Friday, July 17, 2009


The beauty of having kids that don't grow much at all is that when the rodeo comes around again, you can pull out that same cowgirl skirt and boots that your lil girl wore last year. She loves them. We will hang onto them till next year! Chances are they will still fit! The skirt has a big ol buckle on the belt and everything! Next year we'll get boots for Owen! Not sure we will even take the kids next year though. They were a little bit naughty this year. ;(

If you look closely you can see a little horse shoe bling necklace on Madelin. That is from several Halloweens ago when I was a cowgirl with all my college roomies. Madelin was sooo excited to wear mommy's old necklace. She is my cute lil buddy.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A few fun summer tidbits

My sister in laws hubby has a grandpappy who is so kind to let us head down to his horse property now and then. The kids ride around and around on the horses and take turns until they no longer have the energy to say "me next, me next!" I didn't even get very good pics of them on the horses, but I got some cute ones of the cousins who are FINALLY back from school! We are so excited they are close now so we can do fun things together. I love this first picture of Owen talking so casually to the cows. It was way better in real life! Wished I had a camcorder.

This is Jamison, the oldest of the cousins. He is holding Jackie and Kyle's new pup! Yup, the ones that just had a new babe of their own! They are the type that can handle it! They just thought they'd throw a pocket beagle in the mix!
The one that looks like she is Madelin's sister is her cousin Brealyn. (I know I have to be spelling that wrong) The one on the left is Kyle's lil sis. Owen is just observing.

Owen was so ferociously saying "Vroom vroom!!" that I couldn't even get him to look up.

This is Kyle who was so nice to take us out on a super hot day and get the horses out and ready! Thanks again to you and Jackie for a fun day!

On my side of the fam it's just me. So the closest my kids get to cousins are my cousins kids. Makes sense, since my cousins are like sisters to me and my aunts have done so well to take care of me like a mom would since my mom has been gone. This was a day at the zoo with them.
Madelin looooves to hang with the older girls! Could have something to do with how she talks like she's 12. She got plenty of a attention this day!
Owee on the train. I love this sweet boy. He is no longer a babe. I'm a little sad about it.
My cousin Amy bought one of our pups and this is one of her girls(Lexi) with Gracie when they came to get her last set of shots.

This one makes me cry. This is my aunt Marian. She reminds me so much of my mom. When I hug her or hold her hand it is like my mom is right there with me. This picture makes me think Owen is just right in her arms. I miss her so badly.

This is all the girls. Madelin thinks she so cool. I have to admit, she is pretty freakin' cool!

Madelin being carried by McKenna. She did very little walking.

Our poor Owen pushes strollers around all day with his car inside of them. Gender confusion? I dunno. We need to hook this boy up for his 2nd bday. Bring on the tractors and power wheels! Sorry Owee!