Sunday, December 31, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Kamri went to the dentist today in Houston. She had another tooth pulled. I had a really hard time with that knowing that I couldn't be there. But, Jason told me that she did wonderfully and that she's fine now. Still miss her and wish that I could give her a great big hug!!!
Anyhow, hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Lots of lights and festive decorations. So pretty. If I don't have a chance to post anything before the big day, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and, of course, a happy and safe New Year!!
Love to all,
Melony : )
Monday, December 18, 2006
Okay, other than that our life has been pretty mundane. We're trying to get ready for the Christmas Holidays. Both girls will be visiting their dads this year.....so, our Christmas will have to wait until after the 25th. They're actually coming home on the 26th. So, more information to come later. I'm really tired because I played make-believe all day!! So, I'm outta here.
aka "Best Supporting Extra"
Thursday, December 07, 2006
My company had it's annual Christmas party this past Saturday at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. It was SO awesome!!! That was seriously the biggest hotel I've ever been in!! We had wonderful entertainment, dinner, dancing, drinks, and a fun time was had by all!! I've posted a few more pictures on flickr.
As we all know, this is the season of peace, joy, love.......and stress!!! So, everyone please be careful when you're out shopping or traveling to visit family!! And enjoy the time that you have to spend with your friends and family.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
So, yesterday after work I went to the gym and was looking through my gym bag trying to find a new battery for my MP3. Finally I look in the last pocket available for inspection and what do I find??? My chapstick that I "lost" a couple of weeks ago......and what appears to be money. So, I pulled it out and was like cool ~ a $20!! Then upon further inspection I realized that there were two bills there. Two twenty dollar bills! I'm rich!!!
See, working out does pay!! ; )
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Ryann and Kamri are both doing wonderfully....growing and learning each and every day. There are days that I am just blown away by how incredibly smart they both are. Kamri has FINALLY mastered all of her colors....and can pronounce words that start with the letter "f". Until recently that was a struggle for her. For the longest time feet = peet, phone = pone, and five = pive. But now she's finally got it down! And what does my dad have to say about this?? "Hey, Kamri's saying f-words now"!!!!! Thanks for that, dad!
At this point, we're getting ready for the holiday season ~ trying to make plans with all of the families and for all of the parties! My company Christmas party is on December 2nd....and I'm way excited!! We get to go to the Gaylord Texan again ~ it's so beautiful!
That's about it for now......see, I told you ~ not a lot to report. And now, I'm tired and I want to go home!
Mel : )
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Okay, I know that it's late ~ but we've been really busy lately!
Kamri turned three on October 16th!! We had her party on the 15th at our house.....and she had so much fun!!! There were so many people there!!! I'll post some pics from the party on Flickr.com. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it ~ we love you guys!!!!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
After that, the rest of the evening seemed boring.
Kamri is very excited about her upcoming birthday. In fact, she's been talking about it since July!! I still haven't decided what to get for her......because I swear there's NOTHING this child needs except maybe clothes. But come on, that's just not fun when you're three!!! So, I'm taking her to get "big girl ears just like Ryann's" for her birthday and we'll see what else I can come up with!
Other than that, not a whole lot going on with us these days. Ryann started in an after-school program yesterday and will begin tumbling next Monday. She's really excited about that! And of course, she's still doing wonderfully in school.
I'm going to post several new pics of the girls on Flickr.com so check it out!! I'll include some of Kamri's birthday pics!
Love to all!!!!
Monday, September 25, 2006
Yesterday morning, both girls woke up unusually early and decided that rather than wake up Mommy, they would make breakfast....for their babies.....in Kamri's room. So, I woke up and found both of them SURROUNDED by cereal on Kamri's floor! THREE BOXES OF IT!!! It was not fun to clean up....and it took quite a while to make sure that we got all of it. Especially with Charlie trying to help us!!! But, apple jacks and Charlie's tummy don't go well together!!
I don't have the pictures that I took here with me right now so I'll edit this post later and add them!
Other than that, our weekend was relatively uneventful...spent some time with Gamaw and Bapa......he took both of the girls to play golf while Mommy came to work yesterday...the girls had SO much fun! I wish that I could share pictures of THAT! But, my dad isn't the best at remembering stuff like that! I'll get some next time though. Other than that we just enjoyed the weather....we spent literally all afternoon outside yesterday....it was so wonderful!!!
Hope everyone's weekend was as sunny and cool as ours!
Friday, September 22, 2006
Ryann and I were sitting on the couch talking about her day and what she had done while at school. And we were talking about something that her teacher had said to her....at that point she turned to me and said, "Actually, Ms. Bell didn't say that - she said.......". Sorry, I can't tell you what came out of her mouth after that because I got hung up on the "actually".......my child is 4 years old and she's already using the word "actually"!!!! I'm sure that this isn't the first time that she has used this word (and in the correct context at that!!!) - but it was the first time I have heard her! And, since then, she's said it several more times.
