Friday, October 25, 2013

House Issues

We have a bit of a leak. Well that may be bit of an understatement. We noticed the side of the house is all marshy. We thought we had fixed it but no. Jesús is out of town so I called a plumber because its starting to make the neighbors yard a little damp as well. That makes me nervous because I don't want to deal with neighbor problems too. We have a separated pipe under the kitchen window so hopefully we can fix it ourselves and hopefully the yard won't always look this awful.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Things we've been doing

We stopped over at the Bluths the other night to drop off their lawn mower that we borrowed. We hung out for a little while and chatted in the backyard while the kids played with their dog. 

 Then of course Everett had to teach Patrick some tricks. Patrick loves the Bluths. Both kids do. They would rather sit with them at church than with us. Thats ok though, because I love the Bluths too. We make sure we save their seats in front of us every Sunday. 

 I sat and watched Elena play games on the computer the other day. I love her. She looks so grown up with her cute little haircut. She is brings so much joy into my life. And sass. She's so sassy. 

 So every time I work out. I lay on the ground to do crunches or a plank and there's the cat. She has to lay under me or practically on top of me. 

 I had a really hard day yesterday. One thing after another. And I forgot to eat lunch so I ran by Chick fil a and they gave me this little ice cream for free. I felt Heavenly Father was reminding me that he was there. Even though I felt like crawling into a hole I knew that he was aware of me and what I was dealing with. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Freezing soccer games

We have had some pretty dang cold soccer mornings. It's painful. We have to bundle up pretty well or sometimes we just sit in the car until the very last minute. 

 But aren't we stylish in our warm comfy's? 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Elena's field trip

Elena's class went on a field trip to visit the pumpkin patch. It was so fun!! There were a lot of fun things to do and they even got to go on a hayride to pick out their own pumpkins. 

 This tree was so cool with carvings all over. It was really neat. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Birthday boys

I realize that I didn't get a picture of Jesús on his actual birthday. Bad me. So we celebrated with family on Sunday so we could celebrate both Jesús and Diegos birthdays. Aren't they cute with their candles in their cupcakes?? 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

First Baby Shower

I threw my first baby shower for a good friend in our ward. I did it with my VT companion and a  couple other friends. 

 The decor was so fun and I made my first fondant cake. It was rough but I want to perfect it. Maybe I'll just randomly start making cakes. 

The Ballet

One of my Young Women was in the a ballet called Dracula. In an effort to support our young ladies, we try and attend their events. Elena really wanted to see it with me and I was glad for the little mother daughter date we had. She really liked it and had lots of questions. I'm glad we got to spend the time together. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vulture and a Haircut

So we pulled up to the Coles house and as we pulled up I saw this huge bird on their front lawn. It turned out it was a vulture that had picked up a dead rabbit off the road and dropped it into their lawn for a snack. Elena and I just sat and watched it for a while. It was pretty cool.

 So after the vulture flew away, we went inside for Elena's first big haircut. She never lets me brush it anymore so I asked if she wanted to cut it. She said yes! I really didn't want to but I knew it would make things easier on me when I need to do her hair. 

 And the finished product!!!! Isn't she adorable??!!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Great Texas State Fair

So the State fair is a big deal here. They kids are even given a day off of school. Awesome right? So we decided to go and enjoy the day together. It started off cool and then it got warm but not too bad. It was fun. We first stopped off in the food area to get some Corny dogs which are my favorite and well worth waiting in a huge line. 

 The kids also really enjoyed them

 Then we ran into the missionaries and they were asking where the butter sculpture was. Butter sculpture?? I know!!! So we went into the exhibits and checked out all the handmade stuff and search for the butter sculpture.
This Van Gogh was made entirely of buttons. It was pretty awesome.   

 All the lego creations were pretty incredible too. 

 Then we found the butter sculpture. It was huge!!! So much freakin butter!!!

 We wandered around a bit and walked through the exhibit. We were really on a search for cinnamon rolls. 

 We walked through the car building and snacked on some cotton candy.

 Inside the car building were all the superman costumes from Hollywood. It was pretty cool. 
Here is the costume that Dean Cain wore.

 And Christopher Reeves

 And here is the most recent Superman costume used with the costume that Russell Crowe wore.

 We thought it was pretty neat.

 In this huge tree they had cut down, they had carved the whole inside out to be a house. We didn't go inside unfortunately. 

 Patrick had to try on the cowboy hats 

 I had to get a picture of the New Big Tex. The old one burned down last year so they have been working all year on a brand new one. He is a little creepy looking. 

 Then we headed to the farming area which the kids wanted to do last year but we never got a chance to get into. Since we went earlier in the day, we had plenty of time. 

 The kids had to grab a basket and an apron and follow the signs. 

 They had to pick peaches and grab some seeds.

 Then they had to feed the chickens and grab an egg

 Then they had to pant their seeds

 Then they got to ride a little tractor to pick up the animal feed

 Then they got to milk the cows and feed them

 Then after they turned everything back in they got pretend money to buy a snack from the store.

 It was a very cool learning experience for them

 When we realized there were no cinnamon rolls (I know, depressing) then we decided to try the red velvet funnel cake. It looks nasty but it wasn't too bad. I probably won't get it next time though. Just not worth all the calories. Cinnamon rolls are though. 

 Then Jesús decided to go find a turkey let so we sat and watched the roller coasters.

 And Jesús got his turkey leg

 We watched some guys surf on a simulated wave.

 Then I had to get a picture with me and my kiddos.  We had so much fun. Until next year Big Tex!