Monday, November 23, 2009

Kaylons 1st recital at Mothers Day Out


The cutest 10 minutes I have ever witnessed. Thank you to GG, Mema, Grammy, Aunt Mel, Brynlee, and Chance for coming out to watch! To see the pictures click here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Washing cars with Daddy




As always, you can view more photos by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Really?


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Something to BLOG about...

So, that incredibly wonderful and adorably handsome husband of mine brought home my Christmas present last weekend. Of course he couldn't help himself but to give me my new CAMERA! Yay! Its a Nikon D70...whatever that means! I just know now, I'm going to look like the tourist/ obsessive picture taking mommy lady. Its cool though..I can pull it off. So, before I retire my old " always miss the good shot" camera I figured I would use it to take a picture of my new awesomeness camera.Ta da! There it is! Thank you Baby!

So here are some pictures with my new awesomeness camera...

Daddy and Kaylon playing


One Cute KID!


Kaylon and Aunt Meagan



Helping Noni cook


To see more random awesomeness pictures click here.

Something to blog about #2

Check this out... the best bouquet I ever got. (Sorry Daddy.) Just melt my heart. Of course they are in a vase on the kitchen counter right now!

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Thing

So...I have entered a new phase of trying to contribute to our household via my "Stay Home Mommy career." Lets hope this one works out better than my cutting coupons (and forgetting to use them) phase! I found this blog thru my SIL newly renovated blog site and decided to follow. Leelou Blog revamped to a new and improved LeeLou Swag. To kick off her new website she has launched a big Favorite Things Giveaway! And seeing as how I know some giveaway goers who have had some luck, I have decided to give it a shot. 1st on the list to win is a New JOOVY sit and stand caboose...which I AM STOKED about because I have been trying to convince my wonderful hubby to buy me this very stroller since we found out we are pregnant with baby #2. So wish me luck! To check out her new blog click on the link above or on her button to the right.
A few things on my list I can not live with out...
1) Mothers Day Out! If you are not taking your local church up on this 2x week break...its a must. It has helped my son flourish in his social skills while allowing Mommy to get some groceries and chores done in peace!
2) My new NIKON D70 camera, that my wonderful hubby brought home to me last week that thankfully replaced my "always miss the good shot" digital camera. I have taken it with me everywhere!
3) My mini notebook. Talk about handy. so small and compact, easy to carry with you and always have a full computer nearby.

Thanks for staying with me thru my new endeavour!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mothers Milk Bank

Just following up from our awesome day at the
Houston Zoo Boo thanks to the Mothers Milk Bank.
Can you find us?
(Hint: 1st row...ok...second box..oh, and Jenna and Kinzie are 2nd row 5th box)

A little info on the Milk Bank:

Our story
Austin neonatologist Dr. Sonny Rivera remembers the baby who started it all. Born two months early, this tiny baby boy lost two-thirds of his intestines due to complications because his mother could not provide him breast milk. Seeing this sick baby, another mom who had an ample supply of milk, offered to donate hers.“I had to tell her no, though I felt sure breast milk was what this baby needed, because we didn’t have a way to test or pasteurize her milk.”“After two weeks of this baby in trouble, I was going crazy. The one baby you always remember is the one you didn’t save.”In 1999, after reviewing massive amounts of data confirming their own experience in the NICU, Dr. Rivera along with the late Dr. George Sharpe, decided to start the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin (MMBA), a community resource to improve the survival rate of premature and ill infants.Today, Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is a nonprofit organization which carefully screens donor mothers, accepts milk donations, and then pasteurizes and dispenses donor human milk by physician prescription to premature and ill infants. We also work to educate the medical community about the benefits of donor milk. In addition, by recruiting and supporting donor mothers we encourage breastfeeding. We are the second largest milk bank in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world.Our MissionTo accept, pasteurize and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription primarily to premature and ill infants.Our VisionThe Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin will be a leader in advancing the use of donor human milk to improve the quality of human life.




Having a 4 week preemie baby who spent 4 days in the NICU doesn't even compare to what some parents have to go through. I was very uneasy about the breastfeeding situation from the very beginning, but pumping RELIGIOUSLY and getting my milk to him seemed to ease the helpless feeling. It gave me the satisfaction of knowing I was doing the best I could for him.
The Milk Bank is ALWAYS in need of healthy mom's willing to donate their surplus supply of this precious liquid. Please check out their blog for more information. And PLEASE spread the word!
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