Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Nothing better than being 2 years old and carefree!
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

OU Football Game

We recently went to an OU Football game with the team, the Barons. It was a great time getting to know the guys and thier families better. We were all dressed in our red, I'm pretty sure we would have been beaten up if we wore anyother color! People are crazy down there!! Parked out in the parking lot as soon as the sunrises. They have anything and everything OU that you could imagine! We had a great time and enjoyed hanging out with the Gerber family especially. Rachel loved the football game, and we stood almost the whole game. It's just the thing to do there, no one sits, it's crazy! Rachel really liked yelling, "Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo-U!" everytime we kicked off, and chanting "O-U! O-U! O-U! O-U! O-U! O-U!" We had a great time and are really looking forward to going again next year!

Oklahoma City Memorial

We had a rare free Saturday with Mark and decided to go to the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. It was very surreal. Where the reflection pool is, use to be a main street downtown and all of the chairs represent the lives lost during the bombing, the small chairs are for the children. Behind them is part of the actual building that fell, reebar and all, to help everyone remember all that was lost on that tragic day. The tree is a thank you to all those who helped in the aftermath, around it reads, " To the Courageous and Caring who Responded from Near and Far". There are two black walls, one on each side of the reflection pool, one reads 9:01 for the time that the city was last "itself" and the other reads 9:03, the time of the bombing.

Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum

We got a yearly zoo pass and love taking Rachel to the zoo! She loves feeding the parakeets and looking at the Grizzly Bears and Gorillas! It is open year around so we try to take advantage of the warm days in winter and take her there too. (Which is conveniently located in the same parking lot as the science museum).

Rachel LOVES the Science Museum here and we love taking her! It is so much fun that we forget to get the camera out half the time. We've decided that we need to go on a date there one time, there is just so much to do and Rachel's little 2 1/2 year old attention span is just not enough to let us finish playing while we're there. We were lucky enough to get a pass for 60% off, thanks to Groupon!! She loves playing in the "Tree House" and with the airplanes, especially the marbles and the toy cars. We have literally spent an entire day there before and we still have to "drag" her out! Come visit and we'll take you too, it's great!!

Carrie Underwood Concert

Mark and I were able to go to the Carrie Underwood Concert in October. Very last minute and thanks to some wonderful friend we were able to leave Rachel AT HOME! We had a great time on our date and she was a great concert! She even came out in a truck that "flew" over the crowd and sang a song, it was a wonderful time! I love when Mark and I get to have our "dates".


Rachel's decision for being a cow may have been a little bias, once she saw that I had a cow costume! She awkwardly pulled on my utters all night at the church's trunk or treat too!!

More Halloween Fun

Rachel and I went to downtown Edmond on the 30th for their halloween party. Everytime I told Rachel to smile for the camera she would turn and say, "MOOOOOOO! I'm a cow Mommy!" She was absolutely thrilled that there was another cow at the party. And everytime we drive by a Chick-Fil-A now, she says, "Look!(while pointing) Eat More Chicken!" I was even super nice and let her have a candy of her choice and of course she picked the bright blue sucker. Which she was proud to show her tongue off to anyone who would look at it! It was great and she got waaaaaayyyyyyy too much candy, most of which has gone to my thighs!

Halloween 2010

We were able to go to Edmond, Oklahoma for Halloween with the family. We had a great time going through their "haunted forest" where they had the theme "Once upon a time" and they had different mother goose stories where they handed out candy to the kids. There were so many stories, The Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe, Humpty Dumpty, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Sword and the Stone and so many others. She loved being a COW for Halloween, completely her choice! At the end of the trail there was an open area for the kids to play games and meet a couple of characters. She threw a bean bag through a hole and won some purple vampire teeth. She loves wearing them and "scaring us". We had such a great time and we are so glad Mark was there to enjoy it with us!!