Monday, March 30, 2009


We went to see Monsters Vs. Aliens last night.

In 3D.

We were going to go see the matinee but it was already sold out when we got there. We could have just gone to see the regular version but the kids really wanted to see it in 3D. So we waited (for TWO hours) until the next showing. We decided to go have dinner while we waited. That didn't take nearly long enough so we ended up sitting in the restaurant talking and sipping on our drinks for awhile. We still got to the theatre way early but hey, now we know the answers to those same 5 trivia questions that they show over and over. lol

Anyway, it was a cute movie and the kids really liked it. There were parts where I could hear them all laughing out loud. (or should I say, laughing quite loudly?)

Monday, March 23, 2009

They're back....

Spring break is over and it's right back into the routines. The kids were in Houston all week last week spending spring break with their grandparents. I picked them up on Sunday (we meet half way to make the exchange.) They had a good time, as always.

So Sunday morning started back with the same old routines. I got up early and went to the grocery store so that I could feed them. They were barely out of bed when I got home. (surprise!--not) Then it was time to get dressed and head to Addison's soccer game. This year she has games on Saturday sometimes, Sunday at other times, and a couple of weekends with games on both days. Oh, and we also have to add to that that some of the games are in San Marcos and some are out of town. GAAH!!

Here are a couple of action shots from her game Sunday (they lost 2-0):

Okay, maybe this shot isn't so much action, but there was a lot of this going on during the game too. :0)

Then this morning when I went to wake her up for school this is how she looked.

This is not how she went to bed. At some point during the night she got up and put a poncho on over her pajamas. lol Half the time when she gets up in the morning she's wearing a hoodie but this poncho is a first. I don't know where she gets this stuff...must be from her Dad's side of the family. LOL

Friday, March 13, 2009

These boots were made for wearing.

So, as a parent when exactly do you step in on your children's 'fashion' choices? I hate to say anything because the girls really do get their feelings hurt pretty easily about their wardrobe choices. But, honestly, some of the things they pick just make me shake my head and giggle. For example, Kirsten LOVES her boots. She has a couple of different pairs and will wear them with anything.

Case in point:

She wears them with shorts (as seen above), with skirts, with capris, and with regular pants (sometimes out, sometimes tucked in). Dax just keeps asking why I let her leave the house like that. I guess I just figure that they're not dressing slutty, or goth, or whatever so it's okay for now. Eventually they'll get better, right?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fire at will.....

This weekend Wyatt had a shooting competition with 4H. It was his first competition and quite the learning experience.

His first competition was the 3 position shoot (standing, kneeling, laying down)with a .22. Who knew that in his division the 3P was really only the prone position (laying down)?

I'll tell you who knew, everyone there but us! All these other kids had these super expensive precision .22's made just for these competitions. Don't think he'll be doing this particular one again.

Then we moved on to his next round which was air pistol silhouttes. Who knew that the air pistol had to be pump and had to shoot pellets? Again, everyone there but us. I was able to find someone for him to borrow a gun from and he got a few of the silhouettes but still didn't do so great. The next round was the air pistol bullseye but he decided he didn't even want to compete in it. I can't say that I blame him.

I think next time he'll do the silhouettes with his .22 and maybe we'll buy a .22 pistol and he can do those too. But,man, I'm telling you these people take this stuff SERIOUSLY!

See what I mean?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I do try hard to teach my kids to share. With everyone being the same age it becomes really important that they share (especially with the girls' clothes.) However, there are times when it just goes a little too far and I have to be a little more clear about what I mean. For example, here's Abigail sharing too much....

And believe it or not I had to stop her from eating it afterwards!! There's no telling what's going on when I'm not looking.