Thursday, February 26, 2009


This picture is definetly worth a thousand words. . . . . . . and my sanity.

Meg's hair

I promise we didn't touch it. This was how it was when she woke up from her nap. I think her 'do looks like the dog guy on SpaceBalls. hahaha. Look at those curls!!

*side note*-- look at those rolls on her arms! Don't forget the dimple on her elbow!! Oh man I love this girl!!

Five kids under four

So we watched our friends' girls the other night, and wow were there a lot of kids!! It was fun, but Bo and I decided that we are REALLY glad we don't have 5 kids under the age of 4. haha.

Carter's room while they were here.
I love Lizzy's face!

Carter loves to pose. He cracks me up.
Playing pirates with Bo. You can't see it, but he has two pirate boats on his lap, and yes he is wearing a pirate hat.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The first five...
The first five people to leave a comment on this post will receive something made by me.
However, there are some limitations:
1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done this year. (might take a while)
4. You have not clue what it is going to be, poetry, shoes, bags or a little invention of my own. I may bake something and mail it you . Who knows? Not you that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. It may blow your mind!

Here's the catch, if you choose to do this,
you must post this on your blog and be ready to make something for five people too.
This will be fun! When you receive the fabulous item I make you, you must post a picture of it on your blog.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Keeps me going

These two kiddos, and Bo, are what get me through the day.

This is a classic picture. Carter is ALWAYS grabbing her face. He loves baby "Maymen."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


(Meg with one of Carter's pirate earings)

I love, love, LOVE having a baby to cuddle and snuggle with anytime I wish. I love just holding her and tickling her and kissing those adorable chubby cheeks. I love that she smiles at me all the time. I often have to do a double take because I don't realize the first time that she's off on the couch just grinning ear to ear because I glanced at her. I love that she's mine, all mine. (Laura--feel free to come over and borrow some baby time:) )

On a side note, CONGRATULATIONS to Whitney and Bridget, my brother and sister-in-law. They welcomed their second child, Isadora, into the world yesterday. She is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. We can't wait to hold her!!!

Oh yeah. . . and GOOD LUCK Danielle. She is hopefully going to have her baby tomorrow!!

And another. . . CONGRATULATIONS to Andrea and JR on their darling little boy!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras

So Galveston is busy celebrating Mardi Gras! It really didn't feel like Valentine's Day yesterday, what with all the parades and such devoted to Mardi Gras.
Bo and I actually had our Valentine's Day date on Friday night. We went to dinner at Olive Garden, I love love LOVE their new soup, and then we went to Taken. It was all in all a great night. We swapped date night with some friends and they were kind enough to watch Meg too, although we only had them take care of her for the dinner part. It would've been too long for her away from me if we had left her for the WHOLE night.
It was a pretty casual holiday for us. Bo accidently got his treats earlier in the week, thanks to Carter pulling it out of the bag and giving it to him, and I had gotten my flowers earlier too. I'm too cheap to let Bo buy me way over priced flowers on the actual day. So of Saturday we just handed Carter his valentine from us and spent the day spoiling each other through meals, breaks, etc. Way low key and relaxing.
Since it was Mardi Gras we took Carter to one of the parades. They had three yesterday, but we just took him to one. Oh man it was crazy. Everyone was handing out beads. There were so many! We stood next to a group of young adults, so they kept coming over to Carter and putting beads around his head. He had so many!!! Not to mention everyone on the floats would throw them to us because we had little kiddos. I'm sure Carter weighed an extra 5 lbs at least.
The theme must be pirates this year, because all the floats were pirate ships and pirates. Carter was in HEAVEN. Oh he loved it.
After the parade we went home for a LOOONNG nap and actually had to wake Carter in the evening because his friend had come over for the second half of the date swap.
All in all it was a great day! Thanks for making me feel special and loved, Bo. I love you. You are the perfect man for me. I love you Carter and Megan. You are the best little children ever! You both are so sweet and caring.
My family is seriously the best!
Carter pretending to be asleep while we wait for the parade to start.

Carter after the parade. He was a tad grumpy because he was so tired. Look at all the beads. Crazy. Bo and I were laughing so hard.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What would yours be?

Wednesday night is my favorite TV night. On Wednesdays there's Criminal Minds, Lost, Law and Order, CSI NY, and. . . . . Top Chef. I LOVE Top Chef. It makes me want to go to culinary school. Mostly it just makes me really hungry.

Yesterday they had their show based on "the last meal." They had world famous chefs come in saying what their ideal meal would be if that was their last meal on earth. The chefs up for competition then made it for them.

