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Friday, February 27, 2009

Texas trip part II

On sunday afternoon after we got back from the aquarium, we went to some sovenior shops and got some things to take home. I got two pictures frames, one for our living room and one for titus's room, the one i got him is really cute and has an alligator holding a frame and it says Port Aransas, i thought i could put a picture of him on the beach in it. Speaking of pictures on the beach, here are some pictures i took of titus on the beach on sunday afternoon:

Jarrell bought a skimer board and decided he was going to try it out:

He didnt get to use it much cause it was a little chilly, later on though we went back and titus took a nap at the condo and jarrell went out and bought some more gear. Here is Titus in his Billabong surf armor and surf shoes that Jarrell bought him, they looked really cute with his hawaiian swim trunks.

After Titus woke up from his nap, we dressed him in his beach gear and we set out for the beach again. This time Jarrell decided to get a little braver and actually boggie board some:

It looked like fun. but the water was soooo cold i dont see how he stood it, he said after a while he got used to it and it was warm, but i was too chicken and didnt get in, i used titus as a excuse, cause of course i had to watch him, even though my grandma would have been more than willing to watch him while i took a dip. Maybe next time it will be warmer and i will swim:)

In the mornings when we were there in Texas, Titus loved to explore our condo, it was a new place, he would go in the kitchen and get in the cabinets and go into the dining area and then the hall and just all over. He had a lot of fun. One morning i was really tired and came into the living room with him when he woke up and he kept going into the kitchen so i put up chairs as a barrier so he had to stay in the living room, im not used to being somewhere that is not child proofed cause i am so used to home where he can just run free.

Well that almost concludes our Texas trip, we only got to stay 4 days, but it was fun. My next post i will put up pictures of when we went on a bird walk, it was out on this lake and you got to see all kinds of not only birds but sea creatures also. It was neat.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'd rather be in Texas!

Well i guess i should explain to everyone why i havent written since last tuesday huh? Well last week my husband and i up and decided to take a last minute vacation to Port Aransas, Texas! We had a blast! My grandma Betty goes down there every year for about 2 months in the winter, we have been wanting to go down there for a while and visit her and relax on the beach, etc. and we finally got to! It was really fun, we stayed in a place called Seaside Motel, it was right on the beach front:

This is the view from one of the balconies

Friday morning we flew out of Springfield, IL at 6:30am, had to get up at 2:45am and leave! We had never been to that airport but it ended up being really easy because of our GPS. We flew from there to Chicago and landed around 7:30am there, then our next flight left around 9:15am and from there we flew into San Antonio, Texas and my grandma met us at the airport. Here is a picture of Jarrell and Titus playing while we waited for our flight in Chicago airport:

Titus had so much fun running around everywhere in the airports, and we let him too, we thought it would wear him out and he would sleep on the plane rides, it worked pretty well too. He slept at least half of both our long flights! Well we got to San Antonio around 1pm and grandma met us and we started for Port Aransas, which is still a 3 hour drive from the airport(we were worn out by the time we got there!) We stopped at a whataburger and ate some lunch, whataburger is in Texas what a Mcdonalds is here in MO, but its a lot better food i think. When we got to Port Aransas, which is on Mustang Island, we just could not beleive how beautiful it was, we just awwed over the scenery, it was really pretty! We got to our Condo and settled in and then that night we went out to eat. The next day we got up and headed over to Aransas Pass, which is about 7 miles from us and went to Walmart, we packed really light so we didnt have to check anything and with having titus, one of us had to carry him and the other had to carry all the bags so we really only packed what we absolute had to. So we went to Walmart and got necessities(toothpaste, deoderant, etc.) Then we came back to the island and one of grandmas friends named Fran(i also know her too, she is kinda part of the family because she used to come to my great grandmas a lot when we were younger and we also would go visit her in Iowa where she lived) anyway, Fran cooked for us and it was really good, then we decided to go to the beach. It was a little chilly that day(chilly meaning upper 60's) so we didnt stay really long, but long enough for me to get wet up to my knees and Titus to his waist, lol!

