Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stick Horse Rodeo

This year at the Western Heritage Classic Avery participated in the stick horse rodeo. She has been waiting on this event to roll back around since this time last year. She loves participating!!
 She won 2nd place in the stick horse barrel racing and here is her prize jacket!
 Posing for her picture with the rodeo queen
 The boot race
 Here they go
 Ready to run
 Pile of boots - for those of you who are unfamiliar with a boot race. Each contestant takes off one of their own boots and puts in in the pile. On "go" all contestants run to the pile and attempt to find their boot. The first person across the line with the correct boot on wins. It is always a laugh.
 Riding her stick horse
 Showing how hard her stick horse could buck in the bronc riding :)
 More pics of the barrels
 Getting ready to start
 My pretty cowgirl
 Sweet Avery
 Nona and Papa with Taos before the rodeo
Avery's number one fan!! Wishing he could do it too!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sonshine Choir

On Sunday Avery's choir class at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church sang for the congregation. She was so sweet and excited to sing praises to God :)
 Papa, Uncle David, Pop, Aunt Karla, and Nona were there to hear Avery sing.

The 4-year-old choir class. Sonshine choir!
Avery and her Daddy! If anyone knows how to rotate on the new blogger PLEASE comment for me. It was vertical on my computer where it was saved and then when I uploaded it - well, you see it is horizontal???

Friday, April 27, 2012

Taos' Birthday Party

My sweet Taos turned 2 on April 22nd. We celebrated at Nona and Papa's house with lots of friends and family. My how this little man has changed over the past year. He is very independent, funny, smart, and ALL boy. He measures on the small side weighing 27 lbs. and standing 2 ft. 10 in. tall. He makes up for it by running, jumping, and climbing all over everything. He wants to do everything that his big sister does and they love playing with each other - most of the time :) Taos loves trains, dogs, horses, goats, his stuffed puppy dog, balls, and all things outside. We love our little man and are so blessed to be his parents!
 He just learned to ride a trike and he could ride it for hours!
 The birthday boy Taos Crawford!
 Blowing out his candles with help from Cash.
 Mommy's little man.
 Opening presents with Daddy and Bella.
 Taos got so many fun summer toys.
 His choo-choo cake! Yum.
 Still opening presents.
 The crowd enjoyed the beautiful weather outside - sunny with NO wind!

 Riding in the train with Avery
 Now Avery and Mommy have a turn.
 Boone, Callie, and Gracie in the cute train that my sister-in-law Kallie painted.
 Here comes the train again.
 Aunt Karla and Callie
 Taos, Carson, and Bella

 Papa was the best conductor you could ask for. Thanks Papa - we love you.
 Party favors were conductor hats and bandannas.
 I don't know how to turn it on the new blogger???? Avery wearing her hat and about to eat some yummy cake.
 Mommy and Daddy
 Again - don't know how to rotate. I imported it vertical and it turned?? Taos and Daddy eating cake.
Playing on Nona and Papa's swing set.
 Gracie, Carter, Caden, and Cash
Avery, Caden, Carson

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easter Weekend

We love Easter time. What a special time to celebrate Jesus and his Resurrection. Spending time with family and friends made this Easter weekend extra special.

Avery and Taos dressed up for church on Easter Sunday.
Pretty girl

Aunt Karla, Aves, and Nona

My little loves

Trying to get a family picture... not working out so well

A little better!

Grandkids and great-grandkids with Pop

My family and my parents

The Morris family

I love pictures with my kids since I am usually the one taking the pictures

Daddy and little man

They picked out some baskets from my Aunt Karla's house... Avery chose the biggest one she could find!

Evan helping Taos find an egg

Checking out each others' eggs

He loved hunting eggs this year

My brother and sister-in-law had bluebonnets at their house this year

We also hunted Easter eggs at Casey's aunt and uncle's house. Here is sweet Bella looking for eggs.

We celebrated her 3rd birthday. Sassy birthday girl!

Boone hunting eggs

Winning a dollar from Dandad for finding the last 3 eggs

Darin, Dandad, and Casey snoozing in the living room

Happy Birthday Bella

Opening presents

Taos and Bella in monkey masks.... kinda creepy

Enjoying a birthday cupcake