Sunday, May 31, 2009

LFA Picnic

Our church picnic was today and it was fun! Good food, games, and people around.




Karson did not want to wear his hat.



The 3 legged race.




The little guys grin is sweet.

LFA X Games

Fun picnic = A dirty Kaden and a pooped Karson




The Race.... It was funny but my laugh is annoying so I would advise you turn down the sound.

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After the picnic Kaden played across the street in a kiddie pool with like 7 neighborhood kids. We met a new neighbor that has a boy a couple of months younger than Kaden. They got along great. I think he has a new friend. After all that Tim and Kaden went to the movies to see Up tonight. Kaden was so excited about it. When he came home he said "the TV screen was fuge" meaning huge.
I stayed home with Karson and we had a good time playing chase and giving piggy back rides.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm Blocked

I have writers block right now and no idea's. Just a normal week with my boys.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Good Find - Leap Frog DVD's

A couple of years ago I bought this DVD for Kaden. He watched it all the time and knew most of his letters and the sounds they make going into Pre-K. At his Pre-school graduation his teacher recommended it to the parents who's kid's were struggling with letter recognition and sounds. Kaden still likes to watch it. You can find the Leap Frog series at Target and Walmart for around $10.00.

Kaden has been struggling with number recognition so I bought the Leap Frog Math Circus. We are working on a number a week right now till he can recognize 1-10. He has no problem counting to 20 but recognizing number 6-10 has been hard for him. The 6,8,9 all look alike to him.

There are a few more Leap Frog DVD's that help with early reading skills too.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Good Find

Free fresh flowers... in my yard. Who knew. I have a rose bush by the side of my house. It is a wild one that grows up so the pretty ones are on top. I decided to do something daring so I started pulling the branches down and clipping. I almost got smacked in the face a few times with wild flying tangled branches but the final product was worth the danger of a thorn in my face.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Karsee Crockett

For Tim's Birthday we went to the Boardwalk in Shreveport LA to eat and then took the boys to the Bass Pro Shop. I put this hat on Karsee and he walked around with a big smile entertaining us and anybody that happened to walk by.



Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Grocery Game

I have decided to get our grocery budget under control. With the rising cost of food I am going to take on this challenge. It has been some work but it has already paid off.

A few tips...

- I am buying more generic. Only certain generics not all are the way to go. I also have brand loyalty to certain brands.

- I follow a few blogs that have taught me a few tricks to this game.

- I buy the Dallas paper because it has better coupons in it.


This week I saved close to 50.00 on my grocery bill.

Blogs to follow.

http://www.dealseekingmom.com/

http://moneysavingmethods.blogspot.com/

http://www.moneysavingmom.com/money_saving_mom/

http://athriftymom.com/

http://rinehart4.blogspot.com/

http://hip2save.blogspot.com/

http://www.southernsavers.com/

http://www.mypennypile.com/

http://www.growingupgabel.com/

http://beingfrugal.net/

http://www.chicshopperchick.com/

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gladiation

I named this post gladiation because it is what Kaden has been excited about for days and that is also the way he says graduation . Kaden graduated from pre-k yesterday.


The class did a presentation for the parents.

Something happened to my camera as Kaden recieved his diploma. So when I ever get around to my boys scrapbooks this is what I have.



Kaden and his teachers.

Prep work for the big day.

Some days as a Mom you clean up a mess and then kiss a booboo and then make a bed and then have to judge who took the toy from who or who started it and then pick up a toy you just stepped on and then do bath time and end up soaked more than the kids you were bathing and then put tired kiddos to bed.





AND THEN there are the other days when you wake up and make birthday cards for Daddy because we love him so much.













AND THEN make a video singing happy birthday.










AND THEN make a special trip to the store to buy a brownie mix and icecream for Daddy.



AND THEN cut many strips of paper to make chains because Kaden has cool ideas like that.



AND THEN cook dinner while the boys are quietly playing together and SHARING.

Monday was such a nice day the boys and I shared together I loved having so many little helping hands to make a Birthday special for Tim.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Today is Tim's birthday... Tim is a wonderful husband and father... A man of God... A person with so much God given vision... He makes things fun and makes me laugh... Someone who lets God use him... He has wisdom beyond his years... I love his heart... He is the fun parent.... I love how our home feels when he is in it... I love you Tim I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

Happy Birthday from your lil' rockers.

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Even though Kaden's Pre-K graduation is today the boys and I have plans to make this day special for him...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Karson wants to be a Bobcat.

The other day at Kadens game I took Karson over to an empty field and he kicked the ball all around. During the last game I finally remembered to bring him his own ball.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

7 Years

7 years ago today was my wedding day. I remember spending weeks and weeks planning and only thinking about that day. I remember the first time Tim and I walked through the place we would have our wedding. I remember waking up at 6am that morning and it was storming not a good sign for a outside wedding but it ended up being a nice spring evening. It was a beautiful wedding and just like I imagined it. Before I knew it it was over and now is a beautiful distant memory. Our first year was an experience and so was our first place (another blog post in itself). I look at where we are now and how God has blessed us. I can say these seven years have shaped me into who I am today. I love you Tim and even though this day can be lost in the shuffle and business of our life I am so happy I have been blessed to spend 7 years married to you.








Saturday, May 16, 2009

Soccer Day

Today was Kaden's last soccer game of the season. His team won. I was with Karson walking around during the game but got to watch from afar.


Kaden was benched today for a little bit and Karson went over and sat by him.









Kaden was presented with a trophy by his coach.




The Bobcats

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Harbor

My cousin Christy that just got married on Wednesday told me about this place and actually honeymooned here. After the wedding we took the family there to walk around before lunch. It is a pretty place and also very windy that day.




As you can see there is never a dull moment. I love my family.

Rangers Game

We also got to go to a Rangers Game. My wonderful Mother-in-law watch the Karson for me. Thank you so much for doing that. This was Kaden's first Ranger game. He talked about it all day. His only request was a foam finger. As we walked in I think his mouth was open in amazement. He watched and watched and looked for the mascot so he could give him a high five. It was an awesome game. I honestly did not think Kaden would make it through the game but when I tried to take him to the kids area to play he got mad and insisted we go back to our seats because he was going to miss something. Kaden is growing up so fast and I am so glad I got to experience it with him. I could tell he enjoyed one on one time with Mommy and Daddy.






The Train

On Tuesday while we were in Dallas we took the boys on the train downtown. Kaden loved riding on the train he just staired out the window. His favorite part was that he did not have to wear a seatbelt.

While we were walking downtown we found a fountain. Kaden played and played. It was a hot day.











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Karson was so tired he was asleep within minutes of getting into the car.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recovering

We just got back from our trip last night and I am still recovering. I will post later about the amazing family time we had in Dallas. Tim is back to work and I miss him so much today.

Monday, May 11, 2009

In Dallas with the family. It has been really nice to have Tim with us this time. Tim is a wonderful father and husband and the boys and I are so blessed!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Good Find - Snack Trap



A few weeks ago while shopping at Burlington for Easter outfits I found the Snack Trap. For just under 4.00 and with cute designs for boy or girl I grabbed one. It has handles for easy gripe and a soft foam top that lets the child put hands in to get a snack out and with the top theres no spills. Karson loves the independence.