Friday, June 25, 2010

Father's Day and a few pics

Father's Day 2010 was a good one. I woke up to two boys on top of me with a card that had CRG's recorded voice saying "I wuv you, Daddy". It was the greatest card. Ever. After an enjoyable breakfast and morning of fun we headed to my mom's house for lunch with the fam. Grandma's fried chicken was had by all followed by too much always.

I even played a little sand volleyball with my uncle's church league Sunday night. I thought for not touching a volleyball for almost 2 years I did pretty well. I definitely had a lot of fun.

Here are a few pics to hold you over until next time.

CRG and BJG having a good time.
BJG on Father's Day
Great-Grandpa and CRG

Thursday, June 24, 2010

1 Week Anniversary!

So today marks our 1 week anniversary without a diaper on CRG's hiney! Also, it marks a week without an accident. (I'm knocking on wood now!) We are so proud of CRG and are very excited that we are only buying diapers for one!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

There's a potty going on over here...

For those that think this is too much information, stop reading here. But don't worry, there are no pictures.

We are on day 4 of potty training with CRG. We knew what to expect, sort of. An accident here, nothing going on over here... For the most part CRG has taken to chonies very well. What are "chonies", you say? Well, it's Spanish for underwear. Your welcome, you just graduated Spanish 101. Anyways, CRG really likes his chonies and is doing great! On Day 2 he had his first #2 incident. We made it to the potty in time and sat there...and sat there....and sat some more. Finally, he got up and said "I did it!" Well, he didn't really know what he "did". **Warning, may be graphic for those without kids** When CRG stood up, he had a little "nugget" stuck to his hiney. I helped him get it off and place it in his potty and proceeded to show him his "good work".

Dad: Look what you did!
CRG: I did it!
Dad: Great job, CRG!
CRG: (nervous voice) That came out of my hiney?!
Dad: Yes it did.
CRG But, why???

I had a hard time not laughing at his inquisitiveness, but managed to get his chonies back on and reward him for his deposit. =)

Again, we are only on day 4, but he's doing great. He went all day today without an accident and has been SO good about telling us when he has to go. We're hoping that tonight is his last night to sleep in a diaper. Tomorrow night, we're going to let him sleep in his undies. Wish us him luck!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fayetteville Power Plant Lake

We had a great weekend at the lake with friends Tracy and Nathan. Thanks go to Katy and Tracy for setting this up a few months back. We got in to Fayetteville Friday evening and immediately fired up the grill for burgers and hotdogs. After dinner Nathan, Tracy and I took their boat out to set up jug lines. We thought there might be a few bugs out there (it was very calm), but we had no idea we were headed into a wall of bugs. Seriously. I'm pretty sure all of us ingested a few bugs that first night.

Saturday morning all 3 of us plus CRG went out again to check and re-set lines. We made it back with enough for dinner, but opted to keep trying. CRG absolutely loved the boat and wanted to go "faster" all the time. BJG didn't get to go on the boat, but he had a great time none the less.

While the women and children took an afternoon swim Nathan and I hit the lake again hoping for more haul. We decided to keep it modest and kept only what we could consume that day. Unfortunately, the wimenz weren't able to see the coolerS full of fish. We thought we would do a good deed and spread the wealth with others. Pictures of the fish you say? They got lost somehow! The fish we did keep went straight to the belly Saturday night. Nathan did a great job frying fish, hush puppies, french fries and other food we couldn't finish.
After dinner, Nathan and I went out for an evening of fishing. We spent a good 3+ hours on the lake that evening and brought in a few more fish.

Overall, we had a great time with our friends and look forward to hanging out with them again. Hopefully, they didn't mind "babysitting" us too much since it had been a good 6-7 years since Katy and I last fished.

"but why?"

Enjoy the pictures!

From Collages

Monday, June 7, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Slowly but surely, you will be caught up.

Memorial Day 2010 was spent at Rock-n-Box Ranch. For the most part we sat, did nothing and had a relaxing weekend. CRG loved driving the ATV, swimming in the tanks and fishing. BJG had a great time swimming too, and really loved all the dogs (5) running around.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Where do I start...

Katy and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on May 21, 2010! To celebrate, we had our first night away from the boys. We've been away from CRG for one night before, but that was because Katy was busy having his brother so that doesn't count. I had a hard time convincing Katy to stay somewhere over night. Luckily, I made a reservation without asking her first and it was she reluctantly went.

We stayed in downtown Houston at the Hyatt Regency. After relaxing for a while we had a nice dinner at Brennan's. In September 2008, a two-alarm fire, which broke out during Hurricane Ike, engulfed the historic building in flames. 80% of the building was restored. Honestly, unless you knew it was the same building, you'd never know. Katy had the filet and I had the pecan crusted mahi-mahi. Both dishes were excellent! For dessert Katy had a slice of cheesecake and I had Bananas Foster. Apparently, this fine dish dish was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans and named for Richard Foster, a friend of Mr. Brennan. Interested in making a copy of the original recipe? Find it here.

The next morning we went to The Breakfast Klub for breakfast. I had read about this place before and it sounded good. I didn't tell Katy where we were going, but she said that she had seen it on the Food Network. Yes, I had wings n' waffles and Katy had the french toast. Both were very good, but next time I would get wings n' french toast. Yummmm. I'll try and get some pictures of the wings n' waffles on here soon!

Thank you to Gi-Gi, Pa-Pa and K-K for watching CRG and BJG for the night. We know they had a great time hanging out with all of you!