Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

If anyone has seen these wagons...they are not that wide. To see the two of them sharing a seat and loving every minute of it, melts my heart.

( I might have a problem with the "Wordless" part of Wordless Wednesday)

Fun at the Park

I just love this picture!

Look at Nic's hair!!!

Zoo with Nana

Right after breakfast (to try and beat the heat) we all got dressed and went to the Zoo!
They loved the Lion Water Fountain

And don't forget the best part...the Petting Zoo!
Try all you want...but you just can't stop Katherine from kissing the goats.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Potty Training HELP!

Question to all you more experienced out there....

So, I think we are on the quick path with Katherine (23 months). She wanted to potty this morning before school. I put her on the big pot and we went through all the motions (she didn't pee). This afternoon, I bought 2 little pots for them. When we got home I put both kids on a pot...Kate PEE'D!!! and we celebrated (Nic just wanted to stand in his pot). An hour or so later, Kate said "Potty" again, so I put her on the pot and she went again!

Now she doesn't want to put her diaper back on. Question to all you more experienced out there...Is she ready for big girl panties? Am I jumping the gun? School is 100% ready to put her in the potty training class, if she is ready...I am afraid of jumping the gun and having pee EVERYWHERE.

What are your experiences?

Anxiety #2: If Kate goes to the Potty Training 2 Year Old Room...Nic has to stay behind until he is ready to start training :(...twin moms out there, tell me I'm crazy and that they can be apart!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Katherine just loves the carousel!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


I am traveling for work this week so I only have a few pictures to play with and edit. Katherine (for the first time EVER) wore pigtails!!! I am scouting out some places to take her 2yr are some "out takes"...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Living in the City

The city has spoken. It is going to be a very interesting week. Already, I had to slow down/avoid/break for 2 dogs (at different occasions this morning) and a chicken...yes a chicken is running loose in my downtown neighborhood. It brought back some great memories of my chicken family that use to live in our neighborhood a few years ago. They would waddle by my house jump/fly onto my fence, right in the heart of Houston. You gotta love the small things!

I know I have a picture of my chicken family...I believe it is on my other hard drive. If I can find it I will share it tonight.

I couldn't have said it better

I follow a blog about a mom to whom I really relate. She lives in NYC proper, has a very small house, doesn't have a yard for her almost 2 yr old daughter to play, works, travels for work and has a great co-parenting relationship with her husband. She has managed to put into words exactly how I feel about my work and parenting. It is a great short read...


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nic - 2 yr old photo

Nicholas' 2 year old photo/character traits is complete!
But which one to choose, color or sepia?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Someone pointed out that all my Wordless Wednesday pictures are of Katherine...This has been noted and I will get some pictures of Mr. Nic up soon.

Watch out boys! I have a power tool and I know how to use it!

Book Nook

I'm so excited to start transitioning the kids' room from a nursery to a big kid's room! First step is to design their reading book nook. I just ordered some vinyl words for the wall, "Super Heroes and Fairy Tales". Check out this site for some great prices and ideas

The kids have a big bookshelf that contains all of their books, but I am looking for something small that can hang on the wall to hold a few of them.

I'm moved their Pink and Blue chairs that are currently in the living room to the new "Book Nook". I might start looking for bean bag chairs, but I want to get the nook set up with things I have in the house first.

Eventually, I want to put a small table and lamp between the chairs (when they get a little older) and maybe "tent" the reading nook...again, when they get a little older.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nicholas and the Train

Nicholas is crazy about trains. Luckily, we live near a track switching station and there are trains that are not currently in service. This is our first trip to the train and I now have some great ideas for our next visit! Nicholas had a blast and just loved seeing all the trains.

Friday, September 9, 2011

So many batteries!

Like most parents with kids, we have obtained every size and shape battery...some rechargeable and some not. We use to have them in a bucket in a drawer. I have discovered that a tackle box is the perfect size for a battery container! It is fully customized and only$5!
Rechargeable on the left, Alkaline on the right and a baggy for "dead" batteries to be recycled! I love even more that it can be latched and stored on its side!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grandparent's Day Lunch at School

Nana had a great lunch with the kids. She came home with spilled juice on her and a barely eaten lunch. It was crazy but so much fun!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Baseball Game

The kids went to their first Astros baseball game and had a great time! They pointed out stars, balls, dogs (it was bring your dog to the park day), and loved to look at the gigantic TV screen.
Kate and her "ballpark" dog.

Clapping for a great hit.

Fun with Ella

Katherine has found a best friend. She couldn't stop talking about and looking for Ella after they left. We all had so much fun and the kids had a great time playing together.
Bath Time Fun!

New Kitchen

The kids got an early birthday gift from Nana and Papa...a new kitchen! They had so much fun playing in the box, we almost delayed putting it together, but we didn't/couldn't.