Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bluebonnets 2014

Texas Bluebonnets 2014



And yes, LadyBear's newest favorite thing is her cowboy boots, which are technically one size too big, but don't try to tell her that she can't wear them yet.  She is after all, a Texan.

This year we had some fun and excitement added to our bluebonnet photo shoot.  LadyBear was thrilled when she found a ladybug and let it crawl all over her.  She was also disappointed when we had to leave said ladybug in the field and not bring it home with us. 

Ladybug crawling on her leg...

Mommy, can we keep it?  (in the middle, up and to the right a bit on the bluebonnet)

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Happy Diadeloso!!!!!

Diadeloso is "The Day of the Bear" and is a holiday at Baylor.  Classes are cancelled and lots of fun activities are hosted on campus for students and faculty/staff.  So, we picked up Daddy from work and had some family fun on campus!

It was a beautiful day!!!  We started off visiting the Baylor Bears, Joy and Lady (who were sensibly taking naps).  LittleBear then enjoyed a pony ride and LadyBear loved on Sweetie the Pony. 

Then we had a yummy lunch of barbeque, potato salad, chips and Blue Bell ice cream sandwiches. 

And of course, we followed our yummy lunch up with a visit to a giant bounce house (parental greatness right there). 

Fun times were definitely had by all!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Guess Who's 18 Months Old?

She's already a year and a half and quite the little personality around these parts.  Her unofficial numbers are as follows: 30.75" tall and 23.5 lbs

She tries to talk and recently has added words like "fire truck", "light", "cracker" and "cake" (for rice cake).  People outside her family might not know what she's saying, but we understand her and she makes sure she gets her point across.  She's also started nodding her head sideways for no and her whole body up and down for yes.  She signs please, thank you, I'm sorry, food, more, all done, wash hands, help, and a few others that I am blanking on.  Like her brother at this age, she definitely understands a lot and is fairly effective at communicating what she wants.  Hearing an answer of "no" does NOT go over well at all, however.  Oh. my.

She loves helping with the laundry and will happily put clothes in the washer or move them to the dryer for me.  She also tries to vacuum, but our vacuum is a little heavy.  If anyone wants to invent an actual kid sized vacuum that really works, I know about 8 people who would buy one!  She enjoys sleeping with her blanket crocheted by her Auntie D. and her Daddy's care bear, Tenderheart.

Her favorite toys right now are musical instruments, playing "kitchen" and "grocery store" with her brother and dressing up in whatever she can find.  She also loves trucks and construction vehicles.  She enjoys dancing to music and loves watching for and waiving to Susan, our mail carrier.

However, my most favorite thing that she absolutely loves to do is read.  Anytime you ask her, "LadyBear, do you want to read a book?"  She will come back with several and continue to ask you to read even when you've read a ton of books (or the same one over and over) and think you are all done.  The girl can not get enough and I love it.  I try to say yes to reading whenever she asks, though that's not always possible.  She's starting to learn though that there are some books LittleBear can read to her and she'll ask him if I say I can't do it.   I think we might be starting "Before Five In A Row" with her this fall, like we did with LittleBear around this time.

She's quite the ham, and we love it!!  Happy half birthday, LadyBear!

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Day In The Life of the Brown Bear Cubs...Random Pictures and a Video :)

I had the camera out a bit recently and thought I'd share some highlights...

LadyBear very proudly came up to me wearing all of this (I'm absolutely certain she chose these pieces and put them on by herself...this girl LOVES clothes).

And this sweet boy...I just love him so much.

He was very excited to see our garden peas are growing great so far!!

We even found a friend who agrees with us!

I am a bit concerned about this box as it is shaded from the sun by the fence, but I didn't notice that until after I planted everything in it and I'm hopeful it won't end up making THAT much of a difference.  Maybe as the season progresses, it will get more direct sun...

LadyBear found her first dandelion and was smitten...

Big brother showed her what to do with the "fuzzballs..."

And how to pick them...

Then, off they went to explore...I'm SO thankful we have this fence!!!

Then LittleBear decided to teach LadyBear how to slide.  The good news is she loves it...the other news is that she insists on sliding down backwards on her tummy.  What can you do, this girl marches to her own rhythm and I love her all the more for it :)

And here is a two minute excerpt from our day...I wish the camera battery hadn't died until after LittleBear was done with the book (he's reciting most of it from memory), but at least it's something!