Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Progression of a Piercing

Yesterday my daughter turned 10. She decided this year to get her ears pierced for her big birthday. It was a whole family event. Grandparents, aunts, cousins come to see the big day. I almost cried along with her! 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Si-Guy

Cleaning up After He spray-painted the van.
Today my third child turns 6. He woke up and got to open one present-- a zhu-zhu pet. What kids see in these, I have no idea.... Anyway, he was pretty excited (except he wanted the red ninja pet and I couldn't find that particular one, so he got a black & blue one-- non-ninja).

His favorite socks
He at first wanted me to make cinnamon muffins for him to have as birthday treats at school. Then he asked about cherry tarts, which I told him I wouldn't make 20 cherry tarts for his treats. (Am I mean?) Then he chose chocolate cupcakes, white frosting with red, yellow, orange, and blue sprinkles. Not green because we were almost out and definitely NOT purple because only K-State likes purple...

So Lincoln and I will head over to his school this afternoon and take the treats. Can't wait to see how he behaves when he is in this type of social situation. I'm always curious.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

So You May Be Wondering and....Am I Married to a Hillbilly?

I've not posted in a few weeks because we've been on vacation. We spent 1 week in Texas with my step-grandparents. It was great. The kids had a blast. We went to Dallas and took Addie to the American Girl Store. She spent enough to cover a week's worth of groceries for our family! She got some really cute things for her doll though.

Then we took them to the Lego Store in Dallas. It was a little disappointing there. I was under the impression that the kids could just hang out and build stuff there with their legos. The legos that you could build with were in a 18" x18" tub and Silas couldn't even reach it, it was up so high. But, the kids LOVED the store anyway and we spent a lot of time there.

Then we stopped at the highlight of Joel's vacation-- Barnes & Noble. He said he would rather be there than go to our next destination. Really, all of us had fun there. Our vacation could be a lot cheaper if we'd just plan to spend the day at a Barnes & Noble. But really, I'm just glad that my kids are readers.

That night, we went to Medieval Times. Addie and Silas thought it was AWESOME. It was so fun to watch them watch the entertainment. I was surprised how good the food was. I couldn't eat it all and neither could Steven. We got out of there pretty late and I thought they'd fall asleep on the way home, but they didn't.

The other big thing we did was go to Splash Kingdom waterpark in Canton, TX. I'm not much for water parks, but I slathered on the sunscreen and bucked up. Even after applying sunscreen 3 times to the kiddos, they still got a little burned on their cheeks. Joel and Silas were dare-devils and went down all the major slides. Addie didn't go down any of them. Silas and Addie mostly played in the wave pool. When the siren went off, the waves started and they had a ball. Lincoln liked it when the waves crashed up against his chest. He would get a big smile on his face.

Spending time with my Meemaw and Boompa was great. They were awesome hosts.

And on to "Am I  Married to a Hillbilly......"

It appears that I am. The story behind this photo-- Steven and a few friends went on a Hog Hunt in Oklahoma a few days ago. Steven shot 2 hogs. And I'm sure there's more to this story, but I just won't be able to do it justice. To me, it's him shooting a pig and to him, it's so much more.

(And, no, I don't really think I'm married to a hillbilly...though some of you may wonder now...)