Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday day fun

Ok- so this idea originated from The McMommy Chronicles- love her blog and I have been waiting for the perfect time to give this little "experiement" a try. The opportunity arose- when I got to work from home this week.

Working from home during the holiday season is no joke- we worked hard- and this is what we worked on. Enjoy!

OK- this is the original.

We let the C's watch it ONE time- and this is what we got!

LOL!! hahaaha- I see more of us wanting to try this over the weekend. It's just too much fun!

* and just a small disclaimer- when I work from home- I really do work- no lie- it's just that.... oh hell- I am not going to explain myself all that much!*

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

shhhh.... it's a secret post- just pretend ok....OK-

Let's just pretend that I am NOT writing a 11 month post update- because- no- nope- nada- not. going. to. do . it.

and I am not going to cry either.

ok- well maybe

just a little....

It's probably a good thing that we are so super busy swamped with the holiday season- that I am trying to not focus very hard- like maybe if I don't think about it- it won't happen- kind of a thing... know what I mean?? dont' make me say it outloud...

shhhhhhh- remember- we can't say it outloud- ok- that K is in his LAST month before he turns a

 ....sniffle.....tear..... a year old......

WH-HAT?? who said that? not me!

ok- well I guess I better just face the music- I mean- we do have a "deal"- and at least I'm not getting any older-

So coming up- we have:
-Christmas Bunko- at our house!
-Christmas weekend- yipee!
-Off visiting family
-Then New Year's Eve
-Then my "subtractoneyear" Birthday
-Then K's FIRST birthday party
-Then a good friends wedding
-whew- an off weekend
-Then Dad's "add two years so that he's older than mom" birthday party- and as long as we're keeping things quite- there's no reason to tell him about this.

So- like I said busy busy busy- and hopefully that will  keep me just a little bit insane- right?

SIZE: we actually went to the doctor- since the weather has been all kinds of crazy- all the kids at daycare have gross stuff coming out of their noses- but guess what? It's nothing... anyhow- he weighed in at 19 lbs! Still wearing 6-9 month clothing- mostly- but starting to fit in some 12 month stuff.
All grown up- at the TX Motor Speedway

NEW MOVES:- walking- walking- and more walking. He's even starting to walk fast- and I think he's trying to jump! He will bend his knees and get real low- then shoot up- real fast! Of course his feet don't leave the ground- but I think he is trying to get them too!

YUMMY FOODS: He gets 4 bottles a day- 1 when he wakes up, 1 mid morning and one late afternoon at school, then one before bedtime. We have cut out his lunch time bottle- and I guess we will be working on cutting out another one soon. For breakfast he is eating yogurt with fruit. LOVES bananas. I can mix just about anything with banana and he will eat it- and I mean anything. We are trying to move to the school menu for lunch. Still working on that one. Since K isn't feeding himself yet- he still needs food from the spoon. So I usually pack a "back up" lunch. But he is almost there- he will pick up a few pieces of food and get them in his mouth! He likes sweet potatoes, apple sauce, chicken, beef, spaghetti, carrots, avocados, pineapples, beans, there's more- but I just can't think. We actually are feeding him anything these days- we have even ordered off the kids menu! But mostly just letting him nibble at our plates- it's nice to not have to make special foods for him- and we can all just eat together.

SLEEP- ummm same.

WORDS: no real words yet- I am excited about hearing what will be the first one?? we have been doing lots of animal sounds- I think he can meow and bark a little bit. I am working on getting a HoHoHo- but not sure if I can get that out of him before the holiday is over- but who knows? He babbles all the time- I wonder what he's saying?
Helping mom decorate for the holidays!

checking out the tree- notice his blanky close by-
BEST MOMENTS: K will sometimes get shy- and when new people come around he will bury his face in my neck- it's so sweet. We are going to have to watch this boy with the girls~! He' s not shy at all then! He is giving kisses out left and right! He's got a crush on a girl at school- who he has been blowing kisses to- but last week- he actually kissed her on the head! How sweet! We also put up the Christmas tree- and when we light up the lights- K starts with all kinds of ohhhhhh's and ahhhhhh's- and he even gets himself so excited he gets tongue tied!

This is from last month- before he was walking all over- but it still shows his kiss blowing skills-

FAVORITE THINGS: He's is IN LOVE with his new blanky that was a gift from Zan. Her daughter makes them and they are THE BEST! so super soft- I can't believe that he actually gets his blanket and carries it around- he's never done that with any other blanket. He also likes the dogs' water bowl- the Christmas tree lights and decorations. And he is starting to like his own seat. Right now it's his boppy- he will crawl into it- with his blanky of course- and then pretend to watch TV or something- it's pretty darn cute!
My blanky
 Getting his feet tickled-

K- you amaze me. Everyday. You are constantly learning new things- and getting such a fun personality! You can be stubborn and a little bit hard headed. (wonder who you get that from?) You don't quite understand "no" yet- and you laugh at me if I try and take something away. That is- until you learn it's not a game- then you sit on the floor, bend in half, put your head down and pout/ cry. You are so observant- you notice everything. Lights are probably your favorite- but also different textures on the walls, buttons and switches, and trees, leaves, and birds. Just lately you have started acting shy. If new people come in the room- you will hide between my legs or bury your face in my neck- it's so cute- I love it! (that's from your dad) You light up immediately when your brother and sister walk in the room! and your Dad can make you laugh like no one else can. I love hearing you laugh. I love our morning "talks" on the way to school. If you grow up and sing the wrong words to songs- I will take a little bit of responsibility for that one.... but at least the rhymes I make up are fun! well sometimes- LOL! I can still watch you sleep- and I love holding you while you sleep- I love snuggling up with you- so many- and so much love surrounds you- I know you have to grow up- but at least you will be my baby forever.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I feel the need- the need for speed...

So for a wedding present I got my soon-to-be new husband the driving school at Texas Motor Speedway!! and YAY- we finally got around to using it! FINALLY!

We had a blast! the VROOOM of the cars- it gave me chills! C got to drive 10 laps with 10 other drivers on the track! His car topped out a 150 mph- yikes!

Then he got to ride with an instructor for 4 laps- and they got to go 160 mph- this was his favorite- he said that it was just a rush- can you hear how fast they are going?

My videos are a little shaky- I was standing on bleachers- kinda on one leg- trying to look at the camera, entertain K- and not get blown over by the wind. Oh- the wind!! It was cold- and it was blowing hard!

All the guys were smiling ear to ear when they climbed out of the cars. They loved it! I asked him if he liked this or skydiving better- and he said this by far! It actually made me want to attend a real race- never thought I would really want to do that. But being down there on pit row- looking up at all the stands- seeing the bank in the turns- it was pretty awesome.

here are the suits they wore-

Cars all lined up and ready to go! The class was held in this garage as well- so when the instructor was finished all the guys opened up the garage doors and started up the cars- whoa!!! the rumble in my tummy! it was really exciting!

Emergency vehicles- just in case...

How handsome!! I think he would make a good race car driver!

C's car- #07 Jack Daniels- fitting huh?

Getting in-

 There he goes!!! vrroooommmmm....

 Afterwards this instructor came up to me and said,
- "He's not afraid of speed is he?"
- "No- no sir he's not."
- "You probably shouldn't let him drive back to Austin."

LOL- so I drove us back to Austin- no speeding!

If you get the chance to do this- DO IT! or if you need a gift idea-

And I would suggest- if you are scared to drive the track- then ride with an instructor- I sosososososo wish I would've done this while I was there!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pour little piggys-

so I just looked down at my pretty little toes-

and noticed that they are in definite need of some T.L.C.

They are sporting the same polish that I chose the last time they were done up-

Which was the last time I was in a wedding-

In Mexico

In October-

ohhh. em. geee.

shhhhhhhh.... dont' tell anyone!

I need a pedicure STAT!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Some many things to be thankful for-

oops- a little bit behind on getting this Thanksgiving post out- but what are great time we had! Of course- in true Thanksgiving fashion- we had WAY to much food and ate WAY too much- but that's what it's all about- right?
This is our appetizer spread- yes we had food- before the food.

