Friday, May 31, 2013

Before and afters

Before and after of my photo facial from a week ago! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Not twin bing but close... ( also a magic potion and super powers!)

Well one of the down sides to living in Texas is they don't have Twin Bings. They are one of my favorite candies. However I found this little guy at the local Hobby Lobby and its almost spot on! I think the cherry ratio is higher but i'm not complaining. 
Here is the original...

Also I got this magic potion started so it would be ready in a day or two.  Anyone know what it is?

And my friend Jenn made both kids a cape! They loved them!!! Even had to hang them up in our closet. 

Last day at the office.

Today was troys last day in a real office. His company is "saving resources" and combining this division with another one. So Troy had a nice big office and now is getting moved to a cubicle. How depressing. 
London however was very excited about the move because he got to use the trolley! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Get your girl on, and some big muscles

I wasn't able to get a picture of her full outfit ;( but she was dressed up in a ballet outfit with skirt and of course her green rainboots! She also requested her hair to be done. So since I say this on pinterest the other day I gave it a try. Turned out ok. She is going to make me learn this girly stuff!
And not to be out done by his sister getting a picture for the day.... He requested this picture to show how strong he was with his big muscles. Lets hope he wants to take out the trash in 10 yrs!

Monday, May 27, 2013

His first book done

We are homeschooling for prek and we have really been enjoying our "explore the code" curriculum. Tonight we finished he first book of it " get ready for the code". He was supper proud of himself.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Date night!

Date night at the Houston Symphony. With surprise guests pink martini and the Von trap grand kids! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013


We were working on the yard today (before and after pictures will be posted when done), so instead of cooking we hit up Chick-fil-a. And THE cow was there. London ran straight for him/her when he saw him/her.

Jo on the other hand loves to moo at the cow and wave, not so much touch though.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Rub and zap

Today I got my Mother's Day gift. I had microdermabrasion and photo facial done. Wow they aren't kidding when the explain it like "snaps from a rubber band"... more painful than a tattoo. Can't really tell a difference, but i'm suppose to look forward to some skin sloughing...oh joy. I hope I look hot later :D Hopefully this thing goes away or gets lighter...oh the joys of getting old.

Since Troy changes to 1/2 days on fridays during the summer we all went out to lunch. Tried a new place and jo was a fan of the music so she put on my glasses and would get up and dance randomly throughout our meal. 

Also got a "love tap" from a new driver here in Houston a couple days ago. So I had to get estimates for the repairs... anyone want to guess how much? (looks like about $1300)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Co op class- continuation of transportation.

Coop was at my house today. We had a good time learning about cars. We did a sandbox car bin, matchbox car wash, then the kid's car got washed. :) lots of bubbles and shaving cream time.

And of course we had to climb the house!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pinterest explosion.

I have been shopping and collecting like a mad woman for items to make a few pinterest items ( for those who are wondering what it is). First on my list was this  metal "wall". Its an oil drip pan that I primed and then spray painted yellow. I hung it up using those command removable strips...which just may be one of the best inventions of my life! I opted to hang it horizontal so that two kids could work on it at the same time. I painted it yesterday and today when it was dry I hung it up. London had a friend over and turns out 3 kids can play on it! It was a hit. If I was cramped for space I would use a big cookie pan. And in case your wondering what that moon thing on the light switch is....its a kidswitch. It allows london to turn the lights on and off. We have them in the toy room, his room, and all the bathrooms. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
Next on my list was these sponge balls. You cut up sponges the long way (4 strips per sponge), then tie together 6 of those pieces. I used floss at first but found it tore through a wet sponge and was hard to tie tight. Then I tried a small elastic hair tie...worked perfect. We even busted out the pool noodles with some neighbor kids and make a wet game of baseball out of the combo.
Next one up was something a friend of mine did and liked. I love you because..... its a painted frame with scrapbook paper inside that I printed on under the glass. I use a dry erase marker so we can write whatever we like on it. Hubby agreed to get me monthly maid more time for pinterest projects! :D

And for my last one of the day. A way to hide my house keys! After having to break into my house because the kids locked us out, I thought it would be best to have a key(s) outside. I remember seeing this project on pinterest for a geocache and I thought it would work perfect for my keys. I used epoxy glue to glue the rock to the medicine bottle's bottom. Then I dug a small hole in the yard and placed this on top. Its a little over bright because of the sun but as you can tell from the lower picture its now hidden well.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gymnastics bonus

Every tue we have gymnastic class at Cypress Gymnastics Academy (two of the men's Olympics team 2012 train here!) . London does his own class, currently with Coach Mike. And jordan and I do the mommy and me class with Coach Karen. My iphone is not so great at photos in poor light places, let alone sports ones but you will get the idea. 
Today london learned a new thing... "be tight". Coach mike had him lay down on the trampoline and tried to get him to stay tight like a stiff board. Then Mike bounces the trampoline hard so london is shot up in the air...and its pretty high! London of course loved this!!!! I have to admit I wanted to try also. 
London has now mastered his "seat jumps". This is where you jump high then land on your butt and when you bounce up you have to land on your feet next.

In Mommy and me class we worked on back rolls. Jo is a little show off in class and catches on fast! I'm always surprised how well she does. (don't mind the yellow underwear, she has no butt and its hard to find leotards that fit a 20lber!).
So here she is doing back roll off the mat into the pit.

And here she is doing a back roll on the balance beam!!!! She needs a touch of help at the end but it seems she was made to do gymnastics.

Monday, May 20, 2013

First trip to the dentist

London's first trip to the dentist went amazingly! He listened perfect and Weald sad to leave and even asked if he could come back later this week.  He got his teeth cleaned, polished, x-rayed, fluoride treatment and checked. While we were waiting to go in we read a kids book about hug a bug going to Greece. It taught us three Greek words and on the way out of the office London said thank and goodbye in Greek. What a show off! Oh and NO CAVITIES!!! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mini nascar

Some friends came over this evening and we got out some ride on toys and raced around the patio. Fun was had by all...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Very busy day.

Today was The Rapids (London's team) first soccer practice and game. The Rapids lost 0-9 but in their defense they scored two times, just wrong goal. Lol

I am slowly figuring out how to make a temporary water park in my backyard. Today we added the slip n slide, pool and the slide into the mix. It will be even cooler next time! Because I came up with better ideas. Anyone know of a soap I can use that would make bubbles but not kill the grass?

It was a busy day for us. While at soccer two of our butterflies hatched! Then while getting groceries another hatched. And while I put the food away another hatched. We have on cocoon left not sure if its going to make it though because its still a tan color where the others were dark. 

In the evening London went to parents night out at cypress gymnastic academy (were the kids go to classes at). And our friend Salley watched baby Jo. So Troy an I went to see oblivion. Not a bad movie! Forgot pictures though. 

Friday, May 17, 2013


London was very excited about his newest toy! I found these for a dollar so I couldn't pass them up. But I'm hoping to make some from a thick tree branch. But these will work for now. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rainy day fun

I had plans to make a splash pad today but it rained instead. But since we love playing in the rain we decided to make a huge slip n slide. Good times were had by all.