Wii are having fun

Wii are so excited!

Yesterday, Jarrad finally caved in to my idea of getting a Wii. We found the gaming system at Blockbuster, and all the games at Best Buy. Meg is so excited, but I think Jarrad and I are more excited than her. Each of us picked out our own game...Jarrad got a hunting game and I got Guitar Hero. I stayed up past mid-night last night playing it. It's totally addicting.

***Wii remote***

***My new addiction***

***the empty box***

***Ahhh...I love you guitar hero***

If I go missing for a few weeks, it's because I'm feeding my addiction :)


Fort Worth Stock Show

Yesterday, Jarrad and I took Meg to the Ft. Worth Stock Show. It was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect (although, for me, it could have been a little warmer). Meg loved running around and looking at everything. Her and I walked thru part of one horse barn before it dawned on me that I couldn't pick her up to look at the horses in the stalls. And, since Jarrad has asthma, he wasn't able to take her either. So, she had to settle for the petting zoo. I don't think she was too upset about it.

After we walked around the "shops" and barns, we headed over to the midway so Meg could ride a few rides. We bought her $20 worth of coupons which is only 24 coupons. The first ride she rode she had to ride with daddy because she wasn't tall enough to ride alone, but after that she rode all of the rides alone. She's such a big girl now.

***Meg and Daddy***
***Meg at the petting zoo***

***Isn't this goat adorable***

***Meg and Daddy on a roller coaster***

****more Meg and Daddy***

***Meg riding a four-wheeler***

***Meg standing up on the four-wheeler (and getting yelled at by me)***

***Meg on the spinning strawberry***


Feeling Crafty...

When we moved into the house, I order letter's for Megan's room and loved the look. As she's grown, her bedroom has changed. We no longer have the bedding that matched the letters so perfectly. So, I decided to make her some new letters for her room.

I wish the glare wasn't so bad on the second picture. They're cute - I promise :)


The hair cut story...

After Christmas, Meg decided she wanted to get her hair cut "short". So, I took her to Cool Cuts for Kids" in Arlington. She wanted her hair a little below her shoulders...this is what it looked like when we left (forgive the photo quality - it was taken with my phone).

As you can see, the left side is MUCH shorter than the right side. I loved her hair this link, but the unevenness (is that a word) was driving me crazy. The back was even worse - I could have done a better job...actually, the one time I did cut her hair, I did do a better job.

So, two days after i tried to live with her horrible hair cut we headed out to get her hair fixed. Meg ended up with the cutest hair cut in the world. I love her new do and so does she. We drove to Southlake so we could go to Sweet & Sassy for the hair cut fix. If you have a little girl, you must take her here - this was the cutest place I've ever seen and not over priced. Meg's new hair cut is a little high maintainence, but she doesn't fuss about it. She lets me blow dry and style it every night when she gets out of the bath and every morning for a few touch ups after sleeping on it. All-in-all, I'm in love with this new hair cut!!!

***Meg's new hair cut***


She will make it greater...

Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.


Meg and I flew down to SA on Saturday morning. Meg was so excited about flying. She kept telling me that she hadn't been on an airplane in a long time (she was right). She was quite entertaining while we were waiting for the plane at the airport. She brought her "iPod" (it's actually a MP3 player) and was singing out loud. It was so funny because the only thing on her iPod is the soundtrack from Mama Mia (her new favorite movie). After we got on the plane and the flight attendant said it was ok to use electronic devices, she turned on her iPod and started singing again (out loud). I kept looking over at her and giving her the "shush" signal. She would quiet down for a few minutes, then it was back to the loud singing. Lucky for us, the plane wasn't full and everyone around us didn't seem to mind. As we were deplaning, other passengers kept telling her how cute she was.

***There was so much static in the plane that Meg's hair wouldn't stay down***

Sunday was Meme's birthday, so all the girls went to the nail salon for pedicures. It was so much fun. Meg acts like an old pro when getting her nails painted. I'm definitely going to regret turning into her into such a diva.

After our pedicures, we went home for a little while to regroup, then headed to El Jarro for mom's birthday dinner. We met the Koppes/Boones and had a great time visiting with everyone. Kyle and Sheryl brought a birthday cake for Meme and we all sang, then she blew out the candle.

