Sunday, November 21, 2010

Madi's 11th Birthday Party

When birthday's come around I do my best to avoid parties.  Too many   children in one small confined space is not my thing.  I especially avoid sleep overs.  I can't stay up all night and I can't leave a group of pre-teen girls unsupervised.  I may be a bit of a control freak!

When we started out planning I decided I would give in and allow them to stay over all night.  By the week of the party before sending out invitations, I panicked and backed out.  I talked her into one evening full of fun.  I researched some party ideas online for the pre-teen.  I knew I would need to have them busy or they might get out of control.  I found one web-site that recommended a cooking party.  I thought about it and decided that I could do this.  I had to keep telling myself you can do this, you can do this.  It is only a few hours, you can do this.  I felt like the little engine telling myself over and over.   I made homemade pizza dough and gave each of them enough to make their own pizza.  After cooking the pizzas, we had homemade doughnuts for dessert.  The girls helped to glaze them and add the sprinkles.  I actually survived the evening and enjoyed being around the girls.  One down, one to go?!



OU Football Game

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

We were lucky enough to be given tickets to the OU football game against Texas Tech.  (Thanks so much Cindy!)  As much as it pains me to say this, it was a really fun, even though I am a Cowboys fan.  Anytime I can see Texas get beat it is great.  The truth be told I'm a person that is a fan of several teams.  I root for OU as long as they aren't playing against OSU.  I don't get to wound up or yell and scream too often.  LOL! But next weekend may be another story.   I am pulling for the boys next weekend.  They deserve the win.  They are rockin this year.  Having a 10-1 season I would say watch out OU. 

Back to the game.  We had an awesome time.  The kids loved it and couldn't believe how big the stadium was.  Parker and Madison both wanted to move to higher seats.  Parker took pictures of where he wants to sit next time!IMG_4859

Parker wants to be at the very tip top.  He said the higher the better!  I think he has mistaken this with the penthouse suites, not stadium seats!

Madison was a little grumpy, she stayed up way too late the night before at a slumber party.  She needs to get her rest to be a pleasant person.  I have no idea where she gets that?:) 




As I was cropping these pictures, I noticed the guy guy cheesing in the background.  Too funny, couldn't crop this one because it made me laugh.  Madison was more interested in what her friends were doing than who was winning the game.  Parker said "Say Cheese"  so I guess the guy in the background was just doing as told! HAHA



GO POKES!!!  Sorry just couldn't help myself!

Parents vs. Storm Soccer Game

October 26th, 2010

With all the craziness in the end of soccer season, I forgot to post about the end of season parent game.  The boys coach always has them scrimmage against the parents.  The boys love it!  It gives the parents a chance to realize how hard it is to actually play soccer. 



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Friday, November 12, 2010

Just Because

Chris loves cake so much I think sometimes he thinks about getting married again just to have wedding cake.  I know he doesn't really want another wife. The one he has is probably hard enough to deal with. Hah  He loves white cake with white frosting.  I shouldn't say just white frosting.  There is a certain type that he prefers.  I think it is just the Wilton Buttercream.  It may even be made with Crisco, who knows but you know the stuff.  The amazing white cake icing that you get from the bakery.  The chain store white icing doesn't count or qualify if you are Chris.  It has to be the good stuff.  So after we had Paula's birthday and Jarrett's birthday I decided he was special enough to deserve a special surprise.  Two birthday's and he said he only got a single piece of cake!   If you know Chris you see that this is a funny statement.  One piece for him is usually as big as several pieces to the rest of us.I called the cake maker Christina and asked her to make up a cake for Chris.  She asked if it was his birthday and I said nope, this is just because.  Just because........I am hard to live with......I can be a witch.......I love my husband...........He deserves something to smile about........I know that this cake is his very favorite and I am to busy to make it myself.  So Just Because.  Isn't that something to celebrate?  It is for Chris!



Shopping with Parker

Last Saturday, we went grocery shopping at Elk City.  We went to check out the new Wal-Mart.  I know woo hoo!  What an exciting thing, not really.  I am being facetious.  I just didn't know what to do on a Saturday with out soccer.  Parker isn't the easiest child to manage while shopping even though he is almost nine.  Sometimes I ask myself, why did he come along?  He doesn't shop unless he is shopping for himself.  I try to accommodate him the best I can.  We looked at the toys, hunting, and sporting goods.  But after that I am out of options.  Once we move onto the food he is getting a little antsy.  Unless we look at the junk food.   The boy loves junk food.  So to make it interesting for him I let him pick out a few things.  When we were on the cookie isle he says, "Mom, we have got to get some of those cricket cookies. They are so good!"  So we look at every cookie possible and he says that's them, right there with the elf!"  When I saw the name I cracked up.  Grasshopper cookies!  I love my son.  He says some of the cutest things.  Cricket cookies!!!!!  Too cute!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Salt Plains Deer Hunting Trip

November 5th-7th, 2010


Every year the state of Oklahoma has a special drawing for areas in the Wildlife Management Areas that are only hunted if you are drawn in.  Chris and his buddies put their names in the drawing and just wait to see if they get a chance to go.  There are several details that I don't understand about all of the draw.  They gain preference points and have better odds the more times they put in for the draw.  Blah, blah, blah.....  Anyway, they were drawn this year for a hunt in the north part of the state close to Jay, Oklahoma.  Chris said that the Salt Plains is a very interesting area.  A must see for all in the state.   I'm hoping that he takes the kids and I there this spring to dig for salt crystals.  He and Corey both got their deer quota, a doe and buck.  

Their aren't too many areas for them to stay near the Salt Plains so they decided to camp.  Roughing it for three whole days.  Not really my thing for full weekend but something happens to my husband when deer season opens. 



I call it deer fever.  He absolutely looses his mind.  All logical thought process is disturbed by the though to antlers. They get all pumped up and crazy.  The words of a TV hunter...BBD....Big Buck Down, Baby. This must be said in a low, growling voice with just the right enthusiasm.  If you haven't ever heard this, let me just say that I am sure that your missing out!  LOL All in all they had a really good time and enjoyed the male bonding time together!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Soonerfest Soccer Tournament

Halloween took second place this weekend to soccer.  When I think about it just about everything from the first part of September is scheduled around soccer. 

The annual Soonerfest Tourn. was held on Oct. 30 and the Norman Youth Soccer Complex.    We started Saturday off with 4 games.  Madison's team went into the tournament undefeated.  Parker's team had a challenging season.  Moving up to U10 has given them a lot of areas to improve on.  They are a good little team, just have more to learn this season.  They did win against Hobart and Clinton during regular season so that is a great accomplishment.   

We had a great weekend.  Parker had some interesting things happen in his games.  One game got particularly rough and a boy jumped on Parker on the field.  He tackled him down and was pounding him.  And why do I love this sport?  I'm not sure.  The boy was red carded and wasn't able to play the rest of the game.  I think Parker was actually just playing fair in this case but not so much in the game on Sunday.  He was the one that was yellow carded.


Madison's team won both of the games on Saturday and also won their game Sunday morning to move on to the finals game that afternoon.  Sunday turned out to be a great day for soccer.  Madison's team won and placed first in the tournament.