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Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly...Colossians 3:16

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new tradition!!

So if you read my blog last year, you know I am into adding new traditions to our family during the holidays. Well I am happy to welcome a new one this year courtesy of my sweet mother-in-law!! She sent the kids an advent calendar with prizes for each day!

It's so cute - it has little drawers & everything. Since they live in New York & we don't get to see them as often, I thought this was such a good idea.

My plan is to post a picture of them with their daily prize every day, so hopefully I can stay on top of it.

Day 1: Chapstick!


Introducing....drum roll please..... CALI-CO!!! Meet the newest member of our family. That's right. A CAT! Who would have ever imagined the king of this castle would have allowed it??? Not me, I can assure you.

So here's how it happened. While we were on a visit to Cleburne, Jeff & I decided to load up the kids for a little trip to Lowe's to look at some new Christmas lights for the house. We pulled up and parked next to us was a Z-71 truck. When we hopped out of the car, we could hear frantic meowing, and after searching for a few seconds, we found this sweet little thing lodged in between the bed of the pickup and the gas tank. She was STUCK! Jeff & I both laid on our backs trying to get her out with no luck. After a few minutes of trying to coax her, pull, push, etc., Jeff hops up and says, "Well, let's go!" Ummm...are you SERIOUS?! I look at him and with Reese by my side as ammunition (it's the brown eyes) I say "I don't THINK SO buddy! We're not going ANYWHERE till we get that cat out!" So down he went on his back for another rescue session, and off I went inside to find the owner of the truck. To make a long story short (I'm not very good at that I realize), I come outside with the owner (who advised me to just shoot the cat..really dude?) to two young Lowes employees laying on their backs under the truck pushing and prodding...they were as determined as I was! So after about 20 minutes of this, out she came...the sweetest, most adorable little cat. We all just kind of looked at each other like, NOW WHAT? We couldn't just let her go right there in the middle of town!

Hence the new family member. Jeff said Reese & I "broke" him. Yep. Just like an untame horse, honey. You didn't stand a chance.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mase Funnies

Tonight as we were getting ready for bed, Mase & I had some interesting conversations. The kid always cracks me up!

Scenario #1:
Mason was complaining that his big toe was hurting because he got it slammed in the door earlier in the night.

Me: "Mason, let mamma kiss your toe." *smoooooch* There, does that feel better?"

Mase: Pause. Looks up for a minute as if to be thinking..."MO-OM!!!! Your kisses are MAGIC! Can they kill bigfoot?"


Scenario #2:
Putting Mason to bed tonight after a day full of spankings for him and way too much mean mom voice for me.

Me: "Mason, let's try to have a better day tomorrow, ok?"

Mase: "Whyyyy?"

Me: "Well, because you were pretty naughty today."

Mase: "Pretty? Like a girl dancing with sparkly pants pretty?"

Aaaaaghhhh!!! What am I gonna do with that kid????

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Although the actual celebration of Halloween doesn't make my Top 3 list for favorite holidays, I am all about any excuse to wear and/or decorate with the colors orange and black. Apparently, Reese has been brainwashed influenced to do the same, as she picked out this festive orange & black butterfly outfit. Enjoy the pics.


This was the first season both kids played soccer, and WE SURVIVED!! We were so fortunate that the kids had their practices at the same time on the same days of the week. I'm not sure we would have made it through, otherwise. Jeff & his cousin, Joey, coached Mase's team, and Reese had a new coach this year who we really liked. It was a great season, and we learned that Mason really emjoys soccer and Reese is ready to move on to tumbling. WAH! Don't get me wrong, I'm pumped about the tumbling choice, but she really is pretty good at soccer and I would love for her to stick with it at least one more season. We shall see.

Here are a few pics of the season.

Reese in action!

The "Crazy" Giants.


Reese getting some good kicks in.

I love how she's just sitting back smiling in this pic. It's still all about havin fun.

Run Reese, RUN!!

These were our "Aces"...Case, Mase & Ace.

There is that tongue-in-cheek thing again. I hear it's a Weyers trait. ;-)

Mason made lots of new friends on his soccer team.
We just loved this little guy!

Mason's Masterpieces

It's been fun watching Mason's personality develop into a bright, creative, fun little boy over the past couple years. He always amazes us with his treasure hunting abilities - usually consisting of some sort of nut, leaf, stick, nails or bolts. I have learned to just carry a stash of ziploc baggies with me because you never know when he might get the urge to go scrounging around a nearby parking lot. He's also shown potential as an artist/architect/engineer or sorts with a few of his latest projects. It's fun to dream up what career path he may choose in life. Anyway, here are a few pics of some cool projects Little Manny has come up with all on his own in the past few months. They really do amaze me! Sorry...only partial shameless bragging. Just kidding! No I'm not. Yes I am. No I'm not. Yes I am. ha ha Rachel!.

Here is the most recent invention. He hammered a bunch of nails into this tree in our backyard and created "nut holders" so he can feed the squirrels. LOVE IT!

So duper proud.

This was a water balloon Mase blew up and used a "bad pen" (permanent marker) to make a face on it.

This was all Mason's idea. He had painted a bunch of artwork and decided he'd like to display it for the neighborhood to see, so he took it upon himself to once again find some nails & a hammer and went to town posting his art collection on the tree in the front yard. Awesome.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Reese made a funny!

Reese: Momma, today when we were sitting on the ground in a circle at soccer practice, someone tooted.

Me: Really? Ewwww...

Reese: was SO RANCHY!