Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pool Remodel Continues

As the rain keeps coming, the pool project keeps going.  We had a good amount of rain overnight, so the once empty pool is filling up.  The boys had a blast playing in the few inches of water, and Cooper even wanted in on the action!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Wetlands

We finally got everything loaded, and we are on the road!  Here we come Louisiana!  

In the middle of packing and loading, Ryland smacked himself in the mouth.  It was pretty bad, and there was blood and screaming.  He did end up losing a top front tooth, so the Tooth Fairy had to find him way out at the Wetlands.  I don't know how she did it, but she found him and left a sweet surprise.  $20 bill!  The tooth fairy must not have had change for her unexpected trip.

We all enjoyed being outdoors and spent a little time fishing.  It was nice to be outside and ride around in the boat.  Ryland reeled in a fish, and we saw a pretty large snake in the water.  Ryland also lost his other top front tooth today, so we had to send a memo to the Tooth Fairy, again.

We had a ton of fun visiting and catching up with everyone.  It was nice to see how everyone is changing as more kiddos are born.  The corn hole, skeet shooting, and beer drinking are still in full effect, but there are some more yard toys and play pins.

Reed was the ultimate frog catcher.  He loved tracking and catching these frogs as they hopped across the porch and patio.  He was very stealth-like and grabbed them quickly.  He would play with them a little while, and then he would let them go.

The inflatable water slide was a huge hit again.  Reed wouldn't take a break for a picture, and I snapped this one of Ryland as he ran over for more sunscreen.  They loved it!  Ridley threw a fit to get on it, but it didn't go so well.  She slid down screaming one time, and that pretty much changed her mind about the slide.

Ridley had a blast at the Wetlands.  She was a trooper and went along with whatever we were doing.  I did have some long, wonderful naps with her in the cool bunk house.  I love those sweet still moments.  On the way home, I picked her up this Cinderella drink when they boys got ICEEs.  She was so excited and held the bottle like a baby.  Too funny!

Friday, May 22, 2015

OUES Field Day

Ryland experienced his first Field Day at Dragon Stadium.  He had an awesome day and loved every moment of running, playing, and being crazy.  John Chris had the day off, so he volunteered to help with the games.  It was a fun morning for the boys.  Here is Ryland with his buddies Graham and Grant.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mini Kickers - Skills Showcase

Reed finished soccer camp today, and he was very impressive in the game.  He was full of hustle and really competitive.  He is ready to play "real" soccer this fall, and there is no doubt that he will have a blast.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


With all the rain we have been getting, the Spring baseball season has seemed to drag on forever.  Reed's coach gave out trophies and congratulated the team on a great season of fun.  Reed was really excited and proud!

What happens when you are really excited?  You roll around in the grass with your brother.  Then you roll in dog poop.  
Come on!  We are out of here!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pony Pictures

This picture cracks me up.  Reed's pre-school is fabulous.  Once a year they dress up the students, and they get to pose on a realy pony. He had a blast!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stars Academy Last Day

The last day of the year always brings out the emotions.  I learned the hard way a few years ago, so I now open these memory books when I get home.  Both books were very sweet and made me realize how much my little babies have grown this year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pool Remodel

This is the amazing demolition that took place in only 4 short hours.  I was amazed to return home to removed tile and coping, but even more excited that there was no mess to clean.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mini Kickers

Reed loves soccer.  He really looks forward to Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  At the beginning and end of the lesson, the group gathers to go over what they have learned.  Reed is very engaged and always wants to answer the coaches.

Drain the Pool

It is time to get started on the pool remodel.  It was a pleasant surprise to see the crew show up a week earlier than expected.  Happy Day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

We took a trip down memory lane today in honor of Mother's Day.  Seven years ago, I celebrated my first Mother's Day at Main Event in Grapevine.  Ryland was a tiny infant that slept peacefully in his carrier.  
This year was a bit different with my three sweethearts.  They all enjoyed the bowling and the atmosphere.  Ridley wore out a little early, so it made the end of the game a little difficult.  We all had fun and want to come back!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sweet Gifts

My precious children gave me the sweetest handmade gifts for Mother's Day.  I cherish these priceless gifts!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bus Stop

Today as Ridley and I waited for Ryland to get off the bus, she was intrigued by our neighbors' flower bed.  She thought it was necessary to trample through the plants.  You can see the delight on her face, even when she isn't looking.

When I finally get her attention and tell her to stop.  This is the look I get.  Oh Miss Ridley, you are a little mess!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring 2015

Be still my heart.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

CHCS Spring Program

My little cutie pie, Reed, had the sweetest program at school.  He was such a great singer, and I loved the sweet songs.  He didn't get nervous or scared, and he did fantastic at the arm motions that were choreographed to the songs.  The program is such a precious event at Mothers' Day.

After the singing, Reed showed off his beautiful artwork.

My boys have been loved and adored at Chapel Hill, and I enjoy watching them interact with their old teachers.  It is nice to see the smiles and hugs!  

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Been here.  Done this.  The Blastball game is over, and Reed knows what to do.  He lines up and puts his hand out.  The Coach attempts to tell the other kids to line up and put their right hand out, and then he finally tells them to follow Reed's lead.  
Reed is professional grade.  Time to league up!  

Friday, May 1, 2015

Slumber Party

We must have been a little crazy to have two boys spend the night.  Charlie and Travis stayed with us, and Ryland and Reed were thrilled.  Ryland had a baseball game Friday night, so we all headed to the ballpark.  It was a bit hectic to keep up with four kiddos running around the park, but they stuck together.  Of course, no night is complete until the boys' bathroom is shut down, so you can go in and get a little boy that wet his pants.  And of course, you don't have spare clothes for him.  

When we got back home, the big boys were building a fort in the game room and wouldn't let the little boys in to play.  We decided that we would just make our own fort.  Little did they know that I have spent years making forts as a child, so they were so impressed with the fort we built.  The big boys were begging to come play with us, and we had to tell them, too bad, too sad.

Teacher Appreciation

This is how we do a thank you.  
I wanted to do a little something for Ms. Hill to show her how much we adore her.  Needless to say, I was having fun and got a little carried away.  The large arrangement made Ms. Hill's day, and the office staff were amazed.