Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Team

Here is the picture of our bowling team...me, Ashley, Lowell and Scott. If you have no idea what this is about...see the "A Good Cause" post below. For those of you who don't want to look below...I did not join a real bowling team...this was for charity. We had so much fun...and can't wait for next year...don't you just love the "bowling" pose?!?!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's that time again!!!

RODEO!!! Well...almost. We had our annual Safety Committee party this weekend and it was a blast, as usual. Katie got to hang out with her cousin Dani and Uncle Andy and Aunt ShaNayNay...which was way fun for her! And, we got to spend time catching up with rodeo peeps and listening and dancing to great music. Our table, as usual, was the most fun. We sat with Mimi and Gaga, Vickie (my sister) and friends, Tara and John, Susan and Toni...a whole bunch of trouble makers!!! Just kidding!

Here we are...love to break out the good ol cowboy hats!!!!

Good try Vickie...I cannot be fooled when you are trying to take a NASTY candid pic.

Me and my sis!

Tara and John...hamming it up!

Mimi and Gaga cuttin' a rug...so cute!

We had so much fun at our table. Susan decided that building a beer-amyd was a great plan...so here it is at its beginning stages...

And, the final product...a HUGE beer-amyd! (Just a side note: we stole some of these cans from other tables so that we could finish it...we are not THAT bad!)

And, here are some of us with Rick Trevino in front of our creation. He walked away from his autograph line to check out the beer-amyd and pose for a picture with us. Nice guy and great singer! We had such a fun time this year...can't wait for rodeo!!!

By the way...as we were walking out the door...our beer-amyd took a dive...so sad!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stinky Sock!

Katie loves to take Daddy's socks and say "tinky, tinky sock"...it is just so darn cute I had to add it and include a picture of the stinky sock too!

A Good Cause!

Last weekend Mommy and Daddy participated in the HISD Bowl-a-Thon to raise money for Junior Achievement. I slept for the first hour, but once I woke up I had a blast! Running, playing, and socializing with all of Mommy and Daddy's teacher friends. Here are some bowling pictures...the batteries died before Mommy could get a team photo. But, she hopes to add one soon. A really fun time was had by all!

Is it really January?

It was such a beautiful weekend a couple of weekends back that we headed down to Kemah to enjoy the "spring-like" weather. Here is Katie posing with her Daddy.

Enough pictures...let's go!

I have gotten to the point where I REFUSE to hold hands...which is apparently not what Mommy and Daddy prefer. Guess it just solidifies the fact that I am a little independent. Mommy says that everyone already knew that the day that I was born...what is that supposed to mean?!?!?

Chug It!

Katie got ahold of an empty apple juice jug and showed us her impression of chug-a-lug! (Also note the absence of her feet...she kept tucking them up in her overalls...such a silly girl!)


Katie has always been a fan of carrots...her doctor even said that she was a little "orange hued" due to her love of the veggie. Well, when given a choice between gold fish and cooked carrots...here is what she chose...


And...when they were gone...here is the reaction...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Couple Random Pics

My mom just sent these pictures to me and I love them. The first is a great picture of our little family on Christmas morning. We rarely get the chance to take pictures together. Katie is trying out her innocent pose.

This picture was taken on Dani's birthday at Joe's Crab Shack. These are Katie's Houston cousins. The cousin number is growing...2 on the way, 2 who, unfortunately, live in Kerrville and 1 who, also unfortunately, lives in Miami.

From left, Jack, Anna, Dani, Katie and Austin....what a crew!

Friday, January 11, 2008

16 Months

Katie is 16 months old today! She is still the same old silly little girl...but just bigger and more hair. Plus, she runs around constantly...so she is thinning out a bit. Her favorite thing to do is go outside and swing or slide. She brings her shoes or jacket up to me saying "Momma, Momma, etc." until I put them on her and open the back door. She makes it pretty hard on us if we don't let her go out and explore. She will just chase Berit and check out the neighbors through the fence. She has picked up quite a few new words and phrases...most of which we only understand. But, once explained, you could figure it out. Some of the best that she says are "wub you", which is my favorite, she says "stop" when she hears a dog barking (that is what we tell Berit), she says "ba time" (bath time), "yucky sock"...that one is interesting...but I will leave it up to your imagination. She also loves to dance and shake her little bottom when she hears music...especially marching bands, as in college football. Which, by the way, is her favorite (and only) thing to watch on tv. Pretty much...we love this kid...and she is more fun every day! Please continue to check back...she does blog-worthy stuff quite often!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Welcome 2008!

