Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday To My Henry

I am so late in getting these birthday party pictures of my oldest posted. Zack's birthday was right in the middle of our Family Dance and Auction marathon week. I might not be mother of the year, but I will be crowned Volunteer of the Year!! :-) I worked really hard to make sure that we celebrated his birthday BEFORE the actual day, even if it was going to KILL me!
Zack decided that he wanted to go the the Dallas Stars game and have a few friends spend the night.
OK...what was I thinking??

Our friend Geoff Moore,who works for the Dallas Stars gave the boys a behind the scene tour of the American Airlines Center.

"The Fan Zam"

This was one of the funniest moments. The boys caught a glance of the Dallas Stars Ice Girls up close and got all giddy and silly like a bunch of little girls. Do you remember Selena Ray from American Idol about 10 seasons ago? She came in like 5th place, she is a Dallas Stars Game Night Personality and goes around the arena for little "fan bites" and she came up and gave Zack a big kiss. He blushed all sorts of red and could not hold back how embarrassed he was. My boy has a big problem with pride and for him to show his feelings with out holding back was really surprising. He is always "Mr. Cool Beans".

Look at their cheesy boy smiles.
The Dallas Mavericks Locker Room, they practice and play at the AAC.

MORE Girls!!! More Giddy Boy Smiles.

We got to stand in the tunnel outside of the Dallas Stars locker room and watch and cheer on the players before they hit the ice. We were not allowed to take pictures once they opened the doors. It was interesting to see that Mike Modano was the last player out of the locker room.

Zack and one of his friends John got to ride the Fan Zam Zambonie during an intermission with, you guessed it...One of the Ice Girls!....GULP!!! And apparently a Girl Scout...don't you think that was sort of an Oxymoron moment and maybe a boy buzz kill?

Yes, he complained that his arm was tired from all the waving he had to do. Poor thing!

Once we home at 11:00 PM, the Wii Basketball Tournament began.
Like I said earlier....What was I thinking??

Notice the tournament bracket on the wall...you know how we love brackets!!

When I was picking up all the clothes, socks, video games, etc..I saw this book on the floor. Are you familiar with this book? It is written by an eight year old boy from observations he made at his elementary school. I had to just laugh when I saw it, because all I could think of was how silly the boys were when they saw the Ice Girls and how speechless they were.

We survived the night and the boys didn't last too long. Another birthday marked and celebrated. Happy Birthday my sweet boy Zack Henry. We love you!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Howl Of The Coyotes

My oldest played in the 1st Annual Scout Baseball Tournament this weekend. Actually we are still in the tournament, but tonight the boys found out they are seeded in first place going into tomorrow's games. The Coyotes played so well, their bats were hot and their defense was tough. The start of each game the announcer called out the full line up and each boy ran out as their name was called. It was also the first time the boys played in a tournament where they played our country's National Anthem. It was a really cool experience.

This is my boy, the lead off batter as he is at his first time at bat. This ended up being a HOME RUN!!! Therefore I have NO pictures of my boy running the bases because I was to busy jumping up and down, cheering him on. I was so excited because it was his first home run of the season. I will try better next time.

This is Ziggy and his buddy Keagen doing the thing they love the best, helping out in the concession stand, where all the candy and snacks are.

Making the "big sale" to Ms. Allison. Do they look like they know how to make change??

Who wouldn't want to buy something from these guys??
Go Coyotes!!
Did I forget to mention "We Love Baseball??"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scrambled Eggs

Why Scrambled Eggs for the name of this blog?? Is it because things get so crazy here that things are all scrambled up? Yes, but really, it is because it is the one thing that my oldest could and would eat morning, noon, and night if I let him. The boy loves scrambled eggs!! He thinks the BEST dinner is when we go to IHOP for dinner. Sometimes in the mornings when we are all "scrambling around", (no pun intended) time is running out, and we need to hit the road; I ask him what he wants to eat for breakfast praying the whole time "please just let it be a bowl of cereal, microwave pancakes, or a banana. Without fail it is always scrambled eggs.

Who in their right mind wouldn't drop everything, be a little late, and do whatever it takes to help this boy start his day off right??

Guess what I made for breakfast...

