Monday, November 7, 2011

The Weekend...

Friday nights are family nights and this one included roasting marshmallows, movies and pulling out the couch bed. It was like 75 degrees in our house but we opened the windows, turned on the air and had a fire anyway because that's how we roll. We had the chocolate marshmallows and boy are they good!

Hudsyn roasting her very first marshmallow.

On Saturday, we attended 3 birthday celebrations with one for my niece being at our house. It was just a small family thing. Prestley really enjoyed spending time with her cousin. She doesn't get to see her often enough. They are so cute together. We were on the go most of the day so I really didn't get any pictures.

Saturday night, after all the festivities, Chris went to play poker and a few of my friends brought their kids over to hang out a while. After everyone left, I was getting ready to get in bed when something really strange happened. All the lights were off and I was leaning over on the bed trying to plug my phone into the charger when I felt the bed start shaking. I thought Prestley might have snuck back into the room and climbed up on it but it wasn't her. I stood up and felt kind of disoriented and thought for a second, I must be going crazy. I got into bed and a few seconds later my phone starts ringing. It was my brother in law asking if I just felt the earthquake. Yes, EARTHQUAKE!!!! Holy, cow! Yes, I felt it but I thought I was crazy. Turns out I wasn't. I immediately called Chris and told him to get home because I was freaked out by it. It really was the strangest feeling and I hope we don't have any more.

On Sunday, we got up and got ready for church. Ignore the picture of me, but if you look in the background, you'll see someone stealing my shoes.

She's making a fashion statement!

After church, we met 30, yes 30, of the Stovall clan at El Chico in Town East mall for lunch and that's not even half of There was a pet shop across from the restaurant that the kids hung out at to kill time. We got more than we bargained for when they left with some sort of bugs on them. We still aren't sure what they were but we found at least 4 different looking tiny little bugs crawling on Prestley's back. She was complaining of being itchy and scratching herself until she bled. On the way home we pulled the van over and took all her clothes off and started inspecting and that's when we saw the bugs. I hate any kind of bugs so of course I'm freaking out. We all go home and immediately strip down. We all took showers, washed our clothes, vacuumed out the van, vacuumed the whole house and I'm still itching just thinking about it. Hopefully, we got rid of whatever it was.

After that fiasco, we had our small group bible study. On the way there, I noticed something stuck on the back of the drivers seat. We find toys and animals stuck in the weirdest places. My kids are crazy. After small group, we headed home and hit the sack. It was a long and busy weekend.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Prestley's got moves

She obviously got all her good moves from her momma :)Hudsyn is in the background doing her normal "cheese" because she sees the camera. Toward the end, you can also hear Hudsyn sing laaaa, la la la laaaa la. She goes around singing that song all the time. Prestley does this crazy contortionist move where she goes down to the floor with her said that's called the drop it. She's so funny!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New pictures from Megan Clark Photography

You know what's awesome??? Having a babysitter that's a photograher :) We wouldn't have many pictures without her. Thanks, Megan!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Princess brunch & Disney's Three Classic Fairy Tales Live

This past Sunday I got to stay home and watch football while Chris was sipping tea at a princess brunch lol. The Wylie rec center hosted a daddy daughter princess brunch and then took them to see Disney's Three Classic Fairy Tales Live. Prestley got to dress up and they had so much fun. Hudsyn was too young but I let her dress up like a princess too :) I wish I had some video from the brunch. They ate, did crafts, and had a father/daughter dance. It was really special. Chris said the show was really good as well so if it comes to your town and you have a little girl, go see it!

This last one is just a picture of a picture that they took there. It was too cute not to post.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Enjoying the cooler weather

We took a little time out to play outside before dinner. Hudsyn cracks me up. Everytime she sees a camera she says cheese real loud and holds her cheese face until you take the picture.

Hudsyn can climb up and slide all by herself but she hasn't learned how to put her feet down so she crash lands every time :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rainforest Cafe and Aquarium

I will say that if we ever want to make Hudsyn behave, all we have to do is take her to the Rainforest Cafe. She was terrifed. Everytime the monkey's would start she'd clench on to us and start shaking. She sat so still the entire time. I didn't get any good pictures because we were carrying around a bunch of stuff plus our kids so it wasn't that easy.

We also rode in a little carriage on the carousal where Prestley cut her elbow on some areas that were missing buttons. She wanted everyone to know that she was REALLY hurt and She asked me if I could make her a card with her name on it that said she was sick only she wasn't sick, she just had a boo boo. The things she comes up with crack me up. And Hudsyn gave her usual extreme CHEESE face.

We had a fun filled weekend. Go RANGERS!

Chuck E Cheese

We went to a birthday party at Check E Cheese and the birthday girl was scared. So of course Prestley offered to be the replacement birthday girl. She blew out the candles and She also got to go in the ticket machine. Prestley and Hudsyn both had a great time, I don't know that I can say the same for the birthday girl :)

Kiddie Coop

Every month our small group does a kiddie coop. Basically, it's one night a month that you are guaranteed a free babysitter for a date night or whatever you choose to do. It's from 6:30pm to 11:00pm on a Friday. We take turns keeping the kids and October was our month. There are usually between 7-8 kids but several of them couldn't make it so we lucked out and only had two. Well with our kids, four total. So I decided to make it a Halloween theme. We ate Jack O' Lantern pizza, had Halloween cookies, decorated pumpkins, made BOO buckets, went BOO'ing, and ended the night with some Halloween Dora. And even though we only had two extra kids, it felt like 50 because they were

For those of you that don't know what BOO'ing is... you put some Halloween treats together along with a little note that explains what it is on two people's doorstep, ring the bell and run. You've been BOOed. Then they are supposed to go BOO two people and it's supposed to go around the whole neighborhood. Sometime it catches on and sometimes it doesn't but it still feels good to do something nice for people. And it's FUN! The kids helped put together the buckets and were so excited to go until they actually had to go up to the door. They were all scared. It was hilarious.

State Fair of Texas

We took a day off work and met some friends at the fair. It was pouring down rain but we were determined to make it work since we promised the kids and already had the day off. We had to take cover for about 10 minutes after we got there but then the sun came out and it ended up being a beautiful day. The kids had a great time. This was our first time to go during the week and I must say it's the way to go. It was way less crowded and hectic. We just can't ever find the time to do everything before we are all exhausted. You really need more than one day at the fair to get it all in. These are a few of the things we did.

Prestley feeding the animals at the petting zoo. Hudsyn didn't want to go near them.

You can't forget about Big Tex.

Fried bubblegum. It's not really bubblegum, just bubblegum flavored. It was YUMMY!

Hudsyn rode one ride and was fine until it started moving. She freaked out a little but then decided she liked it. She started clapping when it was over.

This was Little Hands on the Farm. They get to go around and work on a farm and then collect money (fake of course) to buy something from the store. It was really cute watching Hudsyn try to be one of the big kids.