Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Posted by The Houston's at 9:29 PM
I just had to share a couple of cute quotes from Ethan this week:
The last few weeks, I've really been working with Ethan on obedience and listening and self-control. Ethan was laying down on the floor with Annaliese and said to me after a few minutes, "Mommy, Annaliese is not crying. She is using really good self-control."
Another day, Ethan was sitting on the couch and had a look on his face like he was really concentrating. I asked him what he was thinking about and he said very seriously, "I have NO thoughts." I said, "Oh. Are you sure there's nothing on your mind?" He replied emphatically, "My mind is empty! I have NO thoughts!" He's obviously male because every guy I know hates to be asked what they are thinking! Every guy's answer is usually, "Nothing!" :-)
Posted by The Houston's at 9:15 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Life is definitely different with two kids! I feel like I have the hang of being a mom to two kids down when we are at home, and I can even handle pretty well going over to families' homes. But going out to go grocery shopping is still a little tricky for me. Trying to get two kids, a diaper bag and groceries all in one cart is impossible. Having Ethan walk beside the cart is not an option for more than five minutes because, well, he's three and curious. Pushing two carts or a stroller and a cart is also next to impossible because I have a hard enough time navigating one of those things much less two! So, I've decided that for the foreseeable future, I will be grocery shopping at night or on the weekends when Bobby can help watch the kids! :-)
Here is sweet Annaliese sleeping in the sunlight in our office. I laid her down on the couch so I could get a couple of things organized on the desk, and when I turned around she was fast asleep! I think she liked the sun on her face!
And here is our adorable Ethan hamming it up in the bath. He sure is an entertainer!
Posted by The Houston's at 3:58 PM
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Our good friends, Craig & Denise Edwards, welcomed their daughter Lacey nine days after Annaliese was born. She was five weeks early and had to spend a couple of weeks in the NICU as her lungs fully developed. She has since been home for a couple of weeks and is doing great. We went over for a visit last week and took some pics of the little girls together. I know they are going to grow up as great friends!
(Annaliese is on the left, Lacey is on the right.)
Posted by The Houston's at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Today is my birthday, and as is the case every year, I have been made to feel so special by all my family & friends! I really have been celebrated all week long and today was the big cherry on top for me.
I had lunch with Dad & Kimmy at Mi Cocina in the Southlake Town Square and when we left, I noticed a large line wrapped around the building going into Williams Sonoma. Kimmy asked who they were there to see and it was Bobby Flay. I am not "into" any big movie stars or rock stars, but as a huge Food Network fan and foodie myself, Bobby Flay is as big as they get in my book. So, got in line and waited for 1 1/2 hours to see Bobby. Kimmy was so sweet to buy me his new cookbook as my birthday present and she helped me entertain Ethan & Annaliese while we waited. It was worth the wait....Bobby was as nice as I thought he would be and I was surprised that he was much smaller in person. Here are the pictures:
Despite the fact that I am a big Bobby Flay fan, I will take MY Bobby any day....even if he can't cook! :-)
Posted by The Houston's at 3:39 PM