Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Me: I need to take some shoes back to DSW really quickly then we can go do our other stuff.
Landry: Do they have a drive-thru??
(ummmm .... no!)
Me: Do yall wanna go to Toys R Us?
Landry: Yes, but can we please go look at the toy section?? I really wanna see the toys!!
(ummmm ... I guess!)
Landry: How old is Ms. Estes?
Landry: (big, surprised face) And she can drive a CAR????!!!!
(ummm ... yes!!)
Monday, November 15, 2010
Gratitude Acrostic Poem
A- A guitar
T- Texas is the biggest state
I- I LOVE TCU Horned
T- Turkey is good
U- U are my friend
D- Dog Town
E- Eating is asome
I think we definitely need to revisit the gratitude concept!! :)
Monday, November 1, 2010
Today, I finally transferred it all into a big Rubbermaid box so that it would stack easily in the garage. And as much as I wanted to look at everything single thing, I just didn't have the time. But one envelope with the word "Mom" scrawled on it grabbed my attention and I opened it to see what was there. Here's what I found: (I'm guessing I might have been an early teenager?? Mom??)
I just wanted to let you know that I have, in fact, done something useful today! For example:
1. Made 55 cookies
2. Washed all dishes whether they be mine or someone else's
3. Folded 1 load of clothes
4. Ran dishwasher
5. Made 1 pitcher of tea
6. Emptied ice 1 time
7. Cleaned my room
8. Made Ryan 2 glasses of tea
9. Cleaned out my purse!
10. Put stuff in my scrapbook (you need some more rubber cement!)
11. Talked on the phone a little!
I'm not bringing up the $20 again, I'm just letting you know I can be useful!
Apparently, my mom didn't think she was getting her money's worth out of me!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Well, I thought I took a few more "before" pictures, but apparently, I took a lot of "after pictures!"
Choosing what we wanted to carve was a bit of a challenge. Everyone wanted to go with the traditional jack-o-lantern until we looked up some different templates online. I figured Parker would really want to try something crazy, but he told me that he thought he should go with something easy because we hadn't had a lot of experience doing this!! Ha!! Finally, after looking at a lot of options, we settled on a spider (Parker), a kinda scary face (Luke), a kinda happy face (Payton), and a guy screaming with his hands on his face (Landry). I tried to convince Landry to go with regular eyes so it would look a little more real, but no can do!! He and Payton teamed up to give him some awesome triangle eyes!!
And the nighttime view!!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Alex, Reagan, and Parker were playing and Alex felt certain it was Parker's fault (of course!!). So, we got flashlights, we strategized, we plotted and planned, but neither Alex or Reagan were willing to risk life and limb and dive into the gutter!! (Parker had given up on it by this point and was back inside!)
Alex, still certain that since this was really Parker's deal, he should be the one to go diving, continued to plead his case. Finally, I told Alex to go get Parker because this kind of crazy thing would probably be right up his alley!! Sure enough, he came out, we explained the situation, and he was happy to help!! We lowered him down, he grabbed the ball, we pulled him back out!!! Here's the last-minute picture of proof!!
I still stick with my original statement ... EEEWWWWWW!!!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
What does Fall do exactly??
Here are a couple of pictures to prove that cooler weather is here and maybe the changing of the season is just around the corner.
Acorns on the little baby oak tree!
Ok . . . only 1 picture! I think my camera might have died. I have put 3 sets of new batteries in it and it just can't do it!!
This whole post was started in my mind because my awesome friend Shellee made a really cool Fall wreath for my front door. We had talked about how easy it would be and that Hobby Lobby had everything on sale and that it would be so easy and did I mention that it would really be nothing at all to make??
So, I head out to Hobby Lobby on Saturday and immediately find myself surrounded by fall leaves, berries, pumpkins, flowers, beady things, corn, and so so so much more stuff to make a wreath with. (Be careful though . . . you might accidentally run into the Christmas aisles, already filled with stuff!!) I immediately text Shellee with a now-what-exactly-am-I-looking-for text and she, thankfully, agreed to meet me there! As we walked the aisles, she easily picked out things and stuck them into the grapevine wreath. By the time we got to the register, the wreath was made and we tried to convince the guy that the whole wreath was just $4.99 (the price of the plain wreath!). He almost believed us!!
So, to my good friend Shellee . . . you certainly have a gift!! Thanks for sharing a little of your creativity with me and my front door!!
Now if this post actually had a picture of that wreath, that would just be awesome!!! Will somebody drive by and take a picture and email it to me?? That'd be great!!!
Updated to add . . .
