Monday, January 25, 2016

Bye Bye Gym!

Today was Chases last day of gym class.  After two years, many coaches, many learned skills we said bye! 
It was bitter sweet.  We've both enjoyed it so much but we're on to new adventures.   We have such great memories of Cypress Academy! 

 FIRST DAY -February  2014
LAST DAY -End of January 2016


Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Take a picture, and send it to me!!!"

A while back, Chases thing was, "I love this song!  Tell Daddy I wanna go see him (singer) and to put it on my iPad!"  He said it for EVERY SINGLE song on the radio.  
It got old.  
It passed.

Now, we have something new. If I, or anyone, takes a picture, he screams, "send that to me!!!".  He's    instant we send EVERY SINGLE picture to him.  No matter what the picture.  During Christmas Chapel practice the whole group of kids was up on stage singing away.  I snapped a few pictures, he screamed "Send that to me!  Ok?  Mom, Send that to me!" If we snap a picture outside, he'll run up to me and tell me to send it to him. 
Now, he's start finding random things he wants a picture of.  For example, 
this leaf...  
 Or this rose petal...
 Or, this string on his sleeve!
And, he wants all of them sent to him! 

He's even started asking his teacher to take pictures and send them to me during class.  
It's out of control! 


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Try Outs and a Cook Off

Today was a busy day!  Colt and I woke up bright and early and headed out toe the ball fields for tryouts.  It was quite chilly but a beautiful morning.  I am so so so proud of Colt.  He really showed all of the coaches how great he is! 

After Tryouts we came home and got a few things ready and headed out to Burton Tx where we joined up with Zak at the La Bahia Cook-off.  It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed hanging out with everyone.  The boys did pretty well.  They placed first in Margaritas and 10th in Brisket (Out of about 29 teams).  Zak ribs were amazing as usual! 


Friday, January 22, 2016


Today, Zak was A Watch DOGS at Colt's school.  Colton could hardly hide his excitement. He's been waiting for this day since the day Zak was a Watch DOGS last year! 
They both had a great day.  Zak said one of the kindergarten substitute teachers told him he was being too wild with the kids at recess. LOL! He said he had fun but the kids wore him out! 

I'm so thankful that my kids have a dad like Zak!  We're all so lucky!!!!


Monday, January 18, 2016


Today, Colt had the day off of school.  It was beautiful out so we loaded up the bikes and went for bike rides at the park with Grandad.  It was so beautiful, we didn't want to stop so we ran and picked up Nanny and lunch and had a picnic and continued to ride!


Monday, January 11, 2016

Feeding Pigs

Last night Ericka and KK invited the kids to go over to the barn to help feed and take care of Ericka's pigs.  The boys loved it!  Well, Colt did.  I heard Chase had a few tears.  


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Swollow Study

Today, we went to Texas Children's to do a Swollow Studay with Chase.  Since birth, he's choked on liquids.  At a recent ENT visit, it came up in conversations.  The ENT showed more concern than expected and sent us for testing.  
The testing went well.  Chase was so cooperative.  He started out with a chest X-ray to find out if there was any infection.  There wasn't.  
From there, he had a special X-ray where he ate and drank barium coated items and a speech pathologist and Dr. watched as he swallowed.  
I know the items were not great tasting but he didn't hesitate!!! 
It was pretty cool.  We watched him swallow on the tv and saw how everything cleared.
The Speech Path said that he did swallow a little slower than normal, but that it was all ok.  
He did such a great job, lunch was his choice.  CiCis it was.  And look at that plate full...  he ate almost every bite plus a cinnamon roll. 

We're thankful for a great outcome! 


For Christmas, Gaga got the boys small rolling pins (the love to help make cookies and biscuits).  When I mentioned we were gonna have homemade pizza they were both so excited to help out and use their new rollers.  
I made the dough and they made their own pizza just how they wanted. 
They turned out GREAT!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2016