Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Houston, Tx...enough said.


So, I also visited my sister Kelly and her brood in Houston, Tx at the end of February. She lives in a very...uncluttered house with her 3 children...and Cory, her husband. Her latest addition is Grant Pierce. Above is a picture as to what she does when he spits up(which is often immediatly after he eats). She aims him towards the floor when she is burping him, then gets the Swiffer Wet Jet and gets to work. Piece of cake! It was a really fun trip and I didn't even have to pay my way out there.

This above picture is what I call "The Super Mom". I remember a time when Kelly was wild and unruly. Now look at her. Mrs. Mom. With the stroller and kids and cleaning...WOW.

Going anywhere is like packing for a weekend getaway. Unfortunatly, when we decided to all go to the park, including Cory, this meant Mom and I got stuck in the back of the "bus". At least it was a fast, quick ride, right? Of course, Cory left us at the park to go feed Grant at home and in the process, we got locked INSIDE the park, while Cory was locked OUTSIDE. WTF!

This was fun, Kelly picked us up from the airport, we went shopping, I got some beads, we had lunch and walking back to the car, huddled under my Mom's only TINY umbrella...ALAS! there is a flat tire. We got the tire down from under the car and in the midst of jacking it up, a nice maintence guy stopped to help. But, it was worth it to see Kelly on the ground getting dirty.

Story time with Grandma.

"Mom, take the picture! Everyone get over her, lets sit on this bench and get a nice picture." It wasn't to be.
Monkey boy, Noah.
Priceless picture of my Mom down on the floor playing with childrens toys.

Aurora, Noah and Cory( he is the big one) looking at the fish in the pond.

This was a cool park, up until the point we see a sign for a lake! How cool!Well, yes, we walk all the way down there (with kids, it's a long way) and behold, IT IS CLOSED. drained. no water. no ducks. On the bright side, there was some cool bamboo to hang around in.
Kids find a hidey hole.
Aurora " It's too bright."
Cool spider sculpture at the gardens.
Breakfast with Aunt Deedee.
And last, a wonderful shot of Kelly on the ground, should have put this one with Mom. Priceless.

All in all, it was a good trip. I had fun and found out, I'm so not ready to have childern, hehe.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The love of Dan's life.

This is Kawasaki Cat ATTACK! I will take over the the world, starting with Dan (please put me down mom...)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

OH yah...

After all the excitement of Kris visiting, we went and met 2z!!! The only person from WoW so far that we have met IRL. And apparently, wasn't told to wear his leather jacket! He is also super tall.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Better Late than Never!



So, this is SUPER late but Dan's sister, Kris, visited us at the beginning of this month. We had a wonderful time hanging out and eating way too much. First up, was of course, meeting Frankie. The persnickity cat that loves everyone but my dad, proof with the picture.
We had dinner with just Kris at Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi's to celebrate Frankie enjoying his sister. (no surprise, not my dad) Then, the next day it was off for fun meeting up with Joel and Suz at their place for lunch and general jolly good times. We decided on Indian food for lunch at this little hole in the wall in Fremont. It was good but a bit spicy for me. But, there were the others that gobbled it all up. We had the nice man take our picture of course and without too much struggle he succeeded. We all went back to Joel and Suz's apartment to digest our insane amounts of food. From there, after joyfully sitting, we head out to meet up with Joel's ex-wife and his cute as a button daughter, Alicia. We proceeded onto a coffee shop (no names, but you can guess) to fill our bellies with liquids to squeeze out the Indian food. We had a grand time while Alicia ran around like a maniac. Alas, the weather turned and it got cold, so we said farewell to Jen and Alicia and headed back to the apartment to figure out our next food establishment. Dancing to odd music, looking up "disturbed" videos (which, my god, you wouldn't believe what they call *childrens* videos, here is a link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBGGAjMg9vw) This is what we do with the butt brothers, very odd indeed. So, Kris's friend met up with us there and we waited on a few others before deciding on the dinner place of choice to fill our gullet. After HOURS of bantering back and forth, with Kris calling almost anything *disturbing* we decided on Pasta Pomadora. Ugh, this is getting to long. The gist is we ate, drank, had donuts at a (get this) 24 HOUR KRISPY KREME!! Dan and i purchased way to much donuts, since we are not big sweet eaters. There was also ambulance activity because apparently some guy fainted out front. I of course took photos.Which I am so frustrated with the blog that I am done posting pictures. End of story. She got on the plane ok and made it home to Matt and Odessa. Good time had by all!
























Monday, February 2, 2009

O.M.G...Dork.

Yes, I made a catster page for my cat. He is evil and coming for you..MUWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

http://www.catster.com/cats/952968

(I decided, he looks like he is ready to throw-up or completely drugged out. Must be too much skillet.)