Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

It's Easter. We all know the real meaning of Easter. The Easter Bunny and Dressing up. (Just kidding) This morning or should I say the middle of the night, Colton crawled into our bed and wanted us to get up to see if the Easter Bunny came. I put my arms around him and said, "Go back to sleep" I know, MEAN right, but come on......he could have at least waited for daylight. Needless to say we were all up at SUNRISE, checking out the goods. The kids were so excited... even Kinley. I love Easter and Christmas. Obviously because of the Real Meaning, but also because I love to see the looks on my kids faces when they see what was left for them. After that fun was over, we all got dressed and headed off to Church to celebrate the real reason for this Season. Two hours later.... Church was still going and these folks had to go. Three kids and a two hour service were not mixing. (There was no Children's Church or nursery. We came home and had Ham, lima beans and Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Another Great day had by the Kleiber Family. Reality strikes tomorrow. Back to work for Greg and back to School for Colton & Bailey. Kinley and I will just play it by ear.

PS: How hard it must have been for God to give his only son to die for our sins so that we could have Everlasting life. Thank You Jesus.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Neighborhood Fun

We actually stayed home this Easter so we decided to take the kids to the Neighborhood's Annual Easter egg hunt. It was quite the production. They had tons of food, face painting, sack races, a bunny petting zoo and more. The kids were pumped about getting to run after plastic eggs with Candy in them. Unfortunately some people decided to donate Chocolate Candy that got placed in plastic eggs and put out in the Texas heat a couple of hours before the hunt started. Needless to say, those eggs got thrown out as soon as the hunt was over. Chocolate was oozing out of them. The kids didn't mind. They got plenty of other Candy and the whole experience was fun for them. They even had a hunt for Kinley's age group. They said Go, and she went to crawling. It was very cute to watch. Bailey wanted to help her out so bad, but I said, just let her go and see what she does. She ended up with about 4 eggs in her basket. Bailey and Colton on the other other hand ended up with more than they needed. I hope there is not a Dental expense in our near future. Fun was had by all, but we were worn out. Afterwards we went to Academy and bought floats for the River (with good intentions of going) and went and ate at Willie's. Greg and I did most of the eating. Colton and Bailey parked themselves in the sand box pretty much the whole time. By the time we got home, naps were taken and then it was too late to go to the River. I love busy days. It makes me feel like something got accomplished. Now if I could just accomplish something around this house, I'd be doing good.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kinley's First Visit to the Dentist

Today I took Colton to the Dentist to have some work done.

It took all of 15 minutes, so we decided to let Kinley get her first dose of the Dentist. She was happy to sit in the chair and naw on the Dentist fingers. She chewed on his fingers for a good five minutes. He just let her because he thought it was so funny. I hope all her Dentist appointments are this fun for her.

Sweet Little Bunnies

Today was so much fun. Vanessa and I got the babies together for a little Easter photo shoot. Vanessa made the cutest bunny ears! She's very talented. I think I'll be learning a lot from her. Kinley and Sidney had a great time chewing on their plastic eggs while Vanessa and I danced around and made funny faces trying to make them smile. We laughed at each other at one point because Mom's will do just about anything to get a smile out of a kid for a picture, even if it is a little embarrassing. This is Kinley and Sydney's first Easter and I think we did a pretty good job capturing their cuteness.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Floats are FUN!!!

When the kids came home with an assignment to make a float out of a shoebox, I was Super excited. I LOVE projects like this. My downfall is the fact that I am a total control freak so I end up doing most of it, if not all of it. I don't mind doing all of it, but I don't think they send projects home like this so that the parents can do them all by themselves. I asked Colton & Bailey what kind of float they wanted to do, praying that they would pick something that I could have fun with. Naturally Colton wanted to do a Farm Float. He's my little Country Bumpkin! Next, Bailey....Can we do a Pretty Pink Barbie Float????? ABSOLUTELY!!!! I can have A LOT of fun with that. I did manage to let them glue a few things on so technically we did this project together. When we took the floats to School on float day, I was happy to see that there was Obviously more parents who took on this project themselves as well. I was amazed at all the different ideas everyone had. There was one girl that had a stage with Justin Beiber on it, and it was no easy task. It looked AWESOME!!! I wish I had taken a picture. Another kid had a centipede float made out of several shoe boxes. All the floats were really cute. What a great project!!!

Bailey walking in the Float parade

Colton with his farm on a string

Sunday, April 10, 2011

One day later and still WORN OUT!!!!

I would like to be one of those people that just can go and go all day long, but the sad fact is that I AM NOT! I use to be able to hang, but not so much anymore. I went to bed at 2:30am Friday night because I was working on a gift for my niece. Not a smart move when I had to get up at 7:30 the next morning to get ready for an early T-ball game. After shooting down a 5 hour energy, I was ready to go. Aunt Mary, Ninny (Greg's Mom), Katie and Klay (Niece & Nephew) came to see Colton & Bailey play so they were really excited. After the game Mary, Katie & Ninny went back to the Deer Lease and My Family plus Klay headed to the School Carnival. Greg & I split up because the Boys wanted to do "Boy" stuff and Bailey wanted to get her face painted and hair & nails done at the Beauty Salon put on by the 5th graders. She also wanted to do the cake walk and was determined to win. We were almost out of tickets and she did not want to leave. She insisted that she play until she won a cake. I finally had to put a stop to it. We went on to play a few games and ended the day with snow cones. All in all it was a Great Carnival. The kids really enjoyed themselves. Kinley was so good during the whole thing. She's such an easy baby.After the School Carnival, we loaded up the crew and headed to the Deer Lease in Fredericksburg. By this time, I am DRAGGING, but trying to look alert. While I was driving up there I was day dreaming of taking a nap, but then I would have to snap out of it. Wouldn't want to fall asleep on the road. Once we got there, we were in full force again. The kids wanted to go play in the river so hear we go again. Ninny watched Kinley for me so I did get a break from that. Mary and I sat in our lawn chairs and caught up while the kids played. Once that was over we all went back up to the camp house, ate our dinner and for the most part passed out. I don't think I've slept that hard in a LONG time. Now we're home and my house is in desperate need of some attention, but it will have to wait. My recliner was calling my name and I had to oblige. I plan on sitting here for a while. The rest of the family is napping. Maybe I'll sit here and fall asleep too. Nothing like fishing with your Chips Ahoy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Project Make New Friends...

Today I set out to do what I said I would do. MAKE NEW FRIENDS. I went to the neighborhood Mommy's meeting to see what it was all about. Besides me, there were 3 other Moms. One Mom, Shelley who I have known (but never hung out with) for 2 years and another Mom, Vanessa. I'll start with Shelley. Why have I never hung out with her? She's great. I really enjoyed talking with her and hopefully we can start getting together more often. Our kids are good friends so why not us? O.k. Vanessa.... She's new to the neighborhood so I don't think she's established a lot of friendships yet, but unlike me she's actually putting in the effort. She has a baby that is less than a month older than Kinley so that works out great. They were so cute together. I think we will get together soon so the babies can play. All in all, it was a Great experience and I think I walked away with two new friends. YEAH ME. I feel like I've actually accomplished something. Who knows Jill (I say that b/c you're probably the only one reading this) I might become a Social Butterfly like you. (Minus the baking for everyone in sight) I think I like this blogging thing. It sure beats writing in a journal. Till Next time, goodnight.