Sunday, June 30, 2013


We have been doing some swimming this week! 
The kids love the pool and then we come home and they crash.
Works out great for everyone.  : )

On Saturday night we celebrated Rosey's bday.
Bo had found a new meat shop he is in love with and we had 
a great meal, perfect company and Hunter couldn't wait to 
sing and help him blow out his candles.  

We have a fun 4th of July week planned!  I can't believe it's already here.  
Summer is flying!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

race to remember 2013

This past weekend we went to Little Rock to participate in the Race To Remember.  I did this race last year and knew this year I wanted my whole family to participate with me to be part of Team Reese!

"Families who lose children rarely, if ever, get at opportunity to publicly recognize their baby. race to remember gives them a chance to join together for a special occasion in memory of that special child." 

My parents with six of their nine grandchildren.

Balloon release before the race.  The sky was full of pink and blue balloons.

We took a pic like this last it's our little tradition. : )

All of Team Reese!!!  

Time for some cousin time.  These two were just having a little conversation
and watching a video on the computer.  Funny kids.

These two are as opposite and night and day but man, do they love each other.

Had a great weekend in LR with family and seeing friends as well.  I love going "home".  
I love my family.  I am one lucky girl. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

loving summer

After all the excitement of the dance recital....

...We have been enjoying yogurt with friends, 

going to see a movie, 

and perfecting H's slam dunks!

Loving summer!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

fun summer activity

I got this idea from a friend and it was perfect for my kids!  It was easy for this non-crafty mom to put together and the kids worked on it for over an hour!  Perfect for a summer day.

Take some of the kids little toys and freeze them in water.
I did two layers of toys so I froze one layer and then froze the second layer after that.

After the toys are frozen let the kids try to get the toys out of the ice!
Mine just used plastic tools they had and wooden spoons from the kitchen.

They seriously worked on this for a little over an hour!  We did it in the morning so it wasn't so hot out but the heat still "helped" melt the ice a bit for them.  

They keep asking to do this again!  I am already freezing new toys they collected for me!
Go try it!  : )

Monday, June 17, 2013

dance recital

We had a busy weekend!  Abby had her dance recital on Saturday afternoon. It was precious and she did a great job!  The best part of the weekend was that all four of her grandparents came in town to see her and it was perfect timing for Father's Day!!


"I Got No Strings"

Mimi and Papa came from Houston

Bunny and Pappy came from Arkansas

We had a great time celebrating Father's Day yesterday with our parents.
After church we headed to brunch and then Bo and his dad played some golf together.

My precious Daddy with the kids.   

Hunter's shirt was a surprise for his Daddy!

Sweet Papa.  This man has been through a lot and you would never know it.  

And...THIS man is just amazing.  He is hard working, humble, honest and most loyal.  He is the BEST daddy for our two kids.  I am so thrilled to have the joy and honor of rearing these kids "in the way they should go" with B.  Wouldn't want to do it with anyone else.  Your kids and I love you BIG.

Monday, June 10, 2013

slow start to summer

It's been a slow start to our summer.  We have been at home playing, crafting and watching movies quite a bit and it's actually been really nice.  Of course we have spent some time outside but have enjoyed not really having a schedule or having to be anywhere we didn't want to go.   

This week the weather is drastically warming up and  Abby started an art camp today.  She loved it and I loved some alone time with this little guy.  Loving summer so far!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

cousins and recital pics

We started the week with Daddy home on Monday for Memorial Day and then when he headed back to work on Tuesday we had these rug-rats come for a quick visit!  My brother, his wife and their kids were in town for some fun in Dallas.  We loved seeing them and the kids had a great time playing and playing and playing.  Today marks ONE YEAR for David's Gotcha Day.  We love you, David and can't imagine our family without you in it!!

Today Abby had her dance recital pictures.  The recital isn't for a couple of weeks but
she got all dressed up complete with hair and make up for her pics.  

How does she look SO BIG???

Already June 1st!  Loving summer and no schedule so far!