Thursday, June 30, 2011

Little Tikes rules!

For Isaac's birthday his Great Grandma and his Grandma and Grandpa bought him a Little Tykes climber!  Tonight Dylan and my dad sweated it out in the heat to put it together.  It didn't take too long and wasn't hard to put together.  It was Isaac's bedtime by the time it was finished and he had already had a bath and was in his pj's but we let him loose on it.  He is in love with it!!!  It was pretty hard to get him to bed but he's so happy it's going to always be in his backyard to play on.
Putting it together.
Looking for birds
He went down the slide about 30 times in 5 minutes.  He loved it!

I recommend this climber and we've only had it one day.  It looks better in person and there are lots of fun things about it.  Not to mention, it's on sale right now at Toys R Us. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Prepping for birthday #2....

Yesterday was a big progress day as far as Isaac's 2nd birthday goes.  We received our family pictures in the mail and I was able to scan the picture I wanted to use for his invitation.  I use shutterfly most of the time because they are great.  
This is the design I chose.

Then I ordered the cupcake toppers for the party.  I chose the design of the #2 on this page and his name will be written across the number.  Super cute!!!

I'm really excited for his party.  It's going to be very relaxed and less stressful than his 1st birthday.  (No shrimp cocktail this year, I was crazy right?!)  Just pizza and cupcakes!

Buzz Lightyear....

Yesterday was a big shift in my world.  Isaac asked for and got his first real toy.  A Buzz Lightyear.  We've been watching all of the Toy Story movies for a couple of months now and he loves Buzz and Woody.  We found a Buzz at Target and he is so happy.  The shift for me is from baby to little boy.  He sees the toy as a friend, not a thing.  He carries it everywhere.  Even laying down for bedtime is a struggle because he doesn't want to let him go.  He shares his snacks with him and talks to him.  Let the imagination play begin!  I'm excited to see how he'll grow and the things he continue to love but it's a little sad to think he's past most of the baby phase.  As he says, he'll be "2!" soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Family photos!!

We had family pictures taken at the end of April.  They turned out great!  Here are a few.

More documentaries....

So, I'm still watching documentaries.  We've actually also started watching the second season of Treme which we LOVE.  Since we lived through Hurricane Katrina and several months of clean up we really feel for this show and how it shows New Orleans.  Definitely recommend.  However, it's HBO so don't say I didn't warn you.  Nudity, drinkin' and cussin'.
I haven't watched too many more documentaries but I did watch The September Issue.  I love fashion and Vogue so me watching this was meant to be.  Anna Wintour gets a bad rap but I felt she was just doing her job.  She's good at it and I respect her decisions.  I think sometimes if a women can just be a sharp business women, she's heartless.  I felt that she took the emotion out of business and that was good.  I was dying though at her lifestyle.  Just jealous to be the first to see and touch fashion.  Amazing.
The other documentary I saw could not have been more opposite.  The Wild Whites of West Virginia.  I mean, they are the craziest, white trash people I've ever seen.  Kind of the same sickness as looking at a car crash, that's what this was like.  Uneducated, drugged up criminals that keep reproducing.  I was shocked sometimes and then sad sometimes.  I wanted to just go there and pick up their kids and say, "this isn't normal, you shouldn't be around this".  I had to remind myself, they aren't the only family like this.  The mayor of the town they lived in said it best.  They (the town) have a kid from the back woods off WV that got into MIT, a camera crew should be following him, not these people.
I will continue to try and catch more documentaries.  I love it!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Since all of my regular TV shows have ended for the summer, I have started a fun obsession with documentaries.  Thanks to Netflix online, I have a huge variety to choose from.
Here is my current watched list:
Born Rich - Documentary by Jamie Johnson, member of the Johnson and Johnson family.  Jamie Johnson interviews other children that are born into money.  It's really interesting to hear them talk about money, because they were always told never too.
God Grew Tired of Us - Documentary on the lost boys of Sudan.  It is kind of hard to watch because it tells the horrible stories of the genocide of their family, their 1000 mile walk to refugee camps where so many little boys died, and then the fresh beginning few are given in America.  It's cute to see them adjust to our customs, like putting garbage in a can rather than throwing it out the window. :)
Anvil - Follows an 80's metal band that has never broken up and are still chasing their big break.  Kind of sad to see 50 year olds chasing a record contract but keeps you rooting for them to make it big.
Freakonomics - Documentary on the best selling book.  I really liked it because it explains things in ways I understand quickly.  Subjects like cheating, what a name means and cause and effects.
Babies - This wasn't exactly what I thought it would be but very cute and interesting.  Like a Chinese farmer has a baby, they bundle it up with blankets using ropes, she gets on the back of a motorcycle holding the baby in her arms and heads home.
I feel like I've watched a few more but I'll be watching a lot more so I'm sure I'll be blogging again about it.

Less and less..

I've been so busy lately that my blogging has been more and more spread out.  This weekend was the hottest so far this summer and I know it's not the last.  Dylan and Isaac have been hitting up the pool everyday and we got a new sprinkler for Isaac this weekend.  He loves playing with water!
Today after church we went by the outlets in Round Rock to get Isaac and myself some new sneakers.  It has been over 5 years since I got some new ones and I found some super cute ones.

We also got Isaac some new ones because he's growing so fast and needed some new ones.  He loves them because they have yellow on them.
It was super cute, he was saying "cheese" while I took this picture. :)