Papa came into town and he and K just had SO much fun. They played "band" -they are really good. Carlos and Korry also joined in for the festivities- and boy are we glad they did! Yummy! Korry is such a great cook- and she is really good at Trivia Pursuit! and so is Cody-ugh! I hate to admit it but.... shhhhh don't tell him I said that.

 K had fun playing in- and I mean actually IN his toy box-

 check out those teeth! 

 K's 1st Thanksgiving meal- some dressing, stuffing (and yes- there is a difference- and yes we had both), some sweet potato casserole, and of course dessert! Some Pumpkin Gooey Cake-

He loved it all! Especially the Pumpkin Gooey Cake!

All in all it was a great weekend- we did some shopping, some running around, and mostly did some relaxing- it was great! Can't wait until next year!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I am sure he could hear/ understand me if I talked in a lower tone- BUT you never know! and why take the chance? LOL!

Friday, November 19, 2010

What did you say?

Sorry- I realized last night that I just rambled through that 10 month update and just casually rolled over the fact that Kash is now WALKING!

Oh yea- it's really happening-

He does a Frankenstein/ Yoda/ penguin/ waddle walk- but it's on 2 feet- and he's moving.

And remember how when he 1st started laughing? how I could never get that laugh on video? well.... this is pretty much like that too.
As soon as the camera comes out- all the sudden both legs just turn to jello and they forget all that they have learned. In fact, this gives me a thought. If I want to keep him from walking- I could just keep a camera crew around and he will crawl forever!! mwahahhaahahahah (that's my evil laugh)

but really... I'm just kidding.

On another note- Caleb busted another funny this week! that kiddo-

We were watching TV and Wheel of Fortune was on- they had all service men playing and Caleb says-

"hmm they must have them on in honor of Veterinarian's Day"

what are we teaching these kids? LOL!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

10 months-

Ten months has come and gone- whooosh! Just like that! And at the close of the 2010 holiday season- this little man will be turning 1 years old.  We have all kinds of fun stuff to report on this update! K is moving all over- into everything- up on- in to- under- you name it- he is like an explorer on new land- check out what he's getting into:

Looking cute!

Rocks and dirt-

Pebbles- wow- can I eat these?

Daddy's tools- and getting oil on his face- Oh and balls too! Loves loves to throw balls!

all "real men" get dirty when they work on cars... right Dad?

Telephones- it's pretty funny because he will actually pick up the phone and put it to his ear- he can almost even say "hello"

hello? is anybody there? oh and GO DAWGS!

The entertainment center and turning the cable box off and on-

must. open. door.

 hanging out under the table- that's his "Man Cave" only Kash and Gracie allowed

Hi- welcome to my Man Cave

ummmm.. this is the VIP section- what are you doing here?

and he has discovered the stairs- great! He loves climbing up them-
and isn't afraid to try and climb fall down them.

and computers- or folders- or anything else he can get into and pull out-

SIZE: pretty much the same- I still think he is under 20 lbs. and he is still wearing 6-9 month clothing. But he can also wear some bigger sizes- but he can also still wear some smaller sizes- LOL!!

NEW MOVES: Well he loves to hang out under the table- he will walk between chairs, and speaking of walking- I think the most we've counted so far is 8 steps!!! He has also figured out how to crawl out of his walker- so time to put that away! He can push his walker while walking behind it.
He's also blowing the sweetest kisses ever! with big o' smacking sounds! LOVE IT! He can wave bye bye and will say "Oh" if he sees something he likes. Not sure if I have mentioned before how he points up- but if you are holding him- and he tells you to look up- and you don't- he will grab your chin and make you look up!

YUMMY FOODS: chicken spaghetti, oatmeal, eggs, cinnamon toast, and all the other fruits and veggies- he still eats everything "mushed" up- not feeding himself yet- but since he can get pebbles and dirt in his mouth- I am pretty sure it won't be too long before he can get food in there too- LOL!

SLEEP: same- not much to say here. We have lowered the crib- so at least that is the 1st step.

WORDS: ahhhh after drinks, mwah!, babble, Kash can also sign more, all done, and milk. We are working on animal sounds.

