Friday, January 13, 2012

Cruz Turns 3!!

No, this is not your imagination! I am blogging! Going to try to get back in the grove with this new year. I started getting so far behind that it overwhelmed me thinking about trying to get this blog caught up! I'm probably not going to rehash the last 4 months. But I did want to do something on Cruz's party!

He just turned three on December 1. We had his party at Jump Zone with a Froggy Theme. He sleeps with a frog every night and told me thats what he wanted on his cake!;)

Here is me and the BIG BOY!!

Maddox loves Jump Zone too!

The party favors were these frog water bottle holders. You can clip them on backpacks and things!

Cruz's Frog Cake:

Doesn't he look THRILLED!!? By the time we did cake, he was pooped! Too much fun!!

This is the face he made the whole time we sang "Happy Birthday". I think he was super embarrassed!

Time to eat cake!

...and open presents!

Some random things about Cruz at this I don't forget!:

He is obsessed with "booties". He talks about booties and hits his own "booty" all the time. Its called his "booty dance". Booties may be the funniest thing in the whole world to him. He also loves to moon people. Although I think he has the cutest bottom, I've got to nip that in the bud!

Along those same lines, he talks about poo-poo all the time. If you randomly say "poo-poo", you can get a laugh from him easily! If you ask him a question he doesn't want to answer, his response is always, POO-POO!!!

He LOVES to watch "tom and jerry". (He pronounces is "Tom and Jewee"). It is on ALL day. I DVR it off of the cartoon network for him...and we watch it over and over.

He loves to climb in my bed every night. Usually around 2am. I secretly love it, and NEVER make him go back to his own bed!

He still loves to golf, and recently started tennis lessons. So cute! I think he had 15 water breaks in his first lesson...which was a 30 minute lesson!

He loves healthy food, and not because I EVER pushed it on him. For example, We order pizza, he eats the salad only. He is perfectly fine with grilled chicken and broccoli for dinner!! Where did he get that!!?

He is back into choo-choos. We took a break from trains, but he has rediscovered them lately.

He is pretty talkative and I LOVE to listen to him. He usually starts his sentences with, "Hey Mom, actually I want to....." I love that he says actually!! Sounds more like "ak-choo-wee". So funny!


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I STILL havents gotten all my Disney pics I'm going to do an "In Between The Disney Blogs Post". Here are some randoms:

I had my boys make this cute platter:). I love how it turned out!!

We love playdates! Especially with Anabelle!

I'm not sure what is better about Razorback Football...the game...or the TAILGATE!!!!

We were so happy one of our sitters and family friend Katie was there! She was so cute with Cruz. She played with him the whole time:). She is the sweetest!

Took the boys to the game this time! We sat in the South End Zone and I quickly realized how crappy our seats where and that we HAVE to upgrade next year. No questions!!

We visited our friends, the Hamptons, in thier box. My kids REALLY loved that!!!

Why do we buy toys?? This is Cruz's favorite thing to do....bang on pots and pans. Seriously. Drum lessons soon??:)

We are loving soccer!!!! Maddox is doing much better. He actually TRIES!! Ha!! That's him...#15!

Spent some time at the local park, favorite thing here is throwing rocks in the water!

I blinged my pumpkins this year! Would you believe I found this decal stuff at a gas station?? How cute!

So a few weeks ago I started a detox that my trainer at the gym was doing. It sounded do-able, but wow, was I wrong....I was STARVING!! So David and I decided to go eat at Ruths Chris for a big ole steak! And guess who got busted!!! That's David and I, with Bruce, our trainer. WHOOOPS!!!:)

We went to a fundraising Casino night with our friends the Lufkins. I had no idea how to play Craps, so I sat and took pics with my phone while they had fun!

Okay, and I'm really gonna try to get back into this blogging thing! Promise!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Disney World 2011 part 1

Gosh, I don't even know how to blog about this vacation! It was so long and we did so much that I just don't even know if I can put it all in here. We went for 8 days, which was nice. No rush to cram everything in!

I'll go ahead and explain why my pictures look so bad. My Nikon was giving me problems before we left. I just couldn't get a good, clear picture. Then on the second day at Animal Kingdom we were running to catch a bus. My backpack wasn't zipped, and my Nikon flew out and landed in two pieces!!!!! Now I can't get the lens to attach. It's really messed up. So most of the pics had to be taken with our phones!

Back to the trip, we left at 6 am on our flight. I had the kids dressed so cute....mickey ears, and shirts that said, "maddox/cruz first time to Disney World". Everyone was talking to them about where they were cute:).

You can just see how excited Cruz was!!

Maddox and Daddy:

We stayed at Disney Yacht Club. I really loved it. We had great views of the lake and were close to everything. We took bus rides to Magic and Animal Kingdom, and ferry rides to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Here are the boys after we flew in...we checked out our room and immediately headed to Magic Kingdom!!

Let me just take a to tell you how much my boys despise taking pictures. They could be having the time of their lives, laughing, jumping, playing....but the MINUTE I pull out my camera they get super mad and won't cooperate. Makes me SOOOOO mad! So with that said, here are the first pics in the Magic Kingdom:


I love Cinderella's Castle.

Maddox's favorite ride right from the start was Splash Mountain. Cruzy was too little to ride it so we hung out and had snacks. I just thought this picture was cute:)

PLUTO!!!!! I was so glad that the boys weren't scared of the characters. It was the opposite. They wanted to love and hug on them. It was so cute!

On to Day Two:

I had fun dressing the boys for this trip! Yesterdays shirts and day 2's outfits were from Etsy. I really loved Cruz's Mickey Jon Jon: ( he does too, can't you tell??)

We went back to the Magic Kingdom Day 2. First thing we saw in Tomorrowland was the race cars. The boys went crazy wanting to ride them. We had to measure cruz to see if he was big enough. When he was he said "YESSSSS!"....I got a pic of it:):

He thought he was BIG time!!! It was the jerkiest ride of my life!!

Maddox and Daddy:

Picture time....time to NOT cooperate with Mommy!!!!

Chip N Dale:


Maddox didn't even know who Stitch was, but it became one of his favorites. I think he like him because he was so crazy and always playing tricks on people. When Maddox got his autograph, Stitch grabbed his pen and started to pick his nose with it. Maddox thought that was awesome!:)

Family Pic on the Magic Carpets. Cruz loved this style of ride. You go up, in a circle, come down. He loved it!

It was so hot the first few days. Cruz BEGGED for one of these mister/fan things. Best $13 we spent. He played with it all day!

Jungle Cruise:

Okay, so we became obsessed with ALL things pirate. My kids LOVED Pirates of the Caribbean!!! I love (i mean hate) how Disney places gift shops right outside each ride, so the kids are all pumped from the ride, then you get off and there is all this merchandise that goes along with it!! UGH. I won't tell you how much we spent on pirate stuff.:/

Our first parade!!

Cruz was so cute waving at all the characters!

Disney is so magical. For real. It is. Like just when you think you've seen it all and its time to go, you round the corner and there is something else fun going on. Like this day, Cruz and I were strolling around and I heard a band, we went and found it and Cruz LOVED watching them. They were playing Disney songs from all the movies.

We headed back for a much needed rest. Cruz was passed out!!

Maddox watched the channel in our hotel that told you about all the rides and attractions at the Disney Parks:) (in his pirate stuff, of course)

Okay, that's only 2 days....well, 1 1/2 days really....see what I mean....this Disney blog may take me through the month of October!!!!!

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