Halloween 2012

November 2nd, 2012

Spider-Girl is on patrol keeping the streets safe while taking candy for her efforts. Raegan and I went trick or treating while Joe stayed home to pass out candy. We didn’t have a single trick or treater. As I suspected, we should have set up on the porch so that people would have know to come by and get some treats. Also I’m not sure how many kids actually stayed in the apartment complex to trick or treat.

She had a good time. Got some candy and I think enjoyed herself.

Stuart Little at the Mall

September 17th, 2012

One of the many malls here is Ingram Park Mall. It is closest to us and is really cool. Raegan took a spin in the Stuart Little car.

2nd Tooth Coming

September 7th, 2012

Rae lost her second tooth! The permanent one was coming in behind it. I’m glad it finally came out on its own and didn’t go to the dentist as I don’t want her first experience to be a tooth pulling.

She has been feeling pretty poorly since it came out – not sure if it is related or if she is just getting sick. Hopefully some rest this weekend and she will feel better by Monday.

I see now that I am going to need to take lots of photos of Rae on the weekends or else she will be wearing red and khaki in all of them.

1st day of First Grade

August 29th, 2012

Rae made it through her first day of 1st grade. Her second day was not such a good day for her. Her milk in her thermos leaked, she felt rushed during math, and got momentarily lost during school dismal procedure. I am hoping today will be much better for her.

Here is a pic of her from her first day –

For a little perspective – here is a first day of kindergarten picture.

I will try to get a picture of her beside the Jeep so that you can see just how much she has grown. She has changed so much in a year.

Rae and the Lizard

April 20th, 2012

Rae loves animals – any size, shape, or form. It doesn’t matter. She loves to catch lizards. She even told me that I need to touch more bugs and lizards – to which I politely declined. I was never into catching animals especially those of reptilian in nature.

When she catches a lizard or other wild animal, she knows that we follow the catch and release policy. So she knows that this lizard will live out its day free and in the wild but one that was born in captivity and available at the local pet store is a different story. I would say that the request for a pet lizard began before she let this one go. Her pleas lasted a few days and have finally died out – well at least until she is reminded by something that she wants a pet lizard. Maybe we can keep putting her off until she is either past this stage or no longer living with us.

Rae and Daddy

April 16th, 2012

Taken on Easter at Joe’s work. We had stopped by for a few minutes. Rae loves visiting his work. She loves the white boards and to create games on them. But here she is watching Daddy do something really important – like harvest his crops in Castleville.

Been a long time…

April 16th, 2012

It has been a while since I posted anything here. I still have some ideas for this blog. Raegan is now at the age where she wants to make her own website – so we will probably create a subdomain off Raesmom.com for her website where she wants to put My Little Pony and other copyrighted images – making a game out of it. Let’s hope Hasbro doesn’t come after us.

She has become quite the artist – so maybe we can convince her to use her own drawings. Also I’d like to put some of her Kindergarten work here, too. I keep saying we are going to scrapbook it all but really I don’t think that will happen – but electronic scrapbooking will not only preserve her work but also teach her computer skills.

Audubon Zoo

September 30th, 2010

Raegan loves to visit the Audubon Zoo. I will mention visiting the local zoo and she will ask if it is the Audubon Zoo. When I say no then she is not interested in going. This year we are going to become members, so we can go more often. Here is Rae navigating with the map. She loves maps just like her Daddy.

What she most enjoys the animated dinosaur exhibit. On this trip, one even spit on Daddy. It was quite funny since it totally caught him off guard. Here is Rae petting one.

We have been twice to the zoo and have yet to see all of the exhibits. Our last trip it rained nearly two hours while we were there. In fact, we made a break for the Jeep in the monsoon. We did stop at the souvenir shop for a dry shirt and towel.


June 30th, 2009

Raegan found the wings to her Tinkerbell costume and wanted to wear it. So we put it on and then she wanted to wear her fancy shoes. She danced around a little bit and posed for the camera.





Booster Seat

June 28th, 2009

Raegan now is in a booster seat! No more car seat. She really likes it and couldn’t wait for us to put it in the car. Daddy got it installed and we had to go for a ride that evening just to test it out.