Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Phone Pics -

I've been having lots of fun with Instagram (photo app on my phone) -
Kate wearing Maddie's Minnie ears
 Fun at the pool - David is waving :-)
 We were at the playground & Kate chose to play in the dirt instead of on the playground toys - 
shocker :-)
 Super Dad playing Legos with M & K on Father's Day :-)
 The OKC Thunder had a great season - it was fun staying up with friends (way too late!) for several weeks watching them play in the finals. 
 Worn out at the pool!
Our little blue-eyed man - he had just finished his PB sandwich in case you can't tell :-)
Love :-)

David is 13 Months Old - June 11, 2012

David is such a joy! He is almost always happy, content & just goes with the flow. And I am SO thankful!! In the stroller at the zoo, in his floatie at the pool...he stays content for the longest time & loves to watch everything going on around him. He started waving & saying bye bye this week - so cute :-) And he is pulling up on everything & letting go with one hand. I've said it before but I am daily amazed at how MUCH this boy eats. He loves to eat!! We love you, Bubba! - Michael's nickname for him :-)

DFW Trip

The kids & I took a trip to Arlington & Dallas last week to see my 2 sweet friends, Carrie & Candice & their kids - Monday to Wednesday we were at Carrie's in Arlington - The kids had a blast playing together & did really well...we really didn't have to referee very much :-) Luke & Michael had lots of fun building "cities" in Luke's room - they did a great job at getting out every train, Lego & car that Luke owned :-) Carrie & I enjoyed visiting when the kids were asleep. We joke about how many different conversations we start/stop when the kids are awake! 
 Kate - 2, David - 1, Michael - 5, Luke - 6, Cora - 7mo, Claire - 3 (All we needed was a 4 year old & we would have had every age from baby to 6!!)
 Silly Pic :-)
On Wednesday we headed to Candice's in Dallas - It's crazy that Michael & Maddie are now the age that Candice & I were when we met - we met the first day of Kindergarten & they are both starting Kinder in August!
 Super Dad Rob reading to all the kids - except David who was already in bed :-) The first night we were there Candice & I got all the kids to bed & then we went to Mi Cocina for drinks & queso. While we were gone Michael came out of the bedroom & told Rob very dramatically, "My body needs a little bit of water." Then Maddie said, "It's hard to fall asleep with all this whining." Hilarious. The 2nd night Candice & I did some late night shopping at Old Navy & Wal-Mart. Living it up, I tell you :-) And fortunately for Rob, all the kids stayed in their rooms the 2nd night :-)
 Maddie was so sweet to share her dress up stuff with Kate. Kate LOVED it!!
 On Friday we went to the Dallas Zoo - my first time to ever go, even though I grew up in Ft. Worth! Despite the heat, we had a great time. Our favorites were the giraffes, the baby chimps (SO cute!!), the gorillas & the elephants.

 We loved how close the giraffes were! 
2 things I have noticed about Kate lately - She LOVES slides - she went down this one at least 20 times. She also loves waterfalls. Of course I don't think she's ever seen one that wasn't man-made, but she is definitely fascinated by them.
We got home Friday evening VERY tired but we had a wonderful week - I'm so thankful for these 2 friends that let me & my children invade their homes, eat all their food & make lots of messes!! It's really fun to watch our children becoming friends!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Staying Busy...

Summer is moving right along. We are staying busy --
 Playing "Museum" - according to Michael :-)
 Painting with watercolors

Having tea parties. 
And LOTS of time at our neighborhood pool!! I don't even want to know how much $$ we've already spent this summer on sunscreen! 

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to Daddy, Po, Papa, Papa George, Grandad & Uncle Matt...We Love You!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Katie's Sip & See

My sweet friend, Katie, had twin girls in May. On Tuesday night we had fun celebrating Sadie & Stella at a sip & see at my house - great conversation, yummy food & fun holding those sweet babies! 

Po & Nana's Visit!

We had a great time with Po & Nana last week. Michael, Kate & David had lots of fun playing with them. Ironically, it was the first weekend of June but too cool to swim!! Our plan B was to go to the zoo but it rained. So we had fun indoors. Friday night we celebrated Po's birthday - Andy grilled steaks & I made lemonaid cake. We love having them come visit us!