Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Last night we carved pumpkins. The kids were all gung-ho about helping until they actually got their hands dirty, then I was pretty much on my own.

Jasmine picked out the spider pattern to be carved. I think it turned out pretty good for me not following the directions. I totally skipped the step where you are suppose to trace the pattern onto the pumpkin and started cutting through the paper and thinking to myself, how are you suppose to know where to meet the incision w/ this paper in the way..........DUH!!! Oh well, this was our first year to use a 'kit' and we're happy w/ the results.

We are going to my grandmother's church tonight for Trunk or Treat, should be fun.

Say It Isn't So...

Welp, soccer season is officially over. Jasmine did much better this season and played in all the games except the first one. She had a great coaching team this year. We didn't find out until the last practice, but her coach is a police officer. At the last practice he wore his uniform and drove the squad car. The kids were soo impressed. They also brought cupcakes and juice for the girls and got each of them a super-cute soccer necklace.

Monday was awards night where the girl's were presented their trophies - which Jasmine ended up breaking in record time (no worries, nothing a little super glue won't fix).

She had a lot of fun this year and told me she wants to play next season, but only until she is 6. After she is 6, she doesn't want to play soccer anymore. Not sure of the reasoning, but she has her mind made up. We'll see how it plays out.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall Festival...Cash's 3rd Birthday Party

This weekend was packed full for us. Friday Cash and I shopped for Birthday Party supplies during the day. He is growing into such a little man. We were at Wal*Mart and he informed me he wanted to walk. Thinking to myself *oh,no-this could get ugly* (for those of you who don't know, Cash runs EVERYWHERE) but was pleasantly surprised when he stayed with me the entire trip and I only found a few stray items in the basket while unloading. After Wal*Mart we headed to Party City, which was a nightmare. It just didn't compute until I couldn't find a parking splace that not only is it Cash's birthday weekend, but the weekend before Halloween and Party City is Halloween Headquarters. The back of the store was completely off limits so when needing to go to a different isle we either had to backup or turn the basket around and go back the way we came. After making our selections I found the line reached from one end of the store to another, and only then did I realize I forgot the pinata I couldn't find someone to help me get down. So while in line, as a worker passed, I snagged him and asked if he could bring me a Superman pinata - he came back w/ Strawberry Shortcake poor guy.

That evening was our Fall Festival at church. We didn't stay long due to the fact that the lines were averaging about 30-45 minutes each(from what we could tell)and for a 3 and 5 year old, that is just not happening at least not our kids. We stood in line for a pony ride for about 30 minutes before Jasmine decided the wait was not worth the end result and hopped out of line. Cash did play some of the toddler games and Jasmine lucked out on one of the bounce house slides and was 3rd in line.

Saturday was Cash's 3rd Birthday and his Party. We had a Superhero-Costume party and the kids had lots of fun. I made the below 'cake' (Jasmine kept correcting me that it was not a cake, but cupcakes). We also had a Superman pinata, which the kids thoroughly enjoyed and was fun watching them try to break into it.

Now Jasmine is one who LOVES to dress up, so this is all Cash knows. His Superman costume from last year was worn completely out-I'm talking seams busted and riding so high in the crotch it just could not be comfortable, yet he still wanted to wear it everyday. I am happy to say we should be good this next year. Not only does he have his Batman costume, but he also received a Prince Charming and a Darth Vader (which he totally digs).

I'll try to post a better Prince Charming later, this was all he was willing to give the other night .

I have a few other things to post, but figured this is enough for one entry.....Ciao

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We've Been Busy

OK, for those of you wondering if we REALLY live in the country, this is what we saw when we looked out our back door Saturday morning.

Yep, one of the neighbor's cows keeps busting through the fence to graze. Guess he believe the 'ol saying, 'grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.'

Saturday was a fun-filled day for our family. It started w/ a pancake breakfast at Jasmine's soccer game - she plays on our church's league and the disaster relief team got in some practice on serving a large number of people efficiently. So we got to the field's a little early for pancakes and sausage.