Lesson learned??? Ryann listens - - - and understands a lot of what is said to/around her!!!
We're really looking forward to this weekend. Not that we have much going on - but we tend to really cherish the weekends when the three of us get to spend time together!! Hope everyone enjoys theirs!!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
We are finally enjoying some cooler weather and we LOVE IT!!!!! The girls have been able to play outside, which is one of their favorite things to do. After months of scorching 100+ degree weather, we'll take temps in the 80s anytime!!!!
That's about it for us. We're all looking forward to the upcoming holidays. In October we have Kamri's birthday and Halloween!!! Then comes Thanksgiving and before we know it - Christmas will be here! I can't wait!
I'll post new pics of the girls soon!!!! Happy Weekend to everyone!!!!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
On Tuesday night, Ryann and Kamri came running into my room at about 11:00 PM telling me that "Kamri broke something"....okay, several thoughts went through my head.
1) Is it already 6:00AM?
2) Was I dreaming when I checked to see if the girls were asleep at 9:00?
3) Has Kamri learned to fly??
4) What's broken and who's bleeding??
See, Kamri has a babygate at the entrance to her bedroom door because she has a tendency to get up in the middle of the night and wander aimlessly about the house. But, when Ryann was asked how Kamri was able to overcome this obstacle it became much more evident that this was a joint effort. The answer I got - - "I got a stool for her to stand on". So, the answer to #3 is, no, Kamri hasn't learned to fly - - she's figured out how to get over the babygate with the help of before mentioned big sister....Kamri's such a conniving little thing.
So, I'm stumbling zombie-like through the house, following the girls to the "broken flower thing". We arrive at the bathroom and suddenly I'm VERY AWAKE. That tends to happen when you step into cold water. The girls had been playing in the bathroom and had flooded the floor with soapy water - water which also contained shampoo, and lotion. There was water on the floor, the counter, in the tub, the trashcan, and on every other surface in sight. Needless to say, I was pretty lit.
So, after cleaning up this mess and sternly getting on to the girls, I'm trying to get them into clean/dry pj's, and I go into Ryann's room only to find.....you guessed it - more water!!!!!! ON THE CARPET, ON THE BED, ON THE NIGHTSTAND, IN THE DRAWERS!!! Oh, sorry....am I screaming?!?!?!
Long story semi-short is this: We cleaned up the mess, we got to bed late, we overslept, missed the bus and were all grumpy the next day, and we've hopefully learned our lessons.
Advice to all: MAKE SURE THE KIDS ARE ASLEEP!!!!!!!!
PS: The "broken flower thing" was a soap-dish that Ryann got for her birthday.....bet you thought I'd forget to explain that one! : )
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
We celebrated Emma's birthday on Saturday at The Part Playhouse here in town. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, cake & punch....there was a bounce house & lots of things for the kids to play with.....and they had a BLAST!!!! For more pics from the party check out Flickr.com.
On Thursday of this past week, the girls started a new "class" offered at our gym here at work. And they LOVED it. It's called Kids In Motion....I took a couple of pictures before the other kids arrived. One of the best parts is that I get to work out while they play!! They'll get to do this on Monday and Thursday nights and already they've been asking when they get to go again!!
Hope everyone's weekend was as much fun as ours! Pretty soon it's back to the grindstone!
Love to all,
Melony, Ryann & Kamri Jay
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Oh yeah, and Kamri's newest "thing"......if you ask her what something is and she doesn't know the right answer......it's a "dinglehopper"....of course when she says it it comes out "deendle-opper".....it's too cute!!!
That's about it for now.....check out the newest pics on Flickr to see more!!!
Love to all!
Us : )
Friday, September 01, 2006
Ryann will be at her Dad's house so it'll just be me and Kamri hanging out at home (and prolly with the kinfolk) this weekend. No big plans....cookout with the family, do some house cleaning and grocery shopping. A friend of mine from high school is going to be in town this weekend, so I think we're going to try to meet up for lunch one day! Hi, T-Todd!!!
Other than that, I plan on sleeping in (as late as Kamri will allow) and spending some time with my baby girl! Yay!!!
Hope everyone has a great 3-day weekend!!! Be safe and have fun!!
Love to all ~ Mel : )
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
PS: New pics are up on our flickr.....
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Kamri has decided that she'd rather sleep on the floor than in her bed. No matter how many times I put her in that bed - - I always find her on the floor....and it's not even in the same spot every night.....what a weird kid!
These are the two puppies that we went to look at last night. We just loved both of them!!! And, of course, if I could I would take them both home! But I can't and we had to choose one....so, we took a family poll and the one we chose is......
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
The girls!! : )
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Love to all!
