Sunday, September 18, 2011

Go Dogs!

Yesterday was the first home game for the Bulldogs football team this year. We  I LOVE Fresno State football games...and we I especially love a good tailgate! There is something about the energy, food, friends...preferably good weather like yesterday...that I fall in love with. This year we got season tickets...and I know that I am way more excited about them than Chad...I know, you're shocked...Chad isn't excited about something...it's true! :o)

Last season we took Landry to his first Bulldog game...you can read about it here. This year we I am hoping to be able to take him to all of the games. As always, Landry was such a tooper...and of course, the main attraction!

Chad and Landry...Landry has his "game face" on!

Let me help out with the game, guys!

Me and Handsome!

Of course the best part of tailgating is the food...someone thought he was in heaven!

Landry even got to meet a real bulldog...Bruce! Apparently Bruce is the grandson of the bulldog that was on the field for the games during the David Carr years. Always gotta love the fun facts you learn!

Giving Jake pounds...I think Landry thinks that Jake might have food in his hand! :o)

Us girls...me, Sheri, and Kelley. Normally I am the only girl at the tailgate/games so I was so excited when we pulled up and the girls were there, too!

Landry had the most fun when we threw him in the truck bed while we got everything cleaned up. He ran all over, stomping his feet...and of course, tried to throw everything out of the truck that we kept putting in!

Landry had the best ride to the game...daddy's shoulders!

Family picture in the game!
Landry and I spent most of the game going up and down the stairs and walking around...which was ok because it wasn't the greatest game ever. He made friends with everyone around us...and everyone fell in love with our little man. One gentleman LOVED that his name was Landry! "What a great name for a football fan...he's going to be on that field someday...and we will nickname him THE COACH!" he said. I thought it was too funny...a complete stranger already excited about my son's future!

Just for fun...here are some "then and now" pics to show how much Little Man has changed since last year:

tailgate last year:
 and this year

Family pic last year

and this year
Here's to a great season with lots of fun, food, friends...and hopefully WINS!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

So Proud!

Landry has been cracking us up lately! We pretty much spend our days laughing at the things he does...but one thing in particular is especially funny...and so sweet at the same time.

He learned how to clap about two months ago and it is his new favorite thing. The best part is that he claps for himself when he is proud of himself...so sweet. This past weekend I was able to catch a few bits on video.
Getting off the couch
video

Closing the dishwasher...yes, he had just taken a digger right before...hence the big bump on his head!
video
Closing the refrigerator door
video

This week he has moved on to clapping for anything WE do. If we close a door, put leftovers away, hang up our clothes, fold the laundry...we  get a very enthusiastic round of applause. I'll be honest...I will take any round of applause I can get...and it does make housework a lot more enjoyable!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another Gift Idea

As you know school is back in session...which means my life is crazy! Don't get me wrong...I LOVE being back at work...but every year I wish that we could ease into things a bit...just a bit. With that being said, there are several things that I have procrastinated on...one of which...a Back to School gift.

 Each year I like to get the girls in my grade level a little something to celebrate the start of a new year. Of course I love something that is personal, crafty, cute, and let's be honest...pretty inexpensive. It may be a month late...but hopefully it is worth the wait! :o)

I started by getting 5 of these...I had to make one for me, too!
Then I used this...which I am in love with!
And I created these:

I used the adhesive vinyl, wrapped them up with some cello and polka dot ribbon...and they are ready...four weeks late and all!
I hope that the girls love them as much as me. A Monday morning gift always makes the day better...right?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Budding Artist

Recently Landry has shown us that he definitely understands that pens are meant for writing and marking on things...just ask Chad about his "artistic expression" with black pen...all over one of our walls and doors! I decided that it was time to channel this creativity. :o)

Tomorrow is my Nana's birthday so...what better way to display one's talent then by making a birthday card? Plus...how can you not love a card made especially for you by Handsome?

"Mom...you're not supposed to take pictures of me while I'm working!"

"Never mind...SMILE!"

Gotta get the perfect color

As you can see...coloring is very serious business!


So proud of his work!

The finished project...with a few touches from mom!

He even "signed" his own name...he held the crayon while I guided him. :o)

I think it is safe to say that he may have a bit of his mom's love for creating things! He "asked" to get up in his chair about three more time this afternoon so that he could color while I graded papers. I must admit...I was super proud...and excited that he shares my enthusiasm for coloring! I see lots of crayons, paint, coloring books, construction paper, and so much moe in our future. :o)