Saturday, July 30, 2016


The boys have been fortunate to not have a snake issue at the ranch, but they ran into trouble this afternoon.  They killed the snake, but unfortunately the snake bit one of the dogs first.  While Jack, the dog, was nursed back to health by the vet, they hunted the snake down and flushed it out of its hole.  A good snake is a dead snake.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Girl Time

While the boys are away at the hunting ranch, Ridley and I had our own fun.  A trip to Toys R Us for Barbies and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  I am enjoying this vibrant little diva and her joy for life.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


We headed to the super plush Cinemark theater for a cool afternoon of movie watching.  We watched the Secret Life of Pets, and it was too cute.  Everyone sat through the entire movie and enjoyed the show.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Incoming Kinder Playdate

This morning the incoming Kindergarten class met at the playground.  It was a great opportunity for them to meet and get to know one another.  Reed is ready to start school, and he is thrilled to have some new buddies.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Ryland and Reed asked about Lego Mania, which is hosted by the Colleyville Library every summer.  We just happened to catch the last one of the summer.  I loved watching the boys work with new friends to create this blue tower.  Nice patterns and height. 

Ridley made a new friend playing with the animal Legos.  She loved it but tried to act like she was cool when I pulled out the camera.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Paper Airplanes

Our local library has the best summer program for children.  This afternoon we met on the third floor of Town Hall and learned to make different types of paper airplanes.  The best part was launching them from the third floor balcony to the targets below.  So much fun!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Climbing Walls

There is not much to say about this situation.  Uncle Brad taught my boys to climb the rock wall that goes around our backyard.  This is great for going to retrieve the balls that are hit and thrown over, but it also means that they can now escape.  Their proud, guilty faces say it all.  We will see what this brings.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kids of Old Friends

A very dear friend that I have known since Junior High came to visit this evening.  She is one of those friends that you pick up right where you left off.  Our kiddos played so well together, and I would love for them to grow up in the same city.  They ran wild, went swimming, and laughed all evening.  I was so sad to see Suzanne and her crew leave, and I am already looking forward to our next visit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Princess Ballet Camp

It was finally Ridley's turn for summer camp.  She had a blast at Princess Ballet Camp dressed as Elsa from Frozen.  She is all girl and loved every minute.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


It was time for my nail appointment, and I had an adorable partner in crime.  Ridley was thrilled to sit at the nail counter and sip her Sprite.  It is hard being so darn cute.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Potty Training

We have been doing a ton of potty training talk over the summer, and Ridley hasn't seemed interested.  Today, she actually went pee pee on the potty.  Hooray!  Go Ridley!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Camp Thurman

The boys had a new experience this week, and they loved every single minute of it.  They had a fantastic time at Camp Thurman.  They made new friends, worshiped the Lord, and played outside all week.  It was a hike to get them down and back each day, but it was worth it.  They have so many great stories, and they are already begging to go back next year. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016


It's hard to be 2.5 years old.  Ridley didn't make it through her snack before she lost the battle of a nap.  It happened very fast, and she was out.  

Saturday, July 2, 2016

New Bed

Ridley is in a big girl bed.  She was super excited to snuggle in tonight, and we are hoping that she sleeps through the night.