Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kiki's Visit!

My sister and hubby were away for the weekend, so we had Keaton (aka Kiki). I was nervous to take on two very active boys, but now that Kiki is gone, I miss him :(

They did have one little fight where Kiki told G, "You are not making my happy anymore." To which G replied, "No, YOU are not making ME happy anymore." It went on for about 2 minutes, and we taped it to show my sister. We were cracking up! Other than that moment, they were great! Kolaches and donut holes for breakfast! Thanks, Uncle Hans!

We took them to Clay's Restaurant Saturday night where they got to feed the animals, jump in a bouncehouse, eat cotton candy, and play in the sandbox. They had fun! I love this place - adults can kick back, and the kids run wild!

Our neighbor, Gabby, played along with us all weekend. She was so sweet to them. I think some crushes developed.

We also had a picnic at Carol Fox Park off Senate/290. Love this area! Doesn't Hans look like he loves it too??

More food - cinnamon rolls for breakfast!

AND...we got to make funfetti cookies and ice them with different colors. More icing consumed than cookies. Check out Kiki sneaking a lick....

Feeding the ducks too!

More fun at the park - sand everywhere!


Sweet Kiki - I know you missed your Mommy and Daddy, but we are so happy you came to spend some time with us. Griffin keeps asking for you too! You are a blessing in our life, and I love how close you boys are. Thanks for coming to play!

A Bunch Of Fun!

We kept up the Spring Break festitvities with some good friends and good fun!
First - look at the cutest face in town?? He is so sweet - I am loving this stage right now. Oh, he has his moments, but he is really loving. He will come right up to you and say, "Mommy, are you my buddy?" I melt.

We then met up with buddies Caden and Isabella at A Bunch of Fun indoor playground. Here is G and Isabella playing in the kitchen (fireman hat on - backwards - too).
Then they had story/music time. Once he heard the lady start Brown Bear, he was entranced. This book is his favorite!

Then the Odells came over while our Daddies went to see Kiss. We made a fort!

We love spending time with our friends over the break. Thanks for playing, everyone!!

Rodeo Houston 2011

Our Spring Break fun continued with a trip to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! We met up with cousins Gage and Keaton, Mi-Maw, Aunt Jill, and the Onhaizers. Good times!
Then my little boy told me he wanted to ride a horse! I was shocked! You see...he usually isn't a fan of animals. BUT....he did it! Of course, I had to hold his hand, but he did so well!
Since then, he will say out of the blue, "Mommy, I rode a horse?" Then he will tell you the horse's name was Star. Something he will remember - that's for sure!

Cotton candy with Braxton!


Bye Star!
We had a great time! Love seeing how happy this munchkin can get! Such a sweet boy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sea World 2011

We made it home safely from our FUN weekend to San Antonio. To be honest, I am a little sad it's over! Griffin has talked about dolphins, penguins, and whales for a week and told EVERYONE he was going to Sea World. And...he did SO great! He was never fussy or afraid - he just lit up the whole time. I highly recommend this age for going to Sea World. I also HIGHLY recommend the Hyatt Hill Country Resort if you have small children. WOW.
They do s'mores nightly - here is the first night!

Yummy breakfast!
3D Sesame Street Show at Sea World!
See my legs in that second tunnel? We climbed up very high - I have a brave little boy!
Hi Dada!
Shamu Show - "Believe!" Here he is blowing a kiss to Shamu after she waved to us :)

Feeding the ducks!
A hug for Mommy while looking at the penguins!
Feeding the dolphins!!! A favorite!

S'mores on the second night! Griffin was distracted by the raccoon in the tree; Hans is tired of photos.
One of my favorite parts - movies on the hotel lawn! Popcorn too!

Breakfast on the 2nd morning - a bear waffle for my munchkin!
We then left the Hyatt (with plans to return soon!) and headed to the Alamo/Riverwalk.
Chillin' at the Alamo. He stole a rock - is that illegal?? Oh well, free souvenir!
Chasing the birds at the Alamo!
And we ended the trip perfectly - a quick stay with my BFF, Amy, and her sweet family. Will is about 2 months older than Griffin. They both share a love of cars, trains, and puzzles.
Racing cars with Connor. G loved all their toys! And, Mommy and Connor played some Wii. I got schooled by a 5 year old! I call a rematch!!!!
My very best friend and all our sweet boys! I love her and treasure our friendship.

I loved every second of our family vacation. I can't wait for the next and for the rest of our Spring Break 2011 plans. Thank you God for my many blessings - a long weekend to remember forever!