Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Mr. Fix Its

I tried to explain to the boys that the reason their 4-wheelers would not work was that the batteries had run down. They took it upon themselves to try and fix them!











Jason charged the batteries over night and they were back in business the next day. I'm sure their tool tinkering must have helped too.

Oh, and then we had a potty break... outside....



Friday, July 22, 2011

Stick It To Me

The boys have found my gift closet!

One day when I wasn't looking, someone snuck in there and pulled out a huge Melissa and Doug sticker book that I had stashed away. It quickly became a gift for Kyle and Kase.

Once I rounded everyone out of the gift closet, I attempted to make dinner with two kids under foot. I promptly announced that it was Sticker Time with Dad!



Kyle had a page of wild animal stickers and Kase's were construction trucks. Jason helped the boys get the stickers off of the pages and then drew in grass and trees for Kyle and roads and buildings for Kase.



They loved getting to play with Dad and I loved not tripping over a kid on the way to the refrigerator!



A win-win!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Day Out With Thomas

On March 26th, Jason, my parents, and I took the boys up to Grapevine for A Day Out With Thomas. Their friends, Mase and Asa (and their Moms) were able to make the trip too. The boys were beyond excited because I had really been talking it up... and the LOVE Thomas.

There was off-site parking a few blocks away from the event so we had to be shuttled from the parking lot. Kyle and Kase were pumped to get to ride on a bus... and we hadn't even made it to the event yet!

There was a petting zoo near the entrance that we hit up first.



Kyle still talks about how that duck splashed him!





The boys got Thomas the Train tattoo stickers, and we walked around until it was our turn to take a ride on Thomas.



"Choo Choo!"





Cari and Mase



The best we got of all four boys...





After our train ride we visited the gift shop, and walked away with two engineer caps.... thanks Grandpa!

The boys also slid down this Thomas slide MANY times and had lots of fun at the multiple train tables.







They had a great day and I'm so glad that we were able to take them. The Day Out With Thomas tour will be back in Texas in September. I think we will try and take them again.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grandpa's Chair



Kyle is quick to let anyone who sits in this chair know that it is Grandpa's chair and that they shouldn't sit there. I guess the rule does not apply to him!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Family Reunion

On March 19th we loaded up the boys (and their bikes)and headed to China Spring for a family reunion.

There were lots of open space for the boys to run around in and lots of cousins to give them attention. They were pretty much in heaven.







There was tons of great food, but the boys stuck to the chips... typical these days!