Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Break '11

YeeeeeeHawwwwww!!! It's spring break and that means it's time for the RODEO!!! The week before spring break we went down to the rodeo for the day with some of our friends. We had a great time with all the animals and rides.

We bought some food to feed the animals in the petting zoo.

The day started off a little rainy so we had the whole place to ourselves.

The boys are big enough to ride all the rides by themselves now. :) My Reed man on his bumpy car ride.

Grant the man ready to go.

We had such a great time and since there was no one else there the boys got to ride their favorites over and over again.

I think this was the third time on the pink elephants. :)

We also got to play some games. It helps when you play games that "everyone wins".

We are still loving our new addition, Kona, and have learned some of her preferences. Like she prefers to ride on the leather seats than on the floor. If the third row is down she lays right next to us. If' it's up she likes to sit in the back and look out the window.

During spring break one of the moms in our Mom's Group had an Ugly Cupcake party.

She brought different colored cupcakes and all sorts of toppings.

The kids had a great time just making ugly cupcakes.

Finished product.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! The boys and I had our playgroup friends over for St. Patrick's Day.

Like those green shirts??? Yeah, I made them. I know, I know, I'm super talented!!

Here's a sneak peek at their Easter Shirts. 'Cause what says Eater more than jelly beans and bunnies?!?!?

I've also been cooking a lot more lately (instead of Jeff doing all of it) and this was my creation on Friday night. Homemade Pizza with roasted veggies and feta. Delish!! I even made the dough and cooked it on my new pizza stone.

On Sunday I went to the Rocket's Game with Whit. We had such a great time.

I had never been to a game and won tickets at the boys school auction. Hopefully we can do it again soon.

Aunt Lacey was kind enough to watch the boys today while I went to a doctor's appointment. Well, I got back and found out that there was a little accident. Grant said this lamp "Just fell off the table". Come to find out he may have had a little something to do with it. We're so sorry!!

After the lamp incident we headed to Chick-Fil-A to meet our friend Jeff.

It was baby Ian's first time in a high chair and I think he did a great job!! Way to go!! We love you and can't believe how big you're getting little man!

Kona at the dog park over the weekend. She LOVES the water. :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kona, Kona, Kona

It's that time of year again!! The Houston Rodeo started last week. Part of the Rodeo is a large trail ride by all of the local clubs. We came out of the store and found this coming down the feeder road.

The boys could not believe their eyes. They were so excited to see all the horses and cowboys!!

This perticular group started in Prarie View and were making their way down to the rodeo at Reliant Park.

Having grown up in San Diego, it's still weird for me to see something like this!!

Later that day we went down to the airport to pick up Katrina. She brought us a new friend. KONA KONA KONA. She is a beautiful 4-year-old black lab. She is so sweet and well behaved. We LOVE having her.

The boys have been wanting a "big" dog for a while and so have adopted her from Katrina.....for now.

On Friday at the boys' school had a "Go Texas Day" at school. The boys got to wear their cowboy boots and their cowboy hats. They also got to wear the new shirts that I made them.

Another look at those super fab shirts that I made.

I was asked to help with the "Cowboy Luncheon" at school and felt it only appropriate to dress in proper cowboy attire. Since Katrina was in town, she decided to help out. Here we are with "cowboy fare"-- which is, of course, corndogs.

All set for the buckaroos.

'Smores for the cowboys and girls. Made from Nutella and Marshmallow cream.

Momma Cowgirl with her cowboys.

On Monday Katrina and I had a nice morning of pedicures planned. That is until Grant woke up with PINK EYE!!

So Pink Eye Pete got to come with and sit in a big chair. He was a really good boy though and played with my phone the whole time. Not a peep out of him.

We LOVE it when Katrina comes. She reads to the boys and just gives us an extra set of hands. Come back soon, please!

We decided to go up to the lake for the weekend since the weather was so nice. We got all ready to go out to the island. It was a bit windy, but we didn't think much of it. (before)

Kona was very excited. She had been out the day before with the boys and LOVED it. :) (Grant)

Getting a hug and a kiss before we start to make our way out.

The after photo. The waves were so big that we got sparyed by the water with almost every dip. Katrina and I were soaked by the time we got to the island. It would have been welcomed in the hot summer months, but in these cool spring months it was chilly to say the least.

One of the most exciting parts of the trip is the fact that it was Ian's FIRST boat/island trip!! He was SO good. He liked the sand and played for a few minutes before he fell asleep in his momma's arms. He's such a good baby.

The island adventurer.

Time to head back to the house. Katrina hanging with the boys (to see a video of Kona at the island head to the bottom)

The weather was nice and the fishing was great. The boys could hardly NOT catch fish. They caught one of the biggest catfish they have ever caught on this trip. Whit also caught this beautiful bass.

Monday night Katrina and I had a dinner date at Peli Peli. I had a Groupon so we decided to have a date night. :) Love you friend, miss you.

Lastly, I know you are all anxiously waiting a recent pic of the aerogarden. We have successfully sprouted on 5 of the 7 herbs!!

Kona at the Island.