Tuesday, September 27, 2011

You Think You've Seen it All?

Well, you're about to.  (Please excuse the poor lighting and video quality.)

Yes, that is my child dancing along with a Britney Spears cheerleader monkey.  Leave it to the grandparents to find such a treasure!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Why Do We Live in Houston?

Seriously.  I have no idea.  Whenever Kris and I travel, we always ask ourselves that.  What's so great about Houston?  Do we like the weather?  Not really.  Is there much to do?  Nope.  Beautiful scenery?  ha ha ha, NO!  So, I think we should move to Canada.

I've actually been to Canada several times.....six times, actually.  Two of those times were just quick cross the border for a day trips, but still, I love it.  The fall foliage, hiking, rafting, God's beautiful creation.  Could you ask for anything more?

For our honeymoon, we flew to Calgary and then drove up to Banff.  It was fun getting to go back this past weekend for a "hike up" memory lane.  Five years ago, we hiked to the top of Sulphur Mountain to get this view.  However, with a baby in tow this time, we took the gondola.  There was still plenty of hiking to do once we got to the top, though.

I could get used to this!

I don't recall seeing anything close to this in Houston:

Sunrise behind a mountain and over the water?  Yes, please.

This one just makes me laugh because it looks like Kris did some Photoshop work to get me into the picture.

So, could I move 1,807 miles away?  I just might could be persuaded.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Inappropriate? Yes. Hysterical? Definitely.

In advance, I apologize.  I've been going back and forth trying to decide whether or not to post these.  I guess the immature and sad part of my brain and conscience won out.

But before we get to that, how about a cute picture from yesterday's fun adventure at the beach?

Sadie had so much fun!  We couldn't keep her out of the water, and she wasn't afraid of the waves at all.  Finally, we had to just leave the beach to get her out of the sun.  There was no way she was going to play in the shade of the umbrella.

OK, now to the "good" part.....

Do you see him?

Hold on....wait for him.....

And there he is.....

in all his glory!

There are so many things I could say, but I think the pictures say all that needs to be said.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Randomness of My Mind

Sometimes I wonder if I have ADD.  Or OCD.  I don't know, but I think I have something.  I can't think of anything to write about that warrants a whole blog post.  However, I have lots of little random things.  So, as usual, here I go with my bullet points:

  • I bought Sadie a set of dvds (or is it dvd's?) that she absolutely loves.  Right now she's on round two so far for the day.  They are kiddie songs with kids from the early 90s singing.  The clothes and props are so silly, but she just can't get enough of them.  I, on the other hand, CAN get enough of them.  Make them stop, please!!
  • dvds or dvd's?  Grammatical errors make my skin crawl.  I know I'm not a perfect writer.  Far from it.  I want to make dvd plural, not possessive.  So how do you spell it so that it is not read d-v-d-s?  While we're on the subject of grammar and spelling errors, would it be rude of me to offer my editing services to Sadie's MDO program?  I wanted to dig my red pen out and correct a letter given to us last week.
  • One of my biggest fears is fire.  I'm fine with a fire in the fireplace, candles, campfires, etc, but I have a huge fear of my house burning down.  It never fails that when I return home from being away, even for a short period of time during the day, I always breathe a sigh of relief when my house comes into view.  With that being said, my heart is breaking for those who have lost their homes in the wildfires!
  • We have been in our house for three years now.  It takes me a really long time to make decorating decisions.  I finally found fabric I like for curtains in our bathroom.  I have measured, remeasured, and measured again.  Last night we hung one panel that I finished yesterday.  WHY is it too short?  aaahhhh!!!  Time to invest in a seam ripper so I can let a hem out.  
  • And finally (for today, because I have other things bouncing around in my mind), a shout-out to a fellow crazy out there.  (You know who you are, J.C.!)  I still get anxious when someone ahead of me in line decides to write a check AFTER the total has been given to them.  Really?!  
  • Wait, one more.  Females on the sidelines at sporting events reporting.  OK, so you have big boobs and you're pretty, but I doubt you know anything about the sport.  I just can't watch them.  
My congratulations or apologies go out to those who finished reading this nonsense!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sadie's Sunday

Actually, let's back it up to Sadie's Saturday night.  But before I get started, let's back it up even further.  When I was so desperately wanting a child and it just wasn't happening, sometimes it would make me a little bit crazy to hear people complaining about their children.  My child does this, my child won't do that, my child, my child, blah blah blah.  I was always thinking - if they only knew what I would do to have a child who does those things!  It often came across to me that they considered their children a burden.  My apologies if I ever sound that way.  I would never ever think of Sadie as a burden - only a true blessing and answer to prayer.

Anyway.....didn't mean to go off on that.  However, with that being said, Sadie fought her nap yesterday.  Then she fought going to bed last night.  A little after 10:00, it was finally quiet in her room and I was able to wake up Kris who had fallen asleep on the floor next to her crib.  At 1:10 a.m., she woke up.  When I say woke up, she was WIDE awake.  Until 2:45.  aaahhhhh!!!  She wasn't crying, but she was standing up in her crib pointing at everything in her room, laughing at me when I told her to lie down, and saying 'choo choo' when the train went by.  As tired as I was, she knew how to melt my heart by reaching out to me for a hug and saying 'mama, mama, mama' over and over.  And I thought - what a blessing!

Then this morning before church, she found a crayon and did this:

She was so proud of herself.  I was in another room when she came to me.  I knew she wanted to show me something.  She ran to her chair, sat down, and pointed at her artwork. 

After that, she went from being a little monster to a little angel:

Who could get mad at something so cute?

Later in the day, I found this:

I'm glad my dog likes Cheerios!

As I sit here writing this, I'm happy to report that she went to sleep without any problems tonight.  Hooray! I hope she sleeps all night, because who knows what she will get into tomorrow!  I will need my energy to keep up with her, that's for sure.