Saturday, July 3, 2010

Race for the Cure

I am playing catch up again... we have been very busy and here are just of the few things we have been up to. In APRIL (yes I know it has been that long)... I ran in the Race for the Cure. It was a blast. Abby Boerger organized it all and it was amazing. She even had a newspaper article written about her and her family. The race was AWESOME! Here is a picture of the team...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Most kids say da-da or ma-ma for their first word right? Not our children. Abby said PUP-PUH (puppy) first and here is Coop saying CAT first. (Nana (our sitter) had kittens last week and Coop is OBSESED with them.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas #1

Christmas #1 of 2009 was fun. It was a busy weekend with Coop's party and finishing up school stuff, as well the fact that we are just busy peopole. The Nichols bunch (Nani and Gene Pop's family) all gathered at my mom's house. We ate yummy mexican food, had a gift exchange and just hung out. The kids put a new spin on things and are making it so fun. I love to watch them play. Abby loves to play with them. Since her 1st cousins live in another hemisphere, it is nice to have 2nd/3rd cousins around sometimes. All but 3 of the whole crew were there (minus Nani and Gene Pop who I am sure peeked down on the craziness).
The Herron/Pennington Bunch
Ethan and Cooper-- check out Coop's expression---
"The girls" only 2 girls out of 9 cousins.

Our tradition is a stair step pictrue. We have one every year since we were tiny. Age does not factor in anymore and the old ones are moving toward the shorter end. Every year the boys fight and measure to see who moves. Several years ago we started holding legs... not exactly sure where that all came from (possibly Gene Pop's prostetic leg). We are wierd- I know. This year the order was- Cade, Connor, Trent, Zack, Seth, Bart, Heath, Haley, Camryn.
The great grandkids (9 in all minus Reese who was sick) performed for us. It was hillarious becasue we could see the personalities of the parents coming out. Our kids act just like we did when we did all this stuff when we were young. Abby is a ham and I can't begin to imagine where she gets it. They sang, did finger plays, and read the Christmas story. Video to come- it was cute.

Abby and Madison- only 4 months apart.

More of the performance.

Cooper's favorite passtime-- eating.

Random December Stuff

Maybe not in December but close-- Abby and I went to the A&M/Baylor game with Emily. This was the first time that Abby got to "experience" Aggieland. We had a great time with Emily. Abby stayed with Sean and Mindy (thank you) during the game. We then took Abbs picture all around campus and then, I erased my whole camera!!! UGH!! These pics are compliments Mindy's facebook. These pics are of exhausted Abby, Yell Practice after the game, and a few around campus.

Gingerbread house making....

Can you say=-- sassy?

December has been super cold. One of these cold evenings we joined the Richardsons at a friend's church for a hayride. We went inside for some hot chocolate and cookies. Lets just say that the church will never be the same after the boys and Abby got a hold of it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cooper is ONE!!

Cooper is one. How did this happen? I am not sure where the last year has gone. We celebrated Coop's 1st Bday this year with John Deere theme. It was really fun. Tons of friends and families joined us at Dennis and Cindy's. The kids enjoyed the "playroom" upstairs witha bounce house toys and everyone had a great time.
Here are some pictures of t he day (they are in reverse order but you get the idea).
Here is Coop and Grandpa.

Coop and (Great) Grandaddy

4 Generations

Coop got tons of fun toys and a really cool book that our friends made with an abc's of things and people that we know. His favorite present has continued to be his bike. He LOVES it.

We took all the kids pictures in this cut out- some of them were cute and some of them wouldn't cooperate - like big sister!

Here he is "eating" his cake. He wasn't a huge fan of it and insisted on using a fork. But it was his first cake.

Cooper and Will- I forsee trouble from these two.

Candie turned "25" the day after Coop. Here are the two Bday Kids ....

Some of the Decorations

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 09

We had a blast on Halloween. I didn't get as many great pictures as I would have hoped but here are a few. We started with a party, moved onto a church carnival, and topped it off with a city wide event. Abby had an amazing time. She settled in on a princess and looked adorable. She loved putting on make up and sparkles. Cooper was such a trooper and looked so cute!!

Elyjah's bday happens to be on Oct 31. Here are a few shots of the festivites.

Here is Ladybug breaking the pinata. Isn't the "rope" great!

This is Sadie and Abby. Abby is still talking about riding this horse. She kept saying YEEHAW and laughing. It was adorable.

This is a random pic before bed. She is just getting too big!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Horse or Princess

I wanted Abby to be a My Little Pony for Halloween this year. She has other plans. She wants to be a princess from her dress up box. I guess we are already choosing our battles. She refuses to let me fix her hair or put on a crown. She has fun dressing up though so whatever I guess. Here are some pics of our trial run from the fall festival at Meadowridge Cooper was the most adorable zebra (hand me down from sis). He looked just like her!

Abby refused to turn around for this pic.