So I have decided that my life is in major need of a clean-out. I'm a little late for "spring cleaning" but I was otherwise engaged this past spring so summer will have to do. Besides, we can't go outside in this heat so what else is there to do?
Thursday, 31 July 2008
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Sunday, 27 July 2008
I can't believe that I have been a mother for three whole years. Today my baby boy turned three!! He has been excited about his birthday for some time now and I think today lived up to all of his expectations. We celebrated with family and a few friends and Christopher had a ball.
- We took him to school for the first time
- We moved him from his crib to his "Big Boy Bed"
- He gets his own seat on airplane trips (and behaved beautifully for 10 hours over seas)
- He wears big boy underwear and tells us when he needs to go potty
- Watching him meet his baby sister for the first time
- Watching him be a big brother and see the genuine love he has for his sister
- Hearing him say "Love you Mommy" before bed each night
Posted by The Locke Family at 22:55
Saturday, 19 July 2008
I took the kids to have their picture taken at The Picture People. This is one of my favorites.
Posted by The Locke Family at 22:39
Today we hung out with some of my very dear friends from high school, Tiffany, Misty, and Sherry, as well as their significant others and husbands. We all live here and try to get together every now and then to catch up and talk about old times. It's always so fun to see them. We spent the afternoon at Misty's enjoying some yummy food and pool time.
It is hard to believe that I met these girls when I was just about Christopher's age! I think it is so neat that we have been able to maintain our friendships over the years. I could write the longest post telling of many of our fun times together but instead I came across these pictures...
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:48
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
So, some of you (Meredith) may be wondering why I did not post any pictures of the family Reunion. The truth is, I don't have any. My mom is the "official" Reunion photographer so I just never have had to take them myself. However, this year Cory took lots of video. So here are a couple of video clips from the 29th Annual King Family Reunion. If you are not part of the fam, you might find these videos boring and completely random but I have never posted video before and I wanted to try it out...
The first clip is one of Christopher trying out his new golf club, we think he might be the next Tiger Woods! The second is the winning couple of the dance contest we had this year. Many of you know that my family always comes up with a silly game or contest to do every year. This year, dancing was the method to our madness...
Posted by The Locke Family at 15:09
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:32
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
As many of you know, we are leaving tomorrow for my family reunion. I've been spending most of my day running around trying to get things done and get myself and two children packed...not a small task. This afternoon, I was working on getting all of my things into my bag. I had sorted out all of my clothes into piles and had them on the floor next to my bag. I walked back into my closet to gather a few more items and I heard Christopher say something about helping Mommy (he had been watching a movie on my bed while I was trying to get organized). I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this. He proceeds to pile all of my neatly folded clothes into my bag. After each trip to go get another pile, he crunches down what he had already put in there. Half of me is cringing with the thought of all my clothes getting so wrinkled and the other half is just filled with joy over how sweet my little boy is to try and help! I'll have to wait until tonight when he goes to bed to re-pack as I don't have the heart to do that in front of him. Fortunately, things are very casual at the King family reunion and I don't really care if my clothes are wrinkled!
Posted by The Locke Family at 15:11
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Miss Lucy is 3 months old! She is such a sweet little baby and is really developing her little personality! She is already proving to be such a girl with real emotional mood swings! When she is happy, she is all smiles and loud squeals and when she is upset about something she is quick to let you know with her cry. The really funny part is that these moods will sometimes fluctuate by the second! She is eating and sleeping great. She tends to eat 4 or 5 times a day and is sleeping for about 10 or 11 hours at night!
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:55
UGH! Our air conditioner broke today. In 100 degree July weather, nice.
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:17
Thursday, 3 July 2008
One of my best friends and former college roommate, Noelle, has recently relocated to Dallas with her husband Stephen and baby boy Anderson!!! I am so excited to have them here. Granted, they are truly living in Dallas, not the burbs like us, but still it is better than being several states away! Welcome back to Texas Hardin Family!
Posted by The Locke Family at 14:46