Before we came to San Antonio, Poppy told Meg that he would buy her a new baby doll...as you can see, she ended up with twins. The twins are girls, that Meg named Kara and Lucy.
***Kara, Meg, Lucy***

On Monday, I had a follow up appt for my back (this was the whole reason for the trip to SA). The appt went well. Dr. Meadows was impressed with my ability to bend over while I'm sitting and cleared me to start trying to bend over while standing up. I never thought I'd be excited that I can start trying to load the dishwasher. I was most excited that I was released to take a bath and get in the hot tub.
***Me in the hot tub, Sheryl in the background***


Christmas Afternoon at home

After we spent the morning at Boompaw and Nawnaw's house, we headed home to celebrate Christmas with the three of us. Meg was so excited about all the gifts under the tree. We were able to convince her to help us unload the car and put up her gifts from the previous celebrations before we started to open our presents together.

The tree had gifts galore under it just waiting to be opened. Meg helped Daddy pass out the gifts then we started opening gifts. We always take turns opening gifts so everyone can see what the other person received. We had a great time.

***Meg in front of the tree***
***Meg's new bath and body works products***
***Mommy after opening her new wallet***

***Daddy opening a present***

***Meg and Daddy opening one of her gifts***

We had a great Christmas this year.


Isn't this cute!!!

Christmas Morning

After we left Nina's house on Christmas Eve, we headed over to Boompaw & Nawnaw's (Jarrad's dad and step-mom) to spend the night so we would all be there first thing on Christmas morning.

Christmas morning, I had to wake Meg up. When I went into the room she was sleeping in, I started to rub her back and get her up. She mumbled to me - five more minutes...but, when I told her Santa had come, she jumped up out of bed. She went running down the hallway and was so excited about everything that Santa brought her.

***Santa's delivery***
***Jarrad and Meg looking at all her new toys***

***Meg's new kitty***

After Boompaw and Daddy got all of her new toys out of their packaging (toy companies should really rethink how they package toys...is there a reason it takes 30+ minutes to get a toy for a four-year old out of the box?), we heard a knock at the door - wouldn't you know it, Santa walked in.

***Meg and Santa***

We had a great Christmas with Boompaw and Nawnaw.


Christmas Eve

The years that we stay in town for Christmas, we always have the same routine. Christmas Eve at Jarrad's mom's house, Christmas morning at Jarrad's dad's.

Christmas Eve, we also decorate cookies for Santa. Meg really loves this. This year, Jarrad even got in the spirit and decorated a few. I was impressed with his creativeness.

After cookie decorating, we sat down for a wonderful dinner to eat and visit. Meg was so excited about opening gifts, she just kept asking and asking. I remember when I was growing up that I used to be so impatient with the adults because they never seemed to be in a hurry to open the presents. Eventually, she won and we opened gifts. Nina completely spoiled all of us (as usual).

***Jarrad decoraing a snowflake***
***Meg adding the final touches***

***Meg & Daddy***

***Meg on Christmas Eve***
***Meg "sleeping" on one of Jarrad's gift boxes***


Merry Thanksgiving!

Merry Thanksgiving? I know you're probably thinking I've lost my mind, but here is the story. After I got married, I started spending every other Christmas & Thanksgiving with my family. So, one year we're with my side of the family in SA for Thanksgiving and then we're in DFW for Christmas with my in-laws. The following year, we flip and spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws and Christmas with my family.

While we're spending Thanksgiving with my family, we also celebrate Christmas...which leads me to Merry Thanksgiving :) We had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family this year. Meg, of course, was spoiled rotten by her grandparents, aunts and uncles.

We got up first thing on Thanksgiving day to let Meg see if Santa brought her anything...surprise, he did. Meg was very excited to see that Santa knew we were celebrating Christmas early with my side of the family and that he knew she was in San Antonio at meme & poppy's house.
Santa brought Megan a baby that is potty training and an ironing board. Two things that she asked for and was super excited to receive. When she walked into the living room, she just sat down in front of her new toys and looked at them - she wasn't sure if the gifts were for her or not. It was so adorable.
***Meg with her new "cat" Belle***

***Meg opening her swimming puppy******Meg's new puppy that swims***

Please forgive me for a lack of details...I can't remember what I did yesterday, much less the details from over a month ago.

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