Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Family Time

We have had a busy week or two. On the 11th, Katy and Corey got married in Norman. We followed up the wedding with a quick lunch at Bisonwiches (yum) and were able to go by and see Amanda and meet Baby Chloe…although the boys were more excited to meet her dog. We went to see Harry Potter on opening night with Bob and Cindy, Layni and Zach, we loved it. This past Friday night Scott proposed to Autumn…she said yes!
Sara’s family came into town over the weekend and we were able to spend lots of time with them (mostly over meals, of course) and sadly we only remembered to take pictures during the toast to Scott and Autumn. We swam some more… big surprise. On Sunday, we drove with Eric to Broken Arrow to visit Ryan’s grandparents before they move to El Campo, TX. Yesterday Ryan and the boys went to White Water for the day, they had a blast. Trying to cram an entire year into 8 weeks keeps us busy, but we are loving every second we get with Max and Caster.
The champagne toast to Scott and Autumn (the boys got to participate with a Fresca toast)

Didn't make it all the way through "Horton Hears a Who"

Maxin' and relaxin'

A little water basketball action

Visiting Nanny and Grampa

Homer's week in.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fireworks, bacon, Homer, blue teeth and more swimming

We spent the 4th of July over at the Feeback’s for a cookout. After the cookout (and about an hour of Caster wrestling their bulldog, Winston) we headed over to watch fireworks. We thought we’d outsmart everyone and watch from a parking lot across from UCO. We’ll the joke was on us, it took us 40 minutes to get out of the parking lot. The boys didn’t make it too far without falling asleep while we were trying to get out of the parking lot.

Walkers out.

Ryan taught Max how to make bacon and eggs…a very important skill for being a Walker boy. Max did a great job making his first bacon and egg breakfast.

The dogs were waiting patiently for some bacon to fall on the floor.

We've had a Chia Homer in a box for a long time (I am not sure why we have it)...well, he finaly made it out of the box. We'll keep you updated of how he's growing.

We weren’t sure how well the boys were really brushing their teeth. We found this mouthwash that turns their teeth blue and you brush it off…great invention, now we know they’ve really got clean teeth.

And more swimming...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

“Someone” found the book of temporary tattoos

So after the "marriage" was over, the cousins found the temporary tattoo book, so all the kids had tattoos for the reception. Caster went all out and this is what he looked like. Note the sword tattoo on his forehead.

Then I caught him on Max's bed adding a few more... And this (as of now) is the final product. I assume at some point he'll add a few more.

This was the conversation that took place at Bob and Cindy’s pool that afternoon:

Scott: “Caster, you look like Regan.”

Caster: “You know Regan, how do you know him?”

Scott: “Uh yeah…he’s a legend.”

Caster: “A tattoo legend?”

Scott: “Ha, um, sure.”

Friday, July 3, 2009

The “Marriage” of Eric and Jessica

Eric and Jess got married…but don’t call it a wedding, they’d rather refer to it as the “marriage.” After years of dating they got married on June 28th, their three year anniversary, in our backyard. Ryan got ordained in Oklahoma (he performed Leo’s wedding in Texas a few years ago) so that he could perform the ceremony. We were glad that we were able to be so involved with the marriage and the preparation. On Saturday, we made 180 cupcakes to make up the wedding cupcake cakes and there was a lot of yard work to be done. On Sunday morning we got up early, Ryan finished the backyard, Sara started cleaning, Jess finished icing her giant cupcake, Eric made the playlist for the reception and Carolyn got all the food ready. Shiloh, Autumn and Fallen set up at the Jazz Lab so that it was ready for the reception. It was a beautiful ceremony, Rev Ry did a great job and most importantly….the cupcakes were delicious!

Thanks Autumn for most of the pics...

Yard Work

Our yard was in terrible shape. The dogs had destroyed it, and we didn’t do much to make it any better. When Eric and Jess decided they were going to get married, and that our backyard would be the perfect place, we said of course…..and then panic set in. They clearly hadn’t seen our backyard in a while! So the work began. When we moved in, there was a dirt mound in the backyard that grass had begun to grow over, so that had to be leveled and then there were weeds galore and trampled flowerbeds. Keith came over one weekend and he and Ryan rototilled the mound. That left a huge dirt pit in the backyard, and we knew as soon as it rained that would equal a mud pit for the dogs to play in. We had to put up a lovely orange construction fence to keep the dogs out of the dirt while we planted seeds and gave the grass time to grow. The following pictures are some before and after shots of the transformation. Of course…Ryan finished up the yard at 7:30am the day of the wedding….nothing like procrastination.

The "mound" beforeFun with the rototiller
The fence...the dogs were not excited about half of their yard being taken away from them
Before...this is where the "marriage" would take place
After Before

At the wedding the yard looked great…now we just have to keep it that way!