About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last weekend a couple at church had a cookout and a couple of things set up for the kids to do. They do this every year and and the kids wear their costumes. Not being so crafty, I just bought a costume. But, Mary Paul loves it...she is Alice in Wonderland. I am hoping to get better pictures tomorrow. We also carved two pumpkins and roasted the seeds, yummy!!! In other news...we are having a girl!!! She is perfect and everything looks great!!! Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Just An Update

Here are some updated pictures of Mary Paul. I hope you enjoy them. She is getting more fun everyday. Friday in the grocery store there was a very stressed out mother being really mean toward her children. Not just firm, but loud and mean. Anyway, as we passed them, Mary Paul said, "Mama, she's being rude. She's being rude." Thankfully the mother did not hear as she was still yelling at her children. Here are a few phrases she's said over the past few days that have made me laugh. "What's the problem, Mom?" "I'm a genius." "I'm soaking wet. I'm so happy." "I have a booger in my mouth." Mary Paul brings us such joy!!!

Mary Paul is making her "stinker face". She does it on command. It is so funny.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Magic Moments

We've been fine. Not much has been going on. The other day I gave Daisy a bath out front. I let Mary Paul play with the hose for about half an hour. She loved it. A few nights later I made homemade chocolate ice cream. We invited some friends over to enjoy it with us. Needless to say, Mary Paul and their son loved the ice cream. It was everywhere. So, we pulled out the hose again and let them play on the deck in the hose. I went and got the shampoo, stripped Mary Paul down and bathed her on the deck. Then I got warm towels fresh from the dryer and the kids snuggled up with their dads while we talked in the dark with only candle light. It was a great night. I know Mary Paul won't remember it, but I will. I felt like such a good mom, like my mom, doing something random but fun like that. I hope as my kids grow older that I will always be able to create special moments for them. Moments they can look back on as adults and remember with a little bit of magic. I have magic memories that exist only because of my parents. So, as you enjoy the pictures of my daughter, I am wondering, do you have any "magic" moments? Mary Paul the organizer. Like mother like daughter.