Thursday, October 30, 2008

another fall festival...

Last night, Cali was a soccer player. A local church had a fall festival with all sorts of things for kids her age to do. Of course we road another pony.

Our friends Paul, Candice, Lola, and Justus are the ones who invited us. Here is Lola dressed as a flower princess and riding her pony.

Next, we were in the petting zoo. Cali and Lola played with bunnies, ducks, goats, and piglets. So cute!

Here is Lola's new little brother as a cow. He is 3 weeks old.

A little game of tic tac toe for some candy.

Toilet paper throw. It was really cute to watch them throw it into the toilet. Cali did get one in too!
Here's the guys with their two darlings.

And of course, the 3 of us.
London was not here because she has a bad cough and I didn't want to aggrevate it more. But we missed her.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

temper tantrums...

Malery London Bray. The baby. Our fit thrower. It is almost humorous how quickly she goes into screaming and crying and laying on the floor when she hears the word "no". She is more passionate it seems than Cali was at this point and I feel we are headed to stronger disciplines with her in years to come. It seems cute now but I am sure later it will be different. Here's the picture of her when we first tell her "no".

Then here's the picture as she is throwing her fit on the floor.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A fun-filled Saturday...

I woke up really early Saturday morning with the book I have been reading on my mind. It is called The Shack written by William Paul Young. I knew I only had a few chapters left so I decided to make myself a cup of coffee and read before anyone else woke up. The end of this book just moved me to tears and reflection of my heart towards God. It was very refreshing to just cry and read and enjoy the dark quiet morning. It was a great way to start off my Saturday.

Then we went to the Midlothian Fall Festival. We went with some of the girls' friends and their families. It was beautiful weather and such a neat thing to do together. It had lots of local businesses and a little dance show had started just as we got there. It had a little fair food and jump houses for the kids. It was so much fun!

We ended it with Cali getting to ride on a pony for the first time. She loved it!! Especially the pink hair!! Afterwards we went home for naps and lunch. It was relaxing just to lay around for a few hours.

Lastly, Lance and I actually got to go out on a date. It has been pretty rare that we are out alone without any kids. My wonderful brother actually kept our girls for us. We went shopping and then out to dinner at Olive Garden. I have been begging Lance to take me there for a while. But, most importantly, we got some time to have really good converstation. It was so nice to have 4 hours of uninterruped time with my hubby and be out of the house too. We had a wonderful time and vowed to not go so long in between dates!! It really was a nice Saturday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Acting like a teenageer again.....

This past weekend, some girlfriends and I went to Houston to see on tour the show So You Think You Can Dance. Alishia and I drove to Kansas City last year to see them so we decided to take another road trip again this year. It really was so much fun!! Andrea, Alishia, Brittany, and I got to Houston about 1 p.m. We checked in at the hotel, grabbed lunch, then did a little shopping. After that we hung out at the hotel about an hour before we got ready and headed to dinner. Our show started at 7:30 and we wanted to get there early to find out where we could go afterwards to get pictures and autographs from the dancers. The show itselft was so much fun and we were all screaming like the 10 year olds next to us!!! As soon as it was over we made a mad dash to the area where we were to meet the dancers. Of course, Alishia is the one that was really running and screaming the most!! It was truly the funniest thing watching a 28 year old run beside 10 and 11 year olds to be first in line. We just made fools of ourselves and enjoyed every minute of it. It was nice not to have any other responsibilities other than enjoying ourselves!! Enjoy the pics. (of course you won't really appreciate them unless you watch the show! (: )

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My cali turns 3!!

Well, my little one turned 3 on Sunday. We had her party on Saturday with friends and family. It was so much fun to see her just running around playing with her friends. We grilled out at Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. It ended up being a beautiful day. Shout out to Sherri for making such an AMAZING cake! Lance and I are so blessed to have a child like Cali. She has brought us so much joy ever since she changed our lives 3 years ago. Often we look at eachother and say how much we love our girls. So, Happy Birthday Cali!!