Archive for March, 2010

30
Mar
10

this was supposed to be the Easter bunny post

If you know me, you know once I have my mind set on something, and my expectations are not met, I am severely disappointed, to the point where it ruins my day (I know it’s bad, but it’s true, and I need Jesus!)  So imagine my disappointment when I drove up to the Highland Mall to have Asher visit the Easter bunny only to discover the bunny wasn’t there.  Now I know this mall is basically dead, but I thought Santa and Easter bunny’s at the mall were like peanut butter and jelly.  Grrrrrr.  I even brought my camera so I could capture Asher’s sheer terror when he sat on his lap.  Well, what am I, ‘Ms. Don’t Change the Plans on Me’ to do?  Expected outcome of the morning:  pictures of Asher with bunny.  Modified expectations of the morning:  pictures of Asher in the bluebonnets!  Yeah, that’s it!  I will find bluebonnets and I WILL get pictures today of Asher!  So, we drove halfway to Taylor and found a patch on the side of the farm road.  Asher was not thrilled when I stuck him in the middle of the patch which came up to his waist.  I think he had some sort of bluebonnet anxiety and felt trapped.  Oh well, I was going to get pictures so he had to deal.  Enjoy!

get me out!!!
help!
This picture cracks me up, because he sure changed his tune when he saw a car

drive past us!  He loves cars!  He is saying “Whoa!!!  Car!!!!”

watching the car drive down the road
Poor Asher, little does he know he has more bluebonnet pictures coming soon with

his sisters!

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27
Mar
10

Ella’s first soccer game!

Finally Ella had her first soccer game! She was ready to play and put on her game face!

Ella is on the WildPfire team with her best friend, Anna Richardson. Aren’t they precious?

bffs

With a little bribe from daddy, (if she doesn’t cry she gets to have ice cream!), our little girl ran the field with gusto!

Watch out!  Here comes Ella!
 
 

She even took a hard, face-planting tumble!

 

But she held in her tears! (And took a break with Uncle Jeff to pick her nose.) 🙂

We were so proud of our Ella! 

And poor Asher and Caden, (Anna’s little brother.) It’s torture to hold toddler boys back from running around grassy fields with a ball! But alas, Jeff managed quite nicely!

I want down!!!!!!!
26
Mar
10

flashback friday

Happy Spring!  Along with this beautiful weather we are having, I’m looking forward to bluebonnet pictures, soccer games (hopefully without the crying!), celebrating Easter, and Asher’s 2nd birthday! 

This picture is of Rilyn in March 2005.  Poor thing, I took her to Picture People every month because we lived 5 minutes away from the mall in Houston!  At least I can say I didn’t buy this costume for her, it was property of Picture People!

our little flower
24
Mar
10

new room

The girls got their bunk beds yesterday!  They were so excited and James said that he still remembers the day he got bunk beds to share with his brother.   A very exciting day!  Rilyn got to sleep on the top last night and we will flip flop for awhile until the girls get tired of switching.  Here is their new bunk bed, complete with drawers, desk (on the right side not seen in pic), and a book case ( which is ‘in the cave’ as Ella calls it, not seen in the picture).  What a space saver!

From March 2010

And, I just made this picture to hang in the girls’ room! 🙂

20
Mar
10

rodeo!

I took Rilyn on a mommy/daughter night to the Austin rodeo Friday evening!  We went to watch her friend (and our neighbor) do mutton bustin!  We were very excited because she won first place!  (In case you’re not from Texas, mutton bustin is riding a sheep for as long as you can!)  Enjoy the pics “where weird meets western!”

horsing around in “Kidtown”
Waiting for the rodeo to begin!
What’s a rodeo without $6 curly fries that glisten with grease?!?
Gotta have the classic “boo Longhorns” picture!
18
Mar
10

all aboard!

The girls left for San Antonio on Tuesday evening via Amtrak train!  They were so excited as they waited for the train because their Oma and Papaw were already on the train waiting for them to board!  (They boarded in Fort Worth.)  What an exciting start to their spring break trip! The girls will be getting home Friday. I can’t wait to hear about all their adventures!

We are going to ride that?!?  No, freight trains are a little uncomfortable!
So excited while waiting!
Rilyn can’t believe how long and loud the train is!
Sporting her conductor hat from last year’s spring break train trip with Oma and Papaw.
Finally!  Here comes their train!!!
Notice Ella’s hands…Rilyn is excited though!
All Aboard! 
And this is what I did while they were gone!  Asher’s new big boy bed (and carpet!)

The girls’ bunk beds will be delivered next week!

17
Mar
10

St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Last year, Asher fittingly ‘ate’ a green marker to celebrate!