February 28, 2012
Meet Daisy. She is a sweet old girl. She is 17 years old, she has been around so long that she is both deaf and blind, but she is still going. She spends most of her time sleeping, who can blame her!
She is a well loved pooch. She was adopted by friends of mine when she was 7. They thought she was younger then she was, and were surprised to find out she was 7 when they took her to the vet for a check up. They are even more surprised that 10 years later she is still around.
Occasionally she will wake up if the opportunity for a snack arises. Or if some annoying photographer is in her face taking her photo, maybe she thought since I was hanging around for so long I would give her a treat?
I hope she hangs around for awhile longer because she is a sweetie. May the rest of your days be full of naps and treats Daisy!
February 23, 2012
The other day Lincoln and I were playing on the floor. It was a warm winter day (what? We have those in Texas), so he was just hanging out in his diaper. This was a few days before he discovered those wonderful things attached to his feet; toes!
He is getting so big that it is hard to fit all of him in the frame unless he is partially curled up.
Daddy passed through the living room on his way to the kitchen to get a snack and couldn’t resist tickling Lincoln’s chubby little cheeks. Lincoln loves it when you tickle him.
That grin of his melts my heart. No matter how bad of a day I am having, that grin always puts me in a good mood.
February 17, 2012
I realize valentines day was Tuesday, so this post is a little late. But I figure as long as it is in the same week I’m good, right?
This was Fiona’s first valentines day where she got to hand out valentines at school. I saw it as an opportunity to design some cute cards. Yes I know I could have bought some, but where is the fun in that? If I had bought some I wouldn’t have learned that Fiona really likes to play with glue sticks. Something about gluing things together that is alot of fun.
Fiona still love ladybugs (well more precisely ladybug girl). So I decided to make some “lovebug” cards.
I picked up some red heart paper at Hobby Lobby to glue on the back of the cards (1. It added thickness, 2. It made the back of the cards cute as well). I printed the cards (I had to buy a printer just to do this, you would have thought I already had one, but nope. It involved lots of research, multiple trips to the store, the purchase of 2 printers and the return of 1). Fiona was in charge of gluing on the back of the card, a job she loved. I didn’t want to give just a card, and I didn’t want to give candy with the card (she is in preschool, I don’t think all the extra candy is necessary at this age). Im the not fun mom who thinks every holiday doesn’t require candy… cupcakes maybe. Anyway, so while wandering around the valentine section at Target I found mini valentine playdohs. Sweet, those would be perfect. Fun and not full of sugar. But of course I couldn’t just give out playdoh, it had to match the cards (of course!). So I did a quick wrap around the playdoh container (this actually was a huge pain to do because the bottom of the playdoh containers are slightly angled. Next time I might just do a sticker on the top). But the end result is cute and fun.
Fiona loved her cards. And was excited to give them to her friends.
I hope everyone’s valentines days were full of love. I took part of the day off and spent it with Mark and Lincoln so some time soon there will be photos from our afternoon with the peacocks.
February 10, 2012
I figured it would be an exciting day for Lincoln when he got to try food. I don’t know if you have noticed that he is not a small boy. Lincoln likes to eat, he likes to eat so much that he often over eats and spits up what his little belly cant hold. Its always a wardrobe risk to hold him after he has eaten.
Well I was right about it being an exciting day. Lincoln eagerly held his spoon in anticipation while I got his rice cereal ready.
Daddy captured a photo of his first bite.
Then we swapped so that I could take a few photos and daddy had a chance to feed him. Look at that grin, he loved being able to eat from a spoon.
Lincoln, if your this excited about rice cereal, just wait until you get to try sweet potatoes in another couple weeks. Since he is only 4 months, we will do rice cereal for several weeks before starting on veggies.
Welcome to the world of food kiddo!
February 6, 2012
January weather can be unpredictable in Austin, at least it has been the last two January’s since we moved. Last year it snowed, and this year it rained 6 inches in a few hours. Our community went from having a dry sunken grassy area to having a pond complete with ducks (I think the ducks were just waiting for the rain to come).
We live close to a McKinney State Park. Which has waterfalls, at least it is suppose to. During the summer the waterfalls dried up due to the drought, so when it rained (Im not sure rain is a good description, the torrential downpour is a better term) we headed over to the park to check out the waterfalls. But unfortunately there were still no waterfalls, although this time due to too much water. The bottom of the falls had risen to meet the top of the falls.
But we had a good time watching the roaring river and splashing in puddles. Fiona and I both headed out with our camera’s to capture the falls.
Lincoln of course came along.
There might not have been waterfalls, but there was some impressive puddles! This was the pathway to the falls.
Here is where the falls are suppose to be. You can kind of see the ring where the falls normally are, but there was so much water there was no where for the water to fall.
Fiona had a lot of fun playing in the puddles.
Then she discovered mud, and the puddles were forgotten.
It has continued to rain on and off for the last week or so. Not as much as that first night, but enough to keep our pond full. Hopefully all this rain has put a dent in the drought from the summer.
February 1, 2012
We have been trying to mix up our playdates lately. And thought we would take the girls to paint some pottery at Cafe Monet. Molly and Fiona love to paint and they loved painting a thing instead of just paper.
First we selected what to paint. The girls both decided on cats. Then they had to prep the cats and give them a sponge bath.
After the cats were all clean it was time to get busy painting. They worked really hard, and concentrated on their cats.
The best part is that they loved it. Fiona must have put at least 8 coats of paint on the cats face.
Lincoln came too, and even got in on the action. Fiona and Lincoln put their handprint on a tile for me. I am so hanging that up! But mostly he watched (and ate).
All the kids did their hand prints. Why is that the best thing to paint? Fiona will happily spend hours painting or tracing her hand prints. Here is Molly immortalizing her hand print.