Friday, April 24, 2015


March was fun. The weather always seems to be schizophrenic - cold and icy one day and then springlike the next only to be followed by tornadoes...yep - it's fun!! There's always Cub Scout awards and enjoyable Spring Break times. Here's what it held for us!!

Hard to believe this boy has only 1 year of Cub Scouts left. Which means he has only 1 year of elementary school left. I know I sound like EVERY other mother, but seriously, why does the time have to fly by so fast!? This was his Blue & Gold banquet. He's very close to earning his Arrow of Light and Faith in God award. 

 This sweet girl was able to attend a good friend's birthday party and the painting was so much fun! The kids were able to choose their own colors and make their picture truly their own. What a fun time all of them had!!!

During the week of Spring Break the kids and Paula headed up to the 45th Infantry Museum in OKC because RTC enjoyed it so much the first time he went!!! Lots of cool exhibits. A little chilly that day, but that didn't deter them one bit!

 The end of Spring Break week was spent going to west Texas (Abilene & Pecos) with Scott's family. I have never seen the amount of rain we ran into in all my life. Wow! But it was so wonderful to spend time with family we don't see all the time. I'll do a separate post on the whole trip when I can do it justice. We so enjoyed our time together though!

There's nothing more fun than getting a new phone and finding kid selfies on it. The smirk just gets me. Every. Time.

Tornado season broke out on March 25th this year.
This is how La chose to spend her time while I watched the weather updates.
Thank goodness for Amazon Prime!

Hope your March was entertaining and rewarding.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

February...that time again

Well we certainly had a fun filled February!!!

Just take a look...

We ended January with one Pinewood Derby and started February with a different one!

It wasn't until after the event that I realized this was his last 258/264 Pinewood Derby. Next year he won't be a cub scout with them any more!

I got to go with the crazy Kindergartener on her field trip in February. To the Science Museum we went. I got to tag along with her and her sweet little friend. We all had a great time!!!

One of my favorite traditions in Norman is the Daddy Daughter Dance. Every year around Valentine's Day dad's with daughters 4-14 can get all dressed up and take their girls out dancing. This year we tried adding curls to her board straight hair. With help of some sponge curlers in her hair all day - it worked!!! She had a great time!!! So did her dad!!! Such a fun thing!

So RTC played basketball again this winter. Different team, but much the same outcome. The coaches were great and the boys tried real hard. Having fun and learning the game are my requirements and he met both of those!

Proof that it snowed in Norman this year. Yes enough to cancel school for 2 days...

RTC participated once again in the Mall Marathon. He enjoys playing - I hope he continues because I have no plans on letting him give it up anytime soon!           
And for your listening pleasure...

Enjoy your March!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

So, it's January again

We've come full circle and it's time to begin a new year. Now that the busyness is over and we're settling back into our routine again here's what January held for us...

We started 2015 off right - with friends at a New Year's Party. These kiddos rang in the new year!!! We had so much fun!!!

La attended at cheer clinic put on by Norman High School. She got to cheer at the halftime of a varsity boys basketball game. The theme was "Frozen" so she was in heaven! She had a great time, but informed me she liked dancing more than cheering...just broke this former cheerleader's heart :(

All 3rd grade year this boy made the honor roll. This year he missed it by 1 B in the first semester, so he buckled down and made it happen in the second semester. So pleased he did what he needed to do in order to make it happen!
Way to go RTC!

This is also the month that brings the Pinewood Derby! For the 3rd year in a row, he finished 4th in his den. (It was a 3 way tie for 2nd so we had to endure run off races too!) The top 2 move on to race for the top spot in the pack, and his friends finished 1 & 2 in that. I'm glad he's enjoying the competition and that he's happy for his friends to do well. 

This girl competed in the sibling races this year. Her pink dragon came in 1st! 

Then on the Martin Luther King Holiday we met our new friends for a day at the OKC Zoo. It was over 70 degrees and we took full advantage of it! I even handed my camera over to the kids so they could take photos of whatever they wanted. Some of their handiwork is below! We had a great time!!!

Looking forward to seeing what February holds for us!

Monday, January 5, 2015


Well here's the last little bit of 2014. and yes, I'm still writing that on my checks! Argh!!!

Anyway, December is a bit reminiscent of November with birthdays, holidays, school parties, parades...just so much packed into such a short time.

Here's what it looked like for us...

This year when we put the lights up - he had some help! Not sure how much help, but he had some just the same!

It's just not a birthday if you don't have birthday pancakes made by Dad!!
I just love this tradition!!!!
For whatever reason, he likes for me to bring
donuts as his treat for school.

The Saturday of his birthday party is usually also the same day as the Norman city Christmas Parade. His Cub Scout Pack from school had a float in it again this year. What fun for the boys!

I'm very grateful he has such great friends and family who came to spend time with him on his special day. Hey Dey laser tag did NOT disappoint! 

She got to go on the Polar Express the Friday school was let out for Christmas break. She had so much fun & even got a bell of her very own!

She & I went to the Oklahoma City Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker". She amazed me, she watched and never complained about the length. This may become a new tradition.

The traditional throwing of the reindeer food!

Yep! This is the only picture of our Christmas presents. Guess what my New Year's Resolution is?!

New Year's Eve with our friends! What a fun way to ring in 2015!!!

Thanks for taking the time to check in on us! We love our family and friends and wish you a magical new year!