We are a family who enjoys livin' on the edge!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

3 Months Today!

My 'not-so-little' little man is 3 months today today! Since my last post, our family has moved into a new house... yes, again. Ross did fantastic with the move and is getting adjusted to unpacking and redirecting. His room was a horrific mustard yellow color, so he had to move back into his pack and play while we painted his room.
Ross continues grow and develop right on 'schedule.' He is very alert and keeps me in his sightline at all times. He is still a momma's boy and I <3 that.
I have gone backto work, which was very difficult, but Ross did very well and loves the lady that is taking care of him. We have started a book, his daily diary of all of his feedings, naps, and accomplishments. I know I am going to love looking back on this book when he's older but right now it helps with my peace of mind.
He's my stud-muffin lounging in his bath - another picture he will be o excited I took when he's 16!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland

I saw this pumpkin garland on Tip Junkie and knew I had to give it a try Lori's shower! What I liked maybe most about it the entire project was FREE and was by-far the decoration I was asked most about at Lori's Baby Shower!
I picked up {stole - altough is it stealing if they are free?} two different colored orange paint samples for the pumpkin and green paint samples for the stem from Lowe's. Merritt was my lookout in case any Lowe's employee creeped up to ask me how they could help.
Being a teacher, I already had brads, a hole puncher, and jute garland {my classroom theme is the corral and I use the jute as a lasso and/or tie up any kid misbehaving in the corral}.
When I told Merritt we were making them for Aunt Lori, she wanted help, so I put her on leaf duty. I found some glittery-sticker leaves in my craft closet to give the pumpkins some pizazz {also I don't own a leaf-shaped hole puncher like the lady on Tip Junkie}.
Her's our paint-chip pumpkin patch! I had fun making these, altough the hole punching was hard on my hand after doing it for a week straight and am already thinking of heading back to Lowe's {a different one, where they don't have my face on a WANTED poster} to get brown paint chips to make turkey garland and then maybe some reindeer garland for Chritmas.
I used them on all the windows and in between the monthly onesies to go with the pumpkin theme :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sweet 'Pumpkin' Farm

Today we drove out to Marble Falls to visit Sweet Berry Farm with some friends. On the way out there I was admiring the scenery {and watching out for police because my registration is WAY over due and I already received a warning, so I can't pull the "I didn't know... I can't see through the blue backing" while making my sad face}. Anyways, besides being on high alert, I was thinking about how I am going back to work next Wednesday {insert sad face}. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE teaching; I just want a little bit more time with Ross. I was excited to spend the day with my own babies before I go take care of my school babies. Speaking of the little edge, here he is with big sister with the pumpkins. Don't let that face fool you - he was trilled to be on the ground, propped up on the pumpkins!
We met up with our TOT friends and their mommies {and a grandma too}. Ayden was quit the ladies man with his blondes :) The three friends were on their way over to pick a pumpkin to paint and decided it would be safer to hold hands - much to the delight of the paparazzi {ie. the mommies}.
Here are Ayden, Taylor, and Merritt being pulled in the wagon to go for a hayride and cut flowers. Ayden was so sweet to share his ride with the blondes! I definitely need one of these {putting it on my Christmas list!}.
The hayride was fun and it was nice to sit down after the long walk across the street. The hayride took us through some 'interesting' pumpkin people scenes. The first one being a saloon where 'pumpkin shine' was being served. We were on the the hayride with students from an Austin elementary school and it seemed all of them asked at the same time; "What is a saloon?" Good luck explaining that one, is what all of us were thinking about their teacher. Other favorite pumpkin scenes included the 'Deer Hunter' {deer holding a rifle towards a pumpkin person}, 'Pumpkin Night Time' {for some reason there were skunks apart of this one}, and 'Pumpkin Wedding' {2 pumpkin couples getting hitched - in 1 of the couples, the man was climbing in the tree to get away from his bride}. Well worth the $3.50 for each of us.
To end our pumpkin visit, we cut flowers. The flowers were BEA-U-TI-FUL! I could have spent the whole afternoon watching Merritt cut flowers. Although next time I will take better, sharper scissors to help with the cuttings. Funny story about the flowers, as we were walking up there was a couple with a cup FULL of flowers and we remarked that they might be opening up their own flower shop... they were definitely getting their money's worth!
Can't wait for the spring when we will go back for Strawberry Pickin'!

Hide & Go Seek

One of Merritt's favorite games is Hide & Go Seek! It's the simple things in life for this 3 year old!
When it is her turn, she tells us where she is going to hide {which is good of her because a couple of times I couldn't find her}. When I walked into her room to 'find her' after she told me where she would be, this is what I walked in to...
In case you are having trouble finding her because her hiding spot is too good - she is in the pink box! Love this girl!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lori's Little Pumpkin Shower

My best friend, Lori is having a little girl in November {I am hoping for 11.11.11}. A couple of our friends and I threw a 'Little Pumpkin' baby shower for Lori and her daughter-to-be Ava. All of the shower guests were greeted with pink and orange wreath and an 'A' for Ava.
Here we are with the 'mommy-to-be' and the hostesses. Behind us is part of our gift to Lori, monthly stickers and onesies hung up for decoration.
Lori received lots of love and gifts from everyone! I think she probably said 'How cute!' and 'Aawww' about a hundred times while she opened the gifts! Ava is probably going to have to change clothes 4-5 times a day just to wear all the outfits she has already.
One of Lori's favorites was from our friend Whitnie - the Longhorn onesie. Ava doesn't have a choice but to be a Longhorn :)
Lori made the cutest 'thank you' baskets for each of the hostesses! They fit right in with the theme of the day - pumpkin bread and yummy smelling cinnamon pumpkin handsoap. Love you Lori!!

Hook'em Horns!

It's Fall and it's Texas so... It's time for Texas Football. After a horrible season last year, our family is hoping the Longhorns can turn it around this year. Here we are wearing our Burnt Orange at Scholtz's for the pregame show that Beau does for ESPN radio. Razor is relaxing on the picnic table before the Longhorn vs. UCLA game.
Here is a shot of Beau doing the pregame with his radio cohosts, JD and Chance.
The weather is still REALLY hot here and we aren't sure they could make it through a football game {of course we would make them stand because that is what real fans do}. We have enjoyed watching all of the Longhorn victories in our Longhorn jammies!