Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crazy Pop!

CRG and Cousin A enjoying the making of "crazy popcorn". Anytime cousin A comes over it's one of there favorite things to do. They actually ate all of that popcorn by themselves!



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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cascerones!





Ever since I was little we would spend a few months out of the year eating a lot of eggs getting ready for Easter. The egg would be carefully cracked so only a small hole at the top was made. Then the saving would begin. Hopefully, by the time Easter approached you had enough eggs to do some serious damage to your family.





This year Katy and I made Cascarones, otherwise known as confetti eggs, for the first time. After serious egg eating we ended up with nearly 10 dozen perfectly cracked egg shells. Katy and the boys dyed every egg, with some help from cousin A.


CRG and BJG had lots of fun hanging out with Cousin A and prepping all the eggs for confetti. Of course we left that for Katy and I to do. Can you imagine the mess of 2 3years old and a 1 year old trying to fill 120 eggs with confetti? Instead, just 2 days after completing this project they were all smashed except for one straggler. We'll see when that one comes out....and who deserves it the most! Hope everyone had an outstanding Easter!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Ice Cream Truck



Remember when you were a little kid and you would hear the ice cream truck off in the distance? I remember running inside and seeing how much change I could corral in the cushions or find laying around. Then all the kids from the street would emerge about the same time, listening carefully trying to find what direction the ICT was coming from. If you were able to come up with about a buck you could seriously do some damage and get whatever you wanted.

Hello 2011. Who knew a bomb pop could cost $2.25? I'm almost certain I could by a 6 pack of them at HEB for about $3. I know, I know...it's the novelty of buying from the ice cream man, but that novelty wears off real quick when you lay down a $5 for 2 bomb pops, get 50 cents back and watch as about 1/3 of the popsicle actually gets eaten while the other 2/3 ends up on the face, ground, shirt, chair, dog's mouth....well, you get the picture.



Granted, this was the first time for the boys to get something from the Ice Cream Man. Next time we hear that evil sound spewing from the his speakers I'll be sure to stay inside.



Monday, February 21, 2011

The "Radio" and "Carnivum"

Say what? The Katy Rodeo and Carnival are coming this week. Around these parts they're known as the Radio and Carnivum. CRG has been looking forward to this for a long time. Last year, he was sick when everything came to town so we missed it. I'm warning everyone now....he's been training for the stick horse race for two years now. What have you done lately to become a champion?

This past weekend was pretty un-eventful. CRG had baseball practice and I was able to rake about a quarter of our back yard. How is that we only have one little tree, but our whole backyard is full of leaves. Oh yeah, thanks neighbors. Is it kosher if I rake them in piles and put them over the fence? I mean, I'm just giving back what is rightfully theirs...right?

Speaking of neighborly neighbors....does anyone have experience with neighbor dogs who don't quit barking? Seriously, they never stop. Never. Do I buy bark collars, put them on their door step, then ring and run? It's to the point we don't like to let our dogs out because WWIII happens at the fence. Suggesstions?

Thanks for listening. Don't worry, I'll make good on that picture promise real soon. Don't be too greedy, you just got 3 posts in less than a weeks time.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

....Think Big! Work Hard! Have Fun!

$500 Monopoly Dollars to the first person who texts Katy or I with the musical group who sings that tune. Ready, Go!

Last Friday was my 31st birthday. Just another day really, but it may have been my best birthday yet. Why you ask? First, I was off as I hadn't started my new job yet so I was able to spend the day with my wonderful fam. The day started with breakfast at my mom's: chorizo, beans, potatos, tortillas...Yum! Katy and I went home and just hung out for the majority of the rest of the day.

The fun started that night. For Christmas we bought CRG tickets to his 2nd concert, Imagination Movers-Live from the Idea Warehouse! We took CRG to this concert a little more than a year ago, but I don't think he really knew what was going on. Since we all know how impatient 3 year olds can be we didn't tell him where we were going until after we parked at the Verizon Wireless Theatre. He was excited and couldn't wait to get in. Last year, the place was packed. This year, the place was half empty. It was actually nice. We pretty much had a whole row to our self which gave CRG, err Katy and me, plenty of room to dance. Seriously, it was one the best birthday nights ever. Choo Choo Soul opened for IM and put on a great show. Of course the Movers had the place hopping all night. We were fortunate enough to get a high five from Mover Rich during the show. Afterwards, we took CRG to the stage to show him all the musical equipment the Movers used. CRG received a guitar pick from one of the stage hands while we were down there which made his day. Even though CRG didn't dance as much as some kids, or his parents, he still had a great time.

I'm sure some would rather spend their birthday at bar with shots or out with friends, not that there is anything wrong with those things. Seriously though, I wouldn't trade my life for anyone elses right now. I had such a fun time at a kids concert filled with toddlers. To see CRG's eyes light up the way they did - it was all worth it. Birthday, it's just another day really. What are you going to do with your day to make it great?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where have you guys been?

Wow, I can't believe it's been since August since we've seen you. It's amazing how life happens so quickly. I apologize for being so distant lately, but this is a two-way relationship you know. I haven't heard from you either.

Here's a quick synopsis.

CRG turned 3 - Holy cow!!

Football season has come and gone since we talked last. I had a good one, how about you? Lots of tailgating was done and many good times were had. I was able to go to the Cotton Bowl this year as the Ags somehow laid another egg on national t.v./bowl game.

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went. Isn't it amazing...the build-up for holidays is huge. Then, in a matter of hours it's gone. Before you know it Valentine's Day candy and cards are in your local store. What...V-Day already passed two? Shoot!

BJG is 1 1/2. He and CRG are pretty much the same size now....that's awesome.

Recently BJG defended himself for the first time against CRG. CRG didn't know what to do and all I could think of was, "It's on now!"

I turned another year older and Katy is getting ready to.

I started running again. Thanks goes to those that are willing to meet at 5am!

I also started a new job recently, so here's my plug. I'm still doing the same thing, but now for a major company. If you have the need to purchase a home or refinance your current one please give me a buzz.

I know, I know...all of you are saying, "what are all these words? we want pictures!" Well, let me see what we can do. I PROMISE to be back soon. With pictures in tow.

Peace!