Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


One afternoon as I drove down the driveway after work, I looked over at the bird cage and saw the parakeet, Sweety, sitting on the back of one of the doves. I walked to the cage and sure enough, Sweety was there, grooming her friend, Miss Dove, and neither seemed to have a problem with it. Today when I came home, she was there again and I was able to get the camera and take her picture.
I think this is the lone female dove that we have. I guess this is no different than letting your girlfriend brush your hair....but I am glad that the parakeet has bonded with the dove. I was concerned that she would feel lonely. Maybe she now thinks she is a dove.....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Jonathan tried on Halloween costumes tonight. He is a monkey here. That is a banana on his head. Cute costume but he didn't like it.
Here he is a bee. Another cute costume. I see a common denominator. He doesn't like wearing things on his head.......
And a lion cub.......same reaction. I think we may have to find a costume that doesn't call for something on his head.....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Photos

It is hard to have a photo shoot by yourself with a 15 month old. Jonathan kept wanting to walk toward me so I had to be fast.
He wasn't very interested in the pumpkin at this point.
He finally decided to touch it.
At least in the house he wasn't trying to come to me.....this is the best we could do tonight. Will try again some other time.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

After the parade, we headed to the Pumpkin Patch.

Jonathan found a pumpkin that was just his size!! I think this expression on his face could be labeled as a smirk....
He figured that there were so many of these orange things that surely they were to crawl through!!

We picked out a couple of small pumpkins and headed home.....

Baylor Homecoming

Today dawned clear and cool. The sun was just barely coming up when we left for the parade.
I had gotten donuts, cinnamon twists, and made hot chocolate. Jonathan ate non-stop until the parade began. He was lovin' him some donut holes!!!
He just couldn't get enough of them!!
This is the only picture I got of the actual parade.....the Baylor Bear walking down the street. I was having too much fun with Jonathan.
The parade was over and Jonathan was helping his dad with his camera......
I know Jeremy got a lot of pictures. Hopefully he will post them and maybe even share some with me!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Swine Flu

Coworker was sick a few days last week with swine flu. We sprayed his office with Oust and closed the door. This is what he found when he got back on Monday.....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Our granddaughter, Kaila, carved this jack-o-lantern all by herself!! She did a great job!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Look what came in the mail today.......MY BAYLOR LADY BEARS BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS!!!! for two!!! The envelope was very white and nondescript, Greg already knew what it was when I got in from work. I just threw it over to the side, thought someone was trying to sell me something. I was looking at the other mail and he said hey, I want to see what is in that big white envelope....I still didn't have a clue. Until I tore into the envelope and saw the Baylor logo.......YAHOO!!!
I am sooooooo excited!! What a great Mother's Day present!!! Thanks Samantha, Marci, Brandon and Jeremy!!!
....Charley and Jonathan, too!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Nope, not my birthday.....not our anniversary.....I might need to find out what these are about.....probably just because my husband is such a sweetie......
I have noticed that when Greg does send me roses, he always has one white one at the top of the arrangement. I think he told me once that it was because I was "above the rest", whatever that means. Love you, honey! Thanks!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pensacola Grandkids

Got some new pictures of Kaila and Bricen yesterday taken with their mom's cellphone. They are doing well. Kaila is in second grade and her mom says she is enjoying doing math multiplication. Bricen is boy, through and through.
She loves to read and do craft things.
This boy is quite a "hot shot"!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day

Had plans to take a motorcycle trip yesterday and today, but the rain kept that from happening. So we just worked around the house instead. Greg changed out this fan over the dining room........ this light fixture.
Marci and Jeremy got us this cool wine rack and Greg hung it up today. It looks really neat!!
The rain stopped for a short while so we did ride the motorcycle to Ninfas for lunch and then to work in Greg's classroom for a bit this afternoon. The forecast for most of the rest of the week includes rain.....well, we needed rain so badly this summer that I just can't complain.....yet.....


Saturday, Mimi and Papa babysat Jonathan and Charley in Round Rock. Jonathan had a bumbo chair when he was younger and I don't think he cared for it, but he insisted on sitting in Charley's. Which was even funnier when he would try to get out of it since he would either have to lean over and fall out of it, or finally roll over and stand up with the chair stuck to him!!!
Charley is amazing!! She is dragging herself everywhere! The babyproofing has begun.....but she is still very happy to sit in her jumper. I wager it will be no time at all before she is walking. She is a tough little gal. Her daddy says she smacks her head on the tile many times a day. You can just barely see a bruise on the right side of her forehead. She is very, very vocal.....she jabbers, screeches, laughs, and hollers......she is also really very good about entertaining herself.
Thank goodness God thought it a good idea for a woman to gestate a child for 9 months, otherwise you could have this situation....a 15 month old and a 9 month old....there were times when I was very, very grateful that Papa was with me for the extra couple of hands!!
After Charley and Jonathan had supper, Jonathan showed Papa how to make a pppppttttt sound with his mouth. They were showing me their talent, with Charley looking on. She can make the sound too but didn't want to show up the boys......
We had a great time!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pretty in red....

Not bad for a shot without a macro lens....

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Cooler weather

I love our patio!! The weather is finally cooling off enough for us to start to sit outside again.
Hope we get to spend many more days out here before the cold weather runs us inside.

What happens at Grandma's.....

My coworker bought me this framed mat. Jeremy got some shots of us a couple of Sunday's ago.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Almost done...

We are almost done with the rock on the garage. All we have left is the rock trim around the windows and wrapping around the back. We decided that we have had just about all the rock laying that we want for a while, and rather than buy more rocks for the back of the garage, we will put hardy board paneling on it. No one sees the back and it will be easier than rock, and cheaper than rock.
We finished just as it was getting dark. I could hardly wait to get the scaffolds down and start cleaning up.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Craigslist Junkie

I admit it. I need help. I am a craigslist addict. I was in Round Rock week before last to babysit Charley while Brandon went to the dentist. Since I knew I would be in the area, I had researched craigslist for Austin. Oh my. It was the greatest!! There are SO many more listings than in Waco. I had been looking for one of these climbers and found one in the little community of Liberty Hill, just outside of Georgetown, which was on my way back home. Took a little detour and picked it up, cleaned it up when I got it home, and turned Jonathan loose on it the next Friday when he came to visit.
I think he likes it.
Knock, knock....who's there?
Jonathan and the dog are still curious about each other.
But Jonathan is more curious about the rocks in our driveway. He loves them!!
He is a typical little boy, digging in the gravel and getting dirty......