"Obama Zombies" by: Jason Mattera

I bought the book, "Obama Zombies" by Jason Mattera, for Michael's birthday last month. I picked it up and began reading it earlier this week and cannot put it down. Each night I crack open this book and end up completely ticked off about what Barack Hussein Obama has done to brainwash (not all) most of my generation. Yep, there I am at 2 am FUMING which has made it very difficult to get any sleep. You should be losing sleep too. The video below is a short synopsis of the book. I love Mattera's way of explaining the idea of redistributing wealth in the name of social justice - the redistribution of GPA points. It's time to wake up Zombies!


Our little Sunday afternoon

This weekend was a (much needed) quiet one at our house. We ventured to the dog show Saturday morning so Dean could see all the pups. He enjoyed watching the dogs compete in the agility course and dog dancing show. Yes, dog dancing is really an event. Then we headed to the pool for a bit until the skies opened. Sunday afternoon we got in some splash mat time in the backyard before it rained AGAIN. Dean discovered how to put his face in the water and I actually caught it on tape. He hasn't learned how to hold his breath while doing this new trick but, I'm sure that will come. He had us in stitches! (please excuse my annoying voice in this video - ugh, is that how I really sound!?!?)

P.S. - The swimsuit D is wearing in this video is goofy and slightly ridiculous looking however, it does save me about 15 minutes of wrestle-mania trying to get sunscreen on him. Thanks for the suit, Peach!


Thanks Katie!

We received a pleasant surprise in the mail this week! My friend, Katie Dotson, sent Dean his first monogrammed shirt. On our road trip to Dallas a few weeks back I had told her that Dean had no monogrammed clothing so she went out and took care of it for me! SO SWEET! However, now I want everything to be monogrammed because it's just so darn adorable - plus I kind of love his initials. Thanks for thinking of us, Katie!


Michigan Trip - Part 2

And here is part 2 of our trip. Family & Frankenmuth.
Little Logan pushing Dean around in the stroller. This activity went on for quite some time.
Cousin Michael
Cousin Angela
Uncle Joe and the boys
Joe, Laura & Jeanette
Schmeling boys & Feigleson boys
Cousin Laura
Family photo by the barn. No, I'm not pregnant...it's just the shirt.
Bronner's in Frakenmuth - click here to see the website. AMAZING and HUGE Christmas store!
Bronner's parking lot. Yep, baby Jesus was watching over our car while we shopped inside.
Covered bridge in Frankenmuth
My Bavarian baby
Frankenmuth flowers

We had a nice time in Michigan visiting with everyone! A big thanks to all the family members who drove to the farm to visit with us. We felt very special and enjoyed seeing you all.


Michigan - Part 1

I've got so many post worthy images there is no way I can fit them into just one. So, enjoy part one of our trip to Michael's Grandparent's farm in Munger, MI.
This is the big red barn sitting right next to their home and the huge field full of soy beans. Beautiful.
Quite possibly my favorite Daddy & Dean picture to date. So handsome. Sitting outside on the farm enjoying the breeze.
Great-Grandpa DuRussell and the boys.
Grandma Feigleson (aka J-Wow) & Great-Grandma DuRussell giggling at Dean.
This is the big corn field across the street from their house.
Well, maybe this is my favorite Daddy & Dean picture?!
Great-Grandma DuRussell & Dean strolling.


We're back...

We've been out of town the past few days and arrived home very early this morning. I will try and post some pictures once I have slept for eight consecutive hours but until then, enjoy the view.


Chuck E. Cheese

On Sunday afternoon Dad suggested we go to Chuck E. Cheese to entertain Dean and to burn some energy before his afternoon nap. I'm still not sure what he thought of the little outing. He seemed cautious but not entirely unhappy. We'll just say he was neutral. I guess I too would be a little weirded out to see a gigantic rat running around while people were eating pizza.


Mommy & Dean's Road Trip

Hello again. Dean and I got home yesterday from a long road trip that took us to Austin, Dallas, Waco and back home again. We had so much fun visiting our long distance pals. Here are some highlights...

