Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...Wednesday Edition

Well, today....

Let's start with the good. I am eating the best thing ever. I saw it in the store and I completely randomly bought it for bizarre reasons. After the funky morning we had I just really wanted a sweet treat. I need sugar if I can't have wine. It's the consolation prize for being prego. So I go to the ice cream section and I'm thinking maybe sorbet is a better choice calorically. So I find something weird I've never seen based on the name. I'm a little homesick for the Burg lately and I hate that I can't go til fall, so when I saw this I became a marketing sucker. Talenti Italian Ice Cream in Hill Country Peach Champagne. Oh my gosh it's so good and fat free too. I'm in Heaven.

Now the Bad...That would be Will at Moody Gardens today. We got as far as the lobby and had to go home.

Now are you ready for the Ugly?... Will is sort of famous for his love of naked time. Well, it's time to get dressed. We were kind of thinking that as he's approaching 3 years old, but our little nudist is happiest playing buck nekkid on the floor with some trucks. Well, he got a little wild playing today and managed to get his weenie stuck in his Home Depot birdhouse. Talk about new pain. It instantly bruised. An ice pack and some Tylenol later we decide that when naked time is actually hazardous, it's time to get dressed. So and era has passed. Ouch.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Stephen's Bday Party

We went to Stephen's third birthday party yesterday...and I can't even tell the just have to see it. Watch the video on Amy's blog.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our Thursday.

I do know that I have the most boring blog in the world, but it's mostly my grandparents reading this (hey guys!) and they just eat this stuff up. So, ready grandma? Will was appalling today. He whacked anyone who would come near him, and today that happened to be Cara and Preston, Jen's littles. I know it's confusing with all the Jens, so here's a visual and an explanation.

Jen is a children's photographer, and her business name is Photojenic . So that's how you know who's who. Will generally loves Cara, who is a mini Anne Marie to him, and Preston is only a few days older than Will. He was even a Hurricane Baby born in College Station. Anyhoo, Will whacked both of them several times just mainly for being in reaching distance. And as you all know, Will hasn't taken a nap since Monday, and he's becoming more of a brute with each passing day. Not great as we have a huge social weekend coming up with Stephen's party and Joshua's baptism. Yikes. Cross your fingers. Anyway, HE'S SLEEPING RIGHT NOW!!! Thank the Lord. He got tired enough to actually take a nap today. Well, anyway, maybe this is a phase, right? Moving right along, Jen took a few pics while she was here today. And now I just feel sorry for all of you because it's quite horrible being on the other side of that lens. Turns out I'm one of those freaky people that makes crazy deer in the headlight faces. So I'm a little camera shy right now, but here's one of just Will and Abby.

And since we are talking about Jens, Classic Jen of the Katy variety came out this Monday and we just hung out Will-free and gabbed too much and ate too much. The norm. But anyway, Jenn and her mom, Kandi and crazy grandma Jean Jean are throwing a baby shower brunch for me with a bunch of the Katy gang coming. It'll be a gourmet and classy event and the menu already contains things I cannot even say, but you know I'd eat anything Kandi Steen makes. Now, if you are not a Katy debutante, don't worry. We actually opted out of a super dooper baby shower this time in leau of a cool new trend where we basically do it after she's born. The guys hate going to baby showers and have made themselves heard, but for some reason don't mind doing a little BBQ in the backyard if we don't call it that. And anyway, I'll have more fun if someone else can hold her (she is getting a bit heavy), and I can have a mimosa!

Well, we painted.

That was a fast update. But that's it. Mom woke up with a urge to nest yesterday, so we put the first coat of paint on in Abby's room. What a difference that makes! The room seems much smaller now, which in most rooms is a bad thing, but not in this case. It just makes it feel so cozy. I'll do some pics over the weekend when the bedding gets in there too.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Abby's Room

I guess I should go ahead and get on with showing you all the start of the nursery. This is so the START and I've been slacking at getting it done, but it'll happen. So without further adeu...

This is the crib with a few of her artwork pieces in it. They all have birds on them. The sheet is on there, but the bedding is still being made. It should be ready on Friday, but you can use your imagination. The bumper is a sweet grayish blue with ivory and chocolate colored antiquey looking flowers. So the whole color scheme in the room is going to be plum, blue, ivory and chocolate. It's really a soothing feel.

This is Will demonstrating the stability of the dresser/changing table. We're just going to smack a changing pad on top, and voila. The paint color we are going with is the plum above Will's head. And that's the extent of the nursery right this second. Still filling it in, and it's sort of a huge space. I think we'll end up addding a bookshelf and a standing lamp. Maybe a rocking chair. I have no idea. Any suggestions?

Then I just have to share a few of my faves of her clothes. I got her this cause it was just the first thing that I just HAD to have for her to wear. It's a teeny little dress. And AnneMarie has a coordinating shirt, so we'll have to do their pics in them. I can't wait.

And then this is a necessity for paying tribute to her Fredericksburg roots. It says "I'm Peachy". How cute is that?!

So that's it for now. I think next week we'll spend some time figuring out this whole nursery thing. A few more weeks and she'll be here!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

That Little Punk!

Will gave me all kinds of grief for hours today trying to stay up at naptime. I was so freaking tired and I needed a nap SOOOO bad, but it didn't happen. So finally I give up, put some music on, throw some popcorn on the table, and next thing I know he's out cold. He looks so peaceful and angelic here that it is actually saving his life!