Sunday, March 30, 2008
Question: If you had $100, what would you do?
Olivia: I'd give it to church.
McIver: I'd buy a rabbit . . . and a cage.
Question: If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
Olivia: Water, food and snacks. (A girl after her mother's heart!)
McIver: Well, I'll need a rope so you can climb a hill so you don't get hurt. And food and snacks to make my pirate recipe.
Question: What kind of birthday party would you want if your birthday is next week?
Olivia: Oh, that's easy! Hannah Montana!
We went through most of the questions tonight so I'm going to have to get busy thinking up new questions tomorrow. Of course, some of the questions will be good for every day . . . What nice thing did you do for someone today? What nice thing did someone do for you today? If you have any suggestions, let me know!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I found these SpiderMan sweat bands in Target's $1 section yesterday and couldn't resist. McIver wore them most of the afternoon (since he had worn one of O's headbands yesterday afternoon, this was certainly the more preferable of the two options!).
Abby had time for a quick picture between innings.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Will met us at the club for lunch after his (very early) round of golf. McIver was glad to see his dad to show him his find - the dead crab.
GranGran tried hard to be impressed with the dead crab.
In case you're wondering, the dead crab made it all the way back to Houston in a ziploc bag sealed with duct tape in my pocketbook. We weren't sure he'd make it through security, but apparently a dead crustacean does not cause any sort of security concern. The crab has been named "Crabby" and has made the rounds at school in McIver's magnifying cup. He's starting to smell, so I think we're going to lose him soon (meaning, I'll toss him in the trash when McIver's not looking!).
Here are 2 mamas with 2 precious girls! Olivia loved playing 'big sister' to Amelia all week long.
All that was left of McIver after the candy consumption...
Amelia surprised everyone, I think, by not being the least bit fazed by the Easter Bunny. Olivia knew it was just 'a person dressed in a costume' but McIver would have NONE of it - until lunch when the Bunny came around with a basket full of goodies.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
She did hang tough just long enough for us to go to the livestock arena so McIver could pet the rabbits. Earlier in this morning, he was trying to convince me that he needed and could take care of a rabbit.
Me: McIver, who in the world would take care of the bunny while we're out of town next week?
McIver: (rolling his eyes) But, Mommy, did you know that we can take the bunny on the airplane?
I was glad that I watched the weather this morning and knew that it would be H-O-T - like 86 degrees worth of hot - and I thought this was SPRING Break. Apparently, Houston gets about 6 days of spring, then we head straight into summer.
Anyway, the kids loved riding the train from one of the medical center parking garages down to Reliant Center where the Rodeo/Carnival/Livestock show is held. Our first stop was to say hello to some sheep. They would later be used for Mutton Busting - some sort of race where children ride on the sheep. We never got to see it, but I bet it's pretty funny.
Mae opted out of this ride the first time around. This was the one ride that made my heart skip a beat once I saw it in motion. By then, though, it was too late, and both Olivia and McIver were laughing their heads off and having a great time.
Lana and I especially liked the rides when all 3 children could ride in the same car. The pirate ride was one of them - ahoy matey!
We took a much-needed break for ice cream and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This would be me, thoroughly enjoying myself. It doesn't matter which song it was b/c I loved them both!
And, so did Gay!
It was definitely a special day we will all remember forever.
Hannah Rocked the Show - some parts were very Disney-esque, but it was a great time!
Olivia wasn't so into the dancing, but she belted out every word she knew!
Abby was singing AND dancing!
The obligatory picture of children and a rodeo boot. We have this same picture with various poses/children/rodeo outfits from each year that we've been to the rodeo.
If you're going to enjoy 2+ hours of rodeo action (seriously - bareback Bronco riding, saddle bronco riding, bull riding, calf roping, team calf-roping, FFA calf scramble and 2 rounds of chuck wagon racing!), you'd better have sustenance. For me and Gay, that meant beer. For the girls, that meant whatever they asked for - we started with cotton candy, then on to a pretzel, popcorn and as many trips to the bathroom as they wished.
Gay & I really had just as much fun as the girls, but we decided against spending all that money on the souvenirs. We'll just blog about it for memory's sake.
We didn't get home yesterday 'afternoon' until almost 6:30. Since it still felt like afternoon, and looked like it, the kids played in the backyard until they were so hungry they started nibbling on their fingers. It wasn't easy to get them to come inside, but I convinced them that it was necessary or else they (and I!) would be BEARS this morning when we were still having to wake up to the darkness.
Will finally was able to get home at a decent hour - and because of the time change, he and the kids were able to enjoy some QT in the backyard. They even took Murphy for a walk. And, yes, Olivia is STILL wearing her Hannah Montana tshirt from Sunday's concert (and, no, she has not taken it off long enough for me to wash it yet!).
Monday, March 10, 2008
Rest assured that a good time was had by all four of us (Olivia, Abigail, Gay & me). Olivia will not soon forget her first concert ever . . . Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - The Best of Both Worlds Tour. I am certainly in the running for Mom of the Year - or at least Mom of the Moment!
Gay took her camera so I could leave my big heavy one at home. We've got lots of pictures to share, but it will take a day or so to go through them all. I know you're on pins and needles!