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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Congressman Doggett Town Hall

Saturday, we attempted to attend a town hall meeting sponsored by our Congressman in Austin. The last one made national news because the reaction of the crowd was unexpected. (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8UjY3YDlwA for video).
His reaction to the anger in the crowd was simply that it was organized and wasn't his constituents. So, as his constituents, we decided to attend this one and make sure he's aware we DO NOT support this current health plan overhall.

Well, when we got there, it was extremely crowded with mostly supporters. They didn't start on time and came out to annouce "more than 3 times the amount of people have shown up then we expected so we're trying to make adjustments". To which Jes yelled back, "that sounds just like government". Everyone turned and looked at him disapproving...so we made our way to the protesters. At some point we saw some heated arguements, but it was seperated by the police. It was a good learning experience for Mason.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

That's what he said...

I was helping Mason practice writing. He was asking me how to spell words and he would write them on his doodlepro board. When he was all done he said,
"There, I wrote Masonlovesbikes.com"

Monday, August 24, 2009

First day of school





Mason started preschool today! He was so excited! Our conversation went a little like this:

Mason: Mom, are you just going to drop me off?
Mom: Yes, I will walk you to your class and then me and Tori will go back home.
Mason: I don't need you to walk me to class. I can see it! I will be fine! Just drop me off here.
Mom: No, I have to walk you into your classroom.
Mason: No you don't! I can see it! I will just walk by myself!
Mom: No, I will walk you to your class.
Mason: Ok, but then you have to leave!

No hug goodbye or anything! You wait for school to start all summer long, and then your sad when it does!

Victoria wanted her picture taken too. She kept walking in front of the camera saying "CHEESE!!!"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

That's what he said...

I was at the grocery store with the kids and Victoria was having a melt down, like usual. She HATES sitting in the shopping cart. I asked Mason to sing a song to her so she would stop. Here is what we got:

Old McDonald had a farm EIEIO,
and on that farm he had a sandwich EIEIO!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

San Antonio Weekend Awards

Since our "major trip" this year was going back to Utah, we decided to take a quick weekend trip down to San Antonio and have some fun. San Antonio is only about an hour away from Austin, but we decided to stay the night and do as much as we could! Now that the trip is over, we've caught our breath, analyzed the data, and are proud to present the following awards:

Scariest Moment Award - This award goes to Ashlee for freaking out when the Ostrich (at the Wild Animal Park) attempted to stick its head in the sunroof and get some food. Mason ducked down in and they knocked the car into neutral so Jes wasn't able to drive away!
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Runner-up award is us waiting for Mason the first time he went down the long tube slide all by himself. It's about 30 seconds of wondering how he'd come out, but it was great and he loved it!

Funniest Moment Award - This award goes to Mason for the following comment he made after his first solo-attempt going down the tube slide. (speaking to Jes) "That was fun. When I went around a big corner, I said 'oh crap!'".
Runner-up award is Mason running face first into a mirror in the Mirror Maze we did.

Worst Moment Aware - This goes to Tori for the blow-out diaper at the restuarant. Ashlee picked her up and handed her to Jes to change her and it was everywhere. It got all over Ashlee in the hand-off. Jes took her to the bathroom, stripped her down, and gave her a bath in the public restroom. Then he had to clean the restroom (partly because the threw the dirty diaper at the garbage can, missed, it hit the wall, and slid down the wall, leaving a trail of baby poop). Luckily we were on the River Walk, not far from the mall where Tori and Ashlee could buy new outfits.

Runner-up award is Jes and Mason trying to get tubes at SeaWorld for the tube ride. They had to wait about 30 minutes for a spare tube, then find Mason a life-jacket, then they burned their feet BAD while waiting in line. Mason was in tears and Jes had to leave the line to come get their shoes. After that, the tube rides were great!

Best Moment Award - This one is hard to choose. We went to the Wild Animal Park where we saw many animals from the comfort of our car, plus had a petty zoo (a requirement for any Texas event).
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After that, we went to the water park at Sea World which was a BLAST! There is a wave pool, slides, a water fun house, etc! We spent hours there!




After Sea World, we were all beat, so we went to the hotel to rest and clean-up. At our hotel though, there were a huge playground and pool right outside our room which the kids couldn't pass up! So after more playing, we made our way downtown to the River Walk and had dinner.

The second day we spent the morning at the hotel because the playground and swimming was so much fun. After that, we went downtown again and did the Mirror Maze right outside the River Walk. We ate (included blow-out incident) and then we went to the Tower of America's.




It was a fast trip with lots going on, but we all had a blast and it was well worth it! We LOVE San Antonio. And we totally recommend that hotel!

Here are some other random pictures!








Saturday, August 8, 2009

3-D Ultrasound

I had the privalge of getting a 3-D ultrasound! Unfortuantly she was facing my back and she would't turn, so the pictures aren't as clear as I was hoping. But, you can tell she looks like Victoria!



That's what he said

"Mom, will you look in my mouth and see if I have stinky breath?"