Thursday, October 11, 2012

Olympic Gymnastic Champions!

I won tickets from Dallas Child to see the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions.  It was such fun to see these amazing folks in person (though far away).  Madeleine was so excited, she knew the names of all of the female gymnasts and had watched the London Summer Olympics every night.  Here are some pictures that I took.  
Top L to R: Jordyn Wieber,  Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman; Bottom L to R: ? and Nastia Liukin
Men's gymnastics team, they were strong!

A good picture of Nastia Liukin

Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber,  Gabby Douglas

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Everett turns 5!

Everett is such a joy, he loves to laugh, tickle, fight, battle with swords, battle with lightsabers, battle with guns...  For his birthday party Everett wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese.  I told him that we could go with his cousin Austin, but not with his 18 preschool classmates.  Everett was set on Chuck E Cheese, so the night before his birthday we had a great time playing games and running around.

On his birthday Everett had donuts and a kolache (his favorite food of all time) for breakfast and brought Star Wars cupcakes for his classmates. That night Lee made his homemade pizza, we ate more cupcakes and opened presents!

Everett at one day old, October 2007
1st Birthday - October 5, 2008
2nd Birthday - October 5, 2009

3rd Birthday - October 5, 2010

4th Birthday - October 5, 2011
5th Birthday - October 5, 2012

Madeleine and Everett on a ride at Chuck E Cheese

Shooting things with daddy at Chuck E Cheese

#44 Thing to Do in Dallas with Kids

Go to the State Fair of Texas Opening Day Parade!  In this list of 52 Things to Do in Dallas with Kids (in 2010 and 2011 blog posts) I have tried to highlight things that are free (or close). One free thing that is associated with the State Fair is the Opening Day Parade.  It goes through downtown on the first day of the fair (Friday) at noon.  This year I took Everett with me since next year he will be in kindergarten.

It was hot, and he was not too sure about this parade...

Where else can you find a lady dressed like a flower?

The 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts!

The coolest Elvis (there were many) all on motorcycles

A dragon celebrating the Chinese Lantern Festival