Monday, April 11, 2016

My baby and her babies

There is nothing that makes my heart smile more than my baby tending to her babies!  Its another one of the long list of things that made me HAVE to have a girl!  I loved playing with babies and can still remember it fondly.  She loves to read books about babies too and I can remember reading those very same books!   She's a great little mommy.  She's into baby wearing and has several different strollers for different types of walks.  She never leaves their blanket or paci at home and if they have a hat, it needs to be on their head!  

Our babies love to swing High!

And sometimes the only way to get dinner cooked is to put them on your back and get to it!

Sometimes we walk our babies to the store...

And we end up with quite a load on the way home.  We live close to the store but not that close.  Little legs have a hard time keeping up!  This pic takes the "mommy hook" to a whole new level!

I love to see her be inventive with the beds and wraps she chooses.  Most moms are quite resourceful and she is no exception!

She also lets them eat Cake!  All good moms let their kids eat cake for breakfast!  Just ask her!

She's even willing to be mom to the ones without a mother.  She saw the pile at the Disney store and she wanted to take them all home!  No one can say she doesn't have a big heart!

She takes her baby down the slide safely in her lap.  She counts 2-2-free!

And she never leaves them without a big hug!

But there are still times when she proves to be MY baby. And I love ever single second of it!   Little does she know, she will ALWAYS be my baby!

Sometimes she has a whole bunch of babies that need tending to...

And sometimes those babies get the boot.  They were probably throwing a 2 year old tantrum but you see where that gets you with this strict mama! (Promise, i've never tossed her onto the floor!)

She gives some of her babies a bath.  And she double checks to make sure all their ewww's are clean!

Sometimes you take your babies on a walk...

And you end up injured and riding back in their stroller while your brother rushes you home for a band-aid.  

Lucky for me, my baby still  needs me to tend to her sometimes too!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

10 on Tuesday

1.  Three times today I've been texting about LIMES.  You know, the round green citrus fruits that are quite abundant here in Texas.  They are good for everything from fish to margaritas.  Anyway, each time it's turned into "do you have any LINES?"  and "Could you pick up a LINE or two on your way home today?" 
What's up with that?
Does Siri think I have some kind of coke problem?  

2.  We are at the public library and a bald guy in full ACUs walks in.  Lillian shouts, "It's DADDY!".  Now, keep in mind, we have been civilians Lillian's whole life plus some.  When the boys were little, this happened all the time.  Luckily it happened to most of my friends too because when Daddy is gone, you start to see "Daddy" everywhere.  
The only place Lillian has even seen Jason is a pair of ACUs is the boys "daddy doll" that I got them during deployment.  
Just when you think you're free of your children calling strange men "Daddy!", they go and prove you wrong.

3.  There is a marketing genius at HEB.  Finally they found the perfect spot to store the wine.  This is one stop shopping at it's finest.  Managers take note, the wine should be located closest to the diapers for those folks buying diapers need it the most!

4.  I decided to do a little touch up painting on the downstairs last week.  It went kinda like giving a mouse a muffin,  I painted every spot I saw excited that my flat paint walls would look as good as new soon!  Well, to my surprise, 3 hours later, the paint that I had purchased from the home builder was clearly NOT the correct color.  It was close, but that doesn't count when you've gone toddler crazy on wall stains FROM your toddler.  I was in a little bit of a panic but in an odd twist of fate, the people that own the house on the other side of the cul-de-sac used the same builder and were nice enough to let the crazy lady borrow their paint to ensure she didn't go crazy  had the correct color paint to fix her mess.

5.  Lincoln is selling paper airplanes.  I told the boys they had to earn part of their money to go to summer camp this year.  Lincoln got right to work making TONS of paper airplanes to sell to neighbors and family that we had in town visiting.  I love his marketing urgency, "get one today!"  And the price point isn't half bad!

6.  A few weeks back we went to Louisiana for the weekend.   While we were there we planned to go see Ronnie Milsap at the local casino.  I' have loved Ronnie Milsap most of my life.  I was in Kinder and First grade when we moved to Atlanta for a short time for my dad's work.   It was not the most fun place for us and we made the 4 hour drive to Alabama quite often.  I remember listening to my dad's Ronnie Milsap TAPE over and over again while making that drive.  I think you call that nostalgia.  I was so excited to see him in person, and considering he's a blind 73 year old, my time was running out.  Jason was almost as excited as I was because he and his dad have a running joke that Jason was unaware until recent years that Ronnie Milsap was indeed blind.
We get to the concert hall and go to pick up our tickets at will call.  The lady asked us if our tickets were VIP or regular admission.  Jason joked, they were VIP then he confessed he was kidding, saying "unless you want to upgrade us!"  That is just what she did.  She handed us tickets saying she gave us a little upgrade and when we walked to find our seats we found ourselves FRONT and CENTER.  As in front row tickets.  There is no telling what the people around us paid for their tickets and all it cost us was a little sweet talk from Jason.

7.  We took a little family outing to the Super H Mart!  We went Korea Houston, aka Longpoint Road, to get Korean BBQ.   Jason and I fell in LOVE with it in Nashville of all places and so we are willing to drive long distances to get it here.  After a fancy meal with Bulgogi, Bibimbap Dolsat and all the kimchi we could eat, we wanted to do something else while we were already out and down that way.  It was dusk and the parks are dicey in the area so we decided to check out the Super H Mart that we saw on the way in.  
It was as if we'd been teleported directly to Seoul, South Korea.  We walked around in wonder and likely the only white (non-asian) Americans in the store.  Jason and I were ecstatic to see so many of the foods that we love available to buy and take home.  There was a beauty department that intrigued me because no one has better skin than the Asian population.  There was a full food court that surprisingly had all of the foods we had just eaten and looked basically as good for half the price.  Mental note, eat at food court next time!  The fish selection was impressive even if I wouldn't consume most of it and it was SO clean!  I've been to Asian Markets that were a little smelly but this one had an aquarium feel with so many tanks of crabs, fish and lobsters!  We left with a couple exotic fruits, jelly candy and those panda cookies with chocolate centers.  We like to eat healthy, ya know?!

So, Super H Mart for next date night?

That's Lincoln.  He's mounted the back of out 10ft privacy fence in the back yard.  He claims he was practicing for the sheep riding at the rodeo.  How did he get up there you ask?  He stacked two rubbermaid boxes of course!  How we have made it this far without a broken limb is beyond me.


This is our current netflix lineup.  It couldn't be more conflicted.  Dexter is our guilty pleasure.  We are watching it after the kids go to bed.  It's our mindless "quality time" right now and we love sitting down on the couch to watch a few before bed. If you're not familiar, Dexter is a serial killer.  But, before you shun it, you should know he's a good guy.  No really.  He's a serial killer that kills other serial killers.  Yeah, that way he's ridding the world of bad people.  I know, I know, it's a real conundrum.
   Fuller house is our dinner tv entertainment.  The kids love it and it's all kinds of nostalgia for me.  Sure, it's a little cheesy.  I mean have you ever seen the old ones?  Well, I can assure you I didn't miss a one and that was well before the DVR days!  It's endearing and a throw back to when I was Jackson's exact age and spent every single Friday night with my grandmother and watched it in bed.  While eating cheetos.  


This was Lillian as I tried to put her to bed tonight.  Sure, she looks cute enough in her Olaf pajamas and her little fluffy sidekick next to her.  What you can't see is her running away from me up the stairs, grabbing the light saber like a tiny Darth Vader and backing me down them while swiping it back and forth saying, "KILL, KILL!"
Thanks brothers.  Nothing cuter than a killer 2 year old.  

Happy (barely) Tuesday!