Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Flock for a cure!

We came home from school today to find a flock of flamingos in our front yard.  Kate went outside to check the mail and came running back in...YOU HAVE TO COME OUTSIDE AND SEE THIS! 

The girls LOVED them...

and are sad they will only staying 48 hours or less.

We found out later our friend Joanna had us flocked to support Race for the Cure.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Rock Climbing

Kate and Brynlee were invited to a rock climbing birthday party. 

Kate did awesome!  She was so brave and not scared to try anything.

Brynlee put her harness on like a champ, watched Kate climb, and said, "I don't want to do that."


After cake, they set up a swing harness.  So fun!

Brynlee wanted to do this...and LOVED it!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Here are a few more pictures from our trip to Houston! 

The girls love to swim at CC and Papa Lon's! 

Kate and Quinn...

Proof Camryn and Reid were there too!

CC got bunk beds for the kids.  The first night Brynlee was too wound up to sleep in there but after the rodeo both girls went straight to bed...

We had an eventful day Thursday!  When I went to pack the car, I realized the battery was dead.  When we went to jump it, it started in security mode (like it had been stolen).  All the horns/alarms were going off.  After trying to get it turned off, we (Katie, Reid, and I) finally had to drive it to the auto shop with the horns blaring...that wasn't embarrassing at all!  Needless to say, we got off later than planned.  We hit a wreck in rush hour and it ended up taking us WAY TOO LONG to get home.  At one point all 3 girls were crying.  Camryn was hungry, Brynlee was mad I wouldn't stop the car to help her with something, and Kate was crying because it was too loud.  Brynlee finally stopped screaming and I turned around to this.  She crashed the last 10 minutes of the trip!  The joys of road tripping with 3 littles...


We spent a few days of our Spring Break in Houston.  I've been wanting to take the girls to the Houston Rodeo for a while.  It's the largest rodeo in the nation.  CC, Papa Lon, and I took Brynlee, Kate, and Quinn.  Katie stayed home with Camryn and Reid!

 All ready to go...


Brynlee kept calling the rodeo "the video."  She couldn't wait to see a "pink piggy."  Thankfully we saw one pretty quick!
 Petting Zoo...there were animals EVERYWHERE.  Llamas, sheep, chickens, kangaroos, goats. 

 Brynlee loves baby animals!

 Feeding the llama!

Then we headed to the birthing center.  These animals had babies within the past few days.  There was even a cow born 3 hours before we were there.  It was pretty cool!


 These were chickens about to hatch.  Pretty cool to watch them try to peck their way out!
 One little guy made it out.  The girls LOVED this part.

Quinn loved the tractors...

We also did "Fun on the Farm."  They gave the kids buckets.  Then they got seeds to plant and water.  They got to put the food they grew in their baskets.  They fed chickens, sheared sheep, milked cows, grew corn, and then took it to the farmers market.  At the farmers market, they got $$.  Then they took their $$ to the store and bought a snack.  Pretty fun! 

 We finally made it to the RODEO!

 Such a fun day!