Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Fun

This past weekend, we stayed in a cabin with my family. It was a really fun weekend of swimming, fishing, horseback riding and camp fires. The girls loved it! Gracie cried as we left because she didn't want to leave "the country".

Sweating by the fire

toasting marshmellows


Yummy breakfast made by my brother-in-law, Paul

More fishing

My sweet mama and daddy

Fun walks

Sweet girls and sweet grandparents

My nephew, Sam, my sister Laura and niece, Sydney


Collecting pine cones for Grandma

Feeding the Lemurs
It was a great relaxing weekend for us. We enjoyed being outside and being with nature. It was nice to spend time with the family. It was fun watching the kids play and have fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Blue Bonnets

The girls had their pictures taken in blue bonnets back in April. Somehow, I forgot to put them on the blog. Silly me. The pictures turned out great! Our fabulous photographer friend, Allison, took them. The girls look so grown up!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beginning of Summer!

This summer has started out busy. They spent two weeks at VBS. Last weekend, we spent the weekend in Oklahoma with family! On Saturday, we traveled to Tulsa to spend the day with my aunt and uncle. It was great day! My cousin and his family, my parents, my sister and her family, and my other aunt and uncle were there. My aunt Kathy made two very delicious meals for us. The kids swam in the pool and did crafts.

kids swimming


My mom and my aunts with the kids

Grandma watching

Kathy and Gracie



sweet kiddos

Kathy with the kids

Being at my aunt and uncles has always been relaxing. It was fabulous day of just being together. Not worrying about anything and not being in a hurry. It reminded me of being a kid and visiting them. Always fun!

Kindergarten Graduation

Back in the early part of June, Lizzie and Gracie graduated from kindergarten. They were so excited! It was really cute. Each child was called up and then given a special award that was specific to them.
Lizzie's was Fabulous Fashion and Gracie's was Lovely Listener.  The kids wore mens button up shirts backwards and made mortar boards.

Gracie with her class
Lizzie with her class

Their mortar boards
Sweet girls
I can't believe that these two sweeties have completed their first year of school and are now first graders. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We Are 6!

Last week, the girls celebrated their sixth birthday. They had a fantastic birthday week. We started the Saturday before with their birthday party at Build-A-Bear. Then led up to their actual birthday on Wednesday. Grandma and Papa came to celebrate at the party.

The girls loved the party! Their friends had a blast! It was a really great party.

picking out our bears
waiting our turn to get stuffed

our finished bears
hearing happy birthday
Silly girls
On their actual birthday, we took them to Rainforest Cafe. It was their first time to go. They had a blast watching the animals and eating.  
silly faces
our sweet six year olds
Each year, I tell them the story of their birth. I leave out some of the gory details.  Each year, I think back to that time in our lives and am thankful for so many things. Each year, I am astounded who these girls are and how far they have come. It's amazing what doctors and medicine can do. These two little girls fit in the palm of Wes' hand when they were born at 3 and 4 pounds. They are now sweet, smart, wonderful girls, whom we love very much. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, we spent it in Oklahoma. We had a great time with family. So much fun, Gracie said she didn't want to go back to Texas. We did eventually get her in the car and head back home.

Saturday was spent shopping with my grandma, sister and mom. Meanwhile, the kids were building a fort with all of my mom's clean blankets. We ate great Mexican food for lunch and noodles for dinner.

Chatting with Great-Grandma Susie
The fort
Sunday, my cousins Chris and Angie came for lunch and brought Dawson and Kassidy. As usual, the kids all played and had a great time. Lunch was terrific. It was fun!

Waiting for lunch.
The "moms"
The kids
The dads, my brother in law hates to have is picture taken
Close up of the guys that  would let me take their picture.
It was wonderful Mother's Day weekend. So glad, we were able to spend it with my family!