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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Santa Visit….

How long before they think sitting for a photo with Santa is silly….  so happy they still B-E-L-I-E-V-E….  but the time is going by way to fast….

Monday, December 2, 2013


Today (backdated the post date to December 2nd)….  Addison went to the dentist and had two teeth pulled….

Kaylee and Jadon lost their 1st teeth well over a year ago now I'm guessing and have actually lost several teeth at this point.  Addison has stood by and watched the tooth fairy visit many times over and has had a GREAT attitude… no jealously or tears to speak of…

A while back her bottom permanent teeth starting coming in behind her baby teeth (same as Kaylee and Jadon), but the baby teeth never fell out or were even that loose.

Well…  at the semi-annual cleaning the dentist thought it best to pull them.

Addison was brave and actually VERY EXCITED!!!  When the teeth came out they looked like fangs!!!  The roots had not resolved yet… so it was going to be a long time before they might come out on their own.  I hope we don't have to have all her teeth pulled based on this.

Needless to say, she came through it with flying colors and FINALLY got a personal visit from the tooth fairy.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Naughty or Nice?

I took the kids over to the studio the other night with my Mom to try and get some images for the Christmas card.

Do you think they were naughty or nice?

They were actually excellent and this image was their reward for good behavior.

Friday, November 15, 2013

He Shoots… He Scores…

Occasionally there are moments in your life that you record into your memory and you replay over and over again….

Last Saturday was one of those moments.  Every Saturday we watch the kids play soccer and Cody who is on a team by himself is a little rock star and scores a significant amount of goals for his team.  The triplets play together on another team….  they are not the strongest players…

Addison has improved over the season and recently even scored a goal and I was thrilled beyond words, but the other day Jadon made a goal.  Jadon has always tried, but just isn't an aggressive or competitive little guy.  A few weeks ago however he found a strategic spot where the ball comes to him from time to time and he can take it down field, but he is always overcome by the other team….  but it has built his confidence.  On Saturday, he got the ball several times and even started to get in the mix and fight for the ball a little.

Well, they were getting killed by the other team (they have never won a game), but at the end of the last quarter Jadon and Addison took the ball down field toward the goal, Addison kicked but the goalie stopped it and kicked it back… it went to Jadon… he kicked…. and it WENT IN!!!!!!!!

His reaction is etched into my brain!!!  He surprised himself and stopped in a moment of disbelief, but when he realized he had actually scored he did a quick fist pump (I guess that's what you'd call it) and he seriously couldn't contain his smile.

The final whistle blew and while we lost the game…. we walked away on top of the world.  He walked down the line congratulating the other team with a huge smile…

but my smile was bigger!!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Pretty and the Scary

We thought the rain would spoil the activities and school was even cancelled at 1:00 due to weather... but when the witching hour arrives, the skies were blue and the evening gorgeous!!!

We ventured out this year with a Peacock Princess, Strawberry Shortcake, The Crypt Keeper and Scary Bones.  Strawberry Shortcake (Kaylee) got a run in her tights before leaving the house and we had to contend with the meltdown... but the rest of the evening was perfect!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013


The last seven years are gone... they are no longer babies... now they are 7.... SEVEN!!!  This year we had a simple birthday at home with family only.

Friday night we took the kids to Willies for dinner and some playtime in the sand, then Saturday was a day of soccer... some awesome soccer I might add.  The kids played their best games ever and lost hoarse from cheering and screaming.  I'm sure I was obnoxious!!

After soccer we took the kids their favorite restaurant at Mi Rancho then went home to open gifts.  We didn't get to bed until late but they didn't mind.

The cakes this year:  Addison (Veterinarian cake), Kaylee (Sophia the 1st) and Jadon (Halloween)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Galveston... oh Galveston....

Another year of fun!!!

We spent our 4th annual family vacation in Galveston this month with my grandmother, parents, and brother (and his family) again this year.  Once again, a great time was had by all....

We shopped on The Strand and made our annual visit to the Candy Shoppe... Addison took pictures...

Addison checking her camera:

Ate lunch at the Rainforest Cafe (Animal Restaurant)... Addison took pictures...

Went to the Moody Gardens Aquarium and Rainforest (Addison took pictures)...

Spent time on the beach (Addison posed for pictures)

But most importantly... spent time with family....