Quote of the Day

While baking cookies this morning….

Taryn:  Mommy, can I eat this?  ((pointing to cookie dough))
Me:  No, T, we have to cook it first.
Taryn:  Just one little taste?
Me:  Nope.
Taryn:  I just want to lick it Mommy?
Me:  Nope, we have to cook it first.
Taryn:  Mommy, I want to tell you sumthin
Me:  What’s that?
Taryn:  Mommy, I want to be by myself with these cookies.

HAHA!  Not even kid, but nice try!!

I noticed the pretty light outside before dinner was ready.  I told myself that if it was still that pretty after we ate, I’d go out for a few shots.  We missed the best of it, the light was just dancing off the tall grass in the field down the street, so pretty, blowing in the wind.  But after we ate I took T out for a little walk and we caught the last little bit of light…have to go earlier next time.  I still love these though…




and I had to do at least one black and white…


I’m off to kick my dear, sweet husband’s butt in Wii Boxing….wish me luck….better yet, wish him luck 😉

By |2008-06-04T23:49:33-05:00June 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|8 Comments

I see sumthin!

So I packed up the kids and headed out to the grocery store this morning.  Only in rushing out the house, I forgot to check to be sure the sling was in the car.  I usually wear Teagan and put Taryn in the cart.  It wasn’t and I couldn’t fit both Teagan’s carseat and Taryn in the cart, so T got to walk.  This is a special treat, usually only one daddy is crazy brave patient enough to hand out.  For some reason, walking through the grocery store is sooooo exciting and makes everything exasperated.  Mom, look at this!  Mom, lets go this way!  Mom, Mom I see sumthin!!  Ha, that "sumthin" ranges from Dora snackpacks, bananas, cupcake liners, a can of green beans, to toilet paper.

As we’re making our way through the produce department, she runs up to the big stack of potatoes, stops in her tracks, points with all her might, and with huge eyes yells in her loudest outside voice….."WHOA, MOM, THATS THE BIGGEST PEANUT I EVER SAW!"  LOL!  She got quite a few laughs, a few as far away as the seafood counter and the bakery.  Funny girl.

And yeah, we eat potatoes at our house, so she knows what they are.  She usually helps me wash them.  I guess just everything is new when you actually get to walk through the grocery store!  =)  Gosh I love this age, she totally cracks me up daily.

My silly, funny girl…


By |2008-05-01T15:34:00-05:00May 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Quote of the Day

HEB checkout clerk to Jason:

"Sir, are you interested in any of our "wow" items on sale today, we’re offering hair gel?"

Bwahahaha….I know they have to ask, it’s part of their job, but that poor clerk.  I’m still laughing.  Hard.

Thanks for all the great comments on the bluebonnet pics…many more to come but I have to finish up a few other things first =)

By |2008-04-07T20:32:28-05:00April 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quote of the day…

While eating lunch today….

Taryn:  Mommy, did Teagan steal your heart?
Mommy:  Yes T, he did.
Taryn:  He should share.  Want me to tell him to give it back?
Mommy:  No baby, my heart is just fine where it is.
Taryn:  Oh, ok.



By |2008-03-25T13:31:59-05:00March 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Quote(s) of the Day

Ok, so they weren’t spoken today, but I’ve been meaning to post them and keep forgetting….

Here is Ty’s…..

Me:  Ty, you are pretty glad this baby is a boy huh?
Ty:  Mom, you have noooooooo idea, I was just praying to the heavens above it would be a boy.  I love Taryn and all, but she’s such a giiiiiiiiiirrrrrllllll.

And two from Little T…..

As Jason was leaving for work yesterday morning, Taryn was in the living room and flips this over her shoulder:  "Now Daddy, you be a good boy at work today."  Of course that resulted in him coming back in for even more hugs and kisses bye.

When my mom was here at Christmas, she was in the bathroom getting ready for the day.  Taryn walked in and saw my mom and giggled…."Gee Gee, you so funny, you dressed up like a giraffe!!"  Hehe….here is what she was wearing 😉

By |2008-02-09T11:57:16-05:00February 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|4 Comments

I’m still here…

and livin large! Thanks for all the comments =)

No baby yet, but we’re getting closer and making progress. My OB is out of town and the Nurse Practitioner told me to “be ready” after she checked me this week. I have an ultrasound tomorrow to see if the baby has flipped over yet….please say a prayer that he has….I have a fear of c-sections but we’ll do whatever it takes to get our little man here as healthy as possible.

I think this qualifies as a Quote of the Day: Jason has taught Taryn to run up to the belly, point at it and say “HEAD DOWN BOY, HEAD DOWN“. It was seriously cute the first 25 times are so!

