Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My little baby is walking

This is both good and bad. Good because he's a little more independent and won't have to be carried around. He can follow his sis around the house easier. Bad because he already gets into everything so now it's only going to be worse.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Anniversary...

...to my and my husband. We made it to 7 years today. What are we doing today to celebrate? Nothing. He's out of town on a business trip.

When we got married, we decided that instead of giving gifts, we would go on a trip every year to celebrate another year of survival as Mr and Mrs. Here's what we've done so far:

Honeymoon - The Poconos in Pennsylvania. We had a fabulous time there and said we would go back for our 5th...butta...we didn't.

1st Anniv - Orlando, Fl. We went to Wet n' Wild and Universal Studios. My husband and I love water parks so this was perfect. We stayed in a resort for a week and had a ball.

2nd Anniv - We had just moved to Texas so we went to San Antonio for an extended weekend. We took the riverboat cruise, went to Natural Bridge Caverns and a wildlife park. We fell in love with San Antonio during that time.

3rd Anniv - We went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico a couple of weeks before the big day with friends so that served as our trip that year. On our actual day, we went a wonderful little Italian restaurant called La Mora. I love Italian food...it's my favorite.

4th Anniv - My father-in-law had a brain tumor removed on August 11th of that year so I used the time I had taken off work for my anniversary to go to FL and help take care of him. Dwayne went for the surgery and I met him there a couple of days later and stayed longer to help out. I returned to Houston the day before our anniversary. We just went to Galveston to hang out for the day. We went to Moody Gardens and had a fun day.

5th Anniv - We went to Cozumel, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen in Mexico for a week. We had a blast. This time we had company on our trip in the form of our 7 month old daughter. I was nursing her so I didn't want to be gone for that long. She proved to be a wonderful traveling companion.

6th Anniv - I was almost 9 months pregnant with our son so we didn't go on a trip then. We had a low key celebration that just included dinner. In December of that year, we went on a weekend getaway to NY. The grandparents came to Houston and kept the kids.

7th Anniv - We're going to Vegas, baby. We leave this weekend and we're going for a week. Dwayne has family there and his dad is coming to help with the kids and give us a much needed night out (or two). I've never been to Vegas and can't wait to go on this trip.

I can't believe it's already been 7 years since our wedding. I'm still as sure today (if not more so) that I made the best decision when I married that man. Even with his shortcomings and little mess ups, he's the one...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Fun Times

The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is the best children's museum I've ever been to. Now, I don't have a whole lot of experience here but I enjoyed it. My daughter and I had a girls day out on Sunday and that's where we went. It was wonderful.

I already knew this but my daughter is a trip. In one area, she was playing with a little girl. That girl's mom was amazed at how well Danae talks and that she's potty trained (I guess she could see her panties to tell that). So, the lady kept asking us both questions. My girl said "can you stop asking questions". I was a little embarrassed and reprimanded her for talking that way to an adult. But, the Lord knows I was thinking the same thing. Later, in the bubble area, a little Asian boy tried to take the bubble wand that she was playing with. Actually, he did snatch it out of her hand but she grabbed his arm and squeezed it until he let go. At the same time, she said "don't take it from me, it's mine". He politely gave it back. He had to be at least 7 years old. Hilarious! My girl handles her business!

I absolutely love being a parent! I try to treasure every moment because time passes ever so quickly.