Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Missin' My Babies... All 3 Of Them

I'm going through withdrawals people. I haven't seen my babies for 2 days now and I'm missin' them like crazy. I brought 15 of my teachers to a Capturing Kids' Hearts Retreat (highly recommend it by the way) this week. We're having a good time bonding and getting rejuvenated to finish out the year and then open the Ninth Grade Campus next year, but it's really hard being away from my babies... all 3 of them!

Miss you silly little Reese...
Miss you boys too...

I've got such an incredible husband. Sometimes he puts the kids to bed without pj's and they wake up naked and soaking wet, but he's learning. I'm so blessed to have a husband that understands and supports my career. And one that plays an active role in raising our two little rug rats. Love you!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Dallas Aquarium

Okay, so it's totally worth the money and the drive. We went to the Dallas Aquarium with my mom, Amber, Dana and her kids yesterday. It's way more than fish and a must see!!! I think the kids loved it almost as much as I did...

Spring break is almost over and I'm really sad. This week made me wish I could stay home with the kids. But at least we'll have the summer... and it can't get here quick enough.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

REALLY Bad Idea??

Spring Break finally arrived and I was really excited about getting out and doing some fun things as a family. Grammy and Grandpa came in town and I thought it would be fun for all of us to go to the new Children's Museum. When we pulled up on Tuesday and the line was wrapped around the building, I'm sure they were thinking, "This was a REALLY bad idea!"

If you are thinking of going to the museum, here are some tips I WISH someone would have given me:

1. Do NOT go on a rainy day... everyone else has the same idea as you.
2. Do NOT listen to your husband when he says we don't need the umbrella strollers.
3. Do NOT go in the middle of the day.
4. DO buy your tickets ahead of time so you don't have to wait in line.
5. DO take tons of hand sanitizer... I wanted to bathe my kids in it after they played in everything.

Despite the crazy lines, the kids had fun and we'll definitely go back. I'll just be smarter about it next time. See... even grown ups can learn something at the Children's Museum.

Grammy and Tucker checking out the cool bubbles.

Tucker loved driving the ambulance. The poor kid standing next to him had to wait forever for a turn.

Tucker wasn't sure what to think of the giant turtle.

There were tons of things to look at. I just wondered what was going on in those little minds of theirs.
Reese was pretty amazed at all the spinning tops... "How do these things work?"

They were both little monkeys... trying to climb and balance on everything. Tucker might be a pretty good snowboarder some day.
I think I can, I think I can...
The grocery store was the cutest thing ever...

They loved pushing and filling their carts.
Daddy helped Reese check out... of course he footed the bill.
Tucker had to weigh his produce, just to make sure he wasn't spending too much.
The Dino Dig was closed, but we did get to check out a few dinosaurs...

The kids tried to piece together a dino puzzle.

And Tucker checked out a dinosaur footprint first hand.
There were several rooms and an outdoor water play area that we didn't get to. So... we'll head back this summer when its NOT SO CROWDED!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Frizzy Hair and Mosquito Bites

The two things I can usually count on when we go to Houston are frizzy hair and mosquito bites. I got really lucky last weekend though and didn't have to deal with either one. I was really excited. It's the little things in life, right? Anyway... the kids love to play and swing in Grammy and Grandpa's backyard and this time we didn't have to bust out the mosquito repellent.

They love this swing... they'd twirl around for hours if we'd let them. I don't know what's happened to me, but I get horrible motion sickness now. I used to love roller coasters and now I get sick to my stomach just looking at a swing. What in the world??
Reese is wearing my first attempt at a dress. Not too shabby for my first semi-major sewing project.

Look at Tucker with his arm around his sister. Sometimes he's pushing her down in the dirt and other times he's lovin' on her. You just never know.

Tucker's diggin' for the treats that Grandpa hid in his pocket.

"More puffs please." We were bribing them with food. It didn't quite work out the way I planned. Instead of them being content and happy to take a few pictures, they were restless and just wanted more. I think they were reaching for more food in just about every picture we took!

The kids would rather be outside right now than anywhere else. So, it was good that we didn't need a mosquito net last weekend. Thanks for a fun weekend Grammy and Grandpa!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Emmy's First Birthday

I'm not sure who had more fun at Emerson's party. The birthday girl, herself, who got to have cake and ice cream for the first time...

Or Uncle Chris, the psycho princess...

As you can see by the bald head at the bottom of the picture... Reese was staring up at Daddy thinking "Who is that crazy man?!"

Boys and Their Toys

Last weekend we went to Houston to visit the family. Emmy (our niece) had her first birthday party so we took the opportunity for a little road trip. On Saturday morning, the girls went to Grammy's Miche bag party (where I of course spent way too much money) and the boys went to a tractor show. That's right ladies, there is such a thing. I think Tucker had fun playing with these big toys...

It's inevitable. One day Tucker will be singin' "Take ya for a ride on my big green tractor."
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