Friday, September 25, 2015

NASA, Taylor Swift, and More

 Cooper had the opportunity to attend a sleepover at NASA with his webelo group. He was a little excited, can you tell?
Making moon rocks
 While the boys are away...the girls make cookies!
 Scott found a pair of Taylor Swift tickets at the last minute and asked if I wanted to take Charlotte!  Ummm....Yes!!! We had tons of fun and will never forget this special mommy/daughter night.
 Mae and I went to a birthday party where she spent all her time riding a little green train.
 She still has no fear of giant costumed creatures.  She even loved Mother Goose who visited her school earlier in the week.
 Mae is still mommy obsessed but is spending more and more time with her siblings.  She has no idea just how lucky she is!
 Happy Friday!  I love that I get to go to work with these two everyday!

Mae is two....almost!

Mae's birthday party arrived a little bit early.  That happens sometimes when you have such a busy family!

I just love her "cheese face".
 The birthday girl requested a trip to the zoo and we were happy to oblige.
Mae wants to be a lion for Halloween so I am on the hunt for a lion costume that is not too hot.
Mae grabbed a few winks on the way home before part 2 of her party.
 Part 2 of the birthday brought us home for burgers, presents, and cake!

Another birthday request from the birthday girl - white cake with pink icing!
Mae ended the day playing with a camper she received from Auntie Gare and crew. Happy 2nd Birthday, my sweet Mae Mae!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mae's Quilt

Nana and Papa stopped by for a special visit and delivered Mae's quilt!
Mae was napping when they arrived so the big kids laid out their quilts and couldn't wait to help with the surprise!
C and C helped Mae unfold her new quilt.
She quickly found her "secret" pocket.
Ballerina mouse was her first surprise!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Life Lately

Dancing in there rain
Goal Setting
Pickle eating
Run One Houston followed by brunch at Liberty Kitchen

Blue Bell's back!

Friday, August 28, 2015

First Day of School

It's that time of year again!
Cooper - 4th grade and Charlotte - 2nd grade 
Don't let Mae's smile fool you. She had a bit of a hard time adjusting to being away from "Mama", but she is making progress.

After a year at home, it was time to go back to the classroom. I am teaching 4th grade math, science, and social studies and although it is difficult leaving Mae, I am glad to be back in the classroom.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer Bucket List Completed

Nana and Papa came in town to take the kids to see Minions.
We skipped Schlitterbahn and went to the Compassion Experience instead.
The kids had an eye opening experience and didn't want to leave before hearing all three stories.
Dinner out and a stop at the candy shop
Night swimming and s'mores
A trip with friends to Giggles and Fun while the big ones were at camp.
After much debate, Charlotte went with a UT shirt for college day at camp.
Painting - So messy but she loves it!
Cooper and Phillip working on the lemonade stand advertisement.
After two years of the kids asking, we finally had a lemonade stand!
British Challenger Soccer Camp - The highlight of Cooper's (AKA Beagle's) summer!
Someone didn't like being the "I" as much as everyone else!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Update

Mae and I were joined by a few feathery friends at lunch.
We celebrated my 35th birthday at Main Event!
Scott and I had "date night" and cheered on the Astros.
Just another 5k race in the books. Cooper and I were so glad Charlotte decided to join us!
We explored a new park appropriately named Exploration Park.

My little starfish was promoted to a tadpole.  I love getting to watch from outside the pool!