Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ace saying Grace...

This is Ace saying his prayer before he eats, well actually in the middle of his meal, it is too cute. We say grace at each meal, Ace says his a little different. He doesn't say God he says Bod. He loves to be the person to say grace. It is priceless!

Our Pumpkin Patch Visit

Last weekend we went to Butler's Orchard to pick pumpkins. We all had so much fun. We went on a hayride, had hot apple cider and caramel apples. The boys loved getting lost in the Corn Maze. As we where looking at pumpkins Ace found his perfect pumpkin and just sat on it. It was so cute!! It was a perfect way to spend the weekend.


Each year I create what I like to call my "FALLSCAPE". I am not sure exactly where the name came from and I know it is not a real word, but it has stuck. Although we really miss Louisiana at times, fall is not one of those times. We love the change of leaves and the crisp weather. It is something we never had growing up. Everyone comments on my Fallscape and today a neighbor with her baby came over and had a photographer take a few "FALLISH" pictures. Yes, I know fallish is another word that some would consider not a real word, but it just sounds like it should be. RIGHT??

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The SWEETEST Words!!

As I went to tuck Ace in last night, I said "I love you Ace." He said "I love you too Mommy, Ahhh you make my heart smile." He could never know how much that touched me! It was so amazing to hear that after a long day....... The pictures with this post are ones we took of Ace last year. Lesson #101 inlife--Why not to leave a 2 year old unattended. Ace found a BRAND NEW UNOPENED box of chocolate in the pantry. He not only opened the box, but also opened the plastic paper. What were we doing you ask?? On the computer. At the moment we saw him, all we could do was laugh and get the camara.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Where does time go?

Ace has started Pre-School. I must say I was so nervous about this. He is the most loving little boy and at the same time can be the wildest monkey in the ZOO! He has gone 3 weeks now. By the 2nd week I had talked to the teacher about Ace, she said he was still in his "transition" period. As a parent all I heard was he is not getting the routine. I thought great, my child is that one the one that the other parents look at funny as he approaches the class. Well, by the end of the 3rd week the teacher said Ace's "transition" was going much better--umm he is not as bad?? On Friday when I went to pick him up I got the briefing from the teacher. As I am listening to her, my eyes fill with tears. I look at her and tell her I am going through a "transition"! Honestly, she must have thought I needed medication, but all of the sudden I realized that Ace was at school and loved it. I was so sad and yet so happy. I suppose I wanted him to scream and cry when I dropped him off. Instead the "Big Boy" he is said " Bye Mommy I love you, have a good day." I can't believe that he is already 3!

Today I am THANKFUL.........

As all my friends and family know yesterday was my 31st (WOW) birthday. I was kinda down since Mike was gone, he's TDY to Wyoming. When I got up I had the poor me thoughts, I know I know, there is so much worse going on in the world. However, in our house when it is your birthday it is YOUR day! So that is my justification.

Little did I know that my AWESOME friend Autumn and her wonderful husband Brad, as well as my sweet little Avery had a sweet surprise in mind. They greeted me at the door with a Happy Birthday, flowers, a present and the cutest bundt cake ever! It really was the best! Thank you guys so much! We are so blessed to have you in our lives!!

As the day went on I thought I would treat the boys to dinner, because back to the YOUR day rule--I don't cook on my birthday. However, our other wonderful friends the Villarreal's, plus Grandma, had dinner taken care of. I was once again greeted at the door with a Happy Birthday song, flowers, YUMMY Chicken Nachos and a German Chocolate cake! It was great. Thank you so much, Jesse, Tina, Clarissa, Nicholas and Grandma. Although Mike wasn't here each of you made my day special.