fishing trip

Henry had his first fishing trip with his daddy and grand-dad this week! To be honest, he had his actual first fishing trip when he was two months old, on a family fishing vacation in Canada. But this was his first time to actively participate!

It was cold and windy, and they didn't really catch any fish, but as any good fisherman knows, that's not really the point. The great thing is just to be out there! So the guys had a good time, and they have big plans to get out there again soon. Sam reports that Henry was a very good sport and kept his lure in the water most of the time (with repeated reels in "just to check.").

Henry did catch a fish this summer at the stocked pond at the fisheries center. That was one of the most exciting things to happen to him, and he still talks about it. Actually they sent him an award--we hung it in his bedroom--and he still shows it to anyone new to come to our house.

So he does know the excitement of catching a fish....which will keep him fishing for years to come!

Here's the picture that went with the last post...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas time!

We didn't exactly have a "white Christmas," but it did cool down enough that we were able to have a fire burning all day long on Christmas day. It definitely set the mood!

(There was supposed to be a cute picture here with Sam and Jonah warming up in front of the fire, but blogger is feeling a little temperamental this morning. Sorry!)

Opening presents with small children is just the best thing in the world! We had so much fun. We are actually in the midst of a never-ending Christmas. The boys were totally overloaded after a fun Christmas Eve day spent at their grandparents house with all of their cousins. So Christmas day was pretty lazy for us (we all slept in-I don't think that has ever happened!). We opened presents in the morning, and that took a long time. We didn't ever get around to opening stockings (I know, how does that even happen?) and they are still hanging up, waiting. The boys have some more presents that they'll open on Thursday, and then in a week and a half my mom and brother will be here. So we'll celebrate Christmas all over again with them!

Henry just keeps saying, "I'm so glad it's Christmas-time!"

Saturday, December 23, 2006

What the . . . . ?

So I wasn't going to post this one, but I suppose I will. I think I had hoped it was a passing thing, or a one time only thing. How wrong I was!

Sam and I both have a habit of saying "What the heck?" in moments of surprise or whatever. I'd like to think that I would never say such a thing in front of my children, but since Henry picked up that phrase last week I can't really deny my involvement. I told Henry that it wasn't really a nice thing to say, and that Mommy and Daddy would try not to say it anymore too. He accepted that, but he's been trying to find a good substitution.

So far, Henry has come up with "What the Lord?" and "What the gosh?" Neither one is exactly my favorite.

Well, I'd like to wish my readers (all three of you that actually read my blog!) a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a happy, joyful Christmas day! :)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Phrase

This is the sweet, innocent little boy whose favorite new phrase is, "Go Away!" It's pretty funny to hear, since he usually doesn't speak very clearly. He has this down pat. Crystal clear. He learned that it really bothers Henry, so whenever Henry picks on him, Jonah just says, "Go Away!" And Henry quits what he is doing and starts crying. Works like a charm!

Friday, December 15, 2006

The park in December.

When Henry was a baby, he HATED to be cold. When we would give him a bath as an infant, we had to microwave his towels so they were nice and toasty or he would scream. Even early on as a toddler, he REFUSED to get wet if the water was anything but hot. Hot tubs were okay, lakes were not. In the winter when it snowed, we were so excited to take Henry out to play. He didn't enjoy a moment of it. We took him sledding, out for walks, in the yard to make snowballs and snowmen, all sorts of fun activities. Henry would tolerate it all, but he really only liked the hot chocolate afterwards.

So, all this to say, my boy was meant to be a Texan! We went to the park this week and it was sunny and 70 degrees! I've said it before (too many times, I'm sure!) but I can't believe how wonderful the weather is here!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Beautiful eyes...

Somebody please tell my son that his eyelashes are gorgeous! I really don't think he needs mascara to help them stand out!

Maybe he's spending too much time with his mom? :) Just kidding. He LOVES to "shave" with his daddy, but I don't have a good picture of that!

Monday, December 04, 2006

A winter day at the rose garden...

After being given the choice of a number of local attractions (including the zoo and the science center--which I thought were Henry's top picks), Henry decided he would like to go to the rose garden. It was a little chilly, but we sure had a good time!

So this is your reminder today to stop and smell the roses! I pray that you don't get so caught up in the busy-ness of the holidays that you forget to thank God for all He has blessed you with!

"How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!" Psalm 147:1

Friday, December 01, 2006

Tag! You're it!

Apparently, I've been tagged to post 5 things that most people don't know about me. Thanks Ginger and Kelly! I'm not sure that I have anything interesting to put on here that most people wouldn't already know....but I guess there really isn't much pressure since not very many people actually read this! :)

1. I am an ice cream addict. My fix is dairy queen blizzards. After seven years, I've even gotten my husband hooked! More often than I care to admit, we get the boys put to bed and then play rock-paper-scissors to decide who is going to make the DQ run! This way I don't feel guilty--my kids have no idea! :)

2. I really love the comics page of the newspaper. Every single morning, I read the paper, and I always save the funny pages for last! It's a great way to start the day!

3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to sing! In the car, in the kitchen, in the shower, in the grocery store (yes, I got caught singing under my breath at the grocery store yesterday--very embarassing!). Fortunately for me, my boys don't seem to mind too much. (They are the only ones who get to hear my -ahem- lovely singing voice!) When I was little, I used to crank my radio up and sing and dance until I was dizzy. Well actually, I still do.

4. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is my very favorite book. I was pretty young when I read it the first time, and I just became enamored with it. I think I have read that book 20 times. It's the only novel that I can think of that I have read more than once. Now that I think of it, I went through a "Count of Monte Cristo" phase too, so I guess I've read other books more than once. I just love to read!

5. I've run out of things to say about myself. I'm quite a boring person really. This last one, most people already know about me, but it's all I can think of..... I love to feed people! I don't know why. I like to bake and I enjoy cooking.

So there you have it. I guess now I get to tag someone else? I choose MaryBeth and Mary (Yes, that's you, mom. You'll have to start a blog now! I can't wait!). Have a great day everyone!