"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sam's First Swim!

We decided to let Sam swim for the first time on Saturday. The pool was a little chilly so I put him in really quick. He squealed for a second and then loved every second after that!! He smiled so big. I know this top picture looks like he's a bout to cry but he really did enjoy it. Except for the times when Carly would splash water in his face!

This is just a picture of Carly loving her little brother. She is really starting to be sweet with him. She'll just randomly go up to him and kiss him on the head and start talking to him. It's really cute to watch, especially when Sam smiles back at her!

Monday, August 25, 2008


This is what I get for browsing hrough clearance items on babiesrus.com. It's called a Weeblock-Jock. It's suppose to catch the pee during diaper changes. Can I just say that I don't think i'd use this even if it was free.

Who agrees with me?

The Water Cube is the coolest building!! I don't know why but there is just something about it that fascinates me! I'm already feeling an empty void in my life now that the Olympics are over with. How sad is that?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3 Months!!

Well...our little Sambo is three months old today!! It's amazing how time is going by! I thought time flew with Carly but it goes by so much quicker with multiple children! It's bitter sweet that my baby is growing up! I miss how tiny he used to be but I love the fact that he smiles and talks now. He still is a little stinker when it comes to napping during the day but he is getting better at it! and he is still sleeping through the night which I am so grateful for...this mama needs her sleep!! We sure love this little guy!
My two little rugrats! Carly loves to have Sam sit next to her. She thinks it is so funny! I just have to be careful because when she is done sitting next to him she'll just try to push him out of the way.

This is Carly's baby that she put a diaper on. She is OBSESSED with changing diaper! I think I've mentioned that before. She with put a diaper on anything! Just to name a few....an Elmo DVD case, an Elmo game, her bunny that she sleeps with every night, I think she even put a diaper on a block or rather put a block inside the diaper. Thanks again Mom for starting this obsession! :)

This is Carly feeding her baby. Ever since I had Sam she watched me and repeats it with her baby. She warp her dolls in blankets and bounce them and rock them. She "shhh" them and she say "it's okay baby" and my favorite..."hum ear, baiper change" It's amazing what her little brain soaks up everyday!

We went to Galveston on Monday. I always forget that we are a little over an hour away from a beach! It's kind of nice to be so close. Carly absolutely loved it!! She couldn't wait to get in the water! She loved to play in the waves! It was really windy there so Sam didn't like it very much. I made a make-shift wind blocker with his bouncy chair and it seemed to work okay.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bugs and Poop

This 1 inch creature is known as the "cow killer." Actually, it is a member of the wasp family. They are known to have the most posionous sting of any North American bee/wasp.
We were swimming today and one was in our pool. We didn't know what it was, so we saved it's life. Then we found another just a few feet away. We should have killed them but didn't know that they were harmful. It is called a "Velvet Ant."
Just google it and you'll see some cool pictures.
Just one more thing to watch out for!
(Posted by: Chad McLane!! My first post. Aaahhhhh.)
Okay, now it's my (Danette) turn. I can't tell you how creepy it is to see an insect in your back yard and you have no idea what it is. It was pretty but creep looking. It is the darkest black color and the brightest red I have ever seen on a bug! Yuck!
Now...on a side note...Carly pooped in the potty for the very first time today! HOORAY! Although, I think I just ccaught her at the right time because I really don't think she has any clue what she is suppose to do in the potty. I had her sit on the potty after we went swimming today for 15 minutes (she always pees like crazy after we swim, so I thought this would be a good chance to catch her in the act) but...we waited and waited and no pee, so I put her diaper back on and she peed. Better luck tomorrow hopefully!