Yay for Emily . . . she did a drive-by and got this picture!!! Thank you thank you!!!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Grandma's 80th birthday was today and BigPa's 81st is coming up in the next few days so we headed to the Silver Fox for some amazing food and a really good time together!!!
Here's my food . . . a 6oz petite filet, mashed potatoes, creamed corn from off the cob, and snap peas. Wow . . . it was so incredibly good. I didn't get a picture of the III Forks Salad which is famous, according to the waitress!!
Here are my dinner mates and amazing family . . . Dad & Mom, BigPa & Grandma, Deb & Jeff.
And for the birthday boy and girl . . . 5 layer chocolate cake which they were so kind to share!! One of my favorite lines of the night was when everyone was so incredibly miserable from eating so much and Grandma and BigPa were trying to finish their cake. Grandma says to BigPa, "Wayne, now you know you don't have to finish all that cake." To which BigPa says immediately, "I will!!" And he did!!
Thanks to all of you for an awesome night of awesome food and an awesome time together!
BigPa and Grandma, you mean the world to me. Thank you for giving of yourselves so freely and for loving so deeply all these years!! Love you both!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Now it took the better part of the summer to actually find the time to methodically complete each step of the rocket. I must admit, it was much more involved than I thought!
The following pic is what is an incredibly important part of the process, I'm sure!! Though I'm not entirely certain, I think it is where Emily connected the little tiny jumper cable-like-things to the part where it would blast the rocket off!! (See now why Emily should help him with this??)
The future NASA engineer with the controls and ready for blast-off!!
I wish I had a picture of the crowd, mostly children, hiding in the playground equipment at Blue Haze!! We were all a little nervous about what was actually going to happen and we didn't want to lose any body parts or faculties by an erratic rocket!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Red seems to be a popular color!!
Luke . . . the big 2nd grader!!!
How is Landry already in Kindergarten???
Here they were just 3 short years ago!!!
It's gonna be a great year!!!
This was a really cool sight . . . 7 stories (I think) of the downtown Macy's store. This store was massive . . . took up a whole city block. This was a picture I took while standing on the first floor looking up at all the floors above.
And this is a picture from the 7th floor looking down below. Soooo cool!!
On the top floor, the ceiling was done in this amazing design of Tiffany glass. It was really pretty . . . just a picture-perfect store!!
To wrap up a great weekend, here's some randomness . . .
the man with his dog . . .
And what you see more of than anything when driving in Ryan's little neck of the woods . . . corn, corn, and way more corn than I've ever seen!!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ryan got back with the girls and we got on the train and headed to the big city!!
John Hancock Building
Lights at night
Lex and Meg on the street
Eating at Gino's . . .. soooo incredible!!!
The pizza that was totally worth waiting an hour for!!! Can you say hungry???
We went and saw "the bean" . . . don't think that's the real name for it but it's a really cool piece of art that is in the shape of a bean and it's huge!! I realize now that I should have gotten a picture of the whole thing but we were too busy taking pictures of ourselves in the reflection of it!!
Here we all are with part of the city in the reflection!! Really cool thingy, it was!!
After an afternoon/evening of fun, we had to head back home. We boarded the train and here's what Ryan promptly did . . . .
After a power nap, he was good to go again!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
BU vs UB!! :)
Alex got to go to the A&M game so we all enjoyed a little Big 12 football that day!!
It was, as always, a super fun time as Emily tries her best to persuade a little Bagg boy to plan his future at Baylor!! We stopped by the bookstore on the way to the game and the boys were excited to find a "wid" as Landry calls it!!
I just had my phone so the pictures aren't all that great, but you get the idea!!
The game was a good time and a win for the Bears!!
Before we headed home, we stopped at a favorite of Uncle Ryan's so we had to send him a pic and rub it in just a bit that we were eating at Whataburger!!
Good times with the Bears and good friends!! Thanks Emily!!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
A fun night at the Ballpark . . . have you ever sat on the very top row behind home plate??? You should try it!! Good seats!!!
We got to spend a couple of weeks with these ladies . . . and had tons of fun!!
Landry decided to "be friends" with dogs . . . well, sometimes!! Here he is shooting water at our neighbor's dog, Elijah!!
We visited some places we hadn't been before . . .
And climbed to new heights . . .
We had a little fun with a rocket . . . maybe we have a future astronaut in our midst?? (Not sure why this pic is so small!!?)
And, we enjoyed a few snow cones this summer!!! Have you ever had a scoop of ice cream in your snow cone??? You should try it!!! Pretty good!!
Was I ready for school to start?? Like never before!!! The predictable routine of life . . . it is my friend!!