Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tiny Tots in Costumes

I had a bit of a cute attack when I dropped Ava off at school this morning. As you can see, Grace found her way back into the front row after being shooed out of the picture frame, 2 times.

(Check out little Dracula, the hair is spiked and everything! Adorable!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why'd the Ghost Go into the Bar??


Me and the hub carved a spoooky pumpkin tonight! And when I say Me and the hub... I mean I drank wine while the hub carved a spooky pumpkin tonight.
I scrubbed in and prepped Mr. Pumpkin for surgery.

He screamed a little during his rhinoplasty.

Here is Mr. Pumpkin post-op.

Perhaps some wine will help with the pain.....

Turns out Mr. Pumpkin can't tolerate his alcohol.

He was in need of some fresh air after his surgery and alcohol poisoning, so we placed him near the skulls in our ivy... he liked it there. He felt right at home.

Mr. Pumpkin says HAPPY HALLOWEEN you ghoulish fools!

And finally some Halloween puns. Cuz you know I'm a punny girl.

*What do you call a witch that lives at the beach? A sand-witch.
*Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? He didn't have a haunting license.
*What is a mummy's favorite type of music? wRAP.
Scary stuff y'all!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Costume Fitting

Ava's class is having a Halloween party Thursday and I put her in her costume this afternoon to get used to it and of course dance in it. Anything with a skirt or frilly fabric that might resemble a skirt she goes crazy for. Her hands go on her hips to get jiggy with it, shakin' it like a salt shaker.

Grace is undecided on her Halloween costume this year. She's having trouble picking between The Bunny and The Pumpkin. I will let you know what she decides.

Here she is as The Bunny.

She's not too fond of her ears.

Making sure she can lay down like a bunny....

The Cat squeezes The Bunny with entirely too much force.

Happy Halloween 3 days early!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween ~ Fall Festival

Howl-o-ween :) is right around the corner and how could we pass up taking the kids to a neighborhood festival on a beautiful day like today?! It was warm outside and the girls enjoyed the fresh air and fun fall festivities!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Ranch & Opal's with Toni

Yesterday afternoon me and the girls drove out to spend some time at my Aunt's ranch. She is out of town but had an appointment with a farrier to spruce up Dandy's hooves, and we were there to let him in and watch him work. Ava watched him scrape and dig into his hooves and asked a bazillion questions while Grace ran around the barn getting into anything and everything she could... including picking up 2 different types of animal crap, holding it out in front of her asking "what's datt?"

We hung out a while after the guy left and they played while I snapped pics.

They love Diane's piano and play together every time we visit. Tilly is the smallest grown cat on this planet and has a very faint, airy meow. I always try to fit her in my bag when we leave but she always wiggles her way free from my grasp.

Cactus the goat had his head stuck thru the fence and Grace was so excited he couldn't get away and was so willing to talk to her. They had an interesting conversation. It went something like this:

Cactus: "Bleeeeattt" (Pull my damn head out of this damn fence.")

Grace: "What's Datt?"

After we got home I did my best to cover up the Farm Smell that stuck to my body by overly- spritzing with perfume. I then left and met Toni at Opal's for some tasty beverages and fun girl talk. We ate dinner and chitty chatted. Neither of us had been to this particular location and made plans to make it back soon for a Sunday Brunch and carafes of Mimosa's.
Say it with me... Mmmmm.

Good times Toni! :) xoxo

Monday, October 20, 2008

Time For Change

My wish to the December 7th Birthday Fairy or Santa is to bring me a new camera. I love my Point & Shoot, but I am ready for something different. I love taking pictures, but honestly don't have time to use a big fancy schmancy long lens camera. Um... actually I would MAKE TIME to use one, but they are big and it wouldn't fit in my bag and would get dinged up going from the park to Chuck E. Cheese to Target to Bouncy Jumpy World, to who knows where else I find myself during the course of a day. It's just not practical for me at the moment. All I want is a bad ass digital point & shoot. I can make do with that. I have a Sony but I want a Canon. I hear awesome things about Canon from my friends that are very important - up and coming photographers... :) I am slowly falling out of love with my old, tired, worn out, outdated Sony. I hope its not jealous I have another on my mind.

Until December 7th or Christmas.......

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Hi! Can Your Daughter Come Out and Play?"

Excuse me? Did I hear you correctly little girl? Are you standing at my front door asking if my daughter... who is barely 3... can come outside and play? Please hold while I drop to my knees and cry my eyes out.

