Saturday, March 27, 2010

Texas Bluebonnets

Within weeks of moving to Texas last year, we kept seeing these blue flowers everywhere! In ditches; in vacant lots; along the highway; on front lawns. We had no idea what they were. Now that we are a year smarter we know that this little blue flower is a bluebonnet, the official flower of Texas and the first real sign that spring is here. Today we went for a hike and found bluebonnets all along the way. They are beautiful, and I am in love with them.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Try this at home!

Just in case we aren't friends on facebook, or you didn't see my status today (and if you didn't see it why? You should be face-stalking me because I am cool!), here it is:

Random fact of the day: It is impossible to hum with your nose plugged (I bet everyone reading this just tried to do it. I tried it this morning when I heard it!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's hard to be two

I work as a nanny. I take care of two little girls, one who is four and one who is almost two. The two year old has become obsessed with birds lately (which, come to think of it, is probably my fault because I often use birds to distract her in the car). The other day we were on a walk when we spotted a hawk flying overhead. We stopped and watched it land in a small wooded area across the river. The two year old got really excited, turned to me and said "Catch bird?" I, of course, said that we couldn't catch the bird because it was too far away. Cue meltdown; full blown, whining, crying meltdown. With tears streaming down her face, she looked at me, and in between sobs said "Catch bird *sob*sniff* please? *wail*sob*sniff* Catch bird?" I tried my best to explain to her why we couldn't catch it, but she probably didn't understand: I was laughing too hard. If laughing at a toddler's meltdown over a bird makes me a bad person, then so be it. It was one of the funniest things I have ever encountered as a nanny, and I will laugh about it for weeks to come.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Maybe he should get more sleep...

I don't think Husband was fully awake when he dressed for work this morning. Those pants don't look like Army issue to me...

Friday, March 12, 2010


Okay, so that's not the most original post title, but it sums up how I feel. As of today, Husband has completed his Masters of Arts degree! He has been taking part-time classes for a couple of years now, and 10 months ago we decided that he should take classes full-time. Even though it meant putting our plans on hold, we don't regret the decision. It would have taken him years to finish if he had continued as a part-time student. To celebrate, I bought him balloons and a 32 pack of Coke (Husband drinks so much Coke, I am surprised his teeth aren't rotting out of his mouth!). Way to go Husband! I am proud of you!

Husband was trying to look smart and educated in the next two pictures...not sure it worked!