Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am a Cheeto!!

More random thoughts by a two (almost three) year old:

Last night while reading a book to Landon....

Mommy, "Mr. McGhee and his dog Dee are going on a camping trip..."
Landon, "I am going to turn you into a cheeto and I am going to eat you!"
Mommy, "You turned into a cheeto?"
Landon, "Noooo, YOU are!" Then he proceeds to 'pretend' to eat me

I just love him!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trip to the big D

Before school gets started, my mom and I decided to take the kids to Dallas to meet up with our Lubbock buddies and visit family in the Dallas area. We were having some Shannon and Hayden Russell withdrawals so we planned a playdate at the Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in The Colony, near Dallas. And it's always great to see my sister in law and my niece (my brother was out of town). They were sweet enough to let us stay with them.

Landon was so excited to see his buddy, Hayden, but you would never know it because of the meltdown he had outside the waterpark. He was up late the night before with his cousin, Kenzie, that he was in such a sour mood the next morning. But that disappeared once we got inside. We rented a cabana and it was soooo worth it because it was a lot more crowded than we anticipated. Kennedy was able to take a nap with KK, while me, Shannon, the boys, and Kenzie went to play. Needless to say, it was a fun filled day and EVERYONE was exhausted when we finally left around 4.

The next day, we were able to go to Fort Worth to visit with cousin Destin and her baby boy, Nash. It was a quick visit, but so worth it! Baby Nash is getting so big! I wish we could see them more often...such great people!!

That night, I was able to sneak away with some friends to go to the first Cowboy football game in their new stadium. It was absolutely amazing!!!! We were able to watch the game from one of the suites and words just can't describe how beautiful that billion dollar facility is! I only wished that Lance was there to enjoy it with me. I forgot my camera (I know, can you believe it?) so I don't have any pics from that. But I do have some from the rest of the trip!!

Me, my kids, niece Kenzie, Destin and her boy Nash


Landon and Hayden sliding together

More Landon and Hayden


Ok, these next two pics are from the Meet the Bulldog day in Ruston before we left for Dallas. Landon got mad because he thought we were going to a football game and was upset to leave.

And these last two photos are of my sweet angel, Kennedy, who turned 11 MONTHS!!!!!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

6 wonderful years...

Today, Lance and I are celebrating our 6th Anniversary and I can't imagine the next six years being much better! I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with my hubby and I adore watching him with our kids.

Last night, we had a sitter come to our house to watch and stay with our kids while we had a night away in Shreveport. We did some quick shopping before checking into the Horseshoe casino. I surprised Lance with a limo service to the Mabry House (he thought we had dinner reservations at the Steakhouse there are the hotel) and we had a delicious meal there. Highly recommend this place for a quiet and special night for dinner. After we got back from dinner, we were so tempted to call it a night, but we refused to act old and go to bed. So, we ventured down to the poker room to try our luck. After four hours of playing, we walked away being up $22!! yeppie! ;) But it was really fun!

Unfortunately, we didn't get much sleep and I feel exhausted today. :( I guess that's the trade off for trying to act "young". It was great seeing the kids when we got back. We knew they were in great hands! Now, it's back to reality!

Here is a picture of the place card at our dinner table. Can you visualize Lance shaking his head as I am taking a picture of this?
Out in front of the horseshoe casino

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Could this BE any more fun???

Being a mom has it's ups, downs, sideways, backwards, and inside outs, BUT what a ride it is!!! Landon's stage that he is in right now is enlightening, funny, exhausting, and sincere. I just love it! There is something new every day. And, Kennedy, is in another one of my favorite stages. She crawls a lot, but really enjoys staying in one spot when she plays and in the pool (yay) and she interacts more with Landon. I just love hearing them entertain themselves in the playroom! Kennedy's latest thing is dancing (too adorable), she has eight teeth, loves to watch things fall, and saying thank you (sort of).

With all that being said, a week ago, they drove me bonkers when we had a week straight of rain and it was hard to get outside and play. But since the rain has stopped, we have been outside swimming or on our slide everyday. This leads to a worn out group...including mommy!

Ok, before I share some pictures, I just want to give a shout out to Suzanne Tyler, who frequents my blog often and keeps me motivated to update mine consistently (without her knowing). Anyway, she has had a crazy past month (and summer for that matter) with her two little ones (2 1/2 yr old and 19 month old), running a hundred miles a week (ok, not really, but A LOT!), moving houses, going on vacations, having trunk show parties, ER visits, and remodeling. And she still keeps a smile on her face, keeps in awesome contact with people, and just LIVES life! Love her!

Here are some pictures over the past several weeks... these first two our on my parents houseboat when my nieces from Michigan were in town.




Below, we found a bird's nest in our garage with eggs in them!



Alec, Michael, and LandonHere is a video of Kennedy dancing with her cousins

video