Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If you are one who enjoys surprises and variation, then you'll love Texas weather. Mid-seventy degree weather on Sunday and 2 days later blanketed in snow.

Claire was up by 6:30 am and playing quietly in her play area. When she looked outside she ran to the door and said "look mommy, snow!" It was lightly falling and more like frozen rain initially. Then it got heavier and heavier and even stuck. First time we've had a white yard since we were married.

Claire and I snuck outside to throw snowballs and make a little snowman while Rhys napped. Daddy was sad that he had to work but there was still plenty of snow for him to make a 6 foot snowman with potato eyes and celery nose and sled and even snowboard when he got home.


Funny Claire!

Claire proud with her snowman

Heavy snowfalls

White covered house. This was taken earlier in the morning. Later the entire yard was covered in a blanket of snow.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Tickle me Rhys

Happy boy is ticklish! So funny!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's to all. Mark and I had a unique experience on the Hill Country Flyer train ride and dinner. We treated ourselves to a pre-dinner dessert at Chez Zee, then loaded on to the steam train in Cedar Park for a train-ride dinner and oops yet another dessert. We had some characters on the car we were riding.

Claire is such a good mommy to her dolls. Nana her nanny made her a precious knitted blankie sack for her dolls and gave her a new baby doll, "Lilly". Claire makes sure Lilly is taken care of by nursing her and pumping milk for her. She keeps us laughing. Enjoy below!

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Zoning out

Guilty as charged. The kiddos love watching t.v. Even little Rhys. He loves sitting up in his bumbo and looking around. We've noticed if we have him on the floor for playtime and the tv is on, he'll crane his head until he can see the screen. Cute... But such bad habits.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010


We are so blessed to have so many wonderfully talented and generous friends in our lives. Rhys has so many special gifts, many homemade and many with so much thought behind them. Here are some of his special gifts...

An adorable African beanie... Handmade by his Aunt Hil in Swaziland.

A warm cozy blanket from His Great Grandmother Griffith

Special handmade crochet blankie made by mommy's friend, Maggie Lawentmann while she was on bedrest with her little one.

"Quillow" made by Great Grandmother Griffith. It's a quilt.. No it's a pillow.. No it's a quillow.

Adorable quilted burp rag/ small blankie made by Aunt Kim. One side has the cute colors of Rhys' room with some sock frogs as well and the other side is black and white with a pirate theme for our little pirate ( matches the diaper bag as well)

Precious block with the letter R and all of Rhys' birth information from Farrell & Stephanie Williams and family

Personalized little slugger bat from one of Mark's nurses, Kathy

Hand woven basket from the women of Swaziland brought back from Africa by Geegy & Papa

Unfinished project... Rhys' rug for his room. Mommy has been crocheting it.. Will hopefully be dine in the near future.

Rhys handmade by mommy crochet blanket to incorporate all the colors of his room.

We thank everyone for all the support, advice and well wishes with the blessing and arrival of our Rhys. We feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family.

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