2nd Annual Spencer Squire All*Star Golf Tournament

On Sunday my family and many many friends participated in the 2nd Annual Spencer Squire All*Star Golf Tournament. This tournament is very near and dear to our hearts to us, to our community, and many others in Texas and across the United States. This tournament is in memory of our sweet little friend Spencer Squire who unexpectedly passed away August 2007 from an undetected brain tumor. His heroic parents have been such pillars or strength and examples of how God provides the Grace we need. In just mere months after going home to heaven, Spencer's parents held the first annual All*Star golf tournament to raise money for a playground at our elementary school. It was a huge success and it is hard to believe that another year has gone by and the 2nd annual tournament is now history. One of the organizations that will receive benefits from the tournament is the Southwest Transplant Alliance and Spencer will be featured on the Organ Donation float in the Tournament of Roses Parade held on New Year's Day 2010.

This is Spencer's momma and my dear friend Anna, little brother Ryan, sassy cousin Sophia, and neighbor Will. ( Will's daddy was co-chair of the event this year- Great job Jeff!)

Spencer's Aunt and Uncle~Margo and Chris Dailey~aka "Sophia's mom and dad".
I didn't think anyone could be closer than my sister and me, but Margo and Anna just might be tied with us! I am having an "ah-ha moment". Those closest to me, all have sisters and have really close relationships with them. Hmmmm... Don't you just love your Sister??
This silly girl is my friend Marianne. (yes, she has a sista!) Our assignment was to be witnesses for a chance for a hole in one on this particular hole. We had a great time sitting and catching up with interruption from our precious angels. We did have a BIG laugh when one of the golfers drove up and asked us if the pink blanket was a "Snuggie". The weather was nice, but windy and it had a little bite to it out on the course, especially in shade like we were.
Of course, this is a family event and Anna thinks of EVERYTHING! She planned all kinds of things for the kids to do while the parents were volunteering or golfing. She had a lemonade stand, a kid's putting contest, kid's silent auction, and this awesome video game van that pulled u and you could play games on the inside, and guitar hero, and Wii on the outside. It was a big hit and all the mom's were thinking " Next Birthday Party!"

But of course...you should never count out "Old Fashion Fun" with a pick up game of touch football. You know football is KING in Texas!
Spencer's buddies playing football.
Spencer would have loved all the festivities and celebration that took place. He would have been right in the middle of it!! Crazy smiley face and crystal blue eyes. We miss you buddy, but your legacy lives on in all of us.

To learn more about Spencer Squire or about becoming an organ donor see the below links:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Say Goodbye To Baby

To a baby tooth, that is. My baby lost his second tooth today at preschool. His teacher Mrs Stevenson said he pulled it himself and told me he and his tooth were a "big hit" in class today. She also said it was an unusual sighting to lose it at preschool as most of the kids haven't started losing their teeth yet, much less at school. Ziggy is one of the older kids in his class because he has a September birthday and will go to kindergarten in the fall. (will post more on Kindergarten Registration Round-up later)

If you look closely you can see the other one already coming in.

Folks, they grow up fast!!!

Happy Birthday John Bennett!!

I would like to say Happy 19th Birthday to my nephew Ben today!!! Here he is with my oldest Zack and buddy Davis at the Texas Tech vs. OU Baseball game last weekend. It is hard to believe that he is 19 years old today. Like his sister said, "not alot happens anymore when you turn 19". Your still a teenager, but there isn't a big milestone any more. Anyway....Happy Birthday JB! It is also my Dad's birthday, who he is named after. My dad passed away coming up on 25 years ago this August and I think it is really cool that they share the same day. I am so grateful that we have this boy to focus on this day from now on. My dad would have loved his first grandson had they had the chance to meet.

We had a really great time when we traveled to OU to see the Red Raiders play. Ben was such a good sport and got his teammates to autograph baseballs for the boys. I think they each walked away with four practice balls each and one game ball. (My Hubby kept that one).

The boys watched the game the whole time from the rail and they could see right into the Texas Tech dug out. It was really cool to see the players up close like that. This was HOW they got so many balls. As the boys walked back in between innings, they would toss the baseball to the fans. Our boys had a little bit of an edge because the boys called the players by their names and it worked like a charm!!

Then after the game the players were so great with stopping and signing autographs for the boys. If you have never gone to a college baseball game, you should. The players are so accessible and they LOVE their fans. We had a very similar experience when we went to Texas A&M. The Aggies LOVE their fans too. Enough about Aggie Baseball.....THIS is about Texas Tech Baseball.
Autographs from Head Coach Dan Spencer. This is his first year as Head Coach for Texas Tech. He has won 2 College World Series at Oregon State. The cool thing is that he used to play for Tech when he was in college.

We Love Baseball...

and the Texas Tech Red Raiders...

and you, John Bennett!! Happy Birthday!