Saturday, April 30, 2016

Celebrate Good Times!

Graham's birthday brought with it lots of birthday celebrations!  We started last weekend with a birthday party.  Graham requested a "sports" bounce house with a Star Wars cake...so that's what we did!

We went with Star Wars cupcakes, actually!


The boys bounced their hearts out, and then started batting practice with Casey!



The piƱata was fun, although it didn't take them long to break it!


After all of his friends left, the family stuck around to celebrate!  Graham loved having Brody at both events!


Another party called for another cake!


On Graham's actual birthday, there was more fun to be had!  Graham was quite celebrated at school!


On his birthday night, our family went to the Rough Riders game!  The weather was perfect, and it was such a fun night.


Graham's name was on the jumbotron!


There was lots of good baseball talk between these two!

 We met Deuce, the mascot!


The highlight of the night was when Graham got a ball!


We finished the night with the kids running the bases.  It was a great night celebrating our new FIVE year old!







Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Graham!

Today Graham turns FIVE!


He has a smile that will light up a room, and he makes every day better!  Happy 5th birthday to the sweetest boy I know.  Full recap coming soon of all of the birthday celebrations!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10th Birthday Getaway!

In lieu of a birthday party, Casey and I decided to steal Clare away for a short little getaway!  We took her to Fort Worth and started at the Stockyards.   


The first thing on the agenda was the Amazing Race maze.  Clare conquered it in 23 minutes!!


We went and checked into the hotel and got ourselves cleaned up.  It was a beautiful weekend, and we let Clare pick our restaurant.  She picked an outdoor barbecue spot, and it was delicious! 


Clare loves staying in a hotel!  She especially loved waking up first thing and heading to the indoor pool!


Sunday morning we walked over to the Water Gardens, and then headed to brunch on Sundance Square.


Clare told us the last thing she wanted to do was go back and do the maze again.  Since it was her weekend, we obliged.  She improved her time by 2 minutes!!

It was such a fun weekend, and I am so glad we started this 10th birthday tradition.  Casey and I enjoyed spending time with our oldest girl so much.  What a special weekend!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Perfect 10!

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Eight

Nine


Ten!

Happy birthday to my sweet ten year old!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter!

Our Easter celebration always begins at Deedee and Papaw's house! The kids always look forward to this egg hunt.


The girls scored some new shades!

The weather was awesome, and the kids raced around finding all of the eggs.  The hiding spots are getting harder and harder each year!


The big excitement was this reveal....


We're going to Disney World!  I wish you could hear the squeals that were occurring during this picture...


Sunday morning we headed to church and then to LoLo and Pop's for another Easter hunt. 


We had such a nice weekend celebrating Easter with family.


So thankful for my peeps!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Weekend of Firsts

We had two big events this weekend. First, graham had his first baseball game! He is playing on the Mustangs with a group of boys that he will be in kindergarten with. He has been excited to play baseball, but mostly excited that Daddy is one of his coaches!  The Mustangs faced off against the Astros on Saturday, and a good time was had by all.  There is something so cute about little boys playing baseball!



On Sunday, Clare had her first piano recital. She played a song called the Hermit Crab Cha Cha that she has been working on for a couple of months. She was a little nervous, but she did great!



Following the recital, we had her family birthday party...making it a super special day for her!!





She also did a repeat piano performance!


Thanks to all of our family for supporting my kids in all of their endeavors!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Presidents, Piano and Parks

The kids were out of school last Monday for President's Day! Deedee offered to take us to Adventure Landing, and we were excited.  Clare's excitement continued when she hit the jackpot on this arcade game and won 1,000 tickets!
 

They just kept coming!
 

We also played miniature golf.  Graham shot three holes in one!
 
 

The Go-Karts were a big hit.  We did a few partner rides,


and then Clare was tall enough to take off on her own! Watch out drivers!!

 
Graham, Jane, and Sydney drove the smaller version, and they loved it. The weather was so beautiful, and it was nice to be outdoors to take advantage of it!
 
 

Clare continues to play piano.  In fact, she has her first recital in a couple of weeks.  Her lessons are on Thursdays, and LoLo usually takes her. This week, it was up to me, and since I had the younger three with me, we snuck off to the park during her lesson. The weather has been so warm, and the kids are loving it!

Three little monkeys swinging on the rings....

 
Graham has always loved being outside!

 
I love this picture. Jane is such a sweet big sister. She takes her role seriously, and Graham knows he can count on her to be nice.

 
 
 Some fun-filled days this February!