Here is my favorite shot that Mr. Beatty got of our family on Friday night.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
We took Elise back to Dewberry Farms this year. We really enjoyed last year's visit, and we anticipated that it would be even better this year since Elise is older and can participate in more of the activities. Unfortunately, we got caught in a really nasty rain storm and did not even get to take the hayride out to the pumpkin patch. I was so sad! But on the positive side, before the rain started we did get to do quite a few fun activities. Our friends Scott and Trish came along this year and brought their son, Drew. I felt so bad that it rained on us - I kept apologizing to them! I will just have to make a trip to a pumpkin patch closer to home to get pumpkin pictures this year. Here are some shots of the things that we did.
And Jamie (who got stuck inside his corn cob)...
Elise was interested in feeding the goats this year, which was great, because last year she was afraid of them.
And here she is participating in a duck race.
We also saw some neat farm animals, such as pigs, baby ducks, and a rooster! Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Posted by Melanie at 7:02 PM
Friday, September 28, 2007
Enough said! The Mustangs are now 5-0, with the potential to get through the regular season with only one loss. It will take hard work, but I really think we can do it!
I had my camera with me tonight, and I think I got some pretty good shots.
I love this next one. Jamie says that his favorite part of the game is at the end when Elise comes running towards him and jumps into his arms. Win or lose, it makes the whole night worthwhile.
Elise also really enjoys this. In fact, she enjoys it so much that she asks me about 100 times during the game if it's almost over so she can go play on the field. She was not ready to go home tonight and thought that the football players should all stay and continue playing. I am sure that the tired coaches and players would not have agreed!
We had Mr. Beatty take a few shots of us as a family tonight, so once he gets the new pics on the website, I will post another entry to show those off if they turn out well. We are hoping to have something that is Christmas card worthy!
Although games that get out of hand like this are not the most entertaining, I always enjoy the fact that a lot of kids get to play who normally don't have that opportunity. Tonight every single player on the Mustang roster contributed to the win. Not only that, but our kicker played quarterback in the 4th quarter! Now that is something that you just don't see everyday.
Next week will be a closer game. We are traveling to Dickinson, who I have just heard defeated Angleton tonight. We will be ready for a tougher match up next Friday.
Posted by Melanie at 10:14 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
My DVR has been working overtime this week catching all the season premiers! So far I have not had time to watch any of my shows, but I made time tonight to be sure to watch Grey's Anatomy once I got Elise in bed.
OH...MY...GOSH!!! If anyone else watches, leave a comment and we will dish!!! It was a great one. Kind of depressing though.
I still need to catch up on Heroes, Rules of Engagement, Californication, and The Office. I don't think I have any shows tomorrow, so hopefully this weekend I can watch all the shows I've missed this week.
I don't know HOW I've managed to get sucked into this many shows - I normally keep it down to only 2 or 3. I've never watched Heroes before, but I've heard so much hype, I want to check it out and see what it's all about. Jamie just stumbled across Californication a few weeks ago, and we have kind of gotten into that one, although, I am fine if I miss it. I have only 3 that I can't stand to miss: Grey's, Desperate Housewives, and Biggest Loser. Jamie and I LOVE Biggest Loser. We think it is soooo inspiring. It's one of our "together" shows, along with Grey's and Californication. We used to love What About Brian too, but it was cancelled. I was really bummed about that.
And now that I've written an entire blog entry all about TV shows, I am going to go and try to find myself a life. Goodnight everyone!
Posted by Melanie at 9:41 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I also did a little bit of decorating on the porch, and Elise seems to really enjoy it! And a big thank you to my mom, who took me shopping for our deocrations as an early birthday present yesterday. She's going to be at a conference in San Diego over my actual birthday, and she knows how I love fall, so we had a great time yesterday celebrating in advance. Thanks, mom!!!
Posted by Melanie at 1:17 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Since today is officially the first day of autumn - my favorite time of year - I thought I would commemorate the occasion, David Letterman style!
Posted by Melanie at 9:56 AM
Posted by Melanie at 8:59 AM
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The Mustangs are still undefeated!!!