Mel : )
Monday, August 21, 2006
Ryann started school this morning!!! It was an emotional time for us all - well, us parents....Ryann was more excited than anything else! Adam, Courtney, & Aiden made the trip to Greenville as a special surprise for her and went with us to drop her off at school. The adults managed to hold it together pretty well. Ryann really made it a lot easier on us - - because she didn't mind staying at her school even one little bit! When we left she was busy playing with the other students in her class and having a good time. And I was doing really well keeping the tears in check until I looked over at her Daddy and he was starting to tear up!! That's when I couldn't really hold them back any longer. But overall, the morning went very well and I know that Ryann is going to have a GREAT first day of school! I can't wait to pick her up at 3:00 this afternoon and find out how it went!
I personally wanted to say thank you to Adam and Courtney for making the trip here and sharing this special day with us.....it really made it even more special!! We love you guys!!!
I'll have pics of Ryann's first day posted soon. So, make sure you check for them!
Love to all!
Melony : )
Friday, August 18, 2006
But, I digress.....as I was saying. As you may have noticed, I'm not very good at keeping up with this blog thing! But I'm declaring on this eighteenth day of August 2006 that I'm going to do a better job of keeping the multitude posted!!!!
Ryann starts Pre-K on Monday! I still can't believe that it's already time! We went to "Meet the Teacher Night" last night and met Ryann's teachers as well as many of the other students that she'll be in class with. Her teachers names are Ms. Bell and Ms. Connie. Ms. Bell is the official "teacher" and Ms. Connie is the helper. There is also an intern/student teacher named Ms. Ebbinger.....so, I'm sure that you'll be hearing many wonderful things about how these three women are going to tell me how brilliant and beautiful my child is!!! Because I'm going to do better at the posting thing (read declaration above).
Ryann turned 4 on July 13th!!! We had a great time! I still can't believe she's growing so fast. I never believed people when they told me how fast kids grow up.....but it's true.
Kamri is learning new words and phrases each and every day. I think I heard the alphabet song about 17 zillion times last night and I'll be damned if that girl didn't wake up singing it again this morning!!!! But, I encourage....not discourage.....even though I'm about ready to put my head through a wall!!! She's turning out to be as brilliant and beautiful as before mentioned sister. And just the other day I heard her in her room as she was playing belt out "OH...MY.....GOSH......" (said in the voice of Janice from Friends).....and her newest phrase that she likes to use "Mommy, you know what?" It's mind-boggling!
This weekend Ryann will be with her Dad and Courtney and the ever-growing and learning Aiden.....they get to go shopping for shoes. Is it wrong that I'm jealous???? Oh, about the shoes.....not the rest. : )
We're just about all settled in to our new house (which I still don't have pictures of).....and we're LOVING it! We take almost nightly walks around the neighborhood with the girls and our beloved golden retriever Daisy. This is pretty much the best part of my day.
So, as you can see - life is good! We're still searching for a church that feels like "home".....but I'm determined to find one.....or perhaps it will find us.....food for thought.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! I'll make sure to take lots of pictures this weekend and then hopefully have some to post on Monday!
Love to all!
Melony, Ryann, Kamri, & Daisy the Wonder Pup!!
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Last Sunday Ryann was playing in her very messy room and she tripped and fell onto the back of her magna doodle! We ended up in the ER because her eye was bleeding (OMG!!) and she started to swell and bruise immediately!! She's fine - has one heck of a black eye (was going to share pics - but can't due to reason listed above)! Scared me to death!! Other than that, not a whole lot going on right now. As soon as blogger has this issue resolved I'll post some pics for you!! Until then if you want, you can check out our photo album....I'll post some there! The site is http://www.flickr.com/photos/melk8879. Take care everyone!!
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Both girls are going to be spending Easter with their dad's. I'll miss them terribly - but I guess I'll just have to tough it out!
Not much else going on right now. We're having an easter egg hunt this evening since the girls will not be here on Easter Sunday. I'll post some pics soon! Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Apparently, Kamri decided that Maggie had disobeyed the rules and needed a time-out!! Juston, Kamri and I were sitting around on Sunday watching the super bowl and Kamri decided to put Maggie in the corner.....it was so cute that I just had to grab the camera!!
We had our family Valentine's Day dinner last night at Gamaw's house. It's been a tradition in our family for the past 15+ years!! The girls had a blast. Their favorite V-Day gift was the dollhouse that Aunt Brittany gave to them!! They had so much fun playing!! Thanks, Brit!!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Okay - sorry it's been so long!! We've been SO busy lately! We're currently looking for a house and that is about to drive me CRAZY!!!
Not much has happened with the girls since the last post except, oh yeah - THEY KEEP GROWING!!! Here are a couple of current pics of the girls! To see more pictures of Ryann, Kamri and the rest of us visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/melk8879. You can disregard the before mentioned site....decided to use this one instead!!
Hope you're all doing great!!!!