Saturday, May 31, 2008
The pool has quite a story...I was determined to find the kids a plastic pool with a slide (like I had when I was little). So, after hitting 3 Wal-Marts I finally found it. I carried the gigantic thing to the checkout and to my van all by myself only to find it wouldn't fit in my van! So I had to leave the pool at Wal-Mart and go home and get Sam's truck. I then headed back to Wal-Mart loaded the pool up, and drove 15 miles an hour towards my house. Despite my efforts the pool blew out of the truck. Thank goodness it was on a neighborhood street, and I was able to go into the street and get it. Needless to say the experience was a little stressful! However watching the fun the little ones were having this evening in that pool made the whole experience worth it!!
The girls playing baseball with Daddy.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The kids were so excited because they got to use their new Mickey Mouse sprinkler that we picked out at Target last week. "Why Mickey Mouse?" you may ask. Well that is a good question, because Mickey Mouse was no one's first choice! The girls wanted the cool Dora sprinkler, and Carson wanted the mean looking Spiderman sprinkler. Since I refused to buy two sprinklers Mickey Mouse was what they compromised on.
Anyway, the sprinkler and Popsicles were a big hit! What a fun way to spend a Sunday evening! Many more Sundays like this to come, because there are only 9 more days left of the 2007-2008 school year woo-hoo!
Carson working on his second Popsicle
Carson and Emmy cooling off in the sprinkler
The boys spent the night with Grancie on Saturday night, so Sam and I decided to spend the evening at the rodeo with the girls. It started out with a dinner (that was fairly relaxing with only 2 kiddos) at Macaroni Grill. The girls thought that it was super cool that they were able to color right on the butcher paper table cloth! After dinner we made our way to Mesquite. Our fun night at the rodeo began...
The girls posed for a quick picture in front of the petting zoo, which was our first stop at the rodeo. The little petting zoo had goats, rabbits, the calmest cow that I have ever seen, and precious baby pigs. The lady that was in charge of the petting zoo was holding a Lemur that was very neat to watch!
After watching many events and participating in one (the girls went out onto the arena to participate in the calf scramble..with Mommy and Daddy of course) we decided it was time for a little horseback riding. Ellie LOVED it (as you can see below), and Emma Claire was not so sure (as you can see above). Emmy made it one time around, and Ella Cate's horsey did about 50 circles. However, they have both talked non-stop about riding a "horsey-neigh" ever since!
The girls got to try their very first bites of cotton candy at the rodeo. At first they loved it...Ellie continued to sign "more". After several bites they decided that they didn't care for it, and they both wanted to spit a mouthful out! How can anyone that is related to me not like cotton candy?! I could live off that stuff! So...guess who ate the whole bag of yummy pink cotton candy?
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Chels, Brenda, and I in front of Toy Joy. Chels and I have read about this toy store on other blogs, and we wanted to see what it was all about. Sadly, it closed at midnight, and we arrived at 12:15 am! It definitely looked interesting! We will have to make a stop there next time we're in Austin.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We stayed through the 7th inning, which still put us home around 11:00 pm. We were tired on Tuesday, but it was so worth it!
The boys wearing funny hats in the gift shop. We spent FOREVER in that shop looking for souvenirs that I could afford! Originally Cade picked out an $85 jersey, and Carson picked out a $45 bobble head baseball player! However, Carson settled for a $10 batting glove, and Cade settled for a $10 framed Josh Hamilton baseball card.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Grancie and "the gang" after Mother's Day dinner...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The girls' initials
The other side of the piggy bank "Two Cute" ....you are very clever Shawna! ; )
We arrived at Dr. Davidson's office with pacis and Raffis in hand since our last couple of Dr visits had been less than pleasant (the girls have SCREAMED through our last couple of visits). However, the girls surprised me! The only tears that I saw were from Emmy after she had her Hep-A vaccination, and she only cried a few! Ella Cate didn't cry at all after her shot!! Both girls actually waved and grinned at Dr. Davidson who they despised only a few short months ago.
We did find out that we should get rid of the pacis sooner than later. I haven't decided when that will be, but probably not until school gets out. I don't think that I am ready right now. I fear that it will be a hard separation for both girls.
Here are the girls' most recent stats...
36 and 3/4 inches (97%)