Thursday, November 30, 2006

Some Craft Fair Fun

I had about 20 offers to buy Brody last saturday at the Festival of Lights. I was getting close to putting a "not for sale" sign on him.

Here's Brody and Ashton modeling some of my tie-dye at the Festival of Lights last weekend.

Thanksgiving Day Fun

Some Thanksgiving fun.

The boys with their Uncle Tommy.

Here's Brody showing everyone how he can sit up all on his own. I propped him up in the corner of the couch and he pulled himself up into a sitting position. He is really on the move already. He isn't quite crawling yet but he is close. He is pushing up onto his knees already. He turns in circles and scoots himself backwards to get where he wants to go. I put him on the kitchen floor one night last week and before I knew it he was out in the living room by the front door! Those of you who have been to our house know how far that is.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006


As I sat here working I thought i'd take a little break (note the title of this post) to share some funny things with you all.

Funny Story #1: I was making Houston a pb&j sandwich a few days ago. He has gotten in the habit of eating the sandwich from the middle out. Then he unfolds the bread and has a ring of crust with a hole in the middle. I decided that I would cut the crust off for him this time, which I have never done before. And do you know what he did? He stood there on his stool next to me (as he does every time i'm at the kitchen counter) and picked up each piece of crust as I cut it off and ate it right there! What's up with that?!?! He doesn't eat it when I give him the whole sandwich but he stands right there and eats it all by itself. Go figure. I found it humorous.

Funny Story #2: We awoke sometime in the middle of the night to a big "thud". Scared me a bit until I realized what it was and broke into laughter. Tiki fell right off the bed in her sleep. An 80 pound dog hitting a wood floor from that far up is pretty darn loud. Our bed is up on 6-inch risers and is a pillow top with an additional matress topper so it is really up there. I have to climb to get up on it. Not so easy when I was pregnant ... hence all the sleeping on the couch and recliner.

Okay, back to work I go. I don't know what my problem is with this project. I've been working on it for a week now. I just can't stay focused. It's a three-story 6,000 square foot home so it is a bit intimidating. I'm finally making some progress now though. I think I also have too much on my mind to really focus like I need to. My mind is racing about all the things I have to do in the next week. In my usual Celena-takes-on-too-much fashion I have scheduled myself silly. We are having our 3rd annual Day-Before-Turkey-Day party where I will be making chili for approximately 30 -40 people. How I am going to do this I have yet to figure out. Anyone have a really, reaLLY, reALLY, rEALLY, REALLY big pot I can borrow? Then we have a smaller group coming over again the next day for our actually Thanksgiving dinner. Frankie is frying a turkey for me this year so that helps A LOT. I'm really excited about that. Now I can focus on all of my casseroles. Then two days after that I have a craft booth at the Festival of Lights in downtown Lake City. Know how much I have left to do for that? Nevermind ... I don't want to talk about it. Okay ... back to work for real now.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Halloween 2006

Mmmm ... yummy spider cookies. Aren't they cute? I had a lot of fun making these. They have peanut butter "guts" in them too.

Brody & Russa ... the newest additions to the mom's group

Mom's Group

We are seriously outnumbered now that most of us have had a second baby. It's so much fun though. They all have such distinct little personalities. It's been such a great thing to be able to spend time with such wonderful women and their babies. I'm so glad that we have all managed to stick together this long. Most of us met when our babies were newborns. Houston was about 7 weeks old when I first went to the mom's group. It's been a lot of fun to watch them all grow these past two years and to see our friendships blossom as well. I don't know where i'd be right now if it weren't for this group of fabulous ladies!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Fun at Layla's House

Catching a "cat nap" ... hee hee

Rails to Trails

We went to one of the "rails to trails" the weekend before last. It was so much fun. Brett rode his bike with Houston and I followed on roller blades pushing Brody in the jogging stroller.

fun at the pool

Bad Blogger

I haven't been very good about updating the blog lately. I've been a bit busy, as usual and I find the computer has a way of sucking away hours of time that I could be doing something productive. Speaking of which, I should be getting ready to head to Lowe's instead of sitting here typing. I'm planting an herb garden along a side of our fence today. I got some good info from a friend of mine last night about what herbs grow well here (Thanks Angie) and went and bought some herbs. So for a quick update on life before I head out ...
1. Pappy Tom and Grammy Lee's wedding was a lot of fun. It was so good to see family again. I got to see my aunt and uncles, grandma and cousins that I haven't seen in years. I get the warm fuzzies just thinking about it all. It's so nice to have a loving family. It's times like these when I feel lucky to have such a split up family. That side of my family took me in as their own when I was a little girl and after all that has happened I still feel like a real part of the family. That is something very special indeed. I really miss them all and wish I could see them more often.
2. Halloween was really fun this year. I dressed up as a witch. I think i'm going to start a tradition of dressing up as a witch each year to take the boys trick-or-treating. As an adult, you don't get many opportunities to play dress-up and I had forgotten how much fun it was. Houston was really into the trick-or-treating this year. We went with his cousins, Turner and Weston. Houston, as usual, followed Turner around all night and knocked on the doors and said "trick-or-treat" and then "thank you". It was cute.
3. We finally finished the bunk beds once and for all yesterday. The beds themselves have been finished for a while but we finally finished the storage drawers that go underneath. Then I organized all the little boy clothes we own (which is a lot) into the drawers. The sizes they are wearing now went in the dresser and the sizes they have grown out of and are yet to grow into went into the huge storage drawers. That's the best thing we've added to this house in a while. We are seriously lacking in the storage room department. All those clothes were previously stacked in bags in the closet in the boys room, leaving no room for other things.
4. Houston is talking more than ever although his pronunciation is not the best. We're working on it though. He has a really hard time with the "m" and "n" sounds. He calls me "ba ba" instead of "ma ma".
5. Brody is rolling around and scooting backwards around the living room floor. He lost some weight during his hand, foot and mouth illness so now he is back into 9 months size clothes but seems to be making up for it. He is eating a lot more than he used to.
6. As for Brett, he took the PE exam two fridays ago. We should get results in about 7 more weeks.
7. As for me, i'm still knitting like a fool when I can, working when I have to, and preparing for my upcoming craft show. Brett built me a stand for my dog treats yesterday. I'm going to paint it today. I finished my first pair of hand-knit socks. Very cool. Now i've started my second. I think i'm going to be addicted to sock knitting for a while now.
8. My friend Joy, who is 9 months pregnant, had a "Blessing Way" yesterday. I really, really enjoyed that. Lot's of good feminine, motherly, earthy energy and lots of great food. Joy is probably the best cook I know. She always makes really yummy stuff and she made lunch for us all yesterday. It was great to be there with some female friends without the little ones running around for a change. It gave us a chance to start a conversation and finish it without one of us having to get up to break up a toy dispute or nurse or change a diaper or .. you get the picture. It was really great to have some friend time. I've really been in need of some good friend energy like that lately. For my next pregnancy I would love to have a blessing way instead of a baby shower. And i'm going to need some good vibes sent my way next time after my birth with Brody. I'll probably have myself in a panic by the time that 40th week rolls around. What a nightmare! (Ignore that Joy ... your birth is going to be easy)

Alright ... i'm off to plant my herb garden.