Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

For Easter this weekend, we took a quick trip out to West Texas / New Mexico.  We packed up the car on Thursday night and headed out.  The kids fell asleep pretty quickly, while Bryan and I took turns driving.  I haven't driven much in a long time, but got it all in on the trip out there.  Right outside of San Antonio we started seeing lightening. After bringing up the radar and seeing a huge red blob in front of us, we pulled over at a rest stop and waited it out for about an hour.  We then continued on to Midland, arriving around 6am.  Bryan and Landon went and got in bed and slept a couple more hours, while Kenzie and I visited with Grandpa and GJ.  Kenzie wasn't too sure about Daisy (jack russell) and then proceeded to SCREAM when Daisy licked her toes.  Landon and Bryan eventually woke up; Landon played in the yard with Daisy until they were both exhausted.  Then it was back in the car for a short trip to Dimmit for some Muleshoe baseball.

The Dimmit field is out in the open...with a huge mound of dirt behind the bleachers.  The kids had a grand time climbing the "mountain" and sliding down it.  The girls had put on sunscreen so every time they came back to the bleachers, they were covered in mud.  We had a fun time trying to catch everything when it would blow over.  Alex was able to catch my route 44 tea before it almost spilled all over another lady.  Kenzie wasn't too sure about the wind, but finally got down and played.

After baseball, we drove back to Muleshoe for Leal's.  Then back on to Portales.
Saturday morning, we got up and headed to Clovis to shop with Jana and family.  We stopped by the bakery (this is the fifth time I've tried to go to the bakery and it's been closed!  So sad.)  Bryan found some baby chicks at Tractor Supply - he got 10 of them.  Bubby's going to get a rooster or two and raise them with the turkeys.

After getting back from shopping, we went over to spend some time at Granny Foster's.  Kenzie was a little better with Shiloh -and really wanted to pet her. Landon had fun with all the old toys. 

After that, it was time for Kallie's birthday party.  They grilled out at Mom's house.  Delicious meal with fresh avocados and tomatoes...and a very purple, very sprinkled birthday cake.  House full of family, everyone having fun, talking over each other.

Sunday, we all put on our purple and headed to church.  Landon went with mom since we usually run late.  After church, we went over to Nana's for lunch and egg hunting.  Lunch was Delicious.  We had ham, turkey, dressing and gravy, green beans, salad, orange salad, New Potatoes, and rolls.  Cream puffs and Easter cookies for dessert!  After lunch, the adults hid eggs. Kenzie got to go out first.  She was delighted to find three eggs and stopped to play in the grass.  Next out was Luke and he took off on a run.  Then Landon headed out, next the little girls, finally the boys. 
The big hit for the last few years has been confetti eggs.  Luckily this year Walmart carried them and everyone got a couple dozen.   No one escapes the confetti!   After the kids get tired of chasing each other down to break eggs on their heads, they head to the grownups to smash a few.  Our little cousin Luke didn't really care about the difference of a confetti egg or a real hard boiled egg, so you had to watch out when he tried to smash one on you.
The boys played catch in the back by the barn, then a little bit of soccer while we sat inside and visited some more.  The trip always goes by way too quickly. As everyone headed out to church for the evening, we packed up at mom's and headed home.  I hate leaving, especially after Landon has such a good time with his cousins. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crawling "UP" the slide!

My little dare devil!!


Since I just posted yesterday about getting no sleep....

Kenzie went shopping with me and Miss Cole.  We got home later than normal...Kenzie was barely awake (9:30ish)  She devoured a container of carrots and then nursed and fell asleep.  She woke up at 2, nursed again...and didn't wake up until 7:15!!  Not kidding. 

...and the teeth still haven't come through.  But, man are they close.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rough Nights

Last night was...hard.  Kenzie's teeth haven't come in yet...they're just sitting there, bulging under her gums.  That in addition to a transitioning rooms at school, has left her not so happy.

Luckily - Landon doesn't hear a thing at night.  Kenzie went to sleep around 8, exhuasted from her new room.  Bryan and Landon went to volleyball, so I had a couple hours to myself.  (why didn't I just go straight to bed?!)  Ended up going to bed around 10:30.  Kenzie woke up at 11, cried and fussed until 1:30.  Bryan and I even swapped off.  I hate not being able to sooth or comfort her.  Its so  hard when they can't tell you what they want/need.  She woke up again right before 3, then again at 4:30, 5:30 and was up for the day at  7.  Yay (not.)  Of course, when she wakes up in the morning, she's as happy as can be.  Ready to play and talk and read books. 

She did better this morning when I dropped her off.  I put her down by the toys and sat for awhile (versus yesterday when one of the workers took her out of my arms - not good.  She doesn't even like Bryan to do that.)  Maybe those little teeth will come through, or whatever is bothering her will pass.  I don't like to see my baby crying. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Challenger Park

We did Yuri's Night 5K at Challenger park this weekend.  It was so beautiful, we decided to head out there again on Sunday with the Lunds.

The kids had a great time playing on all the playgrounds, walking the trails, finding shells by the water...and just running around.  It was beautiful again, low humidity, no bugs, perfect park weather.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Beautiful Weekend

Landon resting outside while Kenzie plays.

Kenzie braved the cold water.  She wasnt' this happy when she sat down!


Kenzie loves books! She'll sit forever and look through books.  Landon was the same way.
She's getting so brave at walking,  taking a few steps at a time before dropping to crawl. 
She still only has two bottom teeth but wants to eat everthing.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bath Time

The kids love taking baths.  Our friends gave us these great fizzies that change the color not the water. Lan is excited every night to luck a new color. Kenzie is just happy to be in the water.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Goodbye to our friends!

L and K had a going away BBQ/Crawfish boil. 
The kids had a great time tormenting the crawfish.  Fun day, but sad event.  We'll really miss them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011


Can't you tell how sick she is? Ha. Took her to the dr on Tuesday foe thrush. She still has some patches in her mouth and a rash in her diaper area.
Then starting Friday night she syrted running a fever. She's snotty and her eyes are weepy. For the most part she's still happy. She's been snuggling more even with dad.
She woke up in the middle of the night last night with another fever jabbering deliriously.