Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011

I think I'm about the last blog mom out there to do our Easter post. We've had all kinds of things going on around here including a terrible storm last night with threats of tornadoes. It was the first time since I have lived around Waco that I have actually had to bunker down because of tornadoes. All of this was going down around 9:30 last night and our tiny laundry room is the most interior room of our house so we made a pallet with blankets and pillows for the girls to try to keep them sleeping through most of it. We pulled the girls out of bed and headed for the laundry room and the pallet didn't work out all that great. Addison and Reagan ended up falling asleep on me and Baylee was just rolling around relentlessly on the pallet all by herself. Luckily, the storm passed very quickly, so we weren't stuck in that hot room for a really long time. We put the girls back to bed and Reagan was the only one who had a really hard time going back to sleep.
So anyway, on to the Easter events of last weekend. We started the weekend by heading up to Gunter on Good Friday. Saturday morning we took the girls to this neat sandbox and splash pad at a new outdoor shopping center in Allen across from the outlet mall on Highway 75. Missy and Mackenzie met us there after CJ's football game to enjoy some fun in the sand and lunch at The Purple Cow.

The girls had a great time! Such a great place to take the kids, I must say. I wish we had something like that around here.
Later that day, the girls were getting very restless playing in the house, so we headed outside to check out Pop's tractor and play in the pasture talking to the horses.

Just sittin in the bucket of the tractor :)

Riding along with Daddy...

On Sunday, we had a great lunch with the whole Chambers family and did an egg hunt in front of Grammy and Pop's house.

Grammy made the adorable dresses the girls are wearing, they were too cute to pass up for our egg hunt at their house

Our family, minus baby #4 coming in August!

Aunt Mandy and Uncle Tim egg hunting with cousin Luke

The girls had so much fun hunting eggs with all of their cousins, but all Baylee was concerned with was what she found in the eggs. :)

Peyton and Baylee hunting eggs

Marky loading up!

Grammy and sweet Mackenzie, Missy's youngest and the youngest grandbaby until August :)

Our precious girls

All the cousins! So fun! Reagan would not release her basket. Brent and I had to pry it from her mega-grip, and truthfully it took both of us to get it away from her when the egg hunt was over.

After all of this, we headed to West to see Gran and Grandaddy for our second egg hunt. When we got there, they had Easter baskets for the girls and a BIG Easter surprise for them as well. Check these out! The girls LOVE them!

Checkin out the eggs :)

The girls had dinner and then they were about pooped by the time we headed home. A long day but so much fun celebrating Easter with our family!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mayborn Museum

My sister, Missy, brought her family down to Waco for a night over the weekend and we met them at the Mayborn Museum Sunday afternoon to have some fun. 4 adults and 7 kids under the age of times! :) This was our first trip to the Mayborn Museum on Baylor campus and we will definitely be going back. I had to practically tear Reagan away from the bumper cars room when the place was closing down! They LOVED it!
First, let me apologize for the quality of these pics. I, of course, got out of the house Sunday without the good camera so all I had was my iphone.

Brent with our nephews CJ and Mark learning about how the weathermen do it

CJ doing the news :) Our girls riding around in the choo choo for the first few parts of the museum Mark, still checkin out himself on TV :) so cute!

CJ playing with the weather ball

Ahhh, they grow up so fast :) Addie on the school bus

I tried to get a pic with all 3 in the windows but they were so excited it just wasn't happening...
Baylee Boo!
Peyton driving the firetruck with Addison hanging out the front

Baylee, I will show her these pictures when she really is able to drive. Adorable!

Addie taking a turn driving...that's my girl

Sweetie pie!

Reagan taking a turn at the wheel

Cutie Reagan!
Sweet, sweet Mackenzie Faith! Poor baby was trying to get some peace and quite to eat and it just wasn't happening with all those crazy kids running around screaming.
Their favorite thing, ever. The bumper cars room.
CJ, our oldest nephew. Sweetie!
Baylee, where's the gear shift in this thing?

A pic of the full-blown chaos

After the Mayborn Museum we took all the kids out to eat at Ninfa's. Crazy, I know. But Ninfa's in Waco always accommodates us well and they FOR SURE stuck us back in the party room all by ourselves. :) Missy said it was a blessing but also a curse because Peyton and Mark just went wild running around the room after dinner. The girls were laughing watching them go nuts. :)

We had a great dinner and left a HUGE 7 kid mess. Sorry Ninfa's busboy!

I have to add this little tidbit of hilarity about our walk out of Ninfa's that night. Out in front of Ninfa's there are a few patches of grass before you get to the parking lot. We are all walking to our cars and I hear Missy yell, "MARK!" and we all turn around to see Mark has dropped trow in the grass, with his shirt raised ready to relieve himself for all the parking lot and passersby to witness. Brent and I were cracking up because, well, we have girls so this won't be something we see all the time. Missy and Clark just looked like, oh, this happens all the time, no biggie. So funny!

One thing to add, we have been so busy getting our house on the market to sell that I haven't had time to blog about our news about the new baby. Brent and I discovered a few weeks ago that we are, in fact, having another girl! Brent has seen so many ultrasounds after having the trio that he could tell that it was a girl on the screen before the tech even checked for gender. :) I have already picked out some amazing fabrics for Grammy to get her creativity going on the nursery bedding for the new baby. It's going to be beautiful! Now we just need to pick out a name....more to come on that as soon as we have a decision made. :)