Saturday, May 30, 2009

Uncle Ryan

Can I just say that my kids just love their Uncle Ryan. Whenever he comes over they just go nuts and he is so cute with them. Here are some pictures of them playing outside.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Owen's Farm

We went with some friends to the Owen's farm in Richardson. It was so fun and perfect for kids. We spent about 2 hours there, saw everything, went on a hay ride and then had lunch and the kids went home and took naps. I didn't think my kids would actually feed the goats but they did. Both had them licking and eating out of their hands. Maddison really loved petting the pony too. Thanks for coming Crystal and Rhonda!
Hay ride. James thought it was a choo-choo.

So much for a group picture...
Really nice pony.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trip to the zoo

We went to the Ft. Worth zoo on half price Wed when Ryan had work off. I love that zoo it is so much fun. The kids favorite part was the bird enclosure. We bought the little feed sticks and both kids got to hold and touch the birds. James was especially fascinated by them. Maddison was very persistent in getting one on a stick by herself. We were probably in there a good 40 minutes. However, they were worth it! James just touched one.

Maddison getting one by herself.

Here birdie!
The week before we went to the Dallas zoo with my mom. We were in a similar enclosure but they had more than parakeets there. Anyway, my mom was just standing there and had a cockatail land right on her head and stay there for a while. I guess he thought it was a nest :) I didn't have my camera on hand but the kids thought it was great.

James' Birthday #2

Choo-Choo!Mmm I think he likes it.

James' birthday was all choo-choos. I have never seen a boy who was as obsessed with trains as James is. We all pitched in and got him a train set that has all the bells and whistles. He loves it. Ryan Vandiver got him a Thomas the Train pillow that he likes to sit on and pretend he is on a train. The following video's are of his first look at it. He still signs when he hears things by putting his hand up to his ear. He does this when he hears a train, plane, bus or motorcycle. James loved all the trains he got for his birthday.

In fact a day after we got them we had to go somewhere and I told him he could take a few of his trains. Well I saw him put 2 in and then we left. In the car I gave him the trains and he kept saying "more more. " I told him that was it and we kept going, despite his instistence. Well when we got home he wanted to play with his trains but we could not find the rest of them anywhere. I looked all over the house but couldn't find them. I was pretty upset because I just thought "great now we have a train table but no trains." Well a little while later I was getting something out of my purse and lo and behold there were the rest of the 12 trains. Funny you think I would have noticed the extra weight. James had put them in there when i wasn't looking. Now the trains still go every where we go but he has a "manly train purse" to take them in.

It was so nice having every one here for his birthday. We actually celebrated it on Easter. He is too young to know we did it a day early, right?

First look at the train.

Enjoying the sights and sounds.

I made the cake but relied on my dad for the decorations on it. He did this free-hand using the picture on the plates. Isn't he amazing? Thanks mom and dad for all you do for us. We love you!

The first present he opened was a little train and he ran around and then fell on the floor saying "ooooo." It was pretty funny.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I finally downloaded the pictures from my camera so I am just posting each event seperately. These are some of Easter. Maddison loved her dress. We had an egg hunt in the house because the weather man said it was going to be horrible all day. However, if we had just waited til after church it was beautiful. Oh well! James loved the candy in the egg. After he would find one he would shake it, open it and then proceed to dump the entire egg in it. Pretty funny. Maddison got a kite and moon sand. The Easter egg hunt pictures are on Ryan's camera so until he downloads them....Found them!

Tatoo eggs! Maddison was very careful during this part.