Sunday, January 29, 2017

Teachers on the Dance Floor

We went to JR's school auction, and for the 2nd year in a row I wound up with his teachers on the dance floor.  (Different teachers than last year.) 

I'm also pretty sure this is the 2nd year I've heard from his teachers "I want to be like you when I grow up." and "Now I see where he gets it." 

Jason and I were at the photo booth taking our picture (It was a tailgate theme)

When his math and science teacher ran up and joined us.

I texted this picture to JR and said "So this is happening..."
He was not amused. 

Oh, and the cute, little rescue puppy sold for $600 and has a fabulous new home...that's not mine! 

Friday, January 27, 2017

It's Not Moving In

JR's school auction is tonight.
They have been promoting auction items over their broadcast each morning.

Yesterday was puppy day, and I got this text.

No, we will not be buying a puppy tonight.  But yes, she's very cute.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

American Ninja Warrior

Kyle and Reed went to an American Ninja Warrior gym with a bunch of friends from school.
It's here in Houston, but not close to our house.  If it was, we'd have to go every day.

One of the moms that went sent me a video of Kyle.
Then Kyle made his own video of the video...which is what I have here. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

K. Ingy Vs R. Ingy

Kyle and Reed were on different basketball teams last year, but they never played each other.
This year they are on different teams again, and they played each other on Thursday night.

We didn't know what to expect with them playing each other, I was thinking there would be tears.
And I wasn't sure how I was going to cheer for 2 teams at the same time.

Kyle is 4 in black and Reed is 2 in maroon. 

They both played their best games ever.  Reed had 10 points and Kyle stole the ball more times than I can count, and scored on one of his steals. 

Kyle's whole goal of the night was to foul Reed. 
(Kyle loves to foul, and actually fouled out of a game last year,)

It was a win-win...Kyle was excited that he fouled Reed, and Reed made both his free-throws.

Kyle and Reed both loved playing each other, and I enjoyed cheering for everybody and everything. 

After the game Kyle went up to Jason and said, "Did we win?"  (Reed's team won by 20 points.) Which shows just how much fun they were having. 

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! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Some of us had a very exciting New Year's Eve, and others...not so much.

JR wins most exciting New Years ever, getting himself on the floor of the Rockets court pre-game to shoot free throws and winding up on both the televised game and SportsCenter.

I always thought he'd wind up on SportsCenter, I just thought it would be his speaking voice that got him there, not my poster making skills.

Kyle and Reed had spend the night guests and "champagne" toasts.  Kyle was up until 4:00!

Chloe looked more like Jason and me, calling it a night pretty early.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


We had Christmas morning the evening of December 28th.
We got home and saw that Santa had arrived and that the elf was gone (yay!)

We made it back at 4:00, and Kyle had basketball practice at 5:00, so we actually didn't have Christmas until he got back from that. 

Favorite presents included:
2 ft tall stilts 

A mini trampoline (so they would stop flipping off my couch) and a mat (so they would stop landing on my couch cushions.  
They also got a slack rope...I'm pretty sure they want to run off and join the circus. 

And they got a fish.
His name is Donald Trump Ingersoll

Kyle is already a master of the stilts (this was the first night he learned) and they've taken tons of videos of their flips, but they are all on Kyle's ipad so I'll have to post those later. 

The slack rope is a lot trickier, Reed is the best at that with only 3 steps taken! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ski Trip

We skied for 8 days in Breckenridge and had so much fun with all our friends.
Our house was steps from the gondola and right downtown on Main was perfect! 

Everyone in the family skis better than me, but at least I made it 8 days without falling's too hard to get up! 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Not the Big Texan

 You might have noticed that JR was missing from the Big Texan pictures, that's because he didn't drive up with us.

JR was asked to be in Little Women the Musical after we had already planned our trip.  
(He didn't audition for it or anything.)  
He said he would do long as he didn't miss any skiing.  

So Granny Sherry was actually the only one who went to see him in his show.  
He didn't really tell me much about it, so I had no idea he was going to be wearing such a handsome costume. 

He played Mr. John Brooke, Laurie's tutor. 

Granny dropped JR off at Cassie's house after the show, and he flew up with them the next day.  
They beat us to Breckenridge by about an hour. 

JR had never flown Southwest before and was pretty excited that you can pick your own seat. 

He wasn't lucky enough to fly home...he had to rough it in the car with the rest of us.