Archive for September, 2008

When you have enough clothes for 3 boys…

September 30, 2008 2:45 pm

Of course it means we are going to have a girl! If you need proof, here is a shot of her girly parts:


Poor thing is going to be mistaken for a boy most of her life cause she’s still going to be wearing most of Miles’ hand me downs 🙂
Face shot from ultrasound – on its side:


Foot shot:




We are also very happy to report that everything looked perfect and healthy for our new little one. 🙂

Are we raising our child to love powerboats?

September 29, 2008 11:37 am

I know…sad but true. Miles and I headed out to Lake Travis with Grandpa and Evie for a very relaxing afternoon of boating. Miles really enjoyed walking around the boat and wasn’t sure what to think about all of the wind so he laid down to avoid it.

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I managed to get him to wear his sunglasses for 5 minutes before he ripped them off.

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We shut off the engine by starnes island and enjoyed some peace and quiet for 30 mintues or so. Miles liked laying on the cushions on the front of the boat and pointing at all of the sailboats around us.

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On our way back home Dad and Eve spent 20 mintues trying to get Miles to say “Grandpa”. The only thing Miles could manage to say back to them was “doo-doo?”. We have to thank Uncle Michael for that one.

He is his father’s son…

September 25, 2008 7:34 pm

Miles has a new tradition every night – playing in the garage with daddy. If you want to see a good temper tantrum, complete with head butts to the wall and high pitched wailing, make him come inside. His new favorite thing to do in the garage is rearranging beer bottles.


He wanted to be like his daddy so much that he even tried to drink a few.


Since Miles spends most of his day hugging Travis, I have to show off our latest “boy who loves his dog” photo.


I also managed to cut his hair this week while Eric distracted him with crayons and other than it looking a little crooked in the back – I don’t think I did too bad of a job.

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I’m VERY excited because we find out the sex of Dreher #2 next Tuesday. The pregnancy is going much better. Thankfully the nausea has ended. The bambino is also starting to kick me a lot. I have a constant reminder now that there is something growing inside of me.

Who’s that handsome devil?

September 15, 2008 9:16 pm

After a week of being sick, Miles is back to his old antics. We started off last night with racing around the house in a box. As you can tell he hated every second of it 😉

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Today we hit an old favorite spot of mine from high school – the marble cows and duck pond at the Arboretum.

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Miles made sure to greet the cows appropriately and ‘moo-ed’ at them every time he got close. Then he would try and stick his finger up their nose. After a visit down to feed the ducks stale tortillas we slowly made our way back up to the car. He came across another baby that he couldn’t get enough of.

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He liked this handsome boy so much he decided to sit down for a chat.

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I decided it was time to move on when he started to try and kiss and/ or lick the other baby.

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If there was anyone watching from the inside they probably got a great show. He would have sat there all day and played with the baby if I didn’t pick him up and relocate him.

A tale of two possums

September 9, 2008 2:55 pm

Let’s just say this hasn’t been one of our best weeks. Both Miles and I are suffering from a nasty cold…

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and to make matters worse we’ve had possums running around our kitchen. It all started 4 nights ago…

I thought I heard noises around 4am in the kitchen Friday night. Travis and I went to investigate but couldn’t find anything. Eric and I figured that a mouse had somehow gotten into the house through a hole we have in the back of one of our cabinets for some electrical wires for our fish tank. No big deal – just put some steel wool in the hole and problem solved! Not the case. Saturday night rolls around and I hear the noises again. Travis and I go back to investigate and I see a long tail sticking out from under the couch (I found the rodent before my own dog noticed it). I screamed for Eric and much to our surprise a baby possum was hanging out under the couch. He must have been enjoying a yummy dinner of leftover dog food before we interrupted him. Anyways, a comical scene ensued with Eric chasing it around in his underwear with a broom and me standing on a stool holding onto a mop for dear life. Eric was able to get it to run out the back door. We figured it had gotten in through the dog door so we decided to lock the door the next night and put some live animal traps out by the deck to try and catch them.

Onto Sunday afternoon. I’m laying on the couch and could swear I hear a few knocking noises in the kitchen and then a sneeze. I call Eric in from the garage, he investigates, finds nothing and tells me it must have been my imagination or the fish tank. I wasn’t entirely convinced but I took his word for it. A few hours later I go to get a rag out of one of our drawers and was scared half to death when 2 paws quickly retreated from where my hand just was. I screamed bloody murder and ran the fastest I’ve ever run across the house. Yep – the darn possum was sleeping in our towel drawer. Eric can’t figure out how to get it out but all of a sudden it disappeared. Come to find out it had climbed into the hole we had originally patched with the steel wool. Great – we now have a decent sized rodent – in the walls – that’s going to die and stink to high heaven. On a positive note we were able to catch one of the possums in our trap outside. One down…??? to go.

Luckily, the next morning Eric found a hole by our AC unit where they must have been getting in. Thank goodness our assumption that they were coming in the dog door was wrong. We decided to put a cage inside of the cabinet with the hole last night and catch us some more possums. Again – 4am – I hear noises and go to investigate. I’m too chicken to open the cabinet to see if we caught the possum. When Eric went to investigate this morning he found another possum curled up asleep in our towel drawer. Eric snuck into the garage, put on some gloves, and grabbed the sucker before it knew what hit him and threw him in the cage. Baby possum #2 will have a nice home a few miles past the Saltlick before the day is over.

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Hopefully this ends our possum saga. Sure – there’s a chance more are hiding somewhere in our house but I’m trying not to think about that. If it was legal to fire weapons in the city limits, I would have myself some fun, but for now we wait and see.