Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hunting for Arrowheads

This past Saturday the boys went to my parents' house for the day.  My mom's cousin and his grandson, Blaze, were down hunting, so Kade & Layton wanted to go see them.  When Blaze wasn't hunting (he got a nice 8 point buck with a wide spread!), Babers took all three of them to look for arrowheads.  My parents have an Indian burial ground in the pasture behind their house.  Almost everything has already been excavated by a university, but you never know what might turn up, especially since my dad has dozed some of the trees in the surrounding area.  No luck, though.  A wonderful time was had, of course--they were digging in dirt!

Clint worked on Saturday and I attended a friend's wedding.  On Sunday, we had a busy day with Sunday school, PIPs and then back to church that evening to decorate for Christmas (a yummy taco soup dinner was served!).

Kade digging and inspecting.

Layton with a find--looks like an animal bone of some sort!

Kade, Blaze and Layton looking at on OLD grave in the pasture behind my parents' house.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sloppy Tooth Fairy & Report Card

Kade lost another tooth at school this past week (he has lost three in the past two weeks)!  He kept forgetting to put it under his pillow, but finally remembered one day this week.  However, when he woke up the next morning he couldn't find the money the tooth fairy left.  So, of course, in a state of panic he ran upstairs and told me the ordeal.  Clint and I immediately gave each other the "Oh My Goodness" look and I quickly assured him that it probably just fell between the mattress and the bed frame.  So, low and behold when I went to assist him I found it right where I thought it would be.  I explained that he probably moved around a lot after she placed it under his pillow and it just slipped down where he couldn't see it.  We hope the Tooth Fairy gets her act together for the next tooth!

Kade also received his second six weeks report card this week.  He had all A's, just like the first six weeks.  We are so proud of him and hope that he keeps it up.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friends & Family

We started our weekend activities on Friday evening by going to a nearby town and eating with friends. They recently finished building their home, so we were able to see it for the first time, too. It is absolutely beautiful! Layton stayed with their little boy at home and played, while their little girl and Kade went with the adults to eat (their grandmother was in for the weekend, so she watched the little boys). We had a wonderful time and it was so nice to see our friends (it has been about 2 years since we saw them last).

Leddie, Laithe & Layton w/Kalico's Mother

Kade watching the little kids play.

On Saturday the boys and I went to the DFW area for a birthday party. My cousin's little boy turned one this weekend, so we helped him celebrate. He is just precious!


Kade & Layton showing JW their new animal faces.  He didn't cry, but he wasn't too sure what to think of them.

Kade & Layton playing with Rooster

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank You, Clint!

This past weekend I went shopping in DFW with my mom and sister.  We started off Friday in Dallas.  We  went to the Dallas Market Center Sample Sale, which is a once a year sale open to the public.  We loved it and found a lot of great Christmas gifts.  I heard several people say that it was not as good as last year's, but we didn't know any different.  We then spent the night in Grapevine and shopped Southlake Town Square on Saturday.  I got a lot of shopping done and now look forward to putting my tree up and wrapping all of my packages!  Thanks Mom & Skye for a great time (Sommer had to work, so we missed seeing her).

Here is the best part, Clint was so sweet and agreed to keep both of the boys for me, overnight.  Kade ended up spending Friday night with a friend (first time ever), so Clint only had Layton to entertain.  They ordered pizza and watched "Monsters vs. Aliens."  Kade did great at his first sleepover, too!  Saturday, Clint ended up taking Kade, Layton and a friend of Kade's bowling and they even ate at Texas Roadhouse!  He definitely gets the Daddy of the Decade award for helping me out this weekend.  I appreciate him very much.

Sadly, no pictures were taken during the weekend.  I was shopping too hard, I guess.  Clint actually took a camera to take pics (he knows how important this blog is to me), but said he forgot it in the car.  I'm just proud of him for thinking to take it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Kade pulled his other front tooth last night!  He had to work at it for about an hour while watching television.

This morning when Layton saw that Kade received money from the tooth fairy he told us that he was going to lose a tooth tomorrow!  He is definitely catching on to what money is.

You can't tell he is even missing his two front teeth in this picture.

You can see they are missing in this one, though.  Sorry if this grosses anyone out!

Aunt Jean gave Kade this cute little pillow that holds your tooth for the tooth fairy.  He wanted to use it last night, but was sure to write the tooth fairy a note saying, "Please do not take my tooth."
He received $5!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

My aunt's sister, JJ Barrington, took our family pictures this year.  I wanted some really fun ones, so that I could blow them up poster size and hang in my stairwell.  So, most of them are unique and not your normal, "pose, cheese".  We had a wonderful time and even got some good ones to make a cute Christmas card out of, which is basically my new header.  The wind was really blowing the Sunday we took the pictures, but I'm still very pleased and can't wait until we do it again.  Also, some of you are getting these for Christmas, but I guess it will be a surprise as to which ones you get!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gifts from Germany

I have made a friend via Ebay.  That totally makes me sound like I am addicted to Ebay, but I'm really not.  I do sell a lot on there, but hardly ever buy anything anymore.  My latest items I've sold are Old Gringo boots for my sister, which apparently a lot of people are looking for, because they sell like hot cakes.  Anyway, I have sold several pair to a nice woman in Germany.  Her name is Regina and we have struck up a friendship via email and Ebay.  Well, yesterday the boys and I received a huge package in the mail from her.  She had checked out my blog, which I'm glad she did, and figured the boys' sizes out. She then sent them clothes, bags, pencils, chocolate and cookies.  They were so excited!  I can't believe she sent all that to us, not only paying the prices to buy it, but also paying to ship it to the USA (about $30 USD).  Regina's English is very good, but I do plan to have a German exchange student help me read some parts of the letter she sent us.  There are a few words that I assume are hard to translate into English.  Hope she isn't expecting a letter back from me in German!

Regina, if you read this thank you again for your kindness.  I do hope that we can meet one day in person and I can thank you face to face.

All of this from Germany!  Regina even had everything wrapped in really cute cellophane.

Regina sent Kade this really cute jacket.  It has an inside pocket for a cell phone, which he thinks is really cool (No, he doesn't have a phone!).

I love this milk chocolate candy that is shaped and wrapped like ladybugs (Layton's nickname is Ladybug).

Each of the boys received these cute SpongeBob pens.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat 2009

We had a very busy Halloween Saturday.  Kade dressed up as the ghost figure from the movie "Scream" and Layton dressed up as Spiderman.  After lunch on Saturday we went to visit the great-grandparents.  The white-haired Pa-Paw met us at Dairy Queen and treated us to ice cream and sodas.  We then went to Nede's house and made chocolate/butterscotch fudge.

We arrived back at home just in time to Trick-or-Treat in town and then attend a carnival that was being held for the first time.  It was a huge success, in my opinion, and I hope they make it a yearly event.  Everything was free!  I had told Kade earlier in the week that they were having a cake walk.  He had never seen one, so that was the first thing he did when we got there.  He won a chocolate cake on his second try!  He was very excited, as were the rest of us chocolate lovers.

Spiderman and Scream - Layton assured me many times throughout the day that Spiderman rescues people and doesn't hurt them.  Too cute!

Making fudge with Nede.

Layton taking a nap on his balloon.  He was exhausted, but never cranky (b/c it was Halloween)!

Layton playing a ring game at the carnival.  He was too funny, because he made sure each ring was neatly on top of the stand (a little OCDC in his future?).

Kade having his palm read by a fortune teller at the carnival.  Very cute!

Kade was amazed by everything the fortune teller told him.  She said that he would have three sons and that he was very strong-willed.  Once she was done, he told her that he did not know all that about himself!