I think Dayton must have greased up their quarterback with Crisco before the game last night, because he was slipping through our tackles during the entire game. He was extremely athletic, and stopping him proved to be quite a challenge. We really came out to play hard in the second half and began to look MUCH better, but things were beginning to look bad for us in the 4th quarter. We went down 24-28 with only a little over 3 minutes left in the game. In the end, our offense came through in a big way and we scored a touchdown on a long pass to our star wide receiver. The defense stayed tough for the remaining few minutes of the game and forced an interception to seal the victory. Here is a shot of the scoreboard showing the final score of Friendswood 31 - Dayton 28! It was such an exciting last few minutes - all of the coaches wives were jumping up and down and the fans were going nuts.
And a much happier coach...
As an aside, my loving husband has informed me that I have quite a bit to learn about football before I would be a good sports writer. I have no doubt that he is correct! But you get the idea.
I almost forgot to mention that our game was featured as the DQ Big Game Of The Week on High School Scoreboard Live (a program aired by Fox Sports Southwest)! It is tradition among most coaching families to watch the show on Friday night. It airs at midnight, so we are able to catch it either at home on away game nights or at the after-party on home game nights. We always catch the show to see how Jamie's friends who are coaching elsewhere in the state have done. We had to DVR it last night, because we were just too tired to stay awake. I haven't watched yet, but I am anxious to see what everyone had to say. The HS Scoreboard crew was out in Dayton during the entire game filming, and they interviewed our head coach as well as a few players after the game.
Next week we will be playing our in-town rivals, the Clear Brook Wolverines, at their stadium. This rivalry dates back to my own high school days! It will be another challenging, great game.
Posted by Melanie at 11:38 AM
Yesterday was my day off, and now that Jamie is back in school I decided it would be fun to have a mother-daughter day with Elise. And what better way to spend a day than at the Kemah Boardwalk! Check it out here: http://www.kemahboardwalk.com/
Being the wonderful wife and daughter that we are, we decided to drop off lunch with Jamie at school before leaving for Kemah. I think he was really happy to get good food rather than cafeteria food! It is nice to be able to do little things like that sometimes. Once we had delivered lunch, we were off to Kemah for a day of fun!
I loved being able to go out there on a weekday, because normally we can only make it on weekends. The crowd was so much smaller, and we were able to ride several rides with no waiting. The train has always been Elise's main attraction, so we rode that first.
After our train ride, we walked around and I let Elise look at some other rides to see if she wanted to try them out. At first she did not want to ride the airplanes, even though we stood and watched some other kids ride and I told her I would ride with her. I decided not to push it, so we just moved on and rode the carousel. She was very adamant that she wanted to ride a zebra.
After our carousel ride ended, we still had some extra tickets. We happened to be walking back by the airplanes, and Elise told me that she wanted to ride! I was so excited! We hopped aboard and went for a ride!
Much to my surprise, when it was over, she wanted to ride again. There was only one ticket left, so I told her that she could ride again, but I would not be able to ride with her. I assumed that she would back out under those circumstances, but instead she said, "Okay, mommy, bye bye!" I was so proud that she was so brave! I got a great shot of her in the airplane all by herself.
Posted by Melanie at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
"Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger."
Posted by Melanie at 9:48 AM
Sunday, September 9, 2007
As much as it pained me to do so, I had been informed by several people that I really needed to get Elise's hair cut. I waited so long for her to get hair that I really didn't want to cut any of it off! But, the ends were pretty uneven, and I know it really needed to be done. So I finally broke down, and Jamie and I took her for her first haircut today. We went to this really neat place called Cool Cuts 4 Kids. They have cute cars that the kids sit in while they get their hair cut, and they get to pick a video to watch. Elise chose Diego. I was a little surprised that she picked Diego over Dora! Here she is right before they got started.
She was really good the whole time. I thought she would probably go along with things pretty well, but since this was a first, you never know! We were really proud of how she sat still for the hair stylist.
You can see in that picture with the blow dryer, she was trying to look around the hair stylist's arm to see the TV. She really could have cared less that this lady was messing with her hair, as long as she could watch Diego. When we left, Jamie decided that since she was so good, we would let her ride the car with Elmo as a treat. He also bought her a Diego video. She is so spoiled!
I think her hair turned out pretty well. Now most of it is the same length, so hopefully it will thicken out and we will be able to start doing pig tails and pony tails when it gets a little longer. I felt a little bit sad as we were leaving, because I realized that I am running out of milestones with Elise now. Time really does fly, and I've been enjoying every minute!
Posted by Melanie at 1:22 PM