Thursday, May 27, 2010

This boy...

Oh, the gray hairs he gives me. But, who can not smile at him?! Well, except for the times he looks me dead in the face and tells me that 'I'm taking him to his limits'. Serious.

Or, there are the times that he starts singing "You talk to much, you worry me to death..." lol. You can go read about some of his antics over at Bleah's blog {granddaughter of Grammie, who watch the kids during the day}

But, {yes, I just started a sentence with's the end of the school year, and I stopped caring last week.}...moving on...But, there are the times he wraps his arms around my neck, gives me a kiss on the cheek and says, "Mommy, I love you." I melt. Those are the times that I might look the other way when he decides to turn our downstairs furniture into his jungle gym. It goes something like this: start on the overstuffed chair, jump to the ottoman, ottoman to the coffee table, table to the love seat, and love seat to the big couch...wash, rinse, and repeat. He could do that for hours.

That's our boy, and I wouldn't trade him for the world. He doesn't know it yet, but he is going to start in karate when we get back from our road trip. I'm sure I'll have a few stories from that!

I guess I better return back to babysitting watching my first period play cards. Oh, and in case you were wondering what happens when I go to bed at 8 p.m. because I can't breathe out of my nose...I wake up at 3:30. Nap time anyone?!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Only 7 days of school left, and 3 of those are 1/2 days...can I get a hallelujah?! I got this fabulous idea to 'jazz' up my Tar.jay flip flops from my friend Amy at church. See how cute they are?!

Supplies you'll need:
  • Your size, mesh top Mossimo flip flops from Tar.jay {ahem...Target}
  • 1 upholstery needle {a regular, rinky dink sewing needle won't cut it}
  • 1 spool of upholstery thread {same color as flip flops}
  • However many beads ya want!
*Warning: If I have to tell you how to use the needle/thread to get the beads on to the mesh, then we may be in a lil' bit of trouble.

The hardest part was getting the big button on the center of the flip flop. It was smooth sailing from there. It took me a couple of hours to finish these and I really like the way they came out. The turqouise bead and the little brown one on top are super glued...I did have to reapply the glue to one already, so if you have a better with it. So, I already broke the rules and wore these to school twice last week. Hey, I made it this long without wearing flip flops to school, that was an accomplishment in and of itself! Here's a few more shots of mine. I just got my black pair, and will be making those this week!

Get busy and make ya some!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This Girl...

Emery is at such a fun age. She loves to eat. She loves to put her hands up in the air and spin around. She wants to do whatever Trey is doing. She does NOT like to get dirty. However, she must still take a bath...and last night I decided to have a little camera fun while she was dancing in the bath tub.

For some reason, both of my children like eating bubbles.
They must get it from their dad.

Checkin' out the view from the tub...

Her laugh is so contagious!



In case you're wondering...there are only 8 days left of school!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do It.

Did y'all see this deal? Do it! Before it gets too stinkin' hot! I have 5 spots between now and when I leave for Illinois for 10 days.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Friends for Dinner

What do you do when you have dear friends coming over for dinner on a school night, and you don't get home until almost 4 o'clock? {besides rush to make the bed, layout the laundry nicely, and make sure you close the laundry room door!} Hmmm. I know...

You make a quick run to your friend Mr. Hartz's
house for some of this crispy goodness...
{p.s. Don't even try to tell this family that KFC or Popeye's is better, it's not}

You throw some Bush's baked beans on the stove...

Make some Oriental Cole Slaw {recipe below}...

Pair all that with some of these ridiculously good rolls...
I swear on my favorite 50mm 1.4 that I only had 1...
I can't speak for anyone else.

and top it all off with the easiest dessert EVER...

After dinner, you forget to take pictures of your actual friends...the same friends who laughed at me because I was taking pictures of the food before I let them dig in. I promise we had friends over. Okay, I know you've read this far for the recipes, I'll carry thru with that promise...

Oriental Cole Slaw
  • 1 bag of pre packaged cole slaw
  • 1 small bag slivered almonds {feel free to toast, I didn't}
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1 pkg beef ramen noodles, crunched up {SAVE the flavor packet}
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds {insides, not the shells, duh}
Combine all ingredients and toss, prepare dressing...

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • a little less than 1/3 vinegar, I always go light on the vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • beef ramen flavor packet
Mix the dressing ingredients well, pour over salad, and toss. Refrigerate until serving. I always think its really good on the second day.

