January 10, 2011

Shoo Wee

Teagan went to the potty for the first time! I was unloading the dishwasher when we got home from school and she was sitting in the kitchen at my feet playing with the things she was "helping to unload." She looked up at me and said, "Shoo Wee!" I asked if she needed to go to the potty and she said her usual, "yeah." She walked to our bathroom and I thought it would be another one of those just sit and then say all done experiences. She pushed and told me, "all done!" I didn't expect anything to be there but sure enough, there was! We saved it for Daddy to see when he got home from work! Ah, the exciting things to look forward to after a long day at work!

December 15, 2010

Christmas Cards

There is so much going on this week, being the last week before Winter Break, but we MUST get our Christmas cards done! We need a Christmas picture taken so before we get started using Shutterfly we must have some pictures taken!

At school I am seeing all of the adorable holiday cards being posted on our family information board in the teacher workroom! It's my motivation to get our Christmas cards out before Christmas!

I have never ordered Christmas cards online before, I usually use a photographer and leave it up to them to put together the layout and design with the Christmas cards. This year I am excited to use my love of creativity and design and use Shutterfly's Christmas photo cards!
Being a busy working mom Shutterfly is such an easy website to navigate and they have such great designs to choose from, it doesn't take long at all!

I have already received a couple of friends Christmas cards in the mail and they were so adorable and looked great I immediately turned the card over to see where they were made. Shutterfly's logo was on the back! I was very impressed with how the photos turned out and the design of the cards.

I want to get my mom and dad a gift for Christmas with a picture of Teagan. Shutterfly has great photo gifts to pick from, I have already found the perfect photo gift for Gram and G-Daddy!

Click here to find out more about Shutterfly's Christmas Card Promotion they have going on right now!

November 20, 2010


We are so blessed and so very thankful...

For our God who shows us every day that He is. We are thankful to Him for Teagan, the gift so precious and perfect we could have never imagined how blessed we would be.

For our family who is always there to listen, give advice, and stand by us no matter what. We are thankful for you.

Our friends & co-workers, new and old, we cherish each friendship and are thankful for you.

We are looking forward to having Thanksgiving at our house this year! Getting Trinity and Teagan together will be amazing and a start to a lifelong friendship that we are all excited to see! Spending time with Adam's mom, dad, Justin and Colleen (Adam's brother and his wife) who we don't see often enough. Jed (Adam's uncle & his family), Christy, Jackson and Tyler will be here and we are excited to spend the day with them! Christy's mom, dad, and sister are also joining us on Thanksgiving and we are so happy to see them! Ann(Adam's aunt) and the kids(cousins) are driving in from Albuquerque and we are thankful they are able to come spend time with everyone too!
We have our Turkey & Ham - thanks to Hamm's in downtown McKinney!

I will enjoy the 9 days off we have from school, although I LOVE my job and my class, I am looking forward to my time with Adam and Teagan!

I'll post Thanksgiving pics after Thursday!


"If I prayerfully spin my bad thoughts into truly positive, uplifting, thankful thoughts, then I start to focus on the blessings..."

August 9, 2010


It's been so long since I've posted it took me a couple of tries to log in to our blog! Can you believe it's already August?! Back to School time is here! I love my new school and classroom. It is very big and I have already unpacked and started decorating! My team is going to be amazing and I can already tell we are going to have lots of fun this year! Our numbers for 1st grade are very high so we will be getting another teacher to join our team, that'll make 4!! Can't wait to meet her :)

Adam started his new job with the company August 2. He is doing well and he enjoys it much more! I know God has a plan for him and this is a part of it. He will do great and has already had to take over with the partner going out of town his 1st week on the job. I think it's the best way to learn- just get thrown in and do your best! He might disagree with me on that one ;)

Teagan is saying and doing. She is always saying 'ide!' (Outside) I wish it wasn't quite so hot and there weren't so many wasps flying around our backyard- we would stay out there longer. I don't know what the deal is with all of these wasps but I am hearing other people talk about the same problem in their yards. Adam is always out there with Teagan's shovel and wasp spray. He comes in and announces "ADAM 3 WASPS ZERO!" He even stepped on one with his foot the other day when it landed a little too close to Teagan.