**I didn't really pick up my camera over the July 4th holiday, which explains why there are no 4th pictures below. Just imagine some of our other Austin/lake pictures, add some red, white & blue, a few fireworks and you got it. **

Our first stop was at the Zolfo's (Baylor friends) house on Tuesday. We got to catch up with Walker & his momma which is always a treat. Dean got his first taste of dog food while hanging at the Zolfo's - delish! Baxter was super sweet to share his puppy treats with Dean! When we looked up, Dean had 2 pieces of kibble rolling around in his mouth and had a perplexed look on his face. Hysterical. We also got to see the lovely Lindsey Brewer who was kind enough to drop by for a visit too! I love getting to see the Lindseys and only wish that we all lived closer.
Pretty sure Walker and Dean had no clue there was another baby in the room. Maybe next time they meet they will play TOGETHER?!
Future Baylor roommates!
Iphone image - better in B/W Linds?! ;)

On Wednesday we headed over to see Stephen & Katie Dotson (more Baylor friends) and their baby boy, Knox. He is ADORABLE. We lunched and went to the Dallas aquarium which is one of the most memorable activities I have done with Dean to date. Everything was so new & so amazing. It was a treat to watch him see a zillion different animals. And what is a trip to the aquarium without getting pooped on, right? They have a huge open jungle-like area where exotic birds fly around and I was lucky enough to get a little gift on the back of my head. Haven't I been pooped on enough this year?! Luckily Katie was there with an abundance of baby wipes to save the day. Thanks for entertaining us Dotson's!
Look at these big blue eyes. He's is watching sharks swim all around him.
He especially loved the penguins. Amazing.
Katie, Knox, Dean & Mommy - The petting portion of the aquarium.

Wednesday night we met my dearest friend in the whole world (who happens to be 8 months pregnant with a little girl) for dinner. Jess is one of my BEST Baylor friends. It was such a tease. Why can't we live closer?! I am looking forward to holding Charlotte sometime soon - and so is Dean. Jess, when are you starting your blog?! ;)
Dean told me on the way home that he was going to marry Charlotte one day. I have given my blessing.

Finally, on the way home, we stopped in Waco to see Holly, Margaret & Stella Fish. Holly and I have been schoolmates from grade school all the way to Baylor! Mrs. Fish was kind enough to whip up delicious quesadillas for the weary travelers. We enjoyed playing with the big girls. Thanks Fishes!
Margo reading to a captive audience.
photo by: H. Fish
photo by: H. Fish
Mrs. Fish is an excellent cook.
Last night, after a long trip, Daddy was very glad to see his little man! Dean was also very happy to see Daddy again. They were doing bath mohawks. I absolutely LOVED our little Tour of Texas and I'm so glad we got to see everyone! Thanks to you all for making time for us this week!
Whew...is anyone still there?


The Weekend

I'm just now getting around to posting a few photos from our Austin weekend and we're about to head that direction AGAIN for the 4th. Dean and I invited our good friend Holly Carr up for the weekend while the big boys had their own "guys weekend" on the other end of the lake. Unfortunately, I never got a photo with my camera of Holly but she got some great shots you can check out on her blog here.

Chillin' on the boat dock. Look at that grill - he's got 6 teeth now and LOVES to grind them all. day. long. Which is absolute TORTURE for his mommy to listen to. I would rather listen to 4 million babies cry all day long than his teeth grinding. Yucky.

Headed up on the tram.

Dean loves splashing and being naked in the pool! He also loves to pee in the pool - unfortunately that picture is not "blog appropriate." :(

Sidenote: I had a small mole - no actually I'm going to call it a beauty mark because mole sounds huge and hairy and gross - I had a beauty mark removed from between my toes a few weeks ago. I COMPLETELY underestimated how painful and annoying this little process would be. After nearly two weeks of limping around I just had the 3 stitches removed yesterday and I'm still not 100%. But, a warning to you all - CHECK YOUR FEET! Beauty marks on your feet should be removed ASAP. Don't mess around!