Friday, January 31, 2014

Small salon

Today at swim class London was able to backfloat all the way to the edge! And Jo didn't yell so that's a success! 
This afternoon I told the kids we were having a party on Sunday but they had to clean. Well they picked up the backyard for about two hours. It was awesome! Thy made a good dent in the leave piles. 
After that they decided to play hair salon. I have never had such pampering! :) 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You missed a spot

Today Jo had gymnastics today. They had special football theme so she has a football shirt on. But this as slow as she moved to get a picture. 

We took down our Christmas tree tonight... Yes a month late. Anyway London decided he was in charge of vacuuming! He did a great job using the hand part and getting between the rails. Jo stood next to him occasionally hitting him with a metal puppet stick. She is kind of bossy. Lol

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Busy day again. We had our normal homeschool co op and learned about Venus today. I will hav to remember pictures next class but I'm pretty busy during classes. Then we had our swim classes. We just started on Monday and we do a two week intensive program then regular classes. Jo was screaming today but swears se had a good time and is excited to go back. Lol tonight London had his cooking class again and made a yummy dinner! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Another snow day, but...

We actually got snow!! Ok so it's more what I would call slush, but the locals were pretty excited. See our icicles!
And if you squint real hard you can see the white stuff in the corners of that roof and around the pine needle piles. Yep that Houston snow apocalypse 14.

So Troy got an email to not come to work because it was to dangerous and me and the kids weren't driving around since everything was closed. We decided to do January's kiwi crate. Thanks again aunt Katie and uncle Jeremy! We added our own dropper to make the experiment go longer. :) 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Swim lessons begin at Houston Swim Club, Cypress, TX

I signed both kids up at Houston swim club for swimming lessons. Today started their two week intensive classes then we will see what's recommended after that. Jo did amazing! Normally it's a scream fest just to wash her hair. Pictures were taken through a one way mirror so it's about as good as they get.
London had his science class tonight and they make bouncy balls and filled up a balloon from gas from baking soda and vinegar. Jo was at art class and made this...
I think Young leaded knows how much I hate glitter! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy birthday to me!

Well today is my birthday!!! Troy and the kids let me pick were we went out to eat for the day. And they also got me a cake. Looks like this is my last year with just one pack of candles. 

And this bad boy looks like a small kitchen fire when lit up :) 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Girls night out and kids party

Well I was having so much fun with the ladies I forgot to take pictures. And I didn't get home till almost 4am. A typical sign of a great night. My only picture was this....(I was admiring their garnet and apparently they just cleaned/sealed it)
But we did get to go to my gabes birthday party and had fun. Jo loved getting on the big rings. And dropping like 10 feet! 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ice day

Ice day is like a snow day up north. We had temps in the 20-30s today and it rains so we had ice. Turns out no one in Houston can drive on that so everything shut down. So we had a pj day. First thing was to organize all the games in the house so we could play them more. 
Jo loves blockheads so we played a bunch of that. Turns out we have two phase 10 decks and two bananagrams.  We also found a Jenga and Hungry Hippos after the pictures were taken. Had to toss a skipbo because the cards were ruined. I think we need some UNO next....

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hi ho an playdoh

London woke up and wanted to do more Legos so to keep Jo busy we played some good old Hi Ho Cherrio. She loves it. She puts the cherries stem first in, just like I did as a kid. :)
And our playdoh is still good so we had to play with that more. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Let the Lego obsession begin

London was introduced to Lego kits today. It was love at first snap/click!
Today we experimented with scissors. I set up a tray with cloth, yarn, twine, tissue paper, tin foil, construction paper, paper towel roll, soda box and plastic bag for them to chop up. London thought the soda box would be hardest and tissue paper easiest. He desided that the twine was the hardest. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

From scratch...granola and playdoh

1/21 We are attempting to make granola from scratch today. It takes 75min to cook then needs to cool for a long time. So to fill up the time we decided to try a playdoh recipe that needs to be cooked. This kids enjoyed it.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

We are going to the Super Bowl!!!!

And amazing day of football. I'm so excited to see my boys play in the Super Bowl and kick some Seahawks butt!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Young Leaders Cooking for Kids class

Thanks to Grandma R. London got a 17week class at Young Leaders in Cypress TX. He decided that he wanted a cooking class. Today was his first and as of now it's a private class! He was very proud of these.... Meatloaf muffins. And they tasted good also. There was enough for dinner with sides! BONUS!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Frenchbraid take one

Today I got on YouTube and tried my first French braid. It came out better than I expected. But it feel out within an hour.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Real tools for a 4yr old?!

Yes sir! I put this on his Christmas wish list and they showed up! He loves them. He got a real- handsaw, drill, screwdriver/Phillips, tape measure, sand block, wood glue, hammer, level, and tool box. He got into my scraps supply and had at it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

YouTube fix- replace DC jack in my computer

The local store wanted $150 to do this. YouTube says $3 piece and soldering gun was what I needed ($15). Ok let's try! I have fixed a water heater , washing machine, ice machine using it.
Not this time! Lol turns out I should probably learned to use a soldering gun before trying on my computer. I couldn't get the other half of the broke piece out. Wonder what that's goin to cost..... 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Another rotation around the sun

Happy birthday mom!!! Kids say happy birthday also...

Another lap around the sun. Happy birthday mom!

The kids say happy birthday also!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Enjoying these moments

She isn't going to do this forever so when I get those special cuddle naps I enjoy every moment.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cake! Happy birthday Maddie!

London was sick and couldn't make it. He requested a picture of the cake. Lol

Friday, January 3, 2014

Le crueset how I love you

Found these bad boys at TJ max today.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Were famous!

Well famous to our subdivision! London, Jordan and myself made the monthly magazine. These were taken on thanksgiving during out turkey trot. 5k. I was shocked they published my broncos hat in texans country. :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Grandma R

My mom spent the week with us and was awesome enough to watch the kids for New Year's Eve night! She flew home today.