Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's almost time!!!


We're about to go see the most famous white gloved character in the world...

NO..not Michael Jackson.....


L doesn't know, and we aren't planning on telling her until we get there...:)

Any tips? What was your favorite park?

Friday, August 29, 2008


We had our "farewell to summer" play date today with Jessica and Taylor. First we had lunch at the Cadillac Bar........L and Taylor enjoyed running around screaming at the creepy birds while Jessica and I enjoyed our overpriced lunch!!
$6.00 for kids mac & cheese...made with "food stamp cheese" as Jessica said.too funny!!..and was mighty tasty...YUCK!!:)
This was a picture before the running, screaming, sweating and feeding the fish and birds tortilla chips...They were sweaty messes after lunch..ready to head to the fountains to cool off...
doing "gymnastics"
Double Trouble!

L and Taylor decided to spend most of their water time in this little cess pool of water...they were "swimming" in it..AND drinking the water...YUCK!!! Jessica and I meanwhile were melting as we watched on the sidelines...gotta love that Texas heat!!
The cess pool
Look at those sweet, dainty girls...WHAT THE WORLD ARE THEY DOING?( don't forget, you can double click on the pics for a closer view)
This...NICE! I think it is supposed to be a train...maybe?!

We had a FUN but HOT day...after playing in the fountains we had ice cream at Marble Slab... then headed to Wal-Mart where each of the girls had their own little meltdown.:) Gotta love 3 year olds when they are tired.:)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Class of 2023!

I'm hoping this isn't the style for L's Senior Pictures! MDO will begin on Tuesday! It's hard to believe that the summer is already gone, but I know L is excited about going back to "school"! Stay tuned for her first day of school photos!.:)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MoNkEyInG Around!!

Ok...there really is a reason these 2 cutie patooties are in their panties...ONLY..
don't mind L's Dora Granny Panties...
MONKEYS!! Look closely at L, she is "ooo-ooo-ahh-ahh-ing"
We had a lunch date with Taylor and Jessica(Fri. 8/15)..L saw Paw-Paw's monkey birthday card in the back of my car...and the monkey was just wearing panties( they?!) SO, she decided she and Taylor needed to strip down to their panties to be monkeys too!
See...that's how you get two crazy panties....acting like Monkeys as they run and giggle down the sidewalk!

Everything IS bigger in TeXaS!!!

Now THAT"S what I call a BuBbLe BaTh!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Operation "Paw-Paw's Birthday"...complete!

After Icees, pit stops, animals and more....we made it to Luling on Thursday night....we had a girl's slumber party in the garage apartment! Clara and L finally went to sleep at midnight....the rest of us stayed up until 1:30 a.m. Everyone was excited to be together for a slumber party
Celebrating with Johnny at Chili's...the waitress brought him a chocolate shake and sang happy birthday to him....
Happy 83rd!!
After lunch, we headed back to Paw-Paw's for presents and cake!
What a cute birthday boy!
Get ready...make a wish....
We love you Paw-Paw!!

Road trip DeToUr...

We decided to take a little detour before going to Paw-Paw's...
We went to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch...and yes,
it was HOT!!!
After paying a month's salary to get in...ok, not that much...but $16.50 per adult, and $8.50 per child........when you are all seeing the same thing..and driving your own vehicle...go figure?! and purchasing 19 bags of go with the one "free" bag....and of course, the tour wouldn't have been complete without the purchase of the Guide we knew what we were looking at....
we were off on our "safari"...

Mangie had them eating out of the palm of her hand..:)

L got pretty she decided she needed to tour in just her panties...the animals didn't seem to mind!

How neat...this baby zebra started nursing right outside our window...that was worth the month's salary!!

enticing the baby to come eat..
L and Clara
Emma feeding the Zebra
what's next?
A crazy ostrich!! They were mean..and kind of aggressive eaters...Clara was sitting on Mangie's lap, but screamed, jumped, honked, knocked the wipers on, and bumped the car into escape was funny...Mangie must have tasted better than the food..the Ostrich nipped at her finger ...OUCH!

