Monday, October 25, 2010

Cooking Part 2

Here is another video of Raleigh cooking.  Check out how she puts on her "surprised/scared" face!!  She makes this face all the time.  So funny to watch the many faces of chef Raleigh.

Picasso and a Parade

Lately we have had two passions around here.  Passion #1 Coloring and Passion #2 Being the center of attention.   Both of those passions have been met recently.  The 380 students was in the Prosper homecoming parade.  Raleigh, of course, wanted to ride on the float with daddy.  She had a blast!!!  She thought everyone was there for her! ha!  She waved at everyone and had so much fun with all of the kids.  Her other passion was met when we bought a new coloring book.  The girl loves her some Hello Kitty!!

Raleigh girl enjoying a little bit of Sonic!!!

She waved to all of her "fans" and played so hard that she fell asleep!!!  Sweet girl, I have no idea how she fell asleep with all that noise!

Check out that coloring book!!!  That Raleigh is so talented that she colors with both hands! Ha!!

Saying Goodbye

Less than a month ago, we sold our house!!!!  I have to admit, I was pretty sad to see this house was my absolute favorite!!!  The custom deck built by my husband, the side attic to store all of our decorations, my beautiful kitchen, are just a few of the things that make my heart sad.  Compiled with the sadness is extreme happiness!!  I know that may sound odd, but selling our house was the last thing that needed to happen before we felt like we could fully feel like Dallas was our new home.  We are thrilled to feel that we no longer have to feel like we are emotionally in two places at once (and it is definitely easier on the bank account).  Soon, we are moving to a home closer to the church, which makes us very excited!!  We will be there (hopefully) for a few years while we let Dave Ramsey figure out our finances and we look for  the perfect home for our family.  During the move, Raleigh girl was with us, so keeping her entertained and out of the way was a little tricky.  At one point, we were playing with gatorade bottles ( I think that was a low point for us. ha!)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cooking with Raleigh

Raleigh has decided that she can be a chef without any help!!!  As you can see by watching, my focus is to keep the food in the bowl, while her focus is to keep me away from the spoon!! Ha!!  It is so fun getting to cook with Raleigh!!

Mimi and Pop's visit

A while back, Mimi and Pop came to visit.  We had gotten so used to seeing my parents from when we were training for a half marathon and just being less than an hour away, that we were all going through withdrawals.  We were so thankful when they came up for the weekend.  We had a great chance to relax and also take in a football game.

Raleigh laughing with her Mimi and Pop!!

We went to Cowboys stadium to watch the Oregon State vs. TCU game.  We were definitely pulling for the beavers to win (especially the Rogers brothers)!!!

Pappy Boy!!

Lately we have seen more of Clint's dad (also known as Pappy).  We have been excited to see him, but the circumstances in which we have gotten to see him could have been better (Clint's uncle was fighting cancer).  On a side note, please pray for the Ivy family.  The loss of Roger has been very hard.
Raleigh loved seeing her Pappy!!!  She even let him watch a Mickey Mouse and Handy Manny with her (you have to be pretty special to get chosen to watch one of her special shows with her ).

Some of the many reasons Raleigh loves her Pappy Boy are:

Pappy will let her use his cell phone.  This is not allowed in our house, due to the fact that Raleigh has what we would like to call "fast, fast hands" and she is very tech savvy!!

Pappy will "hold you" (as Raleigh likes to say) anytime you want!

If you can't tell, she thinks she has him wrapped around her finger!!! Ha!!

Daddy Daughter Day

Several months ago, Clint saw that I needed some time to get things done without "special help" from Raleigh.  They left for a couple of hours and saw more and experienced more than Raleigh and I do in a week!! A day with Daddy is never dull!!

First, they went to the playground...

As you can tell, swinging is one of her favorite things!!

Next, they went on a field trip to Celina..

Raleigh showing her famous face..."Are you talking to me???"

Of course Olivia her sidekick came along!!

Finally, they visited a PINK Firetruck!!  Where in the world they found this, who knows??  Only with her dad!!Ha!

Catch Up!!

I have been informed that people are checking this blog and I need to keep this thing updated.  I'm sorry to all of you who have checked our blog and have been disappointed.  Our life has been pretty crazy lately.  I know that I always say that, but it is always true.  The blog tends to get pushed to the bottom of the list when the urgent things of life tend to creep in.  So, I will try to be more faithful, but no promises!!!!  For now, here are some updates from our lives that happened several months ago...