Friday, July 31, 2015

Have You Ever?

Have you ever tried to take a picture of three children ages two and under?

Well... I have now and I intended to post some of the hilarious results, but there is a storm here and the internet is way too slow to upload pictures... I've been trying to get one picture up for over an hour.

These funny pictures will just have to be something you look forward to seeing in a few days...

Thursday, July 30, 2015


As someone who was pregnant two years ago... I find this hilarious:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ugly Americans

In our time in Mexico thus far, I have had an epiphany:
I understand from where originated the "Ugly American."

We have all heard about those loud, obnouxious American tourists who just want to eat American food, and want everyone to speak English.

Well, yes, as a culture, there probably are some Ugly American tourists... but really, I think they originated from a very understandable place.  I believe the first ever Ugly Americans were pregnant mothers of toddlers.

Before coming to Puerto Vallarta (which is amazing), we were in Monterrey for a wedding/anniversary vow renewal.  We were in a Best Western hotel and we were on the go constantly.

From the moment we got off the plane we were shuttled from place to place, eating (very good) but very foreign food, getting little sleep, staying incredibly hot, and then getting dressed up for a fancy wedding.

By the morning after the wedding, my toddler and my pregnant self were exhausted and hungry and when I walked in to the hotel breakfast, I was the Ugliest American I have every been.

I did not want to attempt broken Spanish, I did not want to wait for the waiter to ask if I was getting the buffet, I did not want to ask for a high chair, I just wanted to take the first one I saw -- I simply wanted edible, familiar food for my hungry, tired toddler and myself.  I was the ugliest American I have ever been, and given the same set of circumstances, I would act the same way again.

So, yes, we need to strive to not be Ugly Americans -- but I would like to petition the world to make an exception for pregnant mothers of toddlers.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Our Little Fish

We are now in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we brought a little fish with us -- Tracey Ann.  Here is a video that I took out at Chris' aunt's house... I didn't know there was going to be swimming otherwise I would have brought her a swimsuit.

The reason there was a random huge diaper in that pool was that I didn't have any swimwear for Tracey Ann and so the host offered her a swim diaper -- only she didn't give her a swim diaper, she gave her a pull-up.  It took all of the adults about two minutes to realize that Tracey Ann was rapidly gaining water and having a harder and harder time walking... so we quickly put her in an actual swim diaper, and she started playing with the pull-up.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Apparently pigtails are just about the cutest things on babies... somehow I did not know this, but luckily Tracey Ann has two aunts who clued me in.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Sometimes life is going so fast that I don't get to the blog...

In the past few days, we've been in Virginia and Mexico, and time and internet did not allow for posts.  We had a blast in VA, and I will post pictures soon... and we are excited to be on this family trip to Mexico, so I hope I will be posting -- but my time is not entirely my own.

I hope your summer is also so much fun that you are having to occasionally cut out parts of your routine just to keep up with the fun.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Meemaw and Noah

In the time we have been in St. Louis, Tracey Ann spent a few nights at Meepaw and Geepaw's house and apparently she is now Noah the dog's favorite grandchild.

I guess what happens at Meemaw's stays at Meemaw's... except when she films it and sends it to Mama and Daddy: