Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 is the year to Despoil Cassidy =)

It's hard to believe that our baby will be six on Jan. 7th!!! This is the year to despoil her. This is a picture of Cassidy in her pretend car in our family room. The funny story about this picture is when I asked her why are you wearing sunglasses she replied, "Because when you drive Mommy you always wear sunglasses." Kevin and I are trying to make her do chores for a small allowance (about $5 a week). In an attempt to despoil her we are also trying to tell her NO more often. I just have to share a funny story that happened while we were on Christmas break. I took her to a place called Going Bonkers. I made Cassidy use her own coins to play all the video games there. I paid her admission. Anyway she had won four small stuffed animals from a claw game and quite a few tickets, but her money was gone. I must also add the we had lunch at Chili's with some friends before hand and she had lunch and ice cream at the restaurant. Okay I'm getting to the funny part I promise. They have a concession stand at Going Bonkers but we had already had lunch and I had water for her and I to drink. She was hot after playing in the huge play area and realized they sold Popsicles at the concession stand. I told her that I wouldn't buy her one and was sorry she had used all of her money on games so no Popsicles. Mundy and I suggested that she ask the manger if she could trade one of her stuffed animals that she won for the Popsicle. I thought of course the lady would refuse her so we waited in line and when we got to the counter Cassidy asked the lady and guess what the lady said I don't normally do this type of thing but just this once for you I will. Good thing she is still cute I guess!!! We will continue to work on making Cassidy earn money to purchase things and also attempt to tell her no quite a bit more. We love that girl so much it's so easy to spoil her. Just had to share this story. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year =)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Fun!!!

It has been forever since I've updated our blog. If you want to keep up with the Browns join Facebook. I think I have about 67 photo ablums on my page. Here are some fall highlights. Cassidy was a fairy for Halloween this year.
Carter and Cassidy at the pumpkin patch
Cassidy and Mommy
Our little Texas Rangers Cheerleader at the Halloween YMCA celebration. Enjoying some candy
After Dark in the Park
Cassidy's kindergarten class dressed up as scarecrows and had a program at school
Cassidy and Lynn ready to see Snow White

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ready for Summer!

This is one of my all time favorite pics of Cassidy! She is now 5 years old and will start Kindergarten in the fall. We are looking forward to summer vacation this year! I have decided to stay home with her this summer and enjoy some time with her while she still enjoys being around me. She has been going to daycare for 4 years and has her last day June 11th.
She has learned so much and loves her teachers and all her little buddies. Cassidy loves to swim and has been in our pool nonstop the last three weeks. She can swim the length of the pool without coming up for air! I will try to be a better blogger this summer.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

February Fun

As usual I'm a little behind on updating our blog. We have had a wet cold winter this year. This February we enjoyed a snow day and about 8 inches of snow! Cassidy and Kevin had a blast while I stayed inside with Jackie. Cassidy told me, "Mommy you aren't a fan of this snow are you?" My Dad turned 60 on the 27th and by then the temperatures were normal again and we were able to go to the park on Dad's birthday. Grandpa, Lynn, and Cassidy blowing out the candles on his cake.
snow by the pool :)

Cassidy making her first snow angel :-)
Cassidy in our backyard
Cassidy and Kevin went a nature hike behind our house to look for animal prints.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cassidy's Birthday celebrations!

Our baby turned five!!! She started her celebration by having a tooth pulled! She has had to have several different dental procedures this month including several crowns, fillings, and having her tooth pulled. Mom and I took Cassidy to the American Girl store where she got to have lunch and picked out her very own bitty baby. She celebrated with her friends at a tea party. She had a wonderful time celebrating this year. We also found out this month at her annual checkup with the cardiologist that Cassidy's hole in her heart is completely healed and her EKG showed no sign of rapid heart rate. Her cardiologist was so happy with her results that he didn't want to see her for two years! Cassidy is five!!!!
Cassidy with her new bitty baby
Having lunch at the American Girl Bistro in Dallas
Me, Bitty Baby, Cassidy and Gi Gi having lunch at the American Girl Bistro in Dallas
Cassidy fell asleep with her new doll
Cassidy with her birthday cake at her tea party
Princess Cassidy with all her buddies at the tea party
Princess Cassidy on her throne :)
Getting ready to open gifts.

Happy Holidays

We were very busy this holiday season! Here are some of the highlights. Our house Christmas Eve, we had a white Christmas!!!
Cassidy and Bennett after opening gifts they are getting so big!!!
Emma, Cassidy and Libby on Christmas Break
Christmas Day~ Cassidy and Jackie with Gi Gi and Grandpa
Lynn, Dean and Cassidy. It was difficult to get a picture of all three of them but I LOVE this one even if they aren't all looking at the camera!!
Cheese!!!! Cassidy poses for a picture at the Gaylord
Lynn and Cassidy at the Gaylord celebrating Christmas early
We attempted to make a gingerbread house this year. I think it turned out pretty good. Cassidy and Kevin were brave enough to eat it.
Kevin and Cassidy at the Rain forest Cafe Dec. 2009
Prairie Lights Grand Prairie Dec. 2009
Cassidy Jean on Thanksgiving 2009
My Family Thanksgiving 2009~ Jeff, Mundy, Lynn, Mom w/Dean and Cassidy, Dad, Kev and Me in the back!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fall Fun

We have been busy this fall. We started out by going to the State Fair. I look forward to this every year. Kevin and I take a day off work so we can enjoy the fair without the crowd. Kevin coached Cassidy's soccer team this fall also. They had a lot of fun, but soccer is definitely not her thing. She ran off the field several times because she was hot and tired. Cassidy continues to take dance lessons which she loves. Kevin got free tickets to a Stars game and we enjoyed taking Cassidy and a neighbor friend. We had an eventful Halloween this year because Cassidy had the swine flu and pneumonia. She was able to make it out to trick or treat but she missed out on some parties. All in all we had a busy fall!
Cassidy and Me at the state fair.
Cassidy milking a cow at the state fair

Cassidy and Kevin at the fair
Cassidy actually playing soccer (far right hand corner behind that random arm)
Cassidy playing goalie she had fun hanging from the net :)
Ballet lessons. She really enjoys her lessons :)
Kevin and Cassidy at the pumpkin patch
Pumpkin patch
Stars game
Cassidy and Kevin on Halloween
Our Little Kitty on Halloween :)