Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recital Sneak Peek

Anna had her tap & ballet dress rehearsal today-

it brought tears of joy to my eyes. Seriously, it WAS the cutest thing. Not just Anna, but all of the little dancers. They were just adorable.

I can't wait to post a video of the dances after the recital, which is still a couple of weeks away!

Here's a sneak peek of the costumes!!


This is her ballet costume

They're dancing to Tomorrow from Annie Next up, her tap costume

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair from South Pacific

Pretty precious, huh?!?

Caricatures

Over spring break, we went and spent a few night at the Gaylord Texan. The kids loved it, and Grapevine Mills Mall was like a mini Disney World- a carousel, train rides, and Rainforest Cafe. The kids couldn't get enough if it.

My favorite part of the entire trip was getting caricatures done of the kids. They sat very still the entire time, amazed that someone was drawing them. They turned out really cute and they were very accurate, besides the fact that the artist was quite generous with the amount of hair that he gave Anna! ;)

Aren't they cute?!?





Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Few of My Faves

I was going through my phone deleting old pics, so I thought I'd share a "few" of my faves that just make me smile!
* I worked really hard at creating a photo collage, but once I uploaded it to blogger, it disappeared. What a waste of time!!! Hope you enjoy anyway!
































































































Monday, April 25, 2011

Kids say the darndest things...

Before going to church with my parents on Sunday, Gaga explained to Anna & Brown that during communion the priest was going to touch their heads and say a blessing. Brown turned to Gaga with wide eyes and exclaimed, "A BEAST?!!!!!!!!"




After having her head blessed during communion, Anna turned to me and whispered, "Dats Jesus up dere. He touched my hair!"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to dye an Easter egg

First you place the eggs in the colored dye Next you patiently wait for the dye to set
Then you get to decorate the eggs with stickers


Finally you are all done, yay!!!!

And dying Easter eggs is NOT complete without...

a few kisses

and hugs!

THE END

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Masterpiece

The other morning Anna was coloring while I was making breakfast. All of a sudden, she ran into the room and exclaimed, "Mom, I paint the most beautifulest picture for you. I made it your favorite color. PURPLE!!!"




Then she pulled me by the elbow over to her table, and proudly presented her masterpiece to me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair...

I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,

I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,

I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair

And send him on his way.

My Lil Monkey...




My handsome boy

Just picked up Woody Dog from the groomers

Don't ya think he's such a handsome boy?!?

Painting Waffles

We did a little craft the other morning and the kids had so much fun.

We painted waffles!

I used mini waffles, so they'd look like more like Easter eggs. Then I poured a little milk into a container and added a drop of food coloring to it, and voila...edible paint!

They painted their little hearts out and then enjoyed their tasty breakfast treats!

What a fun way to start the morning!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Grocery Store Trip from He$$

Taking two hungry kids to HEB at 5:00 PM on a Monday evening may not have been the best idea...

First off, I let the kids ride in that extra long "car" cart that is nearly impossible to steer.

BIG mistake.

Here's how the trip went:

As I was turning down an aisle a man stopped right in the middle of it causing me to accidentally bump into his ankle. He quickly turned around and gave me the stink eye. I apologized to him profusely, blaming myself for going too fast in that darn extra long cart. He then started limping down the aisle.

Seriously, I only tapped him with my cart.

So again, I stopped and apologized to him. He just continued to give me a nasty look and never even acknowledged me. So I got over it and went about my business.

Next, Brown was trying to grab something off of a shelf that I had already told him he could not have 987, 654 times and then...

CRASH!!!!

Three broken pasta sauce jars on the floor. All over my feet as well. And what felt like hundreds of eyes staring at me and my two hooligans. So I flagged down a worker to tell him about our spill only to get more nasty looks.

Then Brown, my poor starving child, was trying to open the roasted chicken in our cart and tumped it over making a huge greasy mess all over our groceries and forming a slippery puddle on the ground. So again I had to flag down ANOTHER maintenance worker. Looks of disgust were sent our way this time.

Finally as we are checking out, a precious elderly man was in line behind us. He sneezed, "ACHOO!!!"

And Anna screamed, "Mom, that man said BOO!

He's SOOOO SCARY!"

The she continued to shout at the top of her lungs, "HE IS SOOOO SCARY WOOKIN', MOM!"

By this point I am beet red. Then I said to Anna, "It is not nice to say someone is scary looking."

She responded, "No, he's not scary wookin', HE'S FUNNY WOOKIN'!!!!!"

I swear, I almost died of humiliation right then and there.


Never again... 5:00 PM, two hungry kids, HEB.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Three years

Three years!

How can that be?

I feel like my sweet babies were born just yesterday.

Although I feel like I have known them a lifetime.

March 5, 2008.

The.Best.Day.Of.My.Life.

Happy 3rd Birthday,

Anna & Brown!



On their birthday




Happy 1st Birthday!



Happy 2nd Birthday!


Happy 3rd Birthday!


Showing me that they are 3...

yes, we still need to work on that one!
Sweet happy birthday hugs!!