31 October 2011
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26 October 2011
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 1:21 PM
24 October 2011
This weekend we loaded up and made the quaint drive to Yukon, Oklahoma. And yes I understand that there are a lot worse things than being trapped in a vehicle with your children and husband for 10.5 hours (one way and the reason for the extra hours? traffic. painful, bumper-to-bumper, stand-still traffic), but golly that was a long drive.
We headed up north for a family reunion of sorts. Stuart's mom's cousin (and fabulous family) live in Yukon and invited several family members to come and celebrate his brother's birthday. And really, does anyone need a reason to get together and eat? I think not.
It was so good to see everyone and meet some new people.
I managed to only take one picture the entire weekend. I chalk it up to having fun and socializing (and eating).
But here some quotes from the weekend that are quite interesting:
"Are we in Uncle-Homa yet?"
"Uncle Boma lives in Uncle-Homa"
"Are we still in Texas?"
"I'm really hungry."
"That's the biggest Chesapeake Energy sign I have ever seen in my whole life!"
"Look! There's another Chesapeake Energy truck!"
"So Uncle Steven in really daddy's brother? Just like Tyson is my brother?"
"Can I have more candy corn?"
"We get to sleep in a hotel!!!!!"
"Aunt Harriett was so nice to give us a bag of candy corn to take home."
"There's a GIANT deer on the WALL!"
"I don't want to drive ALL THE WAY home."
"My bottom needs a rest from sitting."
"Mommy, I just love my bed."
Tucker did manage to steal my phone on the drive home and took a few action shots:
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 1:25 PM
20 October 2011
Last week (wow, has it only been a week?), Tyson has his bike rodeo at school. When the flyer was first sent home, I asked Tyson if he wanted to participate. He thought about it for a minute then told me no. He had been working on riding with no training wheels but he wasn't super confident and then he thought he would be embarrassed if he took Tucker's bike with training wheels still attached.
Stuart was super smart and took his bike up to school on the day of the rodeo anyway. Tyson ended up having a blast and on Friday, came home with this around his neck:
Immediately Stuart set out to really teach Tyson how to ride two-wheel style. The kid is amazing and has now been transformed.
**can I just tell you that it took forever to type out this post. Working with only one and a half hands is quite tedious**
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 10:11 AM
16 October 2011
10 October 2011
Last year at this time our house looked like this:
We were frantically trying to pack up our house, finish the renovations that we began more than a year prior, move AND put our house on the market. No biggie. Thankfully we had the best realtor ever (thank you Tanya Ruff!) and my parents were more than gracious in letting us live with them while all the "dust settled" in our world.
It's amazing what a difference a year makes.
Interestingly enough, Stuart mentioned to me last night that he was starting to get the moving itch again. That'll happen when you move 7 times in 8 years (thank you Air Force). And, no you're not Stuart. No you're not.
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 2:10 PM
09 October 2011
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 1:33 PM
07 October 2011
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 11:12 AM
06 October 2011
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03 October 2011
I really wish Chick-fil-A would add the chicken sandwich to their kid's menu. My boys love the sandwich (more than the nuggets) and some stores will charge us more to "make" it into a kid's meal but some don't.
My current musical line-up in the van is as follows: 1) Rascal Flats, 2) Jack Johnson, 3) FFH, 4) Veggie Tales, 5) Veggie Tales, 6) Veggie Tales.
Thanks to Chick-fil-A for numbers 4-6.
Stuart come home today from his fishing trip weekend! Woo hoo! I am so ready to see him and bonus: I don't have to do everything by myself tonight!
The boys are on a Veggie Tales kick. The only movies they are watching are Veggie Tales. The only music we listen to in the van is Veggie Tales. I may or may not have dreamed of King Duke last night.
Grocery shopping with one child is exponentially easier than two. Just sayin'.
We awake to temperatures in the 50's this morning! HALLELUJAH!
Being that it was chilly, I dressed the boys in jeans. Unfortunately this meant that I immediately noticed that Tucker only has ONE pair of jeans that fit. (April, you're gonna have some clothes coming your way!)
I turned the fan down one click in the bedroom last night. That was monumental.
Somehow written by --> Me and My Boys at 12:52 PM