We bought a necklace and charm for Riley from James Avery. It is a simple sterling silver chain with a 'R' initial charm.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
So I contemplated getting a double stroller to use with Dylan and Riley. If I had gotten one back then I may or may not have gotten a lot of use out of it. They are 3 years apart and in some ways I don't think that Dylan would have wanted to ride in the stroller that much anyways. But Riley and this baby will be a little over 2 years apart so I decided to go ahead and get one. I ordered this Graco Quattro Duo online and it arrived today so of course we had to assemble it. Riley loves it and wants to ride in it/push it all around the house.
I went to a Piggies and Paws party yesterday. You take your kiddos with you and their is an artist there that takes their handprints and footprints, then creates artwork from them. They were really cool. I ordered one for my mom for Mother's Day with both kids footprints. I'll get the finished product in a couple of weeks and will post a pic of the finished product.
Riley, Dylan, Jami, Drew, Tristen, Jacob, and Wyatt.
My cousins, their husbands, and their boys went out to my parents land on the Brazos River to go camping. We live just 20 minutes away so we went and hung out (fished, cooked out, flew kites, etc.). Unlike them, we went home and slept in the comfort of our own beds.
Good ole Binion Plumbing came out and fixed our leak. Apparently in addition to the hole in the floor under the dishwasher, there was also a rusted out pipe under the house. So all of the water that was going down our kitchen sink drain was just being dumped under our house instead of draining down to the sewer. All fixed!
We've had a weird musty smell in our kitchen area lately so Jason decided to pull out or dishwasher to see if he could find a leak or anything. I told Jason that there must be a small hole or something back there because when it's really cold, I can feel cold air around the dishwasher. So I bought a can of the spray foam insulation so that we could patch the hole. Once we got the dishwasher out, it was not a small hole but instead a 2 inch by 2 1/2 foot missing piece of wood under the dishwasher that was opened to the underside of our house. Wonder how the smell was getting in?
Dylan got some mail today! It was his first chain mail. My BFF Amanda's little girl Taya sent it to him. It was for him to join a Sticker Club. Now all of my other friends hate me for continuing the chain, but Dylan thought it was really cool when he got to send letters to six of his friends. I'm sure he will be even more excited once he receives his Stickers in the mail.
Since I already put a picture of Bailey up, I thought it only appropriate to include a pic of Dixie as well. We got Dixie when we lived in Brock after Dylan was born. Jason traded 4 round bales of hay for her, and I think we got screwed. Just kidding, Dixie is a really sweet dog and she lets Riley lay on her.
Our mommas and the poppa. This will be the first calf for Dylan and Riley's longhorn heifers, so we picked a small bull to breed them with in hope that they will have small calves and not need any 'assistance' with birthing them. We learned the hard way several years ago and Jason had to 'pull' several calves. I can't wait to see the colors that the babies will be. They should be born around October or November!
A picture of our front door...how boring. No one ever comes to our front door because it actually kind of sits on the side of our house. That is until this morning at 5:00 am when apparently some REALLY drunk guy had the wrong house and was trying to get into ours. We heard a noise, Jason went to check it out, and I called 911. I heard the guy yelling something and heard Jason yelling back and saying, "You're a the wrong house son, I'm going to get my gun!" While Jason does in fact have a concealed handgun license, his gun was locked in his truck sitting in our driveway. I called my parents who drove over and got here just after the cops arrived too. They couldn't find the guy wearing the black 'hoodie' anywhere. Turns out he was yelling at Jason saying, "Open the door mom, let me in." Later that day, I found out that he was arrested 2 hours later at our neighbors house. The 28-year old idiot apparently got scared and left our house and stumbled to our neighbors home, who unfortunately for the drunk guy, happens to be the city attorney. The guy was passed out on his back porch. Needless to say we did not go back to sleep after the police left. Craziness!
Riley's 2nd birthday party theme is going to be Sesame Street. She loves watching Elmo and Dora both. However, I walked into Target the other day and their $1.00 bins at the front of the store were filled with tons of Sesame Street things. Therefore, I decided on that for her theme. Plus, she has so many boy cousins that I felt bad making them get Dora goodie bags.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Jacob and Drew celebrated their birthday parties at Jump Extreme in Weatherford on Valentine's Day. Jacob turned six and Drew turned three. Riley is finally big enough to sort of hold her own in the bounce houses. Big brother Dylan was always looking out for her though.
Dylan's Valentine's Day party at pre-school. They had a great time playing bingo with candy hearts and eating some yummy snacks. They didn't have to wear uniforms since it was a party day, so he wore a red t-shirt that had Joe Cool aka Snoopy on it that said 'Call Me' on the bottom. He thought it was funny and he looked super cute.
We're expecting another baby girl! We went to Stork Vision to get a sneak peak of the baby to try and find out the gender. I was 17w4d and wouldn't be going to my Dr for my 'official' ultrasound until March 5 when I was 20w2d. Jason and I, my parents, and my Granny went to the appointment and then went to lunch at Mexican Inn afterwards for lunch. Dylan took the news...okay.
Riley and Dylan opening a gift sent to Riley for Valentine's Day. We do different holiday swaps on my May '07 Mommies board. Riley received a gift from Avery who actually lives in Arlington and Riley sent a gift to Maci who lives in North Carolina. Dylan is always a little jealous when Riley gets a package from her 'online friends'.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
After Mom and I cooked a yummy breakfast, we went out on 4-wheelers. Dylan rode with Pop-Pop, Riley rode with Daddy, and Mom and I took the RTV. We of course stopped many times to throw rocks in any body of water that Dylan could find. Here we are at the spillway of the lake taking a break on some rocks.
We went to my parents Diamond K Ranch in Santo to spend Saturday and Sunday. Dylan and Riley had a lot of fun riding 4-wheelers, throwing rocks in the creek, and playing in their playhouse. Here is one of the only two full time residents there Moe, the black dog, taking a break in Palo Pinto Creek which runs through the property. The other resident would be his sister Jo, the brownish-red dog.