Archive for February, 2010

28
Feb
10

it’s soccer time!

Well, it’s finally here!  Soccer season!  Rilyn had her first ever soccer practice Sunday afternoon.  Her team name is the ‘Teenie Texans’.  When I told her the team name, she wasn’t thrilled, but at least we aren’t the Longhorns, right?  (You can imagine how popular that team name is in Austin!)  Daddy had the honors of taking her and managed to get a few pictures for me (while trying to chase Asher!)  I had Sunday school duties at church.  When asked how she did, James said that she got a little ’emotional’ when they played the knockout drill and her ball got knocked out.  Both girls will have a lot to learn about competitive sports!  I’m sure they both will shed tears on the field!

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27
Feb
10

fishing in February with family

Uncle Ben, James’ brother, came to visit this weekend.  We enjoyed a beautiful day at the park and Ben was able to give the girls’ their first fishing lesson!  Nothing was caught, but Rilyn seemed to really enjoy throwing the line in and reeling it back!  Ella, well she just wanted to feed the duck her crackers!  What we love about Ben-he is such a kid at heart and the kids always have the best time with him!

Uncle Ben teaching Rilyn
throwing the line in
Fishing that way will make your arm hurt fast Ella!
Hello down there!
Ben makes Rilyn push him!  😉
It’s the girls’ turn!
hanging on to uncle
26
Feb
10

just sit back and relax cousin

We love when we get to babysit our nephew, Caden!  He is so sweet and smiley and his cousins love to play with him!  Asher, though…well, I’m not sure what he was trying to do to poor Caden!  We’ll just say he was giving him a head ‘massage’.  😉

“Do you ever get that feeling that something scary is right behind you?”
Just sit back and relax cuz.  I do this all the time!
Not sure if this is what I call ‘relaxing’!
 
Uncle James, drop the camera and rescue me!!!!!!
You can’t fault Asher, who wouldn’t love this face?!?
25
Feb
10

longhorn math

Ever since we took Rilyn to her first Aggie football game in the fall, (and we were playing t.u.), she has been very sensitive to the Longhorn symbol. Whenever she sees it, (which is a lot in Austin!), she always has to make a comment about how she doesn’t like the Longhorns. We are trying to teach her that Longhorns can be our friends too. We just don’t want them to win when we are playing them! 🙂 (And later we will teach her how we really don’t ever like them winning at sports!) 😉 So this week in kindergarten, Rilyn had to measure different Texas ‘symbols’ for math. Her packet included things like a boot, a cactus, the flag, the state, the Alamo, etc. The one thing she didn’t want to see though, was a longhorn.  So she took it upon herself to make a sad face longhorn complete with a tear in his eye and wrote a declaration of her thoughts:  Boo to the longhorns.  Oh, and the pair of pants looking thing in the right corner?  When I asked her, she said that was her two fingers pointing downward saying boo!

The black line across the horns is where she was supposed to measure the distance.
24
Feb
10

snow day

Finally, Austin got some snow! Granted, in Manor we didn’t have a whole lot compared to other parts of central Texas, but still…snow fell from the sky and my kids got to see it and ‘play in it’! They were all so excited today. The girls were both at school so I didn’t get pictures of them when the snow was actually falling, but Asher got lucky!

From February 2010
the mini blizzard
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From February 2010
From February 2010
As soon as Rilyn came home from school she wanted

to make a snowman.  Well, she got as far to make a

snow head.  Most of the snow had already melted!

From February 2010
Snow melting off our slide in the backyard like an acordian!
22
Feb
10

what are you looking at?

20
Feb
10

just another saturday morning

This morning was just another Saturday morning. You know, the kind where the night before James and I made cereal bags for the girls and laid them on their respective places on the couch so when they woke up way too early for a Saturday morning, they could plop right on the couch and zone out watching cartoons while munching on cereal. But our girls? Don’t get me wrong, they do love cartoons, but sometimes they just want to draw. So, it was not unusual for us to wake up at 8:30 this Saturday morning to find this note affixed to our door:

 

The written note says: Please do not come in here because my mommy is sleeping (with a stop sign drawn below the words).  Rilyn knows how much I LOVE sleeping in! The drawing is of me and James and he is asking, “May I have this dance?” And I am replying, “Yes, you may!” (Apparently, I’m into wearing hoop skirts!) And the drawing wouldn’t be complete without a chandelier above us! Rilyn cracks me up! I have no idea why she drew us about to dance. 🙂
So after I get out of bed, (and let James still sleep in which is very unusual because he usually lets me sleep in!), I get Asher out of his crib because he still doesn’t know how to climb out and, well, after I bought him a ‘black out’ curtain last week, poor guy doesn’t know when it’s morning time now, so he just lays quietly in his bed until I get him! After breakfast, I caught Rilyn and Asher watching cartoons together like this. So sweet.

After everyone was dressed, Asher decided it was time to push the baby doll stroller lawn mower outside and do some man work.  😉  Because, you know, our dead grass needed a trimming!