Monday, March 28, 2011

Worst Neighbors Ever

That is us... So today at lunch I check my phone and see a text from our neighbor. The text says...Strangest thing ever, just happened. Nolan, just walked into our house and pooped. Yes, you read that right. My cat, went into someone elses house, while they were loading their car, and pooped on the carpet. Why? I have no answer. So to avoid him being a neighborhood nuisance, he has been banished to the house. Which you would not think is a punishment, but for him it will be. Sorry Candace, we hope you still like us;-(

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's a mystery

So Izaac comes home the other day complaining that his feet hurt and were cracking. They hurt him so bad that when he walked he curled his toes and walked on the sides of his feet. When I took a look, this is what I found. Extremely waterlogged feet. Now here is where is gets strange. When I checked his shoes and socks, his socks were damp, his shoes were not. Yes, the socks were dry to begin with. They had not just come out of the dryer and were still wet...That was idea #1. Then we thought while he was waiting for the bus they got wet while he played football in the grass, but his shoes would have been wet first...Idea #2 was out. Then we thought he got squirted with water and it soaked his socks, he SWORE that did not happen....Idea #3 out. A pee accident he did not want to tell us about that went down his legs into his pee smell on clothes(yes, I checked)...Idea #4 was also out.

So the mystery continued, but the general consensus from a group of co-worker mom's and Tobie and I agree that this is the most likely. We believe that his socks were very thick, and while he was running during P.E. (which he had that day) he sweated a LOT, and continued to sweat in his socks during recess. It was a very warm day, his socks were thick and he is wearing non-breathing Pumas(super cool 70's style)...Idea #5, the best we can come up with.

Please feel free to add your hypothesis to our list:0)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Houston National Invitational

The Houston National Invitational is held each year at the George R Brown Convention center, and has been the largest meet that we have been to. This competition brings in all levels of gymnast including elite level. They even had rhythmic gymnasts, trampoline and gymnasts from all over the world. This time Izaac competed with athletes from all over Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
For the little boys they split the pummel horse up into two parts, pummel and the mushroom.

Rings chin up.

Parallel bars.

It does not matter to Izaac that he is not on the stand...getting any place brings on this level of excitement!!!

Izaac and and his teammate Braden.

This meet brought Izaac his most metals, 4. He was so proud because they were told that with so many kids there it would be harder to get awards.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Have you ever noticed?

Have you ever noticed that once you get married or live with someone for a long time you start doing things or eating things that you never did before...Or maybe you stop eating or doing things that you were used to doing.

Well, today one of those things happened and I started thinking of the many changes that I have made over my many years of marriage. Some good, some questionable;-)

So here is a list of things that I can think of right now...I am SURE their are many more.

  1. Put frosting on banana bread (Yummy. This one got me thinking about it today. That is strawberry frosting by the way)
  2. Eat mayonnaise, jalapenos, fish, pickles on grilled cheese sandwiches (also very good), chips on a regular basis.
  3. Stopped paying bills(Don't even know how to do it if Tobie was not here)
  4. Stopped balancing a checkbook
  5. Watch basketball, football, tennis...
  6. Drink non-skim milk

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bryan Invitational and Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari

February 26th we headed up to Bryan for the Brian Invitational. Instead of driving up Friday night and spending money on a hotel room that we would barely use, we decided to go up early Saturday morning then travel a little farther to have a mini-vacation. We stayed Friday night at Nana and Papa Fred's, to give us a jump on the drive. Turned out only to be about and hour and a half drive from Conroe. The drive-thru safari was included in our bed and breakfast price and we were allowed to go through as many times as we wanted. Sunday morning, we were the first people that the animals saw. We even got to see a red fox before he got scared away by the public. Unfortunately we did not get a picture...he surprised us and I am sure we surprised him.

There were two mini cabins on the property. This is Tobie looking in from the front porch. The kids were holding me down and tickling.

Ivy and a Bison.

Izaac and a camel. The camel was extremely friendly. He spent most of his time with his face in the jeep. Ivy was gifted with a huge camel kiss on her forehead which included camel spit. No picture...we were unprepared for the show of affection.

We video taped this meet, so this was the only picture we had. The boys did very well, 2nd for the team level. Izaac, came away with two medals.
After we were done we went to the Dixie Chicken for lunch. We were told it was a must do...typical college bar food. We were also told to order the "Stuff". We did, don't have to do it again.