Monday, July 27, 2009

Find the Friggs

Do you see him? This tree was completely covered in grape vine. Underneath it is just a lattice work of vines, so Friggs had a great time climbing all over. We - just Seth and I- went to New Braunfels on Sat. to pick grapes. It was good to spend some time with just him. We picked grapes and shot the slingshot at trains. Good times were had by all.

The Swamp Thing

The other morning the boys were on the couch quietly watching a movie. I went upstairs, put on my clothes, put on contacts, put my hair in a ponytail, and went back downstairs. Blake was on the kitchen counter, covered in butter, which he was, of course, eating and smearing on everything. The little toot jumped a mile when he saw me, too. Fine. I pick him up, swat him, and deposit him outside to continue getting dirty until lunch. I turned and looked at Friggs. He had decided to cut his hair. He said it was bothering him being in his eyebrows. Sheesh. I was upstairs maybe 5 minutes tops. The new 'do. Pretty cute, I admit. But I like it better longer!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Aggie Weekend Continued...

I mentioned in the last post that we had a lot of company, The Porters, the Dyers, and all their kids. We had too much fun on our "staycation." Together with the Cummings, who are also local, we went to Sea World on Friday. We were a big crew, but we had a ton of fun. We even got rained on a little, which was awesome. Cullen did really well and didn't seem to care at all about the heat. I am so thankful God has blessed Kyle and I with such wonderful friends. We all met our freshman year in Aggies For Christ (except for Amy, who clearly chose the wrong school!) In fact, Victor Cummings was actually on my first date with Kyle - we double dated. The next day when I saw Victor he said Kyle and I hit it off so well he knew Kyle was the one for me - he even put it in writing that we would be married within three years. And we were! So, here's to old friends!!

Mallory Porter and Friggs

Cullen and Elly Dyer
my guys

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Aggie Weekend

This last weekend 9 people staying with us. Nine! Really, I thrive in chaos, so it was wonderful. We had the Dyers in Cullen's room, the Porters in the playroom, and Jarod's mom in the boys' room. The week before, at Grammy's house we let the boys sleep together in their little tent, and they did great, so we thought that it would work again. Wrong. All the grown ups are downstairs playing a game and all the kids are upstairs going to sleep. I thought our boys were doing well -they're zipped up in a tent, what could possibly happen? A lot. I heard noises so I went up to check on them. This is what I found.
So much for that idea! We ended up putting Blake in the pack-n-play in our closet and letting Cullen sleep in his swing. Seth remained in the tent. And here's a pic of Cullen. I love it when they're little and floppy and sleep so heavily wherever they are!

Monday, July 20, 2009

4th of July and Girls' weekend

This year for the 4th we went up to Winnsboro. Cullen got to meet everybody, including his Nanny, Kyle's grandma who is 91. The trip really was idyllic. We rode 4wheelers, Kyle, his dad, and I went horseback riding (it's been way too long since I've been without kids on with me!), and then we went to the lake. We had fun in the water, ate too much and watched fireworks over the water. Seth said "Mom, this day is SPLENDID!! I want this day every day." Quite a word for a five year old. That's what he gets for having two parents with big vocabularies. He's going to be really cool at school when he drops stuff like, "Interestingly enough..." . But, I digress.

The next weekend we went to my mom's and then from there I took Cullen and went to a reunion. I am so blessed that our group of girls from college has remained close. They are the Class of 2000 Aggies for Christ girls and we get together every other year still. It is awesome to see what God has done with each of our lives. This year we went to Jenny's lake house and basically did nothing. It rocked.Jenny, Paige, me , and Tonya
Katie (my sis-in-law), Lisa, and me
While we were there I was once again reminded how blessed I am that Andy married someone that was my friend first. She is awesome.

Here we all are. It was a bare-bones crew this year, but it was kinda nice because I got to visit with everyone that way.

Just for fun, here is our pic from 2007.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Delicious Snack

The other day Seth asked me if he could make himself a PB&J. I was busy nursing, so I said sure. When I went downstairs, he said he couldn't find the bread so he made himself something else. Something really, Super Delicious!! Here's the recipe because I'm sure you'll want to make it too. Hey, it's full of protein.
In a bowl, mix:
peanut butter
a little water
Stir. Top with a handful of grated cheddar cheese.
Eat with a spoon.

Of course, I have have trouble getting the kid to eat enchiladas, but whatever.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cullen updates

Okay, we've been busy since I last blogged, We went to Winnsboro for the 4th and had so much fun, but I haven't edited any of the pics, so I will post about that later. I finally have Cullen in the nursery at nights - I sleep much better not hearing every little noise, and Blake is in the boys' room full time. Transitioning from crib to bed for Blake took many evenings of standing outside their room and catching him, disciplining him, and putting him back in bed - sometimes 20 times an evening. I would just sit outside his room with a magazine and go in to train him every few minutes. I would much rather devote a week or two of constant training and get it over with and the battle won, than have to live with a kid getting out of his bed all the time. Anyway, except for the occasional lapse, he stays in bed at night and during naps now. Mom is triumphant. That is a strong-willed kid. We told Seth to stay in bed and he did. Although really, Seth is strong-willed too, he just picks fewer battles. To Blake, they're all worth fighting. Many times. So, with Blake out of the nursery I could get out the cute bumper rails out again and the crib skirt and such. So, here are pics of the nursery. We decided we have company too much to not keep the double bed, so we squeezed it in here. And the room decorations are as cute as I can do in a rent house without being able to paint. I am using the same bedding I had for both the boys. I got it in Canton at First Monday and was a little shocked and guilty at how much I spent on it, but it has held up very well, and with 3 boys I have definitely gotten my money's worth!
In other news, Cullen will be 7 weeks tomorrow and weighs 10 lbs! He's doing great. We are completely over the dairy allergy. NAET really works well. He turned out to be even more sensitive than Blake - I know this because within an hour (sometimes right before my eyes) of an allergy treatment he would break out in a rash. It would go away in a day or two, only to reappear at the next treatment. Now we are done, no problems with dairy, no rashes. If you need a provider in your area (I get asked about this a good bit), look at