Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas conversations with a 2 year old

Christmas was so much fun this year! This is the first time that Ramona understood what was going on. At least the presents part of it. I had a conversation with her that went something like this.

Me: Ramona, do you know why we have Christmas?
Ramona: Yes.
Me: Why?
Ramona: Presents.
Me: Crap, next year we need to get a nativity scene.

My parents took the kids to see Santa one day when Chris and I were busy. It turns out that Ramona is not a fan. She likes the idea of Santa...from a distance.

Ramona: I want to open my presents.
Me: We have to wait until Christmas day.
Ramona: I want to open my presents.
Me: I know, but we have to wait until Saturday. On Christmas Eve Santa will come to our house and...
Ramona: WHAT?!?
Me: (Thinking: Santa is going to come in our the chimney...nope...) Never mind. On Christmas Eve reindeer are going to come to our house OUTSIDE and bring you presents. Do you want to leave them food on the lawn?
Ramona: Yes!
Me: Phew! That was a close one.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Maternity Photos!

I had my good friend, Jill, take maternity photos of me awhile ago (a week before I had Max). And I am just now getting around to posting them online. They turned out great! Thanks, Jill!

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Model Children

Check out my beautiful children! My friend, Jerra, came over today and took infant photos of Max. She is SUPER talented! Check out her website if you are interested in having some photos taken in the Round Rock area.

LOVE this one!

He's so handsome.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

He's Here!

Max is here! Well, actually, he arrived two weeks ago on July 15th. But I am just now getting around to posting pictures. He is adorable, of course. He was 2 1/2 weeks early and already over 8 glad he came early! Ramona loves him and loves being a big sister. The biggest problem I've had with her is that she doesn't want to stop touching and kissing him. And she doesn't understand why he sleeps so much. One of the funniest moments I've had with her recently is that she is struggling to understand breastfeeding. She has decided that Max eats boobs. The other day, I was getting ready to feed Max and asking her if she was hungry for breakfast and she gave me the weirdest look and shook her head while doing a double take at my breast. Poor thing, I should have been more clear. "Would you like some pancakes, Ramona?" Well, I am loving every minute of being Max's mom. Turns out that infants are easy, it's the terrible twos that are super-hard!

I hate that this picture is fuzzy. If you look really close, you can see his dimples!

Sweet Boy

Big Sister is checking out the new baby.

Look how much he loves me.

8 pounds!

That's my boy!

This is the first time I held him, seconds after he came out.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

We spent July 4th at my parent's house this year. They are helping me relax so that little Max doesn't come out early. We popped fireworks and ate watermelon, hot dogs, chips and other holiday favorites. Ramona loved the fireworks (and the fact that she got to stay up late). Here are a few pictures of our day!

Mimi is helping Ramona throw poppers....
not sure of the exact name of them...
they are small and white and make a loud POP when you throw them...
you know what I'm talking about!

Some of the fireworks were too loud!




Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick Picture Update

We visited another farm on Monday and had so much fun! So, of course, I have to share a few pictures. The farm only had a few animals (bunnies, a chicken, goats, a donkey and horses) but it was a blast! I didn't post all the pictures, it was surprisingly hard to get good pictures of her and the animals.

This photo does not capture her true feelings about riding horses.
She hysterically laughed the entire time, except when I took pictures.

Playing with Ambree.

Watching the other kids ring a bell non-stop for 30 minutes.


And then today she dressed herself for the first time.

Inside out...

...and backwards!

That's it for now. I told you it would be quick!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sweet Berry Farm

We visited Sweet Berry Farms again this year. Ramona had a blast picking (and eating) strawberries, or "Dobbies" as she calls them. This farm is great! If you have never been, you pick your own berries, there is a petting zoo, homemade ice cream and lemonade...pretty much just some good clean fun! Well, except for the clean part. I recommend bringing a change of clothes for the kiddos. After Ramona ate her weight in strawberries, she was pretty filthy. Here are a few pictures of our field trip.

This is the first time I have ever seen a goat climb a tree.
Is this normal?

Ramona's favorite part was feeding the donkeys strawberries. Hopefully that is not bad for them, because they couldn't get enough!

And now, I have a million strawberries in my freezer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ramona's 2nd Birthday and Easter!

Ramona is TWO! She's getting so big...SO fast. We had a blast at her birthday party. It was monkey themed, of course. I made her cake again and it turned out great! With only a brief incident when his head almost broke off. But icing covered that nicely. She had so much fun surrounded by friends and family...and did I mention a bouncy house?!? She jumped on it for three days straight. Thank you to my Mary Kay lady who loaned it to us. Here are a few pictures from her party:

She loved her tutu and wore it for the rest of the party.

Then, a couple of weeks later, it was EASTER! She found all 48 eggs. Yes, we went overboard. But, it only took her 10 minutes to find them. We have video proof. She had tons of fun hunting for the eggs, but had a little trouble understanding why she couldn't eat all the candy that day. She had a valid point that the candy was her's. I had no argument for that, I just ended up hiding the candy out of reach.