Friday, May 26, 2017

Family fun

This post is just full of random laughs we had as a family!  We rolled right through spring time with kids who got along, minimal fighting, happy to go to school, and just good times. 

I love making Isaac laugh.  He had drawn on this balloon so I staged his bed while he was at school.

Chloe got some good riding days to get her boy ready for show season! 

Then one night this weirdo rang our doorbell and wouldn't do anything but giggle.   

The movie A Dog's Purpose was out in theaters and Chloe, Robynn, and I went to watch it.  We had a pact that we could all cry as much as we needed.  Chloe was the only brainiac who brought her own real Kleenex....Robynn and I struggled through with movie theater napkins. 

We happened to watch the movie on the anniversary date of us adopting Lucy. 
There are not enough words to describe my love for this dog.  She just gets me!
I love her sense of humor and couldn't be happier that she's been in our home. 
**Royce makes no such similar claims**
***If momma's happy, he's happy too*** 

Look at this guy!
The first medal he's ever won!
2nd place in the Ellis county shooting sports competition.   

Go Amelia!!!  Beat daddy!

And in March we celebrated Papa's 60th Birthday.  He didn't want a fuss, and nobody wants a fussy papa, so we obeyed and only had them over for a spontaneous dinner after golf. 

The grandma's were full of smiles after Amelia & Caroline's spring music program!
We are so happy they make it to so many events.   

And this right here.  I'm just getting this out on the interwebs for proof someday.
All three girls did their own versions.  Amelia & Caroline already taped theirs up but this is Chloe's.

Valentine's Tradition

 For several years now Royce and I have opted to stay in for Valentine's Day and serve the kids a candlelight dinner.  It is really satisfying now that they look forward to it each year and are so happy to spend the evening at home with us.  And for that night, there's truly nowhere else we'd rather be.  We seated the kids with roses, served sparkling juice, and had their traditional dessert of jello with cherries.  The kids then served our meal to us in the same fashion.  I just love it.   

Near the same time as Valentine's Day was the Mother/Son dance.  Isaac and I were able to go and we danced the night away.  It was a really great night with him filled with hugs, snuggles, and laughter.  This by has my heart!  He's just the best. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This and That!

Amelia & Caroline had their own version of the Nativity in January.  They used a babydoll in a bathtub as baby Jesus, Caroline (right) was Mary, Mickey was Joseph, Chubby was the Angel Gabriel, and Amelia was a shepherd.  Oh, Lucy.  Lucy was the lamb :) 

We were at a 50th birthday party for a friend of ours and low and behold his nephew was there and works for the Denver Broncos.  OH!  And he had his Super Bowl ring on his hand an was happy to show it off! 

Chloe took part in the Tiger Deb dance clinic as her current tumbling coach, Amber, was a Tiger Deb.  She really enjoyed the clinic and preforming at an FHSU Basketball game. 

We had to replace our microwave in February as it started sparking and smoking!  EEK! 
So before we installed the new one we let the kids sign their names on the wall.  I love doing silly stuff like that.  Someday their signatures will be found by us again or by future residents.  Either way they loved that I let them write on the walls, haha! 

And KAT!  Kat turned 21!  So of course I had to honor her with a drunk girl cookie. 
We LOVE having this gal so close to us and we wish her the best year she could ever ask for.   

Last but not least, Shrove Tuesday means Pancake Races for the 4th graders at Holy Family!
Royce represented us very well by getting 2nd in the dad's division.  It was a fun afternoon watching everyone run with pancakes and frying pans flipping their pancakes.   

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I'm just putting out there, for the record, that at this moment in time our 5 1/2 year-old kindergartener "Uh-melia" wants to change her name to "A-melia".  A long 'A' sound all the way.  Not sure why, but she is kind of upset at Royce and I for naming her Uh-melia.  So, he and I are doing our best to remember her wishes....until this little phase passes. 

It's quite funny.  And I'm confident it comes from spelling and pronunciation of letters at school. 

And a funny story about A-melia.  She was bee-bopping through the house a few weeks ago just as happy as can be and she stopped by me in the kitchen and just cheerfully asked, "Sooo, who's your favorite kid?"  Kind of like a parent might ask their kids who are breaking the rules "Sooooo, whatcha doin'?"  It was that same tone.  I laughed out loud at her question and said that Mommy and Daddy don't have a favorite!  She laughed and said, "Oh, right, right.  But really...who's your favorite kid?"  I seriously laughed some more and I said that they were all my favorites.  She finished her own story by saying "When I'm a mom I know who my favorite will be.   The boy kid."  This girl sure does love her boys!!!!