Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Santa Land 2011

G1 asking Santa for Spider Man Web Shooters!

G2 was not impressed!

He was really into everything this year!  He was running from display to display telling us to come look!

We knew that they had fallen asleep on the way home but did not realize they looked like this.  It was so cute! 

G2 sure was nice and cozy with big brother laying across him!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thanksgiving with Mimi and Bruce

We had Thanksgiving with my Mom on Wednesday and then went to Turkey, Texas on Thursday to spend it with Raymond's family.  I usually take pictures in Turkey, but did not this year.  I will make up for it at Christmas I guess.

And, on another note.  Is my baby boy really 11 months old.  Where has this year gone?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cute Turkey from a friend at school!

He loves his brother!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

October 2011 - Where did you go?

Horrible Hair Day at School

Texas Tech Day - We missed the real day because of being sick, but wore our red & black the next school day!

My cute cowboy at The Ranching Heritage Center!

Don't mess with these two!

I love old trucks!  Bill has an old truck similar to this one and I know he wants me to have it!  Don't you think it would look great by my front gate with a ton of flowers in the back!

Iron Man and The Karate Kid

G2's homemade costume

G2's new spot!  He just can't get out once he gets in!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Pumpkin Trail

The Pumpkin Trail was so much FUN! G1 loved looking at all the different pumpkins. There were some very creative ideas! It would be even better at night. If you have a chance you should go. We will for sure be going back again next year.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Texas Rangers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Prevention - Maybe!!!

We would like to thank the Davis family for the inspiration!  :)

(Pay no attention to the trees that need some attention!)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Photography by G - 4 years old

G thinks he is a photographer these days.  If my camera is out, more than likely he has taken a few pictures with it.  This makes me a little nervous, but also provides some good laughs when you look back at his shots.  I have a few of G2 that are really good and in focus!  :)  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Four Pictures

Here is my attempt at getting a picture of the boys this morning before New Friends Day at school. I was rushing trying to get this last minute, but still!!! It made me laugh so I thought I would share. I was up almost 2.5 hours before I left the house and I was still running around like a crazy person. Raymond was at the station, so maybe when he is here it will be better!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

G2 is Crawling!

The last couple of weeks G2 has been working on crawling. He is one week shy of 8 months. G1 did not crawl until 10 months, so let the fun begin!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Boys!

This was taken the other night during 1 of our 2 thunder storms this summer. We had really bad lightning and G1 was not sure of it all. So, he wanted to snuggle! Since I am not in many pictures I made Raymond grab the camera.

This was taken just this morning. G2 had just woken up from his nap and G1 informed me he was up. Not sure if he was the cause of him being up or not. He likes to check on him during his naps!!! I told him it would be a couple of minutes before I could get him and this is what I walked in to find. G2 was as happy as could be. He loves his big brother so much. I love to watch them interact.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Carson Family Reunion

We traveled to St. Louis for the Carson Family Reunion this year.  They have one every 2 years in different locations.  We flew, which made it interesting but speedy none the less.  I think I spent June and July worrying about flying with 2 small children!!!  We left July 21st and did not get home until the 28th.  We rode 4 different airplanes.  G1 was excited about the airplane ride and the hotel.  Oh to be little!

I did not take very many pictures because G2 did not leave my side!  He would not even go with Raymond for more than 2 seconds.  So, I am sorry to all the family that is not in our pictures.  I took pictures at these 2 locations and these 2 locations only.  The camera did go everywhere but getting it out did not happen.  Also, St. Louis was HOT and HUMID!  Oh my goodness, I was constantly squirting G2's head with water.  It is hot in Lubbock, but nothing compared to there!

We had a great time touring the Cardinals Stadium.  G1 got a Cardinals shirt and has been in that or his Josh Hamilton shirt ever since we got back.

Cousin Reese - G1 loved hanging out with him!

Carson and Duke

G2 loved his sling.  We were inside prior to this and he shortly got out of this due to the heat!!!

I am so glad to be in a picture!!!  I am always behind the camera.

What a beautiful background for a baseball game.  Raymond went with the guys later that night for a game. 

Now from the other perspective.  This is from the top of the arch looking at the stadium!

Mississippi River from the arch.

My pictures are a little out of order but Wow, what a sight to see.  We watched a short video of how it was built.  G1 sat through the whole thing and actually took in everything.  He is asking about 500 questions a day lately!!!!  (REALLY)

This would be my husbands awesome camera skills.  We are at the arch.  I would love to see it in the background and not half the picture filled with the sidewalk.  I am going to have to work on this with him if I want to have good pictures of my self with the boys in the future!

Love this picture of us!
We did this the first day.  It was amazing how we got to the top.  They put you in a little round pod that can only sit 5 people.  It is really not for people that get claustrophobic.  I had really not thought about how we would get up there until we were about to load the little things!!!  Raymond and I just looked at each other like what I have we done to ourselves.  After we had already gone, we learned that the week before some lucky people were stuck in them for over an hour.  Lovely!  That would have not been fun with a baby.  So thankful that was not us!

We did do other things as well.  We took a tour of the Budweiser Brewery, went to the races, the zoo and the Magic house.  We ate really good food and had a great time.  We let G1 pick a horse to win at the races and he thought that he was going to get to take it home.  We finally figured out why he was so upset after he kept asking about his horse.  Poor baby!  G1 went 90 to nothing everyday with all of his cousins.  He loves them so much!  They are all so sweet to include and play with him so much!

Thank you Duchatschek Family for a great Reunion!

We stayed in St. Louis until Tuesday and then went back to Dallas until Thursday.  All 4 of us went to a Ranger game on Tuesday night and then just Raymond and G1 went to a game on Wednesday night.  After the heat and humidity in St. Louis, Dallas was nothing.  We also ate at the Rainforest Cafe and went to the Galleria to take G1 ice skating.  Wow, what a trip.  We were all exhausted when we returned.

Now, onto my Mommy post.  If you are not a mother, you might want to stop reading now!  LOL  So, I am proud to say that G2 has been a breastfed baby boy since birth!!!  Breastfeeding takes a lot of work, especially when traveling!  I had attempted to introduce my little one to formula a couple of weeks before we left in case I got in a jam along the way.  Well, he did not think that it would be a good idea to do so!  I am not a public breastfeeder, so I got to spend some time in bathrooms along the way pumping and prayed every time to just make a bottle.  Which I did, but you know what I mean.  Poor baby was really attached to me the WHOLE trip.  He is a really happy baby, but with the extreme heat and activities, it made him not such a happy baby.  It was exhausting!!!  He also starting getting a cold on the last day and went to the dr. when we got back.  I think it just drained him.  Anyways, this is a blog and that is what blogs are for.  I usually don't write much, but I have made up for it in this post!