Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It's the Holiday Season

How did this year come to a close so quickly?! The babes are growing like weeds. Miss Camille is growing more curls each day. Max keeps upping his shoe size every month and making his new pants look like capris. As with all holiday seasons, we have been busy making memories and having fellowship with friends / family. Below are some photos capturing our days in preparation for the BIG day.
Snowman pancake breakfast - thanks to "B"
Curls, curls, and more curls
Dallas Children's Parade
Curious George
Dallas Children's Parade
Giant Balloons!
Our home all decorated for the holiday season. Max demanded more lights.  
So Tyler trimmed the roof and got "Santa stop here" sign.
Willie came back ...
Max had a playdate with Maddie.
They decorated "ginger"bread men.
Camille decorated too

Monday, August 10, 2015

We've got a writer

Max was up late one night this weekend with Tyler and I. He made reference to putting his name on his puzzle box so we said "you do it."  Max paused then agreed when we said he could do it. We handed him a sharpie and made him do a trial run on a piece of paper. No tracing, just 100% left handed Max and this is what we got. I personally am thrilled. He had everything going against him ... Late night, sharpie (that we told him not to get on his skin, which freaked him out a bit), no lines on the paper, and he had to do it from memory. Such a proud mommy!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Public Service Vehicle Day

Today is Friday. In our neighborhood, that means it's one of Max's favorite days of the week. In the summer, it's splash day at school AND show and tell, which he absolutely loves. But even more than that, he loves the garbage man. For once, they came kinda early this time so Max got to see him across the street. I decided to stick around after I saw Max camped out on our utility box out front by the sidewalk. I asked him what he was doing and he said, "I'm waiting for the garbage man." Well, ok then. Let's wait for the garbage man, I decided. I went inside to get his camera and he got some stellar action shots. Just take a look for yourself!
Rookie. That's not you take a selfie.

There we go! That's more like it!!

"I take a picture of my ear!"

That's not all, folks. He was just warming up (literally and figuratively). The garbage man did in fact finally make the loop around. We could hear him getting closer to our house with each extension of its giant claw. Sure enough, he finally made the last turn and Max was right there to capture it in all its glory! Behold...The Claw!

 He was ecstatic! So much so that he almost forgot to take the pictures. Luckly, Dad was right there to remind him. My favorite part of looking at these kinds of pictures is that it's so easy to see that it's taken from only 3 feet off the ground, unlike most photos that are taken around 6 feet off the ground. The truck left, to which Max said, "Bye bye garbage man!" I put the camera in my pocket and we were off to school for splash day.

And just when you thought that was enough, a Murphy Police Officer pulled over some lady on the road across the street from his school as I was getting Max out of his carseat. One beef I've had with Texan drivers is that when they get pulled over, they don't pull over all the time; especially on 4-lane roads with little traffic. They stop in the middle of the road, or at least in this instance in the left lane. Who does that?? Texans, that's who. So the nice police officer got on her built-in riot-grade megaphone to tell the car to pull over to the right side of the road. Naturally, the driver pulled into the pathway of the median like she was turning into his school, to which the officer again asked the driver to pull out of the road. And so the driver pulling into the main driveway of the daycare (it's like a one-way loop that you pull through). And again, the police officer requested "Ma'am, please pull all the way though. You are blocking all traffic." It was really quite comical. I could tell the officer was as confused as I as to why this driver had no idea what the hell they were doing. It's probably safe to assume that if they don't know how to park then they were probably guilty of whatever they were being pulled over for. Anywho, Max was on the sidewalk listing to the officer's megaphone instructions and I gave him his camera that was in my pocket still. He saw the police car pull up to us started taking pictures of the police car with its lights on at HIS school, as if she came to see him. The officer was very nice (to us) and was smiling and waving at Max as he took a few pictures (working in TV, I've learned you never say you're going to "shoot the officer" or "shoot the President"; it could get taken out of context very easily) of her pulling through the pre-school driveway. Needless to say, we had a very exciting morning before school.

You can actually see the officer waving at Max in this one.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Swim till you can't swim anymore

First swim of the summer in the books. It's been raining a lot this spring which kept pools closed and cold. It took us almost to the 4th of July to find our way to a pool. Max almost jumped back in as if he didn't miss a beat however he was a bit hesitant at first. We were so close to loosing the floaties last summer but with Tyler traveling I just couldn't throw him in without them just yet. He had a blast and I'm confident this is the summer for him to be swimming independently (no floaties). 

 It was Camille's first time in a pool (technically). We bought a tube for her dang her feet and float in ... not a fan. So we sat her in it ... that was better. But her absolute favorite time occurred sitting on the edge just like her big brother years ago (see May 2012 blog). 

We were at the Clarks pool and the boys (Max and Harrison) were defending the hot tub (not turned on) against the the girls in the pool. Super cute!

Camille was famished after her swim day and put down lots of fruit, applesauce, Cheerios, and an entire hot dog. 

Can't wait for more pictures and video as the summer has just begun. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dance, Dance, Dance

My kids got the moves.  As hard as they may try, the music takes over and they can't hold back ... GOT TO DANCE.  I have zero clue where they get this from. ;)

Camille knew she was on camera but once the music picked up she just couldn't let a little camera hold her back from feeling the beat.

 Maximus at Gloria's getting down with his buddy Harrison.  Harrison danced a little but Maximus felt the urge to take it to a whole different level.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Living Life

I'm sorry that we have not posted in a LONG time. We have been living life or surviving allergy / monsoon season (however you want to look at it). The kids keep growing up, and with each passing day loving each other more and more. Below are a few photos taken over the weekend:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Easy as ABC

The spotlight turned onto Max yesterday as I was finally able to catch one of his songs on video. I present to you this fabulous rendition of The Alphabet Song by MaXman. He chose it, not me :-)