Thursday, August 18, 2011

Henry + Evelyn

Evelyn's future husband was born today!!  Henry and Evelyn had their first date back in April when Henry's Mommy, Emily, came to visit.  They went to a Tim McGraw concert, spent a day on the beach, cried through a movie was basically love at first sight (through their mother's bellies, of course!).

Here's the handsome little man...
And the card Evelyn sent her boyfriend today...

In all seriousness, though, there's something even more special about your best friends having babies after you have had one of your own.  I have never been so sad to live so far away from her (stupid Texas), and I can't believe I won't get to meet this little guy until November! least it will just be a few weeks before I'll get to meet yours! :-)  How fun that we all have 2011 babies, neatly spaced 3 months apart!

Congratulations Jason & Emily!!  He is precious, and we can't wait to meet him in November!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Are You Ready for Some Football?

...because I am!!!

Play Date with Gwen

This morning Evelyn had a play date with her friend, Gwen.  Gwen is the beautiful daughter of Aaron and Hollie, friends from our church, and is just 16 days younger than Evelyn.  Hollie and I enjoyed being pregnant together, and I know the girls will enjoy growing up together.  Here are some pictures of their fun (crazy times being almost 3 months old!).

I love Gwen's face in this picture!
 Beautiful girls!
 Gwen's big brother, Sam, doesn't know what to do with TWO baby girls in the house!

 For a second, they were holding hands sweet!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We're Real Texans Now

Dan done caught hisself a 'possum!

Over the last few weeks/months, Dan has noticed some odd droppings in our back yard.  He also noticed one of our fence panels had been gnawed on the bottom.  We have 2 little rat dogs that live in our neighborhood, so he thought maybe one of them was trying to bite through the fence and get in.  When my Dad was here after Evelyn was born, the two of them fixed the fence, but the droppings still remained.  We finally came to the conclusion that we might have an opossum visiting us at night.

After talking with multiple friends we figured out that we had a few options:

  1. Shoot the sucker.  Then dispose of it on your own.
  2. Buy some concentrated fox urine (really? who sells this?! - hunting stores apparently).  This keeps the opossum away because they smell the "predator".
  3. Rent a trap from animal control and let them take care of it.
Since we are Rocky Mountain/Midwest implants into South Texas, we don't own cowboys boots, an F-150, or a shotgun, so we opted for option 3.

Last night, we loaded up the car and found the Corpus Christi Animal Care Center.  I thought Evelyn and I would go along for the ride to get out of the house for a bit.  Being the Mom of the Year that I am, I left her diaper bag at home thinking, "this should be quick" of course she thought it was a good time to manage a blowout.  

Evelyn and I waited patiently in the car thinking this would take 5 minutes or so (remember, the poor girl is sitting in poop - and screaming).  After signing his life away, and apparently taking a class on how to trap an opossum, Dan emerged 20 minutes later with his newly rented 'possum trap.
Once we got home (and poop changed), Dan set out to find the perfect place to set up the trap.  Here he's indicating where he usually sees the droppings when mowing.
Here he is setting up the trap like a pro (since he took the class).  He ended up switching the location 2-3 more times as the evening pressed on as he mulled over the best way to catch the little rodent.
And...success.  We caught one on the first night!  He looks so little and sad.  Gross little disease carrying, nasty varmint that he is.

Breaking News (as I write this blog!):  When Dan picked up the trap yesterday, they told him that he could call back and they would come dispose of it.  However after calling and asking them to come pick it up (which they confirmed they would), they called back 10 minutes later and told me they don't pick up opossums anymore (as of August 1, 2011).  Welcome to South Texas...  Looks like I'm going to have to learn how to shoot a 'possum!


  • There wasn't really a just took WAY longer than it should for him to get the trap from the animal people.
  • I have now put emergency diapers in both cars for when I think we don't need a diaper bag!
(to be continued...)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Look What I Did Today!!

Mommy was trying to get some pictures of me while I was playing on my tummy today.

I was sitting like this...

...and I thought I'd surprise her and do this...

I actually surprised myself a little bit, too!  Of course, when Mommy got out that video camera to tape it, I decided I was done and wanted to just be on my back to play.  But I rolled over from my tummy to my back today!  (all by myself!)