Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas pictures

Merry Christmas

We had a wonderfully peaceful Christmas day. It started with midnight mass, Doug and I sang in the choir with Meemaw while Lucas sat in the congregation with grandpa. He helped his dad ring the church bells at the beginning of the service, and he stayed awake for the whole 2 1/2 hours! Timmy stayed home with Aunt Christine and Uncle Charles, so he was up nice and early the next morning. Lucas was very excited about giving me the present he had made, but seemed to be in no hurry to open his own. Doug made us a nice breakfast and Lucas started opening gifts around 11, just as Timmy went down for his nap. He stopped about halfway through to play with the unwrapped toys. We had dinner at Meemaw's house and opened gifts there in the early afternoon. We sang happy birthday to Jesus and ate the birthday cake Lucas had made the day before. When we got home Lucas was ready to open the rest of his gifts, and Timmy's too. Timmy liked playing with the toys, but wasn't very adept at the unwrapping. We turned in early, since I was exhausted (and a little feverish) and Lucas hadn't had a nap. But a good night's sleep did wonders, so today I got to partake in my annual second-day-of-Christmas celebration... shopping :) I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas celebration as well. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Zilker Tree

Timmy enjoyed spinning around under the Zilker Park Christmas tree. Posted by Picasa

Zilker Zephyr

Lucas loves riding the train. It has a great view of the trail of lights. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

On the road

Timmy enjoys some kolaches from West, Texas.

We spent most of Saturday on the road. First a three-hour drive to Fort Worth for Great-great Uncle John Godfrey's funeral, then a five hour drive to Houston for an evening wedding at Rice University. Then we left Houston at 5am to make it back to Austin in time for morning services. It was a long day.

On the other hand, watching someone say goodbye to the person they've been married to for 58 years, and watching another couple take that first step to couplehood in the same day cetainly gives you some perspective.

The funeral pictures are posted primarily for the benefit of those family members who were not able to travel to the funeral. Posted by Picasa

Dan and Rachel's wedding

Final respects to Great-Great Uncle John

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gingerbread house

Little Drummer Boy

Timmy has discovered percusion! He loves clapping and playing the drum. Posted by Picasa

Say "Ahhhh!"

Timmy amuses himself during Uncle Travis's house inspection (he's thinking of buying a house). Posted by Picasa

Card Shark

Enjoying some family time on Sunday. Now that Timmy crawls we have to be more creative about where we play games. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 08, 2006

Santa picture

Funny, I don't think we've ever taken Lucas's picture with St. Nick. Lucas still wasn't interested, but Timmy was a good sport. Thanks to Tiffany's father for modeling for us at the MOMS Club party! Posted by Picasa

Special Delivery

Back in April our roof suffered hail damage, so we're finally getting it replaced. We had fun watching the roofers deliver the shingles on Wednesday. They worked on the roof all day today and will finish tomorrow.

We also have a special package in the wagon from cousin Jamie. Lucas is really enjoying the toys you sent, Jamie thanks for sharing! Lucas loves pink. (sorry Doug!) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fun in the sand

We attended two birthday parties on Saturday. The first was for Dominic (Lucas's friends from the MOMS club playgroup), who turned three. Timmy and Lucas really enjoyed playing in the sand volleyball pit.

The second was for Adam, but I don't know how old he is. There was toasting and lots of good Irish food, but we had to get the kids home to bed so we missed out on the ballad singing, sigh.

And I just found out that Scott Alexander was born to our friends Christi and David on Thursday evening :) Best wishes to you. After awhile you can adjust to functioning on less sleep. Really.

In other news, Timmy's two top teeth have cut through, so he should have his two front teeth by Christmas. He's also crawling and pulling up more. We'll be in Florida next week for Thanksgiving, so an early happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Another Timmy First

Timmy trying to break the piniata. Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday Godson

John Paul had his first birthday party on Saturday. Lucas enjoyed the piniata and was very sad when we had to leave before the cake was cut (Doug didn't want to miss too much of the Rice v Tulsa game).

In other news, my sister Christine has moved back to Austin. She's going to help us cut down a tree growing over our house later today. Posted by Picasa