Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stuck on Obsessions

I can't explain an obsession,


maybe these pictures can!

Displaying my "sticky fingers" in music class.

Multipurpose 3-in-1 Queso

Who can resist its:

yummy taste,

volumizing hair gel action,


Beautifying Face Mask Potential

I'm a believer!

I love flowers so much right now!
Nothing makes me happier than a whole field of them!

Wearing Daddy's Taz shoes!

Wearing my stuff animals free up my hands for holding important things like

sippy cups!

Here's to enjoying your obsessions!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mommy Minute.. The Escapee requests, "Hold Me!"

About 3 weeks ago something changed. Hannah started waking up screaming after only sleeping about 5 minutes during her nap. She requested I hold her and rock her which put her right back to sleep. But, she would not let me put her back in her crib.

It only got worse from there. Now, 3 weeks later, she won't let me put her down at all. She only wants me to hold her while she naps. She doesn't want to drop the nap, she just asks me to hold her and goes right to sleep.

Today it got even more interesting. After attempting to put her down for her nap and sitting in the room facing away while she cried, she crawled out of her crib for the 1st time, tapped me on the back, and said, "Mommy rock me. " So I gave in and rocked and held her. She slept for 1 and 1/2 hours. What's a mommy to do? Should I hold her during her naps or keep putting her back in her crib trying to get her to nap by herself listening to her cry for over an hour? Please help me. I like cuddling with her. But, I get no break until bedtime, and what if I am still holding her at age 3 and 4 during naps? I would love some advice. =)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Love Thy Neighbors!

Going for a leisurely walk with Aby and Lauren.

I love my street friends!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cedar Rock Railroad!

One of my favorite places to go on the weekends lately has been the Cedar Rock Railroad.

I LOVE riding this train!!

It is only a few minutes from my house, not a long wait, if there is any,

and the engineer is very nice!

"Tickets please!"

Will you settle for some leaves??

A Family Fun Activity sure to please the Train Lover in you!

Choo Choo!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Top 5 Reasons I Love Easter!

Easter was so fun this year! I really got it this year! I thought I would highlight my
TOP 5 Favovite Reasons I Love Easter!

#5 Spending time with my partner in crime, Ronito!

#4 Easter egg hunting, although I didn't really want to carry my basket around with me.

I still didn't care much for collecting eggs. I really just wanted to open them and find out what was inside.

#3 Dying and Decorating eggs was so much fun!
So many bright colors to get into!
I looked as pretty as the eggs did when it was all said and done.

Decorating the eggs with the magic crayon.

#2 I did not want to stop hugging the Easter Bunny this year!
However, just because I love cuddly bunnies, doesn't mean I want to cuddle up with
an old man dressed in red with a long beard.
That is totally different!
#1 Candy! Candy!
Yum! Yum!

Hope your Easter was one of your Favorites!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Making Books Come To Life!

One of my favorite books to read at Grandma and Papa's house is All About Me by Betty Root.
I especially love reading the part all about food. No surprise there!
One day when I was very young LOL, about 10 months old, my grandma thought it would be cute to make the grapes in the book come to life.
Well, it was a hit, and I still love reading and eating from this book today!

Here are the grapes right before I noticed they came to life!

Discovering a real grape right out of the book!
Wow! (even after the 50th time)

Can you believe the magic?
Such Pure Enjoyment for All!

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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!