The point??? Well this got me to thinking. . . what would mine be? Bo says his would be tacos. OF COURSE it would be tacos.

Mine? After much thought (actually not that much 'cause I know what I like) I have decided mine would be corn on the cob, not just your regular store bought corn but fresh from the field Baker corn on the cob (we raised the best corn growing up), garlic mashed potatoes, and a nice thick well flavored steak. OH BABY!!!

So my friends, I ask you, what would yours be??

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Still Sick

So we are still sick here at the Beus house. Actually it's more like Carter is still sick. . . and maybe Meg. It's so hard to tell with babies. Anyways, we haven't gotten out of the house since Thursday of last week. That's right. We are going CRAZY. I can't wait till they are better so we can go out into the world and get some things done. Man the days seem long when all you do is watch t.v. and change diapers.

Our house isn't the best right now. We've been using a lot of air freshners. Between vomit and messy diapers. . . well it's just not pleasant. On the bright side, Carter hasn't thrown up at all today! HOORAY!!!! Trust me, that's a big plus.

Yesterday Carter woke up and got really REALLY sick. I made a little bed on the floor in the living room, made up mostly of towels, and he basically just laid there all day. Seriously. He hardly ever got up. He kept crying for me to hold him. Poor baby.

Meg was wierd yesterday. She was super happy and would NOT SLEEP. She was fussy unless I was either looking at her or holding her. . . as long as I was doing those she was full of smiles and laughs. Because she was so needy, she didn't get much sleep, so it wasn't much of a surprise that she did this after dinner:

Poor baby. I can't believe she fell asleep in that!!! Bo and I were laughing pretty hard. Don't worry, we took her out right after and went and laid her down.

Earlier in the week, when we were trying to think of something to do, we put Megan in Carter's p.j.'s. They actually aren't that big on her!! It's funny because Carter is still wearing those pj's.

This last picture is just a random one that I thought was cute. Carter and pirates. . . . Megan was actually laughing at it too, I just wasn't able to capture it on the camera. She always stops smiling once the camera is out because the camera distracts her.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Understanding Carter

Carter: "I melled them."

Cassidy: "You what?"

Carter: "I *sniff* *sniff* (actual sniffing) like that."

Cassidy: "Ohhhh, you smelled them!"

Carter: " Yeah!"


Carter: "It's a paypane!"

Cassidy: "Huh???"

Carter: "It's a buzzz, buuzzzz, bzzzz" (while waving hand around in air)

Cassidy: "It's an airplane?"

Carter: "Yeah, a pay-pane.'


My favorite, which he hasn't done for awhile:

Carter: "A dink, ahhh, a dink, ahhh"

Cassidy: "A drink??"

Carter: "Yeah, a dink, ahhh"

You see, the "ahhhh" is the noise you make after swallowing a refreshing drink. "ahhhhh"

And our day is filled with this. We're both getting better though. :)

Wishful Thinking

I wish I were clever. I can hold my own conversation, I think. . ., but I can never ever come up with anything witty or clever. Bo can. I wish I could. I also wish I had more creative abilities to make what I have "cool" (i.e. fashion sense) I'm too cheap to buy "cool" things, so I really need to be creative. huh.
Whatever. My mom thinks I'm cool. haha

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Exciting times

Not really. We are sick. So fun, right? Carter started it with having an upset stomach. I knew something was off yesterday when he didn't want to do ANYTHING, but lay down on the couch. Hmmmm. . . Then I started feeling sick. I'm more the achy body and sore throat. The only one not affected is Bo. The rest of us are so tired and out of it. I'm guessing Meg doesn't feel too well because she's been extra tired and attached too.

Bo has been amazing at helping out, letting me sleep while he watches the kids among other things, and staying upbeat. He even bought me flowers!! Poor guy, he's probably bored out of his mind and sick of watching movies. That's pretty much all we've been doing. It's actually been pretty relaxing and nice to have Carter so cuddly.

That's all.

