Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Lunch

We got the kiddos and mommos together for a little lunch today at Nancy's house and had them wear their costumes. Check out the cute pics below.

All animals with a little fairy dust sprinkled in for good measure.

Mia after getting caught with the frosting spreader! Too cute.

Seriously. Can you imagine anything more sweet than Ryan Pollard in his frog costume?

Oh, and here's my child. This is the moment of realization that Mom really isn't going to allow her to eat the sprinkles straight from the bowl.

I think we're going to officially call this Maizie's "transition" week, because she's been out of sorts all week long. We went to the Dr. on Monday and she FREAKED OUT. She wouldn't even let them get her height. The Dr. was examining her and asking me development questions. He asked about her language and before I could answer, Maizie told him, "Bye, Bye, Doctor. No Sir! Diaper On!" He said, "Well, that answers that!" I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have such a healthy (and generally happy) child. Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for the pleasure of being her mom. It definitely never gets boring.
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Buzzy Body

Once upon a time, a little girl named Maizie was afraid of her Halloween costume. The good fairy grandma swooped into town and waved her magic wand and now we can't get her out of it. Here she is reading, counting and buzzing in her new favorite outfit.

We have a BIG GIRL!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Movin' On Up

Ok, so I don't have a ton of house pictures. I should've taken some with the house empty, but now it is strewn with boxes. I'll post some pics when things are closer to how I want them. Everything went really well with closing and the move. BIG THANKS goes out to my parents for coming in from Michigan to help paint and watch Maizie, to Jason's sister, husband and 5 kids for signing up for a weekend of manual labor, and to our Young Marrieds friends for making move day happen so quickly and painlessly. We could not have done it without all the help!

Here we are getting our keys and trying to look ceremonious about it.

Jason painted ceilings for 2 days straight. So now I can think of him whenever I look up.

Maizie in front of "Maizie's house." She's done really well adjusting to the new place. She loves going up and down the stairs to put her babies to bed and then to go wake them up. All that work has worn her out and makes for great nap times and bed times! She's really been a trooper through all of the change. Hopefully little brother's arrival is just as smooth.

A new addition to the family. We finally gave Maizie her birthday present from us last night. It was hiding in a box, so it missed her actual day. "Kitty" quickly joined the ranks of Maizie's other babies and has already gone for a ride in the baby stroller and on the baby swing. Kitty purrs and meows and came with a bottle that Maizie likes to gnaw on.
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The Face

Here's what happens when we ask Maizie to make "the face." Pretty much the cutest, grumpiest face ever.

Ok, this isn't "the face" - just a cute picture of Maizie in Nana's glasses.
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Birthday Fun!

Birthday evening was a lot of fun. Mia and Ally stopped by and the three girls went on a quick wagon ride around the block.

Nana and Papa got her some baby dolls. Here she is hugging them to death.

"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!" Is there any better way to enter two-ness than with a good ol' fashioned tantrum in the middle of Red Robin?

All better. Here's Maizie enjoying her birthday sundae.
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Pumpkin Patch Visit

So, we've had a busy week! In the span of 7 days, we have a new house, Jason has a new job, and we have a new 2-year-old! I only know how to post 4 pics at a time through Picassa, so I'm just gonna post a whole bunch for your viewing pleasure.

We went to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm to take a break from moving and to celebrate Maizie's birthday. She wasn't quite sure about the hay ride, but she came around for the second half of the ride.

She had fun playing on this marrooned boat with daddy.

What's cooler than seeing some chickens and ducks?

Here's the only picture I got with the pumpkins. There was too much going on to stay still for long.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Tagged by Myra

Here's the rules:

Grab the nearest book.Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your blog along with these instructions. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.

So, I was packing up the last two books we had out from the bathroom and thought I should go ahead and fulfill my tag from Myra. Here's my quote from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century". This excerpt is from The Golden Honeymoon by Ring Lardner:

"So they got another lady and kept on playing and soon Mrs. Hartsell was the one everybody was laughing at, as she had a long shot to hit the black ball, and as she made the effort her teeth fell out on to the court. I never seen a woman so flustered in all my life. And I never heard so much laughing, only Mrs. Hartsell didn't join in and she was madder than a hornet and wouldn't play no more, so the game broke up."

Since most of you Austinites have been tagged, I'll send a shout out to my ol' College Station and Denver cronies. I tag: Angela R., Jennifer T., Sarah N., Irma W.

Friday, October 10, 2008

And Counting...

Today is October 10th.

2 months until we meet our baby boy.
10 days until our baby girl is 2 years old.
5 days until we close on our brand new house.

Today is a good day.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Un-stupid Maizie Tricks

Here's a cute video of Maizie's latest tricks. And, no, I didn't teach her "hook 'em horns." I've been screaming "Let's Go Blue!" at her and the Wolverines for the past two years, but it doesn't seem to sink in.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Lots going on in the wide world of George. Mainly, we close on our house 2 weeks from today! We go to pick up the refugee family today and get them settled in their apartment. Then our attentions can turn to getting us settled in our new place! Anyway, I found just enough time to post a few pics of Maizie & Co. for your viewing pleasure.




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