Friday, December 23, 2011


Phillip finally got the deer he's been hunting for a couple of years! He is so pumped! Personally, I'm still trying to come around to the whole killingasweetinnocentanimal thing... but I sure do like the sausage and I love my husband, and he loves to hunt... so it just kinda works out. I could NEVER in a million years shoot a deer, heck, I can't even kill a fly, no seriously, I catch them and release them outside! BUT, since moving to the country, I've learned to kill scorpions. I don't like it one bit, but I'll do anything to protect my kids. At any rate,  I definitely prefer taking pictures of my little Rudolph over a bloody deer any day, but here you go! One very cute little deer and one very nice buck!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011


This is the strongest man I know. He is Popo, Phillip's grandfather. He's a jokester, hard worker, super tough, early riser, hot coffee drinker, outdoors man, known to fall asleep in his favorite chair, lover of animals, family man, man of God, a real cowboy, loves to watch bull riding and rodeos and finally a great husband to one wonderful woman, Lilo. He is currently fighting for his life. His children, Linda and Wes have been by his side, along with many other family members.  We are praying for a miracle for him. If you're the praying kind, please pray for him too.

Psalm 23:1-4
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil;For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kayson Dae = 11

Kayson - you are kindhearted, considerate, caring, great with your brothers, respectful of others, super talented on the guitar, you excel in your studies, you're an old soul and are wise beyond your years, you can read a mile a minute, and to top it off you are hilarious. I have enjoyed every day of your eleven years and am  so proud of all you do.  Happy birthday baby!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Christmas! We made our advent wreath today. We're so excited to be ushering in the CHRISTmas season. Excitement is in the air! Christmas is such a wonderful feeling (joy, wonderment, love, giving, togetherness). Our tree is up and we've gotten a lot of our shopping done.  We're ready! Bring it on.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kouper is FOUR!!

I can hardly believe that this little guy turns four today! Your birthday requests this year were wots (lots) and wots of toys, hamburgers from dinner (not homemade!?) and chocolate cake. You're such a joy and we are so blessed to have you in our lives.  You're a super smart and kind-hearted kiddo.  The only downer is that you have decided that you don't want to be four, you'd like to remain three. I know the feeling Koup, I still claim that I'm 30... you're just starting a little young. Love you Koup!!! Happy Happy Birthday!! Thank you for bringing some much love and laughter to the Kneupper household.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Koup (The Astronaut) & PawMaw

We're so glad that PawMaw & Paw Paw are back home!! They've been gone for 5 weeks. We missed them so much! They had a great time in Portugal and Spain and cruising on the Carnival Magic, which is the largest cruise ship in their fleet. They were on the boat for 2 weeks. They said the best part was all of the yummy food. Welcome home guys!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dr. Kneupper, Elmo & A Hippy Rockstar

We had so much fun on Halloween! First we went to Phillip's uncles house down the street where we got our first treats! Next we headed to my mom and dad's neighborhood for some door-to-door trick-or-treating, which wore mama and dada out! Next we went to the boys' great-grandparents'  house and they had special spider cookies for the kids. And we rounded out the night at PaPa and NaNa's house (Phillip's mom and step-dad). They had special treats for us too, including homemade granola bars, wow! We loved dressing up and venturing out. I wish that it wasn't a school night, but we had fun nonetheless!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

(Photo by Steve Leibovitz.)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Last night we carved our pumpkin! Kayson designed this unique little guy and then we made it come to life. We love how it turned out and love Kayson's creativity. None of the boys were too thrilled about feeling the pumpkin guts, but Kouper did help with the gut removal a little bit. On Saturday night Kayson, Kouper & I went to the local haunted house. Both boys were very brave! Kayson laughed his way through the entire thing and Kouper was only scared a wittle bit, just a wittle.  It was fun and we got snow-cones when we finished, only in Texas! Dada and Kylar stayed home safe and sound with no haunts or zombies. It's been a little bit cooler here during the morning and evening hours, but still warms up during the day. We're looking forward to trick-or-treating tonight and we'll have more photos with the boys costumes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wheel barrow Wednesday

These boys could have ridden in there all night! First mommy pushed them around, then dada, then we were both worn out. The little boys loved it! We couldn't seem to go fast enough for them. It is a pretty good workout too, maybe we should do it each night? Nah.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Red Ribbon Week

Last week was Red Ribbon Week at Kouper's School. It is a drug prevention campaign that the schools support. Red Ribbon Week is an annual opportunity for schools to make a visible stand against drugs and to show their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the red ribbon. They make it fun for the kids and each day is a different theme.  The first day was "Sock it to Drugs", next was "Black Out Drugs", then "Put a Cap on Drugs" and finally simply "Wear Red Day".  Koup really enjoyed the themes and participated joyfully each day.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dunnn.... Dunnnnn..... Dunnnnnnnnnnnnnn......

