Sunday, September 30, 2007
I tried to get some pictures of him eating, but as soon as the camera came out he started "smiling" for me. I finally got him to ignore me and take a few bites for the camera. What a cheeseball!
P.S. I was just looking at the images I posted and I noticed that in the 5th one Brady is totally eyeing that little spill of yogurt! This cracks me up because as soon as I went to put the camera back he totally went for it.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I tried to catch him making the face on video, and instead I got the BEST little movie ever! I call it "B-O-Y". It is an instant classic, from the beginning "response" to my question to the ending "farewell" grunt, a little piece of work. We love our silly boy!
I can just see him now as a little boy going to school mussing up the hair I so lovingly combed down. It truly brings tears to my eyes! I am such a sap I know, but he is growing up so fast!
I watched HIMYM first and was not disappointed! It was hilarious! I am so glad they didn't cancel the show. I was afraid they were after the season finale last year, but no they didn't and it was just as funny as always. I loved the beard shaving segment for those of you who watched.
Next up was Heroes. It was SOOOO good! I have to admit I have not seen every episode of this show that way I have of some of my other favorites (LOST, Grey's, Ugly Betty), but I started watching it after Mindi's recommendation. I am so glad I started. This is such a good show, it takes the place in my "sci-fi" genre of my long lost favorite X Files. It was a pretty good episode, but what through it into awesome was the ending!! I love those type of leave you on the edge of your seat endings!
I can't wait to see what the next of this week hold for me! I admit I am a TV junkie. Feel free to share your thoughts on your favorite shows too!
P.S. That guy that played the Japanese "hero", David Anders, well he was born and raised in my home town! Good old Grants Pass, Oregon. I only know of him, but my Grandma babysat him, and my sister knows him (and his family?). Anywho, I think this is pretty cool and I love when I see him in something new (he was in Alias).
Monday, September 24, 2007
I love commercials, especially ones with Peyton Manning! I found another cool site with him. It is more football trivia, but even if you lose it is pretty cool. To get your butt kicked by Peyton click here. For old times sake click here. Ah, Peyton, oh how you make my heart go pitter pat!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
1. Brady standing up in the bath tub, farting, and then sitting back down.
2. Making cookies with Natalie. (recipe in another post)
3. Keith and Natalie watching Star Wars together.
4. Brady rocking (and rocking and rocking and rocking) in my Grandma's chair.
5. Finding steals in the clearance section.
6. Natalie hitting that stage where she wants to wear a dress/skirt EVERY day.
7. Keith getting to play basketball again.
8. Good books (thanks Sarah!)
9. Brady laughing with glee when he sees his blankie.
10. My sister Erin really and truly coming to live with me!!
1 pkg (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, room temperature
1/2 C. peanut butter
1 can (16 oz.) chocolate frosting
**special equipment-mini muffin tin (I just rolled them into small balls and they turned out fine)
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins (if you have them, I used a nonstick cookie sheet and didn't spray and they didn't stick at all.)
2. Mix cookie dough and peanut butter just until swirled. Press 1 tsp into each muffin tin (or make walnut sized balls). Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden. Let cool slightly in pan (or on sheet).
3. Remove cookies from pan (or sheet) and place on cooling rack (I use tin foil). Make a slight indentation in the center of each cookie with the back of spoon (I used a measuring spoon-nice and round). When cookies are completely cool place about a tsp. of frosting in the center.
**For placing frosting I used a trick I learned off food network and make a pastry bag from a Ziploc. You just put the frosting in the bag and snip off a small corner and there you go! Instant piping bag! This made it a lot easier for Natalie to help frost the cookies. :)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Well, you guys read the blog, so you tell me what you think...
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Trying to eat a bubbleOn the way home...
How pathetic are they?
Thursday, September 13, 2007
He's doing IT again!Natalie's rainbow.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Anywho, when I watched it I was wondering where it came from and it turns out it is from the previous mentioned commercial. Enjoy!
Anywho, the Cowboys won their first season game AND it was a division game so that made the victory that much sweeter. I was working last night , so initially all I heard about the game was the "YES's" or the "OH NO's" coming from Keith in the living room. I finally got a chance to watch the game over the course of the day due to the magic that is DVR. As I was watching it I had to laugh because I could tell which parts of the game were the ones Keith had cheered or cringed for. Instead of going into all the details I will just put a small list of my favorite things about the game:
1. Jason Witten. He is my favorite player and has been for a few seasons, so it was cool to see him do so well.
2. Tony Romo's first rushing touchdown of his career.
3. T.O. showing us what he can do.
4. Sam Hurd (who isn't even a starter) making a final T.D. to put the final score at 45-35.
I tried to post some pictures from the game, but I couldn't figure it out. So click here to see some great highlights.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Of course I have no good pictures of Brady sleeping, but here is my last attempt to catch him in that in between stage, but of course the no flash pictures are too dark and the flash attracted his attention.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
"Mommy can Ewan be my treat?"
"Can Ewan be my treat after dinner?"
