Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday Dinner

When Austin came home, we went outside and started throwing his football back and forth. Boy that kid sure can throw a mean spiral. Sure it's just a nerf, but still. Then it all started.

Abby: "I'm hungry." (repeated over and over and over)
Me: "I know sweetie, we'll have dinner in a little bit."

This same dialogue went on for the next 15 minutes.

Fed up, I said "Abby, why don't YOU make mommy dinner tonight." I fully expected her to go make me a pretend meal upstairs in her play kitchen.

Austin and I came inside and this is what we saw. Caught red-handed. She got the bowls from the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. That bowl is for me.

"No, Em! It's not ready yet!"

Not too thrilled about her dinner selection.

What's cereal without a little flaxseed?

Thanks for dinner, Abby. I really didn't have anything planned anyway.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bluebonnet Photo Shoot

It's bluebonnet season once again. We took our annual trip to Brenham, TX to look at the beautiful flowers. The key to getting a good picture from our kiddos: M&Ms, and lots of them.

Austin showing a worm to Abby. We told them that if they were good they'd get the candy, bad means they get worms. She didn't think we were serious.

"I'm the King of the World!"

"Just take the picture, my face is getting tired."

This picture took a few extra M&Ms.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Birthday Party Fun

We enjoyed the girl's birthday party at their gymnastics facility this weekend. We had so much fun! Thanks to all the kids (and parents) that came and played with us!

We came home and had to open up everything. The girls love getting all gussied up.

Serious bling.

Then on Sunday we headed to Brody's birthday party. What fun! A petting zoo and pony rides!

"Hey, are you gonna eat that chick, or can I?"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's Rodeo Time

It was our family's second trip to the rodeo. And before you say anything, no - we don't go all out and get dressed up in our western gear for the rodeo. Maybe one day (but don't hold your breath). Also, James and I have become real wimps in our old ages. Luckily I sat with Austin on the Ferris wheel and roller coaster where he reassured me we would be ok. Thank goodness for that kid. He was right too.

Watching the chicks hatch.

Petting the goats, deer, pigs...

Anytime there is face painting, our kids are first in line.

Austin got this fancy shark, which I knew would cause issues. When he drank or ate, the paint smeared. Unfortunately the shark didn't make it to the end of our day.

The girls loved riding the rides this year. Thankfully they were barely at the 36" minimum (well maybe closer to 35"), so they could ride some of the kiddie rides by themselves.

Even this slide freaked me out. Ugh.

Austin won a Longhorn basketball on his first try. Why they don't have Red Raider balls to choose from is beyond me. Didn't we win the national championship a couple of years ago? Wait, no that must have been another team. You would have thought Bobby Knight would have done something better with our team.

No offense Keith Urban. Emily is not into cowboys. During the bull riding, either the bull or cowboy would win. She pulled for the bull every time.

On the other hand, I think Abby just might be into cowboys. She danced through the entire 3 1/2 songs we stayed through (no offense to the performer again... you try getting out of Reliant Stadium with 3 kids and 70k fans when the show is over).

On the way home snuggling with the 3 chickens they won. A successful day indeed.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy 4th B-day!

I cannot believe my babies are 4 today. I don't know whether to cry (because they are growing up so fast) or celebrate (because frankly the 3's were kind of rough).

We have been so blessed with these two little girls. I remember totally freaking out when I found out we were pregnant with twins. I can't imagine life without them now. They are the sweetest, silliest, sassiest pair we could have asked for. We love you girls! Please stop growing up so fast.

The girls then:

Emily now:

Abby now:

Best friends forever.