Monday, January 30, 2012

Maniac Monday

WHEW!! Today has been just one MESS after the other!!! Seriously, I was so ready to get to bed tonight and start a new day. It all started at nap time. I put Jack down and he immediately got up and started playing in the playroom. I put him back in his room and told him to take his nap, and then we would play. I heard a little commotion in his room, but he didn't come out, so I just let him play in there until he fell asleep.

When I went in to wake him up to go get Barrett, the smell hit me. Sorry this will be SO gross, so stop here if needed........... POO!! We have been in the potty training mode for a while now, and Jack has proved much more difficult than Barrett was. Barrett was potty trained before he was three, Jack on the other hand is NOT. We are trying, it's just not fully happening. I was saying, the smell hit me and then I saw the dirty pull up and wipes everywhere!!! AHHHH!!! I then see the mess ground into my carpet. Mind you, we had to leave to go pick up Barrett and I was already running late. I cleaned Jack up and then put stain remover on the carpet and left! UGH! I won't gross you out with the rest of the story, but you can see how that might ruin your day.

When we got home from school the boys were being so good playing outside together. I checked on them a few times and they were digging in the dirt pile. All of the sudden Barrett blows in the back door to come inside like he was in trouble. doorbell rings and it's my neighbor handing me a lighter, telling me there was smoke coming from the backyard and I should probably check it out. LOVELY!!!! I told Barrett to head to his room and wait on my return!! I went outside to assess the damage and found a very small campfire. I mean seriously?!? He had put it out, it was literally barely smoking, but STILL!!! Not to mention he had done it correctly, dug a hole in his dirt area and contained it so to speak. I added some more dirt to put it out fully. Here is the dead fire................
I had a discussion with him about the reasons this was wrong, and the reasons we can't burn here like we do at Rough Creek. He was totally in shock that he was in trouble. My neighbors were CLEARLY disturbed by the situation, I can understand, but our children are just raised different than most. Most 7 year olds wouldn't know how to safely build a fire (I say that lightly, as I am aware safe, fire and 7 year olds don't belong together), but really he can handle more "outdoorsy" situations better than most children his age. Needless to say there will be NO more fires in our backyard. Anyhoo, one more MESS for the day.

Next I found Jack Jumping from coffee table to couch to couch!!! I mean really, I didn't think 8:00 would ever come!!! At least he was being safe also, wearing his helmet and all.

Like I said MANIACS!!!!

Don't mess with my BOYS

The boys were SUPER excited to try out the new automatic 22 gun that Ryan brought home not to long ago. (I won't lie....I was to) So we spent the weekend at Rough Creek enjoying the beautiful weather and shooting.
Jack was a little hesitant about the first. But he soon warmed up and was shooting also.
This boy LOVES him some guns!! He though he was really something with this gun.

Jack couldn't find his gun muffs, but he did find another form of protection. HA!!
We all had a great time shooting the new gun. It was a beautiful weekend at the cabin. We also enjoyed watching the Winter X games. Seriously those athletes are amazing!! I just can't imagine the worry their family and friends endure, AHHH!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

P.S. I found this gun in pink.....and Ryan, you need to get on that!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Product of the week

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Hey Everyone! Today I am linking up with my friend Tiffanie for a product of the week post. I have had this product for a few years now, but never talked about it on my blog. This is the Contigo Autoseal travel mug. This is seriously THE best mug ever!! I use it everyday!!! Why is it so great you ask?? Well......It keeps your beverage hot FORever!!! You do have to press a button on the back to drink from it, but it's really not weird or uncomfortable. Best of all it does NOT leak or spill!!!

You can buy this baby at Tarjay or online at QVC. Seriously I love this thing!! Head over to Tiffanie's blog to see all the other great finds! Have a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January iPhone catch up

Well guys.....It's January 25th and I am just going to play catch up with my iPhone for this month I guess. I hate getting behind like this, I always tell myself I won't let it happen, but then life happens and ya know!! So here is what we have been up to this month through phone pics and maybe a few from the camera, HA!!

After the first basketball game from the previous post we headed to Rough Creek with a fun surprise for the boys...New Rangers!! Ryan bought an electric ranger or Ranger EV and a regular Ranger. They are both BRIGHT blue, Lindale blue! The boys love the EV ranger it is quiet and easy for them to drive! Boys and their toys!
The gate at Rough Creek is now FULLY finished, YEA!! I can pull up and it opens for me! THAT is a wonderful thing!!
Barrett couldn't wait to take me on a ride on the new EV ranger and "teach" me how to drive it!
When we left RC on Sunday we headed to Tyler for our buddy Logan's 4th birthday at Chuckie Cheese. The boys had a ball!!!! Chelsey did a great job on his party, it was Angry Birds theme, I had some more pics but they have somehow disappeared from my phone :( The cake was SO cute!! Happy bday Logie!!
Just a cute pic of my boys! (Who can remember when it was at this point, HA)
We had a fun girls night on Jan. 11th for Chelsey's birthday! The night ALMOST didn't happen. Julie and I were waiting at Posado's for Chelsey and her sister Ashten and I got a text from Chelsey that she was on her way. The next text I got from her was "Kelly, I just had a wreck!" AHHHH!! Thankfully she was ok, her car on the other hand was NOT, she totaled it!!! The birthday girl showed up, and needless to say we had some LARGE margaritas!!!! Happy Bday Chelsey!!
Jack and I attended "Muffins with Mom" at his MDO. Love special time with my sweet baby boy!!
Daddy brought home another fun toy GUN. Yes....this is real gun and not a toy, my boys don't quite grasp the difference. Fun times.... if your a boy I guess:)
The weekend of Jan. 13th we were back at Rough Creek and SuSu and Big B came to spend the weekend with us! It was great to see them, we watched some football and had some good times by the fire. The boys were busy "working" as usual!!