Road trip...Road tip..Road trip!!!

Life is good!
What could be better than going on a road trip with your cousins, and sharing a cherry Icee??

Monday, August 18, 2008


not sure why it is under the other one...just posted it...hhmmm

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our little BeAuTiCiAn!!!!

L decided to get a jump start on getting ready to go back to Mother's Day CUTTING HER OWN HAIR!!!!! I see now why "they" say don't look away for a minute....I was in the kitchen loading the dishwasher and making a quick phone call...she was a tv zombie....we had a long day, and didn't have time to I was letting her relax for a bit before we got ready for gymnastics..( I had literally been in the kitchen for a few minutes)..She ran in to the kitchen sssooooo excited...

Nice little mini bi-level action!! Good thing the 80's fashions are coming back! Business in the front..Party in the back!!

A tiny bit of evidence


L- "Am I going to get a spanking?"


L-" On the blanket" she leads me into the living room....crying..her, not me!

I was able to gather a small know, gotta scrapbook that hair!

Her weapon of choice...the red SAFETY scissors!!

I guess it could have been worse, she could have chopped in the middle of her bangs!


I didn't....she got up and got them out of the craft cart...hey, at least she was smart enough to know I wouldn't be able to hear her with the sink running!!

ayy yiii yiii!!

London 2012....on team USA! maybe not, but Lauren LOVES gymnastics! She has been going since she was 19 months, and her gym closed down last, we are on the hunt for a new gym! The pics. of the pink/blue leotard are from her last class...The others are from May.:(
She has loved watching the "girls gymnastics"! Last night when one of the "red girls" came out..she told me, "Oh, that's China!"...WHAT?!?! After watching a few of the floor routines.........she decided she needed to go put on one of her leotards...she spread out a blanket and that was her "part like the girls"...and she danced and tumbled her heart out!! so cute!! (Yes, she was up at 11:00 p.m. watching....hey, it only comes around every 4 years!)

***DISCLAIMER----Photos of Lauren's floor exercise were not included for the following reasons:
1. The background shows the Laundry Mountain on our couch.
2. Our tv trays from eating dinner were still out.
3. Michael was part of her routine, and his leotard(underwear) didn't meet Olympic standards.:)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

more why's?!?!

L- "Why do cars have wheels?"
(think she has a wheel thing going on)

L- "Why do trees have squirrels and branches?"

L- 'Why do signs have lights?"

These were pretty much rapid fire....we were on our way to the gas station this evening....must be her thinking time...when she is in her car seat!

L is officially 3 1/2 we ATTEMPTED a photo session..

* We had to wake her up to get ready for her pictures this morning...that should have been a red flag. The photographer tried so hard to get L to smile....L tried so hard not to smile...Here were some of the attempts.....BUT, L redeemed herself...M wanted a Daddy & Daughter shot...L was so happy about it...the last picture was not posed! L stood next to M like she was told..and on her own, wrapped her arms around his neck...pulled him towards her..and kissed his sweet....with her little eyes closed..LOVES HER DADDY!!!

Daddy's girl!!!

Dive-In Movie!!'s not a read it right..Dive-In Movie...The Donovan's called us last night when we were on our way out to dinner...they invited us to go with them to the Lakewood Yacht Club for dinner and a movie....we graciously accepted....After getting our swim gear, we were there in about 20 minutes...We all ate dinner..You know the rule, you can't swim until you eat your dinner! It was a double feature...We watched "Surf's Up" and "Blue Hawaii"(Elvis). We had a blast...and it was pretty neat being able to watch a movie and swim at the same time...and to top it was free!.:) Thanks Roger for letting us put it on your tab.:)

Front row seats
I like this!!
Becca's ready...
Ethan patiently waiting!
Ready to swim!!!!