Monday, March 29, 2010

Our Journey to See the Easter Bunny

So, apparently the mall here in Clovis has decided not to have the Easter Bunny this year. So, we had to make a two-hour trek to the mall in Lubbock just to see him! I was so disappointed in the Easter Bunny there. He (or she) just sat there, obviously annoyed that he (or she) was in a bunny suit. There was hardly any interaction with the boys at all! I asked if I could take my own picture with my camera since I was planning on purchasing a picture from them anyway, and they refused to let me! So, two hours and $20 later, this is what I got! I was thoroughly annoyed, but the boys love it and had a great time, so that is all that matters. You may notice that there is an extra person in the photo this year. I was so nervous that Colin was going to be upset, so we eased up their slowly...talked to the bunny, patted the bunny, but when I asked Colin if he wanted to sit on the bunny's lap, he shook his head. I didn't want to push it, so I had him sit on my lap. After all the effort, I certainly didn't want a picture of him in tears!
After that, I took the liberty of taking pictures of the boys in front of their "Spring set."


Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Little Behind Here!

Sorry, I have been so far behind. Here are some pictures of our trip to....... ARIZONA!!!!
We headed west for a little time in the sun, some baseball games, and to see our wonderful family!
However, does this look like spring training weather to you???
We spent most of our time bundled up, but that didn't stop Colin from enjoying ice cream!

He really enjoyed it!
Oh, is there a baseball game going on behind me????

After the game, Uncle Gabe took the kiddos down onto the field! We all just LOVE it when he does that!
He had his hands full with all three little ones!
It was so great to see cousin Allie, too! We hadn't seen her since Thanksgiving!
My goal was to get a really cute picture of the three of them at the baseball game, but I was so disappointed that I didn't!! Sadly, this is the only one I have of the three of them! We also got to meet up with Gehrig's best buddy from Tucson, Tyler! We met Tyler, Kadi and Miss Dawn at the Children's Museum in Phoenix. The kids had a blast there, and then we headed to a game! My camera battery died while we were there (of course) so I am waiting to get pictures from them.
I was so fortunant to be there with all our family for my birthday! We went out to dinner as a big group and they all pitched in to get me a Kitchen Aid Mixer! I can not wait to start putting it to good use!!!!
Uncle Greg, Aunt Sarah (and Cousin Avery)!
Chris and Lindsay
Grandma Joan, Grandpa Dub and Gehrig!
Uncle Gabe, Aunt Kelly and Cousin Allie (and baby Gross, TBA)!
The last day was really nice, however, I missed the game because I was getting my hair fixed. The boys sat on the grass and had a great time!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Bible Verse Friday

Here is this week's Bible verse. "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." I Timothy 1:15. And we are so thankful that he did!!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Color Factory!

This morning we went to The Color Factory with my MOPS group. The Color Factory is a pottery studio in down town Clovis (yes, Clovis has a down town) where the kids can chose from a variety of pieces, paint them and then the studio fires and seals them. I left the smart card to my camera at home, so I am very thankful that my friend Ree snapped some pictures of Colin for me.
Colin chose a mug that said "DAD" on it. (Shhhhh...don't tell, but we are going to give it to him for Father's Day...maybe he will forget by June.) He got right to work painting the outside and the inside of the mug! Not sure if he got more paint on the mug or on his shirt. Oh well, the gentleman working at the studio assured me that the paint comes out of clothes.
It was messy, but fun! The finished masterpiece...well almost. We had to leave it there to be fired in the kiln. It will be ready for pick up on Saturday


Monday, March 1, 2010

Health and Hygiene

Busy, busy day today! This morning Gehrig had his 5 year old well-kid check.
Here he is getting weighed and measured! He was in the 50% for height and the 25% for weight! Momma was just happy that he was still on the charts! They checked his blood pressure and the oxygen in his blood.
They checked his eye-sight. This was the practice round with the shapes, and then they made him go to the back of a long hallway and read off the letters. He did great! 20/20 vision!
Waiting for the pediatrician to come on and check him. She thought that he looked perfect and gave him a clean bill of health. And, he didn't have to have any immunizations. Turns out that he is all caught up on shots until he is 11!
In addition to his doctor's appointment, Gehrig also had a dentist appointment as well. He got to wear these cool shades to keep the bright light out of his eyes.
The hygienist cleaned his teeth with bubble gum flavored paste.
All clean! Check out those pearly whites!!!The dentist said to go ahead and start flossing! So, we will be working on that. It should be interesting