Thursday, May 19, 2011


I wonder how many posts I have actually written about changes. Hmmm. Well, they're here, and they're here to stay.

Please excuse the dust, so to speak, as I try to clean up the blog a little since it's been re-designed by the one and only Mandy at Hornbuckle Designs. She is incredible, accommodating, and portions of all sales go to charity. It truly is a win-win-win situation:)

We will not be The Silva's any more - it will just be Simple Chaos, the blog link will be changed. I will update you as soon as it is, so the three of you that read here can be sure to go to the right page.

There will be a multi part post coming very soon to shed a little more light on all the changes, but for now, enjoy the new scenery:)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Photos

I am sure that you all know in March MckMama was doing photo shoots in Houston. I just had to check it out for myself!!

The kids and I packed up and set for downtown Houston on a Friday afternoon - Spring Break no less. Traffic was atrocious, but it is Houston.

I think the pictures turned out great!!! And honestly - the price was just as great!!! I did some shopping around and I could not get anyone in my area to give me the same deal she did!!

Here are some of my favorites!!!

All of us, and the kids personalities are shining through!! Jenna the "sweet" one, AJ the "good" one, and Jay the "silly" one (who also has a very hard time following directions and not being the center of attention when a camera, or people are around for that matter)

This one I am going to have blown up and hang over my bed - I love it!!! So much so, that I am trying to get the boys to wear their boots and take feet pictures with me - they don't see the big deal, and they think I am weird, but hey, they thought that before I asked them to let someone take a picture of all our feet.

I love his face, and his hair!!! He cut it recently, and as much as I gave him a hard time about how long it was - I miss it!!!
That is Jay through and through - you guys have no clue ho long it took her to get him to crack that smile!! But once he did, it was golden!!
Sassy little princess was in heaven having her picture taken over and over again!!
The three kiddos - I love them so much!!!
Action shots!!!

The princess had to get in on the action too!!

And before you hark on MckMama,

I was standing there and she asked me if it was OK for her to jump

and it was Jenna's idea to begin with.
I love her dimpled arms!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Reliving the Rodeo

I don't do many posts of mainly pictures, but since it has taken me this long (these are from March) to get them up, I figured it needn't be a long drawn out post, but rather a recap of sorts:)

On our way to the Rodeo, on a big Metro bus...

above: Katy (KiKi), Jenna and AJ, and below: Jay and me

Fishing for treasures at the carnival

Getting on the first ride

This was how Jenna passed her time while the boys rode on rides

The Beetle Bops ride - looked cheesy at first, but they liked it!!

AJ, Jay KiKi and Jenna

AJ, Jay, Jenna and Me

They had to get on it - they ignored the barricades surrounding it, in all honesty the barricades were there because they were closing for the night. The kids only thought they were getting away with something.

Jenna watching the concert

AJ patiently waiting for his favorite song

Jay annoyed that I was still taking pictures

That was Zac Brown - AJ's favorite band, and they did play his favorite song at the very end. They started to end the concert with America the Beautiful, and the look on the kids face was as if someone had kicked his dog right in front of him. Then they lead into "Chicken Fried" and he was as happy as can be!! He even high-fived the guy sitting next to him:) We were right in front of the jumbotron and Jenna kept saying "Mommy, Zac Bwown singing at me" She was very excited and very good for the whole performance!!! Jay loved all the rodeo events prior to the concert and was disappointed when he found out he is to old to participate in the Mutton Bustin' contest. Now he is ready to learn how to ride a bull, at least he thinks he is:)