Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kicked Out

We have been having some beautiful weather. It is cool in the morning and then sunny in the afternoon.


Friday afternoon, Cheney & Chandler were at MeMe's house so Mommy could work out. Cheney is only allowed to play his video games on the weekends. So naturally, he is glued to them on Friday afternoon. Well, MeMe wanted him to go outside. She begged & pleaded but he didn't want to. Finally, she convinced him.....to sit outside under the tree playing his video game!!
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Chandler watched for a while....

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A little while longer....

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Then, she gave up & started playing with "tree face."

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Instant Challenge

Cheney is in a club called Rising Stars. It is a part of Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination is a problem solving group. DI is for kids who are at least in the 3rd grade. Rising Stars is the "in-training" group for kids in the 1st and 2nd grade. You have to be invited to be part of the group.


On competition day, the group will present a planned skit to solve a problem and they will also participate in Instant Challenge. For Instant Challenge, they have 5 minutes to solve a problem with supplies that have been given to them and then they will present their problem to a group of judges.



Today, all the teams in the school district came together to practice for Instant Challenge.


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For this challenge, they were given some supplies & 30 pennies.....they had to create a structure that was tall and could hold as many pennies as possible.



Cheney is way smarter than I ever thought about being!! Almost as smart as this Daddy!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Green Sugar Cookies??

A couple of years ago, I bought some colored cookie dough from one of students as a fundraiser....yes, I know that was a long time ago. BUT, it has been our freezer & Chandler has been asking me to make cookies with it. Well, I finally let her pick out the color she wanted to make....there is red, blue, yellow & green. You can see she picked green....remember that is Holt's favorite color!!
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Sweet little hands rolling out the dough...

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We only have Christmas & Valentine cookie cutters so we have hearts, stars, snowmen, angels, and lips!!

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We added some sugar....of course, Chandler wanted "A WHOT!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chocolate, Anyone?

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My silly girl loves chocolate!! She knows what is good for her!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We're Playin' Basketball

Another Saturday....Another Basketball Game!!
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Cheney has really been working on his ball handling. He is doing much better....but he has to remember to dribble when he is running!!

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Lined up ready for the other team to throw the ball in.

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Playing defense

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Chandler & Mommy watching the game.

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Chandler & Holt coloring. Holt is the little brother of one of Bubba's friends, Hayden. Holt is exactly 1 month older than Chandler. Chandler now says that her favorite color is GREEN because that is Holt's favorite color!! Good grief....already boy crazy!!

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Team meeting after the game
I sure do like watching Cheney play basketball!!

This Is Cool!!

This would be a great birthday present for a little one in your life....hmm....Chandler, Thatcher, & Ashtyn have one coming up!!
Check it out!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

One Less

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I finally convinced (bribed!) Cheney to pull his other tooth......he has a CRAZY smile now. We had corn on the cob for dinner the other night.....needless to say, he couldn't eat it until Daddy cut it off the cob.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rectangle Girl

Chandler had homework this weekend. She had to make a person out of a rectangle. Mommy is sorta creative, but MeMe is soooo creative!! This is what she & Chandler came up with.....WAY TOO CUTE!!
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If you don't know about MeMe's Cricut....ask her!! SHE LOVES IT~~that is what she used to make this....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Day Off

We didn't have school Monday & the weather was BEAUTIFUL!! The kids enjoyed some time outside at MeMe's house.
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Practicing his dribble....I told him that Uncle Jeff used to walk around the neighborhood dribbling a basketball. Gotta get your eyes off the ball...

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Chandler was running errands in her pink car!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hoopin' It Up

Cheney is FINALLY old enough to play basketball in the youth league. Our family has a looooong history in this league. Mommy, Uncle Jeff, Laura, & Angela played. Then, Uncle Ernie ran the league while Uncle Jeff was a referree. For the past 10 years or so, Mommy & Daddy have been helping to run the league--sometimes all by themselves!! Now, Daddy is coaching Cheney's team. YAY!!
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All smiles & ready!!

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Warming up...

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Cheney played defense really well....almost too well....Daddy had to tell him to back off a little.

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This year, they are starting off the season playing only half court--3 on 3. The other half of the team plays on the other side. The high school coaches on the Board of Directors think this will help the kids get more ball handling & control the game a little more. Cheney was throwing the ball in at half court.
His team did pretty well & Cheney made a few baskets!! WAY TO GO!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Son....The Hunter

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I know that some of you who read this blog will be excited and some of you will be sad. Cheney shot his 1st deer this morning. I know, I know, it isn't a big buck but he doesn't care....he shot it. When he called to tell me, I asked if he REALLY shot it or did someone help him. He said "Dad shot it once & it was kicking around, so I shot it to kill it." This city living Mama doesn't know what to think. I guess I am proud??

