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!

27
Aug
14

Asher’s August

Asher had quite an August! I felt it time for an update on my little man! He will always be my baby, and moments like last night tug at my heart strings. I went into his room after James put him to bed, and he was sniffling. I asked him what was wrong, and he said, “I just love you SO MUCH!” Wow, that made this momma’s heart jump! He still wants me to sing “Jesus Love Me” and “Go To Sleep” every night, and I gladly will for as long as he lets me!
Asher started off August with a soccer camp! James is coaching Asher’s soccer team for the 4th season this fall and we wanted to give him so extra skill training before the season starts! He went to the British Soccer School of Excellence and he loved it!

At the end of the week, the coaches gave out one award to the player, (out of 10 kids), that had the best attitude. Asher won! He received a certificate and a new soccer ball!

So proud of this guy!

James also took Asher and his friends to another soccer skill training. What better way to celebrate learning soccer than ice cream? :)

One big skill Asher learned in August was to ride his bike without training wheels! Yay!!

Go Asher!

Asher got to go on two back to school dates this month. With daddy he went to a huge indoor playground, and with mommy he painted a plate of course-just like last year!)

Grandpa doesn’t work on Mondays now, and he took the time this month to go a special date with each grand child. Asher spent the night at Grandpa’s, and they did lots of Star Wars Lego kits together and swam!


His summer ended with mommy reading him a special book…

14
Aug
14

end of July

While Rilyn and I were in Florida, Asher was at Pine Cove Camp in the City! He enjoyed it, although I wish he would of tried more of the obstacles. Sometimes he is a daredevil, and other times (I think when we are not around,) he is shy to try.

Asher about to sword fight!

Asher and his group having Bible Study.

We had our 5th annual lake day on the Moss’ boat!

Jeff, Eddie, James, Jen, Denise, and me

That’s me waterskiing with the Pennybacker bridge in the back. I even got to wake board that day for the first time.

Just thought this picture was cute! Ella liked grocery shopping with me this summer. Just me and her! She wanted to push the cart to “practice being a mommy.”

We got a chance to see Noel, our old college buddy. So blessed to live in the same city with the rest of these college friends! Suhs, Carson, and the Richardsons.

We also went to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio with our friends!

Rilyn, Anna, Caden, Ella, Asher, Levi, Cole, and Jake

I was so proud of Ella on this trip! She really came out of her comfort zone and tried bigger, “scarier” rides like these swings that go up really high in the air!

While Rilyn and Levi were on Superman, the others opted for the kiddie coaster. :)

And some kiddie rides!

Ferris wheel with my love, Rilyn!

Pandemonium-always a favorite! And Ella went on for the first time!!!

About to ride!

He loves it!

Ella loved it too, despite her look of terror! LOL

more rides

The Roadrunner roller coaster

Unfortunately, there were some major rain storms that day that cut our time short. Here was one, and Ella freaked out at the thunder sounds!

It was a great day at Six Flags! See ya next summer!




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