Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Holy Flash Bulbs Batman, That's A lot of Pictures!!

We we had Sadie's 2nd year pictures taken a few weeks ago. Once again, she did not particularly cooperate, but that doesn't matter when you have a super photographer! I was going to post my top favorites, but they were all just so good I had to post most of them!! Have fun!!










I love the little bags under her eyes (I doubt she will when she's older) ha!








I will be ordering one of these...





uh...and a few of these...






with a couple of these on the side...







I know some day I'll look back and love his corny fake smile, but grrrr....he's still precious...
by the way...he LOVED his bow tie!







My little fairy...




I LOVE how chubby she looks in this picture!! My baby!





Oh my....I can feel the tears coming....














This one will be large and on display on my wall!










Their personalities exactly...













Its a bird...its a plane...




She likes to yell out "SADIE!!!!"....





They love each other...



Little Cutie Patootie!




And just a little icing on the cake...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Forgot to ever publish this...Sorry Mandy...


This year I had to work on my birthday (I seem to do that a lot). I really enjoy my job (as long as its only 1 day a week) so I knew it would still be a good day. Anyway, around 9 am I got a text from Beau, it was the kids singing me Happy Birthday. It was great...I went around showing it to everyone.





A few hours later Beau showed up with lunch for me. Gyros from our favorite (and only) Meditteranian restaurant here. We had a nice little lunch date in the break room...very romantic! Ha! When I walked him outside after lunch he said, "Get excited...there's more to come at home!" I was a little worried...Beau, hunka hunka burnin' love that he is and precious as can be, is not the best gift giver. For example, I've received a lot of bath salts and bubble bath. I don't even have a bath tub and have maybe taken 5 baths in the last 10 years. Ha! So the rest of the day was spent wondering if I was going to come home to find him naked and covered in whipped cream or if I was actually getting a gift this year.




My friend Keri treated me to ice cream and cobbler for my special day (and since I was having a crazy, busy day).



When I came home I played with the kids some and then went to the kitchen to get Sadie a snack. On the way, I passed the dining room and out of the corner of my eye I saw that the table was all set with china (and when I say "china" I mean the the cheap, fake stuff from HEB). I thought, "So my surprise is that we're having people over for dinner at 8pm?" As I got closer I noticed the china had a pattern on it and my fake china doesn't have a pattern. I stopped and saw this...
Let me explain what this is and why my husband is so awesome. I found this china in the antique store back on New Years when I found my dining room table. Somehow I got talked out of registering for real china when we got married. I wanted it really bad, but just couldn't justify spending the money (even though it was oober cheap compaired to what it would costs to actually buy real china like this...the whole thing costs as much as one place setting full price).

I spent the next few weeks talking about it and pining over it. When Beau went to pick up the table I had made up my mind. It would cost less than 1 shift at the hospital to pay for it (that's how I measure costs and worth of everything) and I really wanted it. I told Beau to call me if they still had it. He never called. As soon as he walked in the door I said, "was the china still there?" He said, "no, sorry, she said she had just sold it". I was so upset. I was mad at myself for not getting it before.

A few weeks later we drove by the antique store on the way to Rosebud and I said, "You're sure the china is gone?" "Yes, honey, I asked her, it was gone." "Man! I really wanted it. It would have been awesome if you bought it and kept it a secret and gave it to me for my birthday!" "Awe yeah, that would have been good. Sorry." I knew he was telling the truth because Beau CAN NOT lie.

So he HAD done that! He had planned it all along! My wonderful, bad gift giving, truth telling hunka hunka had pulled off a surprise and the best gift!!!


And of course my little man made the sign...



Wanna come over for a fancy shmancy dinner? You can...I have china.

Love. It.



Egg-celent

So we started out with 4 chicks. Then one died. So, of course Beau decided to replace it with four more...of course. A few weeks later we were given 3 full grown chickens...White Rocks to be exact....2 hens and a rooster. We said we didn't want a rooster because of the early morning cock-a-doodling, but we took him anyway with the thought that if he got too annoying we'd turn him into dinner. He's okay so far, he makes a lot of noise when we're outside, but the neighbors don't seem to have a problem with him so he lives to see another day. Having these full grown chickens, though, has sped up our "return". Elijah has gotten the biggest kick out of going to check for and (sometimes) gather an egg a day from our one laying chicken.


Heading out to the farm...
He says "its so fun...its like Easter!!"





See it?...
The chicks are in the house so the chickens have the yard. We haven't made them a nest yet so they just lay anywhere.



Meet Colonel Peck...guarding his future heir.




So proud of his find...











When we walked into the house he asked, "can we take another picture of it?"











After storing the egg I left Elijah in the kitchen while I did some house work. A day or so later I was going through pictures on my camera to blog and found these....
Before..(unorganized)





Admiring his find...




Again.




After (organized)...


His little photo shoot just cracked me up. I love that kid. My little zoo keeper, farmer, gardener, rule keeper. He's the best.