Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fossil Rim

Nana and Papaw were in town visiting, and we didn't have anything to do.  We decided to make a visit to Fossil Rim in Glen Rose.  It was a great day to see lots and lots of deer. 

The giraffe were resting today and not interested in eating, but they were still beautiful.

This deer was coming on in the truck for a snack.  The kiddos thought this was hilarious, but the adults felt a little uneasy.  OK, time to roll up those windows.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dragon Baseball Camp

Ryland was very excited to participate in baseball camp again this summer.  He has so much fun playing with the big boys.  He learned lots of fundamentals and sweated in the heat.  The highlight of the first day was baseball cards.  He loves baseball cards!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

The best shot of all the kiddos with their awesome Daddy, and 3 of the 5 looking at the camera isn't bad.  We love you!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Dreaming of Anguilla sand, but this will do for today.  They had so much fun, and now we know that Ridley will be right in the middle of the sandcastle fun when we are on vacation.  

Friday, June 19, 2015


The pool remodel is getting so close to being complete.  I love how it looks so far, and I can't wait to enjoy it!


Who doesn't love a little mud?  We are finishing up the backyard, since the pool is almost complete.  New St. Augustine sod is going down in a few days, and a stone walkway to the gate is in progress. The boys thought it would be a great opportunity to make a big mud pit and roll around in it.  It started out as a monster truck track, but we knew they couldn't help themselves.  The temptation was too great!

Miss Ridley wasn't interested in rolling in the mud, but she definitely wanted to have some fun with the monster trucks and tractors.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Fun

Since I still look a little beat up, we have been spending the week at home.  Today I thought I would treat my children to a little surprise.  We picked up lunch at Chick-fil-A, and I took them to a new picnic spot.  At the north entry of DFW Airport, there is a small park that provides an excellent view of incoming planes called Founders Plaza.
The park has covered picnic tables and a few plaques and statues.  The coolest feature is the speaker from the tower.  We listened to the planes being called in by air traffic control, and it was awesome.  As we were getting ready to leave, the boys wanted to watch one more plane come in, and I was happy to agree.

Another favorite activity this week is Nabi time.  When Ridley sleeps, the boys play quietly on their Nabis behind the sofa in the game room.  I am not sure why they pick that spot, but it must be comfy.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Shipment Day

Happy!  Happy!  All of my new patio cushions, pillows, and outdoor drapes have arrived.  I can't wait to put the finishing touches on our beautiful backyard project.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Fun 2015

Our summer to do list.  It is going to be fun!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Exterior Projects

We have lived in this house for almost five years, and we have needed to replace the trim on the game room windows since day one.  Today, we got started.  John Chris "engineered" a way to climb up on the roof.  We decided to go ahead and replace the tacky faux stucco siding.  I would cut the boards, and John Chris would nail them.

We also replaced the faux stucco with lap board siding on the rear of the house.  I can't believe how much better the small change looks.  Only a little caulk and paint, and this project will be done.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


I caught this adorable view this evening of the littles and John Chris checking on the pool.  The filling started today, and it was as if they were watching paint dry.  They can't wait to swim, and John Chris could only admire the beautiful new pool.  It is going to be a great summer of swimming fun!

Fairy Tale Character

A fun day to celebrate the end of the school year!  Ryland had a Fairy Tale Ball at school, and he had to dress up as a fairy tale character.  We talked about a few choices, and he selected the Big Bad Wolf.  I ordered an adorable hat, tail, and gloves on Etsy, which were perfect.  
Here they are at the bus stop on the last morning.

Big Bad Wolf

The boys of Ms. Hill's class.

The Big Bad Wolf takes a bite out of the Gingerbread Man, aka Graham.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kindergarten Graduation

I can't believe Ryland is almost finished with Kindergarten already.  It seems like just yesterday, we were prepping for the first day.  He has had a wonderful year, and we are so very proud of our little graduate.  

It took several tries to get all three children together and looking at the camera.  You would never guess who was being difficult.

Family shot with our Kinder graduate.

Ryland and his teacher, Ms. Hill.

Ryland and his friend, Charlie.

Monday, June 1, 2015


Both boys are in Jiu-Jitsu now twice a week. It was really neat to watch them interact and train with one another.  As you can see, they are not sparring together right now, which is probably a good thing.  Reed was super excited about getting started, and he did an awesome job.