Wednesday, May 20, 2009

precious maggie

Our mag's has glasses!! So cute! she looks so grown up!
what do ya'll think?

Monday, May 11, 2009

"not me!" monday

no, not me! i did NOT pretend i was going to leave billy in the front yard when he refused to get into the truck to take maggie to school. i did NOT strap maggie in and continued to tell him to get in or i was leaving him and i did NOT, when he ignored me, plop myself in the front seat and close the door and start the truck! and i really did NOT laugh when he started running and screaming toward the truck like i was going to leave him forever. nope, not me!

today when i picked maggie up from school i needed to go run an errand for their dad so i decided since it was so hot, to treat the kids to a nice refreshing drink (sonic happy hour, 1/2 price drinks after 2:00, which was NOT by the way, dr. pepper and NOT some fries. i would never let my children drink a coke or have anything fried! it is so hot here and humid! at least 90 degrees. they were so excited! right after i picked up the bolts for their dad, maggie informed me that she need to go to the bathroom. i must start off by saying my kids are "bare feet" kids. the first thing they do when they get home is take off their shoes. needless to say as soon as mag's was in the car, off came her shoes and socks. billy followed suit. we are about 20 min from home and maggie said she needed to go the the restroom. i asked if she could hold it. she said nope. it is so hard to take billy in to a public bathroom and remember neither of them had their shoes on. so i did NOT ask maggie if it would be alright if i pulled over into a neighborhood and she could put on one of billy's diapers and "relieve" herself because that would be silly right? then i most certainly did NOT spend the next 5 minutes trying to talk her into it!

by the way, her answer was NO!

remember to go check out the other "not me!" monday posts at my charming kids!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

'FABULOUS K' blog makeover giveaway!

hi everyone! i just wanted to let you know that FABULOUS K is offering a blog makeover! she is the is the one who designed my blog and i think she is fabulous! the giveaway is open until monday so go on over and check her out! she has 2 blogs. one is her personal blog, fabulous k and the other one is her design blog, fabulous k creative. be ready to be sucked into her fabulous~ness!!

even if you don't win and still want to gussy up your blog, she is the one to do it! she is so good at what she does and her prices are very reasonable.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"not me!" monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

so, here i go! a day late but as always, better late than never!

last week i did NOT lay down and take a nap with billy while maggie was at school and set my alarm clock for am instead of pm and was late picking her up!

nope, not me!

i most certainly did NOT let my kids have ice cream with their dinner!

nope, not i!

i did NOT get frustrated with maggie as i , yes i, opened a door of the church right into her foot! luckily a sweet friend was there to offer a band-aid. did i think of that? nope, not me! yeah, great mom moment for me!

Friday, May 1, 2009

been awhile and a giveaway!

hi my long lost blog friends. i know it has been awhile since my last post. it's been kinda crazy around here. i am going to be posting some pic's to try to get ya'll caught up on what a have been up to the past month or so. wait a minute now, don't get too excited, it's nothing spectacular or anything. just life i guess. well, life with two young kids!

on to the GIVEAWAY!!

a dear friend of mine amy, in celebration of her 100th post is offering a giveaway over at her blog. the giveaway is for a year subscription for family fun magazine. yes, i said a YEAR! she really raves about this magazine and i have even seen some of the crafts that she and her kiddos have done and they are very cute so go over and check her out and enter to win!

Monday, March 23, 2009

project 365 ~ oops

i forgot tuesday!!!!

tuesday, march 17th

billy had his first taste of dark chocolate and he loved it! well, as you can see.

