Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just checkin' my "me-mail" mom!!

Here's sweet little Emily chilling in my chair with MY computer. And, NO, she did not have permission!!!!!!!!!! When I came into the living room and saw her with my computer I said, "Emily--what are you doing?" She just grinned, not looking up from the computer, and said, "I'm checkin' my "me-mail." I couldn't do anything but laugh. Gracie used to say the same thing when she was small. I took a few pics of Emily and then took my computer away from the toot. (Please ignore how dirty her face is. She had just gotten through eating lunch. I promise that I do bathe my children!!)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Teach me Grandpa

I love this pic of my dad showing Emily how to use the shovel. Too sweet!

Like father, like daughter...

I walked into the living room tonight and found Kris and Gracie engulfed in their games. Notice Kris' headphones---hilarious!!!! They both take the gaming thing very serious.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Emily found her a partner at Grandma's (cousin Jacob) to do the Itsy Bitsy Spider with. So cute!! Emily loves Jacob. We went to my mom's house yesterday, and the first thing she said when she walked in the door was, "Where's Jacob?"

Can I cry now?????????????

I was going through some pics of Gracie this morning. I came across one of her and her cousin Beth from about a year and a half ago. Then I was looking at one taken at mom's house the other day. They are not babies anymore. Gracie and Beth are now two very precious girls. I'm so excited to see them grow into young ladies, but it does sadden me a bit that they are no longer baby girls.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The most wonderful co-workers and friends...

I LOVE my first grade team!!!!!!!! They are the most amazing co-workers/friends a girl could ask for. We got to dress up as Christmas trees this week---SO fun. (Don't we look beautiful??) In the picture with me is Stephanie. I don't know what I'll do if she ever leaves---I'll probably need therapy.
My Christmas present to my team was dinner at Olive Garden. We had such a nice dinner. After dinner they suprised me with a gift certificate to a spa in College Station for a massage and pedicure. Too sweet!!
I could go on and on about my wonderful team, but I've been up since five this morning so I am going to bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Fun!

Tonight we had so much fun making Christmas "treasures" with the girls. We began by making our cinnamon ornaments. (Mixing applesauce and cinnamon together.) The girls had so much fun playing with the dough, and then creating their masterpieces!! Emily thought it was a little yucky, so she decided to make a couple of ornaments and then color.

After the ornaments were made (well, in the process of drying) we made Christmas playdough. Gracie really enjoyed this. She was such a big help!!! She really liked adding the glitter--the girl is not shy with the glitter bottle!!!!! We ended up making four batches-enough for my kiddos at school to have a bag each. Gracie also insisted on making Grandma and Beth some bags too. I'm sure Grandma will be so thrilled!!! LOL

Kris and I had so much fun making all of these Christmas treasures with our sweet girls tonight. They are just growing up way too fast!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

7 GREAT things about Kris!!!!!

Today is our 7th Anniversary. Woo-hoo!!! Kris is in Dallas so that kinda stinks, but he did bring me Subway for lunch today before he left. YUMMY!!

Here's a list of 7 wonderful things about my husband (in no particular order). Of course, there's more--but I'll add those as the years go by.....

1. He makes the best chicken soup in the whole wide world!!!!

2. He makes me laugh A LOT--Dorky things, but the kind of things that make me laugh.

3. He takes VERY good care of Gracie, Emily and myself.

4. He's not embarassed to buy any "girl necessities" from the store.

5. He's got the biggest heart---the most caring man I have ever met.

6. He'll always go and get me a chocolate sundae when I'm having a craving, no matter when it is.

7. He is so much fun to go shopping with--he just has to get a cookie from the Great American Cookie Company!!