Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two first in one day!!!

I knew this day was coming, but I didn't expect it so soon. This is what I saw this morning when I walked into Kinley's room.

Now the question is, do I convert her baby bed into a toddler bed and worry about her roaming the house at night, or do I keep it as a baby bed and worry about her breaking her neck next time she tries to escape. I think maybe I should nail some boards to the top of the crib and keep her in a little longer. I thought about hot wire, but that's probably considered child abuse!!! KIDDING!!!!!

On to the next First! Her First Haircut!!!! I decided it was time for a haircut because she was starting to sport what kind of resembled a mohawk. Not that there is anything wrong with mohawks, but if I hear someone say, "That sure is a cute little BOY you got there" one more time, I might scream!!!! So now for the photos of my Sweet Kinley and her first salon experience.

Here we are in the waiting area. Of course, my child can not stand at the Lego table like a normal child, she has to sit on top of it.

Here we are getting buckled in. I expected a fit at any moment, but it never happened.

I think she's liking this car thing!

Here's one last look!!!

A car and Elmo's World!!! Can't top that!

Here we go!!!

First Snip!!!!

Checkin' herself out!

She wasn't too sure about the hair dryer!

Struttin' her stuff right out of the Salon.
I love this kid!!!!!

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More Jake Sightings!!!!

Well, it's day 3 that Jake has been stopping by. This Morning the kids found him in Santa's chair with Santa and an ornament off of the tree. We also had the Tooth fairy drop by last night because Colton had one of his teeth knocked out yesterday at School. (Thank Goodness it was a baby tooth!) Anyway, this Morning Colton said, "Wouldn't that be funny if the Tooth fairy and elf would have met each other last night and fell in love???" Hmmmm, I think this kid might have a few romantic bones in his body.

Jake Sighting, Day #4

When my son saw where Jake was, he said, "I knew he'd end up there one day!"
I guess this is as close to a Reindeer as Jake could get!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Mischevious Elf!!!

This is Jake.

He's our elf that comes around everyday leading up to Christmas Day to make sure the kids are on their best behavior. He leaves every night to report back to Santa and let him know what's going on around here. He's been coming around for years now and the kids really get a kick out of him. They can't wait to see what he's going to do next.

This Morning, my Bailey girl went into the bathroom, eyes still half closed and sat down on the toilet. When she finally was able to function, I heard, "WE'VE GOT A VISITOR AND HE GOT INTO THE TOILET PAPER!!!!!

Colton went running into the bathroom and peeked his head around the corner. (I think the elf freaks him out a little sometimes. Especially when he's up to no good.) Colton just smiled really big and shook his head as if to say, "Mom's gonna have her hands full with this elf!" Hey, what's one more person making a mess around here???? We love our elf...Stay tuned for more Jake sightings!!!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

I should really think things through.......

