Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Valentines!

I am really not that into Valentine's Day. I guess that's good, because this year Brent had a board meeting that night and I spent the evening with the kids at Target. I really don't care though. It's just not a big deal to me. Maybe because I have a wonderful husband that is good to me every day of the year!
This was sometime earlier in the month when we went out and Hollace took our picture. Just thought I would include a picture of us, since it is a post about my Valentines!

I got to go to the boys' pre-school parties. One of the things I love about staying home is that I can go to little things like this.

Another one of my Valentines, Rhett, and I. I had just come from the gym, definitely not in picture taking condition, but Rhett looked so cute in this one I had to include it.

I ran next door for Thad's little party. He was busy icing his heart shaped cookie, and didn't want to stop for a picture with mom. I love his shirt! (It says "Mom", not "M&M".)

These next pictures weren't actually taken on Valentine's Day, but I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Thad's little "girlfriend". She lives a couple of houses down and has two older sisters, so she comes down with them and plays with the kids a lot. Her name is Mary Elizabeth, but Thad calls her Mar-Bis. They are so cute together.

I'm not sure why she was dressed as Pocahontas, but could they be any cuter??

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Big "Red" Weekend

The second weekend of February, we went to Oklahoma for a couple of big events: Papa Rick's Retirement Party and Grammy and Papa's 40th Anniversary!

Saturday morning we all went to take a family portrait as sort of a gift for Rick and Terri for their anniversary. We debated on what to wear for the picture and we ended up with black and red. As it ended up, looking back at these pictures, red was sort of the theme for the weekend.

Rick's retirement party was later that Saturday. The reception was decorated in red and white, the colors of the Pioneer company. we still had our clothes on from the pictures that morning so we were all color coordinated with the decor.

Here are Grammy and Papa at the reception
Congratulations Papa!

Thad quickly found the cake

and really enjoyed the icing.
After he was told he cold not have anymore cake he kept sneaking up to the table and sticking his finger in the remaining cake for a lick of icing.
I guess all that sneaking around wore him out.
Some of the kids wandered down the hall of the church to a classroom and were playing school. Guess who was playing teacher?.........Yes, Ms. Bossy Pants, I mean Ms. Hollace

Nana and the boys being silly.

After the reception some family went back to Rick and Terri's to visit. I took this picture just to get some of the family members sitting around the table and didn't notice until later Brent and Hollace. I'm not sure what they are discussing, but it looks pretty serious!

The boys had a little jam session on their Paper Jamz guitars.

Here are Grammy and Papa opening their anniversary gift from the kids and Bev.
Happy 40th Anniversary!!
(which happens to be the Ruby anniversary, keeping with the red theme.)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Go Mavericks!!

I have been in a bit of a blogging slump lately. I have things to post, I just haven't really been in the mood. I am going to try to get caught up by the end of the month. I guess I'll start with last night.

Brent got tickets from work for the Mavericks/Lakers basketball game in the suite. I have to admit I know NOTHING about the Mavericks, but I guess it's time we embrace the local team! (Oh, to clarify.... embracing the local team will in NO way carry over to college sports- just to be clear!) The only problem was he only had 4 tickets. We were hoping maybe someone would have an extra so we could get a fifth, but no luck. Brent took the older two and I stayed home with Thad. We discussed leaving Thad with some friends, but the game didn't start until 8:30 and he has had a bit of a problem with being left lately for some reason. We decided it would be best for us to stay, so Thad and I went to Sonic and had a little one on one time together.

Here they are just before leaving for the game. (Thad snuck in the picture). They had a GREAT time and thought it was pretty cool that they got to sit in the "VIP room".

Wednesday, February 1, 2012