Monday, September 30, 2013

I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener...or some of Butch's BBQ

Since our small groups fellowship last night, Trudy can speak of nothing else but "those little wiener dogs that look just like Hundley" (Hundley is the lobby dachshund in Curious George for those who don't live in toddlerville.)

Twinkie loves her mama

Charlie Brown loves belly rubs. A little to the left, Abigail.

While I like a dachshund as much as the next person, I'm in love with Butch's pulled pork

Deliciousness like this cannot be bought. Thankfully he's generous in giving it away. Ok, new outreach strategy: We get everyone in the area addicted to Butch's pulled pork by serving it for free in the church parking lot. When they inevitably want more they can have it as long as they "pay" by attending a service. BOOM! We're talking Lakewood Church numbers. ;)

Gus prefers lawn chair. No accounting for taste.

At least he has better taste in fashion

What's a fall yard party without football? Aaron showed us how it was done.
Jordan made her own music

Emma didn't care who was doing what as long as she had her bottle.

Where was Trudy in all of this? Let's just say it's hard to photograph someone who is stuck to you like a barnacle. She clung to me until The Toddler Whisperer showed up. It was like nothing Dave or I have ever seen. After walking Gus around the yard with no complaints from him, Sandy held Trudy's hand, buckled her in her car seat, and listened to her chatter about kitties and puppies as if they were the oldest of friends. Behold The Toddler Whisperer: 

Thank you, Butch and Sandy, for your hospitality! We all had a wonderful time. Trudy wants to "go back to peoples' house and eat with those wiener dogs." We may have to get her a Hundley of her own.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Week 38 #project365

September 18 - Trudy and I made cookies. They were supposed to be red velvet. They're more like Pepto Bismol. They tasted good though!

September 19 - Beach-ready ombre toes

September 20 - Baby beach feet

September 21 - Collecting shells for Gigi

September 22 - Swinging on the swing at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

September 23 - Hello grasshopper. Goodbye resort.

September 24 - One cool cat



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Project 365 Week 37

September 11 - I want to come out and play!
September 12 - Gus' first black eye. He thought an upside down plastic step stool would be a good thing to cruise to.

September 13 - Toddler nursery-wrangling tools

September 14 - Happy 11th anniversary to us! Dave and Dad spent the day working on the house while I hung out at Mom's house with the kids. Mom let me do her makeup.

September 15 - The girls quietly colored while the boys invented new ways to hurt themselves.

September 16 - I got to view some of the progress on the new house. It's looking great!

September 17 - Gus is a year old. How did that happen? We'll throw him a party at some point.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Week 36 Project 365

September 4 - Trudy's first time on roller skates. She loved it!

Septmeber 5 - Trying to capture a picture of his teeth. Hard to do unless he's screaming. :)

September 6 - We're homeowners...again.

September 7 - Cricket being silly

September 8 - Trudy being silly

September 9 - Cowgirl boots

September 10 - Okra ready to fry



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Skate Castle Play Date

Today was Pre-School Play & Skate at Skate Castle and our September MOPS playdate. There was much Hokey Pokeying, Chicken Dancing, and Wipeouts as well as some fledgling skaters.

 Kendra even laced up with Leah and showed us some of her sweet moves. 

It was good to see one of our newest moms Jessie out with Emma and Aaron.

The sun on Tiffany's shirt must have been too bright for Emma.

Gus enjoyed dancing and people-watching.

Thanks for coming out today, Ladies! I hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

Week 35 #Project365

August 28 - A baby goat at the Cedillos house. Cuteness!

August 29 - Trying to get Gus to drink from a sippy cup. Just like a bottle and a pacifier, it's a no-go. He'd rather just drink from a glass like an adult.

August 30 - Date night at JW Steakhouse

August 31 - The last Saturday of the season for our local pool

September 1 - I have a mint M&M addiction

September 2 - Trudy and I spent some time together at the nature trail with this simple preschool activity.

September 3 - Trudy makes yummy sugar cookies.