Friday, April 12, 2013

White Sands, NM!

Matt had a trip he needed to take for work, so we all decided to tag along and make a little vacation out of it.  We stayed in the mountains of beautiful Ruidoso, NM.  When we arrived on Tuesday night, there were several deer right beside the parking lot.  I couldn't believe how close they were letting us get to them.  Maylee Grace wanted to walk right up and touch them.  Then, on Wednesday morning, we woke up to snow covering the ground.  We traveled down to the White Sands National Monument to spend a few hours playing the sand dunes.  It was so beautiful and serine.  The kids had a blast playing in and sledding down the dunes. 

They look like wee little ants!

We visited a Pistachio farm which also happened to have the World's Biggest Pistachio!!  They had over 12,000 trees.  It was a pretty fun stop with lots of pistachio samples!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Today in Sports

The kids did great this week in soccer!  Maylee Grace scored 4 goals for her team.....and.....1 goal for the other team!  She was also awarded the Excellence in Sportmanship medal.  She was quite proud of herself!

Payton scored his first soccer goal this week!  He was super excited.  In the second half of the game, he so graciously volunteered (after being asked) to play for the other team because they didn't have enough players.  It worked out great, because then all the kids got to be on the field!
A snapshot of one of MG's goal
Maylee Grace proudly showing off her medal

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

On Friday, we decided (very last minute) to go out to the afternoon Isotopes game.  It was a beautiful afternoon and we had such a great time.  We bought some cheap tickets and sat in the grass to watch the game.  What a fun afternoon!

Balloon Museum

We headed out to the Balloon Museum this week to for their story time and free admission day.  We had never been before and learned lots of new things about hot air balloons.  The boys especially enjoyed the part of the museum that had gliders.  Camden was intrigued by the way the gliders flew. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Resurrection Day

Maylee Grace and her sweet new friend Kate from church.  Their birthdays are only a few days apart! They love to be together.

Maylee Grace's 2nd goal of the day!

Please excuse my loud cheering!  :)


The littles started soccer this weekend.  I was very surprised at how quickly both kiddos took to the game.  It was fun to watch them do so well.  Our cutie Maylee Grace scored 2 goals!
Throw in

Aunt Rachel's Visit

Aunt Rachel came to visit us for her Spring Break.  We had lots of fun while she was in town.  We went to the zoo, the library and to a Skippy Jon Jones play.

Watching the trainers feed the sea lions
Up close and personal with the polar bears
Skippy Jon Jones!

Maylee Grace's first (real) Pedicure

The girls (Maylee Grace and Mom) took Mimi to have a pedicure for her birthday.  It was so cute watching Maylee Grace get so excited.  She and Mimi got matching toes!

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!!!!

I saw early one morning on the news that the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was going to be in town for just a few short hours!  We rearranged our school schedule and headed out to see it!  What a fun experience!  The kids loved it!

Princess Party

Maylee Grace got to go to a super fun princess birthday party for her friend Averie from church.  Merida from Brave was there!!!  She had a blast!
Maylee Grace with her friends Julianna and Averie from church