Monday, July 11, 2011

Katie Bird's 1st birthday!

Birthday girl. (Bday dress courtesy of Nannie and Bop.)

My favorite pic of the day. This child has never had a cupcake or anything similar; she is a quick study. I love this child :)

Sugar is kicking in...

The happy daddy.

Meg and Kate's new baby. Both are obsessed... no pressure :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Water play day

Let's go bowling!

We went bowling with an almost-three-year old and a five week old but, believe it or not, it was super fun.
Meg was so cute with her six-pounder (the smallest ball) as she "threw" the ball down the lane. She cheered and danced the whole time the ball rolled down the lane (very, very slowly). Andy had to go help it along about five times. At one point, her ball actually rolled backward. Her cheers only increased when she got a gutter ball (yes, gutter balls are still possible with the kiddie-bumpers. So much for point inflation.). Also, she loved foot-faulting. A little red light whet on a buzzer buzzed - too fun to resist. More of an attraction than a deterrent.

Andy and I started off strong but we couldn't resist and we let Meg bowl for us. One game took an hour. Next time we should pay per game rather than per hour.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kate's first month

Kate's first month of life! Enjoy.

It's a girl!

Katherine Claire
Born July 10th at 4:22 p.m.
8 pounds, 7 ounces
We're so glad you are here, Baby Kate!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

July catch up, pre-baby

We were on baby watch in July. The Fourth of July weekend came and went but it was fun and packed with activities: parades, bounce house, swimming pools, fireworks show (so we hear), BBQs, etc.

Sparklers. Good times.

Meg taking the opportunity to sit on some other little girl's bike. We never did find out whose it was.

Nothing says summer like ice cream before 10:00 a.m.

A quickly melting fudge pop.

Bounce house!

Preggo candid shot. Yikes!

Meg's new obsession: knock-knock jokes. Most of the time she just says "knock, knock" and then the punchline. Sorry, kiddo, I hope you didn't get your joke-telling (in)ability from your mother.

Side-view. Not sure Meg can even see my face from that angle.

Front-view. Beach ball for scale. Double yikes.

June catch up

June was an uneventful month. We couldn't really go anywhere because of my advanced case of pregnancy. However, Meg did start a "preschool" program at first one day a week then we upped it to two days. She really loved it. I cried the first day (after I dropped her off at her classroom). She is just such a little person, and so very independent in a lot of ways. Don't get me wrong, she is still a little girl but she is definitely not a toddler any more. Perhaps pre-pre-pre K would be a better (and more ridiculous) term.

Meg's first day of Mother's Day Out. She was so excited to finally go. I had been talking it up for months.

Flamingos, Meg, Baby Morse #2, and Mama at the Dallas Aquarium. A very cool place; both literally, and figuratively.

Meg and the flamingos. She liked them because, you guessed it, they are pink.

A close up of the leggy birds.

Daddy and the jaguar. There is a pane of glass separating them, albeit a very clean pane.

Daddy, Meg, and the jaguar, who was not interested in smiling.

I'm baaaa-aacck....

After the blue screen of death, a new baby, and a new laptop I am back in action. I cannot promise I will post as much or as often as I would like to but I will do my best. Here are pictures from the merry, merry month of May.

Driving the engine at the children's museum.

Fire fighter.

Vroom. Kinda funny that when we go to the children's museum Meg loves the play house where she cleans, cooks, and takes care of the babies. Domestic diva. Or she plays with the dollhouse within the playhouse, micro(home)economist perhaps.


Making blueberry pancakes. Chef and Sous Chef - not sure which is which.

Fort Worth Zoo. Daddy and Meg feeding the birds. Needless to say, they bathed in Purell afterward. :)

Feeding the birds.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Easter dress, revisited

Baby Teddy!

Blaire and Mikey are now the proud parents of Theodore "Teddy" John Morse. Born April 6, 2010 at 11:33 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, measuring 21 inches! All are doing great! We are so excited for Meg to have her first Morse cousin - woohoo! 'Do and Bean were on hand to welcome their first grandson. He is loved.


Our first family event hosted in Texas. Andy's parents, my parents, my sister and her kids, my cousin Samantha, and some friends attended our celebration. My mission was to induce a food coma in all attendees - mission accomplished!

The food (most of it anyway).

The competition!

Pre-egg hunt.

Easter "hams."

The egg hunt.

Action shot.

The golden egg!



Mary Grace.

The drink mistress.

The love - grandson and grandfather.