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a great 2008! We are finally caught up on posting! If you want to see all of my holiday fun you will have to be sure that you click on "older posts" at the bottom of this page...I was busy!

Happy New Year from Katie!

It hit Katie like a ton of bricks once we got home from all of our travels...she needed to catch up...and I don't mean on eating!


It is a tradition with our crew at the beach to do a "cleansing" on New Year's Day...called the Polar Splash. Well, this year only 6 people were crazy enough to do the splash...it was COLD!

Here they are getting wet! The rule is that you must get entirely wet...and then you can retreat.

By the way...my Mommy and Daddy are not in this picture...they are taking the picture. They aren't CRAZY!

New Year's Eve At the Beach

We headed down to the beach house to bring in the New Year. It was so nice on New Year's Eve that I even got to ride my 4-wheeler on the beach with Gringo. Mommy got these cute pics from the deck...she thought I looked like such a big girl following Gringo on my ride!

I got a little tired of driving...

Let's take a walk!

The New Year's Eve party was so fun. They had rented out a huge house, catered great food, and had a DJ...which was the best part. Here's my Mommy cutting loose...I think she was singing something called Vanilla Ice?!?! Whatever that is!

Daddy and Matt tried to keep a low profile...their wives were acting crazy enough!

Keely, on the other hand, showed off her high kicks! She was too good!

And, I act like I saw it all! But, I really crashed in the car on the way to the party and slept on a lower bunk until it was time to jet. But, I heard the party was fun!

What's Cookin' in the Kitchen?

I love my kitchen! This keeps me busy for hours! And, cleaning it all up at the end of the day keeps Mommy busy too!

Christmas at the Ranch

Once we headed out of Houston...we headed to Fredericksburg to spend a few days at Nana's Ranch! It was so cold...and so much fun. As soon as we got out of the car I got to play with my cousins and stretch my legs after the car ride. I love the slide...but I am not so sure about these gloves!

Then it was time for presents! This phone is so cool and I am not even paying attention to the gift that Daddy is helping me unwrap.

Winnie the Pooh is cool too. He tells The Night Before Christmas story and rocks in his chair!

But, this horse is the best! It moves and snorts and makes cool horsey noises...I love it!

Most of the time at Nana's house was spent lounging and playing. I got to create my own "kitchen band".

I spent a lot of time sitting at this big girl table. I played here, ate here, watched football with my Daddy here. It was so fun! Mommy and Daddy went out and bought me a table at Ikea as soon as we got back to Houston.

I had so much fun running around in my diaper and slippers! Man...hanging out in the country is FUN!

We had some outdoor fun at Nana's Ranch...but it was COLD! Kind of makes it hard to run and drive!

But, swinging is nice!

Nana set up a Winter Wonderland in her front yard....it was awesome! She has tons of land and a huge front yard...so it was like walking through a park. There were more than 10 blow-ups, lights, Christmas trees and more....here is a cool pic of the fun. All of the other pictures did it little justice!

Christmas Day: A Very Busy Day!

After the visit from Santa, the visit from Tiny and Big, a quick stop at Mimi and Gaga's (did you know Santa leaves a stocking at their house for me...in addition to the stocking at my own house?!?!)...we were headed out of town. First, we made a quick stop by Gringo and Diva's house to have more Christmas fun.

Here is Gringo helping me open a very fun gift...

I love this little frog! He kept me busy for at least an hour of our road trip!

And this bear...well, he was cute...but he needed a body slam to wipe that grin off of his face! Christmas Spirit!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

I Must Have Been A Good Girl!!!

Because Santa hooked me up!

In addition to some awesome toys and clothes...I got a 4-wheeler, a kitchen, and a slide...well, the slide is actually my gift from Mimi and Gaga...but Mommy and Daddy had it assembled and ready for play along with the Santa loot!

This is my first peek at the new toys! I might just have to put this milk down!

Let's go Daddy! I LOVE to slide!

This 4-wheeler is awesome! I am going to have to tear up the back yard!

Man...there's more!?!? This kitchen is neat...I'll bet it took Santa hours to put this sucker together!!!! :)