Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's a GIRL!!!

We had our big ultrasound on Monday, and it looks like we're having another sweet baby GIRL. We are SO excited!!! I have to say the suspense of not finding out during the ultrasound about KILLED me!!! I found out 2 1/2 hours after the ultrasound. I know that's not very long, but it felt like an eternity!!!

After the ultrasound we met my parents, Gracie and Emily (of course), Papa Bryan and Aunt Bill for lunch at Abuelos. I've been craving mexican food like I did with the girls!!! We had such a fun lunch. Mom's only request was that no one order anything that took long to cook. LOL!!! We finished up lunch, and Kris and I headed to Sweet Memories to pick up the 2 cakes. (One was pink with white icing. The other was blue with white icing.) We gave them the card that the ultrasound tech filled out and they placed it on the correct cake. The drive back to mom's house seemed like it took hours!

Mom had everything set up when we arrived at her house, and we cut the cake right away!!! We were so excited to see the pink. So much fun!!!! (In a tormenting kind of way!)

We will be naming this sweet little girl ADDISON CORRIE. Addison- because we like it. Corrie- after my grandmother (Addison's due date also falls on her birthday.) I'm not sure if we'll call her Addie or just Addison. Time will tell!

Happy 7th Birthday Gracie!

I can't believe my sweet baby girl is 7 years old now!!! Gracie received a new laptop for her birthday this year, so we decided to have a "family day" instead of a big party. We began our day at Chuck E. Cheese (or Chuckle Cheese as Emily calls it!) Afterwards we headed to the mall so Gracie could spend her gift card she received from Nana and Papa. We ended the day at the movies watching Toy Story 3. We all LOVED the movie!!! It was such a fun day, and Gracie said it was the best birthday ever. YAY!!!

Grandma and Grandpa came Saturday afternoon to pick the girls up for a little birthday shopping and dinner for Gracie's birthday. Gracie got a new bike with a kickstand AND a basket. AWESOME! She also got an i-Carly video camera. And, of course, Emily got a little something too!!! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for all you do!!!!
On Sunday Gracie and I sat down at the computer so she could spend her Toys R Us gift card from Uncle Kevin, Aunt Laura, Beth and Jacob. I offered to take her to the store, but she REALLY wanted to shop online. Don't know who she learned that from?? HA! She ended up getting free shipping. W00-Hoo!!! She picked out a new Nintendo DS game, a wig, a craft kit and two packages of glitter pens!!!! Thanks guys!!!! You made her day! :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grimes County Fair

This morning we loaded up and headed to the Grimes County Fair. We had some VERY sweet friends (Jennifer and Brandi) who asked Gracie and Emily if they wanted to help show their animals. Of course the girls wanted to. These girls LOVE animals. They were supposed to show pigs, lambs and goats. But, due to the HORRIBLE weather, they only showed pigs. They didn't seem to mind--though Emily REALLY wanted to show a lamb!!! (The pics aren't great. I used my "purse" camera.)

The girls were all decked out in their cowgirl gear. Emily was so excited to wear her "cow" boots.

Emily with her piggy trophy. She was so proud.

This pic is SOOO blurry, but it's the only decent one I got when Emily was showing. That girl was ALL OVER the arena!!! Poor piggy---Emily was not shy with the "whoopin' stick!!!!!"

Gracie did very well. Very CALM with the pig. She laughed because the pig got pee on her. HA!!! Brandi is in the black shirt. She was SOOO sweet to help the girls like she did.

We had SO much fun watching them!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Watch Oprah lately???

I rarely watch Oprah, but I watched it yesterday. It was about a lady, Charla, who got attacked by a chimpanzee. The chimp belonged to her friend. Charla was BRUTALLY attacked...she no longer has a face and only one thumb remains. SO sad. I will never complain about myself. I will be thankful for my eyesight (even though I have to wear contacts), the little freckle on the end of my nose (that drives me NUTS), and my mouth that works so I can eat food (not suck everything through a straw). What an amazing spirit Charla has.

Here's a link to the story.


Friday, February 19, 2010

How blessed are we!

I've been going through Thanksgiving/Christmas pics tonight. This is a picture from our Thanksgiving at Aunt Marzie's house. These kiddos just melt my heart. I love how innocent Emily and Jacob look in the picture. HA!!!!

My sweet little dumplins. :-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Christmas Extravaganza.....first grade style!

This year Mr. Murray held a Christmas Extravaganza at school---so we could dress in our wildest Christmas attire. Well...our first grade team decided we would make shirts for each other!!! We each drew a name and had to decorate a shirt for that person. It was a little stressful at first, but once we all got started it really turned out to be a LOT of fun. My mom helped me with Cindy's. Thank you so much!!!! Cindy LOVES Beyonce, so I did her shirt with a Beyonce gingerbread girl.....and a very sad gingerbread boy. Lesson learned for him---he "should've put a ring on it!!!!" Everyone's shirts turned out GREAT. What a creative and fun group of girls I work with. I just adore each and every one of them.
Last year we had an Easter Bonnet day. If we have one this year, I think we should decorate each other's bonnets!!!!!
Back Row: Sara, Karla, Bertha, Brandi, Me, Ashley, Stephanie
Front Row: Cindy, Candace, Deanne, Chelsea

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Looking Back....Happy Birthday Emily!

First of all, thanks to Leslie over at Lambert's Lately my blog has a new look. I LOVE it! If you want a new blog design go see Leslie. She is GREAT to work with, and she's a first grade teacher!!!

Now....I am WAY behind on blogging, so I am going to attempt to get caught up (at least with the "major" things that have occurred.) Well, Miss Emily turned 3 years old on August 29th. For her birthday we went to The Rainforest Cafe in Katy. Emily LOVES this restaurant. Mom, Dad, Aunt Bill and Uncle Bryan met us there. We had so much fun celebrating with Emily. Afterwards Bill and Bryan invited us over to their house for presents and cake. Thanks so much!

The Birthday Girl!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sorry Eagle Fans

This is probably what most of the Eagle fans are doing right now. Sorry to you all.....not really ;-)
The cowboys are looking GREAT!!! What a game....let's hope they keep it up!!!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Resolution.....

to update my blog AT LEAST once a month!!! It's been six months since my last post. HOLY COW!!!! Where did the time go??? Well, here's some pics of the girls---they haven't changed that much!!


So ready to see what Santa brought them!!!

Santa came to Nana's house. Gracie asked for a guitar and a bubble gum machine.

Emily asked for a Dora bicycle and a Diego backpack.