Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RODEO ROUND UP 2017

We had a great Saturday this weekend. Kenny played a round of gold with some friends and I decided last mintue to take the kids to the pool for a few hours. I checked with our friends to make sure Elle's good friend Audrey Caroline would be there so she would be entertained and we played and relaxed and had lunch at the pool before we came home to shower, nap and rest.  

Counting down the last days of summer and the pool will close soon.
Enjoying some lunch before getting back to swimming.

Then it was time for Rodeo Round Up! Elle and Kenny went to Rodeo Round Up last year while I was out of town and Walker was still small so we got a sitter. This year I was sponsorship chair for the event so I worked hard on the front end to secure money to cover expenses so the event would be a success and then had to work at the actual event some too. Elle was pumped to run around with all her friends and do all the super fun things at the rodeo. They have lots of jumpies, horseback rides, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and the arial bounce things to along with concessions, a silent auction and a bake sale! It raises lots of money for the school and is a super fun events for families. This year Walker was able to come too and it took him a little while to warm up, by the end of it he was enjoying the jumpies and slides and had a great time too! He especially love the choo choo train and rode it several times! We were all worn out when we got home but it was a great afternoon!
Family picture at Rodeo Roundup
Walker excited about his boot cookie.
Elle and one of her very best friends Ella.
Taking on the rock climbing wall.
Walker refused to actually get on a horse but enjoyed watching them and seeing Elle ride.

Elle was excited to ride.

Doing the jumpy thingy!

Taking a  ride of the Choo choo train with his sister.
Elle with some of her first grade friends!
Audrey Caroline and Elle.
Riding the choo choo with  my boy one last time!


Me along with the other Rodeo chairs and the SAPA board!

Monday, August 21, 2017

CELEBRATING MOMMY'S BIRTHDAY

Last week was my 34th birthday and I had an absolutely fantastic week! It actually got kicked off by sweet Elle the second she got home from Memphis from her weekend with CeCe and Nanee. She is so much like her Daddy and absolutely could not stand to wait to give me her gift that she had picked out for me with Nanee. Annie says that she put so much thought into it. They went to a jewelry store and Annie says they looked at every single thing in the store. Then they went to Target to pick out a card and spent a great deal of time picking out the card too. Cards are extra special now because she is able to write a message from her in them. She ended up choosing a necklace that I love and a sparkly cupcake card. She wanted to wait for Daddy to give it to me because he was playing in a golf tournament but like I said just couldn't wait! So I opened it right when we got home and then she was so excited to show him too! I was able to wear my new necklace when I went out with my friends on Tuesday night and she was so happy!
A picture with my girl and my pretty present!

Opening my card first and Walker joined us for the action.
Opening the present!
I loved my necklace! She did such a good job picking it out.


Tuesday night I was so grateful to my friends for getting together all my friends at a restaurant I love in West Point, showering me with gifts and cake and just making me feel loved. It was super fun and I was happy everyone came!
End of the night pic of all the girls!
I love these BBQ crawfish tails and it was the whole reason I wanted to go to Anthonys!
I get so embarrassed when people sing to me. Like really really embarrassed.

Wednesday was my actual birthday and I was so happy to spend it all together with the family. Walker and Elle had school but Kenny and I went to my favorite lunch spot, Aunt Marti's and hung out. Then that night we took the kids out of hibachi to celebrate. Elle chose hibachi because she really wanted them to sing to me and also wanted to catch rice in our mouths. Then Kenny had picked up a Dairy Queen cake because Elle has been dying to get one and my birthday was the first birthday to roll around! We opened gifts and the kids had made cards for me. It was a great day!
My favorite lunch in Starkville. 
The kids were playing dress up in my closet before we left for dinner.


Kenny getting the candles set up on my cake!

Enjoying some ice cream cake!

Monday, August 14, 2017

NANEE AND CECE TAKE THE KIDS TO MEMPHIS

Thursday night my mom came into town and spent the night so that she could take Elle and Walker to  Memphis on Friday morning for the weekend. Elle can sometimes get sad about being aways from Kenny and me but this time she seemed to be excited and when we were putting Walker into his car seat he seemed really happy about getting to go somewhere too.  

So they left Friday morning and got into Memphis around lunch. Then the afternoon they went to the Children's Musuem which was Elle's top request for activities for the weekend. Elle loves the Memphis children so much and she has so many great memories of going there with Nanee. This was the first time Walker got to go too and he had the best time! Their favorite things to do there are this fishing thing and then the grocery store. Which is funny to me because I can remember loving the grocery store part of a children's museum when I was little! I think they wore themselves out and went home to order pizza and hang out at Nanees house.
Doing the fishing activity at the museum.
All smiles!
Doing some grocery shopping!


Checking out!
Picking out some groceries.






Walker loved all the balls and tubes and things.
Climbing all over the police car.

CeCe sent me lots of pictures of Nanee and Elle this weekend! Elle was glued to her hip!

Saturday morning they got up and went to this amazing pancake/breakfast restaurant we like. From the picture it looks like they enjoyed it!


On Saturday afternoon they ran errands and went to lunch at one of our old favorite places we liked to eat when we lived there. Then they took Belle to the dog park.  Apparently Elle loved it but Walker did not like it as much because a puppy jumped on him. He gets kind of nervous around high energy dogs because he was used to Lena who was very big but also slow moving because she was so old.

Playing with dinosaurs and cars from CeCe.
Frozen yogurt after the hot dog park.
Coloring with Nanee.
Elle introduced Nanee to her current favorite movies right now, The Descendants.
Elle and Walker supposedly got a long all weekend. It is amazing 
what happens when Mommy and Daddy aren't there.
Doing some grocery shopping with Nannee before they left to come home.

Kenny and I had a great weekend while the kids were having all the fun in Memphis. On Friday we ran some errands and then went to lunch at Old Waverly and then went and got pedicures together before Kenny went to play some practice golf and then the Calcutta for this weekend's big Three Man Tournament. I chose to stay home and just relax and went to bed early.  Saturday morning Kenny got up early to play in the tournament and I layed out at the pool for a little while. We went and got a ice cream cone when he got home from playing and then took a cat nap before we showered and got ready. Kenny played in the tournament with our friends Jack and his dad so Missy and Jack came over for a pre game cocktail before we went to the club for the steak dinner which is always fun! They do door prizes for all the girls and they have so many a lot of people win! I won 3 $20 dollar gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings which will be great for Cowboy games and Missy won a hair dryer she was excited about. They also do a draw down but I didn't have the lucky tickets this year! We didn't stay too late since Kenny had to play early Sunday.  But we had lots of fun!
Lacey and the Walters!
Jack and Kenny
Love my sweet friend Missy!

Update! Kenny and his team won their flight so he came home with cash money! He was so excited with the win!