Thursday, June 26, 2008

ben is funny!

While he was supposed to be napping, Ben was apparently having a fashion crisis. The red you see around his waist is actually a pair of shorts! He squeezed his whole self into one leg! I went to his room because I could tell he was sort of griping about something (I assumed he had just woken up grumpy). When I opened the door, he says, "Momma, I can't get the belt on!" I told him I would help him in just a sec--I had to grab the camera! But no worries--I got the belt secured and he can now tote around his Ninja Turtle sword. All is well!

We are leaving tomorrow for a few days in Galveston with our friends Lonnie, Adrean, and Brooklyn. Fun!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fort Worth Cats

Last night, we went to a Fort Worth Cats game. We had so much fun! The boys had more fun playing than actually watching the game, but Kevin and I managed to watch a tiny bit.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


This is what I found in my bed when I came home from the grocery store.....And they didn't even flinch when I took the picture.

Friday, June 20, 2008

fun pics

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let these speak for themselves...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

answered prayer???

Last Saturday morning, Andy asked me if we could ask God for a frog. I told him, sure, you could pray and ask God for that. A little later, the boys were playing and I heard Andy say, "Ben, stop talking to me! I am praying right now!" I looked at him and he was sitting with his sweet hands together and head bowed. When he finished, I asked what he was praying about and he said, "For a frog. And a cat. I want 2 pets." Oh, great! So Saturday night, we were outside playing in the backyard, and Kevin found a frog!!! Andy really wanted to bring him inside because he was pretty sure that God had sent that frog to our house! I had to explain that the frog would much rather live outside in the soft grass than in our house in a box. I told him I was sure God would keep sending the frog back so we could visit. Was that the right answer???
In other news, during the summer, I just pretty much let the boys dress themselves. Yesterday, they chose to wear cowboy boots (with no socks) and hats. Makes since, being that it was only about 400 degrees out. Here they are eating snowcones with Nana (Poppy didn't make the pictures!):

Friday, June 13, 2008

sorry, judy!

Okay, I know it's been a while. We have been SO busy having fun, I haven't had time to write about it. We've been swimming at my mom's community pool (hers is way better than ours) and in the little one in our backyard. The boys aren't picky when it comes to playing in the water. Andy had his four-year check-up this week, and got FOUR shots. He was so sad! He kept screaming, "But I'm not sick!!!" Ugh! It is so hard to hold them down for that! We've been to the bookstore. Twice! I have read two whole books already this summer--I am so excited about getting to read grown-up books silently! Maybe we will start having D.E.A.R. time here at the house!

I am trying to convince Ben that using the potty is WAY better than going in his diaper, but he disagrees. That is pretty much bumming me out. I have been taking him about every 20 minutes to try, and nothing happens...until, like, the minute I put his pull-up back on, then he's all, "I teed in my underwear!" He says it very proudly, like it was what I wanted him to do all along. I really thought Ben would be a breeze, since he has Andy setting the example and all. Andy even goes at the same times as Ben, for moral support, I guess.

Last night, we went to see Kung Fu Panda. It was funny, and the boys loved it. They were so good. Andy's been to a couple other movies, but this was Ben's first. My favorite part of the night was when Ben sat on the edge of his seat and started belting out, "What time is it? Summertime! It's our vacation..." He loves that song (from HSM2). It was funny! He pretty much sings and talks all day long, even while lying in bed. He just talks/sings himself to sleep.

Okay, I promise to try to think about blogging more often. I don't want to disappoint my loyal following!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


So, today was the last day of school for what I think may be the best class ever grouped together. I am so sad. Not every day was perfect, but we had so much fun. Even the bad days were bearable, because I just love those kids so much. They are a group that knows how to get along-they were caring towards each other and helped each other out. You just don't get that every year (or even most years). But, I realize that they have to move on. I had nearly gotten to the point where I was ready to send them on to fourth grade. My time with them was awesome, but I knew they were ready to move on to bigger, more challenging things. However, at our awards ceremony yesterday, as we recalled all the fun times we had, I started unravelling a little. And when I woke up this morning, I knew I was not going to need any mascara would have been a waste! I am so proud of this group. They work hard because they know they should. They make good choices because they have learned that it's the right thing to do. This is in NO way a reflection on me--most of them came to me with those things already in place. But it sure is cool to get to be a part of their lives everyday as they discover who they are and how to solve problems without asking me. I am so sad. But, even with all my tears today, not one of those little angels cried. They were more than ready to say goodbye. Now, I am sure that when the newness of summer wears off, they will start thinking, "Boy, I miss Ms. D. I wish I was back in 3rd grade!" Yeah, right.
Now, I must say, that I DO love summer. I am so glad to be home with my boys all day!!! They are so much fun, too. So, this is the "sweet" part. Summer is fun! Popsicles, water guns, sidewalk chalk, the pool, crocs, no ironing (except on Sundays!). YAY!
Happy summer!