Thursday, February 10, 2011

Coooold Snow Day in Texas!

I LOVE our school.  The teachers and administration are so wonderful to our kids.  The principal and PTO decided to throw the school a snow day to wrap up the semester and had a truck bring in a bunch of the pretend white stuff.  All the kids had a blast playing in the "snow".  Since most of the country had some sort of snow, it was super fun for the kids to have a little bit of their own. 

Sydney and her friend Carson

Mrs. Burson's class

Sydney and Brooklyn

It was soooo cold that even a fountain was frozen with icicles!

This is so rare for south Texas but such a pretty sight to see, everyone was stopping to take pictures, it was funny!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brody's Obsessions

This is SUCH a fun time with my little man!!  Brody is such the little chatterbox lately at 2 years and 2 months.  Right now his favorites are cars, trucks and motorcycles (he calls them michaels).  Everytime he hears or sees a motorcycle, he FLIPS out and gets this look on his face that cracks us up!  Other favorites=Yo Gabba Gabba still, Handy Manny, coloring on floors, walls and in coloring books, putting on his coboy (cowboy) hat, talking about his girl cousins, playing with his MDO friends (one little girl in particular Madilyn), talking about his daddy being at work, riding bikes outside and eating fruit snacks (stawbies he calls them)!

 Lining up the cars keeps him busy for a good 20 minutes and they have to be so precise!

This is the motorcycle (michaels) look if you talk about them or see them.

 Coloring and sure it can be on the ground by the car!

 Brody is so excited to see this everytime we go to the grocery store!

One of his favorite little toys he loves to hold!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sydney's First Emergency Room Trip!

Such a busy year it has been already!  We started 2011 off quietly at home with the kids.  Tim was sick and went to sleep at 7:30.  We were out watching the massive firework shows on both ends of the street while Tim rested and recouped!

It's the start of a new decade, already!  In high school I remembered that meant one of those decade long compilation CD's with all the popular songs that they sample on late night tv.  Haha!

2011 means Tim and I will celebrate 20 years together (instantly feel OLD), 15 years of marriage and our 20th high school reunion!  There are so many good celebrations to look forward to in the months ahead.

January started off to be a little crazy!  On the 15th, Sydney had a little accident with a barstool falling on her toe at my parent's house.  It happened just moments of us leaving to go home (isn't how that always works)??!!  We rushed her to the Emergency Room, her first trip!

Daddy carrying our baby girl!

After stiches and all bandaged up!

Big brother pushing his sissy!

Luckily, we went to a brand new hospital close by and we were able to walk right in at 9:30pm on Saturday night.  I thought we would be in for a good 3-4 hour wait.  So we were lucky.  Sydney was actually much braver than her momma who almost fainted after it happened.  She had to get numbing shots on both sides of her toe and she squeezed her hands together really tight but didn't cry.  We were so proud of her.  The barstool landed right in the middle of her left toenail which was hanging by a thread.  Her toe was lacerated (I'll leave that picture off)!!!  You could almost bend the whole tip of it back.  I couldn't look!!  Sydney had nine stitches and the x-ray showed that it wasn't broken...amen!! 

We had to dress it and Neosporin and bandaid her toe up for a few weeks.  She got to skip P.E. for two weeks and be at the front of the line so no one would step on her toe.  This also meant no tumbling class for awhile.  She's so active, this was going to be difficult!! 

Thanks goodness her toe is on the mend now and today is week 4 of no tumbling class.  This MUST change since my little active girl is now best friends with the couch and Good Luck Charlie!!

How is 2011 treating you?