Thursday, July 29, 2010


Lizzie has continued to race through her developmental milestones recently. I have a theory (as always ;-) that she believes that if she checks everything off of her list then she'll get her birthday party earlier.... at least that's why I would do it :) What baby girl doesn't know is that birthdays don't work that way.... well, really it's just that I need 6 more months to finish planning her party :)

Anyhoo, Lizzie boo got her first tooth on her brother's birthday! I hadn't posted about it yet because yesterday was the first time I got a chance to get the elusive first tooth shot..... seriously, it's tough to get :P The pic is a bit fuzzy, but you can see the first little chiclet poking through on the bottom. What you can't see is chiclet number two that poked through yesterday next door to number one.

Liz has also been working on getting more and more mobile in the past couple of weeks. She isn't doing a traditional crawl yet, but she get around and goes exactly where she wants to :)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sympathy Pains

Last Wednesday I went to a podiatrist appointment expecting to schedule a surgery date and walked out thirty minutes later with the surgery done. It was great to get it over with, but left me in a bit of a tricky situation when it came time to take care of my kids..... Conclusion is that basically my mom rocks :) Anyhoo, poor Micah has heard "don't touch Mommy's toe! She has a boo boo" a lot recently. As a result, he has gotten in the habit of coming over to me several times each day and lifting up his foot. I say, "did you hurt your toe??" He says "yeah".... I kiss it and he repeats with his other foot... He's such a sweet dude :)


Monday, July 26, 2010


A while ago when we were visiting my brother's fam, my sister in law snapped a few quick pictures of baby girl... they turned out great! It's funny to look at these... she has changed so much in such a short amount of time. Thanks for the impromptu shoot on the porch Amy!

Check out those gorgeous baby blues~

I love that eyebrow... she loves to use it to let you know that she's in on the joke~

This picture made me laugh.... out loud..... for a long time. There were several really cute pics of the cousins smiling together, but this slightly less jovial picture was by far my favorite. I limited myself to 5 pictures for this post, but mom and dad, you guys can see all of them the next time you're over here~

Happy girl :) ~

What did I tell you about that eyebrow?~


Sunday, July 25, 2010

I'll be working on a new header soon too :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pretty Lady

In a pretty dress made by Liz's mom (different Liz :)... thanks Liz! I love it!!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm bringing sexy back

It's a look I call podiatric surgery chic. You know you love it, you know you're jealous, you know why I used the drive thru at the pharmacy :) As a side note, I have been suffering from Vertigo with occasional migraines. It's been getting better in the past two or three days, but you can imagine my delight when I saw these on my new antibiotics ~

Hmmm, I'm predicting a relapse in my future ;-)


Monday, July 19, 2010

Cousin Time

I think they're going to get along just fine :)

The last is my fave!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Micah is 2!!

I can hardly believe it, but Micah is 2 years old... TODAY!!! If you ask Micah, he's been two since April, but you'll just have to trust me that it wasn't official until today :) Micah is a really sweet dude. He's loving towards his Daddy, Mama, and "Baby" aka Lizzie. He can be a little shy sometimes, but he can also be absolutely fearless sometimes.

Micah's favorite things right now include letters, puppies, cars, trucks, tractors, airplanes and perhaps most of all, COLORS! He doesn't care if it is a pen, crayon, colored pencil or piece of sidewalk chalk, the boy LOVES his colors :)

Micah has been practicing for the terrible twos for about 6 months and has become a bit of a hair trigger. He's actually much better now than he was, but you just never quite know what is going to set him off.. I'm pretty sure this has much more to do with his age than his personality though :P

Micah's vocab has really exploded recently and we've been surprised daily by the things that he knows. He is starting to speak in sentences a little more often and has become a little easier to understand.

One of Micah's favorite things in the whole world is FOOD. Micah calls pretzels "hearts" because of their shape, which I adore. Micah blew our minds the other day when Nate was sharing a smoothie with him and he just started naming off all of the ingredients by tasting the finished product... I didn't know two year olds could do that!

He loves to be helpful and is always looking for a way that he can be your little helper. We love our Bubba and are so blessed to have him in our lives... Happy 2nd Birthday Micah Bean!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Astros Were Very, Very Good to Us

This past Saturday, the fam all headed out to watch the Astros pull out a great win over St Louis! We had a great time and some great pictures were taken including this one that most accurately portrays what it is like to go anywhere with 5 kiddos age 4 and under~

As Amy said, that one's a keeper :) Micah was very into his popcorn~

Liz and I were just chillin~

A portrait of a self portrait :)


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Conversations With the Terminix Guy

T- "Hi, are you Mrs. ..... Easel?"
A- Um sure, why not.."Yup"
T- "I'm here to do your quarterly service, have you been seeing any bugs?"
A- "Yup, we have bionic roaches."
T- Blank stare, blank stare, blank stare "Umm, bionic?"
A- "Yup, they're huge, really fast, impossible to kill and appear out of nowhere."
(I then proceed to act out for him what it looks like to try to catch one of these bad boys, complete with sound effects and hand motions)

I give him mad props for not laughing and/or just leaving the crazy lady to herself, and by the time he left I think he really got me...

T- "Well, I'm done if you could just sign here. Oh, and I sprayed something especially for bionic roaches so it should take care of them."

The few bionic roach encounters I have had were enough to last a lifetime, so I'm hoping his special spray kills them and doesn't cause them to mutate into something more in line with the bad boys from Men in Black :)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Micah's Birthday Party

For my avid readers (all two of you ;-) no, Micah hasn't had his birthday yet, but due to the Astros at home schedule, his party was this past weekend :) His party was surfer themed and ended up being a lot of fun! Lots of friends and family joined us and we all managed to have a great time without melting!

The food included a goldfish bar~

The fish bowl favors~

Lizzie was worn out by the whole thing :)