Want the dessert recipe? Ready?
  1. Take a pretty bowl
  2. Tear up some angel food cake, put at bottom of bowl
  3. Slice up some strawberries, put 'em on top of the angel food cake
  4. Slop some cool whip on top of that
  5. Lather, rinse, make it two layers
  6. If you really need me to tell you how to make the top layer, then we probably shouldn't be friends.
P.S. Tomorrow Trey is graduating from his preschool...I might be apprehensive, except he gets to go back next year to the 4 yr old room. Stay tuned for pictures...he gets to wear a cap/gown.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Parent Pageant

Even though the epic space suit was a major fail, we pulled it out...Trey and Joe were 'preppy' twins, complete with a goatee for Trey. Check it out...

I was really proud of Joe...he was one of two dads that participated, the rest were mom's and grandma's. We have Bleah set up to do it next year, so Joe and I are in the clear! Here is Joe doing the chicken dance with Trey. I'm tellin' y'all if the space suit would have fit, we would have won...hands down. Just picture this with the space suit...

Joe ended up being awarded with the best answer. The question was, "What is your favorite father/son moment?" Joe answered that he loves when he and Trey get to go on breakfast dates to McD's on Saturday mornings, just like he and his dad did growing up. Such a sweet answer.

Getting their award...

I got to be a judge, which was fun. Everybody won an award, but we won't tell Trey that. He was pretty proud. Thursday night he 'graduates' from his class. They have a little ceremony and everything...should be really cute. Okay, off to finish my Rt.44 {much needed today!}...

Friday, May 7, 2010


Let me preface this story with a picture...

Joe was asked to participate in Trey's preschool Parent Pageant. It was requested that he dress up as an astronaut. A cowboy, we have suit is a whole 'nother beast. Wednesday we headed to Home Depot and got a papery painters coverall, shoe covers, spray paint, and some plastic tubing. Add to that a couple of paper sacks and an American flag patch and we were set. I spray painted the coveralls, shoe covers, and bag. On Thursday, I glued the American flag on and painted his name on it. One of my picture boxes came in handy...I duct taped it and added his name and a few decorations. This afternoon, we were set to connect the tubing to the 'helmet' and it would have been complete. To say that Joe was thrilled about this costume, would mean my nose would start growing...really long. Long story short, this afternoon, 30 minutes before we needed to leave the space suit split in a few places and there was no hope for it.

One emergency call to Ms. S {preschool director} and we had plan B. Trey and Joe would be twins, right down to Trey having a fake goatee. I'll have pictures later, but they rocked it and won the 'Best Answer' of the pageant. The question?

"What is your favorite father/son moment?"
Answer: {wait for it g'ma and papa}...when Joe & Trey have Saturday morning dates at McDonald's like Joe used to do with his dad.

We don't need to mention that I was a judge, and everyone got an award...but I'm still a proud mom, and proud of Joe for being there for Trey. There was only one other dad participating.

I think I know what Trey will be for Halloween...any guesses? astronaut. I got it in the bag.

P.S. If you're looking for a part time pre-school option for your kiddos, most high schools have an Early Childhood Program {ECP}. It is fabulous. All of the Cy Fair high schools have them. They are licensed, and my school ECP impresses me on a daily basis. The cost is so much more affordable than other Mothers Day Out options, and this is actually run by the students {who would like to do this as a career} and overseen by the director.

Monday, May 3, 2010


So, I've spent the last two days buried in these pictures...Ashlyn is beautiful, and we had a blast with those pictures!

It's been a boring week, not very much to blog about!

I am typing this up while I watch Extreme Home Makeover...I can barely see the screen, that show gets me EVERY time!

Speaking of shows...have y'all watched Parenthood? It has quickly become on of Joe & my favorites! It's hilarious.

While we're on NBC, can we all get excited about Friday Night Lights coming back?! YES! I have seen the first couple of episodes, by hijacking them off of do know that they showed the season already, on DirectTV?! Remember, we don't have TV, but we have mad computer skills. I got tired of trying to hijack it, so I'm just going to watch it back on NBC now, like everyone else. It starts this Friday night!

This might rank up there as 'most boring post'...oh well. There are 3 more Mondays left of school...this post just got better.

I'm going to go hit the hay now...seeing as how I stayed up past 2 a.m. editing those pictures.