Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baby William


Born December 21, 3 51 pm. 7 lbs 8 oz.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Big enough??------->

Dont you think that baby looks big enough to come out??? I sure do!!

Happy Holidays Everybody!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pear's are my favorite


I got this in an e mail from Grace's teacher today.

" I had people come observe my class today and Grace really shined! She was such a great talker, singing along, answering questions, etc. It was JUST what I wanted them to see from our class! :) "


I am so proud of Grace. I can almost have a conversation with her now!! Granted if you dont know her lingo, you probably dont get much but it has helped me alot!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Top 10

10 things I learned the first week of school.

1. I am positively giddy when the school bus rolls away at 9 05.

2. I can bake 3 times as much in 3 hours while Grace is at school than i can in the same 3 hours when she is home.

3. Eddie makes friends fast ( I actually already knew that.)

4. Eleanor will watch Dora and Diego the whole 3 hours that Grace is at school if i let her.

5. Eddie's room CAN stay clean for longer than 8 hours at a time.

6. Eddie will not eat breakfast at home but he will eat breakfast at school.

7. By the time Grace gets home from school i can have all my chores/errands done and can sit on the couch until it is time to get Eddie.

8. Going to the grocery store is a million times easier.

9. Grace and Eleanor home together is a way different dynamic than last year when Eddie and Eleanor were home together 3 days a week.

10. Grace is going to learn WAY more in the PEAR program than she ever did in PPCD, i am already happier with her class than i ever was last year.

HORRAY FOR SCHOOL!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

FIrst Day of school


Tuesday was the first day of school. Eddie started Kindergarten, which he loves. I think he was made for school.

Grace started her new speech program. She is so excited to get on the bus every morning and they have been learning abut Dinosaurs this week. She is gone for about 3 hours every day.


So that leaves Eleanor home with me until little brother gets here in December. We have had alot of baking to do this week but she is a great helper and when she gets tired of helping she watches Dora. So nice and quiet...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Look at my little widget!!! 140 days down, 140 days to go. I am half way there!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July.




I saw this on another blog that i read...Have a happy 4th.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Announcement

Well if the little widget at the right isn't a big enough clue.... We are having a baby!! I am due December 29th and am still in the midst of major morning sickness (curse all of you who don't get morning sickness). I figure in 9 more weeks or so i might actually start to get excited about being pregnant!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Poor Blogger

Hi I am a poor random blogger. Sorry i don't update very often, i find reading about other peoples lives is more fun than writing about mine. BTW, The cakes in the previous post were not very well labeled. The wedding cake was for my sister Ada's wedding reception in April. The Boobie/Belly cake was for a lady who we made the grooms cake for her wedding, back when i was pregnant with Grace, and now she is having her first baby.

I have been selling bread at the Pflugerville farmers market. It has been exhausting, but well worth it. Standing out in the 90+ degree heat for 4 hours is not pleasant, but at least i get out of the house for a couple of hours.

Now that you are all sufficiently updated...... The next post will be more exciting, I promise.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Latest cakes

Here are my latest cakes. Wedding cake and Boobie cake.




Friday, April 10, 2009

My first 5k.


Last saturday i ran my first 5k. It was alot more fun than i expected, considering how much i dislike running. I actually ran the whole way, which is a first too, even in training i only ran 2 miles with out stopping. Part of that was me trying to keep up with Cynthia. We finished in 23 minutes and 43 seconds.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

eleanor makes bread.

Don't get too excited.... It's just water so far.



How does it taste???





Time to clean up.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What a storm!!!

We just had a doozie!!! I managed to shoot a little video for those of you reading from out of town. video

I also went out and collected some hail... it's the biggest i've seen since we moved here. Thank goodness Tim cleaned out the garage and the car is parked inside!! His car, however, is parked at the Salt Lick..... It looked worse up there on the radar.




As we were watching the storm i though i saw a golf ball sized one out in the yard. i was so excited to go collect it and it turned out to actually be a golf ball!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I love it when...

i click on a blog that google reader suggests, and find a total gem. This one is a little irreverent, but i laughed my but off.

http://sweetenedtaters.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 9, 2009

Free movie monday

Today's free Redbox code is F3T9L6. This code can be used all day until midnight at any Redbox location.


You can't beat a free movie rental so schedule some fun family nights and check out what Family Films are available.

Side Notes:

- If you want to rent more than one movie for free, bring more than one credit/debit card. You can use the same promotional code, you just will need different cards to charge it to. The charge will be zero as long as you return your movie on time for the next day.

- When entering in your free movie code, you need to enter it FIRST before picking the movie. On the very first screen, click the, "Rent with Promo." Enter in the above code and then make your selection- the amount should then total zero.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Free Movie wednesdays in march.

Redbox is giving bonus free movies in march. go to their blog http://blog.redbox.com/redblog/ on wednesdays for the code. Same rules apply as monday free movies(see my previous post)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Free Movie Monday

This is my favorite new tradition, since Tim is only home on monday night....



Today's free Redbox code is MS72K3. This code can be used all day until midnight at any Redbox location.

Side Notes:

- If you want to rent more than one movie for free, bring more than one credit/debit card. You can use the same promotional code, you just will need different cards to charge it to. The charge will be zero as long as you return your movie on time for the next day.

- When entering in your free movie code, you need to enter it FIRST before picking the movie. On the very first screen, click the, "Rent with Promo." Enter in the above code and then make your selection- the amount should then total zero.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Housework Experiment.

In our house there are two very diferent opinions on how housework should be done. I have been experimenting with the two viewpoints over the past week and have made some interesting discoveries.

Tim's Way: Start with a very clean house. one would venture to say spotless. Then through out the day be constantly cleaning, picking up and only stop briefly in the mid afternoon. This is a good system although you end up feeling like kind of a slave to your house and kids(at least i do). Also, schedule more intensive cleaning for certain days of the week. Like clean the bathrooms on thurdays etc. Be sure to schedule these on your ical so that the computer will remind you what chore you are supposed to be doing instead of blogging.

Alison's Way: Start with a house that is as clean as you felt like making it before you went to bed the night before. If it was a bread baking night, dont expect the kitchen part of the house to be very clean. Then just let your kids do what ever they want all day, drag any toys out to the living room, scatter cereal all over the kitchen floor, and cause general mayhem while I am reading blogs or surfing the internet. Then, after the kids go to bed at 8 pm, spend about an hour getting the house close to its almost clean status. Do the daily chores if you feel like it.

I have come up with a modified way, kind of a hybrid of the two. Start with a really clean house because tim was home the night before and he cleaned it up while I was putting the kids to bed. Clean as you go until lunch time. then give up and sit on the couch the rest of the day. what a loser.

maybe someday i'll get it together...for now i guess i just have to be satisfied with letting tim clean the house once and a while so it doesnt become a complete pig sty.