Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rusty with his dog...I had to beg him to let me take this pic
With the perfect tree
Helping her dad Of Course she is her mother...she thinks she can do it herself
Riding the hayride to the perfect tree
Paxton getting dragged around the yard by Scotter and Hunter
Analeise celebrating the big 21 and Mackey having an early celebration.
Of course, Tinkerbell cake.
Getting Kyle out of bed...old fashioned trick water on face. Works every time.
The lake house is not good for Mackey's hair!!! Only there and with supervision is she able to feed Kirby
"Better than Sex Cake"-Decorating by Leah
Toasting to GG': The cups she always made them use. We missed her this Thanksgiving, but we know she had a fabulous feast in Heaven
She has been begging for the Tinkerbell doll
Relaxing on the porch...SueSue and Kirby
Where life stands still
Hanging on for dear life
She looks so old here
Playing the leaves, only at the lakehouse!!!
Thanksgiving 2009
We headed to the small East Texas town where time stands still. Erika headed out with us and we enjoyed some shopping in Mineola. We ate the best hamburgers in Texas at East Texas burger. We had a relaxing time. We had 17 people fit into a 2 bathroom, 1 television, 1 kitchen table and lots of love in the lake house. We have enjoyed the lake house more than we imagined. When we go there the kids forget about watching television, you take naps on the grass, and jump in leave piles. We had LOTS of family time, football, and food. It was great to see Kyle and all the other cousins. I look forward to Thanksgiving with the Pigg's every year.
Friday morning we headed to Liberty City to go on the Polar Express. We drove to Palestine that night to ride the train. It was so much fun. They played the story and had the chefs dance, pass out cookies/hot chocolate, and Santa gave each child a bell. Saturday we headed to the Christmas tree farm. It has become a tradition every Thanksgiving. Where can you get a 10 1/2 ft tree for $57. Somehow that night we managed to play Mexican Train...I am happy to say Rusty did not win, Big Daddy did. In keeping with tradition we headed back to McKinney this afternoon to decorate for Christmas.
We have so much to be thankful for: healthy children, Brassy Blueberries that affords us extra money and time with my mom, the lake house, extended family, a house that is cozy and has

We went to see Paxton and Mackey's school play. Paxton had practiced singing the song "Super Turkey" so much that week. SueSue, Rusty and I all took our seats. Paxton had his shirt in his mouth and sang nothing and Mackey...she picked her boogers. We are so blessed to have the children go to such a Christian school. They have learned so much, Mackey is constantly singing about how she is "God's mighty hero" and Paxton practices writing everyone's name. We are thankful.

My Baby is 9 Months!!! She was in the 25% weighing in at 17 pounds. Everybody loves Kirby. She is the perfect third baby. Goes with the flow and is so mild. She is into everything...crawling, pulling up on everything, and dirty just like her sister. She says Dada and mama. We call her Rustina cause she look s just like her dad, she even has the bulldog face that Rusty occasionally has. I can't imagine life without Kirby. She is a blessing. She has moved into her crib upstairs with Mackey. That has been interesting. We find them in the crib talking a lot of nights. They will be the best of friends...I am sure they will never fight:) We look forward to many dirty clothes, making messes, and lots of smiles.

It was ok to sit on this one!!! Pictured: Liam, Ella, Jackson, Micah, Laney, Chloe, Logan, Paxton, Mackey,Kennedy, and Kirby
She lloks more than thrilled We are so blessed to have wonderful friends that will go and spend a day at the Dinosaur Park at Heard Museum. We had such a good time picnicking and just basking the sun on a beautiful fall day in Texas.

Our New family member: Rudder Roo Cox. Don't go down the dog isle at McKinney Trade Days unless you want a dog. Note to self. SueSue purchased this adorable Maltese for me and the kids. He has grown on Rusty:) We love this dog and he has been a great fit for our family. He lets the kids do whatever the want...a little to much. When we went for our vet visit to make sure he was healthy I was told that he has a soft spot that did not heal and never will. It is about dime sized and Dr. Bing said, "Just be really careful, he will die instantly if it gets hit." Awesome, apparently he didn't see Rusty with a lab and a mute on bungee cords (we had no leashes, they are outside dogs) and the three kids under 4. Perfect. We are really careful and we love Rudder so much.

Sack Race
My Chickadee
A Knight, A Princess, And a chicken!!!!
We had so much fun at the Liberty City carnival. It was cheap and there was good company.

Fall 2009

Probably about to commit crime:) Sister love
Workin' o so hard to get anywhere Good Ole' Bill Bates Pumpkin Patch you never let us down!! We had so much fun going out there with Logan and Kennedy. We wish that you would make there be a day that no schools are allowed...we hate fighting the millions of matching shirts and children that are running crazy, but we go anyway. What is fall without a pumpkin patch???

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paxton had his first soccer game Saturday morning. I can't believe he was able to function since we didn't get in from Florida till 4am and his game was at 8am. Rusty is coaching...though he knows nothing about soccer he is enjoying watching Paxton be so excited about sports. Paxton said he didn't care if we signed him up for football and baseball too. Not sure how I feel about every Saturday being booked, but it is so fun watching him. He did score a goal...but he scored in the wrong goal. Rusty said that he knew he had scored in the wrong goal but everyone convinced him he had scored right. He was so excited. He came home that morning and told me a play by play...He said mommy, "Everyone was screaming Go Cardinals". Also, thank you to PatPat who came and watched after being awake for 24 hours coming home from Florida.

SueSue and PatPat recently purchased a cabin outside of Canton. It was so nice to come home after a long day at Canton and have a place to call home. We did lots of projects two weeks ago..the guys painted, laid wood floors, and fix lots of little things. Also, PatPat bought a toy: A boat. We had so much fun riding the boat. In Paxton's previous life something traumatic happened on the lake...he hated everything about the lake. Mackey tubed along with Renee Rea and I. Although Paxton did not like the lake he LOVED fishing. He stayed out late fishing with PatPat and Rusty. He caught his first fish around 10 o'clock and we had to all get up to see it. Monday morning we woke up to 15 huge ducks wanting their breakfast. They were literally eating out of our hands. We are so excited about the memories that will be had.

First day of school. I was in Canton so Mary and Rusty did the honors of getting the kids ready. They were both really excited! Mackey was so excited when she found out that her bag had light up wheels. I am so excited for Paxton this year as his teacher is a retired kindergarten teacher and very serious about their education. Mrs. Diane sends home a weekly news letter and all. I was thrilled to learn that Mackey would have Mrs. Joni, We love Mrs. Joni. There is no pic of Mackey and her teacher because the pic of Mackey is horrible. I am so excited about the time that I am going to have with Miss Kirby...and all the errands I can run without having to take the whole gang in.