Tuesday, April 16, 2013

More March Madness

The girls, taking pics of each other on my phone.

 One day, before David and I left on vacation, I checked Reagan out of school early because we had an "appointment."  Best way to play hookie.
 Field Day!  It was freezing first thing that morning.
 Brooklyn crawled up in Mrs. Parker's lap (Reagan's teacher).
 This is where she spent the rest of the time, on her throne.  :)
 Reagan - far left.  She was so funny... this race, she won first place blue ribbon.  Her next race, she got a red second place.  So she told me that she really wanted to get 3rd and 4th place in her next two races so she would have one ribbon of every color.  :)  Priorities, people!
 Her throne.  She always draws a crowd, my little extrovert.  I really try to remedy this as best I can with Reagan's feelings in mind... it's hard.  But I tell her that her friends LOVE Brooklyn because she reminds them of her!  :)  Truth.
 Class competitions.
 Quick Change Relay.  Run, Iverson!!
 Gotta LOVE the tug-o-war!

At the end of March, the girls started swim lessons.  These pics are horrible since they are off my phone, through a glass wall, through a humid indoor pool area.  But they are LOVING swimming!!

 Reagan getting her award at the PTA meeting for her artwork display in Feb.  I love this pic of Reagan... so "her".  Natural pics of her are hard to come by...
First Grade Easter Egg hunt!!

 With her BFF, Amory.  Sweet friends, these two!
 I just happened to have my camera close by while she was drinking her coffee-milk one Sat.  Love it.
March is Rodeo Time in Houston.  Each year we take them to the stock show and fair on a Sat.  It was COLD this time... so weird!  But they loved wearing their hats and hitting the rodeo.
 Baby Longhorn


YEEEEEHAW!!  Pony Ride!

 B was funny... kept reaching down and patting her horse... "Good girl, Tiki. Good girl."

 The egg/chick area is always a hit!

 We had to take this pic for Uncle Ronnie... since we met Ronnie the pig!
We don't always do this, but this year we bought tickets for some rides.  SOOO worth it, since every pic I have has smiles just like these:

 Had to eat inside because it was so cold... CROWDED.  So, the floor became our friend for our fair food.  So fun.... the Rodeo is one of my favorite things about being in Houston.

Friday, April 05, 2013


Starting off March with the end... Easter pics!
On Saturday, David made easter egg pancakes with chocolate chips.  A little chocolate and food coloring goes a long way into the hearts of my kids.
That night, the baskets appeared and brought big squeals on Sunday morning.
 My beautiful babies who are so not little anymore. :(

Speaking of getting big, Reagan asked me earlier that weekend if I would let her wear a headband with her dress. "I'm just not that in to bows anymore, but I'm really in to headbands right now."  My heart just SUNK.  She never seems to really care about how she looks or what she wears (except she really enjoys dressing for comfort, like with "soft pants", which she comes by naturally).  But I guess she is growing up.  So, we found a perfect pink and silver headband for her dress... and I bought a few more with sparkles and flowers to add to our hair "wardrobe."  Goodness gracious, how did she get so big?
After celebrating our Risen Savior with a great service at church, we headed to Aunt Mary and Uncle Kyle's for lunch and egg hunting!
Off they go!

 Etta was big enough this year to really participate.  Her attention span didn't last long, but it was fun while it lasted!
 As the oldest and biggest, Reagan was serious in her hunting.  :)  But she was sweet and left the easy ones for the littles.
 I love this look I'm getting from David.
 Right before, at lunch, Reagan bit into her sandwich... looked at me with eyes WIDE... and told me that her tooth had just gotten "waaaaay looser."  So, David pulled it!  So, sweet girl went egg hunting with her huge front gap.  :)

 Jumpin'!  (I love how Austin and Jonathan are watching!)
 Jumpin' again!
 James and his Mini-me.
 Finding just a couple more before she was all hunted-out.
Hope everyone had a blessed Easter!!!!