Old MacDonald Farm

We went to The Old MacDonald Farm in Humble for playgroup this week.  I don't know why Capri looks so dang serious in pictures, but we had a great time!  These goats below started eating Capri's skirt and knocked her down.  I was too busy helping her up and shooing away the goats to get a photo, but it was pretty darn funny! I guess that's what we get for trying to doll up with ruffles on a farm! There was enough to do to keep her entertained all day, but nap time rules.  My sweet mother inlaw sent me a message to tell me how cute Capri looked in the horse video she saw on instagram.  I wrote her back telling her that today was especially one of those days I absolutely enjoy being a stay at home Mom and felt guilty Landon was at work.  Capri was so delightful and we went an entire day without one crying episode!   At dinner that night she threw some food on the floor and all I said was "aah"and she looked at me and replied "I'm sorry MaMa" in the sweetest voice.  I felt like crying for JOY!  Seriously melted my heart that she is finally understanding and recognizing when it is appropriate to be sorry on her own.  I sure love this girl to pieces.  I think the fresh farm air did us both some good, I always feel better and happier when we play outside and I'm sure Capri does too.

...and then my camera died so we got the train and horsey pictures with my phone.   

BYU @ Houston Game

Last weekend we went to the BYU@Houston game.  The university of Houston is building a new stadium so this game was at the Reliant Stadium.  It was fun to watch a game from the second row in the Reliant Stadium probably our only chance of doing that!  
Capri has been such a great talker and tries saying every word, but the one that she didn't get for a long time was "football." It boggled our minds because she started saying "ball" at nine or ten months and "foot" not long after her birthday, but for some reason she called football "fat."   She would carry a basketball under one arm and say "basketball" clear as bells and the football under the other arm was "fat."  One day Landon was wearing a shirt with a football on it and she kept pointing to him saying "fat" haha!   Well, I think after this game we have finally mastered the word "football."  It left lasting impressions.  Capri seemed bewildered by the stadium and in complete awe.  She was so good for the five and a half hours we were there!  Every time have we gotten in the car since the game she says "football game," "Touch down!"  "where's Hannah?"  The game was fun to watch, but most importantly we wanted to see Landon's darling cousin Hannah cheer.  She is just a baby Cougarette and got selected as one of the ones to cheer at the game.  Hannah's smile lights up a room wherever she goes and Landon and I would be delighted to have a daughter just like her.  This is just an example of Hannah in action one day when I was at the Jacksons- Hannah came home from school and sat at the kitchen table with a snack and her homework.  She worked until her friend came to pick her up to do baptisms at the temple, hurried home to with wet hair to change, and then off to cheer at a high school game.   Like I said, Landon and I would be delighted to have a sweet daughter like Hannah.  
Landon and I have never been BYU fans, but I have to admit that we have become more so now that we live outside of Utah and hope our kids want to go there for school if that's still the case!
^Because we were on the second row, Capri and Cosmo got to flirt the entire game and she loved all of the tricks he did for her.^
^I love that BYU expresses thanks to all their fans at away games^
^The night before the game we went to the BYU devotional downtown Houston.  I enjoyed listening  to Coach Mendenhall and a few of the players speak.  It was a great way to start off our weekend.^

Conference Weekend

 From the looks of the little girl's faces, you can tell conference weekend was a good one.  We headed up to Dallas to spend it with our dear friends the Valenzuela's.  I feel like half of my blog posts will be with them because that's when we get out of the house and do fun things! Gabe and Abby took us to an awesome restaurant call Babes Chicken Dinner (yes, dinner not diner :)  It was one of the cutest restaurants I've been to and all the classic fried Texas food you could ask for.  They even had dancing for the littles in the isles and musical performers.  We were not prepared for colder weather that weekend coming from the 90's in Houston, so thanks again for outfitting us Valenzuela's.
The next morning we headed to the park with the girls and for a walk in the country side. The girls had no intention of coming back with us.  When we did get them back, we made an awesome conference breakfast.  Abby is such a good cook and we love eating her food.  It was hard to stay awake for conference after full bellies.

Here's to another weekend full of good friends, good food, and good words!