project 365 ~ week 12

sunday, march 15th

i know this is weird but i LOVE this plastic wrap. the reason why is that i HATE the wrap that doesn't stick to anything or even itself!! very frustrating. this plastic wrap has it's own cutter. so all you have to do is pull it about and then slide the cutter over and there you have it! love it!! i have been using it alot lately. since i am doing weight watchers i have been making these great little 'not so' ice cream sandwiches that are to die for. you get the low fat graham crackers, honey or chocolate. break the sheet in half. mix a couple of drops of peppermint/mint extract in a reg. size tub of fat free cool whip. then you put 2 tbs of cool whip mixture on 1 half of the cracker. then put the other half of the cracker on the top. ok, this is where the plastic wrap comes into play. wrap it sip safe, because it is the best, plastic wrap and freeze. one tub makes about 15-16 sandwiches. and to top it all off, they are just 1 point a piece! yes, you read that right. just 1 point!!

monday, march 16th

maggie took this picture of her paw paw. they come over and had dinner with us. we grilled hot dogs and they were wonderful! there is nothing like a grilled dog!

wendsday, march 18th

when i went in to get maggie dressed for bed this is what i found on her wall. when i asked her what it was and how it got there this is what she told me.

me ~ maggie, what is this on your wall?

maggie ~ i drew on it.

me ~ yes, i can see that but why? you know you are not allowed to draw on anything but paper,

maggie ~ yes but i was playing doctor and i wanted to see how tall i was. see... ( she then walked
over and pit her back up to the wall and her hand on top of her head to mark how tall
she was ) though she made herself about 2 inches taller than she really is.

thanks to whoever invented washable markers and mr clean magic erasers!!

thursday, march 19th

billy found my box of 'stuff' that i have always kept on the back of the toilet since the day he was born. he decided to help himself this morning. i had a good laugh...

friday, march 20th

my family loves asparagus! as you can see from this picture. i have to cook 2 bunches at one time to feed all of us! i put them in to a pan and drizzle a little olive oil on them. then i sprinkle sea salt on them and put them into a 400 degree oven for about 15 mins. they are scrumptious! and very weight watcher friendly!

saturday, march 21 st
my sister came and stayed with us this past weekend and we love to play scrabble. we played every night and had a blast.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

project 365 ~ week 11

better late than never! that is my new motto, when it comes to project 365....

sunday, march 8th

billy eating a popsicle after dinner.

monday, march 10th

meet our newest addition to our family. this is lucy lou lou. maggie was so happy that she got to name her. isn't she cute?

tuesday, march 11th

every tuesday we get together with some other moms friends of mine. we usually go to the park or mcdonald's to let the kids play. they love it and so do we! maggie was having fun on the rocking horse.

wednesday, march 12th

it rained at my house!!! yeah! i don't think i t has rained at my house in 8 months! woo hoo! little did i know at this time that it would rain for 4 days! praise the Lord! we got almost 3 inches.

thursday, march 13th

this is my new best friend. for about 3 wks mow i have been on a diet and i must say i am doing really well. so i thought i would show you my scale. i weigh myself every morning. as of today, i have lost 7.4 lbs. keep praying for me!

friday, march 13th
this is a salad i made to have with our dinner. i am getting used to eating LOTS of salads. i try to have one with every meal. not only is it good for you, it is a great filler! so, here's to salads!

saturday, march 14th
today i helped throw a baby shower for my friend amber. she is having a little boy in april. this is the table at her shower with all the goodies on it. isn't the cake precious?

Monday, March 9, 2009

project 365 ~ week 10

i didn't do too well in my picture taking this week. i missed two days.... oops!!

sunday, march 1st

maggie is the "star of the week" this week at school. this is the poster she made that will be hanging in her class. she was so excited. i can't wait till she comes home today so she can tell me how she did on her presentation.

monday, march 2nd

this is billy when i had to wake him up from his nap to go and pick up maggie from school. he must of had his head pressed up against the crib slats. it was red for about 20 mins. poor thing, he was not happy with me taking his picture.

tuesday, march 3rd

well i sure looks like spring around my house. sorry for the blurriness of this picture. i don't have a really good camera for close ups or i don't know how to get close ups on my camera. this is our tree in the front yard and it is in full bloom and is just beautiful!

wednesday, march 4th

billy very busy "working" on this tricycle...

thursday, march 5th


friday, march 6th

this is very funny to us! billy will NOT let us brush his teeth! he hates it. so i literally i have to sit on him, just like he is sitting on maggie, so i can brush his teeth. this day he thought he was going to brush her teeth. i guess this is what he thinks everyone does when they get their teeth brushed.

saturday, march 6th

no picture!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

me via flickr

I found this on a blog that i have been reading lately, polka dots & pansies.
what a neat idea so i thought i would try it.
very cool!!