"Can he come over to play after I am done with my food?" (You could tell she was thinking we were idiots for not getting it)
"Oh, I see, no sweetheart, Ewan can't be your treat, sorry."
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Each week we are putting $10 into a jar, this is going to go to the person at the end of the season with the most correct picks over all. We are also doing small weekly prizes like chores and things so that there is some instant gratification for the weeks winner. I am very excited by this "grand prize" of sorts for the end of the season. It will end up being $200 or so. That is a LOT of money, but we figure if we take it out each week it won't be such a huge dent all at once to the pocket book! So I will add a little score keeper to the side bar and we can all keep track of who is going to walk away with the winnings. This should make football very interesting, considering that I am a VERY competitive person (and I really want a KitchenAid mixer!)
P.S. GO COWBOYS!!!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
...Keith and I went on a date! I got the idea in my head and I decided better now than never! So, I called Kelli (thank you thank you thank you!!!) to babysit and she said yes. So after much debate, and figuring which movie and where to eat and what time to go, we had a plan. Keith and I were about to embark on our first "whole" date (dinner AND a movie) in I honestly can't remember how long. So Keith and I decided to go out to eat somewhere were we can't really take the kids so, of course, we had sushi. Now this is a HUGE treat for us, because it can get expensive, but we love to have it so much and it really takes me back to when we were first married and we would go all the time. Now no one get alarmed, I don't even touch the raw fish! Sushi is the best for me when all things that were once living have been cooked. No slimy fish for me! Anywho, we had a great time and it was nice to not have to worry about Natalie eating her food, or Brady spilling the water and just enjoy one another. After dinner it was on to the movie, we ended up seeing StarDust. It was SOOOOO good. I really liked it and the soundtrack was good too. Some of the guest appearances were hilarious. I encourage anyone to go see it. Not a good movie for little ones, but I enjoyed it and so did Keith so this is a good sign that both men and women will like the movie. So if you are headed to the theater and don't know what to see we both recommend StarDust.
...Natalie wet her pants. I couldn't think of any thing else to start this paragraph that worked with "finally..." so this is what we've got. Anywho, Kelli said the kids did pretty good over all at being babysat. This really was the first time that we have left Brady for a significant amount of time at a different house without us there. The only "major" crisis is that, of course, Natalie gets too caught up in playing and doesn't tell anyone until the last minute that she has to pee and then it's too late and you have a little girl screaming like you are going to cut off her thumb because she accidentally wet her pants. We have tried, to no avail, to tell her that it is OK if she has an accident (well not OK, but not the end of the world) and that it can be cleaned up and taken care of. No matter how many times we tell her this she still FREAKS out when she wets her panties. So, I have to publicly say sorry to Kelli and Bryce for having to deal with my maniac daughter during one of her meltdowns!
...there is Brady, Brady Brady Brady, that kid is just too much sometimes. He is the most...sensitive kid I have ever seen. If you tell him no, even in the sweetest voice, he gets so...offended that he bursts in to tears (with a delayed reaction because it takes awhile for his face to get into the right pouting sad face position for the tears and noise to follow). The kid is absolutely nutty. I was being nice when I said "sensitive" and "offended" really it is "stubborn" and "ticked", he HATES having things taken away from him. It also sounds like the fact that Mommy and Daddy weren't around AND he was being told no was just too much for him to handle. So another thanks is in order for dealing with my little baby boy. P.S. He really is sensitive because one of the first things he did when we got home was he grabbed a blankie to cuddle and wouldn't let go of it for the rest of the bedtime routine. I have no idea where he gets this blankie fascination, I really don't...
...Keith caught a fish (two actually)! So on his fourth trip down to the lake (we looked it up on Google Earth and it is a lake and not the Trinity River as we thought before) he caught some bass. Keith has been trekking down there as often as he can only to come back with muddy shoes and not much else. On his last trip down there he decided to try something new and went in the evening. He said that as soon as he cast out his line he had a bite and the next cast he reeled one in. So, YAY for Keith he now has a good hobby that he can do for free right in the back yard, so to speak. I am still unsure on how I feel about this tromping down to the lake, but I figure will probably never have another set up like this so he should get to enjoy it!
...this post is over. Did any of you actually make it through? I guess this is what happens when you are too lazy to get on the computer. Well, no pictures with this one, but there are sure to be more soon, and if we are lucky we will get a picture of a fish!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
This face just doesn't get old!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Anywho, we had a good time yakking it up and we didn't even really talk about the kids! So, we missed the movie, but it was fun to walk around the mall. I will speak for myself when I say it was fun to walk around the mall without having to say "don't touch that" or "come back here" or "no you can't have that ridiculously expensive toy"! Much nicer to look at a dress for Natalie and decide if I want to buy it by myself with out this little munchkin next to me saying how pretty it is a NEW DRESS! Much less guilt when I put it back because I am not buying a dress for $20 no matter HOW cute it is.
P.S. thought I would keep it interesting with all those hyperlinks!