Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Last weekend we had some very special visitors. Our good friends the Berkes Family came to Houston for a few days. Lucy was so excited to see Finley. You may recognize Finley from, I don't know, almost ALL of Lucy's California adventures.

Here she is waiting for him at the airport.

With her very special sign

We went to Papasitos, the zoo, played outside, had a bbq and enjoyed catching up. Thanks for coming Berkes folk! We had a blast!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tervis Randsom Note

Attention Pamela House Dean:

If you ever want to see your beloved Blue Bell Tervis again, please deliver the following items to the Dean Household in Katy, Texas no later than Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 5 PM...

- One white Texas Sheet cake
- One dozen peppermint shortbread cookies (yes, I know it is not Christmas time)
- One buttermilk pie

See you soon.

P.S. The Gnomes made me do it. They are holding me against my will.

Ornery little suckers.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flashback Friday: Lucy Does Reading

This is one of my favorite videos of Lucy. I love the way she says, "Please Wucy".

She is a little over 2 in this video. Enjoy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop

On Saturday we baked and decorated a bunny cake. I remember making bunny cakes with my mom and I now understand the restraint it takes to let your daughter decorate the cake "right behind herself". I would cringe as she pushed the jelly beans deep into the icing and then smeared it all over creation. But she had a great time and was certainly proud. I am sure my mom enjoyed watching me try to facilitate the jelly bean placement. She mainly laughed and ate leftover cake bits from the layer I used to cut out the bowtie and ears. That's what grandmas are for.

We also dyed eggs. I read online, okay Pinterest, about placing the egg in a whisk for easy dipping. Good idea, unless your eggs happen to have the world's strongest shells and are impervious to egg dye. Then you are just a fool holding a whisk while your hand cramps. So we adapted and used the tried and true gold tool that comes in the package. Lucy really had fun checking on the eggs. Good thing because she had to keep checking them for quite some time. I told you, worlds's strongest shells. IMPERVIOUS.

On Sunday, attempted a family picture, went to church, drove to Drews' parent's house, attempted a family picture, hunted for eggs, ate a delicious lunch, watched the Masters, ate delicious snacks and relaxed.

All in all a great weekend.

He is risen.
He has risen indeed!

Decorating the bunny

Posing with her masterpiece.
Girl loves her sprinkles. Don't know
where she gets it. Mystery. 

Drew had a piece of the bow tie.
He said it was like eating sand. So Lucy's be-fri
Finley would probably love it. 

Just dunked her eggs. 

Checking on the eggs. She would put
on her sunglasses to check their status. 

The best one we got. Sad, I know. 

 LOVE it when they sleep with their booty
in the air. ADORABLE!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hayes-man's Photo Shoot

Pictures of our little stud muffin in honor of his first birthday. Only a month late! 

Be warned: There are a ton of pictures. What? He's our little guy! 

Drew took special care doing his hair. 

Hayes in the Box! 

He gives me this face before he takes off for the stairs. 


His face in this picture cracks me up. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Backyard Fun

We have been running around like crazies the past few weeks. Well, months really. So we were really excited to have ZERO plans on Sunday. We went to church, got the Hayes-man a much needed haircut (he was starting to look like a hobo) and just hung around the house.

Around 4 PM we busted out the bounce house and grilled some sliders. We had such a fun time just being in our backyard.

Worth noting: Hayes is not so sure of the bounce house. He is okay as long as you are in it with him and he is on your lap.

Also worth noting: I forgot how stinking hot it is in Texas. Seriously. Someone should do something about that.

Drew posing with his new bbq pad. Handcrafted by
Drew and his dad, Warren. With their own hands. 

Look at her red little face. 

They look like they are having a conversation. 

So, sometime his hair looks a little " dumb and dumber".
I am constantly brushing his bangs to the side. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Last Saturday...

Can we go to Easter mommy?
Can we?
Please mommy?

Unfortunately we can't because (as I have stated 98 hundred billion times) Easter is NEXT Sunday. Shall we look at the calendar (again) and mark the days until Easter (again)?

But you know we can do? We can go to the Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration at church...right now!

Let's go!
Do you have my basket?
Where are my shoes?
Get Hayes!
Let's goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That's right. Point mommy!

The Easter Party at St.Peter's is really nice. There is cookie decorating, crafts, an egg hunt and of course, the Easter Bunny (he be scary mommy).

Both kids had a great time and Drew and I are enjoying getting to know the church.

Showing off her cookie

Intently listening to the rules.
Don't worry, we got his hair cut on Sunday. 

Look, Daddy, an egg!
This is where it goes. 

On the hunt

Nana came to play