Friday, October 30, 2015

Book Character Parade

Old Union Elementary doesn't have Halloween parties, so they have some dress up fun with  a Book Character Parade.  The students dress up as their favorite character and get to walk around holding their book for all the parents to cheer them on.  It is a cute way to celebrate!  Ryland was an Army soldier, and I think he looked adorable.  I mean tough...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


We enjoyed a bit of sunshine this afternoon at North Park while we watched Ryland play football.  It cracked us up when we saw Ridley just chillin' in her chair snacking on some chips with her leg kicked up on the chair.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Attire

Ridley and Reed started the week at pre-school in very festive attire.  It is a week full of fun and parties.  Very spooktacular!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


A fun way to get in the "spooky" mood for Halloween is to pull pranks on your neighbors.  Today, we ran a secret mission to BOO! the Nesters.  We packaged their tricks and treats and created a plan to sneak over to surprise them.  It was a great, but we didn't plan on Addie to be hanging out in their living room looking out the window.  Busted!  The boys made the drop on their front porch, with screaming laughter.  Such fun times!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ally Turns Four

We couldn't miss Ally's special birthday celebration, so we hoped for the best with Ridley and made the drive.  Everyone had a fantastic time playing with all the children and the loads of toys.  Happy 4th Birthday, Ally!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ridley has surgery

My sweet girl had a quick procedure this morning, but it is was still so hard.  After numerous ear infections and rounds of antibiotics, we knew it was time for tubes and removal of adenoids.
Ridley was her opinionated self and gave the staff a hard time.  They gave her a princess crown and wand, which helped distract her for about three minutes.  After a breathing treatment, she was irate.  The meds came shortly after, and I rocked my sweet angel one more time before they took her back.

After about thirty minutes, the doctor came out to let me know the surgery was successful, which gave me relief.  Five minutes later, I heard Ridley screaming from the recovery room.  The nurses quickly came for me to help them console the crazy child.  Needless to say, Ridley isn't pleasant when she comes off anesthesia.  I rocked and comforted for an hour, so we could be released.  We spent the rest of the day cuddling.  Hoping this gives her some relief from the ear infections and pain.

Thursday, October 8, 2015


I am in Austin for a quick trip, and I received the cutest pictures by text.  My children are relaxing with Dad, and he had a few special requests.  Reed wanted to take a bath, and he needed a towel to rest his head.

Ridley and Ryland relax with a little Nabi time before bath.

Ridley curls up under the covers.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Ryland has been losing teeth every other week.  He went to the dentist this morning, and he had a great check up.  When I met with the dentist afterwards, she showed me the awesome panoramic x-ray.  Look at all those teeth ready to come in.  Crazy!  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Halloween Ready

We are finished with the Halloween festive decorations.  Our witch, Esmeralda, is out front to great our visitors.  Bring on the Trick-or-Treaters!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pumpkin Find

We hit the super large pumpkin jackpot at Sam's.  We bought the four biggest pumpkins we could lift to get ready for Halloween decorating.  The boys were thrilled.