Saturday, July 16, 2011

This Sums It Up

My friend Nikki posted this on Facebook tonight and it pretty much sums up my life these days with a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I let Jonah and Meredith watch it and after playing it 10 times in a row Jonah said, "You should re-post this on your Facebook wall Mama for all your friends to see" Did my 5 year old really just say that??

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Jersey Day

This week is Precious Pets Spirit week at J and M's school. We are donating pet food, supplies and other items to help support the Collin County Humane Society. The entire week is themed. Today is Jersey Day. So, they both sported their Texas Rangers Josh Hamiliton World Series shirts that Josh picked up for them last week when he attended a game.

I took this picture right before I was rushing everyone out the door because they were late! Of course that doesn't compare to how late we were yesterday. Jonah had a field trip to the Dallas World Aquarium and I just assumed they were leaving around 9:15 but something told me I better call just to make sure and wouldn't you know they were lining up to get on the bus when I called at 8:52. Thankfully we live just right down the street from their school. So, I jumped in the car still wearing my pj's, flip flops, teeth unbrushed, hair unbrushed and had Jonah putting on his shoes and socks as we backed out of the garage. I'm so glad they were standing outside so that I could just drop him off. (Normally they require the parents to escort the children to their class.) How embarrassing would that have been?? Yikes!!! But we made it and that's the important thing!

The other upside was that Meredith was very excited that she got to ride in Jonah's carseat on the way to school with Daddy! It's like the highlight of her day when that happens!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers

One of my favorite daily reads on Blogger is Natalie's Blog - Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers. She is super sweet and even helped me find the perfect appetizer recipe for a recent dinner party. I love her weekly obsessions post. She enjoys all the things I love: family, food, wine, shopping, traveling and home design. And her little boy Sterling is adorable.

If you know me, you know I love to share great finds. I was reading Natalie's blog one day and she mentioned looking for the perfect pair of turquoise earrings for summer. I had just received a pair of the Kendra Scott Danielle earrings in turquoise and thought for sure she would love them too since we seem to have similar tastes. So, I sent her the link and today she featured the earrings and a mention of my blog on her obessions post. Thanks Natalie!

So, go check her out because I'm sure she will become one of your favorite daily reads as well! Have a great week!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Frozen Ropes Camp–Last Day

Jonah finally decided to let me take a picture of him at camp on the last day of camp as long as he could take it with his best buddy Bryant. They were exhausted by the end of camp!

What a great week though! Jonah’s camp ended at 11:30 everyday so we were able to go out to lunch and then he was able to spend the afternoon with me at home while I worked.

After one of my conference calls, he walked into my office with three chocolate chip cookies, a grape juice box and said “Mommy, you work so hard! I think you deserve a little treat!”

Love that boy! 

Last day of baseball camp

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Frozen Ropes Camp

Today is Jonah’s first day at Baseball Camp. He is very excited to learn more about baseball but even more excited that several of his friends are also in the camp!

As we were walking out the door this morning, before I could even grab my camera, Jonah said in his sweetest voice “Mom, will you go ahead and take my picture now so you don’t have to when we get to camp!”

Whaaaaa!!!!!! Okay, fine.

He knows me really well.

first day of baseball camp

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

M and M

Minnie Mouse and Meredith. Watch out Disney World!

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July

This is an old photo of Jonah but one of my favorites. Today our family will be celebrating America’s birthday by relaxing, eating barbeque, watching the fireworks and spending quality time together!

Hope you and your family enjoy the holiday!

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Saturday morning Donuts

Saturday morning donuts is a little tradition we started when Jonah was younger. Every Saturday (unless we are out of town) we visit our local Donut Shop. Sometimes we pick the donuts up and bring them home to enjoy on the couch while watching cartoons or we dine in and chat with friends and neighbors. Jonah always gets plain donut holes and Meredith always gets donuts holes covered in chocolate and sprinkles. I also let both kids choose what to wear for our little trip. Jonah always picks a superhero shirt and athletic shorts. Meredith always finds a suitable tutu to wear, her most outrageous hair accessory and a colorful pair of shoes. These little trips are just a tiny glimpse into their individual budding personalities and I really cherish this time with them!

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Saturday, July 02, 2011

4th of July Parade

Jonah and Meredith had their 4th of July parade at school on Friday. Red, White and Blue filled the driveway as the kids paraded around in their costumes. Afterwards, we cooled off with a red, white and blue popsicle. I am so thankful that I am able to attend these events now that I work from home again!

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Friday, July 01, 2011

What a view

As my plane took off from Chicago today, I decided to sneak a picture of the amazing skyline of the city and a view of the Great Lakes. In all my travels, I have had many lay overs in Chicago but have never actually visited what I have heard is an amazing city.

One day soon (sigh).

Chicago from a plane

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