Sep 27, 2010

Party Time

Weather is getting nicer here! More and more I'm wishing our neighborhood had sidewalks so we could safely take afternoon walks together as a family. By the time Dax gets home, everyone's getting home, and it's not so safe to be walking in the street. Anyway, the girls are enjoying their very favorite thing here- a snack!! They ask for them morning, noon, and night. I'm trying a different method this coming week to get them off of their snack cravings.

Since October's already on its way (hard to believe) and I needed to free up some bins in the garage, we sorted through some clothing. The girls mix and match to their heart's content.

Colin turned 14 weeks old. Yes, I'm keeping all these weeks in a folder on the computer. I figure I can put them in some kind of album when he reaches 52 weeks. As it stands, Hannah has a baby book and milestone calendar with every last detail filled in. Chloe has just a baby book with most of the milestones written in approximately when they may or may not have happened. Colin has a brand new baby book sitting in the closet. And it's empty. And I will have to have a very good memory in order to fill anything in. Hannah has 3 photo albums, Chloe has 1/2, and Colin has none. So this 52 week book might be a fun compensation for him. Neither of the girls have this. Now do males actually care that much about their baby photos, especially every week for the first year of their life? Probably not. It's the effort and a little less guilt that counts, right?

Now who is this fine fellow? Well, it's Ken Burns, the world renowned documentary filmaker. Have you seen PBS's The War, Jazz, Baseball, Civil War, National Parks: America's Best Idea, and a bunch more? These films are 12-20 hours long and all encompassing in every way. He focuses on major events in American history and every one I've seen is memorable...and so is he! Dax and I got to hear him speak last night in Arlington. The only celebrity I've ever seen. He really was wonderful and very inspiring. I had a great time.

And who is this lovely lady? Krys Boyd hosts my very favorite radio show in Dallas called Think.
The topics on her show are always so interesting and she's the very best at interviewing her guests. They always acted pleasantly surprised when she asks them questions because they are never typical and always thoughtful- thus the title of the show! She interviewed Ken Burns that night so she's the second 'celebrity' I've ever seen. Well, she walked out on stage first so it's the other way around.

These three rule the roost. They wear us down, cause us to pull out our hair, and send us running for the hills. But they also cause us to laugh, love, and know what true happiness is all about.

Thanksgiving Feast! Our friend Jessica decided she wanted Thanksgiving early this year. And since Jessica is just that type of person, she made it happen. Several families got together and offered up their family dishes. We brought herb stuffing.

Waiting for the good eats.

Tyler entertains the little ones. I looked over once and Hannah was riding on his back. I looked over a second time and she was swinging through the air by her feet!

Belt buckles are loosened. The food was delicious!

Where's dessert?

Gary is a musician when he's not at his day job. He has a great voice and knows lots of tunes so he provided some entertainment. Colin was completely quiet the entire time.

Dance party!

It's a party shift! The next day, we went to Brenna's birthday party. It seems like just yesterday when I held her for the first time. She was about Colin's age. Now she's 4. She had a princess birthday in every way, and almost every present was her favorite color: pink. This makes me laugh because when she was a baby, her mother was very opposed to pink since it was so typical for girls. Now she's just as excited as Brenna at every pink, sparkly gift.

The "Is this my new bike?" face.

Hopscotch rug.

Chloe has a turn.

Caaaaaake! That's what's going through Chloe's head. That girl cannot get enough desserts. I think she stores them in those cheeks : )

1 comment:

melody said...

this was a fun entry- i like the early thanksgiving idea. my band has started a new tradition of having a potluck dinner each week.
Colin's getting big! I can't wait to see him again.