Monday, December 31, 2007

Have you heard???

We are very excited to announce that I am 12 weeks pregnant! We are due July 15. I'm not really looking forward to being 9 months pregnant in the middle of the summer, but I guess it could be worse and be in August. We will find out what we are having in February (I think that's when it is). I have my next appointment this week. So far everything has been going good. Mary even has sympathy for me. Last week she told me she was sick and pulled her stool up to the kitchen sink. She started coughing and spitting into the sink, then she got a towel and wiped her eyes and mouth---she was imatating me!! That is what she saw me do for about 4 weeks 3-4 times a week in the mornings. The next morning, she pulled up her stool to the left sink and pretended, as I was really sick in the right sink! Saturday was the first time I had gotten sick at night. The heartburn has already started, so I'll be packing the Tums around everywhere I go. And I can't believe how much sooner I am in maternity clothes the second time around. Pants that I wore last week won't even zip up this week!

I met Pearson!

Yesterday we went to visit with a my friend Trina and her little boy Pearson. It was so good to see you guys!!! We hope you come back to Texas for another visit soon! :)

Welcome home Lainey!!!

Lainey Roubique came home yesterday morning. We went over to meet her in the afternoon. Mary LOVES her!! When we got home she started to cry and we asked her what was wrong and she said she wanted Lainey. This morning she saw the outfit Lainey gave her yesterday and she said "I love Lainey" See their BLOG for more info on her arrival.

Christmas and a Birthday at Grandma's

All the kids enjoyed the mexican feast.
Mary and Kathryn had fun playing ring-around-the-rosie

Mary had fun driving Kathryn's car.
We celebrated Grandma's 86th birthday.

Christmas at Granny and Pa-Pa's

We arrived Sunday night and left Saturday night. Mary had fun opening all of her presents.
One night Mary enjoyed some hot chocolate with Pa-Pa!
Mary's favorite thing to do in the mornings is to help Granny make pancakes.

Christmas at Home

Santa came a couple days early in McKinney. Mary woke up and was excited that Santa had come.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to
Citizen of the Year
The Lion's Club honoured dad tonight at their annual Christmas party. It was a surprise to him. He said he figured it out a few minutes into the background speech (or as he called it the obituary) of the Citizen of the Year. We're proud of you Pa-Pa!! That's pretty cool!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gingerbread House

Last night we had fun building and decorating a gingerbread house. Mary did really good and only attempted to eat the candy a few times. After about 30 minutes, she had enough and wondered off to do something else. So, I finished it up.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Visit with Santa

Mary was so excited to go and see Santa today. She ran up to him and said "Hi Santa!" While they were getting the camera ready he asked her what she wanted and she told him, "I want a pony." He understood what she said. Then he was ready for her to sit on his lap.

Mary's Open House Night

On Thursday night Mary's school had an Open House. The kids had been practicing several songs and dances. Mary was very much into doing her own thing. But it was still fun to watch.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Family Pictures

We went to have our annual pictures taken at Sears.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas 2007

This week we got down the Christmas decorations and put up the Christmas Tree. Mary helped out! She had a lot of fun putting the ornaments on.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Whole Family

I can't believe we got this picture to turn out!

back row: Harold (dad), Mike (b-in-law), William, Greg (cousin), Tommy(cousin-in-law) and Jackson (2nd cousin), Fred (uncle)

middle row: Rosie (mom) and Mary, Florence (Grandma), Sherry (aunt)

front row: Laurie, Jill (cousin) and Kathryn (2nd cousin), Shawna (sister)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving at Grandma's

We all got together at Grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious! Here is a picture of Grandma with all of her Great Grandkids! We actually got a family picture with EVERYBODY in it...and no one was screaming or crying! As soon as Shawna sends it to me, I'll post it as well! We really didn't get a chance to do too much. The weather was cold and wet. We left early on Sunday to get back early to start working on Christmas decorations. However, as we went through Buffalo, we had to slow down for traffic. We were at a DEAD stop for 45 minutes on the interstate!!! It took us 5 1/2 hours to get home. I usually takes us 4 hours and 15 minutes. The weather was yucky and someone had rolled over their truck and shut down the interstate. One of the drivers got tired of waiting so he decided to make a Uturn using the median, I guess he forgot how much it has rained in the recent days and got stuck! As we began to move forward, he was there waiting for someone to come and pull him out! BUMMER!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!!!

We are off to the farm after William gets off of work today. We will return to the city on Sunday afternoon. We are looking forward to all the good food!!!! I can't wait to eat some Turkey!! Here is a turkey that Mary made at school last week. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! or as Mary is saying "Happy Halloweengiving."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Friendship Feast

Today at Mary's school they had their Friendship Feast and all parents were invited to come and celebrate. I was able to go for a few minutes to eat some turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn. I had a roll, but Mary took it and ate it.

Here are Mary's teachers.

This is Mary's first art project from school. I'm not sure what it is, but she really likes it. She keeps wanting to eat the candy off the toothpicks!

Monday, November 12, 2007

New School

Back in February 2006, I put Mary's name on the waiting list for the McKinney ISD preschool program "Little Messages." The average wait time is 2 years. The preschool is only open to kids of MISD employees, and they must be at least 2 years old to begin the program. On Friday, Nov 2, we received an email that there was an opening at the McKinney High location beginning Monday, Nov 12. If we didn't accept this opening, then her name would have to go to the end of the list. We just couldn't pass this oppurtunity up. She was SOOOO excited to start school. She didn't shed one tear this morning when I left! Her report today said she had a good day! Hopefully, the transition will continue to be a good one. I'll try to remember the camera tomorrow to get a picture of her at her new school.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mini-State Fair

Mary and I went to our neighborhood's Mini-State Fair today. We had a lot of fun! And since everything was FREE we ate it all...lollipops, corn dogs, cokes, snow cones, funnel cakes, popcorn! She had fun bouncing and playing the games for prizes, too. There was also a magic show, and she really liked it. Today's weather was perfect! Mommy had a tummy ache when she got home and Mary took a nap!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Granny Turns the BIG 5-0!!!

Granny turned the 50 on Saturday. We came home to help her celebrate. On Saturday after lunch we enjoyed cake. Mary liked all of the animals on it. That night we SURPRISED her. We took her out to eat. She thought it was just going to be the family. When we walked in half of the restaurant was full her friends and family! We got her again! She had no idea and everything went as planned! They played music for her, put her name on the big sign, and we all enjoyed some more cake! It ended up being about 20 people at the party. I think everyone had a great time!