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Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Kylie!


Kylie is 2 today!! We celebrated her birthday last weekend, so I will blog about it later. We sure love this girl so much and thank God for her everyday. She is such a JOY and blessing!!! Here she is enjoying her Elmo cupcake that her Daddy and I made. She really did not care for his eyes made of marshmellows!! We love you Kylie!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Cole!








On August 20Th, 2002, James Cole Greene was born @ 1:09 P.M. It was a wonderful day in that God picked Rob and I to be Cole's parents. I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing, smart and kind-hearted little boy...oops BIG boy! He keeps us laughing and there is never a dull moment when he is around. I can't believe I am about to have a 2ND grader. That just doesn't sound right!


When Cole was born he had a little bump in the road by developing a fever. He was put in the NI CU and had a spinal tap and other tests performed to figure out the problem. After giving him antibiotics he was released 4 days later. Never really knew what the problem was and you would never know there had been one. He had some trouble with ear infections and asthma as an infant/toddler but by the time he hit around 3 he left all of that in the wind and hasn't stopped running yet. He has had amazing health!! He only missed 1/2 day in Kindergarten due to pink eye and 1 day last year with a stomach virus that his sister gave him. He is a strong boy...he must have gotten that from his Father because I catch everything!!


Cole loves to be around people (kind of like his Dad) and really really loves his sister. He always prayed for a brother or sister and when we told him he was going to have a sister, he would pray for her to hurry up and get here.


He likes to "collect" (like most boys), rocks (he calls them magic crystals), sticks and bugs. He can turn just about any stick into a machine gun and I am constantly finding magic crystals all over the house! He has tried to bring the bugs in the house but they have to stay in the bug catcher outside!!


He loves to perform magic tricks for us and even went door to door trying to sell his magic tricks for $5! (No...I did not know he even left the yard). When that didn't work he set up a magic stand in the front yard, but sadly had no customers.


Cole is a very strong reader and has been reading "above average" since he started school. Funny thing is he hates to do it. He also is great at Math, again something that I do not do well in. Again from his Dad!


He got a lot of traits from his Dad but the one thing besides my eyes that I think he got from me is his SOFT HEART!! He feels so much for people and animals! One time our dog got after some baby possums and I had to restrain Cole from "defending" the babys. He was so distraught and could not stop crying. He cares for homeless people and worries about them out in the weather as well as animals during storms. Don't even get me started on sad movies. We should video his emotions while watching.


Cole is the best kid any parent could ask for!! We love him so much and love the big boy he is turning into. Thank you God for our Son! Happy 7Th Birthday Cole!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bluebonnets 2009-Part 2














Monday, April 6, 2009

Bluebonnets 2009-Part 1

This year we visited Ms. Winnie's yard again for our Bluebonnet pictures and I can't just post these so I'll be back later with some more. I love be able to just walk down the street and not worry about traffic anywhere. Ms. Winnie has the most beautiful flowers and the kids love going to her house exploring! Here are some of my favorite even if the sun is super bright....can't wait too long to take them or we get too close to bedtime!!












Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

17 Months

Kylie 17 Months Old

Kylie is 17 Months old today. I can't believe how much she has changed and how much she is learning each day. My little baby is turning into a little girl before my eyes. While it brings me joy to see her growing up, I am a bit sad that I don't have a "itty bitty" anymore! She changes each day and warms my heart with her sweet smile and constant hugs and repeating of "I yuh you"!! Thank you God for my beautiful little Angel! The latest happenings with Kylie.......
1. She is still a squirt...as of 15 months she hadn't made it to 20 lbs yet and falls in the 5%.
2. Loves loves loves Carbs...bread, crackers, tortillas, pancakes, bagels, etc...
3. Loves her brother BUT has learned to whine, squeak, squeal and hit him when she sees fit.
4. Still gets excited to see him when we pick him up from school...that only lasts a few minutes.
5. Has learned "No"...uses it over and over and over....it gets old!
6. Has learned to HIT...anything...walls, table, Mommy, Daddy, Cole, the floor....
7. From the previous two....I think we have hit the "Terrible Twos"!!
8. She loves music...any kind....when listening in the car she will whine until the next song comes on.
9. Loves to Dance to any "music" even if it is just you snapping your fingers. If it has a beat, she moves her body!!
10. Has started to "sing"..."la ta to eeh ooh ma wee woh me ba".....it is really cute!
11. Kisses with her mouth closed and makes the "smooch" sound. I love it..spit and all!
12. She is addicted to milk. She begs for it all day long by signing it and saying "Ma Ma Ma".
13. Signs more and more now....Milk, Water, Bread, Cracker, Apple, Mommy, Daddy, Cole, Bye-Bye, Choo Choo, night night, Bird, Bath, Cold, Hot, Coffee (yes I taught her coffee), Doggy, eat/food, cookie, and many more.
14. Is talking more and more each day. I so love the sound of "Mama".
15. Will repeat almost any word you ask her to say!! It may not be exact but it sure is close and so cute that she tries so hard to say it.
16. Loves to go Bye Bye and gets so excited when she knows we are going somewhere.
17. Kylie is the cutest, sweetest, most loving little girl God could have ever blessed us with!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Just For Fun....Sorry Cole!!

Attack of the Birds

I had to add this photo from our vacation. It is too funny...the birds really weren't attacking Cole but it sure looks like it so I wanted to share!! I'm not really sure what he was doing but knowing him.....complaining!!



Catching Up-Part 1

Summer Vacation 2008-Aransas Pass

I am going to have to play "catch up" for a while since the computer went down so I am going all the way back to the Summer time to post some of our pics. These are pictures of our trip to my Aunt's house in Aransas Pass. It was Cole's second time to go to the beach and Kylie's first time. As you can tell from the picture below she enjoyed the sand the most!! What is it with babies and sand?? We couldn't keep her from eating it. I guess it bulks up her immune system! She however did NOT like the water and wanted no part of it and let us all know about it. Cole on the other hand was even more brave this year which scared Mommy a little bit. We also hit the really cool water park just down the street from my Aunt's house but I didn't include those pics.









The kids really loved the birds and of course the birds REALLY loved the kids. Can't you tell? I had a hard time getting Kylie to stop eating the bread long enough to share with the birds. That girl and her carbs. All in all it was a fun trip and always good to visit with some family that I never really knew growing up. We hope to be able to visit every Summer.







Monday, January 19, 2009

A New Start with a Derby Race

Life has been really crazy lately so blogging has taken a back seat. First my computer crashed and then I started working part time. Once I got the computer back up I just felt so overwhelmed with how much I had not blog that I just let it all go.

I guess a good Pinewood Derby race is as good of a start as any. Cole's Cub Scout Pack had their annual Derby race this past Sunday. It is funny how a little car develops from just a block of wood. This is a picture of Cole's car and trophy. Rob made the car so it could sit on top of the trophy but still be able to take it off so Cole could play with it.






Cole with his trophy and car after the race. He was a very proud little Cub Scout.

Cole's car is in the red lane and was neck and neck with the yellow lane car. He actually "won" first place in this race. Everyone got a trophy though ;) !!