He Got in some great workout time
Sunday, August 31, 2008
He Got in some great workout time
Friday, August 29, 2008
Well it's official, football season is here. Although my heart belongs to Texas Tech, living in Waco we have become Baylor fans. My parents have had season tickets to BU football for the last couple of years but this year they bought 4 tickets so Mark and Ryan can enjoy some live football action as well. (Thanks Honey and GP!!!) I remember praying when I found out that we were having a little boy that he would really bond with his dad, and the Lord answered my cry in ways that I could not imagine. Ryan has always been a Daddy's boy. They LOVE spending time together, and they especially enjoy watching sports. The very first night that Ryan was born, they watched a Texas Ranger Baseball game in the hospital, and from that night on, his love of sports was born. He has definitely had his favorites over the last 4 years. It started with baseball. He could name almost all the Texas Rangers players and their numbers when he was 2!!! It was something to see, this little tike walking around telling all our friends about baseball:). Then he fell in love the the Disney Cars movie...and he was immediately fascinated with NASCAR. In fact, Mark and I had never really watched a race, but before long he again knew all the drivers, numbers and their sponsors. Last year Ryan really started to get into football. He has these little football helmets that he gets out for games. He lines them up perfectly so we all know who's playing who each week. As a mom, I just really appreciate the fact that my two boys have so much in common...most of the time:) Here's some pictures of the gang headed to the game last night. Ryan had a blast and can't wait to go again. He came home with this HUGE Big Red mustache that did not come off in the bath last night, or this morning...lovely for school!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Yesterday we got a great treat my grandmother, Granny Liz, came to town for the day. She had to see the doctor and then we got to eat lunch and enjoy a pedicure, which we both really look forward to!! I absolutely adore this woman she is 85 (almost 86 if you ask her) and smart, strong, generous, great story teller, an amazing cook, and she loves each of us with all her heart. She has battled cancer for 3 years now, so she's also a fighter! She lives in Kingsland Texas and since I can remember her house has been my favorite place to go in the summer. She literally lives on Lake LBJ, and growing up we spent a lot of time at the Purdys' house. Granny Liz taught us all about the stars and she has this AMAZING closet of dress up clothes that even in High School we would spend hours laughing and coming up with some very creative outfits:). She has helped teach a lot of water skiers in her day and every summer I got to go spend a week with her and my grandad (PP). I have some of the most amazing memories as a child looking up at the stars, sleeping on the dock, skiing, playing with my friend Stacey, and having an absolute blast. I looked forward to that week every year. It is so neat that now my children get to go to the lake and experience all the wonderful things that I did growing up. Ryan is always asking me when we're going to go to the lake and Ally loves seeing her "GLiz". We had a wonderful visit yesterday, and it saddens me that I don't get to see her more often. Granny Liz I love you! See you soon:)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Ryan's "homework" for this morning..he loves projects!
Getting ready to go
I really love my batman backpack...thank you Grandma!
Ryan and Honey...Mrs. Purdy while he's at school:)
Choosing the perfect cubby.
This morning Ryan started his 5 day pre-K class, and we were all very excited. I am so thankful that we have First Woodway Christian School. Of course I am a little biased since my mom is the administrator :) but, I know these teachers have been on their knees praying for this year and I and so thankful for them and all that they do to educate my son! I know that everything they do in the classroom is carefully thought out and that they really try to show the love of Christ to all these kids...amazing, bravo teachers!!! This morning started off with a bang when Mark brought us Shipleys (who doesn't love a good donut?) and then Grandma came over to watch Ally so Mark and I could take Ryan to school. We were talking on the way home about what a difference a year makes. Last year Ryan was so shy he would hardly go in the door, and this year he bounced in there ready to go. So proud of you Ryan!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Eating Marshmellows is the best part, right!?!
Ally would be perfectly happy just pretending to cook...Ryan got a little distracted and started watching my favorite show, Jon and Kate plus 8.
Stirring the marshmellows until they're just right
Ryan is so good a measuring things out perfectly...he takes this very seriously:)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It's hard for me to believe that our Summer Fun is almost over. This summer seems to have flown by! We got to enjoy some fun with several family friends on Sunday night. The kids always have a blast playing in the Myers back yard. Check out little Lauren showing me her high kick in the baby pool...so precious.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I am Loving the cool new haircuts:) We were leaving to go to Ryan's preschool Orientation tonight and I asked him if he was excited to meet some new kids and see his new classroom, and he said, "yeah, I love school". I hope that will always be the case for our sweet little man. He is really excited about going to school five mornings a week. FWCS here we come!!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
My parents got a new puppy this weekend which they decided to name Ella, which I absolutely adore:) Ally LOVES animals and Ryan is much more cautious (note him "petting" Ella with one finger!!) I am so thankful that we get to see Honey and GP so much and I am even MORE thankful that They got a new puppy which leaves me off the hook for a little while.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Apparently Kids love microphones...:) Today we had some of our great friends over for a playgroup and the mics were a huge hit. Ryan and Blaine were actually singing when I wasn't looking. I absolutely LOVE getting to hang out with my good friends on Wednesday mornings. You guys bless my life!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Mark and I took Ryan on a special trip to Arlington this summer to stay in a hotel (his favorite part) go to his first Texas Ranger Game and Six Flags. He had an absolute blast! It was so neat for us to have just Ryan alone, and I know he loved the undivided attention. He's such a sweet brother, he kept asking when Ally's special trip will be...I needed to be reminded of that special time today.