Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kid UN-Friendly Restaurants

I have not thought much in the past about if a restaurant is kid-friendly or not. And by that, I mean that they have a kid's menu and crayons. I think I haven't thought about it because we have never been to one that didn't have those things....until last night. We went to dinner at PF Chang's and after we were seated the hostess brought us one of those toys that you can draw on using the magnet (the name of them eludes me right now). I simply thought the menu and crayons would be coming. We ordered our food then asked if there was a kid's menu. The waiter proceeded to tell us the things that they would make for kids, but that there was no kid's menu. Fortunately, they did have some chicken nugget type things that K ate (dipped in ketchup, of course). But it made me realize that not all restaurants cater to families with kids. It wasn't that we weren't welcome there, we just weren't welcomed with a kid's menu and crayons.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


So long time no write, but we sold the house in Carrollton and bought a new house in Roanoke/FW. The new house was supposed to be ready about now, but they got delayed in getting the we are homeless. Sort of. We are living with Ed's dad and that's been good so far. we hope that the house will be finished by the end of this month!

I'm pregnant with #2. We THINK it's a girl, but not 100% sure yet. We'll find out more at the sono in 4 weeks. I've got to start looking at decor. It was easy with K because we called her the Lovebug from the beginning so it made sense to have bug stuff in her room. This poor child has no nicknames yet...

K is awesome...and TWO! Some of her things lately:

"I want something else."
"I be back, mommy" (when she's getting off the bed to go get "something"
Spider song (itsy bitsy spider)
Head, knees, toes (head, shoulders, knees, and toes song)
Chicken Dance!
Spinning at Aunt Libby's wedding.
Uncle John
Uncle Matt
Uncle Paul
Pa-pa (Ed's dad)
bueberries (blueberries)
Gapes (grapes)
macycheese (mac and cheese)

I'm sure there's more that I'll have to list out later on. She's got quite a vocabulary. I couldn't even tell the dr. how many words she has right now at her 2 year visit.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

To Buy and Sell a House

So for the last month, we have been working to get our house ready to sell. It's been a lot of work getting the fence straightened and stained and power washed. We stripped the wallpaper in the master bath and then painted it. It's georgeous! It almost makes me want to stay....but not really! We need more space! We are busting at the seams with the three of us here. We have found a floor plan by David Weekley that we like. We are planning to build in Roanoke. Hopefully, the house will sell in good time and we won't have to live in an apartment (for long). we listed the house on Sunday (June 1st) and so far we have had 2 showings and 2 more scheduled for tomorrow! More to come, I'm sure.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New House...

So, Ed and I decided that it's time to get a new house...we are outgrowing the one we are in now and needed something bigger. We went to look at some builders in a town northwest of where we live now and found a builder that we liked...and we put in a contract after a week of deciding things...things we needed/wanted to add to the house and whatnot. I'll post a picture as soon as I take one. I went out this week with the intention of taking one, but didn't take the camera. The funny thing was that when I drove up to the lot, I told K to look at where our new house was going to be. She peeks around the side of the car seat and burst into tears and covered her face. It was quite funny!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pooh Shoes

The other morning I was getting K ready for school and went to put on some cute hot pink shoes that matched her girly outfit for the day. As I was about to put the first shoe on she started to yell, "Pooooooo. Poooooooooo. Poooooo." I looked up and realized that she was pointing to her Winne the Pooh shoes. So my girl has an opinion about her shoes for the day....I gave in and let her wear the shoes she wanted! Why not? She's a girly girl and can wear her Pooh shoes if she wants to!

storms in the night

3:42 am - tornado sirens go off
3:43 am - waiting for the tv to come on so we can check out the weather (it's a flat screen and for some reason they take a long time to come on)
3:45 am - Ed and I are frantically looking for a flashlight
3:50 am - Ed and I are quickly cleaning out the downstairs closet (the ONLY room in the house that has 4 inside walls...WHAT?!?!)
3:55 am - Ed is moving from the front door to the back door checking out the storm
4:00 am - Ed and I are sitting at the top of the stairs wondering what we should do - should we wake K up or go back to bed (the siren has stopped at this time)
4:15 am - lying in bed listening to the storm rage (yes, rage) around us.
4:30 am - wishing I could go back to sleep
4:35am - K starts crying - what? She didn't wake up at all through the tornado sirens or the lightning or thunder...but NOW she is going to wake up. Thus begins the series of "visits to her room to make sure she has all she needs to sleep.
4:45 am - I casually mention to Ed that he could just bring K in our room.
5:00 am - K is rolling around between up and popping her head up. I almost attempt to take her back to bed and she quickly quiets down and goes to sleep.
5:15 am - I'm still awake listening to my two favorite people sleep....loudly.
5:16 am - I turn off the alarm clock in hopes of actually going to sleep for more than 5 minutes.
6:40 am - The cutest girl in the world wakes up and showers us with her hugs and kisses! That's a great way to wake up after a rough night of storms.
8:39 am - roll into work to find out that we are not to be on campus until the electricity comes back on...seriously? So even though I've gotten nothing done this week, I came home to spend the day with K.