BEST MOMENTS: I just can't get enough of the blowing kisses- it's the best! I have decided on a birthday theme- and actually ordered the invitations! It's a little emotional- which surprised me- but with the walking and the growing and the turning one- it's a lot!

FAVORITE THINGS: cell phones, house phones, remotes, computers, key pads, trees, birds, banging on things, loves his new blankie (thanks Zan!) He does not like diaper changes, long car rides, sitting still, having something taken away from him.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facebook warning-

So I am behind on my posts because we have been so consumed in having our life violated by some creep on Facebook.

1st let me give you the quick rundown:

ok- So Friday night Cody gets an email from a girl- Kylie- she tells us that she met a guy- Zakariah Williams on dating site- WooMe- she becomes friends with him on FB. He is a divorced father of 3 kids, Caleb 10yr, Callie 12 yr, and Caden 11mo. She becomes suspicious of him because he won't talk to her on the phone or with webcam. She begins to "investigate" him. She notices in a picture that there are family photos hanging on the wall- upon further inspection- she see that some of them are our wedding photos. (although she didn't know it at the time- just that this guy was in photos with a girl- so she suspected him of cheating on his wife)

Anyhow- time goes by. He then posts pictures of himself at a wedding that Cody was a groomsmen in. He posts the Professional photos pictures- so she sees the photographers name at the bottom of the pictures and goes to Matt Montalvo's FB page. Looks through the pictures and see that the photos are tagged with "Cody" not "Zak Williams"

That is what prompted her to contact Cody. At that point this guy ZaK's FB wall was not private. So when we went to look at his wall- there is Kash's picture- as Caden. Ciara's picture as Callie, and Caleb's picture.
It was REALLY strange- just everyday postings like "oh Caden spilt his milk this morning" or a picture of Caleb on his birthday this year and a post "Happy birthday son- to the best son a Dad could ask for- I love you"

Creepy stuff-
We could not view all of his photos- but this girl Kylie has been really helpful. She "print screen" a lot of the photos for us- and she emailed me all that info.

His dating profile picture on WooMe is of Cody and Kash too-
and it looks like now he has deleted his FB account. So now I am sure he will just make up a new name- with Cody's and the kids pictures- SCARY!!!

So if there is a lesson to be learned- here are somethings I have learned:

- it is IMPOSSIBLE to contact a real live person at Facebook- Cody went down to the Austin office and we couldn't even speak to someone there. He was instructed to write our complaint down on a piece of paper and the security guard said he would turn it in.

- Facebook is not NEAR as secure as you think it is. If you have ever taken a quiz, clicked on something like "who's your celebrity crush?" or "what your birthday means",  "liked" anything, played any games like Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc... then you are automatically granting access to your personal information. The FB applications DO NOT follow the same security settings as the rest of your FB account.

- if you post pictures on FB- even if you post them with "friends only" they are out on the Internet- and if someone can access them- then they are public information. period. Even if they have stolen and used them without your permission. IN FACT- FB has decided to sell 3rd party vendors pictures that are posted on FB. So if you upload a picture to FB- you are in a round-a-bout-way also giving them permission to sell your imagine to any 3rd party vendor of their choosing.

- if you are a single woman, man- or have kids using FB. Then you should be so super duper extremely careful about who you become "friends" with. All you have to have to open a FB account- is an email address. Which you can make up pretty easily at gmail- so really- anyone on FB can be anybody. Your daughters "crush" could be an old nasty man. Or the man that you want to go on a date with probably doesn't look like my husband- and could be some creepy creepster- so be careful.

Now I hope that this is some stupid joke that some young kids were doing just to be funny- but let's face it- there are some CRAZIES out there. And even if this is some harmless joke- it still goes to show how easily your personal information can be stolen. Let's just hope the next woman that this guy comes in contact with is as smart as this Kylie girl was-
or- if you happen to see me kids or my husband's photo out there on any dating sites- please let me know!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holidays, birthdays, and more- OhMy!

So- believe it or not- we are coming up on the holiday season. Yup- it's not summer anymore ya'll.... crazy I know.

