Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's cooling off...

We're finally getting a small taste of fall weather down here and it's making everyone giddy!  Beautiful weather = happy moods!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Cade finally got to ride Cochise again after a long time.  Cochise is his favorite horse and he's been asking to ride him for awhile.  Finally, his amazing teacher Cassandra, got Cochise for him.  Cde did very well.  He has to be reminded occasionally of keeping his back straight, heels down, and eyes forward but he does very well with leading Cochise.  And look at him trot all by himself, without a lunge line!

Old MacDonald's Farm

We had a "staycation" recently and we spent one of our days at Old MacDonald's Farm.  It was HOT!!  It seems like a great place to spend time at when the weather is a little cooler.  There were a few deer roaming around (along with peacocks) and we were able to feed them. We were also able to go into pens and pet the animals as well as feed them...sheep, goats, calves, rabbits, pigs. 

In the goat pen, a little pygmy goat (so stinkin' cute!!) kept trying to eat Camden's shirt. Ha!  I had to keep pulling her shirt out of it's mouth.  Camden also got to ride a pony for the first time ever!  It's name was Andy and Camden did a good job.  She acted real cool about it...I thought for sure she would be super excited since she loves horses so much.

We finally got to hot and had to leave.  We ended up at Chick-Fil-A getting milkshakes. :-)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

To Market

We drove out to the farmer's market this morning so I could buy pastured eggs, fresh Fredericksburg peaches.  I also ended up buying a bag of pecans from a little old man who said he has about 50 pecan trees on his property!

On the way, Camden said, "How are we going to the City Market?"  (The city market is a part of the Ratatouille video game!)  Cade said, "Food market, Camden.  It's called the food market."  And my response, "Umm, it's actually called the farmer's market.  We're going to the farmer's market."  Not sure how I got blessed with such adorable kids!
We looked at a few of the booths and there was one that sells local honey.  They also had a display container that contained tons of honey bees and a beehive.  There were a few bees flying around which meant they were flying around us as we stood there.  I was freaking out on the inside but I stayed cool!  I have a ridiculous fear of bees/wasps/flying, stinging insects but I never let on to it because Cade has developed a fear of them, too.  I don't want him to be afraid.  I'm always encouraging him to be brave so I figure I better do the same.  Anyway, we only stood there for about 10 seconds before we hightailed it out of there!  We ended up at the little playground and the kids got to play for about 20 minutes.  There was a nice breeze but it was so darn muggy (it had rained a little earlier) and the sun was blazing hot!
Cade made that face because he didn't want me to take any pictures of him.  He says everyone will laugh at him.  I told him if anyone laughs, I'll beat them up! :-)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Random Photos

I have a few blogs that I just love to read.  I think the one thing that really stands out is that they document the everyday things.  I want to do that.  I forget so much cute stuff that my kids say and do.  I want to remember!  I plan on posting more often.  I won't necessarily have a story to tell or great wisdom to share, but that's okay.  What I will have is a slice of life documented right here. :-)

A few weeks ago, my in-laws were out of town so we went to their house and used their pool!  The kids had a blast!  I even enjoyed myself.  (I'm not a big fan of the water--I usually don't like getting wet.) 
Cade is a stinkin' fish!  That boy is all over the pool, swimming and diving and just loving it!
Camden had so much fun, too!  She floated with the noodles and even practiced her swimming in the hot tub.  She's doing good...she'll go under and swim for a couple of beats.  I have to be right next to her, though. 

Jeff is such a good daddy.  He watches over his kids.  He helps them swim and plays with them.  He's a lot of fun!
For our mother's day MOPs meeting, we took our moms to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  I had grilled salmon which was soooo good.  I also had Black Tie cheesecake for dessert.  Yum!  I wish this picture of me and my mom had turned out better.  I don't have any other recent pictures of the two of us together.  The back lighting made this such a poor quality.  At least I have this one, though!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

90 day challenge update

I haven't completed the challenge yet.  We're on day 63 and I haven't lost as much weight as I'd like but that's because I haven't worked as hard as I should have!  I did great the first 30 days but then I seriously slacked off for the next 30 days.  Regardless, I'm down 10 pounds and I feel much better about myself.  Here's a picture of me and my sweet babies from Mother's Day.  I have so far to go but I have to acknowledge my victories along the way.  I'm wearing shorts again!  I haven't worn shorts in over 5 years. 
On May 4, I participated in the Gritty Goddess 5K obstacle course mud run.  It was so much fun!!  I didn't run it, though.  I walked with a couple of friends.  We had a team called the MOPs Mombies.  We're all MOPs mommas and after I told the story of how Camden called me mombie, we thought that would be a perfect name! 
I loved doing the obstacles and I even had fun getting all muddy.  The obstacles weren't really physically difficult.  There was a bunch of climbing and crawling.  One was very tough, though.  Monkey bars.  About 6 or 7 rungs and if you dropped off, you fell into the water.  I'm so proud to say that I made it all the way across!  It was so hard--it took every bit of strength I could muster.  Anyway, I had such a good time that I've already registered to do it again this September!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another busy Saturday

We had such a fun day today.  I told Camden that she was going to a birthday party today and she would get fairy wings.  She asked if she would be able to fly! Ha!
My friend Kendra did a great job setting the party up.  Each guest received a bag with wings, a wand, and bubbles when they walked in.  There was a "fairy garden" station where the girls got to plant a pretty flower in a terra cotta pot.  Camden loves her flower!  I think it's a Marigold.  There was also a "sparkle station" where they were able to spray glitter in their hair, choose a bling ring, and choose their very own lipgloss!
Before cake and presents, each girl received a personalized letter from the queen fairy.  It was filled with glitter and asked for help gathering supplies to help Tinkerbell build a new home.  It was a scavenger hunt!  It was kept simple (the girls were ages 2-4) but they had so much fun and got a reward when they completed the hunt.

Most of my pictures of Camden look like this (she was so busy running around!):
After that (as if that wasn't enough activity for one day!), we headed over to Nanny and Grandpa's house to go swimming.  They were gone but they let us come over anyway.  Both kids LOVE to swim!  Cade is very good.  He's like a crazy water bug and is all over the pool.

Camden is getting pretty good, too.  She's taking swimming lessons so she's learning but she still has a long way to go before she can be alone in the pool.  She was swimming, though.  Going under and kicking her feet and having so much fun that she was literally squealing!
Jeff and I both got in and played with the kids.  It was freezing at first but wasn't bad once we got used to it.  It was so hot outside and the sun was beating on us so it was kind of nice being in the water.  I really don't like swimming...I don't like being wet...but I had a good time.  Since it was just us, I was able to relax and just enjoy my family.