Archive for June, 2007


Children’s Museum

When Grandma visits, we always try to do something fun.  We went to the Austin Children’s museum on Friday and had a great time.  Looking over the pictures, I realized Ella is looking a lot older these days…she will be 18 months next week.  How time has flown, especially since we have moved to Manor!

Little Mommy

Tunnel Vision


Kicked out of swimming lessons?

Well, we signed up Rilyn for swimming lessons this summer because she desperately needs it!  She is freaked out to go under the water or even float in water with floaties on!  She had her first lesson this week and she cried during most of it.  After the lesson the head instructor informed me that my daughter will be ‘asked to leave’ the swimming lessons (with a refund of course) if she keeps up her crying.  They told me Rilyn has one more chance to prove that she can do a lesson with minimal crying because otherwise it is “unsafe for the instructor”.  (Rilyn did flail wildly at the instructor a couple of times when she was trying to get her to back float!)  I’ll keep you posted to see if Rilyn was “allowed” to keep having lessons!


Ella’s Movie Trailer

Well it took us 6 months to get started but we are on our way to getting Ella’s first year movie produced. The trailer below is a taste of chapters to be released in the coming months. I think you will notice the imprint of today’s popular TV shows, which sets up to the rest of the movie of the mystery who is Ella. I hope you like it and feel compelled to share.

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New Website and June Update

Well, it’s been awhile and we have finally gotten our website to where we want it so that means we can blog a lot more and update videos/photos often.  We’ve been busy lately!  We had my 28th birthday and our 6th wedding anniversary in May(we got new furniture and frames to fill up our house), Rilyn’s 3rd birthday party/barbeque(at The Little Gym and then back to our house for food), VBS(I taught the 3/4 year old class with Rilyn in it), Rilyn’s first dentist appt. (she has a developmental cavity-which means she was born with it)  😦  She will have to get some anesthia and have it filled in a month.  She also had her 3 year portraits done which she did a great job smiling.  Now we are settling back down into the routine of things…

Rilyn's First Trip to the Dentist

Rilyn's 3-year old Portrait

Ella is 17 months and talking like crazy.  She repeats nearly everything she hears but her favorite things to say are “I did it!” and “share” (she loves to say that when Rilyn has any toy in her hand).  Rilyn is such a big girl, she is fully potty trained now!  Hallelujah!!!  She keeps us laughing.  Some of our favorites:  Rilyn tripped on the floor and said, “Wow, I just freaked out!”

Rilyn sometimes likes to greet mommy by saying “Hello, my heiness.”  (She heard that from a cartoon, daddy does not call mommy that.)

Rilyn saw her name written in cursive on a piece of paper and she said that it said, “ChickFila” because she is so used to seeing the ChickFila sign and it is in cursive.

Rilyn likes to tell us when we say something nice to her, “You can say that again!”

I told Rilyn that daddy killed the fire ants in the yard.  She said, “Did they die on the cross like Jesus?”

My photography business!

June 2007