Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

thankful for Thanksgiving break

Dave has been super busy with robotics this semester. That and starting a new teaching job at a new school has taken alot of his time. Needless to say, we've really missed him lately. Thanksgiving break was just what we needed to reconnect as a family.

We started the break with a trip to the zoo. It's a small, local zoo. It was our first time to go and we had a blast. We actually got to feed a giraffe which was easliy the coolest thing I've done in a long time. It's about a mile to walk through the entire zoo and there were only about 10 other families that we saw. When we left the zoo there was a park across the parking lot where we had lunch and played. All in all...a fabulous day. Be sure to check out Ruby's zoo-appropriate outfit.

Thanksgiving morning we went to the Turkey Trot. It's been a tradition in my family since 1999 and Dave and my bro-in-law joined the tradition when they joined the family. It was chilly but so much fun. 

 Maggie's first Turkey Trot!

                    Hi, Dave! Go Steelers!!!         Hey, Eddo!

 And we're off! There were so many people, it took us 30+ minutes to cross the starting line.

Zoey got a little bored with the fast pace. Poor thing. It was too crowded to see anything at first.

 Between my sister and myself we have 5 kiddos. We're quite a site rolling 5-wide down the streets of Dallas. Thanks, Mom, for pushing a stroller.

 Post race pics...the whole fam!

The Wiese Family...Josh, Erika, Leo(3yrs) & Etta(10 1/2 mos)

Mom & Dad...aka Grammy & Papa
Congrats to my dad for running the 8 mile race!

My sweetie on her first Thanksgiving.

Post race hydration is very important.

My family...Zoey(almost 5), Ruby(2 1/2), Maggie(10mos)

Conked out on the way home. 

Post race picture with our new race shirts.

Dave and his mini-me.

Another Cribbs family matching jammies for Thanksgiving night. 

Maggers is very excited about all the traditions she's learned about today.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Theology from a 2 1/2 year old

Here's the transcript...just in case you have a tough time figuring out what she's saying.

Ruby: "Um, hello? This the cross."
Me: "Who you calling?"
Ruby: "Jesus."
Me: "What are you gonna tell him?"
Ruby: "I'm sorry about the cross."
Me: "Why are you sorry?"
Ruby: "Because I'm so sorry...I'm sorry to Jesus."
Me: "You're going to tell Jesus you're sorry? How come?"
Ruby: "Because I'm not pleasing to the Lord. That's why I say sorry to Jesus."
Me: "I think that's a great idea, Ruby."
Ruby: "I'm gonna make a fruit cup."
Me: "A fruit cup?" That's a good idea, too."
Ruby: "Hello, Jesus. I'm so sorry about...I'm not pleasing to the Lord and I not feel good. Bye bye but I'm sorry about the cross that you died on. That's sin. Bye bye.

Friday, November 4, 2011

a BIG day for Maggie

At Maggie's 9 month check-up, our doctor mentioned that she, although very healthy, was "borderline delayed." Man, was that difficult to hear. And, of course, I worried...and compared...and worried some more. Our doctor was a little concerned that she wasn't crawling, waving, going from laying to sitting or saying 'mama'. He did mention that because of Maggie's two older, very loving and sometimes overly attentive sisters, Maggie might not be motivated to do things like crawling because she is always being held and toys are simply brought to her. So, we implemented "GIVE MAGGIE SOME SPACE" guidelines and in just days she has mastered 3 new skills. Maybe 4. I can't tell if she's really waving. :) The day after her appointment, she began going from sitting to laying to sitting again. Cool! Then a couple of days ago, just 15 days after turning 9 months, Maggie officially crawled. Now it's just a couple of knee movements at a time. But it still counts. Her other big accomplishment is eating puffs. Up until this point she has only had baby food. All the recommendations state that bite size pieces of food shouldn't be given until baby can crawl with their tummies off the ground. Well, she's crawling so she's trying puffs. And as you can see, she loves them.

That's my girl!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Smoochies & Peek-a-boo

I really wish Zoey and Ruby liked their baby sister more. They just don't seem to like spending time with her. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wake up, Sleepyhead

There is absolutely no denying that Maggie is our child. She loves her sleep just like her mom and dad.