Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 25 and 26

February 25 These are the things Allie likes to play with in the tub. I took this picture for the Photo Challenge at ES. The color was awful since it was nighttime in a bathroom. So, lots of "playing" later, I came up with this.

February 26 It was a beautiful day. In the 80s I think, so after I picked Allie up from school, we went to the park to wait for Lance to be out of school. She loved it. I took so many pictures, but I really like the way this one turned out. Thanks to Milly for the processing technique on her blog. Very cool!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 19-24

Well, I guess I can be proud that I made it a month and a half before missing a day, but I am pretty disappointed that I missed one! Hopefully I will do better.

February 19 I picked up Jeff for lunch and we got our passport pics made. The sweet girl at the store gave us both little pouches with travel size bottles and a passport wallet. They will definitely be used!

February 20 was spent at car dealerships. Apparently I didn't take any pics on this day. Bad, bad Kirsten!!

February 21 The first pic taken in the new car. The kids love it and Lance loves the fact that there is a third row for him alone. Silly boy!

February 22 Allie's princess dolls (and Star Wars Lego) laying out on the living room floor. She plays with these constantly. And yes, the Star Wars figure too.

February 23 Finally, a picture of the new car. A Mazda 5. NOT the car we went after, but the car we fell in love with. What can I say... Time to embrace the inner soccer mom.

February 24 Poor Lance is sick again. I swear, there is something about Texas that is making this family ill. He is never sick and this is twice in two weeks. Luckily (?) it is just fever. He doesn't seem to feel that bad, but has to stay home until it is gone. He had a good day playing video games, coloring and watching TV. Total and complete veg day for him!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February 17

Hey look at me!! Only one day behind! LOL This should be titled something like Chocolate Mess. Instead of going home between Allie's school getting out and Lance's school getting out, we ran a couple of errands and then waited for about 30 minutes for him to get out. Allie is usually in a great mood after leaving school, so it seems to go pretty fast. Well, she got another Valentine's goodie bag from one of her friends. In it was a dark chocolate Kit Kat. She decided she wanted to eat it, so I told her it was OK. I turned around a few minutes later and this is what I found. Luckily she was still strapped in, so it didn't get all over the car. She was COVERED!! I knew she wouldn't like the dark chocolate (she is very particular about her chocolate), but I didn't expect this. Needless to say, she got the wash down when we got home.
BTW - if anyone is curious, the frames from the last post are from Doreen's Frame Collection by Doreen Stoltz available at

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February 10-16

February 10 Oh my! So much rain! School was actually called early today. Major storms hit Oklahoma and a tornado touched down about a mile from our old house. Glad to be in McKinney today!
February 11 I realized at 11:00 that I hadn't taken any pictures, so Cleo was a willing subject.
February 12 Lance being silly
February 13 The kids at the doctor's office. Lance has a sinus infection and is on antibiotics with his little sister. They were pretty cute laying on the bed waiting for the doc.
February 13 #2 I got a special delivery today! Love them! They are so pretty.

February 13 #3 Allie playing at PPP for the mom's group Valentine's party. Poor Lance had to stay home, but he and Jeff had a good time.
February 13 #4 The bags from the party. Lots and lots of kiddos!!
February 14 The kids oohing over their heart shaped pizza! Yummo! We had pizza and watched Madagascar 2 for Valentine's Day.
February 15 The American flag looking very pretty against the blue sky. This just kind of caught my eye and I am happy I stopped to get the pic.
February 16 Lance having spaghetti at Jason's Deli. Such a strange boy...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 5-9

This is what happens when you spend all day at a trade show and then have your kids tell you they will "help" bring your stuff in. Wow, thanks for the help guys!!

Allie has started figuring out how to work actual puzzles lately. She worked this 24 piece one all by herself. I think she is taking after her great grandmother!!

My washer of over 13 years has finally been replaced. It has been spitting out rust that then gets on the clothes. After getting a bunch of new shirts for Jeff for Christmas and then having them ruined, we decided to go ahead and get a new one. Funny though, it was hard to see it go. We got it when we very first got married. Luckily, the new one is HUGE and gets the stains out, instead of making new ones!

These are the decorations on my entry table. I was looking for something to take a picture of very late this day and love the way this turned out!

This is Allie getting ready for her birthday party playdate. She loved the cupcake cake with the princesses on top and had so much fun with her friends!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

January 31 - February 4

The Birthday Girl!! Happy Birthday by sweet little three year old!

We celebrated Allie's third birthday a day early since we have plans for tomorrow. She doesn't seem to mind though. LOL She had a great time.

I came across a robe our friend Kate gave Allie a while ago. It is still a little big, but she loved it!

It was such a nice day, the "kids" took a ride around the trails behind the house. Allie hasn't had much ride time in trailer and was super excited.

This is a picture of my newest iron wall decoration. I seem to have a fascination for them lately. We put it in the kitchen over the pantry door and this is my view of it. Jeff told me I should get on a stool to be more eye level, but I kind of like it like this!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

January 25-30

January 25 - Jeff and Lance have been working on a helicopter model the last few nights. It is one they got for Christmas and apparently the person who gave it to them (me) knew nothing about models and managed to get one of the hardest kinds. They have to take each piece apart, glue and paint them. Lots of work, but Lance is loving it!
January 26 - Allie taking a bath. I actually let her use our tub and she had the best time. More like a small swimming pool for her! Then a pic of her asleep on the couch after bath time. She went to bed in her bed, but woke up about an hour later coughing. We brought her down and laid her on the couch with me. She ended up with her feet on the back of the couch, all sprawled out. Apparently, life is good!
January 27 - My new jewelery from Lia Sophia.
January 28 - Chicken nugget boy. Lance had a snow day today, well I guess ice day really. So, he was home all day. The kids had lots of fun playing together. I cooked chili for dinner - really, really good, but the beans didn't cook all the way and were hard - yuck. Of course my kids don't like "hot", so Jeff came home and surprised them with McDonald's. Happy kids!
January 29 - This is the view out my back porch. You can't really see it in the pic, but it was really foggy and cold looking.
January 30 - Allie and I went shopping for her party today. We spent WAY too much money on all things pink. Lots of necklaces, bracelets, ear rings, rings, tiaras and a couple of crafts. She couldn't wait to get home to wear one of her three new tiaras and ear rings. Too cute!