Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cowboy Boots...Hay...Pigs...Cows...Tractors

You aren't a true Houstonian until you have been to the Houston Rodeo! We took the boys to their first Houston Rodeo this Saturday. Once upon a time before David and I had children, we LOVED going to the rodeo. We went several times while it was in town to see the rodeo and concerts, but then babies came and well you know what that means. My favorite part of the rodeo is the calf scramble and eating all the yummy food!!! Every year since we have had kiddos, Ethan has had his visit from the asthma fairy during the month of March and going to the rodeo was never a great idea. Hay and asthma equal disaster! This year Ethan has had a great March! Which we are so thankful for! So off to the rodeo we went. Well sort of! We just took them to the Livestock show and children activities. Next year when Callen is a little older we'll take them all to the BIG RODEO and maybe a concert! Would love to of seen Will watch Sugarland in concert and sing his favorite song right along with them! He loves to sing Stuck Like Glue and we love to listen to him sing it! Maybe next year, but we did have a great time this year. Minus the amount of money that is missing in our wallet! Park tickets for 5 people, parking fee, yummy food for 4, and a very expensive face painting for two cute boys equals a broke mommy and daddy!!!!

The boys and me at our Western Day at school

Baby Cow

This is how Will walked through the entire Livestock show. Guess he hasn't become the TRUE Texan just yet!

The boys planting seeds.

John Deer Tractors...Don't you just LOVE Will's boots!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came to the Rodeo

Check out Ethan in the background getting a little up close and personal with the bull!

Happy Callen came along for the ride. He learned how to clap recently and loves to shows us his clapping hands.

See you next year cowboys and cowgirls!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

take me out to the ballgame

take me out to the crowd

buy me some peanuts

and cracker jacks

i don't care if I ever come back

oh it's root root root for the home team

if they don't win it's a shame

for it's 1...2...

3..... strikes you're out

at the old ballgame

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hello Spring

Winter 2011 is wrapping up around here, and I am happy to see spring around the corner. Don't get me wrong... I love winter time. I like the cool air, wearing turtle necks and scarfs, eating a big bowl of yummy soup for dinner, and I want to subconsciously live where you have to shovel the snow out of your driveway each morning. But this winter proved to be a difficult one for our family, and I am ready to feel the sun on my legs and break out the flip flops.

So what did winter look like around the Bozeman house.....

We had a few Winter Weather Alerts and even got our for a snow day. The only Winter Weather we saw was one little icicle hanging from the yellow Tonka truck on our back patio and the only snow that was spotted on our snow day was in our play room. We do however have a few brown plants to show for our Mystery Snow Day.

My little boys didn't get to build a cute little snowman with a felt hat like some of my other friends who live a little a bit more up north, but they can sure make a cute paper one!

David had a little New Years project he wanted to make.
The Before

Almost Done

I think he did a great job. I was pretty impressed with his new found skill. We love having the new built in.

The boys played

and played

and played

Callen learned how to do this

and this

and this

Baseball games, planting new flowers, Saturday afternoons at the park playing, longer evenings, riding our bikes after dinner, and wearing shorts and flip flops are just around the corner.....Thank you God for the change of seasons and the beauty that comes with each one.