Monday, July 29, 2013


So....four weeks from today this girl starts kinder.  

The summer has flown and it's coming to an end quickly.  I told Abby that she could pick some places for us to go over the next few weeks.  Today she picked Chuck E Cheese and it was empty.  Always a plus.  This afternoon she wanted to surprise her daddy with a treat.  So we headed down to the new Sprinkles ATM to get cupcakes and take them to Bo's office.  The kids were so excited about the surprise and I was just happy he was there.  : )

  We had a great day together and I am looking forward to the next four weeks!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

a few more favorites from cousin camp

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

cousin camp 2013 - just a few of my favorites

We just got back from the fifth annual cousin camp in Houston.  Everyone had a great time and Mimi outdid herself once again.  We started the weekend off with a birthday party for Papa.  
He turned 70 on Friday!

Every morning the kids came down to a new breakfast set up.  Saturday was Circus Day.

Sunday was a fun day of swimming at Papa and Mimi's awesome club pool!
The kids woke up to all sorts of water toys and goldfish.

Our schedule

Sunday evening was family picture time.  The photographer managed to get
some amazing pics.  Not sure how she did it with all of us!

Sno cone time!

Monday we had a birthday party for all of the kids at Pump It Up!  We had the whole place to ourselves and the kids even got to jump in a glow-in-the-dark room!  It was tons of fun.
We had pizza and each child got a bday present and we sang "Happy Birthday"to each child.

Cousin Camp is one of those things that my kids love every summer.  It is a fun time for all the cousins to get together and is getting better and better as the kids get older.  Fun memories that we all will remember for a life time!  Thanks, Mimi and Papa for a great time!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

playing in the rain

No.  I did not dress them this way but they do LOVE these shirts (thanks, Vaune) 
and wear them often.

About the rain.  They have been begging me to let them play in the
 rain so yesterday I did just that.  
They lasted about 10 min (maybe 5) and said they were "freezing"
and came inside to jump in a 
hot bath.

So there ya go.  They got it out of their system.

Monday, July 15, 2013

sno cones, crazies and popsicles

Only SIX more weeks until school starts!!  

  We are busy trying to get in all of our playdates, 
sno cone trips, summer outings, and just having crazy time at home.

This one is a NUT.

This pic is for my dad.  He loves his green bus!

Last night our neighbors hosted a "Meet the Neighbors" party and it was a good time.
I am a bit afraid of these faces (and Abby's hip) but oh well.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

the good life

After a week of both kids being sick, it feels good to get out and have things back to "normal".

It's been a good week!  My mom and her friend are in town for the Nordstrom sale.  I tried to hang with those two today and I just can't do it.  They are MACHINES and they are still shopping as I sit here and sip my wine type.  They are fun though and make me laugh like no one can.  Great week.

Friday, July 5, 2013

happy(?) 4th of july week

Happy Friday!

 It's been quite the week around here.  Abby came down with strep throat on Tuesday and has been running fever ever since.  Needless to say....we are a little stir crazy around here!

H was watching the bird man get the birds out of our chimney on Tuesday. 
Pretty much the highlight.of.the.week.

Sweet girl missed the neighborhood 4th of July party but I told her
she could stay up to watch fireworks since you can see them from our house.

She snoozed before they started but then watched a few.
Then politely asked to go to bed. 

Here's hoping the weekend looks up around here!