Thursday, February 26, 2009

Music Makers

Cole's preschool hosts "Music Maker" every year so that the parents may attend music class and see some special songs. Here is a little video of Cole using rhythm sticks. As you can see, the boy does have some rhythm...

video

Cole loves Music and most especially his teacher, Mrs. Crawford. So he was very happy to show off his moves.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Play ball!


We're officially a two-athlete family now. For the first time, Cole is playing on a team of his own and we're dividing our time between the two boys' activities. Cole is playing t-ball and Shayne is his coach. Travis decided that he wanted to play soccer again. So tonight marked the first night of many that Shayne and I went to two different sports fields for practice. This is the start of a new era for us. We're hoping their game schedules don't conflict.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

80's Party

My friend Ginger threw an 80's themed birthday party on Saturday night. What a great time we all had putting together our outfits! Shayne and I found a great website with 80s t-shirts and got these two from Sixteen Candles and Karate Kid. And the accessories were easy to find as all the stores are carrying this stuff...I can't believe it's come back again!

We had our babysitter take a few pics before we left. She got quite a kick out of our getups...

Shayne with the 80s style redneck mullet!
He had the best hair of the night!

I tried to crimp my hair, but it didn't take very well. I can't believe anyone ever did that on purpose. Our boys didn't really know what to think of us looking like this. Travis in particular didn't really like my shirt. I don't think he liked the idea of me loving anyone else besides Shayne. But we told him it wasn't a real person...just a character from a movie.

The birthday girl, Ginger with her preppie man, Trey.
Thanks for a great party, you guys!
We had a blast.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Literature Day

Today was Literature Day at Travis' school. The children got to dress in the costume of their favorite character from a book. For many reasons, not the least of which was simplicity, we chose to go with The Cat in the Hat...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Addressing Valentines

This year's choices are...
Scooby Doo for Travis
and...
"Cars" Lightning McQueen for Cole

Monday, February 9, 2009

Extreme Half-Bath Makeover

I was itching for some change and with limited funds and even less time, I thought it best to tackle the smallest room in the house: the half-bath downstairs.

Before...
And after...

Before...

And after...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Extreme Fun

Cole and I joined some friends at an indoor playplace called, Extreme Fun today. I think Cole agreed it was aptly named. Only one small problem...the foam pit ate his socks right off his feet. After digging for them for a bit, I decided we were better off without them than to dig any further...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My 34th (Surprise) Birthday

Happy birthday to me!
Shayne really outdid himself this year and planned a great surprise party for me downtown. All I knew for weeks was that he'd arranged for the boys to stay all night with my aunt and we were going "somewhere." Later I learned he had a hotel room at the Hilton downtown and we were going "out." Well that's a treat in itself...a night out with no responsibility! But what I didn't know was that he'd conspired for weeks with some of my best friends to make a big party of it!
At the Iron Cactus
Jessica, Julie, Mindy, me and Ginger
We had dinner at the Iron Cactus (yummy), and then had tickets to Esther's Follies (hilarious), then headed on down to Pete's Piano bar to sing away the rest of the night. Thank goodness the Hilton was only blocks off of 6th street! Shayne gets "Husband of the Year" award for this one! I'm so blessed to have the best husband and the best friends in the world.