Friday, May 31, 2013

Remember this?

The playhouse they painted!
It's still here and it was still in good
shape when the girls were here.
 But - I think our playhouse days
may now be over.
It's sitting outside in the rain as I
type this. It's going to be mushy!
But - we really need our garage
space back, anyway!

Thursday, May 30, 2013


 I think I could turn these two
loose in a patch of wildflowers and they'd
be content all day!
 Grace especially loves to pick flowers!
 She's even careful to pick them with stems
all about the same length, so they
will fit a vase properly!
I love it that they are learning to appreciate
beauty at such a young age!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A BIGGER, Better Ball Pit!

 We've tried just about everything, but
I think we have finally found
the ideal ball pit!
It's an inflatable pool!
And it can easily hold 3 or 4 kids and
hundreds of balls!
AND - It's kid tested and approved!
(grown ups seem to think it takes up too much space and makes too many
messes, but then.... who cares what grown ups think?)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Two For Tea Plus Two More!

 These two wanted a tea party!
They sure did!
They told either Grace or Olivia.
And they told their sister.
So - both girls knew, but I
had no clue.
 But that's okay!
The girls got the tea party all set up.
They are tea party pros!
They know just how to do it.
And everything was just fine.
They even used Brilyn's blanket
as a tablecloth!
I grabbed some snacks and put some
tea and the tea pot and the
party was on!
Yes... that made those little
animals happy!
Of course, it did!

Monday, May 27, 2013


It was too windy outside to
safely light a fire, so I let
Grace and Caelie make Smore's
indoors! Look how carefully
Grace is laying out her
supplies! I think she likes MAKING
them better than EATING them.

And... Caelie..... she likes
EATING them!

Friday, May 24, 2013


 It finally warmed up enough that
we could open the pool
for Mother's Day weekend.
 Grace was soooooo ready!
Plus, Caelie was here to swim with her.
And we all know two kids in the pool
are more fun than one!
 Caelie tested out the slide, which is now
fully installed.
 It looks like it's working just fine.
 She went under and popped right back up
and swam to the side like
a champion!
And then, she ran in and got some
goggles so she could do it all over again!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Movie Night? OR Hamster Wheel?

 Caelie came over and we had planned
on a movie night!
But - the girls just could not settle down
for a movie. So, I taught them the
democratic process of VOTING!
 The girls chose HAMSTER WHEEL
by a unanimous vote, so we went out
after dark and played!
 They had so much fun!
Even Olivia can crawl like
a hamster in a wheel.
For an inflatable toy, this thing
was pretty fun!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Grace and Olivia Visit the Ducks!

 I brought Grace and Olivia back with
me when I returned home and they immediately
wanted to go see their ducks.
 We counted the ducks....
ONE.... TWO..... Oh, No!
We're missing a white one?
We have no clue where it went, but there is
no feather trail indicating that
coyote or fox got it.
And we THOUGHT we were missing
Brilyn's duck, too.... but nope....
It just found a boyfriend and eloped!
It's now on the other side of the pond.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Olivia Riding Popcorn

 Olivia rode Popcorn, too!
She held on tight and kept her balance
just fine.
 Her Momma wanted to walk along beside
her and hold on to her to make sure
she didn't fall off - but Olivia didn't
REALLY need any help!
Just look at her!
She's a BIG girl now!
But, I'm sure she'll always be her
Momma's baby.
We Momma's try so hard to keep them
little.... yet, in the blink of an
eye they seem to grow up over night.
But - Olivia is a little cuddle bug.
No matter how big she gets, I hope
she never outgrows snuggling.
She's the snuggliest little girl I think
I've ever met, and I hope that never
ever changes.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Riding Popcorn!

 While we were at the ranch
both girls got to ride Popcorn!
 Doesn't Gracie look happy up there
on that horse?
I think she needs one!
She rode and she rode and she
rode. I think she and Popcorn
became good friends. She will
probably have to start scheduling
regular visits with him, now.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two Little Cowgirls!

 I went to Texas to visit a ranch
with Grace and Olivia!
 They met a really nice pony
named Popcorn!
 He was so nice, he actually
tried to give Grace a little kiss!
And Olivia gave him one!
Isn't that the sweetest looking pony?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brilyn and the Ducks!

 I took Brilyn down to the pond
to feed the ducks and we found them
resting on the bank with a few
new little duck friends.
The wood ducks quickly flew away!
 And when Brilyn got too close
for comfort... our ducks
swam away!
But, we poured them some
feed and they had gotten out of
the water and were eating it
by the time we made our
way back to the Razor. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pretty Feet

 Grandpa bought us some new nail polish
so the girls were excited to
try it out. It dries faster - but not
quite fast enough to prevent a toddler
from smudging it. However, we got
decent results.
 Gracie's pretty feet!
Olivia's pretty feet!
Both girls wanted flowers - which is good, because
flowers are made simply by making dots.
I'm not sure I'm artsy enough for anything
more complicated!

Monday, May 13, 2013


We've had such crazy
weather this spring that my
garden is not sure what
to make of it.
It's growing - but it's no where
near where it should be.
The WILDFLOWERS are just
now coming out in full strength,
so maybe that's a good sign.
 This is an Indian Paintbrush!
 It grows in single spurts or in
little clusters like this.
They're all over Oklahoma!
And I'm not sure what this is,
but they are all over here, too!
There is a field full of them just down
the road!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Guess What?

 This is my son, Billy and his
beautiful wife, Alyssa!
 They've been married just over a year
and now they're expecting!
 We've known for a while,
but I wasn't announcing the news
until after I saw it on facebook.
 But now... the news is out!
We won't know if the baby will be
a boy or a girl for awhile!
BUT - that makes two grandbabies
on the way!
Asher (Brandy and Andrew's baby) should
be here some time in August!
And Billy and Alyssa's Little One
should be here in November!
It looks like 2013 is going to be a
year of blessings for us.
And we couldn't be happier!