Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny came to Mason's school so he wanted to get a picture with him. I happened to be at his school that day and his teacher mentioned that Mason had took his picture and wasn't even scared. I didn't see the bunny but she said he was actually really creepy looking. They decided not to use the head that came with the costume because they thought it would scare the children!!!! When he was dropped off at my school this afternoon I pulled out his picture and could not believe how awful the picture was. As the teachers came into the office to finish off the day I showed it to everyone and we all died laughing. Evediently I wasn't the only one that thought it was awful. There was a letter in his folder saying if you arn't satisfied with the picture send it back and there will be retakes with the bunny with a head piece!
I of course am going to keep it. This one needs to be sent to that website with scary home pictures. I can't remember what the name of that website is. Does anyone know?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cowtown 5k

Our 3rd Annual cowtown 5k race. It was much warmer this year- thank goodness. You never know what kind of weather you will get in February. We had a great time and ran just about the whole race.

miracle league

We are so excited to find a baseball league just for special needs kids. Its called the Miracle League and the Texas Rangers sponsor it. Mason had his first practice on Friday. He loved it! He was so excited to be going to his own "basketball practice" (his words). Poor Mason has spent many of years going to all of Haydens and Callies games and just this last year he has been asking me when we can go to his games. Finally I found this league when I was talking to another mom at the special olympics last year. We have to drive to Arlington (which is 30 minutes away) but it will be worth it. Mason's first game is next week along with Callie and Haydens games all at the same time and of course Shawn in working. Luckily Hayden can go with the neighbor but I'll have to just drop Callie off!

spring break

Callie's spring break-Oh the joy of having a teenager!!! My spring break consisted of chauffeuring her and her friends around all week long. I was so ready to go back to work!

Pinewood derby

Masons 1st Pinewood derby. Mason wanted a Mario and Luigi car so we cut the wood in half and had two cars. We raced Luigi and he lost everytime. Mason seemed to be ok with it until he so kindly went up to another little boy whose car would just stop right in the middle of the track and he said to him, "you lost". After I scolded him for being rude, I said you lost too and then he just broke down in tears.

sponge bob hat

I am having so much fun learning how to crochet. The internet is wonderful! I have found so many patterns for free. I've got a long list from the kids of the things that they want me to make. Heres Mason with his sponge bob hat and gloves. Thanks to my sister Susan who sent me the link to the gloves. The hat I just kinda copied off of something I saw on the internet.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What we've been doing- 3 more posts below

Well this school year has kept us all busy with sports, school, work, church so here is a recap of what we have been doing lately.
Mason started out in his 3rd grade program as a weed. He did so good and even was the announcer.

Callie is in 8th grade now and playing another season of volleyball. She really enjoys it and does a great job. (hopefully good enough to get a scholorship someday!)

Hayden turned 11 this fall and bridged out of cub scouts. He is in the 5th grade and moved up to intermediate school. I'm all alone at my school now.

Hayden played another season of soccer. This season was a great one. They ended up being the champions in their age group.

Halloween- Mario and Luigi. Mason is actually supposed to be Mario since he was Luigi last year so I bought the Mario custome and just assumed I should get the next size up since last year. We didn't try it on until that day and it was huge! I talked Hayden into to wearing it and Mason wear Luigi. I thought it was adorable but Hayden was extremely embarrased and ended up staying in the car at the trunk or treat all night.
1st Annual Reinbear run for our school district. Callie was supposed to run with us too but she ended up having a basketball tournament out of town.

Callie playing another season of basketball for Brewer Middle School

Christmas Eve in their Christmas pajamas (now they just wear pajama bottoms)

Christmas this year was at our house with all the Poyfairs. Total- 18 Children and 14 adults!

reason I have all this time

This is the reason I have time to update my blog. We have had 4 snow days this week! We are all getting bored with cabin fever. I won't leave the house, there is no way I am driving anywhere, the roads are pure ice! So I have gotten alot of things done around the house.

and here is Callie with her new contacts. We finally got her some since she plays sports and have broken her glasses twice now.


This is what else I have been doing with my time.
I have been practicing crocheting and I am really enjoying it. So far I have just been making hats, they seem to be pretty easy. A friend from work asked me to try and make a yo gabba gabba hat for her daughters 1st birthday. I looked forever on the internet for a pattern but couldn't find a free one so I just winged it. I was pretty proud of myself considering I just started crocheting. So all these new babies being born- this is probably what you'll get from me!

The other craft I have been making is embroidery key fobs. This is what all our teachers and family members got for Christmas this year. I really would love to start an Etsy shop online selling these. They are so easy to make. I actually have sold a few and have an order for 7 more this week. I am so exciting. My goal is to save all the money I make from the keychains and then someday buy myself a new embroidery machine. I would have to sell over 400 to buy the machine I want!