Look what daddy captured on his game camera! AND it's just down the road from our house! Pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More fun at the Fair

We loved the fair so much that we went back the next day! The boys didn't have school, which made it even better. I was really surprised with Kouper and his no-fear attitude. Last year he wouldn't ride a single ride... but this year any and all please! It was a bit of a bummer for Kylar though, he was too small to ride most of the rides. Kayson went with us and was a huge help with the two little boys. Kylar did get to ride the merry-go-round and the Ferris wheel.  And one thing I realized (once we were at the top of the Ferris wheel) was that I am not a fan of heights! Well at least not a the county fair, on car #13, on Friday, with no seat belt, with two kids 3 and under. However, Kouper and Kylar loved it!

Kayson rode the big super fast ride all by himself and even let go and put his hands in the air with no fear.  We ended the outing with yummy food and then headed home. It was so hot that day (in the 90s) so much for fall weather! (Sorry for the low-res photos, I forgot my camera and had to use my phone.)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Kouper's First Field Trip

Last week Kouper went on his first ever field trip. Riding a bus is nothing new for him, but riding a bus with his whole class is totally new!  The local county fair was the destination and it was a blast! Pamaw (my mom) was able to go with us and of course Kylar went along too. We got to see lots of unique animals that are not the normal farm animals that you usually see at the fair. We're talking ring-tail lemurs, a kangaroo, a zedonk (half zebra, half donkey) turkeys, a white Bengal tiger, a fawn and many more. The only animals that were really eager to eat were the baby goats,  they were so cute! Kouper and Kylar weren't all that keen on feeding the animals, but sure enjoyed seeing them. The kids were also able to sit on a antique tractor and took a tour of all the rides. Next they got to hold (read: torture) baby chicks. 

Kouper inadvertently nearly drowned a poor little chick. He said he was trying to help it get a drink or water, and I'm happy to report that after I snapped this photo I rescued the little guy. I'm so glad that it survived!  Those poor little chickies were dropped and squeezed and flipped all around. I sure hope that they get to retire to a nice range-free farm with lots of nice grass and no kiddos....(I know, I know, yeah right).

It was a little warmer than I would have liked, but we had a good time, and went for a Sonic slush when we left, to cool off!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kylar = 2

It's unbelievable that this little guy is now 2! How can it be? He has grown so much in the last 2 years. He's not much of a talker yet, but he will be in no time, we're sure. He runs, dances, growls, jumps, climbs and does all of things that boys do.  He is is a pretty good eater and loves attention from his family. He likes to grab things (like remotes) and then run and laugh as you try to chase him. He does say a few words: go, no, Dada, Mama, Bubba and sometimes Koko (our dog's name is Kodi and we call her Koko). He can sign "more", "puppy" and "milk", but he is stubborn like his daddy and chooses to instead grunt and point most times. He loves to make crazy faces at random times (mama calls him Billy Idol because of this). He can eat his weight in just about any berry, he especially loves raspberries with a dash of sugar or blueberries with cinnamon and sugar.  When he's hungry he'll either pull out his high chair or grab at the pantry. He makes a strange grunting sound at random times all day long. He is loving stuffed animals and anything that has a handle that he can put over his shoulder (like a purse, much to his dada's dismay).  Kylar's a great sleeper and almost always a very happy little boy. We love you KyKy - Happy Birthday, and here's to 110 more!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yay for summertime!

Even though it's been in the 100s almost every day, we love to be outside! If mama gives Kylar and me each a garden hose, we are happy campers. I know that we have a lot of catching up to do, and we hope to do so soon. As for now I just wanted to make sure that you all knew we're still around! Hope you are all enjoying summer as much as we are!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

San Antonio Zoo

The finish up our Spring Break we took a little trip to the zoo! It was so much fun. We are so thankful that we got there early, though. As we were leaving TONS of people were heading in. My daddy is a smart man.

We got to see so many cool animals. We even got to pet some goats... it was a blast.