Saturday, May 31, 2008

Calling all NKOTB fans!!

Nicole and I (and Whitney!) are heading to the NKOTB concert in Houston on 10/16/08. That is IF we get tickets. If you live in BCS let me know if you want to come! Can't wait to see my middle school crush Jordan Knight!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Swim School Graduate

Molly finished her last swim lesson this afernoon.

I was worried for the first few days...the lesson was all screams and no swim!

Terrified of going under water.

But Miss Megan pressed on. And voila, 2 days ago. Under water...SWIMMING!! She has a ways to go, but loves going under water and can swim from someone to the side of the pool with no problem. She loves to go under for dive rings and she just discovered that she can open her eyes under water when she wears her goggles.

Ally is all smiles because we told her that she can take swim lessons next year!

She is her Mother's Daughter

Molly has a new habit.

Almost every night she wakes up (usually around 2 or 3) and quietly crosses the entire house in the dark, comes into our bedroom and stands by our bed. Not a word is said, not a sound is made. I think she stands there for a while before just so softly touching the bed. I am a light sleeper so I wake up to find her right in my face. She can't sleep, her room is too bright, she's had a bad dream, etc. So I carry her back into her room and come back to bed only to be paranoid for an hour or so that she's back!

According to my mom, I did the same thing. I remember her talking of waking up to me just standing there staring at her. I can't get too upset with Molly knowing that this habit stems from me!

I wonder what else she will inherit from me?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Fun

On Monday we took the girls to the Woodlands to visit our good friends The Beards. Visit their family blog for a recap of our fun day. Thanks Kyle, Alisha and Katelyn for having us! Come visit us soon!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Drama Queen makes her Debut

Molly had her first ever dance recital on Saturday at Rudder Auditorium on A&M campus. She did a great job performing! She saved her break dance moves until the finale. I don't think she LOVES dancing, but she enjoyed putting on a show.

Mimi, Pops, Uncle E, Lala and Nolan all came for the recital weekend. A big thanks to Aunt Lala for video taping the rehearsal!!

Look at this poser..she comes up with this stuff on her own I promise!

On stage during Rehearsal

Good Job Molly Kate, we are proud of you!

18 Month Stats

Our baby is 18 months old..growing and learning every day. It is amazing how much faster it goes with kid #2. Some days I find myself "thinking" of #3 but then I think that I would more than likely have girl #3 and those who know my children well (or just in passing!) know that I am surrounded by DRAMA!!

Anyways, back to my sweet Ally. At her 18 month appt. she got 1 shot and did not cry. What a big girl!

Her stats:
24.4 lbs (50th percentile)
33 inches (95th percentile) you know me and Geoff are giants;)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Last Few Pics

My awesome sis-in-law Laura sent me a few extra pics from the wedding... so I thought I'd share.

On another note, I have lost a total of 15.4 pounds...after the wedding week of festivities I was a little concerned. I ate whatever, whenever, including 2 pieces of wedding cake! I weighed in today and low and behold, not a single ounce gained or lost...WOOOHOOO!

Molly starts swim lessons later this afternoon, let's hope she learns to swim this year and gets over her fear of going under water. Being that her ambitions are to be a mermaid when she grows up (along with a vet and a soccer player) she needs to learn this skill!!

The Beautiful Bride, Nicole.

The Happy couple, Jamey and Nicole.

My mom catered the wedding. She is very talented!

Me and my cousin Trey (bride's brother) cutting a rug. I tried to teach him to 2 step, he tried to teach me the Superman!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Busy Weekend!

This weekend, my cousin Nicole got married. We were busy with the lingerie shower on Thursday, rehearsal on Friday and wedding on Saturday. We relaxed at the pool on Sunday and came home on Monday.

The wedding was a huge success...the bride was BEAUTIFUL!! (Sadly, I have no pics of her--but Laura will hopefully send me some!!) Molly was a flower girl for the first time and did great. I was matron of honor so I got to keep Molly under control during the ceremony!

Congratulations Nicole and Jamey Barron!!! Hope you're having fun in California!

Friday, May 9, 2008

An Important Day in History

On this day

9 years ago - Geoff and I went on our first date. We went to eat at Cafe Capri in downtown Bryan and then walked around the Bush library and talked for hours...I think I knew that night that I would marry this man! And 18 months later I did:)

5 years ago
- I discovered I was pregnant with Molly. We had been trying for quite some time and I took a test only because the doctor's office that I used to work for had mailed me some tests (b/c they are so expensive) and I had to pee when I got home from school (I was a teacher). There was 2 lines! 5 more tests and I believed that I was actually pregnant!! That was a great Mom's Day surprise!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful Moms out there!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to me!!

Geoff gave me my Mom's Day gift early. It arrived via UPS today and he couldn't hide it from me:) A Dyson vacuum!!! YIPPPEEE!

This is only from 1 bedroom!! Man this thing can suck!!

This is Miss Molly before her dance pictures.

Mom's Weekend

This past weekend my friends Whitney, Jan, and I went on a Mom's trip. We left early Saturday morning to head to Austin for a day of shopping (lots of shopping!), eating(LOTS of eating) and relaxing (by the pool).We stayed at my Dad's friends house that was just beautiful. Sunday we came back thru the Round Rock outlets. Whitney has a couple of pics from the weekend. We hope to do it again soon. Missed those who couldn't make it!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Staged Houses

House #1...hoping the pictures don't appear too blurry! Hopefully you can get the jist!

House #2

House #3


Tune in!

Check out Whitney's blog for some important news!!