Thursday, April 17, 2014

What We Did - Week 15

Day 106 - Thu.
Matthew had a baseball game on a beautiful evening.  M pitched and everyone hit so well!  Too bad they lost really badly.

Day 107 - Fri.
Mark got a new water table and he loves it.

Day 108 - Sat.
We spent our evening at the FC Dallas game as a birthday gift to Michael.  A great game on a beautiful evening.
Day 109 - Sun.
Mark browsing the Sunday ad for Target and telling me all the things he wanted.

Day - 110 Mon.
Lazy Monday morning selfie with my baby!

Day 111 - Tue.
Storytime at the library.  He prefers going on the computer to sitting for story time.  However, he runs over to participate when it's time for song and dance.

Day 112 - Wed.
We went out to lunch with Daddy, and Mark really enjoyed his chocolate dessert!

And Matthew had baseball practice.  Look how baseball ready he is.

Monday, April 14, 2014

This and That

I was reading the news this morning and we may have a freeze warning tonight.  What?!  It's the middle of Spring for goodness sakes. And while we are at it, is it really the middle of Spring?  I can't believe that there's only a little over 6 weeks of school left.

It rained yesterday so Matthew's baseball game got cancelled.  It was a bit of a disappointment because I love to watch him play and he enjoys playing.  And M was looking forward to pitching again.

He had a game last Thursday and even though they got pummeled, him and his friends had a lot of fun.  M got pitching duty and the boys were hitting great with him pitching. After the game we stayed and literally closed the place down - we were told we needed to head out by one of the girls that was responsible for locking up. The boys were wrestling, running, screaming and just generally being boys and having fun on a nice warm evening. And the parents enjoyed the weather and the conversations so much, they didn't want to leave either.

We took Michael out to the FC Dallas game on Saturday as his birthday gift.  The weather was perfect for a soccer game.  Unfortunately, our home team lost 3-2, but it was a good game, and I had so much fun with my boys.  We left Mark with the Gs, but we will bring him with us next time.  I missed him, and I think he would have enjoyed all the excitement.

Sunday was a rainy, stay home, kind of day. The boys had friends over, and M and I took Mark out for a walk after it cleared out.  Other than that, we were home bound and just hung out.

Last Friday, I thought it would be nice to get Mark a water table so we did, and he LOVES it.  He was out there on Saturday for at least 2 hours playing with it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What We Did - Week 14

Day 100 - Thur.
We took our car for a much needed wash.  We played with puzzles and read books while we waited.

Day 101 - Fri.
Playdate with Jaxson!  We were going to meet at an outdoor playground, but it was a little chilly so we met at Gateway Church to play.
Day 102 - Sat.
M and I went to a wedding out in Weatherford.  It was very beautiful, but so cold. I just love weddings! We tried to get a good selfie, but we weren't very successful.  Mostly because M was a big pain about it.

And how sweet are these kids? I love the cowboy boots.
Day 103 - Sun.
Chocolate "fondue' for dessert.

He wanted help making a "two" with his fingers.
Day 103 - Mon.
My little helper at the grocery store.  Most of the plastic grip on the handle was gone and Mark refused grip the part without the plastic even if it made it really hard for him to steer. It took us longer than I would like to pick up a few things because he also refused my help with the cart.

Day 104 - Tues.
First time at the eye doctor!

Day 105 - Wed.
Mark loves apples, but he likes it without the peel-which happens to be the healthier part of the fruit.  So today, I wanted to see if he would eat it if I left it on. This is what happened. He will not eat the apple skin.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Matthew had an eye doctor appointment today.  He'd been complaining that he can't see very well so we decided that he's probably nearsighted like Michael.  Sure enough, it is true.  Everything else looks healthy so we are happy about that.

He was really nervous about going to the doctor because Michael had been telling him that the doctor will shoot a needle through his eyes. Who knows what other things Michael told him.  However, Matthew did great.

We ordered him some glasses and we will get them next week.  He picked out a really cool pair!

I snapped a quick picture before the doctor came to give him an exam.  Can't wait to see him in his glasses.  He's going to look so cute!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Weekend Fun

We had another busy weekend! I hosted a playdate on Friday. We were supposed to meet up at an outdoor playground, but when we got there, it was so cold and windy for the little ones to play so we decided to go to the indoor playground at Gateway Church. Then we went to have lunch at McDonald's afterwards. By the time we got home, Mark was ready for a nap.

Brrrr....too cold at the outdoor playground.

It's much better playing inside...

I had to go over the Michael's school to help set up for their Celebration of the Fine Arts event.  Michael came with me and showed me his artwork.  He had a clay gnome and a self-portrait.

Since we are on the topic of self portrait, Matthew also did a self-portrait that is being displayed at the public library.

After we finished up at the school, we met up with M and the my two babies for dinner at the Red Lobster.  It was packed! We had some lobster (obviously) and the boys really enjoyed their dessert.

On Saturday, Michael had some early morning scrimmages.  M took him and then me and other boys met them at the field to watch for a little bit.  It was much colder than I thought it would be.  We picked up some lunch on our way home.

Then it was time to get the boys ready to get dropped off at the Gs and for Matthew to get ready for his baseball game. We were able to stop by and see him play a little bit before we had to head out to a wedding in Weatherford.  This is him warming up before the game.  He did really well and I'm so proud of him even though their team got beat pretty badly.

M and I went to a wedding for one of his old co-worker on Saturday at a place called Clark's Garden in Weatherford.  It was so beautiful, and the bride and the groom looked so happy. I just love weddings! I love this banner they put up.  Congrats to Brent and Ashley!

We were going to stay the night in Weatherford, but decided to drive home instead.  We got home a little before 11pm and went to bed without our little man in our bed. It was so nice and I had a great night's sleep.

Our Sunday was very laid back.  I went to Target and that was pretty much it. We had some Panda Express for lunch and I made beef stroganoff for dinner.  Then, I made the boys some chocolate fondue with some fresh fruits.  They loved it!

A nice sweet end to a fun weekend!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

What We Did - Week 13

Day 93 - Thur.
We had a quiet day at home.  Mark didn't even change out of his jammies, which is very rare.

Day 94 - Fri.
What a nice day to do outside and play with friends!  We had our playdate with Austin and Tristan at the the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.  The boys had a blast exploring and beating things down with their sticks.

Day 95 - Sat.
This was one of our busier days!  Michael had soccer practice in the morning and his birthday part in the afternoon.  Then we all headed out to Matthew's baseball game in the evening.

Day 96 - Sun.
Today is truly a day of rest! The only thing I did was the grocery shopping this morning. Mark took a nice long nap - thank goodness!

Day 97 - Mon.
Museum time! We had a great time at the Perot Museum.

Day 98 - Tues.
We had so much fun playing with friends during Matthew's baseball game. And yes, it was a My Little Pony toy he is playing with.

Day 99 - Wed.
This boy finished up his 2nd STAAR test today.  Two down and 1 more to go.  He's been working so hard and I'm so proud of him.