Saturday, April 30, 2011

*JEI Choir Takes 1st!*

Will was on his OKC adventure from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this evening...

8,000 students competed

*JEI 6th Grade Choir Takes 1st at the OKC Choir Competition today...GO TROJANS!!*

Friday, April 29, 2011

Double O Playdate

These are two of my very favorite little dudes...
Owen M & Owen R
 who had a super cool playdate at Kaleidoscope, a children's museum, here in good ol' Tulsa, OK
While the rest of the world was watching their DVR'd *Royal Wedding...I was here watching pure, ol' fashioned fun take place!
They visited the Doctor's Office & Hospital,
The Bistro,
quite a cute double scoop!
The Diner...and of course, my Owen goes in for a bite!
The Giant Pickle at the
the local Grocery Store
and the boys' favorite spot...The County Jail
where "Super Bad O-Man" got thrown behind bars
along with his Partner in Crime
Watch Out for These 2!!
Oh how i just love little ones in oversized dress up clothes...
The playroom
The Theatre Room
where the boys headed straight for the Star Wars masks, of course
Next up...Owen, The *Rock Star!
The impromptu Puppet Show
And, last but not least, a Boxing Match!
I never thought I would be so entertained by little boys fighting...but, with these two, I could have watched all day.
“Don’t climb on that, don’t break anything, don’t be so aggressive, don’t be so noisy, don’t be so messy, don’t make such crazy risks. But God’s design–which he placed in boys as the picture of himself–is a resounding yes. Be fierce, be wild, be passionate.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart
They were like two roly poly puppies
doing their thing!

"Before they can be men, they must be boys."

Author: Nancy Reese

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Eggstravaganza

Owen's Pre-School Egg Hunt
I think he's like "wait...I'm empty handed!"
We had the WONDERFUL surprise of having my little brother Kendall & his family drive in from Edmond for dinner. My older bro Kev & him fam as well as my Mom & Dad were able to join us.
Abby Lou with Baby Tanner
 Three Pretty Ladies
 Uncle Kev loves him some baby!
 Due to our cool April temperatures, Smores for dessert!
 Ella Bella has a love affair with marshmallows
 Our make-shift indoor Easter Egg Hunt due to crazy OK April weather!
 Happy-go-lucky 4 yr old boys love any excuse to run around a house!
 It took all of about 1.5 minutes to complete the hunt...ha!
 Miss Abby coordinated the final count and all candy involved
 My 4 Spring Chicks w/ Baskets 'O Goodies
 Even sandwich containers are cool when they are found in a basket!
 I absolutely LOVE seeing my Ella Bella light up with JOY
 Sunday Best
 Due to no photographer, Mom & Dad take turns :-)
 Just not the same as the whole gang together :-(
 Easter "Linner" at my Mom's 
 ("Linner" = between lunch and dinner...or one call call it "Dunch" haha)
 This is THE Trisha Yearwood Carrot Cake that my lil sis Ker so beautifully made. I haven't hummed with such delight in quite sometime. It was the best I've ever tasted!
 Grandkids dining in Oma's den - always a "Crush" soda in hand
 The eldest grandkid, Miss 16 yr old Lauren, lovin' on my baby boy
 Me still humming over the carrot cake...seriously
 Time for Oma's creative Egg Hunt opening
 She comes up with printed rewards such as "Movie date with Oma", "Trip to Braums with Grandpa", "Treat at the Dollar Store", etc.
 Look what Miss Ella Marie opened: PRICELESS!
"Tell Grandma Marie You Love Her"
 Long story short, my Easter pics uploaded out of order. 
Easter morning Worship at Asbury ~ BEAUTIFUL experience! 
 Abby's w/ BFF Lauragale
Anna, Ella, Lauragale & Abby ~ Easter Dolls!
And...we finally got a pic of the whole gang together...YAY!

I know that my redeemer lives, 

   and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
Job 19:25