Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Next Mia Hamm?!

Could Gracyn be the next Mia Hamm?!!! I doubt it...but she looks pretty cute in her soccer uniform!!!!

Soccer seemed to be a little confusing to Gracyn at first. After all, we've always told her to share. So she couldn't understand why no one was sharing the ball with her.  She had a blast once she realized she had to take the ball away from the other girls! Her first game consisted of a lot of tears because she didn't score a goal. We had a long talk about the game, having fun, and just trying your hardest. The next game she scored 8 goals!!!! She was so proud of herself!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Little Explorers!

Nothing beats a random trip! Clint and I decided to get out of the house for the day, but what do you do in January?! We decided to make a day trip up to Springfield, MO to the kids museum. I love Lambert's Café so we decided we would go to the museum then dinner. On our way there we kept seeing signs for Fantastic Caverns. I looked it up online and we decided to do that instead! We had a blast!!!! It was ride in tour so we got to sit back and enjoy the ride thru the cave.

We then went to dinner at Lambets. While we were there, I mentioned how it would be fun if we had packed bags and just gotten a hotel. Clint said, "Well, we still can!" So we decided to make it a weekend trip! Clint decided since we were so close to Branson we should drive over there and get a we did! We stopped at Wal-Mart and got pj's and toiletries then stopped at the outlet mall and bought clothes for the next day. We laughed so hard as we walked into the hotel with our "luggage."

The next day we decided to go to the Butterfly Palace. Gracyn loved the butterflies! We had such a great trip...I think the randomness of it made it that much better!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A White (late) Christmas!

Christmas time and Ma and Peepa's house turned out to be a white Christmas!!!

This picture was at Nonna's house, but I have to throw it in there! Best cousins enjoying Christmas together!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas at Home!

Christmas is always so much more fun when the kids are old enough to know what is going on. Cole is a little more at that point than he was last year. The kids always get to open two gifts on Christmas Eve...their Christmas pajamas and their ornament for that year. Is there anything cuter than kids in Christmas PJ's? I think not!

Cole got a Christmas book with his pj's!

Making cookies for Santa!

Gracyn insisted on giving the reindeer apples instead of carrots this year!

Santa came!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

All Aboard the Polar Express!!!!

Clint's hometown, Bristow, OK, hosted the Polar Express this year. The entire ride is based on the children's book, The Polar Express. Gracyn and Cole were so excited to get to ride on a real train!!!!

As we were getting our picture made, the Hobo made his way around to shake hands with everyone! Once we boarded the train, the cooks handed out cookies and hot chocolate to everyone! We even got a keepsake mug to take home! I'm pretty sure that sugar cookie was the best cookie I've ever had!

As we were riding to the North Pole and eating our cookies and sipping our hot chocolate, the cooks and elves came down the aisles singing the songs that are also sung in the movie. We stopped at the North Pole where Santa got on board and handed silver bells to all the kids.

We had so much fun and hope the town of Bristow hosts again next year so we can ride again!

Of course Cat Cat had to come!

Kiddos in their Nutcracker pajamas!

Gracyn, Ma, and Cat Cat

You know how Hog fans call the hogs wherever they are? This is a prime example. WPS!

Getting her golden ticket punched!

The North Pole!!! (Minus the Snow!)
Santa handed out silver bells to all the kids!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Berry Sweet Birthday Girl!

Gracyn insisted on a Strawberry Shortcake a Strawberry Shortcake party she got!  I can't believe my little baby is already 5 years old!!!!

I decided to go light this year and just have cake, cookies, and a few snacks. The topiary Katie made for my baby shower worked perfect for this party!

Got to get a picture of the little besties!

These little kiddos had a blast!

Cake time!!!!
Even Cole had a blast in the blocks!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

First of all let me say...I'm about 6 months behind in blogging. I'm going to be playing some catch up in the next few days (I hope anyway.)

So was so cold!!! Gracyn was a mermaid and Cole was a pirate! Clint brought the kids to work so they did the majority of their Trick or Treating there. We stopped by Aunt Jeffies's then went to the Grise's house...these are our usual stops from work to home. Once we got home. we put the kids in the wagon and went around our neighborhood. Poor Gracyn, she was so cold she didn't even want to get out of the wagon! We finally decided we just needed to go home!

Gracyn made treats for her Halloween party at school!

My little Mermaid and Pirate of the Sea!

This is as good as it gets.