Sunday, June 28, 2015

We had ourselves a day to remember!

We've been putting off a beach trip for better weather for way too long.  This weekend we just decided to go for it!  It was memorial day weekend and we had an extra day to recover from taking 3 kids anywhere.  It was rainy looking and not at all sunny.  We feared the clouds all the way down but we were on our way rain or not.  We went to our favorite beachside restaurant and had great food and while there we found a cool restaurant bar that had a pool!   It was perfect for us.  A hot tub, a cold pool and fruity drinks!  


Lillian was dressed for the occasion(isn't she always!)  She didn't seem to mind the sand too badly.  She was just days away from walking alone at this point!



She and her dad thought the pool was pretty neat!  


We went on down the beach and took the Ferry over to Crystal Beach on the Bolivar peninsula.  We found our little sliver of beach and the boys took to collecting critters and jumping waves.  They would bring the crabs back for her to look at and touch. 



She laughed when they retreated to their shell after she touched them.  She wasn't a fan of the waves AT ALL.  She didn't like that water lapping her feet.  


But this bucket!  You've never seen a bucket be so much fun.  She stood there for an hour just splashing and playing inside that bucket.  


It wasn't Lil's first trip to the beach but it was the first one that she could really participate in any of the beach activities and now that she's walking, I think she'd have a grand time!  I see a family trip to the Emerald coast in our future sometime soon hopefully!


We made it out just in time to see an EPIC storm roll into Galveston.  It was a rocky ride home but we had a fantastic day for spending together on the beach!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

MAY I have your attention please!



May has come and gone.  We had lots of fun.  It was the month before the boys were out of school for the summer.  We met a friend for our first carousel ride.  She was unsure about the moving horse.  She was pretty sure the horses name was Lucy, just like our dog, because it too had 4 legs!  All animals are "Lucy" to her.  She would go from loving it to unsure then back again.  We rode it twice and she remained that way the whole time.  Looks like we'll need some practice, which is FINE with me.  Mama loves a carousel!  It reminded me of a time LONG before Jason and I were married.  We took his younger sister to the Galleria and were eating in the food court.  Jason handed me enough money for both his sister AND I to ride the carousel.  I told him then and there that was one of the reasons I was going to marry him!





Lillian has a real thing about feeding people, particularly Jason she likes to feed.  So we were having zuchinni noodles and he was trying to get her to eat them but instead she insisted on feeding them to him, with her hand!  And being the pushover for her that he is, he totally ate it!  She would pretend to eat a bite herself then continue to feed it to him.  Just today, she fed me, Jackson and Jason all some of her watermelon.  She's very generous, especially when it's something she doesn't care to eat!




Daddy came and spent a week with us.  The boys had school several days while he was here but one of them we decided to check them out and head down to Kemah.  I had been when we were house hunting here in Houston but the boys hadn't been at all.  I knew they would love it.  


The rides were pretty fun and some of the bigger rides Jackson had ridden.  I got him on the 120 foot drop ride, once.  He wouldn't go back on it though.  I also rode the HUGE wooden roller coaster with him and it nearly beat my brains out.  I wouldn't ride that one again.  His favorite was the rocking pirate ship and he rode it multiple times, once all by himself on a private ride!  



Little Miss Rainbow Sunshine had a great time in Kemah too!  She has a good time everywhere she goes!  

We played peek-a-boo waiting for them to finish a ride.


And we took and obligatory selfie while we waited.


Lillian is getting plenty of wear out of the heirloom dresses my mother made for Tracie and I.  This one has a sweet scallop hem that amazes me!  I love these dresses and couldn't be happier Lillian is getting to wear them.  Timeless beauty!


This girl is FANCY!  Every day she wakes up, grabs her shopping cart and her jewelry.  She knows whats important.  If you leave your cell phone lying around she'll grab it too!  I just don't know where on earth she gets it from!!


She watched her brother a time or two and knew just what to do with these two things!  Gosh, don't they learn early!  


My baby and her baby!  She LOVES her new baby doll.  It sleeps in her bed every night!


May I have your attention please:  
We have a walker!
Lillian has been toying with the idea since her birthday but it wasn't yet her time to shine. 
Well, the time is NOW!  She decided she'd take a few steps and hasn't stopped since!  She took off!  Now she can go anywhere she wants!  
Oh, the places she will go!!




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Friday, June 19, 2015

Flag football prodigies

Jason LOVES football.  He was over the moon when both boys wanted to play this year.  There is a Saturday only league that was right up our ally having 3 kiddos!  So we signed them up for the i9 flag football league.  The first hour is practice and the second hour is the game.  Their coaches were great and they both learned a lot and gained a TON on confidence!  
This little cutie made for some great arm candy while the boys played.  It was tough to hang out all morning and skip first nap but she pushed through and yelled for them every week.

Those 4-5-6 year olds were the cutest thing to see running down the field!  It was great to see them develop the game skills!


