Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Welcome Witten!

I had the pleasure of meeting my tiny new nephew, Witten Luke!
Congrats Lindy & Will

"I sing for joy at the works of Your hands"
Psalm 93:4

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mission October

Come over to my house and you will quickly find out who we support...Dallas Stars blanket, Cowboys jersey hanging in the closet, along side a Texas Rangers cap. We even watch the Mavs (post season) and we're not big basketball fans.
It doesn't matter who they are playing, we always want our hometown teams to win!!!

Lucky us, we always have someone to cheer for...this fall it happens to be the Texas Rangers (don't get me started on the Cowboys!)
I won't claim to have watched them all season, because c'mon, I don't have enough time to donate to 6 months of baseball....and I haven't been to a game since Pudge was playing.

These guys have one of the worst reps in the league.
They have made only 3 postseason appearances prior to this year and have lost to the Yankees every time. Did I mention how A-Rod's record breaking contract help to bankrupt them?
It was delicious to see them win the pennant by striking out him out.

Texas Rangers, American League Champions
Now they are off the face the shoe polish beard in the World Series!
The WORLD SERIES. At Arlington Stadium. Surreal.

Tune in tonight if you want to watch some baseball history.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Put me in the zoo

We had a busy, but wonderful weekend!
Nece & Pawpaw came to visit and watch the soccer game...which did not go well. Our team finally met a well-organized, well-coached team and we lost 2-0. It was the first game Ben has not scored in all season :(

But we put that behind us quickly as we met the Radiology Dept. at the zoo for lunch.
Then some time on the playground....
That's Mister Adventure to you.

This is one of Brinley's best friends!

And her brother is one of Ben's...
But after all that playing who has the energy to see the animals??
Not this crew.
We saw a rhino & a lion and then went home to rest, where I fell asleep on the garage floor. Which sounds crazy but Brin was asleep in the car so I sat out there with her...and well, I guess I was a bit more tired than I thought.

Always the sign of a good time.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

My little Johnny Appleseed

The kids got to dress up today at school - preferably a storybook character.
Ben knew immediately he wanted to be Johnny Appleseed!
They have been doing a unit on apples and this story really stuck with him.
He had the most unique costume in a sea of princesses & super heros.

Brinley's school had Hat Day!
I know, it's way after Labor Day, but this is her favorite!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lokey Lowdown

I've been reminded of how "simple" my posts have been lately - plain, lacking the info & spark I used to post. I think I'll blame that on facebook but I will try to be better.
After all, I will turn this into a book someday.

Here's the Lokey Lowdown:

Daddy - works, works & works out. He was only able to compete in 2 triathlons this season, granted one was a half Ironman, but still work has kept him busy.
And it will until next year when things lighten up. We are SOoOo looking forward to that!

Ben - He can tie his own shoes and READ! (how many Nick Jr. watching moms thought I was going to write "and count by twos" ? It's okay, I almost did.) He does math, still has tears at school drop off some days but hasn't wet the bed in months! And you should see him dribble a soccer ball. He wears his back pack over 1 shoulder because that's cool and was even requesting a chore chart so he could earn extra money! He will be driving in ten years...ten.

Brin - She informs me "I've found a boyfriend" WHAT?!? So I ask her why she likes this boy (whom she can't remember the name of) and she says "He has good hair". Well, I guess it wasn't cool enough because she has a new beau, who we'll call Z, and I saw her sitting beside him in the pick up line...has a mohawk! I see more of me in her all the time...we are the pokey Lokeys. Yet, she is better. Like, when she sings her Bible school hymns loud & proud...she's the little me I wish I was.

Bowen - He has recently hit the, terrific twos. Just like his brother, right about 18 months the fits commence. I can't be out of his sight! Luckily the hair pulling has stopped and even the hitting is getting better (knock, knock) but this child doesn't eat hardly a thing! I've seen such a picky child. He's getting a real sense of humor and has a hilarious laugh. He loves football and being outside...just don't tell him it's time to go in.

Me - I'm in the process of getting my home childcare license! I'm still loving Thirty One and am dabbling with photography on a whim (I will post some recent pictures) but most days I just struggle to get it all done. That doesn't usually happen- I have kids in 2 different schools, constantly stress over dinner, have hay bails on my porch just screaming for a scarecrow to be put on them, the book of Isaiah open waiting to be read and have a load in the dryer to fold...but it's good to have goals, right?

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A little pumpkin is on the way...

Last weekend was my sister's baby shower ~ my nephew arrives next month!!!
Let me just tell you how weird it is that there will be a new baby on my side of the family...and for once, it's NOT mine!
We are so excited...yes, partially just so I can laugh at my sister when she gets all grossed out, LOL...but mostly because Lindy & Will will be great parents.
Can't wait to meet you, Little Witten!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

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