Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jason Doesn't Think This is as Funny as I Do

JR got locked out of the house the other day.
Except that he's still skinny enough to not really be locked out. 
I'm not sure how much longer he'll be able to do this.

Good thing he had an audience of friends to video him not being locked out. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It's a Chloe Day

 Chloe hasn't been featured much lately.
Her new favorite thing is to get up at 3 in the morning and go bark at opossums in the back yard.

Do you know how ugly and scary opossums look? Especially at 3 in the morning!

 I usually have to wake Jason up to come help me get her back in, because with my luck, I'd be involved in a opossum attack.

Needless to say, it's a good thing she's so cute, because nobody thinks the 3 AM opossum barking is.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birthday Party of the Year

I think Jason and I might have just pulled off the birthday party of the year.
If you have kids then you know that all they want to do is flip water bottles.

It's ridiculous and completely annoying.

Most parents, like us, don't let the kids do it. 
Water bottle flipping is also banned at the elementary and middle school.  I'm telling you, it's awful. 

I came home from picking Kyle and Reed up from a birthday party last weekend and Jason asked me how it was.  I said "Oh, she had tons of stuff for them to do and all the kids would do is flip those stupid water bottles."  So he said, "Why don't we just have a water bottle flipping party." 

 So that's what we did.

We figured we couldn't just buy 2 cases of water and call it a day, so we got them a Hummer stretch limo too.

The limo came before the party so we surprised JR by picking him and his friends up from school.  High school next door neighbor, Dave, got home right before we left to get JR so Kyle and Reed were super excited to pick him up.

JR was totally surprised, and the boys were very excited, though you can see how "cool" they were playing it for the photo-op.

Waving at neighbors on the way home. 

The party guests arrived and we loaded them up, drove to PDQ to pick up chicken nuggets, and drove to a neighborhood park. 

 We let them flip water bottles in the limo too.  This is what it was like. 
 I know what you're thinking...bless my heart. 

We had water bottle flipping contests and the winners got trophies (I forgot to take pictures of the trophies I made...yes, they were out of water bottles). You can see how excited they were. 

And if you still don't understand water bottle flipping, here they are in the semifinals of one of their matches, I did a bad job videoing because I was supposed to be counting. 

We drove them back home for cake.
These are the party guests.

And these are the ones that quit playing basketball long enough to come in and get some cake.
(You can see the top of one of my trophies.) 

Of course it was a typical Ingersoll party, so the party didn't actually didn't end until 11 that night.

All the moms and dads were telling us at basketball the next day that the kids can't stop talking about it, and it was the best party ever. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017


It's basketball season here, and Kyle and Reed are on different teams again this year.
Kyle has been practicing his dunks.  It's amazing what 2 foot tall stilts can do for your game.

Now if only he could wear these on the court, then he could really rack up some points! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Some Birthdaying

Here's some more birthdaying these 2 have done.

Their teachers took a picture of them with their class to celebrate.  
Reed's little "girlfriend" is the tiny one behind him not looking at the camera.

I love Kyle's class picture.  It totally sums up Kyle and how his class feels about him...I guess we'll have to change his nickname from Mayor of the Ballfield to Mayor of the Classroom. 

We surprised them with Benihanas for dinner.   JR had a dance to go to so he missed out, but Cash went since they all share the same birthday.

Monday, January 9, 2017

We Almost Froze

It got down into the 20's here in Houston this weekend.  
Which basically means everyone lost their minds.

I had to bring the plants in, which I think might be the first time in about 2 years.
Our bedroom looked like this 

A water-pipe burst and sprayed a tree on the main road that we live off of.
Everyone acted like they'd never seen ice before.

People lined up to have their pictures made, and of course, stopped their cars in the middle of a crazy, busy 4 lane street with no regard to traffic or getting run over.  
(I was on the sidewalk...I'm not about to risk life and limb for an ice tree!)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

9 is Fine

These little people turn 9 today.

They started celebrating last night, and celebrations are scheduled to continue!