Friday Fun Spot: Blowing Out Matches

Ellisa starting picking up “blowing” after I blew her bubbles in the garage for probably an hour the other day. Then daddy blew on her food to cool it down that same evening and it stuck. Match lighting and blowing out practice soon began. Hudson of course joined right in on the fun, but he … Continue reading

Top 10 NICU Knows for Parents

Ellisa with Nurse Vicky

This is a list I’ve been working on since day one and I’ve finally gotten around to finishing it up. It’s been awhile since I was in NICU for those 2.5 months, but some things you’ll never forget. Here’s my top 10 list of things all parents should know if they’re having to deal with … Continue reading

The First Big Fall

Hudson's Bad Fall

Hudson has fallen before. He has fallen plenty. He has drawn blood numerous amounts of times. However, last Thursday was the day of all falls. I’m not sure if I should celebrate it–with the hopes that a mom can have only one of these stories–or if I should slap myself for allowing it to happen. … Continue reading

Friday Fun Spot: Ellisa Driving in the Garage

I’ve somewhat converted the garage into a play area when daddy’s car is out of the garage. It’s great because I can open the garage door to let in the sun and air. I simply gate it with the old cage and wha-laa, it’s playtime. When the weather is bad, the kids need a change … Continue reading

With Cold comes Colds

So it hasn’t gotten that cold considering we live in central Texas, but ever since Winter began, we’ve been sick. It all started the day after Thanksgiving when Ellisa starting sneezing and had a runny nose. Then of course Hudson got it and then me. Nothing major. Just your standard stuffy nose, sore throat, night … Continue reading

Friday Fun Spot: Hudson Breathing Duck Quacks

Hudson Breathing Duck Quacks

I know it makes no sense, but just watch.

Friday Fun Spot: Ellisa’s Good Ideas

Ellisa's Good Ideas

Happy Friday! I don’t know how Charles does it, but when he starts recording the kids, they seem to do adorable things. Here’s an example of Ellisa shaking her head “no” and both of them learning to sign “please”.

Christmas and New Year’s Write-Up 2011

Ellisa Dancing with Santa

This has easily been the best Christmas I have had since being an adult. The Purma’s came into town and we did nothing but truly enjoying ourselves. Going to see Santa, Christmas cookie making, home-made meals (Thank You Vicki!), lots of presents, and tons of family and love made for the best Christmas ever. The … Continue reading

2011 in Review: Blog Stats

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. How cool is this? Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out … Continue reading

Top 10 photos of 2011: The Purma Peanuts

Top 10 Photos of 2011

I thought it would be fitting to ring in the new year with the top 10 photos of the Purma peanuts. Since the twins were born in 2010, these are actually the top 10 photos from September 14th, 2010–2011. But honestly, most are from 2011. My criterion was the shot had to be either gorgeous, … Continue reading