Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Cheney Bug!!

It is hard to believe that 9 YEARS ago, my sweet Cheney Bug was born.....God knew exactly what He was doing when He blessed us with our boy!!
You have grown from a cute little boy to a handsome young man!! Mommy loves it when people tell me how polite, kind, & smart you are!! I know I am very lucky!!

Mommy & Daddy love you, Cheney Bug!! We are looking forward to all the adventures you will take us on!!
Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Homemade Dog Biscuits

For Christmas, Cheney & Chandler got a "Fun With Your Dog" kit. During Spring Break, we got it out & made Lance some homemade dog biscuits. Lance loves them!!
Cheney made some....

And Chandler made some!!

After baking, this is what we got!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spurs Vs. Heat

At school, Cheney participated in Hoops For Hearts....because he earned over $50 he got a free ticket to a Spurs game. Daddy bought a ticket so he could go with him. They had fabulous seats!!
Cheney got to get close during the warm-up.

I am so jealous of their view.

Such a cool dude!!

After the game, Cheney got to shoot free cool!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break Trip 2011-Day #4

After sleeping in a little, C & C visited the Eric Carle museum. It looks really neat!!
They got to do some artwork while they were there. Both kids are so creative!!

Just being silly spelling his name!!

Even the urinal had Eric Carle's mark on it!!

After dinner, Jeff & Kerry took everyone to a local ice cream place called "Friendly's". Cheney got an ice cream called "vol-cone-o." He took it to Jeff & Kerry's house to eat it. Chandler watched her brother put it together.

His masterpiece!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Break Trip 2011-Day #3

I think that today was the BEST day of their trip!! They got up early & headed to Vermont.
They are just such cuties!!

She is ready to go for her lesson

Looking like a pro

Go girl!! Mommy is so jealous!!

This is probably my favorite pic of all.....I love the looks of determination on their faces.

A different kind of tubing than we are used to, but this looks very fun!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break Trip 2011-Day #2

The 2nd day of their trip, Cheney & Chandler visited the Basketball Hall of Fame. Cheney loved it!!
WOW!! Look at the arm span!!

Even the hand dryers looked like basketballs!!

After the Hall of Fame, they visited the Dr. Suess museum.....isn't that cool?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Break Trip 2011-Day #1

Cheney & Chandler are on their Spring Break trip. MeMe & Pop took them to see Uncle Jeff & Aunt Kerry. They are having a great time.
It is fun to spend time with Uncle Jeff & Aunt Kerry.

The 1st stop on their trip was the Yankee Candle Co. Chandler found out her name means "candlemaker." I knew this but had never told her. At the candle factory, there is a restaurant named after of course, this is her restaurant!!

In the candle factory, the kids got to make their own candles. Looks like fun!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just Playing Around

While waiting to watch Bubba perform at DI competition, Chandler played around in the lockers at the school.....she is such a cutie!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Destination Imagination

For the past 3 years, Cheney has been involved in an organization called Destination Imagination. It is a great problem solving organization. It teaches creativity & critical thinking skills. These skills are important for students to learn & sometimes they are difficult to learn in the classroom. Being a part of a DI team is a huge time commitment, but Cheney LOVES every minute of it. This past weekend, his team participated in the regional competition. It was a really long day, but he had fun!! Each team can't compete in this competition until they are in 3rd grade so this was Cheney's 1st time at the "real deal." They didn't place but they are ready for next year!!
The Strikers from Jefferson Avenue elementary

Getting last minute instructions from their Team Manager

The team entered the improvisational competition. They had 5 minutes to prepare a skit using specific objects to illustrate the prompt that they drew from the judges before entering the room. As a parent, it was nerve-wrecking to watch.....and I was AMAZED with what they came up with in such a short amount of time.

We are sooo proud of Cheney. Even though they didn't place, they were part of a elite group of students who CHOOSE to work so hard. They gained so much experience taking part in this activity.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bundled Up And Ready To Go!

Next Saturday, C & C are heading to the East Coast to visit Uncle Jeff & Aunt Kerry for Spring Break. MeMe & Pop are joining them on their trip. Mommy & Daddy were not invited.....
They are going to spend a day at a nearby ski slope. Luckily, we have some fabulous friends who loaned us some ski clothes. They are ready.....the funny thing: they got all these clothes on & said "I can barely move" & "I am so hot!"

Mommy & Daddy are sure going to miss them!!