Here's how it works....

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search

b. Using only the first page, pick an image.

c. Select the size of boxes as 3 by 4. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker

here is mine ~

1. Corpus Christi Bay, 2. Best French Fries Ever, 3. The Round Rock, 4. green sea of chairs, 5. Patrick Dempsey in Dolce e Cabbana, 6. sweet tea , 7. KELLS PRIORY. KILKENNY, IRELAND., 8. key Lime Pie Cuppie, 9. { She's Happy ,,, 10. Snowmen family in TX, 11. Loyal, 12. Allens Boots Austin Texas Cowboy Boots

Use these questions in each URL box!!!
1. What is your first name? christi
2. What is your favorite food? french fries.
3. What high school did you go to? round rock
4. What is your favorite color? green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? patrick dempsey
6. Favorite drink? sweet tea
7. Dream vacation? ireland
8. Favorite dessert? key lime pie
9. What you want to be when you grow up? happy
10. What do you love most in life? family
11. One Word to describe you. loyal
12. Where do you live? texas

How cool is that!!!

if you try it let me know. i would love to come see what the mosaic of you looks like!!

have fun!

cute favors

my friend wendy and i are hosting a baby shower in a couple of weeks and we wanted to do favors to hand out as the guests leave the shower. so here they are!! they turned out SO CUTE!!

we bought scrapbook paper and punched out different sized circles and layered them and added these precious animal stickers. we then hot glued the circles to a peppermint patty, one with the sticker on the front and a plain one on the back.

don't they look so cute all piled up in the crystal bowl?

great for a new little boy!

congratulations amber!

Monday, March 2, 2009

project 365 ~ week 9

sunday, feb 22nd

bath time!! who doesn't love a great bath picture and this one is perfect!! love those smiles. this is a rare occasion in my house. no, not baths. both of them in the same bath tub at the same time! usually joe and i bathe both of them at the same time in different tubs because as you can see if you look closely to the picture, see..... right there... the waves..... it makes for a really BIG mess. i know, i'm mean but i do not like sopping up water after their baths. so, once a week or more like once every two weeks, they get to bathe together and they LOVE it!

monday, feb 23rd

sorry about this picture. not sure what happened but as you can tell it is very dark. we went to eat at the new dickeys bbq in cedar park. they give you free ice cream that you can enjoy after dinner. this is little bill enjoying his.

tuesday, feb 24th
this was a great day! the weather was perfect. as you can see both kids are in shorts. we LOVE warm weather and we are all tired of the cold. the kids were outside in the back yard playing with the sidewalk chalk on the picnic table. they had a blast little did we know though, that in just 2 short days it would be FREEZING again!!

wensday, feb 25th

i love picking up maggie from school each day. as soon as we get home i check her folder to see what she has done for the day/week. last week X was their letter of the week and this is what i found in her take home folder. is this no the cutest idea ever!!!! gotta love those teachers!! thanks ms kendall and ms mary.

thursday, feb 26th

there are those smile again! maggie is giving billy a piggy back ride as best as she can. they did this forever and laughed the whole time!

friday, feb 27th

billy has started telling me that he needs to "poop". now ask me if he goes when we put him on the potty? nope!!! then 20 mins later he leaves us a little surprise in his diaper. so i am thinking that he is kinda getting the concept. so we went and bought him his own little potty. he walked around forever saying "poop, poop, poop".

saturday, feb 28th

these are billys favorite shoes. they are called polliwalks. i actually won these in a giveaway and billy has fell in love with them. they are alligators!!!! go check them out! very cute shoes.

