Tuesday, November 24, 2009

work in progress...

January addendum: life was crazy around this time. Trying to move, keeping up with the kids... Adjusting in general. I do remember this pic though... holding Bubba, poking and playing with his belly watching it spring back up...
taking off his socks and unable to put them on...
Then declaring yourself "done" and trying to move out from under him... and then Maggie the dog jumping on Bubbas face, unable to see him with the blindness... he's pretty tolerant all things considering. And how can you blame a blind dog?
This is what happens when Memma puts Meghan to bed. She is allowed to wear her dress-shoes with the pajamas. Note: these have never been worn for a real dressy purpose. Mostly we just like to play in them. They clack on the tile :) .

Oh the pouting. Coop's been sleeping in our bed way more than Meg ever did.
Is is mean to think how cute they are when pouting?

Sunday, November 15, 2009


So thanks for the patience... Monday (?) I tried to upload more pics from my camera to be met with a really slow computer so stopped... lest I max out my computer again. And no, Wade, still never transferred the videos over - intimidated perhaps. So you ask... why haven't you at least finished uploading the ones on your computer?
Late the week before or so?, Mom and Dad were met at our house by a fridge/freezer that was off. Managed to save some stuff and put it in the deep freeze. Slushy breast milk. Very frustrated. Saved the hard stuff but still not convinced I'm gonna use it. Decided that since I was off on Wednesday, we should go ahead and move to the apartment since the fridge there was reliable....
Started throwing stuff together, Greg takes loads over during the weekend. Tuesday afternoon I'm off for the month (mooching out this "maternity leave" stuff) so Mom and I pack up the kitchen. Wednesday we move and are in by noon... unpack the rest of the day. Eat one last sup with the parents and they are gone! Work on unpacking somemore Thursday afternoon until daycare calls to report that Meg is having diarrhea so I have to go get her. Granted, normal poop at home although bright red butt-ed.
Still frustrated with the freezer here... but decide it's good enough... Multiple work orders have been placed without response. Go by grocery store on Friday night cause Meg's out of milk. Note: by afternoon on Saturday, the child has drunk more than a 1/3 of a gallon... Sat night go for a full exploration trip to Krogers - pleasantly surprised. Multiple circles looking for frozen fruit to finally find the 5 or 6 options shoved next to the ice cream. HEB for that definitely...
Sat night and Sunday keep complaining about the freezer - sometimes colder than other times. Sun afternoon (after uneventful church trip...) finally had it with the freezer, throw afit pretty much, and demand that we go get the unplugged freezer from the old house (thank you greg for your patience)... guy finally comes while we are at small group --- new thermostat for the freezer.
So here we are. At least we got the internet up and running. Realized we have to get a new router - comcast provides for free it seems. And can we say... the comcast DVR setup stinks... I digress... If this is the least I have to complain about, I guess it will be okay...
But the breastmilk thing is very frustrating!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Church Festival

Going to the church fall festival was the afternoon's entertainment before the big "night o' fun".

And a good time to try out those costumes and candy getting skills.
Meghan: "Mommy picked out my candy for me and she's way not too fun... picked out stupid stuff like toys and smarties... give the the chocolate woman!"
Who knew that petting ponies would be part of the fun. 1/5/10 Note as when written: Man this feels like so long ago? Who is that little girl? Growing up WAAAYYY too fast!
I loved the "look at the cute little Texan-fairy-ballerina-girl" comments... It's okay to be eclectic and even better when you wear sunglasses. Obviously Aubrey had the same idea so it must be okay!
We saw a fire engine and lots of other kids. Next year will be old enough to play some games inside. And get there in time for free hot dogs!
Worn out!

Trick or Treat

Kids got all decked out, and the parents ventured out together in a mob. We had all congregated at the Baggetts ready to party together.Such a scary skeleton! And another little ballerina.. and Mommy with camera!

Meg was getting better and the whole candy thing. What's with all the people leaving their houses with bowls on the porch. Just leave one parent at home! Can't say we ever got a "trick or treat" out of her.

Meg figured out the whole candy thing not too far from the end - with it enough to dig into Nanny's bowl sitting out :)
Mommy and Daddy ate most of the candy. Think we got excited about some smarties. I have a feeling next year will be a whole different matter.
And Bubba gets to go next year! He is wearing his "I love my mummy" onesie at least! Glowed in the dark if he got lost :) .


Saturday afternoon we packed up the kids to go see the balloons. Hadn't ever been to Nasa's festival and didn't really know what to expect. Coop not that excited, but he was very excited to try out his new double stroller - the epitome of parenthood. Although, really prepared 'rents would have figured out how to use it better.
Greg sat with Meg and waited for all the balloons to land while Momma fed Coop - hidden behind the stroller... until all the other people started moving our way. Man, I'm like a hippie!
The rest of the festival was pretty lame to say the least. They had some of the buildings open which Meg might enjoy next year. There was a tram you could ride around the complex, but when you have a stroller, makes that a little difficult. Meg was a fan of the kettle corn, however. When she could get it away from her momma that is!
Bubba laid on the grass and hung out.
While Momma played with the camera.
We really left about the time it was starting to get good. I would say should go later in the evening. It's a full weekend thing, but the balloons were really the events to plan around.

This would be the happy dance when we saw the balloon with the "upabas" (stars... up above the world so high... get it?). Greg thought the dance was pretty cute.