Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Brandy!! :)

We had to say goodbye to the whole gang on a stormy day! But we managed to grab a few moments to celebrate B's birthday at a local tex-mex eatery!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY B!!!! Hope you found a few more moments to celebrate once you were safely home!!

Here are a few more pictures from the weekend:

Odie was very interested in Andy!

Opposite sides of the chair ;)

Odie isn't so sure about this! (forgive the blurry photo)

Andy is in SENSORY mode! He feels everything! It is so sweet to watch! Did I mention Mom broke her arm? Here is her little grandson checking out the green cast!

And here is Andy passing judgement on my floors!! :) Thank goodness I got to mop that spot! heehee SENSORY EXPLORER AT WORK!!

A FUN new book from Beth that ANDY LOVED!!!!!

Cold cutie all bundled up to go out in the storm!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday fun with Andy!!

There is a story that goes with these pictures :)!!!

My globe trotting father reportedly debated about what in the world to bring the baby from Italy! (note: he should NEVER EVER worry b/c he has an innate sense with gift giving)

Apparently there was a little monkey that wanted very much to visit the U.S.A. He was hanging off of a shelf when he saw the tall red bearded man come into the shop. Being a mischievous monkey (something like my beloved Curious George) he managed to climb onto the tall man's shoulder whispering his wish to traverse the ocean for America! Voila' ....the monkey's wish would come true!! After snuggling into the tightly packed suitcase of the man he now knew as Poppy, the little monkey was introduced to another red bearded man, his wife & a little redheaded boy! The stories of the monkey's homeland were rich with culture and ADVENTURE! The afternoon of listening and looking lead the redheaded family to dub the little monkey ---ROBERTO!!! It is said that Roberto and Redheaded Andy live to this day happily as BFF's forever!!

REALLY IT IS ALL TRUE! I have the pictures to prove it :) See below:

Andy & his BFF Roberto!

Andy LOVES Roberto!!

SO CUTE!! :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Day Weekend!

I was blessed to have my family come to Houston for the Thanksgiving holidays! I miss them all and it was truly wonderful to have them in the new home! I keep the belief that my house SMILES when it is full!

We had fun watching the now quadriped Andy (LOOK OUT WORLD!!), cooking, chatting, eating, etc. We had a wonderful visit with a close friend of the family who was kidnapped by us all for an extra night! It was terrific to catch up and enjoy good times together again! Thanks go out for making the trip down to my Austin Aunt! :)

I'll be brief here so to get on with the Andy pics ;):

On all 4's & soon to be crawling!

My first Thanksgiving table with lots of Dad's help & creativity ;)

Did anyone else feel like this after dinner?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Where is this year going? ACK!!

I hardly know where time flies and why it is in such a hurry these days!!??!!?? I have been the worst blogger ever! I will try to remedy that as the holiday season (one of my FAVE times of the year) approaches ever so quickly!!!!

I will backdate a few posts to catch those up who peruse my blog!!!! I have some WONDERFUL ANDY PICS from my recent trip home :) that make an aunt *BEAM*!!!! :)

Speaking of aunts......I am missing two! ;) Are you girls out there? I MUST find a moment to call and make sure you are both doing well! So this is my shout out to my Texas and Arkansas "aunts" in bloggy fashion!! HUGS & LOVE from Houston!! :)