Thursday, April 26, 2012

Woooooo Pig Sooie

Amidst all of the chaos with our former football coach, his misdeeds, our lack of a coach and our AD with impeccable integrity, the annual Razorfest and Red/White game was Saturday. Travis and I love Razorback football and decided it would be fun to take the girls.

(As much as we love it, we are not crazy enough to think our kids are going to sit through a regular season game.) (Plus, that's kind of "our" thing for now...tailgating and cheering on our Hogs.) (And tickets are expensive.)

So, we took the girls. We got there early enough to get great seats right on the 50 yard line. We enjoyed yummy game snacks and the girls LOVED the cheerleaders. However, once the game started, they quickly lost interest, (especially the older two). I made 50000000 trips to the bathroom with them and before halftime, Travis and I decided they had enough. (So, had we!)

Even though we didn't make through the whole game, it was fun to take the girls. (And it confirmed our "we will not buy them tickets and take them to a game during the season" stance).

Now...I am ready for football season! GO HOGS!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mary Poppins

Thursday night, my mom and I took  the girls to see Mary Poppins at the Walton Arts Center. First, we went to eat a yummy dinner at Noodles.

The girls absolutely LOVED the play. Emma and Hannah have been to several plays. But, this was Catherine's first one. The girl was in heaven. After ever song, she would clap and loud and fast as she could. During intermission, she had a mini-meltdown because she didn't want it to be over. Emma and Hannah loved it too and have already picked out several they want to go see next.

Such a fun night with my favorite girls in the whole world!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's a Mom's Life

These last few weeks have just been insane. I am not sure why some weeks are crazier than others, especially when you are like us...we have pretty much the SAME routine week in and week out. Because of that, my blogging has been lacking. So, I thought I would do a quick bulleted catch up.

  • Our mornings have been full of this:
Me: "No you can't watch cartoons"
Travis: "Girls, go eat breakfast."
Emma: "Mommy, I just hate this shirt. I know I loved it last week, but I hate it now."
Hannah: "Daddy said it would be 70 degrees. Can I wear shorts and a tank top?" "You NEVER let me wear shorts and a tank top. These pants are ugly...all pants are ugly"
Me: "Girls, brush your teeth."
Catherine: "Can me wear dis headband?" "YOU NEBER NEBER LET ME WEAR DIS HEADBAND!"
Travis: "Why can't we get it together in the mornings?"
Me: (rolls eyes and walks off)

  • Catherine colored on the couch and herself the other day. I took this video of her after I took her marker away. *Why doesn't she have clothes on, you ask? Well, she took them off and threw her shirt in the potty. And...sometimes, it's just not worth the battle to make her wear them.

  • After she ran off, I went to her room. This is where she LOVES to throw a majority of her fits. I thought I would get it on camera for those of you who tell me "no way does she act like that." (and no, that is not me laughing at the end of the video...although I did laugh.)

  • I keep saying I am going to blog about a typical week in our house. I really am...starting next week. (or the next)
  • Emma has dance on Wednesday at 5pm. So, I leave work at 4, pick them up from daycare and haul booty across town to drop her off. Last week, Hannah had a bottle of water, which she proceeded to spill all over her pants. I had her take them off and dried them in front of the heater while we were driving. Yes, I'm MacGyver.

  • I love my job. I really do. But, the other day I had a conference call during lunch. And I was a bunch of cough *MEN* cough who like to hear themselves talk. I took a picture of how I felt about it.

  • We got home from dinner the other night and Gus had some how jumped up, knocked the sock basket off the washer and took a million of them out into our backyard. Doggie door - can't live with can't go out to pee without it.

  • I had lunch with Emma yesterday at her school. I just love going to visit her at school and seeing her in her element. I also love that she's not embarrassed of me yet.
  • As I was leaving said lunch, I tripped and fell in the parking lot. Yep...right in front of the school.

  • Emma started softball. Travis signed her up and that is something that they do together. Surprisingly, she likes it. (After two practices...) Games will start soon and they are both so excited.
  • I found this picture of Catherine on my work phone. She was sick and came to the office with me one day. Where did my baby go!?

  • Hannah wants to wear a dress every day. If she doesn't get to wear one, she's mad. If she has to wear leggings with her dress, she's mad. She also tries to negotiate shorts into the deal. This is EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
  • I took this picture of Travis and Gus the other night. Too cute.

  • We are loving this weather we've been having for months now. I think we eat outside just about every night. And, the girls play outside until bath time. Everyone is happy and sleepy by bedtime.
  • I feel like I should do a blog post about my weight loss. I am still not skinny by any means, but I ran across some pictures of myself from about a year ago and!
That's about all that's going thru my little head as I avoid working on some modulars like the plague at work today. :)

Tonight, we are going to see Mary Poppins! So, I will be back with a fun "life" update soon! Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

We had a wonderful Easter this year! And you know what that means...PICTURE OVERLOAD!

Saturday night, we kicked off our Easter festivities. First, we made Resurrection rolls with the girls. (You put a marshmallow in a crescent roll, representing the body of Christ. After it cooks, you open the roll to see he's not there. He has risen!) It was a really great tradition to start and I think it helped give them a visual of exactly what Easter means.

**Disclaimer: Travis was in charge of the camera. And, I am keeping it real here...I have on NO make-up and a headband that Catherine insisted I wear.

After making resurrection rolls, we dyed eggs. I LOVE to dye eggs and could do it for hours. The girls really had fun. Travis got to keep Catherine from drinking the dye on task. It was such a fun night!

After the girls went to bed, the Easter Bunny stopped by and filled their buckets with lots of goodies!

Sunday morning, we got all dressed up a headed to church. It was a little bittersweet on Sunday. This is only the 2nd Easter we haven't spent with my parents and grandparents (the first one fell a couple days after Hannah's birth and we opted to stay home.) I missed them terribly.

But, we are SO fortunate to have such wonderful friends. Kim and Jake invited us to their family Easter lunch. The entire family was so kind and treated us as if we were just a part of their family. No one seemed to mind the Williamson clan bombarding their Easter lunch! They all made being away from our family much easier. THANK YOU ALL!

We left Easter lunch with full tummies and headed home to take a nap. Hannah and Catherine didn't even make it home before falling asleep.

After nap, we hid eggs and let the girls go find them. Emma got a little pouty when she found out Hannah was beating her in the egg hunt. But, the roles ended up reversed when Emma made a come back!

Every time Catherine found an egg, she said "UH OH! DERE'S ONE!". That statement was immediately followed by, "Emma and Hannah...I beat you!". Nothing like a little healthy competition! ;)

We had such a wonderful Easter and are so very blessed.