Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Football?

The Matadors opened their season this past week by playing in the Dave Campbell's Football Classic at the Alamodome in San Antonio. I have to admit: I had my doubts about the game, but it turned out fabulous because we won BIG!! And it was pretty cool to watch the replays on the jumbotron....I think we need a jumbotron at Matador Stadium!!

Daddy, Chandler, & Cheney were ready to cheer!!

Chandler & Keagan had fun the entire game. Poor Keagan fell the day before & that is why his face is all scratched up.

The boys of fall!! Rene, Hayden, Cheney, & Graham had a blast trying to get on the jumbotron!!

Chandler loved posing with the Matador....she is ready to be a cheerleader!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday

Last week, we started school. As a teacher, the 1st day of school is a big day for me too. I started my 14th year of teaching at the same high school that Billy and I both attended. My kids will probably attend that same school too.

They are growing up so fast!!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Preschool Meet The Teacher

Chandler has been going to "extended care" at her preschool for the past week, but this afternoon, we went to her "Meet The Teacher." Ms. Stollewerk is her preschool teacher next year. She is super-excited about the year!!
I know that she will have a fabulous year!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1st Day Of School

Today was the 1st day of the 2010-2011 School Year.
This is what C & C looked like on the 1st day last year.

And this was this morning!! Looks like they are getting taller!!

I know that they will have a fabulous year!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Meet The Teacher

We had "Meet The Teacher" tonight. Cheney was semi-excited....only because if he starts school tomorrow he is one day closer to summer vacation!! Silly boy!! He will have two teachers this year plus his GT teacher. I think it will be a great year!!
Ms. Ball will be his homeroom, Language Arts, & Social Studies teacher. I think he will really like her.

Ms. Brothers will be his Math & Science teacher. Ms. Brothers taught Uncle Jeff when he was in elementary school. She said "Hello, Uncle Jeff!"

Sadly, after "Meet The Teacher," we had to get the mohawk caught off....until next summer!!

Back To School Dinner

We took the kids out for a "back to school celebration." They had at blast at Kobe Steakhouse!!
Excited about our big meal!!

Trying sushi for the 1st time....he loves California Rolls but not too excited about the rest. Chandler wouldn't even get close to it.

It was a big flame!!

Intently watching....they loved the show!!

Ready or not, here comes school year 2010-2011!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

So Excited!

Chandler recently started taking gymnastics....she LOVES it!!

She can't do it without her mouth being open!! haha

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Looking Out American Idol!!

We had a garage sale today & Cheney had put his 1st guitar in the sale. Chandler was just hanging out looking at the items while we were setting up the night before....we found her playing & singing to her Pop. Maybe she is my future country sensation?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Snake Farm

The other day, Mommy had to go to school so MeMe & Pop took Cheney & Chandler for the day. They started their morning at IHOP--I have no idea why, but these kids BEG to go to IHOP. Then, they went to the Snake Farm. They stayed there for a long time. They finished up their day by buying Bubba some new tennis shoes-which Chandler declared BORING....and they also bought Chandler a new leotard. More on that later!!
Cheney really LOVED getting up close & personal with the snakes. I am glad I wasn't with him!!

Instead of a bear hug, he got a snake hug!!

Pop even held the snake!!

MeMe would only get this close!! But where is Chandler you ask?? No where near the snake!!

She likes soft, fluffy animals.

Such pretty kids!!

Petting the llama

It sure was a great day!! THANKS MEME & POP!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What I Have Learned This Summer

I have learned that my family loves to flip....

And Soar!!!!

And I am content to watch them have the time of their life...enjoying every smile, every friendship, and every memory made!!

This summer has been fun, but sadly, it is quickly coming to an end. On to the next adventure!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Belize Vacation: Day 7

Today was our last full day on the island....we were all kind of sad. We really didn't want to leave. We tried to make this day last & last....but unfortunately all good things must come to an end at sometime.
Yes, I ran even on vacation. You know, it was easier to make myself exercise though. Maybe because I knew that I didn't have to do ANYTHING when I was done.

After my run, this is where I spent the rest of the day. Billy says "You can do this at home." BUT I can't....do you see a sandy beach that I can lay on around here?

Daddy took his diva princess on a kayak ride....but they came back quickly. She wasn't too excited about it after all.

They spent some time fishing on the pier....YES, Cheney is wearing his boxers. I don't know why but since we were the only ones there, I guess he felt like running around in his underwear.

Chandler will pose anywhere!!

2010 Family Picture....we look pretty cute!!

Being themselves....just cute!!

Our last night & she fell asleep on the way into town. She was trying to be like Angela!!