Angel, Abby Curley, & $$$$...

Yesterday was one of those days that you can't plan for. It was so unexpected. The kiddos and I got up, ran some errands, hit the gym, and then headed to Costco. Should have been an uneventful day, right? We took our time shopping at Costco, got everything we needed, and headed to checkout. (Sidenote: I'm frequently misplacing my debit card. I tend to throw it in a diaper bag one day or a pocket the next. So, I lose it a lot! I recently lost it, and they sent me a new one. But...I didn't know my PIN number, so I usually run stuff as a credit.) As the cashier was ringing me up, ($109.52 worth of ringing) I realized that I couldn't ring my total up as a credit like I normally do because Costco doesn't do credit, and I didn't have a check, and I didn't know my PIN number! The cashier (who totally wasn't thinking) suggested that I go to the ATM in the front of the store to get cash. I (who had every right to be tremendously flustered at this point) agreed that would be a GREAT idea! On my way to the ATM...I quickly pass my... for the day. Better known to some of you as... Abby Curley. We chat for a second. She could tell something hectic was going on. So...I tell her that I have to go get money out of the ATM. I head ALL the way over there and swipe my card before I realize that I don't know my PIN number STILL! So...I'm I

1. Ditch the groceries/diapers/stuff, grab the kiddos, and head home

2. Leave my stuff, go to the closest Bank of America, and then come back to pay for my stuff

3. Go beg Abby Curley to pay for my Costco stuff and I'll pay her back

What would you have chosen? I went with option #3. The thought of not getting home with ANY of that stuff in my cart and having to do it all over another day was too much! So...seeing that Abby was getting ready to check out. I raced and I DO mean raced my kids over to her line. I proceeded to politely ask her to buy my stuff (if you can politely ask a friend to buy your $109.52 worth of stuff). Abby was so sweet. She was SERIOUSLY my angel yesterday. She quickly handed over the... to the cashier, to pay for ALL of our goods and we left.

So...thank you again to Abby Curley!! I'm sure she's hoping she'll never bump into me and my posse EVER again at Costco or any other establishment for that matter. But...I do believe she earned an extra jewel in her crown yesterday for helping me out. (By the way, I did pay her back...and I changed my PIN hopefully this won't happen EVER again!) Thank you SO much Abby!!

The moral of this story is...if you see me and my kiddos walking around a store with a cart FULL of stuff....RUN the OTHER way!!!

By the way, I haven't posted pictures lately because Tab and I went on a little trip (I actually tagged along on a business trip) last week and left our camera in California. I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival back to Texas!! I'm sure my kiddos are being normal, but I think in my head they're being cuter than normal because I have no way to take their picture. Does that make sense? ha!

Dear Baby Brynn,

We are so excited that you are here!!! We can't wait to meet you. We want to teach you LOTS of new how to throw a ReAlLy good fit, how to fuss, and how to whine. We're sure you've already learned how to be SWEET! We want to hold you and get our grubby little hands all over you. We're looking forward to playing with you. We can't wait, Baby Brynn!!
Love, Ebby Lee and Nixon

Ryan and Whitney welcomed sweet Baby Brynn into the world this evening, March 22nd! The Slaughters are ready to love on, hold, and snuggle that baby girl!! We can't wait to meet you when we're in Missouri! We love you Bandermanns!! Congratulations!

I tried AGAIN...

...on the windiest day of the YEAR!! I got some better pictures this time so HOPEFULLY something will work. But...I can't show you those..
Ebby Lee

1st Attempt...

I tried to take some cute pictures of the kiddos together for their birthday invitations. You'll see...I might just be the best photographer there is out there!!!

I mean seriously?? Could my kids be any MORE photogenic?

Blah!! I guess I'll be trying again soon!

Lisa Rinna or Marysol Patton??? You choose!

I'm not sure who she resembles more!! We were playing outside on Friday evening and Ebby Lee slipped and bumped her lip. It instantly swelled up and reminded me of BOTH Lisa Rinna AND Marysol Patton (from Real Housewives of Miami).

It only bothered her for a minute. Then she was over it and ready to play!

Cookie Decorating Anyone???

Last week G & M surprised us with dinner, cookies, and sprinkles to decorate the cookies. Ebby Lee was so excited!!
What a frowny face? I see this look often!
This little guys is a pulling up machine!!
Nixon's Elvis snarl

Can you tell she was excited? ha! M and Ebby Lee decorated the cookies. They were delish!

Nixon tried SO hard to get his little hands on those sprinkles!
Thanks M & G for a great night!

The Crib, Sick, and Godzilla...

Yesterday when Nixon woke up from his nap Ebby Lee wanted to get in there and play with him. They had a BLAST!!
Sweet girly!
His little face melts my heart!!

Brotherly/Sisterly Lovin'

Nixon had never stood up in his bed before. Within the last couple weeks, he's started pulling up on everything. But...for some reason he hadn't done it in his crib yet?? Anyway, he saw her stand up and since then...EVERY time I've gone in to get him he's been standing!
So proud of himself!

Such a messy little eater!!

Ebby Lee has been so sick today. She's been throwing up since she woke up!! (Do you even KNOW how many loads of laundry that means for ME??!! ha!) She hasn't wanted anything to eat or drink. Finally, while we were eating dinner she asked for some chips! ha! I couldn't have been happier. So, HOPEFULLY...she's on the road to recovery!

Looks like Godzilla attacked the Little People house!! I hope this little guy stays well!

Always an Adventure...

Last week (I know this post is LONG overdue) I invited Shay and her kiddos to come to our house. We loaded them up in strollers, walked to the park, and then let the kids play. Here are the Slaughter kiddos after some playing at the park... Let me just tell was an adventure. Kensington was NOT ready to leave and Shay had not packed the proper drink for her. So, she was VERY upset in the stroller. By the time we got back to my house, this is what she looked like....
Yep! No shirt! She'd spilled a little of Shay's drink on her so she refused to wear it. Ha!

Smith's perfect little frown. Maybe he was a little upset that his sister was half naked strolling through the neighborhood?? I don't know? Needless to was an adventure with the Shulls! We're looking forward to Crazy Park Adventure #2 with the Shulls. I'm sure next time it'll be one of my kiddos that are half-naked when we get home!