Wednesday, February 20, 2008


A couple of weeks ago Mary was up at school with me. Some of my papers had fallen out of my President's Day file. She said, "Look Mommy, it's George Washington!" I was shocked! I have first graders who don't even know who he is (and we've talked about him for 2 weeks)! So when we got home I showed her a $1 bill and asked her to tell daddy who it was and she did. Then we got out a $5 bill and she said, "Abraham Lincoln." She just amazes me with how quickly she picks up on things and remembers them.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weekend on the farm!

Hello everybody!
Sorry for not posting lately! For lent I gave up computer time. I am limiting myself to 20 minutes and unused minutes can be rolled over! So I wasn't on the computer at all on Friday or Saturday, so that gives me 60 minutes on Sunday! Finally, a chance to clean out my email and do a post today. We left Friday after work for Bellville, our first trip since Christmas. Mary was excited to be on the farm again. On Saturday, the weather wasn't great, but at least Mary was able to play outside. That morning we took Gus to the vet for his annual check up, then dropped William off at the gym, and went home. Then I went back to p/u William and stop by the pharmacy to see Aunt Sherry. After that stop we went to the flower shop. Mary had fun playing with all of the stuffed animals. For lunch Pa-Pa fixed pork burgers and Great Grandma stopped by to visit. After lunch everyone layed down for a nap! William and I decided to go to Pearland to visit the newest Byrd...Eric. He was 4 days old and such a sweet little thing. After a visit with them, we went to one of our favorite places to eat-Gringo's-and got the worst service I think we had ever had at a restaurant, at least the food was good! Then we stopped off at Bass Pro shop. While in the store for about 30 mintues, the temperature dropped 20 degrees and started to pour down rain. Finally we made our way home to find that Mary had still not come home from the wedding that Granny and Pa-Pa went to. They finally arrived home a little before 11:00 and she still wasn't ready to go to bed. On Sunday, we slept in, then went to church, and out to eat BBQ. Pa-Pa goes for another round of scans and tests on Monday and then back again on Tuesday for the results. Sorry, no pics this time---I forgot the camera! I'll try to remember it next time!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Another weekend at home

Well, we had plans to go to Bellville over the weekend. We haven't been since Christmas. Mary got sick on Monday and then I got sick on Tuesday. We both still had runny noses and a cough. Since Pa-Pa had just had a treatment on Tuesday, we couldn't take the risk of getting him sick, too. So we made the decision to stay at home. This coming weekend everyone will be busy, so we'll stay here again. William is going to west Texas (Concan) to spend some time with the "boys." Granny has to work all weekend. Pa-Pa has his Go Texan stuff going on Friday and Saturday in Houston. Mary and I will just hang out in McKinney. Hopefully, the weather will be nice and we can go to the park. So, maybe we'll try for the weekend of Feb 16. Today was very warm and she was able to play outside once we got home. I am 17 weeks today! For the last few weeks I could feel the baby moving. Last night was the first time I could feel an actual kick with my hand. S/he kicked for quite some time. Of course, Mary was sleeping and William was still watching the game. This morning the baby was active again, and William got to feel a kick. My next appointment is in 3 weeks on Tuesday, February 26 at 2:30. We will find out what we are having. So be sure to check back at the blog that evening to see what we are having!!!