I think we’re all a little anxious knowing it’s getting so close. I’m uncomfortable and crabby. I’m trying to remind myself to enjoy these last few days because this very well may be the last time I’m ever pregnant. That’s the emotional side, the physical side just wants to yell “GET OUT!”…..yeah, it’s safe to say I feel done. I’ve been trying to spend as much time as I can with Taryn during the day knowing our “girl time” is about to be infiltrated by a boy 😉 We usually just have “our boys” as we lovingly call them on evenings and weekends because of school and work. T and I went shopping and out to lunch today and had such a good time, but man was I whooped when we got home.

Oh, and my cute (and rather brilliant if I do say so myself) husband says he’s just about done with my computer. He was able to get some of the info off the hard drive and then had to totally wipe everything out. Basically a new computer. The genius bar at Apple couldn’t fix, but he did it so I guess that makes him brilliant and a genius?? It’ll take me forever to get everything set up to be the way it was….but if I can at least get to the point where I can upload photos and proof before the baby makes his appearance, I’ll be happy. Wish us luck!

By |2008-01-30T22:41:54-05:00January 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|5 Comments

clone version 2

Thank you all SO MUCH for all your wonderful comments for Calla’s birth slideshow!  I can’t even begin to tell you how great it makes me feel that they moved you and to hear the images made you feel like you were there, were moved to tears, or brought you back to your own birth experience, is the best compliment EVER!  Thank you!!!!!

And I’ve gotta give props to Anne Marie….I’m sure it’s not easy to allow yourself to be photographed while you are in pain and in such a vulnerable state.  But then to let all of us in blog world share in their experience, that rocks!  Jase and I are still undecided if we will have the birth of our son photographed.  I think Jase is all for it if it means he doesn’t have to learn how to use the 5D and endure the pressure! 

And this deserves the title of "Quote of the Day"….

Ty and I were waiting on the school bus out front the other morning talking about Jason’s photography abilities and how challenging the lighting was for Calla’s birth (I will be delivering at the same hospital).  I told Ty I wasn’t sure if Dad could do it or not.  He raised his hand, "UHM HELLO!?!?"  To which I replied "Ty, I’m sure you’d do great during labor but delivery would probably traumatize you."

Here comes the zinger….

"Mom, with you and Dad as parents, I’m already traumatized."


And just when I was feeling pretty good about my motherly abilities.  Humph.  Little pre-teen turd.

I digress…

Of course seeing Calla’s birth kicked my baby fever into high gear, I’m so ready for our little guy to get here (well, not really ready, but I can’t wait!).  Especially after yesterday, we had a "family bonding" 3D/4D ultrasound.  It was so cool to see our little guy, and it’s official, I’m carrying another clone for Jase.  I don’t have a scanner, but here is a pic of a pic…..


At one point during the ultrasound he was opening his eyes and closing them, as if he was looking right at us and moving his lips.  As if he had something he just couldn’t wait to tell us.  Hmmmm, and we thought this might be our quiet child.  Guess not!  LOL!!

Can I have two "Quotes of the Day"?  While watching the ultrasound DVD…

Little T:  "Dat kinda creepy momma, our baby orange".

Gotta love it, makes you wonder what goes through her little fabulous mind.

By |2007-12-20T12:33:13-05:00December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|4 Comments

It’s a sign.

So we’re sitting at dinner tonight, eating lasagna.  Taryn is in her booster seat and she’s about done eating (which means it’s almost time to start playing with her food).  I see her hand rustling under the table, so I ask her, "Taryn, what do you have under the table?"….assuming it’s lasagna.

Looks me right in the eye and says "A wedgie".

No kidding!  Having a 2 year old with the word "wedgie" in her vocabulary is a sign that she has a 10 year old brother.  Who, by the way, almost spit milk through his nose laughing.

By |2007-12-10T02:08:26-05:00December 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Quote of the Day

This morning while Little T and I were brushing our teeth…..

Taryn:  While eyeballing my belly……"Our baby get bigger and bigger every day Momma"
Me:  "Yup T, you’re right, my belly is getting bigger."
Taryn:  "It could POP Momma."
Me:  Laughing outloud….."do you think so?!"
Taryn:  "Dat not funny Momma, it could."

LOL….she’s not so good for my ego 😉

And Ty must have baby names on the brain because last weekend we had the TV set to the seasonal music channel.  As he was walking by he says…..

"Mom, who would name their baby STEAMROLLER?!?" 
Confused I said "what?" 
Someone named their kid "Mannheim Steamroller"….why would you do that to a kid?!


Once I explained it to him he didn’t think it was so funny, especially when I continued to laugh at him!

By |2007-12-07T10:46:24-05:00December 7th, 2007|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Quote Of The Day

"I can’t win.  I talk about food and you either glare at me and gag, or send me to the store to buy you something."

~ Jason ~

(who is struggling while dealing with the never ending, never know what you’re gonna get, morning sickness or food craving, pregnant wife)


On another note, my cute husband picked up the camera last weekend!  Me and Little T testing out our new recliner….a new favorite place for this pregnant lady to sleep.   Works pretty good for tuckered out toddlers too…


By |2007-10-12T17:36:58-05:00October 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|4 Comments

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