Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

See it larger in flickr.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stuff Portrait Friday: Easy...

...or at least that's what Kristine says.
She wants us to show our kitchen sink, something that we will throw away right after we take a photo of it, and something that needs fixing.

The Kitchen Sink...
in reality


and ...



What I hate about my kitchen sink is that it faces away from the room where everyone gathers during a gathering. What I love about my kitchen sink is the view outside. If I stand on tiptoes (I'm kinda short) I can watch my boys play outside down the hill. If I look straight out I can see the beautful Texas Hillcountry, and every so often I catch a fabulous sunset.

Something I Will Throw Away After I Take Its Picture:
The shells from my lovely hardboiled eggs from breakfast.

Something That I Need To Fix
Whovever thought that popup books were appropriate for 3 year olds was completely nuts. My kids are generally very gentle, but it seems I spend my life repairing these things....

Did you play? I try ( note...TRY) to make it by every one who leaves me a comment.
Have a fantabulous weekend!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006



I actually had intentions of playing Way Back Wednesday but TKW isn't doing it. So it will have to be the swill that's been swimming around my noggin the last few days.

~Lulu is climbing everything, and has figured out how to escape from baby jail. Several times over the last week I've found her standing on furniture not meant for standing, and unable to get down. I'm going to have to get some new gates.

~I can't go to Blogger Blowout in Dallas since the date changed, because that is the girl's birthday, and our Preschool fundraiser weekend that I have to attend. Wah.

~Yesterday morning as Little Bit, Lulu and I ran along Town Lake, a man passed us on his bicycle, traveling pretty fast. He had a small toddler sitting on his shoulders, and they were both wearing backpacks, and it appeared they were late on their way to somewhere. Hum.....

~While eating lunch at Costco last week, we encountered 4 little boys playing in the line area of the snack bar. They were extremely loud and were throwing toys - figurines 6-12 inches tall - through the air and the sliding across the floor to retrieve them. There was no adult managing them, or even trying to get them under control, and I couldn't tell to whom they belonged. They hit several people waiting in line to order, and still the mother didn't say anything. My boys even commented that their mama should make them be quiet. You know it's bad whene preschoolers know it's bad behavior. Finally, after 10 minutes or so of this, the manager came and inquired whose kids they were, and told her to get them under control. That is how bad it was. I used to watch those nanny shows and really thought that the people were playing it up for the cameras. Now I know that they are real. Scary.

Friday, October 13, 2006

SPF: Fall

....and that would be my reason for not updating here in over a week.
The weather has been lovely and we've been out and about every single day.

This week, Kristine wants to see these things: our season changing, the beauty of where we call home, and our favorite part of the change of seasons.
I'm cheating a bit here and combining the first two into one picture:
It's the middle of October, and we're just now getting the first of the color change in the landscape. It's still pretty warm, but I'll take what I can get!

My favorite
Fall to me is all about texture, both outside, and in my wardrobe. I LOVE it when I can finally pull out the corduroy, velvet, tweed, and chunky sweaters.

Did you play?
Leave me a comment and I'll come check out your change of seasons.
Big weekend here with lots of fun planned....
Have a great weekend wherever you are!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Howdy Folks


We made a totally spontaneous, wildly underplanned, speed-demon dash to Dallas on Friday for the State Fair. Daddy McA is going to be in the Land of the Rising Sun later this month when we had our original trip tentatively planned. So it was this weekend or not at all. Here are a few things I learned:

Little Bit and the Critter do stellar Big Tex imitations.

In an auto show with all vehicle doors unlocked, the likelihood that at least one kid's fingers will get smashed in a door is very very high. Very, very high.

Three hours the the maximum time that my 10 month old will tolerate being in her carseat uninterrupted.

Hampton Inn has come a long way since being bought out by Hilton.

Turns out they CAN fry that. That too.

The train exhibit trains really do stop running at 7 o'clock. on.the.nose.

Rental wagons was someone's really great idea, and priceless for the low, low price of $10.

No matter how much you spend initially, you will have to buy more coupons, probably multiple times.

The slideshow is up on flickr.