I think what happens in Texas is that we don't believe that the holiday season is coming until it starts to get cool/ cold outside. So when it's still hitting 90 in mid- October- all of us Texans are like "Nope- no holidays around here" and then we're like "Why are they putting out Halloween stuff? Thanksgiving stuff? and what's with all the winter clothes everywhere"

"Wait? What? It's October all ready- OMG- you mean November???" what happened....

anyhow- that's my theory.

So that also means that I get to start thinking about Kash's 1st birthday party- and how it can't interfere with mine- I mean- how we can have 2 separate parties that are both a lot of fun! right? One adult- and one kiddo.

Ideas... ideas... ideas.... I have been throwing around ideas for Kash- maybe a carnival theme- or what about a airplane pilot theme? or maybe just maybe a winter 'one'derland theme..... *sigh* what to do- what to do-
OH- I know- I can ask for help and suggestions from all of you guys and gals!!! Tell me tell me- what do you think??

Here is some background info:
Kash isn't walking yet- but I am pretty sure he will be by the time his b-day rolls around- he's getting very close. He likes lights, doorstops, birds, and music. He likes to throw balls, bang on keyboards, and close doors.

and- Go!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick- or- treat??

 This past weekend was definitely a TREAT for me!! Friday Kash had his Fall Festival at school. It was a bit overwhelming- fun for the older kids for sure! But not too much for the little ones to do. Then Friday night we went to a Pumpkin Carving party and just had lots of fun. Then Saturday morning Kash and I went to Logan and Landry's baby shower! Of course all the girls were excited to see Kash- and I got to finally meet sweet sweet Harper. Ohhhh- she's just precious. She is so tiny- only 10lbs at 8 weeks old. Her and her mom, Christi, are doing great- and looking great! I really enjoyed hanging out and seeing all these girls. We all started out with getting to see each other at work- then when I switched jobs- we only got to see each other at weddings and such- and now that everyone is married- we get to visit at baby showers!! Soooooo.... who's next??

ok- I guess we can figure out another excuse to hang out- LOL!
at TASB's Fall Festival- digging for dinosaurs

Saturday evening we took Kash to a Halloween carnival- again- TONS of fun for older kids- but not so much for the babies to do. We still had fun! and next year it will even be more fun! Afterwards we went to visit with friends and watch the stupid o' Longhorn game... booooo.....(what's the saying Jess? "it's a re-building year" LOL!) Kash was worn out- so we headed home after the game-

then Sunday- Halloween- we shopped, walked, ate, and sat out front to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. What a treat!

anyhow- here are some pictures of our fun weekend!

<> booooo longhorns wear me out!
Daddy's little helper

Look at all those pumpkins!

Hey- whatcha doing? I can help you too!

Cody gets in "the stance" for getting out the pumpkin guts-

yay! pumpkins!

funny.... real funny guys....

Our Franken-pumpkin
The "winner" from our pumpkin carving night! She free handed this drawing! awesome!

are you trying to take my picture??

hey- give me that camera!

am I supposed to be scared or something?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

the "Official" 9 month stats- and a little bit of rambles too....

Just wanted to get these down before I forgot-

my little man Oct. 22, 2010

Weight: 17 lbs...... 5%
Height 27.5 in......25%
Head 46.3...........75% whew look at that!!

OH and guess what??? guess~

my camera is ready!! yipeee!! so then I can start posting some new pictures and videos- yay!

But for now- I will leave you with these- we went to Larissa's baby shower this past weekend.. She looks great and is having the first GIRL!! She's going to be popular!

Kash playing out in the grass
Giving his pouty lip-

The Brooks family got her these super super cute bloomers- I loooooove them! If you ever need a great baby shower gift- check out this site- Ritzy Rugrats- they have super cute stuff and they are so nice and easy to work with.
bloomers for Kensley

Since all the sudden everyone is having girls around here- I also ordered these bloomers for upcoming showers- aren't they cute?? 
Lady bug/ TX Tech colors for Landry

GO Longhorns for Harper!
I also ordered Kash a super cute beanie- and now that I have my camera- I will be able to post a picture of it too!