Who are these Critters you speak of?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CarCar (aka Fast Forward)

CarCar always seems to move at a brisk pace. Rian, the Critters, Aunt Donna, Erica, and Norah headed to Winthrop Park last Friday. CarCar apparently shot over to this and hop up herself. You will notice that Brother appears to be bracing himself, I can only imagine how fast CarCar was rocking that thing.

Monday, September 27, 2010

And So It Begins.

Although not quite at Prefontaine level yet, Brother is walking.

We are all off and walking. Brother took those ever elusive steps on Tuesday of last week. It was just two at first, then four, and by Thursday he walked clear across the living room. Now I won't be signing him up for a half marathon anytime soon, but this is a huge step for Brother.

It is amazing to see how quickly Brother is taking to this walking thing. Now that is not to say that he is not butt scooting anymore, but he is taking quite a few "walks" everyday. It is also quite funny watching him learn to walk, he definitely sports the T-Rex arms when he is strutting his stuff. I told him he will have to lose that as the ladies are not big fans.

These are T-Rex arms. This is the best picture that I could find to demonstrate what I meant. Please do not infer that Brother looks anything like this idiot. I told Brother that this guy had T-Rex arms and I can assure you that his is not a hit with the ladies.

As an aside I can't tell you how happy that I am to have been able to see all three Critters take their first steps. Luckily this time Brother waited until I came home for lunch to take off.

It was a pretty quiet weekend at the ole casa. On Saturday I was up bright and early to hit Lake Jackson for some fishing with a buddy. I actually caught something this time - big victory. After that we settled in to watch a little football. The Vols did not disappoint Brother this week, they pulled out a squeaker over University of Alabama (no not the good one, the one in Birmingham.) Then we watched the Seminole defense put on a show.

On Sunday we did all of the errands and then headed over to the Gunter's for Camp's 2nd Birthday. We had a great time over there and the Critters were sufficiently exhausted by the time we left. We got home did baths and bottles and they were fast asleep.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Is that? No, it can't be. Wait it is, he's alive.

Hey folks I am back from my unplanned, unexpected and unannounced blogcation. (You have to love word-mashing) Just because I haven't been blogging doesn't meant hat things are slowing down in our casa. Since the last post we have traveled to Orlando for a week, broke four new teeth, battled a severe case of diaper rash (actually still battling), and brother reached a huge, I repeat huge milestone this very morning.

I will do a recap of Orlando in the next day or two and I will also reveal the big news with brother later today or tomorrow.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mom's Morning Out

Another big milestone today in the Critters life, the start of Mom's Morning Out. Carson and Hadley were shipped off dropped off at Good Shepard Catholic Church for their first day at Mom's Morning Out, a pseudo preschool type thing. Brother cannot attend yet because he has not quite mastered the art of walking, although the little guy is sooooo close.

Rian was very concerned that the girls wouldn't have a good time or that they would get run over because they are a little small. As soon as we put them down in the classroom they were off, mom and dad didn't exist to them right at that point. It was a good feeling seeing your kids assimilate quickly to different situations. You could tell that Brother was a little sad that he didn't get to stay but mom and him got to have some one on one time.

Little Miss Hadley on her first day. (The bow did not make it much longer.)

The Girls, not quite in the best mood. (Before we got to the classroom.)

Heading to their classroom!

According to the teachers the girls had a great time. They apparently played quite hard out at the playground because Rian said their faces were beet red. I think that Rian is going to add another class on Friday mornings for two kids and that way each one will have some one on one time with mom.

You can tell CarCar played hard.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I check on the Critters every night before I go to bed and this is what I saw last week. It seemed like a very interesting position to sleep in.


I managed to snap all of these without waking up one of the Critters.

Don't Anger CarCar

Why aren't you posting any blogs about us?!?!?!?!?

CarCar looks like a crazed animal in this picture. Hadley and Brother both look like they are cowering on the couch. In order not to anger CarCar I will be posting a few new blogs in the coming days hours.