Friday, September 27, 2013

What's For Dinner?

Carter and I are on our own for dinner tonight (Em is at the barn and going out with a friend and Joshua and Trevor are scuba diving). So I gave him the rare treat of picking anything he wanted me to cook for dinner tonight. I was 100% sure he was going to ask for chicken nuggets and yogurt...his two absolute favs. So I was shocked when, after asking him what he'd like, he immediately and excitedly exclaimed "GREEN EGGS AND HAM!"

Yes, Boog, Mommy can definitely make you green eggs and ham! (Well, green eggs and sausage because that's what I had on hand, but he told me that was just fine lol!)

Geez he just tickles my heart with super cute out-of-the-blue requests like that!

Someone was also not in the mood to get his picture taken...
But he finally peeked all the way up for the shot!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Homecoming, Texas Style

So here's a new one for us! It's Homecoming Week for Emilee's high school. Celebrations and spirit activities are happening all week. Today is the much anticipated football game and it's tradition that all of the girls wear these Homecoming Mums. I was kind of like "WHAT??!!" when I was told about this tradition. We definitely didn't do anything like this when I was a kid in California. And I should clarify, these mums don't just show up or get handed out. They are HAND MADE. And PERSONALIZED. By CREATIVE PEOPLE. And that's pretty much not me lol! So I was super lucky to have an awesome creative friend who took me under her wing and helped me make made Emilee's mum while I watched (Miss Kelly, THANK YOU!!!). It might be a bit hard to see, but Emilee's is personalized with a pig for FFA, a treble cleff for choir and some silver western charms.

So here's Emilee as she headed off to school this morning, jingling and smiling and looking very school-spirit-filled!