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.

More cute pics from Megan...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Uncharted territory...

The Stovall's are headed into uncharted territory. Prestley was a climber. She climbed and jumped off everything. We called her monkey because she used her feet like a monkey would to eat, play, climb, etc. The one thing that Prestley never did was climb out of her crib. We just got super lucky. We transitioned her to a twin bed a few weeks after her 2nd birthday and she never got out of her bed. She would go to sleep and wake up and just sit there calling me until I came in to get her. To this day, she will still sit in her bed and call for me. I have to tell her all the time, if you need something, get out of your bed and come talk to me, don't just sit in there and scream for me because you'll wake up your sister. It's gotten much better but we are still working on it.

We aren't going to be so lucky with Hudsyn. She makes anything Prestley ever did look like child's play. I mean Prestley was fearless so that's saying something.

So as some of you may have read on Facebook, my Saturday morning started around 4:45am. Prestley decided she wanted to come sleep in my bed, so she sat in there calling for I went to get her. And for the record, there is NO sleeping if Prestley is in the bed with you. She is a wild sleeper and on top of that has to be laying RIGHT on top of me. I layed there for what seemed forever trying to go back to sleep and just as I start drifting back off, Chris's alarm starts going off. He decided to play tennis at the crack of dawn. Prestley thinks this means SHE can also get up. So I ask him to get her settled watching cartoons before he leaves so I could try to get a few more minutes of sleep. Right as he is about to leave and I'm about to shut my eyes, I hear Hudsyn's sound machine go off in her room through the monitor. So at this point, I'm thinking you have got to be kidding me. See the day before, Hudsyn escaped from her crib for the first time. I was hoping and praying that it was a one time thing. I call him back in and we go to Hudsyn's room to investigate and she's just walking around her room. Sooooo, it was time to get up. This all happened before 6:45am.

Later that day, Chris and I were discussing if we should go ahead and convert her crib or not. We ran an experiment to see exactly how she was getting out of her crib, how easy it was for her, etc. to help us decide. After watching, it was pretty clear what we needed to do.

So Sunday night we converted her crib and she was so excited. I wasn't sure how it would go but I'm happy to report, she slept in her big girl bed all night long and did not get up. She was still in her bed this morning when we went in to get her. I know it isn't going to last, but night one was a success! I took a picture of her getting ready to go to sleep and Prestley insisted on getting in the photo and Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Front Pooch????

It's me again! I really hadn't planned on posting today but I've got something too funny not to share. So, last night I was making myself some crystal light and Prestley asked what I was making. I told her it was fruit punch. She wanted some and I told her no because it was a diet drink and probably not good for little kids. I continued cooking dinner and a little later she asked again if she could have a drink, which prompted my video. When Prestley was younger we used to catch moments like these all the time, where she wouldn't really know the name of something and Fruity Pebbles would become Frugal Pillows, anyone remember that? Anyway, those moments are few and far between these days because she's 4 and all grown up :)

So being the good mom that I am, the rest of the conversation went something like this... Baby, trust me, you do not want any front pooch! hehehe Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Getting out of the house!

So since having surgery I haven't been out of the house, except to pick my kids up. On top of my bruised face and healing mouth, I *think* I've also had some sort of stomach virus. It's been a lot of fun around here, let me tell you. So what better way to make my tummy feel better than dinner at CiCi's :) I know, probably not the best idea but we all needed to get out of the house and with all my eating restrictions and the kids, it just seemed like the best option.

Dinner out with the kids usually consists of us threatening Prestley the whole time to eat her food, to stop pouring out the salt and pepper, to leave the pink packets alone, repeating please don't scream, put the knive down, trying to keep Hudsyn from licking the table and chairs, throwing food in the floor or on the people next to get the idea, it can be a beating! Last night was no exception, but I love my family and love being able to spend time together.

Prestley maybe had two bites of her food. Hudsyn, however, made up for both of them. Poor girl must have been She ate a plate of pasta, several pieces of pizza and bread, was pulling food off of our plates, and then daddy came to the table with dessert. Hudsyn started trying to grab it off his plate and repeated, I want cake, I want cake, I want cake, over and over and over, even after I stopped filming. She eventually got "cake." It was actually a brownie. You can't tell how funny it was in the video but Chris was nearly choking on his food from laughing so hard. What's also funny is that in the beginning of the video, Prestley asks me if I'm still on a diet :)

Megan also got a few sweet pictures of the girls today. I seriously don't know how she does it. No one but her can get them to take a decent picture. She's the baby/camera whisperer.

Sooo sweet!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hudsyn and Chula

So, here I am two days in a row! Diana, your videos always make me feel like I'm there with you. I love being able to take part in little pieces of your days. So I'm going to TRY and post more videos of the girls. You have inspired me :) XOXO

So, since my face is still bruised up and I don't feel comfortable going out in public yet (I can only imagine what people probably think) Chris took my turn at gymnastics with Prestley. Have I mentioned how awesome my husband is. Seriously, it's kind of ridiculous. I'm a lucky girl. Anyway, I let Hudsyn stay up a little later than normal (her bedtime is 6:30pm) so she could torture our dog Chula. Basically, she screams and kicks at her and laughs hysterically. By the time I got my phone to start recording, the really good stuff was over because that's always what happens. My life would be so dull and boring without the high pitched screams of little girls. You can imagine what it's like when Prestley and Hudsyn are both going at it. Oh...and ignore General Hospital on in the background. Yes, I watch General Hospital and have since I was a kid. I usually try not to watch it in front of the kids but Hudsyn was too busy to notice it was on. ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Playing catch up...

So I'm a horrible blogger, I'm ok with that. I post the important stuff on FB or at least I try. I thought I'd do a little catching up and let everyone know what we've been up to lately. These are all iPhone pics so they aren't the best quality but it's better than nothing. These events are not in order either...but are all recent events.

I had lunch with some high school buddies and their kiddos. So fun to see all of us grown up with families of our own now. These were my attempts to get all the kids together for a photo.

I had my gums grafted. This is what is left after almost a week. I am so grateful for my awesome husband, friends and family who took care of me and the kids while I recovered. We hit a few bumps in the road that we weren't prepared for with the surgery that took me completely out of commission for a while. My hubby totally rocked!

When mom isn't feeling good, we get away with doing crazy stuff like I'm a total clean freak and the sight of playdoh or paint makes my skin crawl but I was not in my right mind so we painted and ate ice cream in the garage one night.

We threw a complete tantrum when mom tried to put me in the carseat and drive home. We screamed the whole way home. Then insisted we be buckled into this said carseat once we got home and mom brought it in from the car to make some adjustments. Apparently, she only hates it if it's in the

We played with our daddy. I have a lot of cool pictures and videos of the kids playing with their daddy but because they are mostly first thing in the morning or late in the evening, daddy is often shirtless and vetoed the pictures from being published :)

Someone's little sister who shall remain nameless gave her a black eye :(

Megan took BFF pics for us. Check out those apples. She comes up with the cutest ideas.

Our "baby" got really fast and started climbing up the playset and sliding down on her own before mom or dad could catch her. She is really fast, let me tell you. And if she sees you running after her, she gets this super human speed and is GONE! This kid climbs and jumps off everything which usually results in daily heart attacks. Just ask Allison, you turn your head for one second and she'll be standing on your dining room table.

We had sleepovers with our beastie.

And we got flu shots.

I think that pretty much catches us up for a while :)