Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Backyard Smiles

I had no idea how much my kids would enjoy a swing set.
Seriously, look at these smiles!

Gary still has some finishing touches to add. It has a canopy and a bench. It took him a WHOLE day to put it together. The hard part is over!
Chillaxing in the swing.

Happy Kids = Happy Mommy!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Recent Discovery

HC was having a ball in his room today. He found the door stopper.

He pushed her hand away...only he can touch it!

He could have played with it for hours.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day of tests

If I ever wanted to stick my head in the oven...today would have been the day. Wow, I am so thankful that both of my sweet children are asleep in their beds. Good grief....Aghhhh.

Layla decided to pick today to see how many times she could talk back and smart off to me. Seriously...my sweet little princess tested every bit of patients that I have, and if you know me you know that isn't much. She was so busy playing in the playroom this afternoon that she forgot she had to pee pee. By the time she remembered she was letting in all out. I was in such shock....really!?!? on the carpet. I started yelling "please...if your gonna pee at least get on the tile." Gross...really gross to clean up a 3 1/2 year olds pee pee. It was like a river. Nasty, wet hiney and gown! (yes, gown...we stayed in our pj's all day long) So, she got in the bathtub, and then Hayden got a bath. He'd been crying and growling all day and needed a good scrubbing also. After his bath I took him to his room and set him on the floor to put on his diaper. Yep you guessed it...he too peed on the carpet. He couldn't be out done by sister.

I was so tired at this point....I just needed a drink of water. I spilled it...on the tile....I didn't break the glass. Layla couldn't stop laughing. Geez... These things always happen while Gary is working late. Go figure!

Grey's and Private Practice are gonna be great tonight...I need to relax :)

Singing show

Things get pretty silly in our household. Layla was wearing 'beach clothes' I don't quite understand what she is talking about, but she was running around screaming "bippity boppity BOOM" She is most definitely goofy!

This is a dance off!
She was dancing so fast and singing so loud we couldn't understand her at all.

This is the end of the show after the 'outfit' change.


Whew...just watching all that craziness made me tired!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Big Boy

Hayden will be 8 months old tomorrow. Will it be the day he crawls?? He thinks he is big stuff because he loves to sit up. He is always sitting up in his crib when we get him out. He really enjoys big sister Layla; he could watch her for hours. I agree she is pretty silly! He loves to eat...and really loves finger foods. It is so cute to watch his little fingers pick up pieces of food. Oh, and in case you can't tell he loves his paci.

Prayer Request

I love blogging, and I really enjoy reading other family blogs. Some of the families I actually know, and some I only feel as if I know because I read their daily updates. I have read this blog a long time, and I feel as if in some ways I know them. I really can't do much for them but right now prayer is what the family really needs. Please pray for baby Stellan.

"You, Lord, give perfect peace even in turmoil to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you." Isaiah 26:3

Mck Mama is very strong. Her faith is amazing! This is a touching story and I felt that I needed to share with you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My little campers!!

LK sorting her shells and playing with chalk.

HC...happy face...cute teeth!


LK explaining hopscotch.

She showed us how it is done!

KP giving it a try.

Pretty serious about her hopscotch!!!

LK giving Gabi a lesson.

Gabi's turn.

Sweet girl!

Great Fun!

Our campsite

KP & Gabi

LK & Gabi at the water searching for shells.

Auntie flying the kite.
We had so much fun this weekend camping at Lake Whitney. We camped with Auntie and Donny Ray, KP and Gabi and lots of other people. We had so much fun. HC was the best little camper ever. I was worried about him going into it, but he was a champ and seemed to enjoy himself. I know that I did, and can't wait to go camping again soon!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Our little fisher!

LK loves her new fishing pole, and is really good at casting!

We are excited about our upcoming camping trip...more pics to come soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Pattys Day

We had a great green day! The kids are loving this great weather. We played outside all afternoon and even had a picnic for dinner! I'm so happy spring is here, and I hope it stays.

Friday, March 13, 2009


We took Callaway to the vet on Monday for his post op exam. We were scheduled to go in and have his stitches removed, but because he decided to do it himself, we left with an antibiotic. Silly guy just can't stop licking the wound. Soooo here is a picture I just took of him still wearing the lovely lampshade. He has scratched HC's head, bruised my shins, and irritated Harley with this lampshade. He is so miserable, and thinks we should all suffer with him. Poor munchkin....he has lost some weight...maybe I should wear a lampshade for awhile.

Callaway will turn 11 years old in April...the vet tech was calling him a senior citezen. I can't believe he is that old. He and HarBar are such good dogs.

We love them :)

Fun times.....

with great friends!!
Thanks for coming to play with us! We had a ball.

Checking for sock fuzz.
Uncle Mark, LK and Alex
Night night....sleepy kiddos after a fun day.

Morning milk for the two princess peas.

Great friends

Gary and I are so blessed to have such wonderful friends. Since we had kids we realize how hecktic life gets, and lost touch with some of our old buddies. Enter: Facebook! Woohoo...so fun. I am such a Facebook & blog nerd. I love being able to keep in touch and reminisce with old friends.

We got in contact with the Dodd Family about a month or so ago. They have an adorable 3 month old son named Landon. They were in the DFW area this week visiting with friends and family, and we met up with them after not seeing each other for about 5 years! It was awesome to see them. Here is a silly picture I took of the guys...it's like they never lost touch!!

Thanks for the great visit....we hope to see you again real soon!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

H & H

Harley and Hayden bonding as they share a blanket outside. Wow, Harley has mellowed in her old age. He is holding onto her ear. About 2 years ago she would have growled and ran away. They were so cute :)
Oh yea, and can we please have that wonderful spring like weather back??

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I LOVE this pic. The Miller family came to visit us for the weekend, and Mark took this pic of the kids. I'm shopping for a new camera that will take cool pics like this...

Monday, March 2, 2009

All about the Aunts

We are so thankful Aunt Suzie came to play with LK & HC so we could have an adult night out. We had a great time celebrating Auntie Carol's Birthday! LK had a blast with Aunt Suzie, and I'm sure HC did also :)

Happy Birthday to my Auntie....we had a great time at your party!