Oct 23, 2010

back porch

It always feels good to throw out things that are old and broken.  The feeling of clean is one of my favorite feelings.... UNTIL.

My 3 year old realized that all of the things I just tossed into a big, black bucket are his things.  In his eyes the book that is hanging by a lone fiber is still worth keeping and "heeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyy" the broken shovel with a crack in it, still has to be good for something.  

After a little convincing we were able to actually throw the book and the shovel away.  Along with the other junky, worn out sandbox toys and dried up sidewalk chalk.

We can finally see our back patio (not as well as I had hoped- our power washer died today) but we can now see the concrete and that is what the goal was!

Next step is to power wash, put crushed granite down for our *new* gas grill that is waiting for at Lowes, install a new back door light and a storm door.  Maybe we will even luck out and get a great deal on end of season patio furniture!!

We shall see...but for now I'm going enjoy the back porch and the "not" mess.

(cade has a habit of saying "not" in front of words...for example I'll take him to the bakery and he will want a pink donut with "not" sprinkles).      

Oct 22, 2010

Hocus Pocus

We'll be hearing Hocus Pocus more and more these days since Cade decided he wanted to dress up as a magician for Halloween!   The costume is rather simple but absolutely precious on him.  It comes complete with shirt/vest combo, mustache, wand, and a black top hat with rabbit.  

Last night was his first time wearing it.  We attended Hocus Pocus Pops at The Woodlands Pavilion with our neighbors.  Cade loved listening to the Houston Symphony... he gets that from his dad!  Travis loves classical.  It was a fun, spoooooooky night and I'm glad we went!

Oct 20, 2010

Everything is a blur

This week is flying by and it's only Tuesday!

It's seems like the past few days we have been on the go!  It started on Saturday with a garage sale, followed by a baby shower, a bonfire, church services, pumpkin patch, and small group...then rise 'n shine it's Monday...that's the blurry part. Where did Monday go??

Tuesday wake up and get out the door by 8 be home by 3:45 before a major meltdown... then it's time to make cookies for the VIP snack for school and then attend a Junior League meeting that evening.  Open House is Wednesday and then finally....Thursday we can relax after we drop off a meal for a friend who just had a baby.

Ahhh!  Where did my days go where I could take naps and relax? Oh yeah... that was WAY before motherhood.  I love my crazy, simple life.

This past week Cade has had a special visitor with him.  It was Ruby Robin.  She is the class "pet" and goes home with each child for a whole week.  I loved having Ruby here.  She was such a good little bird!!

here we are at Gringo's Tex Mex

 Sitting in Mr. Charlie's jeep.

Taking a break at the pumpkin patch.

See... she is just so happy to be with Cade.  Cade even asked me she was going to come back to our house.  I told her probably in a few months.... I then said that I think I saw "Ruby" type birds at Cabela's and he was not having that... there is only ONE Ruby in his eyes!