Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ralph the Mouse #2

Sully brought us another gift the other day....he's so sweet.  I got home from work and there is was on the back patio.  The last one still had some life in him, but this one was definitely a goner.  Better dead than in my house!  I guess Sully is good for something :)

What happens when you can't see your feet anymore...

So last Tuesday, I was wearing a dress with brown tights and I was having trouble deciding if I wanted to wear my brown flats or spice it up with my red ones.  The next thing I know, I got out of my car at work and the picture tells it all...

It happens!  I gave all of my patients a good laugh...thankfully I didn't have any new patients.  They may have turned around and immediately walked out thinking I was a nut!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

32 Weeks & Baby Bedding Progress...

Mom, Dad, and Kimberly came up for the weekend and we made a good dent in the baby bedding.  Or should I say Mom made a good dent :)  I won't post pics until it is completely done though.  I realized that I need to start with smaller sewing projects from now on that don't really matter!  I think I took too big of a bite for just me.  But Mom knew exactly what she was doing and it looks superb!!!

32 Weeks:  All is good!  My belly button is now on the verge of poking out....oh please don't!  I don't want it to look like I have a ninny in the middle of my belly!!!!  I can really tell now where baby Hebert is in my belly.  I just never can tell if it is his little booty or his head that I am poking.  I don't notice the kicking and jabs so much anymore because he is running out of room.  But lots of hiccups!!!  At least twice a day, the little guy gets the hiccups...hope that's normal.  He is also definitely a male, because his favorite spot to push/press is right under my breasts...men.  The next appointment is scheduled for next Tuesday and then they start to get a lot more frequent...it's getting so close!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Patrick's 2011 Cotton Bowl Experience

So leave it to Patrick to get offered a free VIP ticket to the Cotton Bowl last night. He got a call from one of his Aggie friends Thursday afternoon with the offer and he definitely took him up on it. He left after work yesterday and headed to Arlington for the festivities.

He met up with his cousins, Brian and Kevin, and his sister Rebecca for some short pre-game tailgating. Patrick said the stadium was amazing. He got served dinner and had an open bar the whole game...no fair! The Aggies started out playing so well and then went down hill from there. Unfortunately we lost...LSU 41, A&M 24...

Here are a few pics from the night...
Rebecca and Patrick
Patrick, Kevin, and Brian Hebert
Jim and Patrick
View from the Box

Friday, January 7, 2011

Checking things off the baby list...

30 weeks!!! Oh my, that is a big milestone. Our little bundle will be here before we know it. We have been trying to get the have-to's done off of our list this past week, so we can be nice and relaxed for the next 10 weeks, plus or minus.

1. Got the rocking chair...one of my grandma's old ones...it has just the perfect squeak to it and so sentimental :)

2. Toured the hospital...where it is all going to go down...or out!

3. Had our 30 week doctor's visit...all was good...Patrick got to work the little heartbeat ultrasound machine.

4. Patrick put the crib together.

5. Set up some appointments for next week to meet with a few pediatricians.

6. Made the wall decor for cuteness behind the crib.

7. Got the registry all finished...I think (with the help of my "been there, tried that", experienced sister-in-law, Kristin...thank you!!!)

8. Continuing our birthing classes.

And I think that is it...

Still need to pick a name :) Oh yea, and finish making the baby bedding.

Ringing in the New Year

New Year's Eve was pretty relaxed this year, which was okay by me. Kari and Skinny drove in from College Station to spend new year's for the fourth year in a row with us! Shannon and Scott, Erin, and our neighbors also came over for some delicious bbq chicken whipped together by Chef Scott :) The guys played a little dominoes while the girls chatted it up as usual. We were feeling lame about 11:00 pm, so we jumped in the car and drove to the nearest bar and rung in the new year there. They even served us black-eyed peas so I didn't have to cook any the next day.

Can't wait to see what 2011 brings us! We know we will be adding a third to our family, or should I say fifth. Who knows what else!!!

Christmas 2010...Santa Came!

Oh, Christmas time was here and this year was exceptional!  We didn't have to travel far this year for Christmas...no road trips this time.  We had our festivities in Texas with crazy Texas weather!

Santa first came to the Hebert's in La Grange.  We had a great time eating some yummy food, chasing Caroline and Sully, watching the rain pour down, and opening some great gifts.  We ended the evening on Thursday with a great game of Mexican Train...a Hebert favorite.  Patrick, Mark, and Mr. Hebert spent almost all day on Friday renting a wood splitter and splitting huge logs from three dead trees....quite the work out...glad I was only supervising :)  And we can't forget the traditional Italian sausage on Friday as well.

Friday evening we headed to Hackberry for the Freytag Christmas.  The Knight's drove all the way from Colorado and Suzy and Coop came from Santa Fe!!!  So glad they did...it had been a few years since we had all been together...too long.  We opened tons of presents that night starting with the traditional Dollar Presents.  We have been doing Dollar Presents forever and they always bring a good laugh.  Here's how it works...everybody buys each person a gift that can't cost over $1.00, it could be less or it could be worth a lot more.  You never know what to expect.  We normally open them Christmas Eve since everyone is so anxious to open gifts and it gives the little ones the opportunity to grasp the concept of giving.  This year was a little different...we continued with our real gifts that night too!  We didn't finish opening until about 1:00 am!!  Santa came Saturday morning to visit Aubrey and Luke...so fun to see their faces of excitement.  Over the weekend we had a great time playing the Knight's new games...In A Pickle, Imaginiff, Apples to Apples.  Sully had a blast as usual chasing Sky, our pony, and the longhorns...he thought he was a cow dog.  As always, Mom made some excellent food to keep us nice and full. I'm still disappointed I had to miss Cooper's pizza night :(

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Overall, I'd say it was quite a successful Christmas.  If only everyone could stay and not have to drive back home :(  We are always so blessed, not with gifts, but with family, love, and each other...which is better than any gift imaginable.  Until next year...