Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Birthday Celebration

Due to our busy schedules we couldn't seem to find a weekend when we were all free to celebrate Troy and Kelby's birthdays, so we had to get creative. We decided to surprise them with a day at the Texas State Fair.  

I had taken the day off but got up as usual and went into town for some coffee while Richard took them to school, so we didn't tip them off! Then, at about 9am we went to check them out. They came to office concerned that they were in trouble! But once I gave them their first clue they knew they weren't. 

They guessed and guessed with each clue, but never figured out our destination. The final clue gave it away though and they were excited!

We visited all the iconic places first and they loved every minute of it! 
Big Tex

Ferris Wheel

Then we went to several shows. 
The slam dunk show.

The ZuZu Acrobats
The chainsaw wood sculptor.
And the car show...oh how they loved the car show!

Next was the midway. They were very brave and tried some scary rides!! 
The Kamakazi
The Fun House
They came out covered in bubbles!!

And last we tried the food!! We had rotisserie chicken, Belgian waffles, caramel apples, corn dogs, grilled corn and fried twinkies!! It was all amazing! 

I think we all had a blast and I hope this double digit birthday will be one they remember forever. Happy 10th, boys!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A whole decade

Troy is a whole decade old, which means I've been a mom for a decade?!? How is this possible? There are so many things only your first born can teach you.  It has been such a fun adventure with Troy and it just keeps getting better! 

Today we were able to celebrate with donuts to start off the morning. 
Then he chose Texas Roadhouse for lunch after church.

Sonja came for a quick visit as she was traveling through town. 

And we ended with his personal pumpkin pie. 

10 years of birthdays:

You are growing into such a responsible young man! You love sports and your friends and family and Jesus. What more could we ask for? Happy birthday, T-Man!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

10 on 10/10

What a big day for Kelby! Double digits today!! We had our traditional morning donuts before they headed to school.
Then, Kelby chose our dinner meal; Fugi Hibachi Grill.  Baylee had to babysit, but the boys were ready for the show and our chef put on a good one!

Kelby catching the rice in his mouth.

Then, it was home for gifts and dessert. I had a few gifts that were the same for the boys so Troy got to open one gift tonight. We got the boys their own tool kit. Richard is always telling them to stay out of his things so we are hoping this fixes that problem since they now have their own! 

We stocked it full with hammers, measuring tape, duct tape, paint and paint brushes, screwdrivers, nails, tool belts, gloves, flashlights, and sandpaper...completed with a five gallon bucket of wood pieces. Have at it, boys!! 
He also got a hoodie...
And his personal sized pecan pie!

Happy Birthday, Kelby!! We love you bunches!