Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Moody Gardens

We decided that this year we would get the Moody Gardens family pass and we went today to get them. We could only stay a little while this time but we are looking forward to going back again.

We went to the aquarium and as soon as you open the doors to the place it smells like a seafood restaurant.  Ivy walked in and said "mmmmm crabbies! " Makes you wonder why it smells that way.

Looking forward to getting our money out of these passes.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hot Stuff

Izaac likes hot things. Dips, sauces, candy etc. We were at Mooya the the day and he was having his normal hot dog...and if you know Mooya it's a crime not to have a burger. Well, Ivy got a burger an offered Izaac a taste, Izaac said if he could put Tobasco on it he would eat it. Sure, more power to ya.

It worked!

He then goes on to tell us that if he is allowed to put hot sauce on things he did not "like" that he would probably eat them. No problem, we can handle that. He even said he would try peas again (big failure, peas + hot sauce = ick).

Tobie tells Izaac that he can have his own shelf in the pantry so he can collect his sauces...this went over well. And he has been eating more new things with sauce added. Peppers are full of vit C right:-) He only has three bottles, but the quest has begun for strange and interesting bottles.

My kid raising tip that I live by (and you can tell by Ivy's outfits) is pick your battles.

Ivy's Tattoos

A little late, but I took the pictures on my new tablet and I was having issues figuring out how to post from it.

Ivy really got into the tattoos...did not want to post the ones on her belly and back.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

For Mom

I never thought Ivy would pick this dress to wear. But she has put it on twice now. The first picture  did not turn out so when she put it on again today I jumped at the chance to take another picture.

The reason the title of this post is "For Mom" is because this is the dress I wore in my Aunt Susie's wedding (hope I have that right). I am assuming I was 4 but only because it fits Ivy so well and she is 4. Mom will correct me if I have it wrong.

I will have to get a picture of me in it and post it along side Ivy to see how we compare :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What is she thinking?

We live in Texas and it is stinking HOT and this is what Ivy chooses to wear. I don't get it. I did convince her to put something else on so if she got hot she would be able to take a layer that is a sun dress you see peeking out.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dancing in the Rain

We were so excited to see the rain the kids wanted to play in it. I can't blame them it was like a special occasion.  Let's hope we get some more.

Ivy Style

Ivy likes to pick out her own clothes. What inspired this outfit I will never know. She didn't sleep in those pj's that was a clean addition to the outfit. Only answer I got from her was that she was cold.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Time well spent?

I was about to ask them to go clean their rooms...but they are not fighting and they are watching a show on bugs, NOT Sponge Bob, SO I think I will wait until they start fighting to push the issue.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rock and Roll Party

Cousin Tyler had his 11th birthday party today and we had a wonderful time. At the end of the party the kids got "tattoos" to complete the look.

Here are Izaac's tattoos. Ivy fell asleep so her photos will come later.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Grass Fire

Today as we were heading to the store we ran into a grass fire on El Dorado an the 45 feeder. All I could get a picture of was the road block. But when I got by I could see how big it was. The smoke was slowing down traffic both directions on 45.

A vivid memory from my childhood was a prayer from the alter at a church in New Brunsfuls. They were praying for rain. I remember finding that strange at the time because what kid wants rain while you are on vacation tubing ....but I also remember bumping my butt on the rocks that year, and having to pick up the tube and walk when we should have been floating.

Now as an adult I understand the prayer as a congregation and hope today the Lord is hearing the many prayers that I am sure are being said across our drought stricken area.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First craft project of the summer.

So if you know Ivy well you know she loves little things. I have seen many projects that show travel doll houses in Altoids boxes ...exactly what Ivy would love! Only problem was that they used materials that I am not good at using soooooo with a little design help from a web site called made by Joel, I just adapted all the ideas to the medium I'm good with.

I'm not done but I thought I would post the beginning stages.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Two random places we found the mouse. Unfortunately the capades are over because the mouse got lost during his last adventure to a friends house:-(

Monday, June 13, 2011


Last week Izaac asked to eat at that place that has baseball pancakes ...Denny's.  We didn't make it last week so we made sure to do it first thing this week.

Friday, June 10, 2011


This was Ivy's first trip to get her nails done. I let her pick her own color ...I would have guessed she would have picked pink, but she choose silver sparkles instead. She said she felt like a princess,  so I guess we will be doing this again.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's summer so it's okay right.

At least they are getting along:-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I can stay up all night!

Izaac made a proclamation that now that it is summer, he can stay up all night.

Good luck with that baby!

Blog Goal

I have been really bad about updating my I am going to see if I can try and post something every day for the summer. Might have to post from my phone, but at
least if I do it that way I can get a picture on the blog right away. This post does not count;-)