That's kind of how the scenario played out last weekend. We have had some new neighbors across the street for a couple of months and Ava and their youngest daughter, who is in the 2nd grade, play outside all the time. Now they are such good friends that the little girl comes to our door and asks for Ava.
How. Cute. Is. That. The first time it happened I was so excited for Ava and so sad and so happy and so proud and so elated that I just stared into space smiling at this little girl on my porch. I was just about to snatch her up and give her a huge hug, then quickly suppressed my urge when Ava ran to the door screaming "IT'S MY FRIEND!! IT'S MY FRIEND!!" Off she went to play. With a friend. Not with me. Not near me. Away from me.

I might need to take something for this separation anxiety.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ava's Birthday Celebration

Sunday afternoon was all about Ava ~ as we celebrated her 3rd Birthday, which happens to be today! Happy Birthday Ava! (as if she reads my blog) ... (as if she reads!)

My mom watched Gracie while the three of us enjoyed lunch and then headed to Zilker Park for our Sunday Adventure! It was wonderful having that time to simply focus on just her for the afternoon. We had a blast, so did she!

Take a look!

Three Years Ago Today...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ava!

P.S. Stay tuned for her Birthday Celebration pics/post. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Last Night

I'm too lazy to type up a post about last night and honestly I have warm breakfast tacos waiting for me in the kitchen. And why tell the same story twice, right?
I will allow Annemarie to tell the story for me. :)


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Yay me!

You're the Devil, Curious George.

This Thursday's morning in preschool turned out to cost us over $300 and a whole helluva lot of concern. As I am driving to a friend's salon to get Grace a little snip, my cell rings. It's Ava's school. Oh no, she's sick! I begin scouting a turn-around spot in case she needs me to come get her. The school director is on the phone and I hear Ava and her teacher in the background. She isn't sick at all. She alerted her teacher that her ear hurt. After being handed the phone, Ava tells me she was pretending to be Curious George and put on a microphone headset. Since Ava didn't have a real headset at school, she used the next best thing... a large clump of blue crayon. She shoved that into her ear to act as the earpiece. GOOD TIMES! I'm in mid turn when Ava tells me "Mommy, it's not there anymore, it's gone now." Oh. Well, hmmf. Ava said her ear no longer bothered her and we decided I would pick her up after the haircut. I hang up and call her pediatrician. I explain that {3 yr. old, crayon, ear, damn it, need appnt asap} and I would be there as soon as I could.

My house, her doctor, and her school are all within 3 miles of each other. Terry was home for lunch and I barely slowed down the car enough to let Grace roll out into his arms then sped off down the street to see her pediatrician. I snapped a pic since I had my camera with me (big surprise).

The doctor determines yup, it's a crayon. Nope, can't be removed in office. Too close to eardrum. GOOD TIMES!

Off to the Ear Nose and Throat doctor. Omg! It was like I walked into a retirement village. Every single person in the office looked like warmed over death. They were all men ~ and they were all older than dirt. Tooting and burping and half of them were sleeping. We were called back and while waiting the doctor's arrival, she became a tad concerned with the look of the tools in his office. Of course I exploited her fear and snapped another pic.

Doc reiterated it was too risky to mess with it while she was awake, then scheduled a 7am appointment the next morning for a surgical removal. GOOD TIMES! Hooray for the lack of teacher supervision at school today!

Ava had her hearing tested before we left, she passed with flying crayons. Colors.

Despite me loading her in the car this morning at the butt-crack of dawn, (530a) she was excited to be somewhere new and enjoyed watching the nurses and doctors flit about getting their morning started. Ava brought her Tinkerbell purse with all of her doctor's tools. It turns out Baby needed a shot this morning.... in her cheek. Interesting.

When the wagon arrived, she hopped right in and waited patiently to be pulled away. Mommy wasn't allowed to be with her after she left the room, she was very brave.

Bye Bye Ava! *tear*

Dressed and ready to head home, but still very woozy ~ Mommy joined in the silly fun.

The doc pulled out the entire tip of a blue crayon that was lodged more than half an inch inside her ear canal. He gave it to me in a plastic container to keep. I think these pictures will serve better as a memory of this whole thing, which hopefully won't ever happen again. I think Mommy will be pre-screening future episodes of Curious George.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hold Still! This Will Only Hurt For a Second.

Am I the only person on this planet that wants to kidnap Meg Ryan, hold her ass down on the ground and POP HER LIPS WITH A SAFETY PIN TO LET ALL THAT PUFFY SHIT OUT?

Why would she do that to herself? Don't women know that when you have your lips done it doesn't make you look younger, it makes you look like you got your lips done. Everyone knows! It's no secret! You didn't just wake up with full and youthful lips one day and all of your friends are amazed at how lucky you were that your lips decided to plump themselves overnight.

I saw The Women last night with Annemarie. An OK chick flick, not hilarious but not completely dreadful. Somewhere in between. Don't get a whole crap load of your girlfriends to go see it together, like when SATC came out... just go if you are not busy one afternoon or wait until it's on DVD.

That's all. As you were.