Monday, April 22, 2013

Easter Dress 2013

So, we tend to run late. 
Everywhere we go, we tend to run late. 
It's as if it is physically impossible to leave 2 minutes earlier just so we are not rushed. 
With that said, I promised Ross I wouldn't take pictures of Hadley in her Easter dress on Easter Sunday morning, if he promised to go with me at a later date to take pictures of her in her dress. 
So that is what we did last night.  I have fallen in love with these pictures of her!  It just amazes me sometimes, how much she has grown up and what a beautiful little lady she is becoming. 
I have so many more images, but those will come later this is just a preview! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Surprise Birthday Weekend!

With Ross' busy rotation schedule, we usually have to plan things weeks in advance....So, my crazy handsome husband planned a Surprise Birthday Weekend to celebrate me, and it was AWESOME!  I am a very very good guesser...I don't know how, I just am...So this time he literally told me nothing...nothing! 
Thanks babe for an amazing weekend just the two of us!  I love how you know me inside and out, and how after being together 10 years, I still feel like a high school cheerleader on a date with the football stud!   
And a huge thank you to Nana for watching Hadley...we couldn't have done this without you!

Ross and I got to our hotel...

which had an awesome view of the ball park...

A little bowling and dinner...I wont comment on how I beat Ross by double in the first game because it was just "warm up"...

We also went to see Oblivion, which was a pretty good movie. 
Saturday, we went to Rocktown Climbing Gym.  I had so much fun!  I wont be able to grip anything, move my arms, or do anything that requires me to use my forearms tomorrow, but it was worth it!
It's always a little nerve racking when trying something new, and listening to an instructor show you how to do everything so your partner wont hit the ground and die, yet he is talking a mile a minute and all I can hope is that something sank in before Ross comes scaling down the wall from 35 feet in the air to a firery crash.  We both climbed and lived to tell about it, so it worked out all right.   

I'm not really afraid of heights, but this doesn't really count as just heights.  You are literally grabbing and jumping and hoping and reaching and stepping and splitting and not looking back until you are ready to come down otherwise fear does tend to take over a little bit.  Either fear or the fact that your left hand has gone numb and is no longer able to grip the little thingy to keep you from flying backwards off the wall.  It is quite exhilarating! 

Look at those calf muscles!

This was my favorite wall!  We both made it to the top every time!  I felt accomplished!  

Ross, Thank you for an amazing weekend!  I love the way I laugh when I'm with you, the way I love when I'm with you, the way I play when I'm with you, and the way I feel whole when I'm with you.  I love you. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Meal Time and Pearls...

Hadley watching Max and Ruby while cuddling in my bed with me.  Such a precious little girl. 

Meal time is not meal time without your pearls...

After breakfast, it's time for more dress up...

and dress up is not complete without some sort of beanie or cowboy hat or fedora....

OR Ross' sleeve he cut off of his shirt!  She is sporting her favorite Duck Commander, "Jase"...

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Leotard and Lots of Energy...

This is my favorite outfit for Hadley to wear to gymnastics.  I think she is built to be a gymnast!! 
The weather has been so lovely lately that we usually do a lot of playing outside.  Her favorite things to do right now are jump, ring the doorbell, pick up sticks/branches, and play in the dirt....oh ya, and rip up grass from the yard.

She loves her daddy so much....

Practicing her stretches...

The funny thing is, sometimes, she only bends a little bit, dangles her arms and says, "can't.  reach.  my toes." (very exasperated too I might add)  

Such a zest for life little always keep this mommy on her toes! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Easter Sunday 2013

On Easter Sunday night, everyone came over to our house for dinner to celebrate the holiday.  There was eating, yummy treats, and lots of jumping!!! 
My three cutie-patooties... 

My favorite little one...

I was against the wall, so the flash fell on the bag of almonds and my plate, but I just wanted to get everyone in the picture...I think Avery was the only one ready  :)

Ready to go jump!

The jumping contest begins!  I think Ross is at a little disadvantage because he was born with genetically shorter hamstrings...but I still think he won.  ;)

Love this one!

So glad Gigi and Poppy made the drive up to Tulsa to spend the evening with us!  We had such a great time just enjoying the company and the beautiful weather! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter Saturday 2013

We got together on Saturday to celebrate Easter.  It was such a wonderful day full of eating, dyeing eggs, Easter egg hunt, more eating, and just a lot of sitting around the table talking.  I so enjoyed it! 
My loves getting ready to dye eggs...

Let the hunt begin...

Happy Easter 2013!  Jesus Paid it All...All to Him I owe!  

Not pictured:  The adult Easter egg hunt.  Papa hid the one egg, and the rest of the adults searched for it.  I still blame Ross because the egg was in his territory!!...but nevertheless, congratulations to Laura.  Hip Hip Hooray!