Saturday, April 28, 2012


We had an un-birthday party today for Liam.  Mostly it was just an excuse to have some good friends over and eat delicious food.  (I am still bitter that I made 24 empanadas for 10 adults, and I only got to eat 1.)  (I will be bitter for awhile - those were yummy yummy.)

Matt and Laura brought a gift for Liam - a set of firehouse / fire truck / fireman Duplos.  He played with those things all day... and all night too!  He played with them until 8:15pm when we finally gave up and put him in the tub...

...but not before he added his Duplos.

And then they came to story time too, and they sat on the bedside table while we read books.

Speaking of books, our friend Penny got to come for awhile today as well.  She and Laura and I had lots of fun making the empanadas - I love those Ladies!  Penny also brought a present for Liam - a hardcover collection of P.D. Eastman beginner reader books.  So far today we have read "Go, Dog, Go!"... TWICE... and "Put Me in the Zoo."

It was a good day.  An exhausting day, which resulted in all three of us passing out once people left.  And sometimes those are the BEST days.  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Voracious Reader

Liam got some digger books from Mamaw for his birthday. He likes them so much he even takes them to bed.

He reads those books so hard, you might even say he DEVOURS them!

(Aunt Bethy, close your eyes...)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mamaw & Papaw's House ROCKS

So we went to the drive-in on the 23rd of March.  On the 24th (Saturday), Mamaw and Papaw came to visit while Daddy and I worked on moving cafe equipment to Bedford.  We had more stuff to move on Sunday and so we sent Liam up to spend the night and the next day at Mamaw and Papaw's house.

We didn't get too many details on the weekend's activities, but we did get some pictures:

Mamaw and Papaw, wanna fill us in for posterity's sake?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hunger Games

We went to the drive-in movie theater last weekend with our friends Matt, Laura, and Gatsby the giant St. Bernard.  It was Liam's first trip to the drive-in (or any movie, for that matter), my first time, and the first time in a LONG time for Daddy.  It... did not go well.

First of all, earlier in the evening there were terrible storms that had gone through.  Our other friend Laura had been driving south to Bedford and reported seeing three big funnel clouds coming down from the sky, very close to the theater.  Anyone who knows me knows that when I have nightmares, they are about tornadoes.  I've never seen one, and if I ever do I will very likely poop my pants.

By the time we got to the theater, the storms had cleared.  However, there was still a good lightning show  going on in the distance and threatening clouds overhead.  Still, we laid out our blankets in the back of the truck and hoped for the best.

The feature movie was The Hunger Games.  We have not read the books.  We should have.  It made little sense to us.  That being said, I hear the books are pretty good!  If you like reading about kids killing each other for some kind of sport?  Umm... let me know when they finally make a movie out of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Liam behaved about as well as expected.  He had no interest in the movie, which, of course not - he's two.  And it was past bedtime and we wanted him to sit still and quiet and he didn't want to.  When he gets tired he gets crazy-wild and unmanageable.  We ended up taking him for walks so he wouldn't jump around in the truck bed yelling.  He fell asleep on Daddy's shoulder on the second walk, and slept the rest of the movie passed out in his carseat.  Finally, some peace!

In conclusion, I would go to the drive-in again if we had a sitter.  Or if there was a kids' movie playing so that Liam could yell as much as he wanted and the other parents would all be like, "Yeah, that's ok, our kid is a wild monkey too."