Monday, July 30, 2007

full weekend

Landry loves the water
Birthday boy Adom
What a weekend, I need a week to recover. On Friday night, my girlfriend Sheryl from church was induced, but was having some complications. Since she doesn't have alot of family here I went up to the hospital and sat with her Friday night. At 1:40 Brett Martin Knorre was born, healthy and Mom is doing great!! I cannot wait to go walk San Gabriel Park, Brett and Garrett!
Saturday, we drove to Kerrville for our only nephew's one year old birthday party. It was a great location overlooking the river at a friend's condo pool. It threatened to rain, but God answered everyone's prayers and held off for a great party. We drove back Saturday after the party for another busy day the next day.
On Sunday, we hosted family members for Bella's baby dedication at church. Pastor Joe talked about how Jesus loved children. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 It was a great day with family members. Afterwards we went to Fuddrucker's for burgers and grilled cheeses and then home to watch Tony Stewart win the brickyard!! Thank you everyone who came, it meant the world to me to have so many stand with us in dedicating our baby back to her Lord.
Today everyone but Bella is wanting to sleep late, so guess I will nap when she does!
Happy Birthday Adom!

Monday, July 23, 2007

first hair cut


Bella desperately needed her bangs cut before her dedication this weekend. They wanted to charge me $16 just to get her bangs trimmed. So, Daddy and I did it. Not perfect, but at least you can see her blue eyes again!

tag you are it...

OK, here are the questions:
What time is it? 10:35 a.m.
What is your full name? Kristi Michelle Neal Richards
What are you afraid of? Not being around to watch the girls grow up
Most recent movie you have seen in the theater? Wild Hogs (two children under 2- we do not get out much)
Seen a ghost? No
Where were you born? Kerrville, TX
Ever Been to Alaska? Yes
Ever been toilet papering? No
Loved someone so much it made you cry? Yes
Been in a serious car accident? NO
Do you plan to have any more Children? I don’t, but Ben does
What is your favorite day of the week? Any day Ben is off
Favorite Restaurant? Cheese Cake Factory
Favorite sport to watch? track
Favorite Ice Cream? Orange sherbet
Coke(?) flavor at a fast food restaurant? Sonic Dr Pepper
Favorite food at a restaurant? All of it
What color is your bedroom carpet? Ugly (turquoise-green)
Favorite drink? Cheesecake Factory’s Mango Tea
Favorite nonalcoholic drink? Sonic Dr. Pepper or Cheesecake Factory tea
Tattoos? NO
Body piercing? Ears
What is your favorite vacation spot? New York City
Ever steal any traffic signs? Yes
Favorite Salad Dressing? Honey Mustard Poppy Seed
Favorite number? 12
Favorite Holiday? Christmas
Favorite food? Italian
Favorite sound? My girl’s giggles or Landry saying “I love you”
What do you do to relax? Take a hot bath
How do you see yourself in 10 years? After this year, I have decided to not plan on anything
Furthest place you will send this? World wide web – I think Carri is my farthest reader
How many times did you fail your driver's test? None
From whom did you get your last e-mail? Mom and Carolyn sent this to me
What do you do when you are bored? Watch Friends DVD’s
Bedtime? 11
Favorite TV show? Flip that House
What are you listening to right now? LE and Bella playing on floor
How many pets do you have? 2 weenie dogs
The chicken or the egg? Chicken W
hat would you like to accomplish before you die? Write a children’s book
How many hours per week do you typically work (at your job)? 24 hours x 7 days a week
How many people are you sending this e-mail to? World wide web
Who will respond to this e-mail the quickest? Susan?
Who is the least likely to respond? Mom, she sent it to me
Who is the person that you are most curious to see their answers? everyone, wondering who all reads my blog

Thursday, July 19, 2007

another major milestone

Bella started crawling this week. We installed new flooring (wood) in the living room, so her feet kept slipping out from under her up when she tried. We put her on the carpet in the bedrooms and now she has got it. Another milestone was occurred when I went to get her her up from her nap on Tuesday she was standing in her bed. She has not done it again or pulled herself up on anything else, so no pictures of it yet.

Landry's milestones include her going potty on the big potty several times a day now. She still will not tell me when she has to go, but she will sit on the potty when I ask her to and she goes. We are so excited about the idea of getting one child out of diapers. Landry also loves to sing, she sings all of the time. Her favorite songs include Take it all by Hillsong, Jesus loves me and the Itsy Bitsy Spider. We heard her counting in bed last night all the way up to 14. She is absolutely amazing, the things she knows. This is a picture of her resting in my bed watching Charlotte's Web, (just so I can post a new pic of her for Mimi to see).

Monday, July 16, 2007

new job

I got the job!!! I am the new kindergarten teacher at Classical Enrichment Academy in Northwest Austin. I am so excited!!! It is one day a week, so I can still be Mommy, but I get to teach. Which if you know me, you know a huge chunk has been missing from my life! CEA is a homeschool coop that meets once a week at a local church. We have Spanish, Geography, Reader's Theater among other things. I get to use my favorite curriculum which is based on themes, my favorite method of teaching (I used that curriculum the first year I taught at St. Peter's. so I am familiar with it already) plus did I mention I get to teach again!!! Thanks for the prayers for those of you who knew I was seeking a job, now please pray for the right person to step up to take girl of the girls. We plan to ask Piedad (our angel who comes once a week now), but if she does not work out then I will need to find someone new. I will 18 kiddos, so it is going to be fun!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Bathing beauty

Bella making a splash in the backyard.

I have my camera back!!

Landry "helped" Mimi and I water the garden today.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Let Freedom Ring!

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36