Friday, October 30, 2009

A Star Wars Duo

As many of you may know, Star Wars is Ayden's new passion. All day long he hums Darth Vader's theme music. He decided he was going to be the good guy for Halloween. He chose Luke Skywalker and well, Logan had no other choice but to be Yoda. It fit him perfectly. The little guy that can't move very fast, how perfect is that? Ayden's costume was easy to find. It seems this year was the year for Star Wars costumes. Logan's on the other hand was a tad more difficult. I told myself months in advance that I was going to order their costumes online. It would have been perfect. But as usual I wanted to make things difficult on myself, procrastinate, and find out last minute that most stores don't carry the baby Yoda costume, especially so close to Halloween. I was going to get all crafty, pull out my sewing kit, pull up my sleeves and make him a darn Yoda costume. Then, my darling, too smart for his own good hubby suggested we make some alterations to Ayden's Yoda stuffed doll. hmmm.... smarty pants! So I did some major surgery and something much needed came from the sacrificial doll. The timing was perfect really. The small green robe was a prefect fit and the hat/head was almost a tad too small but it worked well enough. To end my rambling, I give you the stars you've been waiting for!

When it was "Yoda" up for pictures, I started to think maybe he was not quite like Yoda after all. This little guy within a month has become extremely mobile. The photographer had to be quick before little Yoda crawled off the set.

Luke Skywalker on the other hand was true to self. I managed to hid the light saber from him until we arrived a the picture studio in order to avoid disaster in the car. He must have channeled Luke when he struck a pose because not long after he went into Jedi mode, swinging that light saber at everything that looked like it might pose a threat.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Smumpkin

Two pumpkins down, two more to go. The one on top is our version of a mummy (or the pumpkin that used to much toilet paper?) The one on bottom is my MOPS contribution to breast cancer awareness month.

Both kids were so cooperative. I think they really enjoyed getting their "hands" dirty.
Look who I found hiding under the craft table. This kid is freaking hilarious! He kept venturing under the table and he must have known he was not supposed to be doing that. Every time I said his name he would quickly crawl back and peek out and then giggle and grin at me.

I can't fully reveal why Ayden's hand is painted. Let me just say we got a "hand" start on another project. Look for it in the coming posts and see if you can tell what they are.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Deployment Ceremony

Mission: Honor 72ND Infantry Brigade Combat Team before Deployment

We were honored to be at Minute Maid Park to show respect and honor to all these soldiers. This was the largest deployment from Texas since WWII.

Thank you to all the service men, women, and their families.
A special thanks to Clint, it is an honor to call you family!

Actual event date 10/4/09
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Louisiana Part 3

I'm already looking forward to next year.

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Louisiana Part 2

Three days of this is never enough

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Louisiana Part 1

Bear with me because there were so many pictures to choose from.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


I'm the world's worst procrastinator. I'll be the first to admit that I have a problem with it. I'm sitting at the computer trying to get motivated to pack. There are so many things catching my eye keeping me from what I need to focus on. I see a lot of things that needs to be done before we leave. Letters that need to be mailed, blogs that need to be written, pictures uploaded, you name it and it probably should be done. Since we missed church last weekend I'm watching the DVD of the service. Motivation is coming slowly. But I thought since it had been a while since I blogged I would start out with that and maybe that would get the ball rolling. We will be gone for a few days and there will be lots of picture taking and blogging. (That will all be posted later.) And there are a few things that I would like to share with you that I haven't had a chance to get blogged yet. So be on the lookout for that. Here is a small preview.
Okay, enough procrastinating, I need to get to work.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


a- Da, a-Da, a-DU, a-Duuur, Ga, Ga, Ga! What's that Logan? You say you love mommy? At least, that's my interpretation of all the happy shrieks. This little mister just keeps on growing up right in front of my eyes. This morning he was turning his head sideways to see things from a different perspective. I think after a while he did it just to amuse me.

Logan is just a few more days away from crawling. How can I tell? Because right now he is moving everywhere using his army guy crawl. He will get up on his knees for a few seconds and rock back and forth but he can't quite get the movements down. He is very mobile though. Here he is getting into something he's not supposed to, which is an everyday occurrence from here on out. Looks slightly mischievous huh?