Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Hump Day

What makes me happy on this Wednesday:

Brothers & Sisters

There is something magical about watching my kids as their bonds grow! Maybe it is that I appreciate my bond with my siblings so much. I realize that no matter our differences our bond runs so deep. We share inside jokes that no one else could fully understand. All it takes is to be in the same room and I can sense how my siblings are feeling. It is so neat to watch my kids do the same. I love knowing that they have each other.... to play, laugh, love and even fight!
Me, Danny & Leah

My kids loving on each other:

Monday, May 25, 2009

It's a Zoo Out there... be careful, Beware!
A few weeks ago, the 1st grade had it's performance.... Zoo-antics! It was soooo cute and funny!

The songs were very clever. Jax favorite song was about a Vulture who wanted culture. This song was sung almost everyday for a month!

Artwork done for the show!

If you have some time (mainly did this for grandparents), you can watch the poorly recorded video.... Jax is in the brown shirt front & center. His hat kept falling off!

Too Much TV

The other day while Ollie was going potty, I realized that I need to go get the toilet paper I just bought. When I brought it in the room he joyously exclaimed, " Oh, you got the ULTRA SOFT so it won't hurt my bottom! Thanks Mommy!!!"

My kids are always quoting commercials. Just recently they started spouting out animal facts..... OLLIE loves Animal Planet!
Jax was for the LONGEST time reminding me to buy JET DRY for that extra shine and sparkle!!! Everyone wanted to buy AQUA GLOBES, Moon Sand, Snuggie, Bendaroos, Blendy Pens, ..... and many more from toys to household items my kids have a slogan and knowledge to give on products!

Really, this cracks me up.... they really care and have big opinions. They are PROUD when they know more than Dax & I. When they can give a rare fact to the family at dinner or in the super market.

FYI: These kids are rough & tumble outdoor types.... oh and 1 with her nose in a book.... TV really doesn't consume our house.... I can only imagine if it did! What's truly sad is that we have purchased many of these.....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Hump Day

Here is my Random Happy Thing for this week:

Dax's face

when I brought up us running

26.2 ....a marathon.

Minutes later he opened an excel spreadsheet with a training schedule he had already made....just in case ;-)

Well, that is all it took and a few hours later we were signed up for

Heaven help me!

Really, I am happy about the time we will be setting aside for just the 2 of us. Plus, we are making the weekend of the race a get away/ 14th Anniversary trip. We plan on staying a few days after to relax!!!!

oh and now I really do need this shirt.....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


What a wonderful statement to make! My girls have been obsessed with the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. They wait and wait until the next book comes out. In the fall, their WONDERFUL teacher exposed them to the series by reading the 1st book The Lightening Thief in class. They were hooked. Here is what it is about:

Best thing is that dyslexic kids are the demigods.... and you know we have one living RIGHT here in our house! The kids went to a book signing for the last book. They were all so excited. The author 1st spoke and both the girls asked questions. When they were getting the books signed, Rick told De she must be a demigod! Oh wow....this MAN ROCKS!!!! Another man who rocks is my sweet husband Dax! He took all 4 kids to this by himself. I was so sick and unable to go...what a WONDERFUL DADDY!

Oh & they are making a movie..... whoooohooooo!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Our new pool

To beat the Houston heat we got a above ground pool with a saltwater pump. It is not the MOST beautiful thing but will keep me from having to trek to the pool multiple times in a day. If you know my kids.... they are all FISH and during the summer we spend all day everyday WET! OH, the bottles of sunscreen we go through ;-) The pool was a gift for the June (4 of us) Birthdays from Dad and Tammy. The kids and Dax have really been enjoying it. I haven't gotten a chance to swim yet but can't wait :-) Dax has been having FUN taking care of it. He is such a NERD.....that is why I LOVE him you know!!!! I guess this is our dry run for hopefully owning a "real" pool someday!

We put it right out my bedroom window, so I can sit at my desk and watch them swim!

Pre-K Graduation

So this was very emotional.... on many levels! My BABY is getting so big. We were at this program and although the people at this school are very kind it was not our school in Kyle. None of those little 4/5yr old faces were babies I have watched grow. Anyway, wiping away the big boy was so cute he sang his heart out. By the end he was getting very tired, yawning and staring into space! He was proud to show off his school to his sisters and brother!

Big Boy with his Sweet Teacher!

My Cool Kids outside Ollie's school!

The Director makes each kid a wonderful scrapbook.
His teacher made him 4 learning books with his work inside.... letter, number, color & shape books.

He was so VERY proud!!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Hump Day

Well, it's the middle of the week and I thought about trying something different! Each Wednesday, I am going to try and post some random thing that makes me happy....

here it is:

My HATS.....I love hats!

A hat can make you feel like: a movie star, a kid, someone in hiding, relaxed, comfortable, RICH, one of the "boys", sporty, flirty, cute, gorgeous, bashful, smart...... (I could go on & on)

Another plus, they hide dirty hair & save your face from the sun!

~eternally Pollyanna :-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Little Stars

It is really amazing how much the boys LOVED soccer! They were really go getter's! Both boys learned so much and gained some great new friends along the way! Jax loved being a forward or a goalie. Ollie always wanted to be running after the ball......or the girls on the team, depending on his mood that day! And of course the favorite of all sporting events when you are 6 & 5.....end of game snack & running through the tunnel of adoring parents ;-)

Monday, May 11, 2009

While the girls were away....

the boys went off to play!!!!!

Dax can tell it best..... check out his post on all the fun they had while we were away:

And well I can't do a post without some good ole visuals so here are my boys over the years....

A Girl's Weekend

A couple of weeks ago, I had the great privilege to get away with my girls +1 (a friend since kinder)! We went to San Antonio and stayed at the Drury Plaza Hotel! It was a blast. The hotel was AWESOME! Free happy hour in the evenings....with unlimited snacks & sodas, plus 3 cocktails per adult. It was right on the riverwalk. The kids kept calling it "FANCY"... like on the Suite Life of Zach & Cody! We went to the Alamo, The Institute of Texan Cultures, and the Buckhorn Museum, where we met up with the 4th grade teachers who had organized the trip. THESE teachers are amazing and went above and beyond giving up their weekend to offer this experience to the kids!

Walking in a Big City....the thought they were hot stuff ;-)

We walked so much.... they were tired for 3 minutes.....I was all evening! I went to sleep at 12 they were still up as the sun rose!

Wow, it was FUN hanging out with my almost 10yr old girls.... they amaze me!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Time Flies....

when you are having FUN.....and even when you are not!
It seems to pass so quickly that you have to savor those moments when the fog lifts and for just a while you are living with your eyes wide open!

This was one of those moments for me. A couple of weeks ago Ollie and danced around the kitchen singing & laughing. When we got tired I sat with him and we sang sleepy songs till we were both in dream land!
I have been very sick with a abscess with acute cellulitis..... uhhhgggg. Which means I have gotten very behind in everything (my sweet Dax can only do so much....he rocks though!) I tons to blog about so get ready ;-)