Monday, May 24, 2010

The Graduate

Peace Out, Pre-K!!!

I can't believe my little sweetpea is going to Kindergarten this Fall! Time really does fly when you're having fun. I'll post pics from graduation later today.

Monday, May 17, 2010

And they're off!!!

Because Coach and I are such stellar role models, we decided to take the Knuckleheads to the horse track on Mother's Day weekend and teach them how to place a bet and play the odds. We're all about having well rounded kids. Learning to gamble is an important life

It was actually Family Fun Day at Lone Star Park and was very kid friendly, with lots of fun activities for the little ones. We did place a few bets (we won a whooping $1.28 on Little Miss Know It All), but we spent most of our time riding ponies, hanging out at the petting zoo and jumping from one bouncy house to the next.

This little Knucklehead got more excited about the races than I expected! He spent a lot of time going over the odds, circling his picks and I even caught him doing lots of finger crossing during the races! It was hilarious and a bit troubling.

Coach did a bit of his own studying of the odds and information. Despite his research, I convinced him to bet on The Girl's A Saint to win it all...she didn't.

Despite our losing record on the track, we had a great day. The kids got to experience a new adventure and we all got to get out and enjoy some of the beautiful Texas sunshine!

The best part of the day was when I returned home to find that my sweet little family had taken me away for the day so some fancy landscape company could come to our house and surprise me with totally revamped landscaping! They weeded all my flowerbeds, trimmed all the shrubs, pruned the trees, put in new hydrangas (my favorite!) and annuals, added new mulch, etc. It was the PERFECT Mother's Day gift for me. I had a great day out with the family and someone else did all the hard work I had been dreading for weeks!

Looks like I was a big winner after all!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Mode

Woohoo....there's only 17 days until the kids are out of school for the Summer and Coach just finished up Spring Ball! I don't know who is more excited, me or them. I love the freedom that Summer brings the Gridiron Gang. We spend the majority of the year in overdrive, but soon we'll have our time to just relax and have fun.

The kids are already in Summer mode. It's getting harder and harder to get them out the door for school each morning. They're requesting popcicles, playing in the sprinklers and even went swimming for a few hours last Sunday. The pool is still a little chilly for me, but they were more than ready to take the plunge. The temps are supposed to reach the 90s this week, so maybe by this weekend I'll be ready to join them. Until then, I think I'll just grab a big glass of sweet tea, head out to the hammock and wait.

Dancing in the sprinklers
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