Friday, July 30, 2010

La La Life

Hello World!
My name is Bean. I also go by Beanity, Miss Bean, Bean-Bop, Beanie, LuLu, Epotech and Epps. My absolute favorite things in the world are giggling, playing with Purple Pinky (Pinky's nemesis), painting with my dad and of course all things dog. Roxy is my dog that I love giving big kisses and hugs to. I like to feed her my dinner and just love her to pieces. Mom and Dad walk Roxy and I so I like to walk her too. Today was my last day at my school that I've been attending since January. Mom and Dad made cupcakes for my classmates because it was my last day. When we were leaving one of the teachers said I was one of the most well-behaved children there...I don't bite, yell, climb or scream. Monday I start a new school at the Capitol, so tomorrow we are going to buy school supplies.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Irrational Fears

Everyone has those little fears. After actually saying my fears aloud, I realized how kinda absurd they are. Nonetheless, here are my biggest fears in life:
1. Forgetting how to read - I am deeply afraid of being in the middle of reading a document, turning the page and not being able to read what is on the page. I was told reading is a motor skill that can't be forgotten, but it's still my #1 irrational fear.
2. Parasailing - This looks like one of the more fun vacation adventures you can have. You are in a beautiful tropical location, you go up in the air to float around and enjoy the scenery....but wait, you must now come down. My fear is being pulled back to the boat and seeing a shark waiting for you. As you try to make your way out of the parasail, a shark takes the opportunity to attack. Seriously, this sounds absolutely frightening.

OK, so it's really just 2 fears, but to me, they are very big and scary! hehe

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hamilton Pool

Last weekend, or possibly, the weekend prior, D and I took Little E to Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs. It...was...gor-gaws! After we trekked down the .25 mile trail we were welcomed by the beautiful water and grotto. The best part nobody else was there with us. So for the time we were there, it was our private island. a la Lost scenery for sure! E had a wonderful time until she started not to (please see the video below for further explanation)

The walk back up to the car was less than ideal, Miss E is definitely entering the Terrible 2's a little early. She became super unhappy and had a complete meltdown. By now we were attempting to run up the incline with a screaming tot with lots of onlookers. Definitely something that became funny only after the fact.

Other than that, nothing much is new with us. What is new with you???

Monday, July 12, 2010

Future Jr. Leaguer

I'm on the Children's Events committee this year and am loving it! We have been so busy preparing for the 3-day celebration in November that we have been working hard since March. Yesterday E and I went up to the headquarter's to help sort our Friday morning craft project with Amy and Jenny. Jenny snapped this darling photo of E's first official league event. hehe Amy and Jenny are always so sweet to her, but yesterday moreso...Jenny was cracking E up! It was hilarious!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Our week in review

Another charming week in the House of Norman. Let's see where to begin...
Miss E said a slew of new words this week. Some of the new verbiage includes: hot dog, car, door, hi doggie, keys, cracker and don't forget poo poo! Also this week E went to her 18-month check up. She is weighing in at a lofty 23 pounds and stands proudly at 32 inches. The nurse went ahead and guesstimated her future height to be...get this...are you ready....5'7"! What? Never in my wildest dreams did I think anyone related to moi would be so tall. I'm not trying to get my hopes up, but that is exciting to image. And to think I had always dreamed of being 5'4"! What a world!

Other than that, we've been keeping pretty low key. We have been eating tons of hamburgers from Whole Foods. They are having this amazing special on seasoned patties for $1. They come in delightful flavors like bleu cheese, bacon 'n cheese and spicy steakhouse. Needless to say, Dax has been having an absolute blast during dinner. Every bite is better than the last. As for me, I'm still talking to myself about working out and wishing I never started watching 'The L-Word' on our Roku. It's definitely a show I can't stop watching. Mostly I admire their hair, makeup and beautiful ensembles of clothing. They all dress so adorable! Though there is a tendency for the melodramatic. Oh but the best thing ever was I finally got a new iPhone. After two years, one of those with a much discussed cracked screen, we updated our iPhones. I got a 3GS and D is getting the 4G. I'm absolutely loving getting to take vids whenever I want, and then being able to instantly upload them. voila!

Below is a vid of E being super giggly. My ponytail was cracking her up this evening. Who knew a crappy hairstyle could be so much fun!