It’s been too long!

Since I last blogged, so much has happened that I am going to wish I would have written about!  I’m here now, so moving on…

Here is a cute picture for the day…


Champ & Dozer sharing a couch.

I’ll be back, with some exciting news!!

The Doc is in…

Have you seen the cute new show Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior?  Well if not you should drop by our house.  We love it!  Super cute and sweet!

The show inspired me to do Chloe’s 4th birthday party medical/Doc McStuffins theme.

I have a very talented friend Catherine at Everything Design that helped me do the invitations, water bottle wraps and cupcake toppers.

Chloes invite




As Chloe’s friends arrived they received a Dr.’s coat (boys white undershirts-cut up the middle) and a hospital bracelet.  On the hospital bracelet I asked them their age and the weighed them.  It would have been fun to measure them as well, but they were ready to play.




They were then ready to diagnose some serious problems and help administer first aid.  The kids loved this and spent much longer doing this than I thought they would.

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First Aid was fully equipped with a Dr’s kit, rubber gloves, popsicle sticks, blood pressure cuff, felt band-aids, guaze, etc. and the patients (stuffed animals).

doc mcstuffins template for bandaid

Band-aid template (cut 1)

After First Aid they could color and draw in their own Book of Boo-boo’s (mini composition notebooks).



Then the food!  Always my favorite.


Band-aids (sugar wafers with icing)




Apple a day keeps the Dr. away, Cheese Sticks, Cotton Balls (marshmellows), Band-aids and Q-tips (see below)



Q-tips (pretzel sticks with marshmellows dipped in white chocolate)

Each child left with a Dr.’s kit, Dr.’s bag, felt band-aids, real band-aids, suckers, and stickers.

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Arboretum in the Fall

DSC09043 DSC09044 DSC09045 DSC09049 DSC09050 DSC09051 DSC09052 DSC09053 DSC09056 DSC09058 DSC09059Nana took Chloe and I to the Dallas Arboretum to see all the pumpkins and also the blown glass sculptures.  We had a wonderful, relaxing day.  We even ate at the tea house outside and listened to someone play the piano.  This will be a favorite memory for a long time.

Wild Card

IMG_0922 IMG_0924Let me just start off by saying I completely disagree with the 1 game wild card game, but they forgot to ask me.  I hope they do not do this ever again!!!

As much as I love the Rangers I am very sad we are having to play in this game.  I really was sad that the season came to an end.  SHOCKED & In Denial that we lost, but I was very thankful that we were asked by friends to attend the game with them.  We had lots of drama around us and a couple fights broke out around us, but memories were made and hopefully we have a better season next year.  Let’s Go Rangers!!!

BNSF Family Fun 2012

DSC09019 DSC09020 DSC09021 DSC09022Every year Chance’s work puts on a great Family Fun night.  Bounce houses, ziplines, food, live music, Dairy Queen, free stuff, Dairy Queen, work the equipment and did I mention Dairy Queen…  This was the only time the kids were still enough to take pictures.