Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Almost Finished

We are almost finished with the Alphabet Book.

These pictures were taken last June and it was the boys' first time at the beach! We were in High Island, which is only about 45 minutes from the house. It is a strange feeling to know the dunes are gone and there is a new vegetation line after Ike! The boys had sand everywhere that little boys can have sand! We came straight home and put them in the pool; see letter N.

Robby's first tooth! He was just over a year old here! Last year we profiled John's first tooth. I'll have to come up with a new word for T next year!

These pictures were taken by Sean and Brenda while I was still in the hospital. They took the kids to Chick-fil-A to help wear them out. Check out Sean's blog for the full story in pictures. The pictures following these are all 3 kids passed out asleep in their car seats. Oh the joy of parenthood!

Monday, September 29, 2008

We Survived Ike

We made it through the storm. Unfortunately, it made us very busy at work so I've been too busy to post. Our house did suffer some damage; I'll post pictures soon. Here are some more pictures from our book.

These pictures were taken at Sean and Brenda's house last summer. My little fish! John has no fear in jumping in and letting you catch him...again and again.

I think this is the last of our pictures of our boys sleeping. I'm not sure what I'm going to use next year for the letter Q! (That's Robby in case you can't tell.)

Here is my handsome boy with the big blue eyes! I will be very sad if he looses his big cheeks; maybe they are not just from baby fat. After all, he looks just like Richard! ;)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ike is Coming

When you look at the map I live when the "n" of Houston sits. We are on the North side of I-10, away from the bay. With that said, we are staying here in at the house. We have the windows boarded up and we have plenty of supplies. We also have a generator that can run the whole house. I met my mother in Madisonville yesterday to send the boys to Tyler for the weekend.

We do live in a mandatory evacuation zip code, but really we live in a Mont Belvieu zip code not the assigned Baytown zip code. There is another northern zip code for Baytown that is not under the evacuation mandate.

Richard and I are considered first responders since we provide public water and wastewater services. I don't have to be out in the field after the storm, but I do have to man my computer and cell phone to communicate with my 8 Boards.

I want to let you know that we will be fine. I will try to remain on the computer for as long as I can to let everyone know what we are going through. God will provide and protect.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Are You Bored Yet? We are Half Way Through!

We are half way through the alphabet!

The first picture was taken at the boys' 1st and 2nd birthday parties. No they are not twins...I know they look alike...but Robby is still a baby here! The second picture was taken on the morning of Halloween. Since we weren't sending the boys to daycare in their costumes due to the heat, Richard spiked their hair. They loved it, but still looked like my adorable boys!

We went to the beach last June. We thought this was a good way to rinse the sand off; so we stripped them down and let them play. Be sure to click on this picture and notice Robby smiling at the camera. That's right, he still didn't have any teeth! He started getting his first tooth about a week after his first birthday, but you still couldn't see it here! :)

Robby is my big boy! These were taken at the party!

Friday, September 5, 2008

More Pages from the Alphabet Book

This group of letters have some of my favorite photos in them!

John's pictures were taken on Thanksgiving weekend when we went to see my parents. I think that John looks like he could be a kid model in these pictures! My sweet little boy!

These photos are very special to me. When I was in the hospital, Cynthia, one of the daycare teachers sent pictures of the boys to me on a regular basis. She made sure to get some happy pictures of the boys kidding around!

Cynthia also took these pictures of Robby. You can tell that he has a great time at daycare. It is nice for a mom to know that her kids are having a good time and are well cared for.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

For Your Entertainment

Here are some pictures from the Alphabet Book:

Daddy decided to torture the boys one morning by threading their nuggies (pacifiers) through a bathtub toy number. You know, the numbers that stick to the sides of the bathtubs when wet? The boys thought this was hysterically funny...until they were ready for naps, and then not so much!

My boys love to wear hats! They are also pretty good about leaving them on top of their heads too! The hats at Christmas time are puppy dog beanies. These outfits were very popular when we went out in public!

As many of you know, I decorate my Christmas tree in Mickey Mouse ornaments. This year, I was able to add a Mickey Mouse train that went around under my tree. It was so much fun! The boys are demonstrating the epitome of Christmas...the dreams and imaginations of little boys where a train is the coolest thing ever!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pages from the Book

Here are some pages from the 2008 Mother's Day Book:

This picture was taken after Christmas. There was a "real" Mater at a salvage shop between Tyler and Houston. We had to wake the boys up and take their picture with Mater!

This was really the first Easter that John would even go near the Easter Bunny at church. Robby didn't want to have anything to do with him. They did, however, have lots of fun during the egg hunt!

We were at a Pumpkin Fest for one of the neighborhoods that I manage. City of Houston had their fire truck out there for the kids. They were very excited to see the truck, and they did want to get in, originally. Once in, I believe they were a little overwhelmed, but it was their first time in a fire truck!