Oh yeah. Carter decided he wanted to wear his old Tiger Halloween costume today. He's actually kept it on all day too, even during his nap. Funny boy.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


We set up the little bouncer thingy for Meg today. Can she really be old enough to go in it already???? Granted she can't push the buttons yet, but she really seems to like it. Man. I just am in big time denial that my baby is growing up so much.
Meg's at the stage where she tries to put everything in her mouth. I really like each stage that my kiddos go through, but you forget each one too. I know that doesn't make sense, but I guess what I'm saying is, I forget how fun it is to watch them change. I love watching her try to make sense of her hands. She will just stare at them. If she really wants to grab something it takes FOREVER. She really concentrates. She's getting there though. If by chance she does grab something, straight to the mouth it goes. She is so quick at realizing that her hand has brushed against something (by accident) and hurrying and grabbing it. Dinner time is fun. She has time to stare at the plate in front of her and get the grip she wants on either mine or Bo's plate. We are rusty at remembering that babies tend to grab things. We're getting better at scooting our plates away. It makes for some entertainment at the table though.
She hasn't rolled over yet. She really doesn't have much motivation for it. Carter didn't ever really either. She LOVES her rattle though. It cracks us up. We bought the rattle back before Carter, and he didn't give it a second look. Megan? Oh she will calm right down for it. It's AWESOME! She'll be crying, but once the rattle comes into view, oh she's a whole different baby. That rattle saved my skin on the trip last week. It put her right to sleep. She also loves to try and eat it. It's her favorite toy to gnaw on.
It's interesting how different she is from Carter. I'll probably say that about all my children. She still hates, hates, hates, HATES, the pacifier. She loves her rattle. She smiles way more frequently than Carter. She isn't sleeping all through the night, but 6:30 isn't as bad as 2 was. Oh , and the best way to get her to laugh is to simply laugh. If you start laughing, she'll join in. No need for a reason, unless she thinks everyone looks super funny when laughing. We'll take it! WE LOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL! Carter especially enjoys her!

My Hair

It's not the best picture (okay it's not good at all--I was dead tired but NEEDED to get this posted), but you get the idea. I LOVE IT!!

I didn't post earlier because you have to wait two days after getting a perm to wash it, and I wasn't about to post a picture of my hair the way the lady styled it. *shudder* I still have the bangs, they just aren't as short, and they kind of look nonexistant in this picture. Oh well.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Trip to Temple, TX

So I used to live in Temple, TX, which is about 4 hours from Galveston. We lived there just before moving here. I have lots of friends there, some of which will be moving in a few months, and some who have just moved there.
One of my friends, Brianna, moved to Temple about 9 months ago, after husband graduated from Med School here at UTMB. She has been asking me to visit, and I finally made the time to travel the 4 hours with my two kiddos to her house. I'm so glad I did too. It was great to see all my long lost friends, and it was SO FUN playing with Brianna!! (granted I didn't win ONE game we played)
Of course neither of my kids slept too well, but it was still worth it. Brianna has 3 boys, ranging from 5 to 1. Her two older boys were friends with Carter, so it was great seeing them play together again. Her boys had fun playing with Megan. They were so cute to her too. They would often sit next to her on the couch and just talk to her and make her laugh. SO CUTE! She thought they were so funny. I had to best time socializing and playing games. Really, who could ask for more?
The only downer, which wasn't really a downer unless you were Carter, was that it was too cold to go outside to play in the yard. Poor Carter would just stand at the back door begging to go out, trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad (can you tell that I need a yard??). It was too cold though, I promise. There was an ice storm while I was there that left my car covered in ice.
While there I was able to meet up with almost all my other friends at the local Burger King. It was a fun reunion. Poor Santino was the only man. haha. He was good natured about it though. I was also able to see Serena's cute little baby. It's amazing how fast babies change. Megan was like twice her size, with only 3 months in between them. haha.
It was a good trip. I headed over there Monday around noonish and got back into town, with two screaming kids, Wednesday night, just in time for mutual. Oh I was tired. I still am. So fun though. I can't wait to do it again! Well maybe I can wait a little. . . . but I will miss my friends. I love friends.

The boys riding a "bull" at a play place in the mall on Wednesday, just before we left. Serena actually met up with us there too, and that was fun!! You can see her in husband Doug talking to Brianna in the background.

The whole gang. L to R. Braeden, Megan, Carsen, Carter, and Gaven.

Braeden making Meg laugh.

The boys. Carter really missed those two.

A Visit from Grandpa!!

So Bo's dad came to visit us last weekend. I know, this is a late post. He sort of came out of the blue too. He called us like the Sunday before his visit, letting us know he was coming into town on Friday.
He got in Friday evening and stayed till Monday morning. We had fun visiting and eating good food. We drove him around to see the "sights", aka storm damage, and we also went to Inkheart. It was really fun to have him, even though it was such a short stay.
Unfortunately I only took one picture the whole time, and the reason I took it was because I had just made her headband. So sad. I'm so bad at taking pictures. It's a cute flower though, yeah? So big. haha.
Thanks for visiting us Grandpa!!
Oops, just kidding. I found another picture that I took. Unfortunately I didn't get one of Grandpa and Carter. Oh well.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus