Monday, June 30, 2008


well...before we get to this life-altering revelation, you need a little background.
we name our cars.

well, actually the kids do. for YEARS, i had the honor and privilege of toting my children around in CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED VAN. here he is (may he rest in peace):

when clifford was put to rest & we picked out a new(ish) replacement, jordan immediately dubbed her SNOW WHITE. here she is (may she live a long, healthy life):

SNOW WHITE has an amazing talent. we've only discovered it since moving into our new home. we have lots of trees, lots of lush tropical landscaping and well, lots of (AUNT JENNJER, YOU SHOULD STOP READING RIGHT NOW)...lots of frogs. (YOU DIDN'T STOP READING, DID YOU?) not to worry. snow white is taking them out, one by one. apparently she has a finesse for backing right over them in the driveway. regularly.

we keep finding flattened frogs out there and it's just the weirdest thing.

austin and i were discussing this yesterday.

and he said something like 'BEWARE OF SNOW WHITE...SHE'S A DOUBLE F.'
when i gathered my composure, i asked him if he knew what a 'double f' was.

(oh MY gosh, i'm STILL laughing).

he did not.

of course, because i live to embarass and torture the poor kid, i proceeded to inform him of what that would mean for dear snow white. a whole different definition than frog flattener.

his very simple response: 'GOOD TO KNOW.'
and it brings a whole new understanding to why all those little dudes were following her around all the time.

hee hee hee hee hee

poor austin, two entries in a row...he should probably stop talking for awhile LOL

Sunday, June 22, 2008

be careful what you wish for

austin was checking out my blog and commented how it is quite heavily dominated by the little guys and their antics.

he said that's probably because he and jordan are past the stage of saying stuff that is off the wall.

ooooooooooh...he shouldn't have said that. LOL. and so, because he doesn't know my password and can't do a darn thing about it, i bring to you this 'blonde moment.' like mother, like son.

there is one particular intersection near our home where the birds congregate. i'm not talking just a few...i'm talking freakish amounts of birds...all lined up on the they're ready to just bomb the heck out of everything (and probably are LOL).

it makes us laugh every time we see it because there are just SOOOOOOO many birds. so one day this winter (remember...we live in houston...) i hear THIS comment from the back of van:

that is just soooooooo weird. i thought birds went SOUTH for the winter?

still cracks me up. so, dear austin, would you like me to continue? hee hee hee

Friday, June 20, 2008


carson is my favorite.

(well, at least for the next hour or two LOL).

he held up my new REDBOOK magazine with heidi klum on the cover and said:

'mom, who is prettier? you or HER?'

one look at the magazine and i put it back in his court.
'you tell ME?'
and he looked at me, with that infamous carson-grin, and said,
'YOU ARE!!!!!'
i don't think i could love this kid any more than i do right this moment LOL.
no comments necessary. as long as HE thinks it, that's all that matters :) :) :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

hudson strikes again

i feel like all of my blogging is centered around hudson these days.

but it's hard NOT to share these moments.

today, he's looking at a picture with a bunch of smiley faces...

there aren't enough faces to represent our entire family.

HUDSON: here's mommy. and austin. and sissy. and carson. and me!


HUDSON: daddy fell off a cliff.

ME: (speechless...just a horrific look on my face).

HUDSON: oh, don't worry. he had a parachute.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

the perils of being an ebay kid

it's that time of year again.

time to start preparing my ebay store for the fall season.

i've been working on listing some of the cutest halloween costumes on behalf of a friend of mine.
here's a couple of my faves:

hudson saw the pile of goods and pronounced that he was
'mad at me.'

i had NO IDEA where that came from and so, of course, i asked him why.


oh my goodness...

i've scarred him for life.

who knew he'd remember??????

last year i had a costume that JUST DIDN'T LOOK RIGHT without a person in it. so i had him model it for me. he reeeeeally didn't want to but i begged and he was a good sport about it.

wanna see?

of course you do.

take a look at what will someday cost me big bucks in therapy bills.

i promise i'll never do it again.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


sure, you could have fine french cuisine..

or perhaps you'd like to take advantage of the abundance of authentic mexican restaurants here in the great state of texas...

maybe you'd like seafood tonight...

but could you even THINK of choosing one of those when you could have


i have been meaning to share this and kept forgetting.

recently they had a grand opening for little caesar's pizza. we had some and the collective family gave it TWELVE THUMBS UP!

so one day, hudson was hungry and started asking if we could have some HAIR-BOOB pizza.

say whaaaaa????????

HAIR BOOB PIZZA. i could not figure out what on earth he was talking about until we drove by and he showed me on the sign...

goodbye little caesar's. hello hair-boob.

google images for'll see what i mean.  

hee hee hee.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


this morning carson graduated from kindergarten.

there were 155 kindergarten graduates. a far cry from the small schools that austin & jordan attended at that age.

the ceremony was looooong, but well done and we're very proud of carson for doing a great job throughout the year. he's a good boy & he's learned so very much.

a picture of carson and his teacher...

and a picture of carson and the school nurse...he ADORED her and made sure to have LOTS of reasons to go and visit her in the school clinic. his first real crush LOL

and lastly, a pic of us together (no, i didn't head out with a lei this morning...they had a hawaiian luau reception after the graduation and carson gave it to me).