Dec 20, 2007

CAUTION: Objectionable Material!!

I apologize in advance for the embarrassment Shane will feel when he is about 10 years older and sees that his mom posted his manhood all over the blog... but we are so proud of our 1 year old potty training!
Thanks to the help of our friendly "Melmo"...Shane has taken a liking to sitting on the potty and going tinkle. Most men will probably sigh and run away from this post saying something like "YOU mothers!" or "isn't there anything sacred anymore"....but as a Mom, we take pride in our big achievements. Getting a kid to LIKE to potty-train is a momentous occassion in our Mommy life!
Priming the pump!
The Studious "Pee"er

Dec 16, 2007

Santa or Scrooge

Parties, parties and more parties...almost partied out! I love Christmas and I love parties, but I think we have our fill for the year. Here are some of the highlights:

Ward Christmas Party (why do 6 yo ruin cute pics?)

White Elephant Exchange (Gav lost..obviously!)

Santa's Visit #100

Adult Work Party

Dec 7, 2007

Creative Housekeeping

When I just cannot take another hand on my mop, or another tupperware thrown on the ground...and I just would like to complete a cleaning project, much to my better judgement, I give Shane his "wa-wa". Surprisingly, we didn't have any casualties...and my kitchen was clean for 10 hours!

Life as a mom...definitely not bon-bons and soaps (does anyone still watch soaps??)

If I only gave one child the attention they wanted, my whole day would be gone.

And yet I LOVE it!! It takes so little to remember why I do what I do. Just look at this face!!!

Dec 2, 2007

10 Mile Radius

How many people cannot seem to get beyond their 10 mile radius of errands, school, church,work... yep, us too!! It was great this past week to have a reason to bust out of Corpus for a short time....and then get a different take on our secluded island.

Gav's parents (aka Gammie and Papa) came into town on Wednesday and are headed out on a plane right now. We picked them up in San Antonio...which gave us the opportunity to make our first official stop as a tourist in San Antonio. We visited the Alamo, took a boat ride on the RiverWalk and saw the festive downtown SA.

The rest of the time they were here, we came back to Corpus. Poor Papa had quite the "honey-do" list of fix-its around our home...for which I am so thankful. They helped us get the outside holiday decor done...and also our beautiful tree.
Saturday morning we went to our squadron kids party where Santa and his elf flew in on a T44 to bring the gifts. SUPER Cute!! I love to see the magic in the kids' eyes. Christian is at that magical age. Shane's still at the FREAKED out age!! We showed them our beaches, downtown Corpus, the Texas Surf Museum, and a cool park on the bay...just check out the slideshow!
We are just so lucky to have them in our lives and are glad to have a few special days with them. We miss all our family and friends...come visit!!