Monday, March 24, 2008

Lillie and Jaime 18 months Old

Here are some pictures that we found at my aunts house. I was 18 months old in the pictures. I thought it would be neat to post these as well as some of Lillie at the same age to do a comparison. It is funny because so many people think that she looks just like her daddy but people who knew me when I was little say that it is just like seeing me as a baby again. Now all of you blog readers can be the judge. Brad and I have always thought that she looks just like me. What makes me laugh is when I saw these pictures I can't believe how many of the same facial expressions that we both have.
The pictures of Lillie up above are hard to compare us with but don't you love her high heels and diaper? That girl loves her shoes and so when I saw those at the Disney Store in San Antonio I had to get them from her. You are never too young for you first set of heels!!!!!!! The other picture is of her trying to tackle Evan. Poor guy he will be minding his own business playing away when suddenly he gets a surprise attack from behind! She is such a sweetie but can be a mean little stinker as well!

Happy Easter

The kids woke up yesterday morning to many surprises from the Easter Bunny! Sadly, Miss Lillie ran a fever all day Sat and when she woke up Sun morning she had a 103 fever. So she was less than thrilled about her surprises at first. Evan on the other hand was so excited because the Bunny brought him trains!! He was the most excited about Rocky! He didn't even care about all of the candy in his bucket! After Lillie got a bath to cool her off and the Motrin finally kicked in she got excited about her new stroller that she got and the baby bottles. She loves to feed her babies and pile them all in her new stroller! We sadly didn't get to go to church since Lillie has been sick so no photos of them in their Sunday best! We met my parents, brother, Ryan and Aunt at Colton's for lunch and then came home and took long naps. Brad was out of town working a tournament that he has been committed to for the past four years. (so glad this was his last year since he is gone from us for an entire week) It has been just me and the kids. Evan woke from his nap with an ear ache. We headed to the doctor this morning both kids have an infection in their right ears but the left ears are all clear. Lillie also had a 101 fever this morning at the doctor. It has been a long week here at the Gaston household. Brad will be back sometime Tues night or Wed morning just depending on if he gets to work the final game on Tues.
On a happier note we should be moving in the next few weeks. We are just waiting for the painters to get in and so some touch ups and paint all of the exterior doors. Then they will get it all cleaned up and ready for us to move. We are so excited!!! Stay tuned for pictures of the finished product!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hunting Eggs at Great Gran's

We hunted eggs at Great Gran's house on Friday night. We usually do this on Easter Sunday but since my cousin and her kids were not going to be in town we did it early. This was Lillie's first egg hunt and she didn't waste anytime finding eggs. (She also got a little help from Ryan, she has him wrapped around her little finger)!

Easter Party!

Friday we had a small Easter party for some of Evan and Lillie's friends. We had a lot of fun. The kids decorated some wood eggs that I had painted and also we made chicks and rabbits out of eggs. We had sand buckets to put all of the treats in and all the moms brought stuff to fill them up. It was so much fun and we hope to do it again next year!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Buckets, Buckets Everywhere!

I have been painting Easter Buckets for the past few weeks. My friends let me put some out at their studio while they were doing Easter pics. I had no idea how popular they would be. Sheree called me with orders everyday!! I was so excited so I have been painting like crazy these past few weeks. I still have some left to do! A lady that owns a children's boutique down here told me I could put some there as well, sadly I have been so busy doing orders from my other friend that I have not even had time to get any to her! They have been so much fun to make!

Our New Pets

My friends the photographers are doing Easter Pictures with baby ducks this year. They are the cutest pics! They ordered these ducks for the pictures and were not told how quickly they would grow. They are huge and are twice as big as they were when the kids got their pictures made a week ago. Since these were getting too big they had to order new ducks to finish out their next two weekends. So they let us take the ducks to the lake house to set them free! The kids were so excited and the ducks are so tame right now they would eat from their hands. I think they thought Lillie was their momma because they would all huddle up behind her and follow her everywhere! I was sad when we left them because they tried to follow our car then the huge thunderstorm came. We went back to the lake today and were happy to see them swimming away in the lake!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Our WILD Weekend

Brad and I have always loved to travel. Before we had kids we got to go all the time. In all of our travels we always seem to have bad luck. We have been on a cruise that was delayed because some how a gun got through security and found later in the area where they load the luggage! We had to repack our stuff get off the boat and then go back through security to reboard the boat! When Brad took me to Hilton Head to propose to me, we drove to Memphis to fly out of there, but our flight was delayed 5 hours, then cancelled and we were rerouted to Dallas. (Always fun to fly back over where you started the day)! In Dallas we boarded the plane just to have to get back off for them to fix something finally after a hour delay there we finally arrived in Hilton Head at 1 am! On the way home from that trip we were about to take off and were on the runway when the weather radar went out on the plane and we had to taxi off the runway because we were in the middle of a huge rain! We flew back to Memphis only to find that our luggage did not make the trip! We have had many more mishaps with our travels but one thing is for sure we always laugh about it and just go with the flow! (okay so that trip to Hilton Head I was not a happy camper at first but had a big change of attitude when he popped the question)! We always have the attitude of who cares we are on vacation!

So this weekend proved to be no different than the rest. We had been planning a trip to San Antonio without the kids. Brad had a game down there and we also have some hometown friends that are now living there. I love that city so I had told B that this was a basketball trip I was going on for sure! We had to leave out of Oklahoma City because B also had a game to work outside of OK City on Friday afternoon. Well of coarse the weather was going to be bad so we headed out Thurs night. We picked up on of B's official friends in Conway because he was working the game also. (He is also a friend that was on the cruise with us. We may not travel with him again after all of this)! We were just outside of Clarksville when the passenger side window busted in the freezing snow! So we pulled over and covered it with duck tape and trash bags and headed on our way stopping at every exit to fix the tape. We finally put a bag on the inside of the car as well and taped it up. We finally arrived at our destination at 1 am exhausted and tired of that trash bag blowing in the wind sound! The next day after the game we picked up the car from being repaired and headed to the Ok City airport to head to Houston. Our friend was traveling with us to Houston as well. In the middle of our flight they came on asking for any medical professionals to assist with a passenger. So there was a bit of chaos on the flight with a man that I think was maybe having a heart attack. Whatever was going on all I know is that I have never landed that quickly or pulled up the gate thinking that we were going so fast that the plane was going to plow into the terminal. Our next flight was delayed of coarse so we finally arrived in San Antonio an hour late. On Sat B worked his game and I went to a huge mall and shopped all day by myself which was wonderful. We had plans with our friends that night to go to Gruene TX to have dinner and then to Gruene Hall to see a band. On the way Wade was not paying attention and we missed hour exit and it took us 2 hours to get to the place that was only 30 minutes from us. We had called the restaurant to get directions because we were so lost, when we still had not arrived they called us to see where we were! We finally made it, ate and then walked over to Gruene Hall to see the band. This place is the oldest dance hall west of the Mississippi so lots of big time performers have played there and still come to play there. So here is our exciting part of our trip. There was a group of girls there for a bachelorette party, in the group was Barbara Bush! (George W's daughter, not his mother Brad was looking for the old white haired lady with her pearls!) Crazy to see her there but all of the secret service was sitting outside watching her. We left today and headed back to Ok City since that is where our car was. All of our flights we uneventful and so we thought we were doing good until we got to our car and the battery was dead! An airport worker came and got us back in business. Just one more eventful trip to add to our ever growing list of our crazy travels!

(Having a little trouble posting pics so I will get those up later. I know you all will love seeing the Tahoe with its blacked out window)!