Monday, August 27, 2007

Food Swings
The Complete Idiots Guide To Feeding A Pregnant Woman.
Where is this book? If there is a more difficult task than this, I must know. Take a finicky eater, imagine she is pregnant, try to sufficiently supply this person with food. Renting living space inside the grocery store is more practical than making a list ahead of time and shopping. What do you buy when nothing sounds good? At least ice cream is a lock for dessert.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Rise and Shine
We have family all over. Robert's parents in Colorado, Angie's parents in Florida, sisters and brothers in Houston, Lufkin, Miami, Green Bay. Green Bay? The fabled frozen tundra of the Green Bay Packer's Lambeau Field is the home of our brother-in-law Atari Bigby. Atari has been working very hard on building a career in the NFL, and its starting to pay off. From the NY Jets to the Miami Dolphins, from the Amsterdam Admirals to the Green Bay Packers, Atari has been focused on his goal of being a professional football player and in recent weeks has risen to the first-team of the 3-time Super Bowl Champion Packers. So keep your eyes open for #20 coming into your living rooms this season. Congratulations Atari!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Miles Russell
At 4.01pm today Mom Guerdy and Dad Russell welcomed Miles Russell into the world today, weighing 7lbs, 6oz.; Angie is an Aunt for the third time! Congratulations Russell & Guerdy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

House Filler
We've completed our Babies "Я" Us
registry and are hopeful we don't need much more, it's a lot of stuff. So now it's here for anyone to reference and help suggest any changes or products that are recommended that didn't make the list. We're rookies after all and any suggestions are welcome, we've put it up well in advance for this very reason. So click on the link above and check it out, and leave a comment below.
Houston Dynamo 1-0 FC Dallas
Afternoon matches at Robertson Stadium truly are special occasions. Not only do they allow us to see a match and get home before bad time, but they also allow us the opportunity to spend time tailgating with friends before the match. On Sunday, we gathered with about 8 friends and a keg of Whole Hog Brew a few hours before the match and cooked some fajitas and played a few games of washers. But the real treat was watching our home town team defeat the in-state rivals FC Dallas. The win took the Dynamo's league record to 9-2-3 since we arrived back stateside and put them back atop the Western Conference standings.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

August Madness
Without a doubt, this is our favorite time of year. The English Premier League kicked off its season this past weekend and we were glued to the couch for every minute. The recent subscription to DirecTV satellite service has shown us a new world of sports on television and the Premiership was in the spotlight. We viewed total of 6 Premier League matches, all live, highlighted by Liverpool's 2-1 victory at Aston Villa.
Memories. It was only 4 months ago when we were at Villa Park watching Liverpool and Aston Villa play out a 0-0 draw.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Say Hello To Whatshisname
Yesterday's ultrasound seemed to last forever. It was only about 20 minutes but we got to see 'he who shall remain nameless' from every conceivable angle, moving and kicking as any child of our genes would be expected to. We got some great views; he opened up his mouth a couple of times and stretched his seemingly long legs, and his arms and hands were punching away at Angie's full bladder. According to the technician, his growth indicates he's a week older than previously thought and a new due date of December 19th has been mentioned.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Best Birthday Gift Ever
It's a Boy! Angie turned the page on another year today, but opened the book on what's going on in her growing belly. We're halfway through the pregnancy (20 weeks) and had the extended ultrasound today. What a great gift to get on your birthday! We're having a boy! Any news is good news in this situation, but we're happy its a boy in that Angie's brother Russell and his wife Guerdy are having a boy next month and the thought of having boys so close together made this news extra special.

Monday, August 06, 2007

FA Community Shield Viewing Party
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea FC (ManUtd win 3-0 on penalties)

To get the Premiership season started in style we hosted a FA Community Shield viewing party with friends. The unofficial start to the English Premier League season, the Community Shield gives us a great excuse to celebrate our favorite time of the year. We served a full English breakfast and watched last season's FA Cup Champions Chelsea FC take on last season's Premier League Champions Manchester United. Manchester United eventually won the match, thanks in no small part to their goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who saved the first 3 Chelsea penalty attempts as his teammates converted their first 3, thus ending the match with a 3-0 shootout victory.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Animal Magnetism
We have seen a vision of our future. Angie has become the intense focus of our pet's attention, so much so that we wonder if the animals (all 4 of them) have a sense that she's pregnant. The attention she's getting has been reminiscent of Uncle Remus in Song of the South. Trigger cries by the bedroom door if she leaves but for just a moment, Jennifer waits by the back door for her to get home from work, Pinky can't seem to get enough sleep-time on the belly, and Paddington has been crying so much from outside that we've let him in to get some time with her as well. Robert feels a bit left out, but when baby comes at least he'll be prepared.
Zip-a-dee-doo-da, zip-a-dee-ay!