Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Prose of Stan & Lexi

Once upon a time there were two little girls
One named Braids and one named Curls
They both loved Queso
So they asked mommy for a Peso
And went to the Cantina
Dressed as a Ballerina
With only one Wish
To purchase their favorite Dish

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas 2006

Christmas was so fun. We were ready - thanks to Mumsie and Grandaddy setting us up with the Santa Plate and cup. The tree looked beautiful to us - thanks to all the wonderful ornaments Mumsie gives us every year.

We also set out carrots for the reindeer (as promised in the letter) - but Fat Santa ate one of them and left the nub on the plate - the girls didn't seem to find that as amusing as we did and wondered which reindeer got left out!
We had a really wonderful time Christmas morning. It was very relaxing to our suprise. After the 6am Santa frenzy, we opened all the presents. We spent the rest of the day playing every single game possible - Hullabalu, Twister, Checkers, Storybook, Tic, Tac, Toe and MORE...!
Santa brought Lexi an American Girl doll this year. She did not put the doll down ONE time(even while playing games - I had to watch it during twister!). We had to pry it out of her hands to eat our "dunch" so she wouldn't get food all over it. Santa also brought matching outfits for the girl's dolls & themselves. Lexi tore off her jammies, put on her outfit, woke up this morning and asked if she could wear it again.

Anderson had fun and loved his stocking stuffers the most. But, he really really loved Gma's Dolphin she made him...!! He knawed on that for at LEAST 10 minutes or more...!!

The girls LOVED their scarves from Gma, too!!

Ainsley was so so sweet. She opened her Care Bear and said, "thank you so much sissy, i wanted my own care bear, thank you!" She opened her Leapster and said, "thank you so much, i wanted my very own Leapster, thank you!" She said the same thing for 1 other thing although I can't remember what it was right now. She had a great time.

To make the day even more perfect for my type-A personality - Stan took care of Anders while I cleaned and organized. THEN we reorged the girls room. Stacked bunk beds and set up the Fancy Nancy lamp Santa brought. The lamp is in the corner of the pic. This deserves honerable mention because I am proud to say that my husband finally understands the virtue of buying something because it's a good price, even when you don't need it! I'm so proud and it only took 14 years (sniff, sniff). Btw, if anyone needs a light for their house, we have several purchased from a shi shi light store here in big D.

And LAST, but not least, perched from a spot of perfection, watching all the Christmas Day happenings was my most favorite gift I have received in the last 10 years. Thank you Grandaddy, THANK YOU!! It was beautiful. If YOU do not know what Electric Sex in the Window is, SHAME ON YOU. You go right now and rent A Christmas Story.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Is it Christmas, YET?

Here are the girls, they went to the Lakewood Tree Lighting with their daddy... They are so excited for Christmas they just can't stand it. I'm waiting to walk downstairs and see all the presents tampered with.... They are going to be Angels at the Christmas Pagent at church tomorrow and they are really excited to wear their halos...!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas in Tulsa

The girls had a great time at Mumsie & Grandaddy's house for our early Christmastime celebration. This year, they gave the girls Bumper Cars. They are hilarious - they drove them all over, whacked in to each other and drove in circles until they were dizzy.

Uncle Michael did his usual baby magic and played with Anderbuddy a bunch. It was a nice break for Stan and I... Here is Anders eating a carrot?

Why that's a mighty big carrot, you may be thinking. Well, that's food for the kids new pony.

Introducing Butterscotch. The girls didn't know what to play with first - the pony or the cars...

Anderson had a wonderful 1st Christmas - he made out like a "bandit," thanks to his super generous Mumsie & Grandaddy. Here he is playing with Mumsie.

Last but not least - here is Stan who is now in the DAWG HOUSE (you'll see why in the picture)!!!!!

Merry Christmas. May our dear Lord bless you all and keep you safe this season.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

He Did It! He Did It (play the dora the explorer song in your head)!

Holy Moses, Stan just ran 26.2 miles! The girls and lilman hung in there while we drove around the loop.

Mile 5, Stan was happy, he saw us and ran to give the girls high 5's.

Mile 10 1/2, things were a little intense. He waved, faked a smile and kept going.

Mile 15, he swagged our way and said "hey."

Mile 21, he just had finished running uphill in Lakewood.

Grueling. Hard. Painful. Tiring and guess what, HE KEPT ON GOING. He still waved at us, but looked really, really tired. Finishline, absolutely ideal. He ran across. He waved at us, got wrapped up in tinfoil, doubled over and rested. He limped inside the AA Center, had a beer and was ready to go home. He feels good. No injuries. I am personally SO SO PROUD OF HIM!! There is nothing he can not do.

Enjoy the pics.


Finished the Hills

Finish Line

I did it, boooyeeeeeeee!