Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An optical illusion

Now you see it:

Now you don't:
Tah dah!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Take a trip to texas; it's a lovely place to go.

Cody and I went to Texas to visit my friend Cody. We had a great time. It was a quick trip to San Antonio.
We saw as much of the town as we could in a scenic driving tour. It was nice. It was winter. We don't have seasons here in AZ really, so what is green stays green most of the year round. All the barren trees were a tad sad to me. But, I bet they are beautiful in the spring and fall.
We went by Big Cody's shop. Where little Cody got to ride a bike! Watch out!

He loved it so much he tried out another one at another shop. Yes, folks we went to 3 bike shops while we were there.
We walked around the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. They also had this crazy 4 story mall at the river walk were it was like Ikea trying to figure out how to get to the ground level. (For those of you who don't know Ikea is not my happy place.) But the mall was actually pretty cool. And the riverwalk was amazing. But it was night so the pictures are basically just us.

Back at the house Big Cody had his Tonka trucks from 1977 and he sat Cody in it to ride. He loved being pushed back and forth as you can see from this picture:

welp, this has been another long one folks. Thanks for reading and have a happy day! *Muah*

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Zoo, zoo, zoo...Ooo, Ooo, ooo

On Monday we went to the zoo. We being my mommy and daddy and sister J-dawg and nephews Drew & Ethan and the love of my life Cody!

Cody and grandma at sting ray bay.

Grandpa and Cody & Drewbie

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Over the river and through the woods to our house grandmother comes!

I forgot my camera, again!! Aaarg! This first picture is stole from Meagan's page. It is me and my mommy at Hudson's party.
Today grandma took all her grandsons and their moms to Build a Bear and then to lunch. It was so fun. Cody made a monkey. He kissed the heart to give it love and rubbed it on his heart. He picked clothes for him. First we pick a Harley Davidson jacket but we put that back for some church clothes. The we fluffed him and then filled out his adoption certificate. Cody named him.

This is his first build a bear. His name is Ba Duh Duh Duh.

I learned to do the timer on my cell phone. Jeaniece the sister is smaller than Jeaniece the angel... see....
Ethan is so sweet. Not so easy to tell from this picture where he is being a big ole grump! :)

Mom, Lauren, Code-man & I went to an antique mall after the mall mall.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Big Ole Baby... Longest blog eva! (Even the title)

My mom and dad are here! Yippie. I mean not here at my place but here in Arizona. On Friday we met up for dinner. Some Chino Bandido. It is a Chinese Mexican food place that is so yummy.

Then Saturday was Hudson's second birthday Hooplah. (that is my brother Abe's son.)

Then Sunday we had our family Christmas party. That was a lot of fun. My mom wanted us to start a family tradition of acting out the nativity story. What a blast that was. We have a nice dinner. We played a game and the mom just kept the presents coming. She made these awesome books for all her grand kids. I love it. I am so happy they are here. I am trying to convince them to stay until Cody's 1st birthday extravaganza is over. :) Here are the pictures from the past few days:
Cody loves grandpa!

We finally got him to stop starring and trying to love grandma long enough for this picture.

Getting ready for "the play." I don't think Ryan did it right. Ah, well on to the nativity. I was Mary and Ethan was Joseph. Cody was baby Jesus. Meagan and Hudson were the inn keepers who turned us away. Lauren had room in her stable. Drew was a shepherd (Robb sat this one out) and Jeaniece an angel. Ryan and his kids were going to be the wise men, but we didn't have 2 years to wait for them to arrive so they were shepherds, too which was good so that Drew wasn't our lowly single shepherd. Abe was the narrator. Like I said it was pretty funny and a whole lot of fun.

I have a hard time with Cody sleeping in his own bed. Tonight I was determined. He cried heart wrenching sobs for 10 minutes. I had to finally go in and clean the snot from his nose and face and love him. Then I sang to him. Then I laid on the floor next to his crib and held his hand. Then I left and the screaming crying sad little big sobs started again. It really breaks my heart when I know holding him can stop the tears. But he knows it too. So I had to let it happen. I usually don't. I usually look at it like, why should he have to cry. He wants to be with me and I want him to. But I know he has to learn. So, five or 7 more minutes of the hard cries. Actually my timing is off because it went on for about a total of 30 minutes tonight. He finally fell asleep. I shut my bedroom door with Bella and me in here. That way he wouldn't be bothered and I kept his door open. oooh. It is hard to let him cry like that. He is so cute. Look: tonight's bath and stuff.

He drank out of a straw the right way for the first time tonight too! And had is first fast food. (Beans and cheese from Taco Bell. He looooved it, by the way!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Two thousand and nine~ It's Jeaniece's year! (this blog has nothing to do with that.)

Good bye 2008

Army crawling into 2009.
And a video to show you. (Sorry it is so dark. I have to start using the camcorder instead of my camera. Blah.
Cody's crawl is progressing. He use to just use the one arm. The one that is extended straight. This is the first time I have seen him use the under arm to move forward. I am going to try to get a better video of it tomorrow.

Happy 2009!