Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Carrollton Again

School wake up time came early today after last night's late festivities.  Thankfully Quinn hasn't been waking me up at the crack of dawn when he gets up lately.  He generally gets himself some Cheerios (and sneaks various snacks) and watches a show nicely.  It was warm today but SO SO SO windy!

After we dropped Quinn off at school Madden and I came home and I made about 75 phone calls.  I changed the address on our car registration when we moved- but apparently that only changes the mailing address not the location of the car/residence.  We need our car registration to reflect the address of the home we own for homestead exemption.  I could go to Ft Worth for our county office or else the Dallas Regional Center is in Carrollton- which is super far.  Thankfully I had a reason to go to Carrollton anyway- remember last week when I drove all the way up there to pick up the Yukon?  Well I left my garage door opener in the other rental car.   I called but they said they had multiple door openers so I would have to come back in and pick it out.  In the car we went.  We went to take care of the car first.  It was around 11:30 when we got there and I was afraid if we got the garage opener first we would have even more of a lunch crowd at the DMV.  It was pretty crowded anyway- when we got there there were 22 people in front of us.  They had a little TV with Kung Fu Panda on.  Madden was amused by that and also by taking 500 selfies on my phone.  After that was done we went through Wendy's and split a 10 piece meal- Madden ate 7 of them- and headed to Enterprise.  When we got to Enterprise to get the opener the guy opened a giant drawer filled with garage door openers.  Excellent.  I sifted through them all and found one that looked like ours and was our brand.  It didn't work when we got home so I'm not sure that it actually was ours, but I reprogrammed it and now everything is all set.

The Big D

We got Quinn from school and then went to the park with the Cain's.  At one point Madden literally blew over.  Leah was asleep so she stayed in the car most of the time- good thing she weighs about 20 pounds soaking wet.  Enough of this ridiculous weather.  I want it to be 85 and sunny with mild breeze.. all day... everyday.  When we skip spring we go right to 100 and stagnant so I'm hoping to avoid that!

Monday, April 7, 2014

NCAA Championship Game

Tonight Justin and I went to the NCAA Championship at Cowboys Stadium.  It was our first date night in almost two years.  We never go anywhere just the two of us- especially not fun things we just choose to do and not things we have to go to with other people!

I was so mad at the ticket lady who ripped our tickets.

There were only 8 rows behind us in the entire stadium.
This is what it looks like when there are 100,000 people sitting in front of you.

Darius Rucker/Hootie sang the national anthem.

GW, Laura, Bill Clinton in the shadows, and some NFL players in Jerry Jones' suite with him.

Kentucky and UConn

And then the actual game started...

This father and son had a 5 minute choreographed dance to Happy.

We sat behind UConn's #1 fan.  He went nuts for every basket and every foul.  He was so crazy.  He had special hand motions and phrases for every foul shot.  Things were intense when he was instigated by some words from Kentucky's #1 fan a few rows back.

The game was fun but not very thrilling.  UConn lead the whole way and won by 6.  I thought it might be a really close game since they are a #7 and 8 after all, but I was still happy we went!  UConn women play for the championship tomorrow- if they win UConn's basketball teams will be 13 and 0 in national championship games.  They also both won in 2004.

Can you spot UConn fan nation in front of me?

We had to walk a mile and a half to our car so I got to take a picture of this night view of the stadium.  

And here's this- since we were walking to the car during the trophy presentation!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nonstop Fun!

Jess and Jon got in around 10:30 last night.  We were so happy to see them!  We stayed up until around 1 am so of course today we took them on a 13 hour nonstop trek through all of DFW.  Getting them ready for parenthood :)

I bought …. actually I won't say her name because I don't think it's public… 
I bought their baby girl her first Lilly!
Cant wait to see her in it next summer.  She won't arrive in time for peak Lilly season this year.

We got everyone up and out by 7:30 for Quinn's tennis lesson.  He did great!

We stopped to get Krispy Kreme on the way to keep everyone happy through the lesson!

Of course it was freezing again!  
I thought about buying him some cute tennis clothes but I'm glad I didn't spend the money.

So little.

His 'serve' hit the target.

We came home, got changed, turned right around and went to get some lunch.  After lunch we split up.  Jess and I took the kids to Sophia's Pinkalicious Princess party at First Baptist.  They ran, jumped, and played their little hearts out!

Quinn and his main squeeze Zoe.

My kids went nuts over the full sugar pink lemonade.  
I'm pretty sure this kept them going the rest of the day.

Quinn and the birthday girl.
Sophia and Zoe are both SUPER tall.  Quinn needs to meet some tiny girlfriends.

We came back from the party changed AGAIN and headed to Ft Worth to go to the zoo.  It was drizzly and Texas freezing (55-60) but we decided to give it a go anyway.  I'm glad we did.  The rain cleared up within the first 5 minutes we were there and the sun came out.  It ended up being perfect weather for the zoo.  The animals were all out and active.  Usually when it's 110 degrees out everything is hiding in the shade and sleeping.

I love him.
He carried this little zoo map around the entire day.

Looking at Simba the "Lion Kid"

The baby is Belle- she was born the day after Quinn's birthday.
Last time we were here they were taking suggestions to name her.

Quinn's favorite.

The rhinos were the last animals we looked at.  Maddens treasured map blew down into their area.
He kept telling us the rhino was going to eat his map!
Sure enough the rhino walked over to it and ate it right up.

After the zoo we headed over to the Highlands to find somewhere to eat.  Everything was jam packed with long waits.  I guess we should have expected that on a Saturday at 6pm while the Final Four is playing 10 minutes away.  We threw in the towel up there and went to Chilis- much more our speed after a super long day!

We got home around 7:30 and the boys stayed up until 9.  I hope Jess and Jon weren't expecting a relaxing Saturday because we sure didn't give it to them.  I know two guys who made the most of a rainy Saturday though….