Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The girls have gotten into making mud pies over the last few weeks. And with Drew refusing to nap today, he and I ventured out this afternoon to investigate the pie making shenanigans!
Turns out the girls are pretty mud pie makers! And they were pretty patient with Drew and his mud flinging. Needless to say, they all had showers/baths before dinner and had worked hard enough baking they were in bed by 7:30!
Monday, November 28, 2016
One of the biggest reasons we took off to Amarillo for Thanksgiving was so that we could help celebrate Grandpa Herb's 90th birthday. We helped Naggy & Aunt Beverly get things decorated for Grandpa's party, then met the rest of the extended family at Rudy's BBQ for lunch.
After lunch, it was time to celebrate with cake and ice cream! Grandpa is doing really great! We enjoyed getting to spend time with him and help him celebrate. Pretty sure Grandpa can't deny that Keith belongs to him! Ha! Excuse Drew's somber expression, he had just woken up from a nap.
While the big ppl were visiting, the kids made use of the hallways at the church bldg. With Uncle Kevin's help, Drew figured out how the water fountains worked and thought it was great fun to help everyone get a drink!
We had the last flight coming back to Dallas which made for a late night. But with the girls having school on Monday, we needed to get home to prepare for the week. We sure enjoyed our time in Amarillo and are so thankful for getting to spend part of the week with Naggy and Pappy!
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Drew did great on his second trip in an airplane. I had the girls sit on either side of me b/c I had no desire to nurse Drew with a stranger on one side! :) Drew was pretty pumped, I guess he fed of the energy of his sisters. Even though it was after 2 when we got to Amarillo, he had yet to nap. He usually naps around noon. So it didn't take long for him to conk out in the car!
We started things off with a bang and went straight from the airport to the mall to help Naggy pick her angel tree kid and of coarse, help her shop! Santa was already at the mall, but staying true to our past the girls were not the least bit interested in seeing him.
Shopping done, we were off to Rosa's for an early dinner. Drew was pretty entranced with the tortilla maker.
Between visiting, eating and sleeping we also managed to squeeze in a Christmas craft...these are gonna end up as part of a gift for someone special! We sure were thankful Naggy had a well stocked craft closet!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Keith really would love for Drew to wear hats - especially his Texas Ranger hat. But Drew is not interested and if you put something on his head he will quickly reach up and take it off. He also enjoys taking off everyone elses hats from their heads! :) We went to Alto Tuesday to take the dogs to the vet and pick up sisters from Grammy and Pa's. Logan was there too and had left his hat on the couch. Without prompting, Drew picked it up and put it on his head. The look on his face said, "Think Logan will notice his hat is missing?" Ha! It didn't stay on his head long though, he pulled it off and proceeded to play peek a boo with Pa with it.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Isn't there a card somewhere about the naughty and nice list...Drew must think he's on the naughty list!
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Drew was quite disappointed he couldn't help unwrap all the gifts, so Pa helped keep him entertained with Grammy's phone.
We enjoyed our family time and it was the first time we had gotten to see Andy and Michelle's new house. We stayed in a hotel just up the road so we could do our cousin pictures first thing in the morning. The girls were pretty stoked to stay with Grammy in her room!
Saturday, November 19, 2016
We put a dog crate in front of the dog door b/c my old dogs are ruining my rugs. They do just fine as long as we are home but if we leave they were either marking things in retaliation or Shea simply refused to go out. So now they have to go in the kennel when we leave and it's worked. Drew really enjoys locking himself in the kennel and playing...I guess he must see it as his own little playhouse, just his size!
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Last Christmas we gave the girls a couple of cats with the intention of them helping keep the snakes and mice away...so far they've killed a rabbit, several frogs, a beautiful blue bird and many mice. They bring them to the garage. Unfortunately they tend to hide them and we have to follow the smell to find the prize. This week they've started showing their love by placing their kills directly in front of the garage door...I had a mouse waiting in me on Monday and Wednesday they brought us a snake...laid out very nicely right across the threshold. Thankfully it was dead, garter snake or not! We took it to the burn pile. Apparently we didn't appreciate Kitty Tom's effort enough, bc he brought it back this afternoon.