Thursday, November 30, 2017

Giant Bears

We were driving by Walmart on Thanksgiving evening and it wasn't crowded. We decided to go see if there were any deals. That's when we saw the cheap giant bears.

Did I mention they are giant?

Cuddling with a bear doesn't usually look like this!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Santa Picture!

Every year we take the kids to Bass Pro for the free picture with Santa.

Digging with the backhoes

They are getting so big!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Bass Pro Randomness

You never know what you are going to find when visiting Bass Pro Shop.

Laser Guns

Stuffed Armadillos

Friday, November 24, 2017

More Basketball!

Sweet Daughter loved basketball and wanted to do another season, so be prepared for more pictures. New team (this time they are all much closer to her height, she wasn't even the smallest!), new head coach, same Daddy as the assistant coach. :)

First team meeting

Local one day basketball skills camp

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Community Parade - part 3

Businesses and popular local figures add variation to the huge parade.

Trampoline store, yes she jumped the entire parade

Santa in a one horse open sleigh

Rock band from a local music school

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Community Parade - part 2

The parade includes each of the schools in the district - all 68 of them! Here are some of the best small floats.

Elementary School float

Cub Scout float

Elementary School float

Monday, November 20, 2017

Community Parade - part 1

Our city has a community parade every year. We have yet to make it to the end since it lasts for hours. Here are some of the highlights.

Multi-cultural focus

Firefighting clowns

More cultures in our community

Martial Arts demonstrations during a parade

Friday, November 17, 2017


I love going to college football games and it's even better when the kids go with me.

Watching the game from the end zone


Pony Up

Thursday, November 16, 2017


The school I teach at and the kids attend part time went through accreditation. This meant stress for Mommy and needing the kids to have perfect behavior. I bribed them. After they did it, I asked what they wanted for their reward. They both asked to learn how to sew. Not what I was expecting, but we jumped right in.


Hard work

Finished products
Sweet Son made a doggy and Sweet Daughter made a kitty

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Sweet Son is loving his swim lessons. The swim school maintains a ratio of 1 teacher for every 2 students, so when one kid is out, the other ends up with a private lesson! This makes for a very tired child and a very happy Mommy.

Practicing the proper form for side breaths

After lesson "smile"

Monday, November 13, 2017

Basketball - End of Season

The final game of an 8 game basketball season was a reason to celebrate. These girls learned so much and had fun in the process. They didn't win any games, but that's not what is important.

Exciting game! (Sweet Daughter is the one who waves at the end)

Final game team picture
(The team got noticeably smaller the longer the season went on)

End of the season so the girls got to silly string the coaches!

Silly string video

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inflatable Run - part 4

Almost to the end

Still bouncing and happy

Ends with a big slide and now we are feeling warm

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Inflatable Run - part 3

Jump and slide down, trying to avoid obstacles

Climbing up is difficult with short legs

It's great when you have no idea what is coming ahead

Family photo at the top

Monday, November 6, 2017

Inflatable Run, part 1

Sweet Daughter requested a 5K for her 7th birthday. We signed up for an inflatable race because who doesn't love inflatables?

 BRRR - It's cold at the start.
Running through the giant balls - they had volunteers throwing the balls up and moving them around as everyone went through.

Climbing up a giant slide!

Come back tomorrow for more pictures of our fun.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Birthday Party

This post is continued from yesterday - the kids were invited to a birthday party for a friend. This trampoline location had many cool things other than just trampolines.

Multi-level play structure

Oh and somewhere they did have trampolines!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Obstacle Course

The kids were invited to a birthday party at a trampoline place. Of course, they immediately decided to complete the obstacle course which had nothing to do with trampolines!

Sweet Son swinging across

Sweet Daughter climbing across

Come back tomorrow and you might see them actually on a trampoline! (maybe)