Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween on a school day, BOO!! Or more like Boo to you! Barrett was so excited to take his Halloween treats to school to his friends. I thought his Erin Condren labels turned out super cute!
Poor Jack was not feeling well, he had been running fever and saying his head and mouth hurt. I was so confused as to what was really hurting, I assumed throat? So Jack and I just hung out at the house while Barrett was at school. After school, I thought we should take Jack to the Dr. so we headed to Tyler to have him checked out. They tested him for strep, but it was negative thank goodness! Dr. said it must be just viral and would have to run its course, I always loathe that diagnoses. Anyhoo, I was craving pumpkin yogurt from TCBY and Barrett said that sounded YUM! I grabbed the boys and headed in to grab our yogurt. Jack started whining as we walked in, but I didn't think much since he felt bad. I was getting Barrett's bowl when all the sudden Jack threw up everywhere!!!!!! I almost died, I was in such shock I picked him up and when I did BLECH, he threw up ALL OVER ME!!!! Face, hair, everywhere!!!!!!! I was in a panic, I was grabbing napkins trying to clean us up and the was TERRIBLE!!!! So needless to say we quickly left the mess to a NOT so happy college kid to clean up, YUCK!! I apologized and RAN out!!!!!! So, we had one sick boy, a mad one who didn't get his yogurt, and one dirty embarrassed Mom!

We got home and cleaned up, then it was time to get ready for Halloween!! Our candy was ready and so were the boys, well one of them at least.

Sheriff Barrett and a sick Jack. Jack really wanted to wear his costume too, but I talked him into the skeleton p.j.'s.
Of course Barrett had to have his gun with his costume, no surprise there. When we were picking out costumes we picked strictly based on which ones have guns or weapons.

Jack fell asleep early and not even the doorbell from the trick or treaters bothered him!

Here is our Halloween crew! These kiddos have been going together for years, can't believe they are all so big now!! Just missing little Jack:(

We usually leave our candy at the door, because we are all out with our group in the neighborhood, but not this year. I have to say I enjoyed hanging at the door and seeing all the cute kiddos, but I sure wish Jack would have been able to go. All of our sweet neighbors didn't forget Jack they all sent him special bags of candy, so sweet!! Happy Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rough Creek weekend...again

We spent another wonderful weekend at Rough Creek. The weather was wonderful, we are trying to finish up a few projects before the boys party in a couple of weeks. We took full advantage of the cool weather and burned our first fire in the fire place.

The boys had tons of fun working..........
A working football player, who knows???

This is thing of beauty, Ryan had our well set up and it's finally pumping water to our VERY dry pond! The water is clear and cold!!
This is the water traveling down from the rock river to the pond, it will take a long while to fill up, but it's definitely better than waiting for the rain to do it!!

My husband has created a monster, this boy is no longer satisfied by power wheel toys, he prefers the REAL THING!!
My sweet Jack, the man loves a hat.... it doesn't matter what the type, he wears them all!
On Saturday night we decided to have an outside fire, so Barrett built us the first fire in our fire pit.
We had dinner outside by the fire, followed by roasting some marshmallows!! It was a great weekend with my boys!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trunk or Treat!

Tuesday was Trunk or Treat at Jack's school, it's always so fun to see all the little one's in their costumes! Here is my little cowboy before we left.

These were the little treats I literally threw together in about 5 seconds. I was worn out from being at the World Series game the night before, we didn't get home till like 1 a.m. So when I got home ALL I thought about was bed. When I got up the next morning, way to early, I realized I hadn't made the goodie bags yet!! AHHHHH!! So I quickly threw them together, thank goodness he only has 10 kids in his class :)

Here is my trunk all ready for the treaters!!
This is Jack's class coming out, now notice I couldn't get close because if he saw me he would have melted down EVEN MORE!! Poor thing he is just such a Mommy's boy, I could hear him saying "I want my MOMMY"!! So pitiful!!
Well he was just so upset, I decided to leave the candy on the ground by my car and go walk around with him. I hated for him to be upset while trick or treating. He perked up and got the hang of it pretty quick!
Here is Jack with his favorite friend Cade, is her costume not so funny?!? She was like a pink fuzzy monster, she had these precious pink furry boots too!
After school the boys found the extra vampire teeth from the goodie bags, they thought they were VERY scary!!!
Later that evening they boys were out playing, when Ryan and I heard Jack say "Get my Gun!!" We asked him what he needed it for and he said fwogs!! HA HA!! After Barrett straightened him out and explained that frogs were nice, Jack still wasn't convinced and wanted NOTHING to do with them! Barrett on the other hand was loving them. All I could do was say WASH your hands and pray that he wouldn't get any warts. Just kidding, but not really!

World Series Game 5

On Monday we were lucky enough to have tickets to Game 5 of the World Series!! Anna, Judson, Ryan and I all loaded up in the motor home for a little tailgating and baseball! Tailgating is all about the food, I made bacon wrapped little smokies, corn dip, and flank steak fajitas.

