Monday, December 29, 2008

Like Daddy...Like Daughter

Today, we were all sitting around the table eating grapes for dessert. Daddy comments, "These grapes are crappy!" "Crappy!" I clearly mimic. Mommy and Daddy start laughing. I like words that make my parents laugh. =)) Mommy and Daddy have been talking a lot slower and often skip words when they speak now. I don't know what is wrong with them???

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Rewind

My first Christmas 2007
All I wanted from Santa last year was a BOTTLE!
My daddy got dressed very silly that day!
I'm not crying on this Santa's lap.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!


Monday, December 22, 2008

5 Signs that it is Christmas Around Here!

Christmas has been such a fun and busy time this year. I am really slacking with this blogging thing. But Christmas is definitely alive around here! 1. There are Walks through Bethlehem around town and I get to hug on all the animals!

Petting a camel for the 1st time ever!
(There were very cool animals in Bethlehem)

2. There are lights everywhere...including my favorite the Trail of Lights Christmas Tree.

Riding in the front seat (oh so special) with Papa through Tyler Tx "Santa Land"!!



3. Playing an angel in the annual Baby Jesus Party with my family.

(Don't I look angelic?)

4. Spending some goofy time with cousins at the Houston Children's Museum.
(This is such a FUN Children's Museum... Highly recommend it!)



5. And of course my parents trying to get me take a picture with this crazy old man dressed oh so silly. This is really starting to get on my nerves!!

(Neighborhood Coco with Santa)




Not even bribing me with a cookie will work Daddy!!

Give up already!


Lesson Learned!!! LOUD and clear!














Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cupcake Ettique Can Tell So Much about a Girl!

As some may know already, we celebrated the end of music class by eating cupcakes this week at the delcious new Hey Cupcake.


These pictures were so cute and revealing of personalites... I just had to share them.


Oh the Ever- So- Famous Before Picture
(We missed you Ava!)




Such civilized young women sitting one afternoon eyeing their prey.




How shall we go about Eating such a Delicious Treat?




Miss Stern decides to carefully eat the base of the cupcake...passing on the oh-so-messy, sweet iced topping!










Miss Milam is so lady like exhibiting such willpower. Prestigious ladies can resist the immediate temptation of cupcakes.






Then... their is me...Miss Hobbs!
Dives right in without a second to spare... face first!



No surprise here!



Notice Miss Milam can't believe her eyes!!




Miss Abdine tackles the assignment thoughtfully planning each bite piece by piece!




Enough of that!!! This approach works much better!




A girl after my own heart!



Gotta Love Cupcakes!

...bringing all walks of life together!










Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Christmas Traditions

Miss Paisley's mommy has asked her friends to share Christmas traditions if they wanted too. So I thought I would share a few of mine. (Some that I already do and some that I plan to start soon.) It is the pefect time to start traditions... and oh how fun they are to have. So please feel free to share your favorite traditions as well. =)

1. Picking out a Fresh Christmas Tree each year
2. Making and painting Christmas Ornaments
3. Baking and Decorating Sugar Cookies...Sharing with with Family and Neighbors
4. The Elf on a Shelf (Thanks Aunt Hillary)
5. The Pickle Ornament (Thanks Aunt Hillary)
6. The Advent Calendar (Thanks Amy K.)
7. Framing my Santa and Photo Christmas Cards each year (Thanks Amy K.)
8. Decorating a Christmas plate each year (Thanks Amy K.)
9. Eating Tamales with family every Christmas Eve.
10. Picking out gifts to fill a shoebox for the Samaritan's Purse (Operation Christmas Child)
(We did this for the 1st time this year. I loved helping pick out all the gifts to fill the box. (Thanks MOPS)

I look foward to adding more fun-filled traditions!

The Perfect Pick

I know I have been slacking lately with my blog...but I will try to catch you up on all my fun-filled days.
I am LOVING this holiday called Christmas. I think it is my favorite holiday thus far. I just love all the lights, snowmen, holiday books and presents..yes presents...already.

Tonight my mommy and daddy went to Papa Noel to pick out our Christmas tree. (My parents think they have the best trees next to cutting one down at a tree farm..maybe in a few years)
My eyes literally lit up like one when I saw all the trees. They smell soooo good.
I loved this one since they had decorated it with some lights.
I LOVE this family tradition!!!
Guess what? We found the perfect tree!!
I will post a picture when it is finally decorated.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Check out my Christmas websites

Since it is the season of giving and sharing the magic of the holidays with our little ones, I can't think of 2 better websites you have to visit. I am surrounded by such brilliance.

The 1st one is:
http://www.meandmypeepsbooks.com/

Here, you can make your personalized board books for your tots to treasure and love forever.

The 2nd one is:
http://www.icaughtsanta.com/

Here you can take a picture of your living room etc.... and place a picture of Santa in it. This proves to your little ones that Santa really did visit you house and does exist. Oh the magic of Christmas!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun with Family

Who is that cute baby and beautiful young lady?
Me and my cousin??....No. Not yet.

My grandma and my great Aunt? ...You got it!


Now that I think about it, if it wasn't for the 2 of you, the next few pictures of me and all my cousins having so much fun...wouldn't exist.


Thank you for helping create such a wonderful family!! I love you.



My cousins and I jumping... well...on second thought,
not so much.
That's a little better.




And my mommy has to thank my Uncle Dennis. For if it wasn't for him, the delicious turkey wouldn't have existed...

The following pictures wouldn't exist either.

My cousin Hadley and I sure had fun cruising the hood in our topless "Instep" over the holidays.

My cousin Georgia having some fun on the swings.




Thank you for all my family.
Thank you for all my friends.
I am sooo blessed.









Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Mommies Top 5 Obsessions

I'm always up for a challenge. Some of my friends have challenged my mommy to name her top 5 obsessions. I, of course, didn't want to be left out...after all this is MY blog...about ME. So here is my Mommy's and My Top Obsessions.

1. Blogging about me and reading blogs about all my friends and their mommies.

2. Playing with and reading to me of course.

3. Laser Hair Removal...My mommy is addicted and says it is sooooo...worth it. She's going to start her legs next. She won't tell me what she has done so far....hmmmmm??

4. Jogging around Brushy Creek with me...it is so beautiful this time of the year.

5. Eating Starbursts and drinking Land O Lakes French Vanilla Coco with Marshmellows on top...which is why she has running as her previous obsession.



My Top 5 Obsessions


1. Walking around in Mommy and Daddy's shoes.
2. Bringing lotion to my mommy and daddy and saying, "feet?" They always rub them.
3. Asking my Mommy and Daddy to read to me book after book after book. I wear them out!!!!
4. Bouncing on the trampoline
5. Playing PeeBoo (peek-a-boo) with mommy and daddy...I hide behind shower curtains, in cabinets, undertables ect...
Just 2 more...I'm a busy girl
6. Sitting on my cat Zoey!!
7. Everyone knows I can't leave out eating.... I think I could eat all day....Honest I could.

Now it is your turn to name your top 5 obsessions. I can't wait to read them.

1. Miss Dana
2. Miss Mia's Mommy
3. Miss Charlotte's Mommy
4. Mr. Vaughn's Mommy
5. Miss Ava's Mommy

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's What's on the Inside that Counts

Don't judge a cabinet by it's outside.

It's what's on the inside that counts!!!!


video
My New Hiding Place!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pictures of Our Family Painting

Our painting of our 1st family picture is complete! My mommy and daddy chose an impressionism style. The artist just sent my mommy and daddy these pictures for approval! I love it! Thanks for helping choose such a beautiful picture!






After much research, my mommy and daddy chose http://www.passionforpaintings.com/ to perform the job of creating this beautiful, very important piece of art.
Thanks to Dana again for taking this beautiful picture!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy 18 Months Old to Me!!!!! Now Complete!

I am now finished with MY Top 18 Changes at 18 months!!!
Yeah! I am finally 18 months old!!! Don't people start voting at this age??? I definitely lived a simplier life way back in '07 .... Their was no spinach, time outs, more sleep, less questioning, less boo boos. Those were the days!!

But, I most certainly enjoy these days better... the days of maturity and asserting my independence. To celebrate my special landmark birthday, I decided to take a minute and reflect on how much I have matured since my younger days...

How I have Grown and Changed through my 547 days...


My Top 18 Noteworty Changes
#18

Sporting my Longhorn Hat....Yesterday
(1 Day Old)

Sporting my Longhorn Hat.... Today
(17 months old)
#17
Bath...Yesterday
Letting someone else lead the way
(1 week old)
Bath... Today
Managing a Fotune 500 Business from the Bathtub
(17 months)
#16
Cuddling with Loved Ones....Yesterday
(1 Day old)
Cuddling with Loved Ones... Today
(17 months)
#15
Play Attire....Yesterday
Fully covered in a swaddle, head support, look of curiousity
(1 week old)
Play Attire...Today
Stripped down to the bare essentials, balls, friends, water, look of determination
(16 months old)
#14
Carseat Fun with my Cousin....Yesterday
(4 weeks old)
Carseat Fun with Cousin...Today
(17 months old)
#13
What my playdates looked like...Yesterday
Laying around the comfort of someone's home..staring into loved one's eyes
(2 months old)
What my playdates look like... Today
(Climbing fences at the Austin Zoo... staring into Cougar's eyes)
(17 months)
#12
Pillows... Yesterday
(2 months old)
#11
My Updo... Yesterday...
(low maintanance)
(3 months)

My updo... Today
(well at least I can wear a bow now...that's progress!)
(17 months old)

#10

Gym play...Yesterday
(4 months old)

Gym play...Today
(18 months)

#9

Giraffe Love...Yesterday

(4 months old) Giraffe love....Today
17 months old

#8

My Masterpieces....Yesterday

painted food on my face... accidentally
(4 months)

My Masterpieces...Today
Painted paint on paper...deliberately
(16 months old)

#7

How I went on walks...Yesterday
Attached to my Daddy to protect me
(8 months)

How I go on walks...Today

Leading the Way with a big stick to protect me
(16 months)

#6

Drum fun in music class...Yesterday
(9 months)


Drum fun in Music Class...Today
(I'll just sit on it so nobody can play it)
(17 months)


#5

What captured my attention...Yesterday
(2 months old)


What captures my attention...Today
(16 months)

#4

Crying..Yesterday
(All out mad and hysterical)
(10 months old)
Crying... Today
Much more controlled...(for the moment)... thank goodness
(17 months old)
#3
What eating out looked like...Yesterday
Crawling and umm...sand for dinner
(11 months old)

What eating out looks like...Today
Sitting pretty with friends on the deck of Central Market
(15 months old)

#2

Sprinkler Fun...Yesterday
(13 months old)

Sprinkler Fun...Today
(15 months)
And #1 is....


What Mommy and Daddy's Love looked like for Me...Yesterday

Our 1st picture as a family
(1 Day old)

What Mommy and Daddy's Love looks like for Me...Today

Our Most Recent Picture as a family
(16 months old)


Somethings will never change no matter how old I become.
I know my parents will always love me!


Just Hanging Out! (The above wonderful pictures were taken by my dear friend and photographer, Dana Bone.)

Stealing a Kiss!

Having Fun with Mommy and Daddy

Enjoying the beautiful Austin days!