Thursday, April 28, 2011


After eating a frozen go-gurt, getting a plant stuck in her hair and standing too close to me watering the plants, Lauren was a wet mess!  I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures of our little tomboy!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011

The Easter Bunny found us in San Antonio! 

After we spent the morning playing with the Easter basket goodies, we decided to spend the day with family at Fiesta Texas. The weather was gorgeous and it wasn't crowded at all.  There were tons of rides for the kids to ride and we had so much fun!

Lauren ran right up to all the characters to give them a hug. If you know Lauren, you know this was pretty shocking!

The boys loved the rides, but I'm afraid Ethan might have inherited his daddy's tummy. 

Ride em cowboy!

Lauren loved the train!
Lauren carried her Easter ducky around the entire day at Fiesta Texas.  It was so cute!  We had the best time until I got stung by a bee and a door ripped my toenail off all within 5 minutes.  Oh well, it was a great day and it was wonderful to celebrate Easter with my family!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

the Riverwalk

This year we celebrated Easter with my sister's family and my parents in San Antonio.  On our way south, Eric and I couldn't resist stopping to grab a bite at Gristmill.  We love the food and enjoy taking the kids to the place where we met. 

We stayed at the Embassy Suites on the Riverwalk. A pool, free cocktails during happy hour, omelet breakfasts and two separate rooms in our suite sold me. 


We took a riverboat tour of the Riverwalk.  It was gorgeous and we really enjoyed it.

Lauren got in a little snuggle time on the boat.  She was such a trooper all day and had so much fun with her cousins.

After the riverboat tour, we ate Mexican food on the Riverwalk and listened to mariachis while the kids got balloon animals. It was a fun day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 21st

Thursday was Austin's birthday and boy was it a busy day!  Austin had an Easter party at his preschool with all his friends.  I brought up some cupcakes and we celebrated his birthday too.

The kids had a great time at their Easter egg hunt!

Ethan had an Easter egg hunt too with his kindergarten class.  They walked to the nearby park to hunt, play and eat a picnic lunch.  Ethan was so excited his sister came to enjoy it with him. 

Later that night my parents came over to celebrate and give Austin his birthday present.  He got a pirate Lego game and he loves it!

We hope you had a fun birthday Austin!  We love you!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Erica's annual Z Tejas birthday dinner





This year we celebrated Erica's birthday at Z Tejas for the fourth year in a row.  We had a great time as always and it was fun to have some new friends join us!  Happy Birthday Erica!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

An interview with a 5 year old

This year we started a new tradition of interviewing the kids on their birthday to see what their favorite things are. I think it will be so fun to look back on the interviews later and see how their answers have changed!

What is your favorite number?

Favorite letter?
Favorite color?


Sunny D

green beans


Vanilla ice cream and cupcakes

Favorite thing about preschool?
Playing outside and in the gym

Favorite thing to do at home?
Play card games

Favorite thing to do outside?
Ride my scooter

Favorite book?
Miles and Miles of Reptiles Cat in the Hat

Favorite movie?
Dispicable Me

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

TV Shows?


Place to visit?

Who are your best friends?
Maddie, Tye, Kate, Brook, Devon, Ethan

Favorite toy?

Favorite stuffed animal?
Tiger and Little Bear

Favorite thing to do with mommy?
Read books and love on mommy

Favorite thing to do with daddy?
Go in the truck

Favorite thing to do with Ethan?
Play outside

Favorite thing to do with Lauren?
Play in her kitchen

What makes you happy?

What makes you sad?
Not getting candy

What do you want to learn to do this year?
Learn to read in kindergarten

How many kids do you want to have?
Four. 2 boys and 2 girls.

Where do you want to live when you grow up?
Next to Gege and Grandma

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Hockey player

Happy 5th birthday Austin!  We love you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Erica's birthday 5k

We started off Erica's birthday weekend bright and early at the Zoomba 5K at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop.  We couldn't believe it when the car temperature gauge read 39 degrees.  It was freezing, but we quickly warmed up once the race started. 

It was a gorgeous race course and it felt great to run a 5k again.  After the race, we took advantage of the free wine and massages.  We enjoyed it so much that we decided to go back next year to run it again.

After the race we drove in to Bastrop for lunch and fabric shopping.  The fabric store was a bust, but lunch was fantastic.  We celebrated our big run by chowing down on chicken fried chicken at Gracie's.  The food was delish and we had a great time sitting outside listening to live music.

Hyatt Lost Pines was amazing!  The pools, lazy river, green space, Colorado river, animals and views were gorgeous.  I cannot wait to go back someday with my family.

The surf and turf dinner buffet was worth every penny, especially the dessert buffet.  Everything we ate at the resort was delicious.

I had the best time with these ladies and I'm so fortunate to have such great friends in my life!

Happy Birthday Erica!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ethan's Crowe's Nest Farm field trip

Friday was Ethan's first field trip!  His kindergarten class visited Crowe's Nest farm in Manor.

It was Ethan's very first time on a school bus and he was very excited.

The kids watched a short video about the farm and learned about all the animals.

They even got to see how to milk a cow!

Ethan and Vivian had fun on the hay ride.

It was a fun field trip and I'm so glad I got to enjoy it with Ethan!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Apparently Ethan is bringing the playground home from school one shoe full of rocks at a time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

10 on 10

Ten on Ten: 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month!

{Document a snapshot of your life & find beauty among the ordinary things in your day!}

The boys started off the 10th day of April playing Uno with Grandma.  Eric was out of town living it up at Nascar, so Grandma and Grandpa came over to help. I was very grateful for their help this weekend!  I'm not sure I could have survived Saturday Sports day without them.

Legos are always a hit at our house.  The Lego sorter head Ethan got for his birthday works great!

Lauren LOVES to sit on my dad's lap and read books. 

Fried ham anyone?  (Ethan's idea)

I'm in full party planning mode for Austin's 5 birthday. 

Backyard fun!

I filled up a bucket with leaves and weeds from our flower beds.  We are laying mulch and planting new plants and flowers.  I love spring!

Lauren helped us spread the mulch.

Eric got a new job at Dell!  He works from home several days a week and no longer has a permanent desk at work, so we now have an abundance of picture frames and lucite.  I'm so proud of Eric and know he will do great in his new role!

It was a fun Sunday and we are all so happy to have Daddy back home!


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