Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Me: This ice is melting outside.
Mason: Into ice cream?
Me: No, Mason, into water (as I was laughing)
Mason: Awwww man!

What can I say, he loves his ice cream.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Heart Faces

It's week 3 of I Heart Faces photo blog contest. This is my first time to enter and after looking at a lot of the other entries, we are definitely doing this just for funzies. 

Friday, January 23, 2009


It was just a tad bit cold that day.

Even boys with super short hair can have bed head, or in this case, chair hair.
Once again, Reese is on the little side and still wears some 6 month outfits. Unfortunately, her 6 month outfits that have hats don't fit on her ginormous head.

Daddy's little helpers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

God & Christmas lights

Mason has recently started a "there's a monster in my room" business that sometimes requires us to go up to his room a couple of times before midnight. Last night, during my turn, I read him 2 more books then began talking to him about monsters. I told him I knew for a fact that there were not any monsters in his room or in our house and then asked him if he wanted to know how I knew that. Of course he said yes, and then I told him that God would protect our house, his room, and him from monsters and that he could go to sleep with good dreams. He very seriously looked at me and said "God and Christmas lights". It took me a few seconds to realize why he said that and then I busted at the seams with laughter. During December, we frequently told him that the Christmas lights around the house and his bedroom door scared monsters away. He has such a good memory, sometimes too good.

He is also quite the backseat driver. Now I know how Gary feels when he drives and I'm in the passenger seat. Sorry Gary for the past 7 years of backseat driving. Mason tells us what color the traffic lights are any chance he can get and if they are green, you better go. Otherwise, he will bump up his voice a notch in case you missed it the first time. If you come to a stop and want to make a turn, he immediately tells you to "go", and again sometimes he makes it known that he wants to go NOW. 
Reese has gained a little bit more weight since her last check-up, but it's so hard to be accurate when you don't use the same exact scales every time. I have the advantage of having infant scales at my office so I sneak her in, actually they don't care, and weigh her each week to see if we are making any progress. I spoke with a dietician the other day and she made a few suggestions: 1)when supplementing with formula switch to a lactose free formula, 2) get her off the Poly-vi-sol vitamins and onto something less toxic and potent (I'd be happy to explain this further if anyone has any questions about that), and 3) and bumping up her caloric intake with an extra 1/2 scoop of formula in each bottle. 

After telling her about Reese's "stinky pee", which only happens the morning after she eats a dinner with meat in it (and we have stopped meats all together at this point), she said she would bet money that Reese had type A blood and that lots of food allergies and sensitivites can be traced back to blood type. Also, people with type A blood have more sensitivities to digesting meats. 

Anyway, that's the latest here. I'll post more pics soon. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We have a climber

I have said it before...Reese sure does keep us on our toes. Gary was the first to discover Reese's new climbing skills. Of course, when I saw her do it for the first time, I had my handy camera nearby to capture her new skill. No, I did not leave her to go get the camera. 

Mason loves to hang out in my scrapbook closet. I thinks it's funny that he will come in and say "you scrapbooking mommy?" in his little voice and then say "you do a picture of me please". He fell asleep on the floor in the closet with me the other day. Again, please don't judge my housecleaning skills. He was cuddling with Jack and the next thing I knew he was sound asleep on the floor. That is the first time he has ever fell asleep playing on the floor.

Friday, January 9, 2009


It's all about trash trucks and clapping hands now. Mason has had an infatuation with trash trucks for at least 2 years now, but now it's turned into an obsession. Santa brought him another trash truck for Christmas so that has helped fuel it. Everyday when Gary gets home from work, Mason wants to take the trash out and inspect the trash cans in the alley for open lids. So you may wonder what that has to do with Reese clapping. It doesn't really, but you can hear Mason talking about the trash truck in the video of Reese clapping. They're both one of a kind! 

Okay, so don't judge my parenting or housekeeping skills, but I just have to list all the things I have fished out of Reese's mouth today...
  • popcorn kernel
  • bread twist tie
  • plastic ear thermometer probe cover
  • berries left over from christmas decorations
  • ponytail holder
  • doodle pro magnet
  • dog food
  • pen
  • scrapbook adhesive squares
  • toilet paper
  • coupon
  • crayon
That doesn't even include the actual edible items she found.  Again, please don't judge me. This kid is really keeping us on our toes. 

Saturday, January 3, 2009


***Update again...finished 3rd book yesterday and finished 4th one today. Going to bed at a normal time tonight. Such good books! 

I purchased the second book yesterday around 2 and finished it at 3:30 this morning. Luckily I can't get my hands on the 3rd until Monday so I will go to bed on time tonight. NERD...

I'm such a nerd, as my husband has said many times in the last 2 days. I started reading the book Twilight Thursday evening and was absolutely hooked. I stayed up to 2:30 Friday morning reading because I just couldn't put it down. I'm even embarrassed to admit that I read the last 2 hours in bed by flashlight so I wouldn't disturb Gary. Coming from a mom of 2 small children, it has to be something special to get me to stay up late if it's not kid-related. I then read off and on all day Friday and finished it Friday night. Only to be even more hooked and had to go out and buy the second book this afternoon and start reading it too. I'm sure I will stay up late reading tonight too. To top it off, my friend Heather (who loaned me the first book to start with) went with me as last minute plans tonight to go see the Twilight movie. Little did I know that she had already seen it twice. So either she was being a great friend or is more of a nerd than I am (it's ok...we already joked about that). So for those of us women who were possibly the smart, shy, and somewhat not the most socially advanced type in high school, this book ROCKS!


Cotton Bowl

A big thanks to our friends Calder and Amy for sharing some extra, free tickets to the Cotton Bowl yesterday. Unfortunately, our Red Raiders did not do so well, but it was an amazing season nonetheless. Good friends, weather, and food made for a very pleasant afternoon, despite the loss. We even had free entertainment with the very intoxicated lady sitting directly in front of me. She fell on the stranger sitting next to her at one point and didn't really even acknowledge the fact that she fell for a few seconds. Not to mention she was sharing her alcohol with total strangers drinking from her cup.  Eeewwwww! Anyway, it was a nice getaway with adults and we are very thankful to our friends for thinking of us.