Monday, November 7, 2011

Kendyl Turns 2!

On September 24, my little miss priss turned 2! I can honestly say my life has not been the same since she arrived. She is the funniest little thing and she is always into something. We can't turn our backs for a minute. She is starting to talk now which is so cute and funny. She loves babies and her "bubba" aka Grayson. Growing up I always imagined having a little girl and she is exactly what I would have asked for in a daughter. She's headstrong, smart and sassy!! 2 years old, I can already tell she is not going to let anybody push her around. I love it :) 

Sweet baby Kendyl
We had Kendyl's birthday party at our house on September 24. We borrowed a bounce house from our buddies, the Maroneys. We just had a few friends over and they all played outside. The party was a ladybug theme so we had ladybug cake and cake balls and lots of other snacks. She was a little cranky by the time we got around to the cake and presents. But...I think she had a great time and enjoyed partying with her friends.

Balloon "swag" I made from pinterest.

Kendyl loves bubbles

Ladybug cake and cake balls made by the fabulous, Courtney Reames

Not happy...

Mom and dad with the birthday girl

Riding on her Dora 4-wheeler

Napping in her ball pit after the festivities

Grayson Turns 5!

On September 21, my first born turned 5 years old!! I really can't believe it. So many people have told me to cherish these days because they go by fast and that is so true. It seems like he was just born. And...the sad thing is I am already forgetting some of the cute little things he did when he was younger. He has truly grown to be the sweetest little boy and the best big brother. He is so kind-hearted and cares so much about other people's feelings. He also has a huge imagination and an extensive vocabulary. He really amazes me with all things he comes up with. He has brought us so much joy over the last 5 years. 

This is one of my favorite pictures ever. My mom took this of the Grayson and me a few days after we came home from the hospital. I think he looks so sweet here!

We had Grayson's birthday party at Gymnastics Sports Center on September 17. He had been talking for 6 months about wanting a dinosaur party so that is what we did. He had a great time. His favorite part was getting a "medal" for being the birthday boy! 

Grayson and one of his best buddies, Carly!

Jumping on the trampoline

Blowing out the candles on his dinosaur cake!

Opening presents

Gummy dinosaur favors

I had to post a picture of the cupcake toppers I made. I was pretty proud of them.

Lovin' Fall!

Okay. So...I've been really bad and have not updated this thing in a while. I'm skipping over summer and just moving straight to fall! I'm not sure if anybody actually reads this or not but I'm going to try to be better with my updates. I love fall for many, many reasons.  I love the cooler temperatures and the fact that it is a little more socially acceptable to wear stretchy pants and sweatshirts. I also love it because every month has something fun going on. I kick off September with both of my children's birthdays and then we move into October and celebrate Halloween and then, of course, we have Thanksgiving in November. By then, my stretchy pants aren't quite as stretchy as they were in September. Anyway...another added bonus is, if the Rangers are doing good, we have post-season Rangers action which is great!! So...those are a few reasons I love the fall!

Wonderful Fall Season images
Fall Graphics

Monday, June 13, 2011

Easter Festivities

We had a great Easter weekend. It was very busy but a lot of fun. Jesse turned 31 years young on Friday so we celebrated in style by eating dinner at Randal's and then playing some bingo at Super Bingo!! Woo Hoo!! We didn't win any money but we had fun so that's the important thing!

 Jen and me getting ready to win big money on our bingo machines!! We missed the old school dobbers but it was kind of fun being high!

On Saturday, Colonial held its first Easter Egg Drop. They had a helicopter that dropped 35,000 eggs into the field behind the church. Grayson had a great time scrambling for eggs! Kendyl just sat on the ground and took her shoes off.

After the Easter egg drop we headed to Kohen's 5th birthday party at the Roller Plex. Everybody had lots of sugar and Grayson attempted to skate for the second time. He did do better this time than the first time so I guess there is improvement! We had a great time at his birthday and then went home for the kiddos to take naps. 

On Saturday afternoon we dyed Easter eggs. Of course, Grayson loved that!  

 Saturday evening I sponge rolled Kendyl's hair for the first time. She actually sat still long enough to let me do it. I think she knew she was going to look pretty!

Looking through their Easter baskets on Easter morning! 

Family picture after church

I tried to get the two of them together but I can never get them to both look at me at the same time!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Pictures

Last weekend my mom took Grayson and Kendyl to get their pictures made for Easter. They were done by Maitlen Photography and I thought they turned out really cute. Here are the proofs!

School for Little People Anniversary Celebration

On April 12, Grayson performed in his 3rd SLP Anniversary Celebration. All of the kids were different animals. Grayson was a crocodile. They all had to bring a shirt that is the color of their animal and then they decorated them. When Mrs. Maxwell asked what the crocodile does, Grayson had to "wiggle his hips." He practiced wiggling his hips for weeks!! All of the kids did such a great job and were so cute!!

Wiggling his hips!

Of course, Kendyl wouldn't cooperate for a picture but Grayson sure makes a cute crocodile!

Junior League Easter Egg Hunt

On April 10th, the League hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for all the little ones. Grayson and Kendyl had a great time finding the eggs and eating cookies. The Easter bunny even showed up! Of course, Grayson loved it but Kendyl did not want to go anywhere near it. We have decided Easter may be Grayson's favorite holiday. He has been counting down the days until Easter and wanting to hide eggs in the backyard everyday since we went to the egg hunt! 

  Grayson with his eggs!

Kendyl found a pink egg!

Grayson with the Easter bunny!

 Kendyl not enjoying the Easter bunny!

Grayson looking through Kendyl's basket.

Kendyl and Katelyn

Digging into their candy

We tried to get some good pictures of the two of them together. It didn't work. Kendyl did not want Grayson touching the eggs so she would take them and move every time he came near her.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Getting Muddy!!

So...last year, my friends had this wild idea that we should all participate in the DFW Mud Run to raise money for MS. I'm not a huge fan of running and I really don't like to be wet or muddy. So...this is definitely not my style. But, after a couple of margaritas they convinced me to do it. So...last year was my first attempt at the Mud Run and while I was doing it, I thought it was absolutely horrible and I thought I was going to die on more than one occasion. But...I survived it and when I was finished, I felt like I had really accomplished something. So...when it got brought up again this year, I was a little more willing. So...on April 9 Jen, Caleb, Blake, Ranea, Jesse and me all got up and got muddy. It is a 10k course with around 30 different obstacles in the mud, of course. They added a few new obstacles this year. We had to literally swim the width of the Trinity River and then crawl on our hands & knees through this muddy swamp. While we were in the swamp a lady screamed that a snake was in the water (ugh!!!). We scaled this big cargo net and did a plunge into a 7 foot mud hole. So...needless to say, by the end we were all pretty muddy!! But...I must say, this year was WAY better than last year. I ran most of the course and finished in 2:04. I think that is about 30-45 minutes faster than I finished last year. I felt so much stronger on the obstacles too! And...I beat Jesse!! That's my favorite accomplishment, I was ahead of him almost the whole race! Woo Hoo!! I finished #191 out of 710 women. And #568 out of 1,375 overall. 

Caleb, Blake, Jesse, Jen, Me, Ranea...Pre-Race
Jesse (blue shirt) and me (purple shirt) mid-race...on the low crawl
These came from the website so they're hard to see but you can tell it's nasty!


Post Race