Monday, February 23, 2009

if i only had a brain

it seems that lately i don't have a brain. i have a hard time keeping a train of thought. remembering things, what else.... see what i mean. this week i have NO pictures to post. well, i will say for right now i do not have any pictures to post. it seems that i forgot to put my little card back in my camera after last weeks photos so the pictures that i took this week are not stored on it but are stored inside my camera. and of course i can't find that wire/cable thingie to hook my camera up to my computer. so if i find it i will post my pictures.

man.... i had some good ones this week!

Monday, February 16, 2009

project 365 ~ week 7

ok. i am going to be truthful here. i did not do very well with my picture taking this past week. i really don't even have a good excuse...... i will do better next week. promise!! so with all that said, here are my 3 pictures that i did take.....

sunday, feb 8th

this is what i made for maggie's teachers, ms. kendall and ms. mary. cute huh? they are hand sanitizers that i took the label off of and that put valentine stickers one. i also tied pretty ribbon around the neck of the bottle to give it an extra touch. the smaller bottles were for nanny and bammaw. i wish i could take the credit for this idea but i can't i found it on another blog, she was giving a tutorial on how to make these and i fell in LOVE with them. love them!

monday, feb. 9th

this is mag's and her daddy right before they left for the 'desserts with dad' that the do every year at her preschool. they do a craft and then eat ice cream. she loved having a 'date' with dad.

tuesday, feb 10th
maggie and i went to see the dentist, dr. burnett. this is so special to me because this is where i used to work up until the day my water broke with maggie! this was her first teeth cleaning experience and she did great. this is my dear friend nodgie who is cleaning her teeth. thanks nodgie for being so great with her. after she had her teeth cleaned, she had some 'toothbugs' in one of her teeth that dr. burnett took care of and she did wonderful with that also!! thanks dr. b!! your the best!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

project 365 ~ week 6

sunday feb, 1st

last saturday my family had a birthday party for me and my mom gave me this gardenia plant! i love gardenias! i just noticed it has a bloom. yea! i will share when it decides to open and share it's beauty!

monday, feb 2nd

maggie loves fancy nancy! for those of you with little girls, these books are so cute. you must check them out! this is her dressing up as fancy nancy and holding one of her books!! i think she did a pretty good job. don't you?

tuesday, feb 3rd

on tuesdays we try and always meet up with some friends at one of the local parks when the weather is nice. it has been cold lately so we have been meeting at mc d's but this past tues it was real nice, a little windy but for the most part warm. so the kids had a blast running around and letting go of some winter energy. here is billy swinging. he love to swing.

wednesday, feb 4th

look what i won!! can you believe it? woo hoo for me! there are some blogs that i read on a daily basis that do giveaways and i must say i am addicted!! if you check out under fun sites to the left, they have some fun and great giveaways. this is actually the third thing that i have one. be careful though, it really is addictive, especially when they have one of there 'giveaway carnivals'.

on to amazing grace. i put some lotion on and asked joe what he though and this is what he said to me. not sure how to take it.

me: babe, smell the new lotion i just got.
joe: smells good.
me: you like it? ( i always want to smell good for my man )
joe: yea. it reminds me of fishing at the coast.
me: (thinking to myself ) are you kidding me? fishing??
joe: yes, you know like fishing, with shrimp in the salty air...
me: it smells like raw shrimp??
joe: yes, like shrimp and fishing, at the coast. repeating it like i didn't understand the first time. now not knowing what to say and trying to explain what he means says, no, not like raw fish or anything just fishing at he coast.
me: ok well i won't wear it anymore because i don't want to smell like i've been fishing.
joe: no, thats not what i am saying

me: it sounds like you are saying i smell like fish or shrimp or whatever... now i'm laughing at this point

after about 10 more mins of him trying to figure out how to explain what he was meaning and me trying to figure out what he was trying to say this is what i came up with. it reminds him of the warm, salty evening air at the beach, minus all the raw fish smells.... needless to say i don't know if i will be able to wear this without thinking of raw shrimp... not even sure it will ever be worn again..... gotta love him!

