We haven’t settled on a name yet, but we did order bedding for the nursery. We ordered it plain and it came monogrammed “Johnny” by mistake. This is actually what Nathan thinks we are naming the baby. I just assume this is a sign. What do you think?
Friday, February 7, 2014
Scott’s group at work had a family night and treated us to the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo!
I had to get the kids dressed and meet him there (since it was a week night). It started at 7:30, which is when we normally start going to bed around here. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but we decided to take a chance and go for it.
Hannah was really excited and got dressed first.
Nathan was in a horrible mood and didn’t want to wear cowboy clothes. I’m sure you can guess what he wanted to wear instead. He can throw some pretty massive fits. This was one of them.
Somehow I finally got him dressed and he was happy. His mood swings are worse than mine.
We had the kids animal barn all to ourselves.
We asked them later what was their favorite part.
Nathan liked the “cowboys on the horses, not the bulls.”
Hannah like the “cotton candy.”
Once a week we can be found at our local library’s story time. It’s a small library with not a lot of selection but they put a lot of effort into story time. They usually read a few books, have a craft and then a snack. Some days they have guest readers (local celebrities) like the Mayor or the High School football coach.
This particular day they were focusing on exercising and eating healthy in the new year, so they had a few girls from a local gym come perform a few routines (basically they were trying to convince us moms to sign up our talented little ones at their gym so they could help them become the next Olympic champion on the floor routine). Hannah and Nathan didn’t pick up on any of that, thank goodness, and had a really good time.
Here they are right up front trying to answer all the questions. I think this particular question was, “Can anyone name a vegetable?” to which Nathan yells out, “Vegetable!” Good try, son.
Nathan and Hannah taking their turn on the beam.
While Mom was here, we went out to one of our favorite state parks and enjoyed the unusually beautiful January weather. We went on a short hike and enjoyed the view from the top.
Hannah wanted to take a picture of me and Mom. I think she did a pretty good job!
Nan came in to help us ring in the New Year.
The Aggies played that night (such a great game against Duke) and Nathan was ready.
Mom helped me cook a great meal on New Year’s Day consisting of fried deer meat, rice, greens, and fresh peas from Pop’s garden. It was delicious!
We have a lot of changes coming our way this year. The two big ones: the addition of another little boy to our family and Hannah starting Kindergarten in the fall. I feel like it might be an emotional rollercoaster for some of us