Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Here's the dilemma; I can't get rid of their baby clothes. I have gotten rid of their play clothes and older clothes, but I keep my very favorite outfits. The problem is I have five tubs worth of favorite outfits. I do plan having a baby quilt made with their baby clothes, but I know I don't need that many clothes to do it! Also, if we have another baby boy, he will need the clothes. OK, I think that's enough justification. Hopefully someday I will be able to part with them.
While going through the closet, I came across Ethan and Austin's special boxes. I love boxes filled with sentimental things, so my friend Erica bought me my first box to put Ethan's baby stuff in. His first rattle, pacifier clip, beanie hat, tiny diaper and his first birthday candle are in there.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Trevor is in third grade. He loves to play football, watch football and play it on their new Wii. He is a big fan of the UT Longhorns and LSU. He is the mischievous stinker boy who use to climb on top of the minivan at age 2. He has had a burned cornea from biting a glow stick, a third degree burns on his fingertips from trying to see what makes a dryer work and has swallowed a quarter. Despite all the mischief, he is very smart and scores highest in his class every year on his achievement test.
Tatum is all girl. She loves dolls and anything sparkly. She loves to clean up the kitchen, dance, watch High School Musical and listen to music. She is in Sherry's first grade class and is a cheerleader. She carried Austin around a lot this week, but refused to change his diapers for some reason. The Baby Alive doll didn't seem to inspire her quite enough.
Trent is in sixth grade and is on the basketball team. He loves sports and video games. Last year we were surprised when he had an accident when he fell off a swing at school. Everyone who heard the news asked if it was really Trevor and not Trent! He suffered two broken bones in his arm, fractured skull and bleeding in the brain. He is fine now though, thank goodness! He was great this week with the boys.
Sherry is a mother of four, wife and first grade teacher. She is always on the go, though she says she likes to take it easy. I don't buy it. Her favorite things are eating, spending time with family and playing games. She loves taking pictures and she just started her own blog.
Russell is a great dad. He plays with the kids a lot and is a big kid himself. He has a great sense of humor and always cracks me up. We like to recite lines Christmas Vacation movie. "Can't see the lines can you Russ?"
Here are some pictures from today. They are leaving tomorrow and we will miss them terribly!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We woke up early this morning and loaded our sleepy boys into the car and drove to Grandma and Grandpa's house. We left Santa a note and told him to deliver our presents there.
We had a great time opening all our presents. Ethan and Austin loved their giant Tonka dump trucks. They had so much fun ripping open all their presents and stocking stuffers. My sister got me this beautiful hand-stamped necklace. I love it! My mom got me a Magic Bullet and a Deceptively Delicious Cookbook. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes! Eric got more gadgets for his phone and I know he will be busy the next couple of days playing with his new toys. Tatum got a Baby Alive and I had fun playing with it until she wet all over me. I'm glad we didn't feed it any of the baby food!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007