thursday, feb 5th

here is the bloom! beautiful. i wonder what God was thinking of when me made gardenias.

friday, feb 6th

i was in my room and i heard a crash and when i walked into the living room this is what i found. billy has now learned to open the fridge and he found the eggs.

saturday, feb 7th

this is my grandmother. we call her nanno. we had family in town this weekend and we meet in austin to eat dinner. her birthday was on wed so my cousin gretchen secretly told our waiter that we were celebrating her 100th birthday, she really is only 89. this was her reaction to him announcing to the restaurant that she was 100! great picture nanno!! i haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

one proud mamma

we had a rough night last night. maggie woke up around 3.00 am saying that she was scared and that her ear was hurting her. i loved on her and sent her back to her room still half asleep. she got up a couple more times still complaining about her ear but finally went back to sleep around the time joe was leaving for work. when we got up around 8.00 her ear was still hurting so i made an apt with her dr.

fast forward and hour or so....

i was doing the laundry and maggie came into the laundry room and told me that last night when i put her back in bed after she had woken up, she told me that she prayed to God to help her not to be afraid and to make her ear stop hurting. then she said, i wonder why he didn't make my ear better? in this moment i was so proud of her! she had leaned on God with out me telling her to. she did it on her own! then i had to tell her that sometimes God doesn't make things better all the time so that He can help the doctors help us so they themselves can learn more about how to help people who are sick. that seemed to be a good enough answer..... for the moment.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

project 365 ~ week 5

sunday, feb. 1st

i am posting sunday first this week because i uploaded them in the wrong order and it is way too late to redo it all over again. also, sunday has 2 pictures.

this is what maggie and i saw as we drove up to our driveway on the way home from church. yes, that is right! that is a car in my front yard! our neighbor was backing out of her driveway and her brakes went out! can you believe it? wait till you see the next picture... those are our neighbors in the picture talking with maggie.

i know! crazy huh? it was a blessing that no one was hurt and that none of us were in the yard at the time! the impact did push the tail end of the truck about 4 inches!

monday, jan. 25th

on monday at maggie's school they had their annual winter carnival. they were allowed to wear hats, scarfs and mittens or gloves and the whole day was a day of winter fun! they made paper snow globes, ate snowcones, had snowball fights with socks, listened to winter stories, and played with real 'fake' snow!she had a blast and i must say she look super cute in her winter get~up!

tuesday, jan. 27th

billy wanted to go play outside but he really isn't fond of the cold weather. so here he is dressed in his coat, beanie and of course his BIG smile!

wendsday, jan. 28th
on tues night we had a front blow through that took our temps to below freezing so when we got up on wed morning we had some icicles! we don't get those here very often so maggie was so excited. her school actually started 2 1/2 hrs later due to the ice!

thursday, jan. 29th
billy has started to help himself in the pantry whenever he feels like it. which is all the time! i am telling you he can eat all day!! so i had to tie a ribbon around the knobs so he couldn't open them and let me tell you he was mad! this is how he normally opens the doors. he pulls himself up and shakes real hard and they come right open. not with the ribbon though and he does not like this. so, until he listens to the word NO the ribbon is staying up!
friday, jan. 30th
joe closed in 1/2 of the garage when billy was born and we have made it into the office/craft room. this is where the computer is. for the past couple of days i have heard this weird noise. well, i figured out what it was. we have a little friend. and if you look closely, he has stolen one of my peppermints that i have on the desk next to the computer. as of yesterday he has ran off with the rest of it!

saturday, jan. 31st
our church had disciple now this weekend and during this time the youth ages 9th ~ 12th grades do mission work in the community on saturday. the 9th grade boys came out to my grandmothers and replaced all of the screens in her screened in porch. they also painted the 2 front porches and weeded and mulched her flowerbeds. we were so blessed by them! i know the Lord moved this weekend in our community!