Thursday, November 18, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

 Roar!  The boys loved Halloween this year and it was so much fun to see both of the boys get the concept of Halloween.  Kaden ran with the big kids, dressed up this year as Max and Lakelan stayed with Mommy dressed as a Wild Thing!  While Kaden trick or treated like an old pro, Lakelan went around saying I want that please.  What do you do, luckly he was pretty cute so he got away with this. 

Daddy and Lakelan had lots of fun carving the pumpkin...
while Kaden was content with painting one.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I know, I know....but we have been really busy....go ahead give me the lecture....are you done?  Ok so I know that it has been a long time since the last post but we have been REALLY busy lately!  I will definitely give everyone a run down of what we have all been up to in the next post but I wanted to quickly show everyone my new etsy shop (Glee!)  So please take a minute to check it out.  I am working on posting some more items but am having trouble uploading some pics.  So here it is, the start of my etsy shop, enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

So we recently took a camping trip and LOVED every minute of it. The one thing I have learned is to not tell the boys a week ahead of time! I was reminded every minute I was with them and asked every morning if we were going camping that day. We had a lot of fun and wanted to share a little with you!

They were both very eager to help...
And then relax...
They would have probably had better luck if they did not have a two year old throwing rocks in the lake!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kaden: (Playing with a small red lazer light, shining on the seat of the car) Mama, what planet does this make?

Mama:  Well, it is small so maybe Pluto, but it is small and red so maybe Mars.   (Feeling like the wise mother who still knows everything to a four year old).

Kaden:  Mama, (rather matter of factly), um it cannot possibly be Pluto because Pluto is blue and it is not even a planet! 

Mama: (Holding her head down in shame) Oh.  :{

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Goin on a bug hunt...

Being in Texas gives us the great advantage of an early spring.  We have beautiful wildflowers and great mild weather, the problem is that it does not last long before it turns into myserable 100+degrees.  Because of this we have been trying very hard to soak in all the wonderful smells, sights, and sounds of spring.  On this particular day we decided to go on a bug hunt.  bug book, check; binoculars, check; magnifying glass, check; bug jar; double check; and of course we couldn't forget our ranger vests (for picture appeal of course).  Off we went...

Ahhh, our first specimen, we never found this little guy in the bug book but he was some kind of flying insect...
We passed some friends who were collecting a big bouquet of beautiful wildflowers...


A beautiful field of wildflowers...

our next specimen, a bumble bee (we couldn't quit get this little booger in the jar)...

how many legs does the spider have?...


                        And last but not least, a well thought out bouquet picked by a loving four year old.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Our newest addition!

So we recently received a new addition to the Riggs' family (no, not a baby...smartasses) a new puppy!  Her name is Kenya and she is a very loveable, tollerant, german sheppard mix I found at the shelter!  We (well, most of us ahem) are very excited to welcome her to her new home!
I know, sooo cute!


Nana, it will be ok dog slobber is good for the immune system haha!
Are we having fun yet?
She is a very good sport!


No I did not make him sleep in there! ;)


Easter was a lot of fun for everyone! We began the day with waking up to filled easter baskets which contained: a new book, some homemade playdough, some new gardening tools, and some sidewalk chalk. The boys got right to the playdough.

We then headed to Fort Worth to Nathan's Aunts house for a great Easter meal and a fun and exciting easter egg hunt!  The boys always love going to Ashley's house!
Lakelan and Aunt Ann
On the hunt...
Lakelan was too busy eating candy to collect a lot of eggs!
Kaden and his BFF cousin Tre
All the kiddos!
Nathan and his Aunt (more like sister) Ann

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blog fix

People have been complaining that they have been unable to post comments. I believe I fixed this so please comment on this post if you are able so I know for sure. Thanks :)

Robin's nest

I stumbled upon this cute recipe I quickly wanted to share with everyone.

1 package marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter (this is not in recipe but is a very yummy addition)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
4 cups corn flakes
1/2 package robin's eggs candy
Mix marshmallows, butter, pbutter, vanilla, almond extract on medium heat stiring constantly until marshmallows are all melted.
Take off heat and mix in corn flakes until covered.
cover cookie sheet with foil then grease pan.
shape mixture into nests then add eggs on top.
Makes about 12 nests.

Kaden's 1st T-ball game!

Can you believe that Kaden played in his first t-ball game?!? I know, me neither. He had lots of fun and everyone did really well. You could see the pride in all the Dad's eyes! Kaden batted really well and was very aggressive in the field. We LOVED watching his intro into competitive sports! Good job Kaden and good job Daddy for coaching a great group of 3 and 4 year old super stars!

Our littlest guy! Very cute!