Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween...

Our little Peyton Manning

Daddy, Claire (the Colt's cheerleader) and Natalie (the OU cheerleader!)

Daddy and Claire

Claire and Luke are Colts fans for Halloween this year. They look so cute in there costumes, and they made Daddy very proud!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New videos

This is a recent video of Claire reading her "tweet book". She still calls most animals by there sounds and not by there actual names. We are working on that!

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Here is a video of Luke laughing. It is a little hard to hear, so turn the volume up! Luke hasn't been doing much laughing in the last few days... he is pretty sick. He has a double ear infection and a stomach bug. I feel so sorry for him. Hopefully it will be gone soon.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Pumpkin fun

This weekend we had so much fun! We went to the pumpkin patch with the Mullins family. Claire and Hudson had such a good time running around and climbing on pumpkins! We also got to carve pumpkins at life group on Saturday night! How fun! Claire and her friend Selah sported the "diaper only" look while playing in pumpkin goo! Here are some fun pictures for you to enjoy! (There are also a few of Claire playing in the playhouse that I made her.)

Monday, October 16, 2006


This weekend we went to Abilene for our five year reunion as ACU. We had so much fun seeing old friends! Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Naked day

Today Claire decided that she would not wear clothes. After her morning bath I attempted to put her clothes on her and she screamed "NO, STOP MOMMY!" After several attempts she won, and I let her run around the house naked. This went on for 3 hours. Every once in a while I would mention the "big girl potty", but she said she was fine. Finally, she came to me and asked for a 'di-di' (diaper). I asked her if she needed to go potty, and she said no. I asked her if she did go potty, and she said yes. Oops. She showed me 2 little puddles... oh what fun. Once I got her dressed I went to start cleaning up the mess, that's when I saw it. Oh, my goodness, I wanted to scream!!! She had peed right next to my special diaper bag. Now, when I mean special, I mean... My amazing friends chipped in and bought me the Louis Vuitton of all diaper bags. The Petunia Pickle Bottom. So anyway, there it was, soaking up pee. I spent two minutes cleaning up the floor, and then an hour cleaning the bag. Don't worry, it is not ruined, and Claire finally did get clothes on. I think this will be one of those stories will be repeated when she is 20!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Just a few cute things...

Have you seen the website "Cute overload"? If not, you should check it out. It is similar to the Daily Kitten website, but with all kinds of animals. Jeff has a softball game tonight. I love taking Claire to his games because she likes to stand at the fence and yell "GO DADDY!" So cute. While we are on the subject of cute things... This is my favorite commercial. It would not let me embed the video on my blog so click here, and see for yourself. I laugh every time I see it, because I do the same thing in the grocery store. What funny things do you find yourself doing for your kids (if you have some!)? One thing that I have found myself doing is singing to Claire, IN PUBLIC! I would have never done that before I had her!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Here are some new pictures of Luke. He is getting to be SO fun. He is smiling and laughing more, and he loves being around Claire. Yesterday we had a little bit of drama in our house. Claire had been asleep for a few hours, a little longer than usual, so I went up to check on her. When I walked into her room she was balanced on the railing of her crib looking out the window. When she saw me she slid back down and started rattling off all of the things that she had seen outside. Kitty, mommy's car, airplane... I guess we need to start thinking about a big girl bed! Well, I don't really have anymore kid stories for you, so I guess I will say goodbye. We are going to ACU homecoming this weekend... I hope to see a lot of you there!

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Random things.

I should be in bed. We have this really bad habit of staying up late and watching all of our DVR'd shows. These are a few things I am thinking about...
1. Ugly Betty. Have you seen it? It is pretty good. Kind of a spin off of 'The Devil Wears Prada' in a round about way. You should watch it next week.
2. The Office. SOO funny. I Ab Lounged it while watching it tonight. It is really hard to do crunches while you are laughing... maybe I burned more calories though?
3. The Ab Lounger. Yup, the one from the infomercial. I got one, and I LOVE it! It is so easy to do, yet it burns! Skinny, here I come (hopefully).
4. Chocolate chip "Smell'ems". Anyone want to guess what this is? Well, you probably didn't guess bubbles did you? Bubbles, you know, the bottle with the stick with the holes on the end. Tons of fun for kids. Claire LOVES "bubs". We ran out, and I have been searching for more at every store I can think of. Whoever decided that "bubs" were a "seasonal item" is not kid friendly. Well, after a week of searching I found some at Walmart in a tiny bin under the off brand toys. They are not any old "bubs", they are chocolate chip "bubs". Can you imagine a little kid trying to sniff "bubs" that are floating in the air? I am laughing just thinking of it. I'll let you know how that turns out tomorrow!
5. Project Runway. I was a little disappointed this week. I just don't get into re-cap shows.
6. Lost. Good... but our DVR cut out the last 5-10 minutes. I wanted to cuss... but I didn't.
7. The Bachelor. Yes, it's that time again ladies. My FAVORITE show. Although, this season I think it is truly about status and not just about getting the cute guy. He is a prince, from Italy. I don't think the girls care what he looks like. The season premier was worth quite a few laughs. I can't wait for next week. (Mel- do you want a reminder call? I would hate for next week to result in another tragedy!)
Well, that should do it for tonight. Now that I have cleared my head I think I will be able to sleep.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I switched my blog to beta mode. It is a lot easier to publish that way... if you haven't switched yet, you should check it out. This morning I put training pants on Claire. Not successful. I kept asking her all morning if she needed to go potty. She kept telling me no. She held it all the way until after lunch. I asked her again. This time she got really excited and said "YES, POTTY!" We ran into the bathroom (i was all excited too!), pulled down the training pants and YIKES... she had made me a present. I really thought it wouldn't gross me out, but it did. She felt really bad, she almost cried. This gives me hope though. I really think that after a few days of this she will be ready. You wanted to know all that right?! Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Colorado. There aren't any of Luke... oops. Claire had so much fun with her Opa and Oma (German for Grandpa and Grandma). I thought I would also give you a Luke update: In two short days he has learned to rollover front to back and back to front. This morning he was up on his hands and knees. I hope it takes a while for him to learn to crawl... I'm not ready for that yet!

Claire playing in Opa's bird bath

Claire and Opa filling the bird bath

Claire smelling Nana's flowers

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