Adam introduced Teagan to turning on the sprinklers and running through them yesterday evening! They had a blast! Mommy stayed inside and worked on some things for a baby shower we are giving for my dear friend Abby on Saturday! I'll post pics when that takes place! We are so excited for Chris and Abby! Little Landry will be so loved :)

I am getting so very close to being finished with Curriculum Writing for MISD Science/Social Studies. I have 2-3 more lessons and I will go have some 'Mommy-juice' to celebrate when those are over! I have never wanted to get something off my plate so bad! I now understand why people run for the door when asked to do curriculum writing (in the summer!) Lesson learned :)

I know you were probably hoping for pictures or video but the video camera cord is MIA! I have an idea of who took it but where she placed it....I don't have a clue! It'll turn up soon I'm sure. I've been finding things in the freezer lately. She knows how to open that and the old coffee maker is on the floor in the pantry...found some things inside there also :)

We went to the Dr. and Teagan is exactly 25 lbs. She is using words which helps in knowing what she wants but when she doesn't know the words to what she wants screaming for it seems to be just fine for her :)

Words she says:
Hiiiiii. (all the time) Walking in the grocery store- 'Hiiiii' to older women who walk by. No Hi's to men. If they don't hear her- "Hi, Hi, Hi, Hi" in different voice pitches.
Bella (ella)
Juice (uice)
Thank you
Bee (bbbbbb)
Outside (ide)
Shoe (oo)
More (will say it or use sign language)

Teagan can:

Howl like Bella. Hillarious! Especially when we are at a restaurant :)
Cow (mmmmm)
Monkey (ee ee, does her arms)
Quack (duck,duck,duck)
Boat (brrr - makes lips vibrate)
Lizard (sticks tongue in and out)
Elephant (lifts her arm above her head like the elephant trunk)
Point to a picture of a frog, bee, monkey, duck.

She will follow simple directions like go get a book, let's sit in your highchair, sit down (I told her at Scotty P's (hamburger place) that we were going to go sit down while Daddy got our food- she sat down immediately in the line and looked up at me like- I'm ready!)
Let's change your diaper, take a bath (she now knows how to turn the bath water on- yikes!)She knows where to throw the diapers away, she closes all doors, cabinets, refridgerator door if left open...or not...if the door smacks you in the back- Teagan's trying to close it while you are getting something out.

She is a little sponge and likes to be on the go! I have loved every second spent with her this summer and I can't wait for her to have so much fun at her new daycare. Her teacher is so sweet and really likes Teagan ALOT! She made bunny ears the other day while she was there- they were very cute! I can't wait to see what this school year holds for us!

June 11, 2010

Our little cupcake is turning one!

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about

I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. It feels like just yesterday we arrived home with Teagan. We are so excited for our family to come into town to celebrate her birthday with us! We have a busy week planned and Adam is off Wednesday and Thursday (her actual birthday)! I have curriculum writing for MISD on Wednesday and Thursday, so he will stay home with her during the day.

We have been so blessed this past year and our hearts have never been so full of love!

Happy Birthday sweet girl! We love you!

What a Mess!

I love sitting back and watching her think...
This video was captured a couple months ago but I thought you would enjoy watching her too.
She can't seem to figure out the spoon so she resorts to just using her fingers. At the end- good thing that bowl sticks, she would've had the bowl on her face licking the yogurt!
Lately she doesn't like to use her hands. Today I met a couple of friends at La Madeline for breakfast and they laughed and laughed as Teagan only picked up the strawberries with her mouth off the place mat and wouldn't use her hands. She also sets her pacifier on the floor and bends over, while standing, (no hands) to pick it up with her mouth! :)
She is too funny!

June 8, 2010

Practicing with fork

Excuse the crazy hair. We just got home from the pool!