Sunday, December 28, 2014


..I am impressed by what great parents we are. Not! ;)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cooper's B-B-Q

"I don't want to eat here..." I am sure he will learn to love it!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas from San Angelo!

Showing the belly at Papaw's ranch

The, I just woke up from a nap in the car and am not ready for the world, stance

Older brothers make excellent pillows
Thanks Santa! A police bike and a fire bike!

Too much turkey?

Boxing Day fun, playing with ninja turtles, enjoying a sunny Texas morning on the steps.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Reagan's Christmas Concert

Will need to find the video. . .

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cooper's Christmas Concert

The blonde boy in the front who sort of steals the show is one of Cooper's best friends. . .

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Is it Christmas time already?

Reagan had pajama (charity) day at school today. He said he wanted a costume not pajamas. We combined the two, and got some fun photos. ;)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Abugga wugga!!

What I said to get them to look up from the iPad and laugh for this photo. :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Saturday, October 11, 2014

My policemen

The obsession continues! I just can't resist buying the boys police costumes. These are from Costco - yes, we joined Costco. We are officially non-city people (at least on the weekends)!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Warming your feet by the fire

Or electric heater... Cooper created himself this little setup tonight. It is starting to get very cold!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014


We were tired of cleaning slugs out of the sandbox so we decided to build a cover for it. The boys wanted to help. ;)

School photos - Cooper 2014 (Reception)

Posting this is making me have one of those "how has he gotten so old, so fast" moments!

Star Wars on sunday afternoon

Cooper keeps asking, "Is that a good guy or a bad guy?" And a hundred other questions! I think all the questions exhausted Reagan...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The walk to school

One of my favorite things to do is take the boys to school. (The process takes about 1.5 hours, so I don't always have time to do it.)

These pictures are from the walk from the house to the bus stop.

The gold sweater makes its debut! While astonishingly ugly on every other kid, when it is your own it looks almost cute. ;)

I think Reagan was embarrassed to be seen with the gold sweater...

On the bus, checking out the truck behind us:

There are no more tears from either boy, but Cooper still wishes he could go back to nursery school.

Cooper asked for multiple hugs and kisses, Reagan almost looked at me when he waved goodbye...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Reagan's first day of school

"Bye, bye, Mommy" - Seems happy to be back at school!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cooper first day of "Big School"

Cooper did Not want to go to school. But, as I reminded him he doesn't really ever like trying new things. We came up with a few examples of things he now loves that he was scared to try at first - bacon, cinnamon rolls and McDs were the three we repeated on the way to school.

Getting dressed - "Mommy, can I please wear normal clothes?"

On the bus on the way to school (not happy):

Outside the school (slightly happier - all the kids were wearing these funny clothes!)

His "hook":

When we met his teacher she asked if he was excited to be there. He stated, "Yes" and then said "It took me a really, really, really long time to like sauce." ;)

Happily playing as we left:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Backyard adventures

Trying out a new "auto" movie maker app...

YouTube Video

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The country house is complete

Or at least as far as the boys are concerned!


YouTube Video

And a working jeep

YouTube Video

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sports day at school

England has a great tradition of "Sports Day" near the end of the year. The kids do a variety of races/games and even the parents have a race or two. It took Reagan a little while, but he got in to the spirit of it. Cooper loved every minute and has been asking when the next Sports Day is! A bunch of pictures and videos below. One thing to note, is both the boys seem to go with the Michael Jordan tongue out approach to speed. ;)