Friday, October 29, 2010

First School Program

Last week Caroline had her very first school program. It was all about the fall, and it was super cute! She had a small crowd there cheering her on, so she was really excited (internally).
As usual in these situations, she was pretty stoic. When I asked her later why she was so serious, she said, "Mommy, I'm working hard up there." So I just said, "Ok..."
She had a part where she and a few other girls went down and scooped up and tossed leaves during a song. She loosened up a little bit then, but she was pretty intentional about what she was doing.
During the last song, she got to use a "boom whacker." They were really neat cylinders that made different tones when they were whacked on the ground. We finally got a small smile out at that point.
We were so proud of her. I almost teared up when I realized how old she is. We are so blessed to have her in our family!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Our sweet friends, the Deanes, have been so sweet to take us to some of the recent playoff Ranger games. It has been such a treat! This past Friday night was the ALCS game 6 against the NY Yankees (boo!!).
As soon as we got there, we could feel the electricity in the air. People were just on edge! We got there early and spent some time taking in the atmosphere.
TBS was there broadcasting and I was able to catch a glimpse of Cal Ripken Jr.! So awesome! He's a legend, and I was quite giddy!
This game was BEYOND intense! Our pitching was on fire and we loved watching the Yankees get shut down one by one! There was lots of high-fiving and the noise was UNREAL! When Alex Rodriguez came up as the final out, the place was ready to explode! When he went down looking, we all went crazy! I hugged every stranger around me and screamed and cried! The fireworks went on and on and they must have spent a fortune on confetti!

After we settled down a little bit, they brought the stage on the field and presented the pennant trophy to Nolan Ryan and the MVP trophy to Josh Hamilton. I could not have more respect for both of these men, so it was a really special moment. It was such an amazing moment!
The Ballpark has never been more alive! The roar went all the way out into the parking lot. Everyone had their windows down and was giving high fives to anyone that passed. We didn't even mind waiting in the horrific traffic!
What a night!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Snow White

Mom made it possible for Caroline and me to go with her to see Snow White. We have really enjoyed going to the shows at Casa Manana. Nana always makes it possible for Caroline to look super cute as well!

State Fair

We continued our yearly tradition of attending the State Fair of Texas as a family. As the kids gets older, it becomes less about us and more about seeing it through their eyes.

We started the day with a Ferris wheel ride. Cooper didn't really get it last year, but this year he and Caroline both really enjoyed it! If only I could translate his little baby language to know what he was talking about!

Caroline and Daddy rode one of the carnival rides. She didn't understand the fact that we had to pay per ride instead of it being like Six Flags. And when I say pay, I mean PAY! You can drop some serious dough on this area of the fair!

Coop's favorite part was certainly the petting zoo. He got up close with a giraffe and would have climbed in with the animals if we had let him!