Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Well, that is a great question.  Here is a VERY brief summary...

Since I posted last I've been in...
San Antonio, 
Round Rock, 
and Abilene. 

I've done a lot too...
took both girls to the dentist for the first time,
swim lessons for the girls,
4 different VBS's,
helped with a good friends' baby shower,
got my hair cut,
went on vacation,
went on vacation (again),
celebrated Reagan's fourth birthday,
took Reagan to have dental surgery,
swam a lot,
took the girls to numerous birthday parties,
helped plan the MOPS year,
went to a wedding,
got sick,
helped with another good friends' baby shower,
put Reagan in soccer for her first season (and Lindsey for her second one),
got Lindsey ready for 2nd grade (WHAT?)
put together a slideshow for my granddad's 100th birthday,
got back into my teaching school routine,
started Reagan in Pre-K,
welcomed a new niece into the world,
moved great friends out of town,
got sick again,
got ready for Dittos for Kiddos,
and survived!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Made It To 2012!!!!!!

Yay!!! Here's my first post in 2012.  I am actually getting caught up!  Come on - be excited with me!

Lindsey had a great teacher this year.  And many fun and new things to participate in.  One of the topics they covered in school this year was Ancient Egypt.  At the end of the unit, the kids were to dress as a person who lived in Ancient Egypt.  We have great friends who let us borrow this wonderful outfit for Lindsey.  It turned out very nicely - even if she did have to wear long sleeves and tights with it.

 I had her do the "walk like an Egyptian" thing and she thought it was pretty goofy.  But hey, "When in Rome (or Egypt)", right?

I thought I was finished...

But I found more Christmas pictures from my dad's camera.  I'll spare you the stories that go with them - I'll just post the pictures.  :)

Christmas With Friends

We have a great group of close friends (which is growing, yeah!).  We are together a lot and decided this past Christmas to have a gift exchange with the kids and adults, too.  The kids loved it.  They each had one other child to buy a gift for.  The boys were easy - there are only two of them.  :)  The girls were a little more tricky but we figured it out and all had fun.

Here are all the kiddos waiting for the go to open gifts.

Lindsey and Preciosa exchanged gifts - here is Sosa's gift.

Lindsey opening hers.

Reagan opening her present.

Robert got an amazing gift - once he got through all the trash!

He got a rock! And syrup!

Well, really he got this new racquetball racket.

The big girls turn.  All fun gifts.

We had a fun time together.  Good food, good laughs, great friends!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Christmas with the Blasingame's

Christmas with the Blasingame's was at our house this year.  We love having everyone over and so we had everyone bring their gifts and had a fun evening.

One of my most favorite things ever is seeing the Christmas tree all decorated with all the pretty presents under it.  So of course, I had to take pictures of it all.

Lindsey concentrating on opening a package.

Yay for playdough!

Lindsey loves her new Rapunzel nightgown.

And Reagan got Minnie Mouse pajamas.

Nana and Pops with their new calendar of their granddaughters.

Reagan had to try out her new baseball glove.

We had a great night spending it with family.  We always have a wonderful time together.

ACS Christmas Program 2011

Also back in December, Lindsey's school put on their usual Christmas program.  This year they were angels - much like she was in the Westgate program this year also.  Here are just a few of the many pictures that were taken.

Caelan and Lindsey before getting their wings.


Waiting for the next song.

Ready to go.

The first grade did great!  Well, so did every other class but I'm a little partial.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Christmas Candy Making

Each year before school is out for the holidays, we spend time with Robert's family making all kinds of "candy" to give away as gifts.  We make coconut balls, peanut butter balls, chocolate covered everything and the girls are in charge (with the help of Aunt Lydia) to make the reindeer and Santa's from Nutter Butters.  We have a lot of fun and there is always a lot of mess.

Here are the girls getting started on the reindeer.  Reagan doesn't look too sure about it.

Lindsey got a little messy.

And Reagan had to join in on the fun.

Christmas in Oklahoma

Beware - this post is very loaded with pictures.  Good for the grandparents, not so good for those of you who don't care to see picture after picture of my kids and niece and nephew.  :)

Gingerbread House Assembly and Decoration

Cookie Making

Relaxing after a morning in the kitchen

Time to decorate the cookies

Christmas Eve - I love this picture!

Getting things ready for Santa and his reindeer

A couple of cousin picture attempts

Christmas Morning!

Lindsey really wanted a Nutcracker for Christmas.

More attempts at cousin pictures

Opening presents

Reagan loves her Daisy the Duck!

Mimi and Papa opening their new calendar - love Mimi's expression

There it is in a nutshell (a very small nutshell).  Be happy I chose only 32 pictures out of 247.  This post could've been way longer.  :)