20
Nov
14

Ella’s Aggie game!

Bless James’ heart!  He went to the Aggie game last Saturday with Ella and Asher, and it was cold, rainy, late night, AND a heart-breaking loss at the end of the game!  He was a trooper, bringing all their ski gear so they would stay warm and dry!  They still had a good time with grandpa, despite the circumstances!

04
Nov
14

Halloween 2014

We had one of best Halloweens this year!  I’m pretty sure this was because it wasn’t on a school night!  :)  We carved pumpkins earlier in the week and Asher wanted me to carve Pikachu from Pokemon!  The girls can now carve their own pumpkins!  Yahoo!

This year Rilyn wanted to be Athena because she loves Greek mythology (from reading the Percy Jackson series). Ella followed suit, and was also a Greek goddess! Asher chose Darth Vader!

Darth discovers his softer side!

After pictures, we headed over to the Richardson’s house for a pre-trick-or-treating dinner. As a special treat this year, aunt Mandy and uncle Allen joined us!

Asher was getting tired and stayed behind with me towards nightfall to pass out candy!

16
Oct
14

pumpkin patch 2014

Oh how I love traditions, and one of them is going to the pumpkin patch each fall!  Here is our annual pumpkin patch pictures at Elgin Christmas Tree Farm!

Rilyn age 10

Ella age 8 1/2

Asher almost 6 1/2

Um, I did not tell Ella to do this! Crazy girl

Hay Mountain was a hit this year!

My kids love all the mazes too!

Hay Ride!

The kids look forward to seeing the ghost in the toilet each year as we ride through the “spooky forest”! LOL

Rilyn and Anna!

Corn field maze!

16
Oct
14

Annie!

My girls love to sing, and they love Annie the movie, so I thought, why not give them this chance to try out for being in Annie Jr. at the Jewish Community Center in December?  The girls were excited about the idea, and so they auditioned in late August.  After three 2 hour auditions (closed door, no parents allowed), they got their roles in September!  The roles were e-mailed to me at 11:30 at night, so when I read them, I couldn’t sleep that night, because I couldn’t wait to tell them who they were going to be the next morning!  Keep in mind, they’ve never acted/sang on stage before, so we prepared them to be orphans or a smaller role like that.  Ella, in fact, prayed that she would get a small role.  Well, here is Rilyn’s reaction to hear that she got the role of Grace, Daddy Warbuck’s assistant!

What? YES!!!

Now, Ella…well, she got the role of ANNIE!!! We couldn’t believe it (in a good way), and it was even more fun to tell her! I wasn’t sure if she was going to cry when I told her, but she was just in happy shock.

What? Who me? Annie?!

We are so proud of our girls! Now, for the next few months, it’s all Annie all the time, memorizing songs and lines! Ella will be Annie December 18th at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center! Rilyn will be Grace in both shows!

16
Oct
14

Gig’em Asher!

Asher went to his annual Aggie football game in September with daddy and his best friend, Caden!  They won, with our quarterback, Kenny Hill, and had tons of fun at the new and improved Kyle Field!

Have to have popcorn at the game-one of Asher’s favorite snacks!

The crowd gets too loud for Asher. Hmm, I seem to remember James having a picture like this a long time ago…

The view isn’t quite so great when the crowd is “humping it” for a 6 year old! LOL

The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band!

13
Sep
14

Lightsaber soccer!

This is Asher’s fourth season of soccer with daddy as coach!  We have only had one game so far, but we won 8-7!  Here’s to a great season!

Running with a “Gig’em!” :)





Look at Asher’s fan club too!

27
Aug
14

First day of school 2014!


Summer is over and school has started back!!  Rilyn is in 5th, Ella in 3rd, and Asher in 1st!  We pray that they would be salt and light to their friends and teachers at school!


Asher’s signature in first grade

Rilyn’s signature in fifth grade!

Ella’s signature in third grade (she is learning cursive this year.)

He was very nervous before school.

Rilyn was ready to rule the school!

Our annual first day of school pictures with the Richardsons!

matching BFFs!! This is their 7th year to dress alike on the first day of school!

Check it out!

The boys! This is Caden and Asher’s fifth year to dress alike!

Check it out!

Asher’s teacher, Mrs. Martinez!

Ready to learn!

Ella has two teachers this year. Here is her homeroom teacher!

Ella’s teacher, (and a personal friend!), Mrs. Griffin-Hamlin

Rilyn also has two teachers this year. Here is her homeroom teacher!

Mrs. Teel!

Rilyn and her bff, Shaliya!

coming home off the bus! They has a great day! Thumbs UP all around!

When they got home, they were greeted with presents from grandma, and cookies from me!




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