Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Jillian and Karen to Jacob's Pump It UP Party

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Early morning hours 1-2 AM, Jillian wakes up with croup. She sounds like a seal and is having trouble breathing between the coughing and crying. Karen sits with her in a steamy bathroom until she calms down. Scary night for all of us.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Oct 12,
Drive to SA

Oct 13,
SA Siesta Valley Ranch Walk

Oct 14,
Drive back from SA

Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 28
Jillian and I drive to San Antonio and then on to the Coast, Corpus Christi.

September 29
Conquer the Coast

September 30
Drive back from Corpus Christi with Justin, Mom and Dad. Lunch layover in San Antonio, then drive home.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Jillian's first 'alone' dental appointment. Jillian went bravely into the exam room while Mom and Eric waited in the waiting room. She did great and got a 'clean' check up report from the dentist. She said she likes going to the dentist!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Jillian gets sick around 7PM, throws up twice before bedtime. I get sick around 1PM. Eric throws up in the morning. Karen a couple of days later. Tough week.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Jillian can snap her fingers. (left hand)

Monday, April 30, 2007

April 29
I attended a conference in San Antonio and took Jillian with me. We stayed with Grandma and Grandpa so Jillian got some quality time with my folks while I was working.

April 30
Jillian and I went to church with my Mom and Dad, Jeanine, David, Tanner, and Kendal. It happened to be a Lord's Supper service. The preacher explained his belief that you should include children. I explained the significance to Jillian and I believe she understood. It was a very special moment.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

April 3,
Jillian fell asleep on the floor behind the door to her room during her 'quiet time'. This evening a strange dry hail storm, dime size hail, blew in. We went outside to check it out; Jillian was wearing my athletic shoes, tripped and skinned her knee. Her bleeding scrapped knee upset her so much she cried for the next 30 min. Karen wrapped her knee (Jillian doesn't like 'sticky' band aids) and that made it all better. I asked her if I could take her picture so we could show grandma and grandpa, she suggested we 'chat' with them on the computer!00

April 4,
Karen and Jillian went to Babies R Us this evening. Jillian fell on her face at the store and has a red knot just above her right eyebrow to show for it.

April 7,
Coppell Easter Egg Hunt at Wagon Wheel Park; I waited with Jillian on the 'starting line' while Karen and Eric stood on the side line and watched. Then it started to snow! Not enough to stick but heavy enough that Jillian complained it was getting in her eyes. They started the hunt and then the fire truck sounded it's horn. That scared Jillian and she started crying. I carried her out to the middle of the field, set her down and she just stood there. I had to get her started picking up eggs and candy. She ended up with about 5 eggs and 5 tootsie rolls. It was so cold we ending up retreating to the car. Neat event and despite the cold we had a good time.

April 8, 2007
Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

March 31, 2007
Karen moved furniture around in the living room and we finished blowing up the bounce house. Finally Jillian and Eric got to cut loose. They bounced and laughed and had a blast.

March 30, 2007
Jillian's castle bounce house has arrived and we picked it up at the store. Karen put Eric to bed and the rest of us stayed up late blowing up the bounce house. We parked it half blown up in Jillian's room and we put her to bed. She bounced on it a little while before bedtime. We can tell it's going to be a big hit. Tomorrow should be fun.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Jillian is three years old today! Karen and I put up her Happy Birthday banner this morning. She had a big smile on her face when she woke up. I asked her what today was and she shyly said, "my birthday". She walked into the kitchen and was thrilled to see the banner. I told her the day would be fun and I would try to get off work early. I left work at 12:15 and walked into the house with a big "happy birthday" and a bundle of balloons. A special day for a special girl.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

March 16, 2007
Eric flashes a big smile and rushes towards me when I get home from work. Jillian has been playing hide and seek. I have Eric wanted me to pick him up while Jillian anxiously waits for me to 'find' her.

March 21, 2007
I called home on my way home from work and Jillian answered. She said, "Daddy I got a Kite!" There was so much joy in her voice. It was the highlight of my day. I couldn't get home fast enough. When I drove up to the curb, Jillian ran to the door with one of the biggest smiles I'd ever seen. She was so happy and proud to show me her kite. It was an inflatable Strawberry Shortcake kite.

March 24, 2007
Karen picks up Wendy's for supper tonight. Jillian has chocolate milk for the first time! Of course she loves it. Eric consistently walks about 5 steps now.

March 25, 2007
Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine; Jillian rode the kid steam train; Jillian in the bounce house; Corn dogs for all; Eric did a face plant in the gravel.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sara Elise Moore is born today. Jillian has a new cousin! Congratulations Justin and Shannon! Ironically, of ALL her books, Jillian brought these two books for me to read to her tonight:
"Two Is Company", by Judy Delton (signed by Justin as 1st grader) and "Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool", by Lilian Moore (signed by Justin Sept. 1975 - when he was attending The Santa Fe Episcopal Mission School)
Just a weird coincident???

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Jillian's second hair cut. This time she gets a shampoo too!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Uncle Matt drops by to visit. He's in town on a business trip from Ohio this week. We were glad he was able to spend an evening with us. Thanks Matt!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Jillian's second dental visit with Dr. Rozas today.

Monday, February 12, 2007

A nice neighbor gave us this playset. Grandma and Grandpa Moore drove up this weekend to help us tear down and rebuild our new fort!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa Kauser's flight arrived from Ohio on Jan 25th. We always look forward to their visits. We had a great time at the Galleria Mall play area on the 28th. When I got home from work on the 29th, both kids had fever. Jillian shakes it off by the 31st. It takes Eric a couple more days to get well. Jillian loves the extra attention, especially when Grandma and Grandpa read to her. Today we took Grandma and Grandpa to the airport. We were happy their flight was delayed as we were able to visit a little bit longer. Every moment matters.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ice day keeps me home today. Jillian plays with the ice/snow mixture accumulation in the back of my truck.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Jillian opened the fridge door for the first time. I hope she remembers how to close it.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Jillian is much better today. 24 hour bug seems to have run it's course.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Jillian threw up in her bed at 3AM this morning, then again two more times before I left for work at 0730 AM. She threw up again at 1 PM.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007