Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sibling Love

Sibling Love

When Brianne and Bryce are being best friends it is about the cutest thing I have ever witnessed.

But sometimes they aren't the bestest of friends....and I suppose that is just part of being siblings.  I braved a trek to the grocery store with the two of them.....and it started off well....

Sister is thinking "Hmmmm - why is he in the driver seat and i'm stuck riding shot-gun.....he'll pay for that later...."

About the time we were checking out Brianne was grabbing handfuls of Bryce's red mop top and yanking his hair 'till he shrieked.  I would ask her to use gentle touches and she would let go....but then as soon as I turned away to unload our goodies onto the conveyer belt I heard the shrieking and knew she was back at it.  Yep - we were 'those' people in line that you avoid at all costs because the children are having meltdowns.  We managed to get out of there - but I am not in a hurry to return with the two of them unless I have back-up support!  Poor little Bryce seems to have forgiven his sister - and we will continue to work on gentle touches with the little lady....I'm sure it's only a matter of time until Bryce realizes he can play her games.........Sullivan Family Chaos will really be in full force then!

Fort Worth Zoo - The Newest Addition! 

If you live in the area you should head to the zoo to see the newest addition - the baby rhino!  She is precious - and we finally managed to catch a good look at her.  The first time we went to see her she'd been hiding behind her mama - this time she was out and about!

Three Year Old B-day Party at the Park!

We celebrated our friend's Coen and Carter's b-day over the weekend!  What a fun Mickey Mouse Club celebration at Bicentennial Park in Pantego!  The kids enjoyed playing on the swings, and Bryce loved the hot dog lunch.  Brianne wanted to get right to the sweet stuff - the delicious Mickey Mouse cake pop - can't say I blame her!

 So glad we got out to see the twins celebrate turning THREE!  Thanks for having us out to join in the fun!

Shopping at the Mall

Brianne just got a pair of braces that will hopefully help support her ankles and make walking a bit easier for her.  We headed off to the mall in hopes of finding some shoes that would work well with them....we didn't have much luck in the shoe department - but the kids loved having dinner in the food court.  Dessert was a blizzard from Dairy Queen - and they didn't mess around when it came to that!

I Love Fall - I Love Pumpkin Delights!

I know some people say the first day of Fall is here when Starbucks has the Pumpkin Spice Latte....but for me - I know it's that time of year when the Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights are available!  I might have a problem since I can't stop myself from throwing 3 boxes of these into the shopping cart each time I see them.......but the kids love them too so I think it's okay.  They aren't around for that we might as well enjoy them while we can, right?

Additional Cuteness

Go Cowboys - Bryce still maintains a perfect record of watching every Cowboys game since he was born!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Happenings

Kinderfrogs LEAP Dinner 

Mark and I got out for an amazing date night.  It was a fundraising dinner for Kinderfrogs - and it was held at the newly remodeled TCU football stadium!   Delicious dinner, fancy venue, and great  people that were generously donating money that will go towards scholarships for families so they can afford the Kinderfrog's tuition!  A huge THANK YOU to all the people who put this event together and to all those who so kindly donated money for this great school!  We are so lucky that our little Brianne is a Kinderfrog!


Mom's night out to Grapefest = good times!  We participated in the People's Choice wine tasting; we did our best to sample the 146 different wines....but we didn't quite get to all of them!

Zoo Happenings

Have I mentioned that I love our zoo membership?  I'm thrilled that some of our friends are new zoo that means we will be making even more trips to see the animals!

Brianne signing "Bird"
Choo Choo Train Ride!

Hey mom - check out the penguins!

Aunt Amy would be proud - Bryce loved the penguins....and cried when we left them!

Our friend feeding the birds.  Feeding the birds is serious business. :)
Big sis sharing with little bro - LOVE
Additional Cuteness

Spaghetti night = bath night.  

 You turn around for a minute, and this is what happens....
 Thankfully we have a good clean-up crew!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012


My Girl - My Sunshine

 Brianne and I got out for a Mommy-and-Daughter date. We did a little shopping, ate dinner, and enjoyed some time at the park.  

Meanwhile.......Bryce and Daddy got out to watch some football and enjoy some delicious Mexican food.

 I think we all enjoyed the quality 1-on-1 time...details that the separate excursions were inspired by a little disagreement over when Bryce should get his next hair cut.   I'm thinking he is already overdue for a cut....but daddy wants the boy to go with a shaggy look.  So for now - Bryce is sporting  a crazy red mop cut to come sometime in the future.


Pig Roast #2 of the Summer

A co-worker invited us out to their place for a pig roast.   And when I say out, I mean wayyyyyyyy OUT in the country.  It was almost an hour drive out to lovely Chico, Texas where they own a big Texas size piece of property.  They couldn't have picked a better day - the weather was perfect!

 Great food and ice cold beverages....yes please!

This little boy kept helping himself to ice cubes from the cooler.
Hey - someone lather me up with some sunscreen, would ya?

Puppy dog!  Brianne will sign and SAY puppy now!
I failed to get a picture of the goats....but there were lots of them!  The kids enjoyed checking out the petting zoo!
Great party for the little ones - this basket was full of bubble making toys and sidewalk chalk. 
Busy, busy, busy!

Puzzles at the Library

Still trying to master the madness of venturing out with the two kids on my own.  This library excursion I got really brave (and/or crazy) and had both kids out of the stroller simultaneously.  It got a little stressful about the time Bryce wandered over to another table....but he didn't get too far and B and I caught up to him.

Brianne is getting closer and closer to walking......she's standing up more and more and will take a few steps before she does a very dramatic flop and then smiles and claps because she knows she is getting close to cruising!  So exciting to see her working so hard - she'll be there before we know it!