My Mom and I had planned on going to Dallas on Monday since they boys were out of school and could hang at RC with Ryan and Big B. We were sitting there Sunday afternoon and I said Mom we should have gone and spent the night in Dallas. She said, "Let's GO!" So we loaded up and headed there! It was so fun to have a girls night with Mom, we stayed at Hotel Zaza and had dinner at Truluck's. (sound familiar, it is our favorite) On Monday we shopped and we both got a little something from the Louis Vuitton store, it was a great day!! It would have been perfect if Christie had been with us, but she does have a new baby and JUST moved in to her new house, so I'll let her slide!

This past weekend on Friday night we decided to head over to the Country Tavern with some friends, the Medders and the Johnsons. We had 6 crazy boys who had a great time dancing to the jukebox and eating BBQ ribs!!

After dinner all but 1 came home to spend the night at our house, it was a FUN night!! The boys were packed in the playroom and had SO much fun!! We had some donuts and piggies the next morning and then headed to our basketball games.
After basketball my SWEET husband went to work at the ballpark, he was taking down the old scoreboards so we can install NEW ones that are desperately needed!!! I LOVE that I have such a hardworking, handy & giving husband!!
He so scares me sometimes!
The boys have been all about some dress up lately, meet the OUTLAWS!
This happy boy on his new bike, complete with helmet and the cardboard package it came in. So silly!!
My latest obsession/time suck has been makeup tutorials on YouTube. I have become OBsessed!! That could be why my blog has been suffering!!! I have gotten some great tips and makeup suggestions from them. Now that I am as caught up on my blog as I'm gonna be, maybe I can share some of my new tips and products. I am going to do my best to stay caught up on here!! That has been our month so far.....hope y'alls has been great!!!

Barrett's first Basketball Game

This year Barrett decided he wanted to play upwards basketball. I was glad he chose to play, this was our first time playing b-ball. A couple of weekends ago he had his first game!

Practicing before the game.
Prayer before the game.
Ready to play!! Go Aggies!!
The first game was pretty funny, a lot of confused little boys running around! HA! I know they will get better in time, and Barrett had FUN and that's what it's all about!!

New Years 2012 at the Beach!

Well....I am FINALLY posting our NY for 2012. I can't even begin to describe how I feel getting this behind, but TERRIBLE pretty much sums it up!!!!!!! So anyhoo, here was our last week of Christmas break and New Year's.

My parents recently bought a new beach house after selling our last one a couple of years ago. I think that saying we were all excited to be back a the beach is a HUGE understatement!! The new house is front row on the beach in our same neighborhood and we are just THRILLED to be back at the beach!!

This was my first morning sunrise....gorgeous!!!!!

We had a couple of nights with my parents in the new place before they headed to Palm Springs for a wedding. Then we had some friends and family come down to stay with us to celebrate the New Year.

I caught this sweet moment between two of my sweet boys on the deck.
Jack and I enjoying a day on the beach. It was cold and windy, but beautiful!!
B-doodle the master shell hunter!!
Our friends the Medders arrived on Friday, and we were so glad to have them! All the littles before dinner at the Stingeree!!

Yummy seafood and Stingaritas!!
The boys with their shell finds!!
Sand Angels?!?
The fog on New Year's eve day was SO terrible! It didn't seem to bother these boys, they had a ball driving the cart, playing in the sand and even getting in the frigid water!!
Buddies!! Poor Jack was conked out napping, he missed some fun.
Kiddie firework time, my boys love those little poppers that make a huge mess!! UGH!! They had fun doing all the "kiddie fireworks".

I love this idea, I saw it on Pintrest and luckily I was at the beach and able to do it!! Farewell 2011, Hello 2012!

Next up was the real show! It was time to PARTY!!
Our beach bonfire! The boys just love doing these!!
Aaron and Ryan, relaxing by the fire.
They New Year's Queens!!
Happy New Year's from the Hopson family!!!
We had such a great time at the beach house!! It was a great week and I SO did NOT want to come home and go back to reality!! Summer where are you?!?