Then we headed to my company picnic at the Ranch. It happens every October and we have been going since Jasmine was in a stroller. LOTS of fun. Here are some pics.

The kid's went home with Gramma for a few hours while Joe and I went to the State Fair of Texas and enjoyed corny dogs, ice cream and the band Third Day. We had an awesome time and were able to get pretty close to the stage. It ROCKED!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Zoo Field Trip

Friday, October 19, 2007

Here I Am....

Did you think I had fallen off the face of the Earth.....
Funny how some weeks everything I do I think I need to blog about it. Then some weeks when I think about blogging, it's just something don't care about doing.

So lots has happened, but I don't want to type a super long blog so I'll give you the Cliff's notes version (and a few pictures).

Last week was Jasmine's class field trip to the Zoo and Fun Friday (first Friday after end of 6 weeks). Kid's bring money for popcorn and juice. I went to help make popcorn and to tell the truth was a bit nauseous from the smell after 3 hours of popping popcorn. **zoo pictures at end of blog**

Jasmine's soccer game was late Saturday and right in the middle of Cash's nap time. Joe was working so I had to go it alone. The bleachers were not working for us, so finally I sat on the ground next to the girl's and had him sit in my lap for the game (while I had to keep him in a bear hug).

Saturday night I was able to break away for a few hours and meet w/ some ladies from my Sunday School class. We snacked, talked and played Pictionary....good times.

Sunday we had a Bday lunch at Gram's for ME and the kid's had a grand ol time running and playing with their cousins.

Tuesday I completely forgot about soccer practice. Came home, chilled outside a bit while the kid's played, started dinner and just about the time practice started it hit me! Oh well, maybe I'll have it more together next week (our LAST practice)! Oh, and my dad called to tell me he had been bitten by a copperhead snake (my worst nightmare). He is fine, but bite area is still swollen and gives him some pain.

Wednesday was my birthday - yippee - . We went to some friend's house where they had one of the big chocolate chip cookies, YUM!

Last night was Parent-Teacher conference for the first 6 weeks. Jasmine is doing better at school, but does have occasional relapses (like Wednesday, she did NOT have a good day Wednesday). She has two GREENS this week and we are very proud of her progress.

AND, this weekend I am soooo excited. Tomorrow Joe and I are going to the State Fair to see Third Day. Can't wait. Blog you later!!

**OK, so maybe I won't post pictures of the Zoo field trip. For some reason Blogger is not cooperating with me this morning. I'll try to post later.**

Friday, October 05, 2007

Another Picture

I meant to post this picture post before last, but I was in a big rush and overlooked it. At Jasmine's soccer games it takes all I have to keep Cash on the sidelines until halftime. As soon as the whistle blows I throw his ball onto the field and he runs up and down until it's time for the girl's to get back out there. He is great at dribbling the ball! Sad thing is he won't be old enough to play himself for two more seasons. It will be Spring 2009 before he is eligible....don't think that is going to set well with him. He is more than ready NOW!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Green is Good

Guess who had another GREEN day.....

Sunday after AWANA she wanted McDonald's. I told her next time she comes home w/ green we would go straight to McD's for dinner (should have thought of that reward sooner, because we very rarely go out to eat). She has really grown recently and not just regarding behavior, she almost doesn't even look like the same child to me lately. Lots of transformations going on!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Whoa Nelly....

We've been super duper busy....and still am. Here are pics from our weekend

Jasmine played in her game Saturday and even kicked the ball a couple of times....and of course stopped to pose for a picture occasionally

Chillin at the playground w/ a snack after the game

Impromptu jam session in Cash's room

Western night at AWANA's

That's about all I got. Thanks for all of your prayers the past few weeks, we can see God moving in so many different ways in our life right now. Truly Blessed! Gotta Dash....

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