Saturday, March 26, 2011

Donuts with Dad

Tyson has been so EXCITED the last few weeks while he prepared for "Donuts with Dad" at school. He drew several portraits and wrote some special things for Paul. So when Friday morning finally rolled around he was on cloud nine. Paul said it was a touching and he had to hold back some tears as the kids read the famous "Walk with me Daddy" poem.

One thing I love about this picture is that Tyson has at least half a donut stuffed inside those cheeks.

Lacrosse 101

When a friend of Tyson's asked him to play Lacrosse, we thought "Sure. Why not? What's Lacrosse?" We want to expose him to as many different activities as possible till he find something he's really passionate about. So we are now members of Edmond Lacrosse Little Scoopers program. I was concerned at first when I found out they had to wear mouth pieces and protective eyewear, but it's "no contact" till 3rd grade. So far it's been pretty fun. He's had two skills practices and still two more to go before they start the games. Tyson really seems to enjoy the throwing and catching with the stick and he loves running and cradling the ball. Paul is also learning the lacrosse basics by volunteering to help the coach.

They start each practice by running a lap with their stick then doing some warm up drills. It's pretty cute to watch.

Em starts gymnastics next week, we're hoping for an equally successful first time experience.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Flat Stanley's STAYcation

Last summer I introduced Tyson to the Adventures of Flat Stanley books. He was instantly sold on this series about a little boy who had become flattened like a postcard and his many travels and adventures. Tyson's class created their own personal "Flat Stanley." Then their spring break assignment was to take Stanley with them and include him in their plans. Which explains why all of the pictures I took over spring break had Tyson holding a "paper doll," as my sister put it. The second part of their homework assignment was to take pictures, and display them in a way they could present them to the class.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Me and the animals

Thursday I took the kids to the zoo (along with the rest of Oklahoma City). Tyson invited his friend Anna who lives behind us and Sherri, Sam and the girls came too. We figured it would be crowded so we got there a little after it opened at 9 and we were leaving by 12:30. It was so much fun. I think the most fun for me was watching Tyson play with his friend and seeing the joy on their faces as they ran around. I can't believe Tyson is already at the age where he wants to have friends come on outings with us. Where has the time gone? Anna is in Tyson's class and she too has a "Flat Stanley" that came along to the zoo with us.

It's nice to see other little mouths that look just like Tyson's. New teeth, no baby tooth, one big tooth. I love it!

My pretty girl rockin the baseball hat!!!!

She LOVED these goats. I think the petting zoo was by far her favorite part of the zoo.

Little Savannah liked feeding the goats too!

After we left the zoo I took the kids to eat lunch at Subway then we followed that up with a trip to Orange Leaf for dessert What a great day!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Channeling their inner artist

As Spring Break week continues the kids and I continue our journey of checking out things to do in Oklahoma. Yesterday we went to Unpluggits, an arts and craft studio. The kids totally enjoyed themselves, they painted, stamped and created art.

All I can say is thank goodness for art smocks. Emerson was covered in NON-WASHABLE paint. But I do think we will be making a few return visits.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Royalty eats ice cream too......

There are no words.

Long Weekend with GOOD Friends

This weekend we were lucky enough to have the Kleiber Family come visit and stay with us for a few days and the smiles on these kids faces says it ALL!!! We had a relaxing time showing them a few "Oklahoma" family hot spots and basically just letting the kids PLAY all day.

We had to take them to Pops, everyone needs their own six pack of fancy colored, high fructose corn syrup flavored soda pops.

Friends forever!

After Pops we went to Bricktown to have dinner at Toby Keith's Restaurant. The tailgate benches were a HUGE hit.

Poor Jules! Kinley was immediately fascinated with her and her four paws.

We finished that evening off with root beer floats before bed.

The science museum was also a hit with the kids. Unfortunately all of Oklahoma and their mothers were there too but the kids still managed to have a great time.

We ended the visit by grilling some burgers and hotdogs in the backyard. Oh yeah......and a little spying on the neighbors.

Now the final event of the evening was not photographed but involved 4 adults, some wine and a very intense Bachelor finale. GOOD TIMES all the way around!!!!

***You may have noticed Tyson holding a large paper boy doll in most pictures. That is Flat Stanley. Don't worry, he will get his own post and you will find out all about him and why he seemed to keep showing up in pictures.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Cross Timbers!

Tyson came home yesterday from school all upset because the music teacher was going to make them wear make-up for the music program. And according to Tyson, "that was for girls." We had a long discussion about "stage make-up," I explained to him that stage make-up was different from the kind of make-up Mommy wears. Today after his dress rehearsal he was on board. He was pretty excited for his music program. And it was so stinkin CUTE!!!!

Can I just tell you how proud I was of my Buddy. Not only did he sing at his program but he also danced. This is HUGE for Tyson! He is so reserved and serious, so to see him up on stage doing choreographed moves was pretty jaw dropping. I totally teared up when the curtain opened.

(how cute is that backdrop?) Me and about six other moms worked on it last week. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Love my chickies!