Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Art

I love the sweet art that comes home this time of year.  Ridley made a cute bunny & chick finger print picture and a footprint cross. 

Reed made a beautiful cross picture.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mini Dribblers

For the past two years Reed has been sitting in the stands with me while we cheer for Ryland.  We have gone through seasons of blastball, soccer, and football.  Today, he was finally the player, as Ryland watched.  Reed started basketball camp, and he was so very excited.  

Since basketball is something none of us have played before, we are all learning a ton.  Reed was very engaged and soaked up every new skill they taught.  He loves dribbling the ball and putting his "hand in the cookie jar".

Ridley was our cheerleader, but she really just wanted on the court with her brother and a ball.  It is going to be a full time job to keep her on the sidelines. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015


We wanted to enjoy the gorgeous weather, so we headed to the park.  We did a little fishing, but we didn't have much luck.  It could have been the loud birthday party that was on the pond deck.  We think the fish were hiding.  We also played on the playground and soaked up a little sun.

The boys wanted to ride their 4-wheeler around the yard, and they talked us into taking Ridley on a ride.  Ryland did a great job of driving, and Reed held on to her for dear life. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Ryland is enjoying another season of baseball, but he has decided he really just wants to hit.  He has very little to no interest in fielding the ball.  He is a pretty good hit and makes it to second base on most turns at bat. 

Play Blastball

Reed was all business this morning at blastball.  It was the first time to meet his coach and teammates, but he quickly let them know he knew what to do.  Coach told him that he could go first to show everyone how it is done, and he did just that.  He creamed the ball and ran through first base, skipping the unnecessary first base honking.

When it was his turn to field the ball, he was baseball ready.  The stopped the ball hit by the first kid and looked for a first baseman to through it to.  Of course, no one plays the bases in blastball, so he ran to first.  He beat the kid to the base, so he wanted the kid out.

He had a great morning, but he was confused when coach said he wasn't going to give out a game ball.  Reed had to ask the coach twice just to make sure. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

6 Year Well Check

Ryland had his annual check up, and everything looked great.  We was super nervous and did not want to wear the paper gown.  In fact, he refused to wear the gown with little bears, so the nurse gave him a huge plain white one.  He is so sensitive and soon his eyes were filled with tears.  A few silly faces later, he was smiling and making silly faces back at me.  Ryland weighed 50 lbs, which is 75 percentile and is 39.5" tall, which is 50 percentile. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Super Hero Day

I received this silly picture of Reed flying today.  He wore his superhero cape to pre-school for Superhero Day, and his class took turns having a little fun with a photo shoot.  I love this Superhero!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Guess who fell in the pool, AGAIN!

This boy keeps me on my toes.  He was racing around the pool on his trike when he cut a turn a little too sharp.  Splash!  Before I could run to him, he was swimming to the side.  
I was relieved to see him start swimming, but I could feel his heart pounding when I helped him out of the water.  He was screaming, but after a warm towel and lots of hugs, he calmed down.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Baseball Season Begins

It is baseball time!  Ryland had his first game of the season since "leaguing up".  It was a great game that really made us realize this is getting more serious.  Even though they lost the game, Ryland was given the game ball for playing hard.  It made his day!

Ryland wants in the mix, and he likes to play infield.  He did great at shortstop.

Ridley found a perfect flowerbed to dig.  We tried to keep her out of the dirt, but she eventually won.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Miss Ridley loves books and enjoys reading multiple times a day.  Our favorite books are Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Mr. Brown Can Moo.  She will grab a book and bring it to me.  She turns around and backs up before sitting in my lap.  It is adorable! 

Muffins with Mom

Ryland invited me to have breakfast with him in the cafeteria before school, and it was really nice to relax and have one on one time.  

He wanted me to walk him to class, so he could show me his Texas Cowboy.  It is the one standing above his head with the big blue eyes.  Very cute!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ryland Turns 6

It was all about Ryland today in honor of his 6th birthday.  We started celebrating with lunch from Chick-Fil-A at school. 

After lunch, the Kinders go out for recess.  Ryland requested donuts for his birthday treat to share with his class.  Just what Ms. Hill needed, an afternoon of trying to teach a bunch of of children full of sugar.

For dinner, Ryland wanted sushi.  He cracks us up with his refined palate.

To wrap up his big day, he enjoyed a yummy cupcake.  He remains the sweet eater he was at his first birthday.  Happy Birthday, RyRy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

We are so lucky to enjoy these three precious leprechauns.  They are an absolute joy!  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hunting Ranch

We headed out for some more fun early this morning.  The boys were so excited to hunt.  We tried and tried to find some turtles, but we didn't have any luck until the sun came out. 

John Chris really showed me up shooting last time, but today was a different story.  Maybe it was the rifle and beer can combination.  

The boys think we need a ranger instead of a four wheeler.  After two days of 5 people riding one four wheeler, I agree.

"Hunting" for turtles.

This is their tough manly faces.

Ridley loved to sleep as we rode around the ranch.  She is such a trooper.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunset at the Ranch

A beautiful end to an awesome day!

Hunting Ranch

We spent our last weekend of Spring Break relaxing and having fun at the hunting ranch.  It is so beautiful and peaceful, and all the kiddos love it.  No phone service and no deadlines.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Ryland had a couple cavities, so he had a little bit of dental work done today.  It was a delight for me, because he got laughing gas.  Hahaha!  There were lots of laughs for me, too.  Our trip home was filled with funny conversation, drooling, and a lot of funny faces.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Snake Encounters

We heard the snake guy was coming back to the library, and we couldn't wait to go see his show.  He is always hilarious and full of knowledge.  The boys were so intrigued and sat quietly for the entire show.

Ridley, on the other hand, was all out drama.  She was laid out on the floor soaking up attention.  I knew I was pushing her nap back, so I couldn't get too upset when she pulled out her Nonnie.

At the end of the show, the children could pet the reptiles.  Both of the boys had to get their hands on this big snake.  Yuck!

Reed practically chased down this massive lizard.  With that, I was ready to go.  

Monday, March 9, 2015


We kicked off Spring Break with a visit to the pediatrician's office.  Ridley had croup and a double ear infection.  Fingers are crossed that she will be feeling better soon.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


There is nothing better than lots of love and cuddling on a weekend morning.  I love these sweet early moments, and Daddy was able to soak it up this morning.  Be still my heart!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Reed turns 4

Sweet, feisty Reed enjoyed his birthday dinner at Rainforest Cafe.  He has been so excited about turning four, and he has been asking multiple times every day if it was March 5th.  
He requested the volcano dessert and stood on his chair beating his chest as we sang Happy Birthday.  

We enjoyed walking around looking at all the animals and the aquariums.  Before we could leave, everyone picked out a stuffed turtle and sort of smiled for picture. 
Happy Birthday, Reedo!