Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A conversation

I was outside playing catch with the kids, when Dustin asked me if they would have school tomorrow. I told him I didn't know, but probably. He told me, " I bet we don't, because, 1. My toes are cold. 2. The roads are icy. 3. I like school, but I don't always like to go to school, and 4. The buses can't drive on the icy roads." He then tells me, that tomorrow is Thursday, which I know, and that he could handle going on Friday, because they don't do a whole lot on Friday's.
Too funny! I love his first point....his toes are cold.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter weather

Yay!! "Snow" days--no school today or tomorrow. We have been having so much fun playing in the ice/sleet. These pictures are actually from yesterday (Monday), when the ice had just started. It looks a lot better today--and yes, we played outside 4 different times today--I know, I'm crazy! We sled in the field behind our house, and up at OC....too much fun!

Here goes Jodee! And Dylan!!

And my big boy--"snowboarding"....he can make it without falling! Pretty impressive.

Miley wants to play too...and yes, she has a hoodie on.

ICE!! We also enjoyed having daddy home early yesterday...we all played play-dough together and made some cool creations: (this one is Jodee's)

Monday, January 26, 2009

2 blues, 2 reds, and a medal!

Jodee had a great gymnastics meet last weekend! She has improved SO much since November!!
Here she is finishing warming up on bars...she's the one with her arms up! :)Cheesin' for the camera:Showing off her ribbons and for bars and vault, red for beam and floor. The medal is a pink star---perfect for a 6 year old girl!

Way to go Jodee!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our new little friend

My sister got the kids a hamster for Christmas... I think they finally decided to call him, "Buddy". They've gone through a few different names, but this one has stuck around the longest.

He's really cute! A little jumpy, but we haven't lost him yet! :)
Thanks, Hayley!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sunny Days!

We are absolutely loving these nice, warm, January days we've been having! They keep saying it's going to get cold, so we spend as much time as we can outside. It's been wonderful!

Look at Dustin!!

And Jodee!!

And Dylan!! (and Miley)
Swingin' at the zoo--these kids can swing SO high! I love that they can pump more "push me, mommy!" (Not that I ever minded, but it is really nice that they can do it themselves!)
Look at those two monkeys:
We'll see how long this weather lasts....

Makin' S'mores!

We received a really cool s'more maker for Christmas, and LOVE it! It's like the kind they have at Lottinvilles restaurant, for those of you from Edmond. Dustin is the only kid that actually eats s'mores...the others like to roast the marshmallows and give them away. And eat the chocolate. But that's okay--we still have fun!

Yes, they're all (except Jodee) decked out in UT stuff! It was Monday night, the night UT played...


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!!

We decided to brave downtown OKC "Opening Night" with the kids this year. It was actually really fun! They had some great activities for the kids, roller derby (a little scary, but still kinda neat), music, food, etc. It was great!
Here are the kids with their crowns, and horns:Daddy and the kiddos:
Momma and the kiddos:

The sea of people that we were a part of!! It was crowded--and COLD!

The ball, the infamous ball....Dustin was confused-after we watched it go up, he asked "when is is going to go down like on tv?" (referring to the NYC ball). Too funny! Dylan slept on me from 11:10 till we forced him awake at 11:50 to watch the ball. My biceps were sore the next day from holding his sleeping body for so long!
We were in line to get out of the parking garage for a LONG time, but it was a great experience. Not sure if we'll do it again with the kids, but glad we've done it this one time!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A few favorites....

These are just a FEW of my favorite pics from the last couple of weeks. This doesn't even include New Year's eve!! That'll be another post...
First, Dustin got strep on Christmas eve....YUCK! Here he is with Miley--I know she has evil eyes in this picture, but she really is a sweet dog!We celebrated Christmas with my dad a couple days before Christmas, and he got us a Wii Fit!! We LOVE it! Here is Dylan doing the push-up/flank exercise: pretty good for a 4 year old!The kids with their new cameras!! Jodee checking out her new pink beam on Christmas morning!!!

Josh checking out Jodee's new pink beam!! (I know he looks like a giant, but I was sitting on the floor! Sorry Josh!)

Dylan with his monkey, "Coney", the webkinz:Playing twister!! Dylan isn't in this pic because he ALWAYS falls on the first call--no matter what it is! He's so funny!Dustin and his totally cool Vince Young jersey!Okay--that is really only a few pictures out of the TON that I went through. But, I'll be posting more....don't worry!