Saturday, March 27, 2010


My Biggest Little Boy!

Sweet Z Man

Day Out With Thomas

Finally getting caught up with the old are a couple pics from our Day Out with Thomas! We had a great time and Zach LOVED thomas. Seeing him pull up the tracks to a bunch of screaming toddlers was a hoot. Think Jonas Brother for teenagers or NKOTB for some 30something ladies and it was about the same kind of scene. Zach kept saying, "Choo Choo All Aboard! Its My turn, my turn!" There was a ton of other fun things to do too. He especially loved the big electric train display, I had to practically tear him away. My cousin Kelly and her two boys met us there too, I only wished we had more time to visit. All and all, it was a great time and I look forward to more train rides in our future! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Trails....

Its 2am and I am just about to finally go to bed. I did take a short nap on the couch before I had to wake myself up and remember to pack. HOLY.MOLY. There are many small bags scattered around the house and a 2mile list of things to remember to bring and about every socket is plugged up with some kind of charging gadget (nook, camera, dvd player, new baby monitor, phone, etc). It will be amazing if we make it out by noon and I remember everything and the 2 boys and dog.....wish me luck!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Over the river and through the hills....

To grandmother's house we go! Well not really grandmother's house, more like Aunt & Uncle's house, but going to SEE her!

Matt is going on a guys trip to Louisiana so I decided I would head up to Dallas so Grammy could meet the Mark man. She has been asking about him since he was born. I took the day off so me and the boys and Esther-dog will head out some time on Friday that hopefully will coincide with some nap time! Crazy you say? Driving 4 hours with a 2 year old, 4 month old...and the dog! I agree, but I really want to see my fam so I am going to do it. My Aunt & Uncle are even flying in from NJ for the weekend too.

My biggest worry is if I have to potty....that's a lot of people to unload just to go to the el bano! I guess you do what you gotta do! My second biggest worry is sleeping. We will be staying in my cousins old room which is HUGE, but the thought of the 3 of us, plus the dog, all in one room should be interesting. I think I will be tired and not getting much sleep. Mark can sleep anywhere, Z man on the other hand....we shall see. We will be trying out the cot he got for Christmas, hope it works!! oh yeah, and the copious amount of STUFF I am going to have to pack in order to survive the weekend......Going to have one full car!

But worries aside, I am really looking forward to spending time with the family, and on Sunday we are going to Day Out With Thomas where we get to ride the train and a million other things! I think Zachary is going to LOVE it!

So that's the plan for my extended weekend. Any tips for travelling with small children and what are your plans for the weekend??

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Awake before the sun comes up!

Not sure whats going on with the Z Man.....but he is turning into a VERY early riser! Which can make for a tired mommy & daddy! ;-) This morning I overslept and awoke to a happy little boy stumbling into our bed at 6am. While I was sad for poor Matt to be dealing with this early start, it was nice to see his smiley little face in the morning. He did not want to climb in bed or go back to his bed, he wanted Mommy. So I obliged and he sat with me in the bathroom while I showered and did my hair, happy as a clam! I was very worried we were going to have a scene when I was leaving so I just kept reminding that "mommy is going to go bye-bye and go to work and zachary and daddy are going to have breakfast!" Thankfully, that seemed to work and he gave me a hug and told me "byebye" when I headed out the door. There was a little face staring at me through the door as I backed out of the drive way....but I am hoping there were no tears.

What time do your kids wake up and any tips on having them sleep later, or stay in their room? ;-) I am actually okay with Zach coming down on his own as he wakes up MUCH happier these days, but i sure would prefer it to be sometime after 7am!! :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Today we headed out with the boys to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Figuring it was just a Sunday afternoon, we planned to mull around and see some animals and call it a day. As we were waiting in a line to park at 11:45am, we wondered who could be playing tonight to cause all this traffic? And then we saw it on the marquee....The Jonas Brothers. Wooops! What was going to be a leisurely stroll through the grounds just became a lot more busy!

Zachary had fun seeing everything, but it was definitely crowded. We skipped several things due to the wait....I was not about to stand in line with a 2 year old and a baby for 30 min just to see some bunnies. We did meet a nice young man that let Zachary into his pen so he could pet his giant pink pig up close! That was nice since we didn't get to enter the petting zoo (another 30min+wait!). We saw some pigs, sheep, chickens, cows, and several babies, some that were even born just this morning. And as always, Zachary just enjoys walking around and people watching so I will deem it a success! Mommy and Daddy were proud too cause he did such a good job with holding our hands or being in the stroller when it got too crowded. Such a big boy!
The Brothers
The nice young man who let Zach pet his pig!
Checking out the cows
And the baby chickens
And my sweet Mark-man!! Giddie Up!!