Monday, October 31, 2011


We had a great Halloween weekend! When Halloween falls on/near a weekend, you seem to get SEVERAL uses out of the costume!! Jack's class had their party on Friday (smart teacher to not start the week off with a party!) so Jack got to wear his "Super Why" costume to school.

Don't make fun of that baby. He had his heart set on being "Super Why" from PBS Kids. How could I say no???

This weekend we finger-painted and carved pumpkins. Sydney enjoyed the finger painting.

Jack did not like putting his hand into that icky pumpkin!!

Sydney was a butterfly. She hated her wings when we first got them a while back, but now she LOVES them!!

Sweet smiles.


I love my kiddos!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Field Trip to the Fair

I am so blessed to be able to stay home this school year. I don't know what God has in store for years to come, but I just am so thankful for this year at home. Yes, I may have stayed up until the wee hours of the morning making shirts, but it's all about the tradeoffs, people.

And yesterday was an awesome tradeoff. I got to go with Jack on his first field trip! We went to the fair to see the farm animals. The other little boy in all of the pictures is Jack's classmate Josef. Josef's mom wasn't able to make it, so he hung out with us all day. He is hilarious.

The boys were able to hold bunnies,

sit on a horse,

sit on a tractor,

pet a calf,

pose with haybales,

and ride the rides.
Funny story on this one: It was PreK and Special Needs day at the fair. Quite an interesting combination. Well, I saw groups of people going and getting a bracelet from a lady and then riding rides...for free! So, Jack, Josef, and I walked up and asked for a bracelet, and she gave them to us! We rode two rides, then met back up with the group for lunch. The other parents were asking how I got to bring them on a ride, since the bracelets were only for the special needs groups. Oops.....All I know is I asked for some and they gave them to us...maybe they thought the boys were special needs???? Oh well, we got to ride - HA!

Loved this day with my boy!

P.S. Hop on over to The Harris Life to enter a giveaway for my Christmas shirts!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Sydney is starting to love bows. Today after bringing Jack to school, we stopped at Home Depot to price some items for a future project I'm dreaming up (Clint gets nauseous everytime I do that). Sydney had taken out her bow on the way there, but before I got her out of her carseat, she frantically pointed to her hair and said "Bow! Bow!"

The other night Sydney and I were picking up their room, and we decided to put ALL of the bows on her head!! With every new bow I put in her hair, she would run to Clint and/or Jack and scream "YUUOOUUU!!!" (which is "look!!")

After a while, though, she tired of the whole game and just ripped those bows out one by one....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

So I'll Remember: The Cupid Shuffle

Last weekend our church partnered with a local church plant to throw a Block Party in a low-income part of Alexandria. Clint was there to man the jumping-machine-blow-up-things. (I think he was mainly the "bouncer" for the jumpers...ha!)

There was a Christian rap group from Shreveport there to share the gospel and to lead in worship. As the party was getting started, they played the "Cupid Shuffle" to get everyone moving. Oh my goodness, I wish I would have been there to see 300+ kids doing the Cupid Shuffle. Hilarious.

The kids and I weren't able to go, so Clint filled us in on everything that went on, including the massive Cupid Shuffle dance. Jack was intrigued, so.....

We may have you-tubed it. And we may have danced in the living room for a long time.

We've done this for two nights now.

And on the way to school this morning, Jack was singing very quietly as he looked out the window "Down, down, do your thang, do your thang...To the right to the right to the right...."

We know we're weird.

We know our house is so fun.

Go ahead, watch the video and dance with your kids in the living room. You know you want to.