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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SeaWorld April 2011

This past weekend, we went to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld. We went with a few families from our life group at church. We stayed at the Wild Oak Ranch. It was such a neat place for young families!!
The boys have been very excited to go back and see the dolphins and shamu. They were especially excited to see the baby whale perform in the shamu show. He was so cute!!

We had such a great weekend with good friends. We are already planning to go back in a few months.

Spring Break 2011

For Spring Break we went with my parents back to Colorado. The boys love it there!!
The boys had there first adventure of driving 21 hours in the car. They did great!

We had a great week of making snowmen, playing in the snow, and skiing. Peyton has turned into a ski bum. He took one private lesson and was going up the ski lift with us and skiing greens. His instructor told us that he is ready for blues. It was so much fun skiing with him.

Brady lasted about 10 minutes in a private lesson. He like wearing all the gear, but did not like it when he was moving. He will try again next year.

We are already looking forward to going back next winter to ski again.

Peyton asleep. We saw a lot of this in the 21 hour drive

Brady watching a movie in the car
Peyton at Ski School

Brady is dressed and ready to ski

Brady and Mommy

Playing in the snow

Sledding with Papa

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Colorado Trip 2011

January 1st we went to Steamboat Springs, CO with my family. It was AWESOME!! It was very cold and their was a ton of snow. This was the first time the boys had ever played in the snow. Peyton loved it right away. Brady was not really sold on it till later in the week.

It was a fun week of relaxing, sleigh ride, skiing, bowling, and some great family time. If you ask Peyton what his favorite think about Colorado is, he says Skiing!! He had so much fun and he cannot wait to go back. He is a natural skiier and he graduated to level 2. His instructor even taught him how to jump.

We can't wait to go back!!

Ready to go play in the snow for the first time
Brady - Do you think he will be warm enough??
Brady did not like it at first
It's hard work playing in the snow
Grammy and Brady
Peyton and Addy ready to go skiing
Peyton having fun at ski school
We had a blast skiing!!

Christmas 2010

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. It was relaxing and lots of fun. Both boys were really excited and into everything this year. We spent Christmas Eve at my parents house, then Christmas morning we were home.

Papa Reading a Christmas Eve Story to the kids

Kids in matching jammies

Boys opening presents Christmas Eve

Brady loves Addy's doll house

Boys coming down the stairs Christmas morning
Scooters from Santa
Boys helping me open my present
Dwayne was really surprised! Not really!
Peyton with his favorite "RC"
Brady with his favorite "Toy Story 3 Train"

Surprise 10 Year Anniversary Trip!!

Dwayne really surprised me for our 10 year Anniversary!! We went to Puerto Rico. I had no idea we were going until about 4 hours before our plane left. It was so much fun!! We slept in, read a lot, rented a car and drove around the island, ate good food, and sat on the beach. It can't get much better than that :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend 2010

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun with family. We went to my parents for the day Thursday and took family pictures and had an awesome lunch. My sister and I have started a new tradition called Black Friday shopping. We left the house at 8:30 Thursday night and did not come home until 6:00 the next morning. It was so much fun.

On Saturday morning my my Mom, my Sister, the kids and I loaded up the car and went to Palestine, Texas to ride the Polar Express. The kids were so excited. It was a lot of fun and we will definitley be doing it again. We stayed the night in a hotel, which the kids thought was pretty cool!!

I am still recovering from a full weekend of fun. I am now trying to get ready for Christmas.

Here are some pictures of our Holiday Weekend.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Halloween Weekend

We had a busy Halloween weekend. Saturday we went to our church for the Fall Festival. The kids had a blast with all the bounce houses, blow up slides, and of course popcorn. Sunday after church, we quickly put the kids in their costumes (Peyton - Buzz Lightyear and Brady - Woody) and went to eat at Willies. Kids eat FREE if in costume. It was a cheap lunch!! Sunday evening we had some friends over for trick-or-treating. Peyton was really into it this year. Brady was good for about 4 or 5 houses, then he kept saying, "mama I tired".

It was a fun weekend. Now we are starting preparations for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be a crazy two months!!

Peyton, Brady and Addy

Peyton, Brady, Addy and Emily drinking lemonade and eating popcorn

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Peyton Turns "4"

For Peyton's 4th Birthday, we got together with family and friends at our church. The theme of course was Toy Story. Peyton loves Buzz Lightyear!! He picked out a Toy Story bounce house and him and his friends had a blast. After the party, we had a relaxing family party at our house.

On his real birthday, the 19th, I scheduled for him to have his 4 year check up which consisted of 5 shots and the flu mist. I will tell the truth, IT WAS AWFUL, but it is over and he got to go to Chuck-E-Cheese after for lunch. We met Papa, Grammy, Aunt Lezlie, Addy, and even Daddy took the day off. He now asks to go back daily.

Here are some pics of all the celebrations!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Disney World September 2010

We had an awesome time on our trip to Disney. We went with 3 other families from our church. The week was really perfect. The kids were all great, and tolerated being out in the parks most of the days really well. We are already looking forward to our trip back in a couple years. We have to wait till Brady is at least 40 inches tall. Here are some of the pictures from our trip.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day Weekend 2010

We are having a wonderful weekend so far. Now we are enjoying a relaxing day at home in our pajamas!! The boys are loving having their daddy home!

Last night, we got together with family at my parents house. We would normally get together and make homemade pizza and swim. It was my (crazy) idea to try something new. The day before I was watching a food network show and she was making sushi. It actually looked good and looked to be pretty easy to make. I asked my parents if they would want to make some sushi, and they thought it would be an adventure.

We made lots of sushi (all different kinds). It was not that hard to make, and it was a lot of fun. This was my first time trying sushi, and I was excited to try it. The first one I tried was a crab, peach, and avocado roll. It sounds great right?? Well, it had Nori in it, which is the seaweed stuff. It was AWFUL!!!! I did try a roll without the Nori and decided that I could tolerate the rolls without the seaweed. Everyone else thought that it was all pretty good. I filled up on cantaloupe!!

After dinner, the boys went swimming with the kids. The water was a little too cold for the girls. When it got dark, Papa made a fire in the fireplace and we roasted marshmellows and made smores. They were REALLY good!!

Overall, it was a great night with family to try something new. I would like to try sushi again at a restaurant. I know now to not eat anything with Nori in it!!

Here are some pictures. Have a great Labor Day weekend!!