As usual, our family ended up at the Deer Lease the day after Thanksgiving.  It's a Tradition!!!!  It's the only time of the year that the house at the Lease is packed with adults and kids and some of us have to bunk together.  It doesn't bother me for a big crowd to be there, but this year I was a little afraid I might bother them.  For the past few Months, I have had a snoring problem.  Not just a little snore....From the Mouth of my husband, I sound like an 800 pound hog.  I haven't always been a loud snorer, but I think since I've gotten bigger so has my snore.  I hear about it EVERY MORNING!!!!  "Man, you were really sawing logs last night."he says.....Mind you I've listened to him snore for 10 years and never complained, but God forbid me try to join the snoring club and it's No girls allowed!!!! ....Come bed time last night, the Hubby was getting a little snippy and I was in no mood.....then he had to make a joke to someone else about my snoring, so without even thinking it through I grabbed my blanket and a pillow and headed outside.....I'll show him, I'll go sleep in the truck!  I got to the truck and decided the front seats had the least to move around so that's where I laid.  Mind you it's the windiest night we've had so far and the truck is parked right under a tree.  I'm starting to regret my decision a little.  I'm laying across the whole front seat and the seat belts are stabbing me in the sides.....Thankfully there were a couple of jackets in the truck so I covered the seat belts and settled back down.   Suddenly my Heart starts to ache....not broken heartache, but what I was imagining the beginnings of a heart attack might feel like. I lay there thinking, I could have a heart attack right now and no one would even know until morning.  Well, it is what it is....I'm not going back into that house and facing defeat! My Heartache goes on for a few more minutes and then I come to the conclusion that it's probably just gas.  I lay there trying to drift off to sleep and then it comes to mind that there are some pretty big branches hovering over the windshield.  The windshield that I am laying right under.  I start picturing the wind knocking this big limb or possibly the whole tree on top of the truck and crushing me.  Again, no one would even know until the next morning. I could have a tree branch go through my chest and into the seat pinning me there and causing me to die a slow death just because I wanted to make a point. I can see the headlines now.   (I know, I have a big imagination)   I decide it's best that I get into the back seat which means I have to unhook car seats and move them to the front and remake my bed in the back seat.  Meanwhile my husband, the baby and everybody else are counting sheep inside the warm house!  I really showed them didn't I??????  I finally drift off to sleep.......3AM, I'm up.  CRAP!!!! I didn't even think about the fact that I might have to pee in the middle of night.  Well, I'm thinking about it now and I'm thinking that maybe I can hold it.....NOPE, I must go.  I step outside of the truck and squat...  What I wouldn't give to be a man right about now!!!!  All I could think about was some furry animal walking up on me while I'm out there squatting, not to mention it's really windy.  Have you ever heard that saying, "Don't Pee in the wind."  I never thought I would speak from experience, but it's really not a good idea to pee in the wind!  I get back in the truck and make myself comfortable.  5AM rolls around and I knew the Men would be getting up soon to go sit in their stands.  I started to worry that my Husband was stuck in the house with the Baby and wouldn't be able to leave her, so I gathered all of my stuff up and headed inside just in time for him to get dressed and hit the road.  I was so ready to just relax, stretch out and SNORE, but the Baby wanted to play.  She wouldn't stay in her play pen and she kept sitting on my head, bouncing up and down and laughing while I was trying to sleep.   I managed to keep it together until she fell asleep and then I was off to dreamland.   I wasn't miserable in the truck, the cool weather was right up my alley..... and everybody probably got a better nights sleep because I wasn't in the room "sawing logs" all night, but I think I will definitely think it through next time before I decide to sleep in the truck again! 

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Since we moved to San Antonio 3 years ago, our house has been the go to house for Thanksgiving.  I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with the fact that we are only an hour away from the Deer Lease and the Men can just jump in the truck after filling their guts and head that way!!!  Greg always gets up around 6:00am to start the Turkey Thanksgiving Morning.   This Morning I decided to get up with him so naturally the camera came out!

Here's my Honey at 6am on Thanksgiving Day cooking our Turkey in his flip flops and Shorts!!!!  Could we please have a little cooler weather so it would actually feel like Thanksgiving!!!!!

Here's his friend that kept him Company.  I think he took pleasure in staring at the Turkey and thinking, BETTER HIM THAN ME!!!!!!

Kinley was so excited when she got up and saw her Daddy.  She's not use to him being home in the middle of the week!
She loves her Daddy so Much!!!!!

Time to go outside and Play.  Not exactly cold enough for the hat, but I think it's so cute so she wore it!

Not exactly sure what this was about, but I thought he was cute so I took his picture.  I love his adventurous spirit!!!

Kinley & PawPaw

After Dinner we decided to take Family pictures!!!!!

Here's my Mom and Dad aka known as MawMaw & PawPaw Melder

This is Greg's Mom and Dad aka Papa & Ninny Kleiber

The Kleiber Gang!!!

Ninny & Papa Kleiber and the Grandkids!!!

The Kleiber's and Melder's .......(My Mom and Dad)

Here's my Gang!!!!  I am so blessed!!!!

This is Mike, Mary, Katie & Klay.....Mike is Greg's Brother!

Throughout the Day, I just walked around taking misc. pictures.....

Bailey and MawMaw making the Fruit Salad

My Dad on the back porch peeling potatoes

Bailey and her two Grandma's (Ninny and MawMaw)

Klay & Colton

Bailey & Katie

My Sister in Law, Mary and Me.

Boys will be Boys!!!!

The Kid Table

The Adult Table......minus Greg and I (We sat at the Bar)  I am Thankful that my table is full of Food and Family!

I think Kinley really enjoyed the Turkey.  She wouldn't even remove it from her mouth to take a picture!

The Men with their Bellies full watching a little football and talking about how they are going to package their next batch of Deer Sausage.

and last but not least.....It wouldn't be Thanksgiving Day without the Sales Papers strowed all over the living room while everyone finds everything they HAVE TO HAVE!!!!!!  Mary usually maps it all out!!!!

It has been a Great Day!  I am Thankful for these People that I have the privilege of calling Family. 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

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