That night we went to eat at this really good Pizzeria called Pizzeria Port "a"(which is what everyone there calls port aransas instead of using the whole name). Here is Titus getting ready to chow down on some pizza:

The next day we left early and headed for Corpis Christi to the Texas State Aquarium, it was really fun, we rented a stroller for Titus to ride in, he really liked seeing everything. We got to watch and Dolphin show and see all kinds of other sea animals:

TO BE CONTINUED(i will post about the rest of our trip tomorrow or tonight, gotta go grocery shopping!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Temper Tuesday

Today we will call temper tuesday for the simple reason that i have found my temper very short today, but thats ok, i guess we all have those days huh? Today has just been a normal day otherwise, oh but i forgot to mention that titus has now almost(and been successful at it a few times) mastered the art of opening doors, like actually turning the knobs and all. Our lives are about to get even crazier! I also discovered last night that Titus loves the sweeper, so i decided to let him sweep the kitchen for me, he did a very good job:

He is going to be a great husband someday!(scary to think about)

This morning i was so busy that i realized around 11 that i hadnt eaten breakfast, i was running around straightening up and doing laundry, along with sitting and playing on the floor with the kids for a lot of the morning. Oh and today they made the switch to digital television, do you know what that means? No tv for us! We dont have cable or a DTV so its sionara tv, well at least for now. We may get one later. It was actually nice, even though the only shows i watch are the 700 club and rachel ray(and i did miss them), my full attention was on the kids and thats more important anyway. Here are a few pictures i took this morning of them playing:

The little girl in the picture's name is Kylie, i watch her and her brother Austin part time(more to come on them tomorrow, formal introduction, etc.)

We had a great Tuesday, hope you all did too!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friend making Monday

Please pick the one that you prefer (it doesn't necessarily have to be what you have just what you would prefer):

1. jog or walk: walk
2. coffee or tea: tea (sweet)
3. pepsi or coca cola: Coke!!!
4. flats or heels: heels, they look so stylish
5. fries or onion rings: onion rings
6. cats or dogs: cats
7. skim or whole: whole(grew up on skim but now get whole for my 1 year old, and i like it!)
8. small purses or large: large
9. van or suv: suv
10. winter or summer: summer
11. 1 piece bathing suit or 2: 2
12. sit down restaurant or fast food: sit down
13. McDonalds or Burger King: neither! fast food makes me sick lately
14. White Gold or Yellow: Gold(like the color i want to paint my bedroom)
15. Fish or Chicken: Chicken
16. Edward or Jacob: Jacob
17. Pizza or Burger: Both!
18. apple or orange: orange
19. Spend or save: Wish it was save, but spend baby spend! lol
20. 1 story or 2 story house: 1 story

If you are joining in the fun all you have to do is copy and paste my 1-20 onto your site and then change my answers into your own (and of course the other things specified in the rules found here).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!!


Friday, February 13, 2009

oh the joy of ear infections and colds

You know one thing i never thought of when i thought of becoming a mommy was how hard it would be to take care of a sick child. Its not fun! But i remember being sick when i was younger and my mom being at my beck and call(seriously untill i was like 18) and she probably would still do the same thing if i lived with her still. Thats just what you do when you are a mom. I never realized till i had my own how hard it can be. Especially when they are young and cant tell you what hurts. Monday we found out that Titus has a double ear infection, this is the 4th one he has had since birth. But we went 3 and a half months completely well so we praise God for that. Also we caught this one early enough so he is not miserable and he got antibiotics and seems to be doing a lot better. Today we were all 3 home, jarrell, titus and i. Titus had me up at the bright and early hour of 6:30am, which of course was good for him because he got about 10 hours of sleep, me on the other hand? Well being that i decided to stay up and watch a movie with jarrell last night, i was really feeling it this morning. Anyway, we have been playing all day and i finally got him dressed around noon or so but i am still in my pajamas. Tonight one of our friends from churches daughter is coming to spend the night with us. Jarrell had to work tonight so she will be here with titus and i. It should be a lot of fun, they always babysit titus for us when we need them and i just love having abbey(their daughter) here, she is a lot of help and titus loves playing with her. Also my friend brittney will probably come over to hang out for a lil bit too. Her husband works at night till around 10pm and she has a 3 month old baby girl, we try to get together a lot of hang out, i really enjoy and appreciate her friendship. Its great to have christian friends to confide in and a lean on. Well better get off here. Have a good weekend everyone and will write again soon!