Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lil' Photographer

Yesterday was Isabella's mini-Christmas program and since Harold was off taking a test, I had to juggle a video camera, digital camera and Lucia. Needless to say, Lucia easily took 80 pics of the pews, her feet, a few smiling parents and lots of chest shots of the horrified moms sitting around us. Everyone was cracking up.

My Thanksgiving post only included pics taken by Isabella. She really has taken a liking to the camera so it's no surprise that Lucia now wants to be a photographer, too. So now its Dec. 20th and I'm frantically trying to decide what to do about the camera's I have bought for the girls. I already ordered two in orange but now think I should get one in pink and one in blue - the original plan. Ughhh.

Oh, well. In the meantime, check out Lucia's pics. It's so interesting to see things at her eye-level not to mention what she thinks is worth taking a pic of. The inside of Harold's sandal? Too funny!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Husbands Can Be Useful Now and Then

A while back I thought I would write up a beautiful post about my husband so that he could read it one day and be pleasantly surprised. I'm thinking he must have pissed me off shortly after that thought because the post never did happen.  :)

I was at Wal-Mart this morning trying to get some Christmas shopping done (or more accurately - started) and Lucia was being a P-A-I-N! Crying, whining, trying to grab everything she could get her hands on. Needless to say, I managed to buy new toothbrushes, my yearly Christmas tradition (since this is the second year I do so), and that's about it. Cold cuts, bread and carpet cleaner doesn't count.

Anyway, I came home disgusted. Harold happened to be studying at home and came in to ask why there were three new toothbrushes on the counter. I explained that the two cool ones (they are battery-operated AND play music) are Christmas presents and the third "cheapy-Dora-one-that-is-already-opened-and-chewed-on" was what Lucia did while I walked around. As I explained this to him, not once did my eyes leave the computer. Yup, I was still disgusted with Lucia's behavior.

Harold started cracking up laughing and talking about how crazy Lucia is and how funny she can be. So I started laughing too and had to agree. She really has become a nut these days. Then it hit me - had I not had him here I would have never realized the silliness of the whole stupid situation. 

What do ya know.... husbands can be pretty useful now and then.

Snow Day in New Orleans

It snowed! I know, kinda hard to still be excited about it a week later... not to mention the fact that it's 4:30am as I'm writing this. Oh, well, it snowed so it needs to be documented for all three of you to see. :)

Lucia's first words when I opened the door were, "It's beautiful!" Not sure were she got that from but it made for a cute moment.

My only regret was that I didn't keep Isabella home from school. Ughhh! Why didn't I???!!! Oh, well. There was a little snow left once we got home so she managed to throw one snowball at Harold before crying that she wanted me to buy her some snow gloves... which leads perfectly to my second regret that day - no gloves (or at least not being able to find them).

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving "Cute Pics" 2008

As has been the tradition for the past 11 yrs, Thanksgiving was spent in Dallas with my sister, Carmen, and her gang. My cousin, Beth, and her family come too, as well as my Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary. I already had an idea of what my blog would be all about - family, friends, food, our blessings and all that we are thankful for.

On Thanksgiving Day, Isabella got a hold of my camera and decided to take her own pics of what the day was all about. I think she really captured it, don't you? These are all her very own pics except for the food shots - those are mine. I didn't think anyone would approve of me moving all the food to the floor just so that my daughter can get in a few good pictures.

Aren't the pics great? Isabella is only four, ya know? :) We're planning on asking Santa Claus for a kids v-tech camera. At one point I was going to discourage it but don't think I will. It was fun to see her in action especially when she would thank her subjects with a big smile, laughter or by screaming out "Cute pic!"