Friday, October 31, 2008

October Pictures

Happy Halloween

Most kids, once they figure out Halloween means lots of candy, LOVE trick or treating. Not mine... Zachary went to a few houses on our street before deciding that he wanted to answer the door for all the 'customers'. Every time the doorbell rang, he would say "It's a customer", fling open the door, and hand out candy - including some of the loot that he picked up earlier in the night. What a generous little buddy. :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

One Down, One to Go

Zachary is officially out of diapers! We never thought this day would come. Our boy loved wearing pull ups so much - and really who wouldn't - you don't ever have to stop playing... Anyway, he has been clean and dry for 2 weeks now with hardly any accidents. Including most naps, driving to and from Dallas, a TCU football game, and 9 holes of golf with Daddy and Grandpa! Yippee!!! Thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement and support, and congratulations to Zachary for being such a big boy!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Happy Homecoming! I got to take Zachary to the football game this afternoon. He was such a trooper, going to tailgates and meeting Mommy's friends. Then we got to sit in the end zone by the frog horn. It was so loud!!!
We had a great time at the game and the frogs won!!
Thanks to Ms. Lindsey, Ms. Jenny and Mr. Mikey for hanging out with us - and for the popcorn! Zachary really liked y'all!!!


I feel refreshed - for the first time in at least 2 months! Sophie slept all night long. Probably was all the crying that wore her out. Whatever it was, I am thankful!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

First Parade

Tonight we took the kids to the TCU homecoming parade. Zachary had a great time, and loved seeing the band, the floats, and all the cars with people.
Sophie, on the other hand, just might be scarred for life. The TCU horn that is sounded after every score was also part of the parade, and as it passed by us, it sounded, which scared the bejeezus out of our poor girl. Yes, two month olds can jump!
The experience was capped off by roasting marshmallows and watching a hot air balloon blow up. Zachary LOVES TCU!!! Go Frogs

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fire Trucks

Fire fighters are so nice, especially to my little buddy! On their way to music, Steve and Zachary stopped off at the fire department (long story that really has no relevance).

Zachary got to sit in the front of the fire engine, meet the fire fighters, and someone (not sure who) got to sound the siren.

I think this might be the highlight of his short life!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Two Month Check Up

Sophie turned 2 months old on 10/15 and so her checkup was today. Here are the vital stats...
Weight - 12 lbs. (79%)
Height - 23 5/8 inches (90%)

Our girl is growing well and the doctor is pleased. Poor thing had to get 3 shots and an oral vaccine. She suffered through and is doing great.

Congratulations on making it to 2 months, Sophie!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to Grandpa H!

Today is my daddy's 60th birthday! The kids and I surprised him at his office for lunch with Auntie Mandy and Grandma T. What a lucky guy!!

(Even luckier for him that Sophie decided to throw up before we left the house. Fun times for everyone!)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No More Tears

Today I decided Zachary needed a haircut. What this usually means is that I tell him we're going, he protests but gets in the car anyway, plays trains till it's his turn, and then screams bloody murder while they cut his hair and I try to hold him down. It's an emotionally and physically exhausting activity.
Until today...
We arrived with Miss Jessica and Sophie in tow, and Zachary played trains till it was his turn. Ms. Jeri gave him a lollipop (as a preemptive peace offering perhaps) and he let her put him in the fire truck chair. She put the cape on him and cut his hair without so much as a whimper out of my little guy. YIPPEE!!!!
I'm so proud!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Usually Daddy is the fly-killer in our house. He has amazing reflexes and can get the little buggers with a swipe of his hat, usually on the first try.
BUT - I am so proud that I just killed the fly that has been co-habitating with us for the past 24 hours. Mama Rocks!!


For those of you unaware, we gave Cassie, our cat, to a lady that works with Steve. Her daughter loves Cassie, and Steve and I love that we are not constantly ill with allergy/respiratory issues. It's a win-win situation, or so I thought.
Today, Zachary declared that Cassie needs to come home to our house. When I explained that wouldn't be happening, he decided we should get a frog.
I always knew that little boys would lead to frogs in my house, but I did not think it would happen this soon.
Wish me luck...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bouncing Boys and Tackles

Another busy day in our house with 2 highlights...
1 - playing with Cason, Zachary's BFF (aka Best Friend Forever) from school, at a bounce house birthday party. It was exhausting watching these 2 guys run, jump and slide all over the place. They had a great time! And I enjoyed meeting Cason's mom, Erin, and Cason's sister, Cadence, who was born the day before Sophie and weighed over 9 lbs.
2 - Steve and Zachary went to the TCU game and sat in the first row by the end zone where TCU scored their two first touchdowns. Zachary can't wait to go to college so he can wear a helmet and tackle on the grass like the other boys. :) Big thanks to Daddy for braving the crowds and taking our buddy to his first football game!