Friday, December 31, 2010

Visits with Friends

Issa & Mathew


Shannon & Dave

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sittin' with Santa

At Men of Hope ‘Breakfast with Santa’

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Will’s second of this holiday.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A year

I randomly saw a picture of Will that we took last year.  What a differance a year makes.  The first picture was taken on November 26, 2009 (at one month old), the second was taken November 26, 2010. 

Granddad has taught him how to pose for pictures.  He will freaze when you say "1...2...3..."  So cute. 

Will also makes a cute swaddled 1 year old.  ;-) 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Car

We finaly replaced our Honda.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The difference 2 1/2 weeks make. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Will 'voted' again this year.  7 am is very early. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Birthday Cake

I really wanted to make Will's First Birthday cake.  I think I did a decient job.  The insperation is 'Scout'.  A dog form LeapFrog that you can link to the computer and program his name, favorite color, food, and animal. 

Off I go

So on Will's birthday he took off walking. He made 4 laps around our kitchen / dining / living rooms.  Prior to this he had only walked a couple of steps.  Enjoy our son!

First lap.

This one is on it's side.  I have not figured out how to turn it. Sorry.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010


I have decided what kind of cake to make for Will’s birthday. I knew that I would need to practice in order to make it look the way I wanted it to. So I made a practice cake over the weekend. I have learned from it and have some ideas of how to make Will’s. I’m not going to give a spoiler of what I am doing. You will have to wait till Halloween.



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cool things

I dropped off Will at Grandmas.  I usually wait a couple of minutes so that Will does not get too upset as I leave. We are having a little separation anxiety or some of the teething, I don't want anyone but Mommy stage right now.  Grandma and Will were playing on the floor with a activity cube thing that has shaped & colored buttons to push, a cylinder to roll, and a dial to turn (like an old rotary phone). Grandma was showing Will how to push the button with his finger instead of hitting it.  He decided that he was not strong enough so he grabbed Grandma's finger and used that to push the button.  Grandma and I were, 'Did we see what we thought we saw?'  It is great to see how he is developing, learning and problem solving.  We are just starting to have fun just putting things in and out of containers.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My water baby

"Dancing in the rain"

Well kind of, it's dancing - Will style. It's been hot here. I mean 103-105 hot. So with Tropical Depression #5 in Louisiana pushing moisture our way and the afternoon heat we got a thunder storm. It rained hard and was blowing all directions. Will loves the water so we took him out side to see and feel the rain. He loved it, as you can see.

I crawled up here all by my self!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Cut first tooth between 3pm and 8pm on Sunday It’s amazing what that will do for sleeping. No problems tonight putting him to bed. Ahhhh, (sound of relief)

Nap time

… or lack there of
Nap schedule from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Nurse, read books, sing, put in crib (typical routine) = FAIL
Hold, rock, sing, tabs, pacifier to chew on, put in crib = FAIL
Hold, rock, sing, Tylenol, pacifier to chew on, put in crib = FAIL
Give up after 2+ hours

Sometime he would go to sleep after this but that was because he was totally exhausted from crying.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mini Vacation - Trip to the coast

We decided to take a weekend to celebrate our 10th anniversary and go to Galveston. We had a great time. Will got to have a few firsts this weekend: long car trip (~4 hours), first night in a hotel/condo, playing on the beach and ‘swimming’ in the Gulf of Mexico.
I will have video later. I wanted to post pictures, as requested.

On the road (timed with naps :-) )

Discovering the beach

I like this beach / water combo, off I go!

View from our room.

I like the shorter coffee table.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


My sister-in-law keeps a blog. I am always impressed with her thoughts and cute and witty entry titles. I am not that talented. Sometimes I don't post because I can't do that. I can't keep up with her and that's ok because I am not her. I need to remember that what ever I do is ok.

First Fathers Day


Skyping with Grandma & Grandpa McBride


Granddad came over to help Jeff finish the floor in our attic. Grandma helped me organize Will’s room. We found his newborn hospital hat. He is now 7 month, 3 weeks old.

Juneteenth 2010

Round Rock held their 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration. We went to listen to a couple of bands. Will took a little bit of time to warm up to the soundings, but when he did, he enjoyed himself.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


We went out to celebrate Grandma & Granddad Birthday’s. Yes, they have the same birthday. Will did great, he was good for the entire dinner, even when he got tired at the end.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Daddy Daycare - Sports Unit

So as Jeff is off work for the summer he has taken over watching Will during the day.  At the end of the first week the FIFA World Cup began.  So our friend Casey, joining Jeff in Dady Daycare for the first two weeks of the summer, came over with Hannah.