Tuesday, February 27, 2018


I mentioned in my last post that the younger three started basketball this season.  Jane and Sydney played in the 5th grade division, because a few girls on their team are in 5th grade.  Casey assistant coached the Wildcats, and while the season was fun, they ended up with a 2-6 record.

Regardless of  the team's record, everyone gets to participate in the end of season tournament.  On Saturday, the Wildcats played two games, winning both and beating one team that they had never beaten.  This put them in the championship game on Monday night.  The anticipation of the game was so fun.  You would've thought we were playing for the NBA finals!!!  Casey got in some last-minute teaching with the girls before the game; Graham just got a bonus lesson!

It was an intense game.  At one point the Wildcats were down 6-1.  It was not looking good, but by the beginning of the 4th quarter, we were tied 6-6.  Two more baskets for the Wildcats, one more for the Wings, and the Wildcats won 10-8! They won the championship!

I love that Sydney ran first to her sister!!!

After shaking the other teams hands, it was time for trophies!  Everyone was so excited (and maybe a little shocked!)


I can't say enough good stuff about Casey coaching the team.  I love it!

It was such a fun night, and I am reminded of how fun kid sports can be.  There are so many lessons involved, in winning and losing.  But, it sure was fun to win last night!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

January Highlights

We were on the receiving end of so many fun Christmas "experiences."  We went to Great Wolf Lodge for the first time, and the kids loved it.  They took full advantage of the place, and were thoroughly wiped out by the end of it!

Next up, we went to see Katy Perry in concert.  This was the kids first real concert, and they were awe-struck.  She put on a great show, and kept it pretty clean!  

I do have to document that Graham fell asleep during the concert.  More than 20,000 screaming fans, and Graham was sawing logs!

We gave Graham tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters for Christmas, and the game was last Saturday.  He and Casey headed out to see all of the antics.  He came home telling his sisters all about some of the players...."Hot Shot," "Handles," "Cheese," and "Dragon!"  

Graham, Jane and Sydney all started basketball this season.  It is a new sport for the three of them.  Jane and Sydney play on the Wildcats, and they are enjoying learning a new sport!

Sydney has scored two baskets, and Jane is proving to be a great ball handler!

Graham's team is called the Thunder, and their games are so fun to watch!  Last week the score was 4-2!

Our last week of January brought Graham's turn to be Student of the Week!  Of course, this requires a poster!

February will bring more basketball, the 100th day of school, Valentine's day, a church retreat for the girls, and who knows what else?!?!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

December Daze

The month of December flew by, and I have done a terrible job of documenting the fun!  We did all of our usual stuff...Christmas bowling, all of our advent fun, looking at Christmas lights, and lots more fun!

The month started off with the Christmas musical at church.  This year all four kids participated!  Clare and Jane were shepherd girls (and Clare had to sing a solo!),

Sydney was a sheep,

and Graham was in the chorus.  The show was called All About that Baby, and it was so cute!

Throughout the month, we did various Christmas activities including making ugly Christmas sweater ornaments and peppermint ornaments!

Christmas Cookie Chaos is always a fun day!  This year we added in my aunt Jennifer, which made it even better.  Unfortunately, LoLo wasn't able to make it, but we all wore our cute aprons that she made us proudly!

We attended a candlelight service, and finally it was Christmas Eve!  We headed to Dale and Dan's midday and began the celebration!  We were all excited!

It is fun to have a crazy aunt!

Finally, it was time to start! 

We were all spoiled! Some of us even got poop emoji onesies!!!

We headed home and got set up for Santa,

and bid our farewells to Frank!

Santa came!  He brought Graham a drone, Jane a instant camera, Sydney a Garmin activity tracker, and Clare received a laptop!  Four happy kids!

We gave each other our gifts, and highlights included a Dude Perfect shirt for Graham,

a ukulele for Jane!

After we opened up our family gifts, we got dressed and headed to LoLo and Pop's.  Sadly, LoLo still wasn't feeling her best.  She has a nasty case of Shingles, but we pulled together and managed to have a great day....but I have no pictures!  We had great food, received lots of wonderful gifts and enjoyed the day!  

And now, December is over and we're looking toward 2018!  Happy New Year!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Double Digits!

Happy birthday Jane and Sydney!  10 years old!

As tradition dictates, we took Jane and Syd to Fort Worth for the weekend instead of having a party.  We did Sundance Square, a giant maze, face paint,

a drive in movie, 

the Stock Yards, 

the water gardens, and lots of quality time with the girls.

They were wiped out!

We did a family party on Friday night.  The girls requested a unicorn cake, so that's what they got!

  They were thoroughly spoiled, and it was fun celebrating them.

They are as different as night and day, sweet and sassy, and they brighten any room they enter!  Today, we'll have one of their favorite meals, treat them to some cupcakes, and try to grasp the fact that they are 10!