Thursday, December 24, 2015


One Saturday Delaney asked me to straighten her hair when I was doing mine. I was shocked at how long it was!

Molly's birthday party was a park

They rode on this old school merry go round forever. I didn't even know playgrounds were allowed to have these anymore.


This was the end of a few days of this girl stirring up trouble every time she was out of my sight for 30 seconds. 

Christiaan and I got to have a so called babymoon. We dropped the kids at his mom's house in Waco and went to San Antonio for two nights. We had a blast sleeping and being lazy at our super nice hotel, and being all touristy at the River walk.

Our hotel had a rocking continental breakfast

We split a (giant!) mango while at the market. He ate the outside because the chile was way too hot for me. 

And we went to see my dad's childhood home. They lived in the duplex on the right, and his grandparents lived on the left side. My PawPaw built the garage in the back. I got super emotional after we left there. I don't know that he ever took me there when I was younger, and I wish he would have been around to tell me stories of his childhood. I am sure he stirred up quite a bit of trouble at this tiny little house. 

This is the elementary school that Daddy and his brother David attended

Back in Waco, we took the kids to the Cameron Park Zoo

I took a picture of Carter with this elephant 5 years earlier when he was 3 weeks old

Since he had requested a piƱata for his birthday, Christiaan and I found the perfect one while we were in San Antonio! But we had to bust it at Nana's house, because we wouldn't have room in our car to take it back to Dallas with us.

And back to the bowling alley we went for the third year in a row!

Christiaan had a craving for crawfish

Waiting on team pictures. 

He played on the Iron Pigs this season. Half the season was t-ball and the other half was coach pitch.

His turn at pitcher

If the shoe fits....

Well hello seasonal allergies.....

Hot. Mess. Express.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Early 2015 Happenings

Brooke and Brannan came in and we took the kids to Nicklerama. This little girl sat at the machined forever and racked up a ridiculous amount of tickets!

Their goodies

Lessons in how not to mix Play-Doh colors

Chelsea threw a surprise party for Jason....Nerdy Thirty since he's a big chemistry nerd!

I can't even with this one. So she developed a huge Taylor Swift obsession due to her Shake It Off song. When Grandma gave her a pink CD player for her birthday, she kept asking for a Taylor Swift CD. When I finally broke down and bought it, she was beyond thrilled and carried it around for the longest. Too bad the concert tickets are like a bazillion dollars.

A delayed 2 year check-up ended up lasting and hour due to them being totally swamped with sick kids. (Fabulous.) They even brought us cups of water while we waited. 

Mommy's glasses? Socks on your hands? All manner of entertainment took place during those two hours.

Does not like the carwash

And some Saturdays I look up and realize this is my living room. Pregnancy exhaustion got the best of me.

Scott and Deanna came for a visit and we met up for lunch!

He buttoned his shirt all by himself. Big stuff.

Leighty bug showing me her gymnastics skills

Carter took gymnastics for a couple months before t-ball started. He was totally in his element!

Reading at Barnes and Noble

Playing tent with Wynn

This is what it came to in the throes of STAAR prep. Nutella sandwiches using Tagalongs. 

Karen had D pick out pictures from a magazine of her family. So many things off here.

Her first Daddy date! He took her to the Daddy Daughter dance at church. She had a blast and loved getting dressed up for him!

Like she owns the place

We went to Southlake to see Nathan in the lead role of Lord of the Flies at his middle school. I was blown away!

The next morning we went to see Devin dance in her final competition of high school. Major tears. She danced beautifully. Delaney is the same age the Devin was when I was in high school drill team, and this is really special to me.

And we squeezed in a visit to Brooke too since the competition was in her neighborhood. This is their lizard. Carter wouldn't come near it but Delaney though it was cool.

Why do we try to go out to eat with this goof troop??

And then headed straight to Brycen's birthday party

Not what you do with icing.

I don't even know.

She had to get out her "compooter" when I was doing lesson plans

Dr. Seuss Day....Naturally I was Horton

Carter's hat, Anna dress, Doc McStuffins stethoscope, and pink sparkle slippers.