You haven't seen a kid as proud as Lincoln was of his trophy and his medal.  He LOVED it!  They awarded a medal for the teamate who worked hardest each game and both boys got one at some point.  



Jackson REALLY got into the 3rd game.  It was really muddy from all the rain but he got in there and was pulling flags like a BOSS!  He got the medal that week for Hustle!!  


We all enjoyed the football season and will probably do that sport again in the fall!  It was great to be done though, it was getting REALLY hot!!



Monday, June 15, 2015

Mother's (of 3) Day!

While I am a mother of 3, this one is the only one that will willing take a selfie with me!  The kiddos and Jason came up with a wonderful gift for me this year!  I love when he LISTENS to what I want and then remembers to get it for me!  


They bought me a cruiser bike with a basket!  We now have a grocery store that is close enough to ride to and shop!  This way, I can ride over and pick up my groceries the green way!  Who am I kidding?  I'll still have to drive to the store.  I've got 3 kids that gross 4 gallons of milk a week!  But it's the thought that I COULD ride to the store if I wanted to!

 I also enjoyed a blood orange mimosa (or 3) at the Blue Mug Cafe. It was a nice and relaxing brunch for a Sunday morning!  After a little girl had a nap, we took to the pool for one of the first swims!  It was so nice to be back at the pool again!  We plan to make several more visits this summer!  It's the "cool" place to be!

I am so blessed to have these 3 call me mom!  I'm also so blessed to have the opportunity to stay home with them every day!  I wouldn't have it any other way!  

Lincoln did a survey of :things mom likes!
Here is what his answers were.  I like to play Tennis, favorite thing to do is clean stuff, favorite food is Eggs, and favorite thing to do with him is go to the park!  I'd say he's pretty accurate in his choices.  Except eggs, I eat them because they are good for me but I much prefer sushi,  or wine!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

April Antics


You're tellin' me you don't like a large spoonful of Mayo?  You just don't know what you're missing!
This year I took mom's favorite April Fools joke to my bible study group.  I LOVE these girls and we meet every Wednesday morning at 9:30.  It's not unusual for me to bring my breakfast in an attempt to try to eat healthy instead of muffins or cookies!!  So as it began, I took out my mayo jar and started eating a spoonful at a time.  I heard the whispers, "is she eating MAYONNAISE?" and "is that part of her protein diet?"  
Bahahahah!  They totally bought it till one of them spoke up in disgust and asked, "are you really eating mayo?"  I played it cool and giggled and said, "yes of course, it's delicious!  Would you like some?"  I didn't last long and I busted out laughing at my  really EPIC April Fools!  The only one better is when I was able to trick Jackson at school.  That one will always take the cake!  

Lillian tried to crawl under the chairs to get to the crayons.  She did NOT find it amusing when she found herself STUCK under there!  I did help her but not before taking her pic!!

New park that we've been to nearly twice a week for the last few weeks.  I don't know why I didn't take it from the other side but there is a lift/elevator on the other side that slowly lets you down to the ground.  Kids think it's SUPER cool.  This is one of maybe 6-7 parks within walking/biking distance for us.  Each has their own cool "feature".  A new splash pad should also be opening up in the next few weeks near the new town center and restaurants!  Summer visit anyone??



Jackson picked me these one afternoon after school.  I love that me noticed the tiny roses mixed in.  I love that my 9 year old still picks me flowers!!!


Disney's Frozen on ice.  I bought these tickets OVER a year in advance.  It was a LONG wait to see this but I thought it was awesome.  The boys, well, they are boys and they are getting too cool for Frozen.  Don't you worry, next time I go, I'll have a fancy little Elsa by my side and I'll leave these two goons at HOME!  

What's that you say?  Are those glowsticks from home?  Why yes they are!  I wasn't about to get conned into buying the $40 light wands and $25 glow sticks.  I also packed my own m&m's so no one would need an emergency snack!  My momma didn't raise no fool!





I just LOVE Olaf!  








We spent a weekend in New Iberia, LA where Jason's parents moved last fall.  They live right on the bayou and it's PARADISE for the boys!  We finally took a trip through the Tobasco plant and Jungle Gardens on Avery Island.  We saw this guy up really close!



Jungle Gardens was amazing, it won't be my last visit there!  I loved all the lush landscape!   


Every spot there is picture perfect.  Look out Lady Lillian, next time you'll be all dressed up for photos!


She loves me, she loves me not...
Come on!  We know it!  Everybody loves HER!



She might have been born in Texas but you can't take the Alabama out of this baby!  Her first swimming pool is a large rubbermaid box in the front yard.  Swimsuit?  She only has an entire drawer full upstairs but suits aren't necessary when you're redneck swimming!



Mary, Mary quite contrary...how does your garden grow?



Linc's Kinder class had a Mooo-sical!  It was super cute and get this...they did the chicken dance! Nothing cuter than 5 year olds shaking their tush!


 This cute little can play me a tune ANY day of the week!