Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day weekend

We leave the great state of Texas in one week, but before we left, we had the chance to head up to my parent's house in Carthage. My Grandfather (who had not yet met any of my kids) came up from Florida for the weekend, so it there was extra motivation to be there. sadly, Mitch had to work, so it was just me and the kids. It was a very full weekend, and we got to see lots of family that it's going to be hard to see as often once we get to Salt Lake.
This smiley little man was a universal favorite.
He smiled for Great Grandpa Colley,
even Great Grandpa Jones couldn't resist him. He NEVER holds babies.
Fergus tolerated him nicely. He's a pretty nice kitty.
The big kids had fun, too. Uncle James and Aunt Lindsay brought cousin Brody for them to play with.
They had watermelon together.
They colored, and played with trains.
And they hung out on the stoop.
Myra is becoming the master of the "look", isn't she?
This one is my favorite. Can't you hear the sarcasm? Especially compared to Brody's sweet smile.
We spent a lot of time outside, even though it was pretty hot.
Logan is a monkey wherever he goes.
And this pile of lawn clippings was endlessly fascinating.
As were Duncan's toes.
Sticks of all shapes and sizes were available for poking and prodding.
Sometimes it's nice just to chill on the porch.
Inside, the kids found lots to do as well.
Logan "helped" Pappy organize his food storage. He is endlessly entertained by the cans rolling down the "tracks".
Pappy's elliptical machine was fun, too. Look at that happy face!
 Myra finds accessories wherever she goes.
Oma and Pappy's bed was fun, too. In fact, that was where Myra took her naps each day.
On Saturday, Oma kept her company.
And on Sunday, Fergus kept her cozy.
We all had a truly wonderful weekend. We are going to miss our family so much!! I can't believe we are moving in just a week. Yikes!

Monday, May 23, 2011


For the last 2 years, Logan has been taking gymnastics at Heart of Texas gym with his beloved Coach Melissa. He loves it so much! Each year they put on a program.
Dudes flash with one arm.
On the little beam, jumping on the bugs.
And the BIG beam!
He loves the rope swing.
And all manner of bars
Here is a video of their program. Coach Melissa is leading them.
More videos, for those who might be interested, can be viewed on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/kdeshazer

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The third child

For the first baby...
toys are carefully selected for maximal stimulation and encouragement of visual development.
For the third baby...
that toy from the kids meal doesn't have THAT many pokey parts.

For the first child...
a blanket or quilt is carefully spread over the spotlessly clean carpet prior to any time on the floor.
For the third child...
I'm pretty sure I vacuumed this week.

But some things never change.
Daddy always loves to snuggle.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Otto 03/2011-12, Happy Animals tee

Otto 03/2011-12, Happy Animals tee
Originally uploaded by kid_md

Myra loves her little brother! She was thrilled to have a new shirt to wear when he wore his new shirt. So sweet!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The new 'Do

For Mother's Day, my sweetheart sent me off to the spa for a much needed hair cut and facial. I decided it was time for a serious change.
It's not a huge departure, style-wise, but it is shorter than it has ever been in my adult life. I love it, but it's going to take some getting used to. And I may have to learn how to use my blow dryer.
I was surprised and pleased that I had enough to donate again! I cut off 10 inches. Not bad for a little over a year of growing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

San Antonio Zoo

On Monday we had to say good bye to Rina, and since we were already headed to Austin, we decided to just go the extra hour and take the kids to the Zoo in San Antonio. Man, these kids love the zoo!
As soon as we got there, they wanted to see this guy.
On the way, we checked out the komodo dragon,
checked out the aquarium,
How cute are these guys? The kids loved them!
We ran from some goats,
and made friends with some birds.
We even rode the train! The kids totally loved that!
Duncan had a blast, too. He's such a happy dude.
They were pretty tuckered out by the time we headed home. It was such an awesome day!!