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Should I Be Embarrassed?

About a year ago, I posted a video of the kids dancing in the kitchen.

Well, back (I don't think by popular) by demand....we have a new video. Remember to pause the music on my blog if you want to hear it.

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They are rockin' to Veggie Tales: Boyz In The Sink

I have no idea why my children think that you should take your clothes off when you dance around the kitchen...really...no one does that at our house....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I've Been Tagged

Tammy tagged me on her blog. In turn I have to post the 4th photo from the 4th folder in my computer and tag other bloggers to do the same.
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This was a picture of Chandler from Hallaween 2007.
Now I have to tag some others.....so I tag Laura, Angela, Lacy, Kim, and Billy.
Go see what they post!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Princess Ballerina

Chandler told me that she wanted her 3rd birthday party to be a "Princess Ballerina" party. Well, you know MeMe....she started planning. We (I mean MeMe!!) decided to make her invitations with her Cricut machine. If you haven't seen a Cricut, you should check it out. It is COOL!! Anyway, after lots of discussion, we decided that we needed a picture to go on the invitation. We know this really creative photographer & artist--TAMMY!! If you need something made on the computer, she is the one to go to. Today, she took Chandler for her "Princess Ballerina" photoshoot. I have a few pictures, but check out her blog for the BEST pictures!!
Tammy!! You are awesome!! These pictures made me cry!!



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Apparently, Chandler had enough and just laid down....silly girl!!
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Jack O' Lantern

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Cheney is beginning to look like a Jack O' Lantern. I pulled Cheney's tooth tonight. It took a long time to convince him that the pain from pulling it would quickly go away, but the pain from it being lose would last much longer. The tooth right next to it is ready to come out, but we will wait until at least tomorrow night for that one!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Shenanigans

We have to go back to school tomorrow & we are really sad!! But this afternoon, we headed to San Antonio for lunch/dinner & then made one last stop at the mall. Chandler played around in the food court--just being her usual silly self.
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I think she is giving this guy an Eskimo kiss....

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Cheney bought a new book at the bookstore....it was a little embarrassing because he was walking around the mall reading!! WHAT A DORK--but I am so glad that he loves to read!! On the way home, we tried to talk to him & he said "I am reading." Oh well, it makes him smarter!!

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I hope you all have a GREAT week!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Some people have snow, we have leaves

I posted several days ago about the snow in Uncle Jeff & Aunt Kerry's yard. In Texas, we don't get snow, but we do have leaves. Every year, we have to rake & bag the leaves. It pretty much takes us all day. And we usually bag over 20 bags of leaves.
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Karson & Cheney agreed to help up....if they got paid.

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Chandler just had fun!!

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Of course, it was more fun to just sit in the leaves....silly girl!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Addicted?

This is where I find the kids on most days.
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It is going to be hard to go back to school on Monday. We might have to go to bed before midnight & get up before 10 am. What are we going to do??

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve Fun

We had a New Year's Eve filled with family, friends, food, & fun. Those are the most important things in life. After dinner & a movie, we headed back to MeMe & Pop's house. Traditionally, Pop makes homemade sopapillas on New Year's Eve. They are YUMMY!!


But, we also brought the Wii over for some excitement. Aunt Reva was boxing Cheney. Aunt Reva won.....Cheney wasn't too happy!!
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Thanks to Thatcher, Chandler has this AWESOME play-doh set. She loves it when people sit down & play play-doh with her. Aunt Reva & Tammy were more than willing to play with her. But....they have one rule: don't mix the colors!!
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Because of the drought, fireworks were banned in our county. But MeMe had some poppers for the kids. Unfortunately, the poppers scared Chandler so only Cheney enjoyed them.

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Let me explain the next few pictures. Lately, Chandler has been taking my camera to take pictures. Amazingly, I get lots of pictures of Uncle Mitch being crazy. I have always been tempted to post them, but I haven't yet. BUT, this one is THE BEST!!

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Of course, he had to take a silly picture of Chandler.

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And then, she took this picture of Uncle Mitch & Aunt Reva. I think she did a pretty good job.

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We had a great New Year's Eve. I hope you did too!!