It was so fun to eat, drink and party before the big game!! We have never tailgated before a baseball game, but let me just say it was really fun. We were all super excited about the game, it was really a make it or break it for the Rangers. We made our way to the stadium for some shopping for the boys which took FORever!!! There were lines just to get in to the stores, not to mention the check out lines!!! Crazy!!!!! Finally it was game time!! Let's go Rangers!

Here is Roger Staubach throwing the first pitch to Kenny Rogers, and Demi Lovoto sang the national anthem.

Then came the boys! C.J. was the starting pitcher and there is the man of the series NAPOLI!!!
The stadium was absolutely packed! It was such and awesome atmosphere, Ranger fans decked out in their gear and everyone waving their towels!
The dugout with some line dancing going on. The boys would have loved this part.
It was an AWEsome game, I will never forget it!! The game was tied for a while, but the Rangers pulled it out with a 4-2 WIN!!! Here is the team congratulating each other! The whole experience was so great I am so glad we were able to go!! One game away boys!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Work at Rough Creek

On Saturday we headed to Rough Creek for a little work. What's new? These boys always have a project!! The guys have started digging another small little pond that will run under the bridge. I think it will be cute......when it's finished, HA!! Barrett as most of you know is CRAZY about tractors and equipment. A while ago Ryan showed him how to operate this track hoe. HE LOVES IT!!!! It's really amazing that he can operate it, most grown men wouldn't know how!!

A boy in his element!! These two just love being out at Rough Creek! If we miss a weekend it's just unacceptable!!
We grilled sliders and sausage, and watched, err, tried to watch the Ranger game. The game was terrible but I had great company.

Lola even got in on some food. We found her with this chip bag stuck on her head, haha!!!
Hope y'alls weekend was great!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our week in review

So I am finally trying to catch back up after a week of not blogging, so this is a little catch up on our week. I posted a few from last week below this post. To be honest I don't really remember what we did on Monday. On Tuesday I started back with my trainer for personal training sessions again. Let me just say, when my legs started hurting while I was still training I knew it was gonna be BAD!! HA!! After school I caught the boys trying to make some homemade stilts?? Who knows, I looked outside to find them like this.........

Crazy boys!!! I guess the get and A+ for imagination! These little cones were stuck on Jack's feet, it to me a while to get them off!! Poor Jack was sick all day on Tuesday he had to miss school and it was not a pretty day around here if you know what I mean.

Anna brought the boys back these Rangers "antlers" from a game and they have had a ball wearing them around watching the World Series games!
By Thursday morning the sick bug had hit me. I woke up and felt terrible! Ryan took the boys to school for me and let me rest. I had to get better because I had Jack's early bday celebration at MDO and Barrett's open house later that evening. Luckily, I had picked up Jack's cake pops on Wednesday so I literally slept all day Thursday until 2 o'clock when I went to Jack's school. Here are his precious Camo cake pops!!

They turned out so cute and they were Delicious too!! Jack was so excited to see me come in to his classroom with his "take pop", HA!!

The cake pops were a hit, much easier clean up than cupcakes or cake and just the right size for these little ones. We then headed home and got ready for Barrett's open house. It was so fun to see how excited Barrett was to show us around his school, he is doing great and really enjoying school. I should have taken some pics, but to be honest, it's all I could do to get through the hour or so I was there. Ugh, being sick and sore from the trainer is a BAD combo!!

On Friday, thankfully Jack and I were feeling better! It was a good thing because on Friday my baby boy turned 3!!!! Ahh, seriously, someone stop the clock!! Jack is such a blessing to us, he is a true second child. Fearless, smart, funny, handsome, I could go on and on!!! Love that boy so much!! While Barrett was at school Jack and I had a Mommy son day. We ran some errands and had a birthday lunch.
We headed to Cavender's, Jack's favorite store these days, so he could pick out his birthday present. It's so funny because most three year olds would prefer to go to the toy store for their birthday gifts, not my boys. They are OB-sessed with hats, boots, tools and tractors. Oh wait, and GUNS!! Anyhoo, they do have some toys guns and tractors at the store and I thought he might want to pick out something.

Oh NO, not my boy! He picked out a new hat, some "football boots", and as we were headed to the checkout he spotted these fashionable camo chaps!! Seriously!?!? HAHA!!! I asked him why he called them football boots and he simply answered, "bwue"! Actually Jack, you are correct, they are Lindale blue on the top, so he associated them with football. So funny!!
We were all looking forward to the friday night football game against Van, it was PINK OUT night! Pink Out against breast cancer, so everyone wore pink to the game. The boys loved getting the train horns all ready for the game!

Even my sweet husband had on pink!

It was a great game, full of excitement and great plays! Both teams were scoring like crazy!! In the end the Eagles were victorious!! Go Eagles!!!!
Since I didn't blog all week, I missed my "Friday Favs" (which I missed a lot lately, but who's counting). I do have one fav, my new camo hats! Ryan got me some girlie hunting hats, with our logo's. If your going to hunt why not look cute doing it I say!!