Monday, November 29, 2010

He's Ba-ack!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oklahoma History Center

In my quest to keep the kids from getting bored (aka - making me crazy) we found yet another freebie, the relatively new OK History Center.oh, I wish.

What we found most interesting was some fun stuff not in most museums...
like Oklahoma's contribution to Rock n' Roll.
Ben, apparently has an inner rocker I never knew about!

Did YOU know these 90's bands were all from Oklahoma?

I'm sure many of you already knew Sonic started in OK.
It was only given a little display and deserves more, in my opinion :)
And who knew the creator of Dick Tracy was an Oklahoman?
It turns out there were several players, back in the comic heyday, that were from Oklahoma!
My little Supers!

And this "Iron Lung" is just for Pawpaw....

2 thumbs up for the OK History Center.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

My favorite zoo day, free day!

The OKC zoo is always free the day before Thanksgiving (I'm sure I've blogged about this before) and since Bryce is working the entire holiday, it was a great way to get out & run around.

We even had snow!
Okay, not really...just some picnik fun to kick off the season :)
But we did have an unusual experience at the Lion exhibit - they growled at us! Whoa, just reinforced my healthy fear of large cats.

Bowen's favorite was the Galapagos Tortoises.
I think he would have stood here all day.

Brinley's favorite - the flamingos "because they're pi-ink".

Ben's favorites were the wolves & the bears.

The first time we ever actually seen the bears walking around!

The Great Cheeto Meltdown, 2010
We had happier times too.
And I had a collage<here> to prove it...
but accidentally deleted it.

We're thankful...
for free zoo days, for cheetos, for each other.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Bright Night with Harry Potter

As if the Oklahoma Museum of Science weren't neat enough, they have a series called "Bright Nights" where they open up the museum for an all-night experience. Last Friday it was Harry Potter night in honor of the opening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1". I knew it was something Ben would love and luckily Nece & Bryson were able to join us, making the trip from Texas!

When we arrived at the museum, they spotted the death eaters right away. Ben go the biggest kick out of chasing them, shouting "Expecto Patronum"!

They opened with a show of spells & potions, closing with a big explosion of ping pong balls & golden snitches, which the boys eagerly tracked down.

The boys made pouches for their snitches and new wands, then played a game of quidditch!

And battled a dragon...

made a polyjuice potion...

and then we took the "night bus" to the theater for the movie!

Finally, bedtime around 3am.
These are some tired boys!

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Monday, November 8, 2010


We dedicated Bowen on Sunday.
Meaning we stood before our church and prayed with our Elders that he has a life rich with the gifts that only a life in Christ can give him.
It was awesome!

One of our keepsakes is this blanket....
From afar it may look like an ordinary little boy's blanket but...

Up close, it is so much more.

It is handmade, personalized and filled with scripture!

What a treasure, just like Bowen.

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I ask of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord."
1 Samuel 1:27-28

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soccer closer

We had our last soccer game this week and finished with presentation of the medals, so Fall 2010 is officially over.
We feared the worst but it was a fun season!

First of all, Brinley stuck it out all season and stopped 3 goals last Saturday!

Ben did awesome adjusting to a whole new team & coach!

We ended the season with 6 wins, 1 loss and 1 tied game. Nece & Pawpaw were here for both the loss and the tie, which were the only 2 games Ben did not score in...
Um, they don't get to come to any more games.
Well, mostly ;-)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick or Treating!

I couldn't titled this Halloween because we didn't even trick or treat on Halloween this year!
Our "official" day, chosen by the city, was we went then but earlier we visited Story book Forest, which has become a fun tradition.

I know this isn't the greatest picture of me but whatever, just keeping it real...haha.

Somebody goes nuts over candy...
Harry & Hermione
I'm pretty sure I have the only 4 yr old girl who wasn't wearing anything pink or remotely girly but that's okay with me :)

My little scarecrow, his first real trick or treating experience.
I think he only got about 4 pieces of candy - just enough to snack on while riding the wagon.

Sadly, this is the only picture I have of just the 3 of them...

Which I am thankful for because this is how Bo ended up running the streets!
It gets more fun every year!

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