Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Few More

And They're Off ...

Evan & I had a great Friday together! We started off getting pedicures - she got a manicure also. There is something to be said about a fresh pedicure. We then met Mike for lunch at China Inn. Evan's favorite food is Egg Drop Soup, so we try to appease her every once in a while. I have found a package mix that is so easy and good that she would have for every meal if I would let her. Then it was off to the races. We spent about an hour at Louisiana Downs. We 'inspected' the horses in the Paddock, made our bet (it's a good thing Evan had cash because I sure didn't), watched our horse stay in first place until the last 15 seconds, and then watched our horse fall to next to last place! At least it was only $6 down the drain. She bought a cowgirl hat that looks so cute on her. It was so hot and humid while we were outside watching the actual race that Evan decided she wanted to head to the movie sooner rather than later. SO, we went to see G-Force and topped the evening off with dinner at Coldstone. A perfect day!
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Evan & Her Friend Sara

Over the 4th of July weekend we spent some time at the Boardwalk eating, shopping and going to see Ice Age 3. While we were walking aroud, we ran into Sara and her parents. We only see each other about 2 times a year, but Evan and Sara play together like they are sisters - only they don't fight. They are so cute together!
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July! Our friends Jay & Ayn-Michelle came to stay with us Friday night. So, we went to dinner and then to see Ice Age 3. It was great catching up on the last year. Saturday night we ate with the Wilsons and then popped fireworks with our neighbors. We had some great food, and Evan got to play with her friends Bailee, Kassi & Trista. Sunday, we got to relax with the help of some much needed rain - all day long. What a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Weekend in Houston

Evan & I spent the weekend with Mom, Dad, Keri and his family. While Mom, Dad, Keri & Evan went to Chandler's swim meet, Jamie, Madison & I went shopping. We had a lot of fun and beat the heat! After Madison came home from her job as a lifeguard saturday night, we made red velvet cookies with blue food coloring instead of red. (Evan now puts Madison in superhero status because she is a lifeguard) The cookies looked like.... well, they looked nasty but tasted great! Chandler escorted Evan around on her scooter for a while, but she must have gotten scared when it was Keri's turn. She would only straddle him like that would keep her from getting hurt. It was really pretty funny!
Mom took a lot more pictures than I did, so I will post some more when I get them.

Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School

VBS is always Evan's favorite part of summer. She has so much fun all week long and constantly asks us to come see what she is doing. The last day there is a short program for the parents. For some reason, Evan kept twisting her earrings during their song. She actually twisted them so much that her ears got very sore.

Rock Star Slumber Party

They look a little tired, don't they?

Evan had a Rock Star Slumber Party a few weeks ago. We had individual pizzas for dinner before we started the crafts. I was very proud that they ate more of the apples and carrots than pizza. The girls made their own Rock Star bracelets and cardboard guitars. The girls then karaoked (is that a word?) for a while. As you can see from the video, Evan had a fantastic time. Evan and Kassi were asleep by 11 pm. Bailee, Trista, and Emma fell asleep sometime after midnight. Evan was the first to wake up and could not wait to wake up those sleepyheads. I took them to McDonald's for breakfast so they could play and expend some energy. I am so glad Evan is finally at the age where we can do some of these fun things. I really enjoy watching these girls grow up.