Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Future "Jared"

Yesterday I went to the gym and took the boys to the Kidz Klub there while I worked out.  Afterward it was lunch time and I decided to stop by Subway.  Zac all of a sudden loves to get a kids pack from there, I love their subs and it means two less lunches for me to make!  Boy do meals get tiring with little kids!!!  So I'm in line ordering our sandwiches and Zac is sitting in one of the booths.  He all of a sudden bursts into song with "Subway, eat fresh"!  I just laughed and everybody around was smiling.  He apparently pays scary close attention to commercials!  I thought somebody might offer him a commercial gig!
And Tyler's favorite thing to say right now is "Uh oh".  He LOVES to drop everything and sometimes even says "uh oh" before he drops an object!  It's very cute but very tiring just the same!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Enjoying Hurrican Ike

We were predicted to be right in the path of Hurricane Ike last week but all we got here in McKinney was some much needed rain!  We were lucky unlike many along the coast and throughout the country.  The kids definitely made the best of it and stripped down after dinner to go out and play in the rain!  I'm sure they'll love these photos at their High School Graduation parties!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kids and Computers

Zac and Isabel both love to play games on the computer.  They have gotten pretty good and can navigate all over and and such without any help. Yesterday the two of them were taking turns playing and they had left Safari (which is the operating system on the Mac) open on the desk top when they were done.  I came over and closed out Safari and noticed another screen open even after that.  I thought David and Andrea were playing a prank on us when I read it!  It said "Click to install Porn4Mac"!  Come to find out, David and Andrea had nothing to do with this.  The scary question is, what were Zac and Isabel up to???

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tyler is walking!

Tyler has taken a few one step at a time and then flop back down to a crawl for the better part of a week now.  Yesterday however he finally decided to start walking and I was actually able to get some of it on video!  He is 10 and a half months old and he weighs 24 pounds so this is quite an accomplishment!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flu in September?

The back to school sickness must be going around already!  Love this time of year - NOT!  Tyler was sick starting last week.  He had an ear infection and the antibiotic that they gave him didn't work so we had to take him back and get another one.  He also had breathing difficulties - possibly croup.  It was scary at first because you could clearly see that he was struggling to breath so I took him to the Doctor.  They said he was very close to being hospitalized because his oxygen levels were low.  The Dr. gave him a steroid and a nebulizer treatment at the office.  We ended up coming home with a steroid to give to him for a few days and we are now the owners of our own personal nebulizer!  He fought so hard having that mask on and we would have to literally hold him down for almost 10 minutes each time.  It was torture for all of us!  He has finished the treatments now and seems to be back to normal - although now he's teething!
We're not done just yet though!  Andrea was diagnosed last week with a sinus infection and the FLU!  It's only September and the flu already?!  Then on Monday, Zac woke up with a low grade fever and this morning he has the lovely sound of croup or the barking seal as they say!  
Hopefully this will all pass through us quickly and not return for a very long time!  I knew that we'd have more illnesses passing around now with two kiddos but that doesn't mean that I was ready to deal with it!
Oh yeah, and Tom is going to be out of town for work until Saturday night - doesn't it just always happen like that!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day Celebration

David was able to come up from San Antonio for the holiday weekend and Laura came over as well.  A friend of David and Andrea's and his girlfriend and his son also joined us.  It was nice.  We don't often get to entertain many people living away from family.  Slowly but surely though family is getting closer and closer!  David and Andrea are moving from England to Mississippi - only 9 hours away!  Laura moved from college in Indiana to our house for the past two summers and now she is working at the 
same company as Tom and has her own apartment right in Plano!

This is what Tom saw when he first looked at the bag.  He wanted to know exactly what "Hick Cut" chips were!

Here are all four cousins playing in the sandbox at the same time!  It didn't last long though - Tyler quickly discovered that when you rub your sandy hands on your eyes it doesn't feel very good!

Here are Isabel, Alivia, Tyler and Zac playing in the bounce house

Alivia wants a beer!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Okay, I'm it - thanks Laura!  I had been thinking about what to write a post about lately!

Ten Years Ago:   I celebrated my 21st birthday in Hilton, NY and had never lived away from home!  I've come a long way since then!

My To-Do List Today:
1. Clean the house (or part of it anyway)
2. Excersize
3. Go to the pool and exhaust the kids for a good long nap

Snack that I enjoy: My FAVORITE snack is popcorn popped in a pan on the stove in crisco and drizzled with butter and salt (very healthy)!

Things that I would do if I were a Millionaire:
1. Take my parents on an elaborate, exotic vacation
2. Buy a house on a beautiful lake somewhere
3. Find a way to help homeless animals

Places I've Lived:
Hilton, NY
Colorado Springs, CO
Methuen, MA
Bedford, MA
Albuquerque, NM
McKinney, TX

Tag!  You're it:   Jill Johnston
Melissa Najera