Sunday, October 24, 2010

Love from Texas!

You know how I sign all of my posts and comments "Love from Texas!"

Well this photo of Nora shows exactly how we feel when we say "Love from Texas!" :) Here she is showing off her new necklace that one of my swappers included in their swap package especially for her! Thanks so much for making her feel so special!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Playing in the dirt seemed like sucha fun idea until...

This flower bed is over on the other side of the driveway and we have never bothered planting anything in there. Why bother b/c the cattle come up and eat the shrubs and make them look terrible!

So today David gave them permission to use their sand pails and shovels and have at it. I don't know why we didn't think of this months ago - it would have kept them out of the flowerbed along the house and then they wouldn't have messed up the mulch so bad.

They were having a ball! UNTIL.....

see that little frog statue beside Paul Thomas.... see that sand pile by the frog....?


Oh NO! Everyone outta the dirt!!! Stop playing! No more fun for you :( Daddy has to treat the fire ants and we have to stay outta this new fun area for the next day or two :(

But little sister didn't listen.... she SNEAKED back over to the dirt when we weren't lookin and stepped right into them :(

OUCHIE! :( She screamed and screamed, there were 5 or 6 bites at the most... where as earlier this summer PT had over 100 over his two feet and legs. Can we say,

"Does NOT handle pain well at all" You would have thought she was dying!

I had this and used it but could not tell that it gave her any pain relief at all. Although she did like holding the bottle.

Hopefully now that Olivia has had her first taste of FIRE ANTS she'll listen and obey us next time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Seems like only yesterday

Three years ago this weekend we celebrated as we Baptized Olivia & Paul Thomas.

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

1st Day of Pitter Pat Pre-School for the twins 2010

this was actually "before" - we have a new rule at home... "If YOU are Ready, please go sit by the door!" ;) So this is how I found them after I got both their shoes on and then had to go on a scavenger hunt for 2 matching black shoes for upstairs... ;)

Meet the Teacher didn't start until NOON so I knew we need to leave early enough to swing by McD's drive thru and have a picnin in the van before hand... so this was us ready to leave at 10:30 am. And of course since I'm the teacher I wanted us to be there by 11:45...

Awlll... what a good little brother... to open the door for his sister. ;)

he was so ready to go - he was crawling out "Spiderman style" before the garage door was even 2 feet up... but before we got in the van we had a few photos we needed to take...

I know. Adorable aren't they?

they look like they are waiting for the school bus... but I started the "tradition" to take Nora's photo each year out by the mailbox so that our home shows in the background thinking over the years it will be neat to look at... in case we end up moving... they can always see where they lived... Paul Thomas didn't like me being in the street as he saw a car coming..

Oh no Maaa.... Here comes a TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ♥ this one... and they are holding hands! I didn't even tell them to.

Are we there yet? ummm, no = we've haven't left our neighborhood yet...

Showin off their cool backpacks!

They have been wearing them all over the house for about a month now... and amazingly they were both Nora's once upon a time ;) She carried the Dora one to the same preschool in 2007 and the larger sized, Spiderman one, was Nora's library book bag...

and as much as they love showing off their backpacks, they love their NEW "LIGHT-UP" shoes even more! You should see them stomp their feet to show people... they're looking down and lifting their knees so high to stomp it's a wonder they don't knock their own noses with their knees. :P LOL

um... I don't know about this...

Here we go .... ready. set. jump!

of course 1st thing out of the van Olivia found a big yellow leaf that she had to put into her backpack :P

so rabbits... tell me, is there anything I need to know before going inside? What would you do if you were me?

Paul Thomas wanted to make sure they had plenty of snacks before he went into school.

Even though David was there today for the parent assisted activities - I was too busy to even think about clicking any in action photos of the activities that we did in class today. They got to use glue and lots of it to stick the bark and leaves onto their learning tress that we will use all year. We even painted today with them as they each decorated their own aprons that will be their smocks all year.

It sure was an exciting and fun day - but also a tiring day... when we got home they both were begging for MILK! So I let them each have a drink before we went upstairs for nap time.

LOL this was so funny!!!! Both of them were asleep in their car seats before they got home... David and I tried to carry them in but they both woke up and wanted MILK...! Here they are having a "BOTTOMS UP" in celebration to their first day! :P LOL

guess who needs a hair cut? and guess who survived her first day of Preschool... although she put up a pretty good fight...

They were both pretty proud of their first "hand stamps"

It was my "first day" too... I'm their teacher... and yes gotta have a photo to compare to... b/c I may have some balding goin on between now and May if I pull any of it out.. :P LOL

Actually today went great - well except for Olivia's ...complete melt down. :( It wasn't until about half way thru that she stopped screaming/crying... I'm hoping next Tuesday goes much better for her.... actually for all of us ;)

It's gonna be a fun year!