Thursday, April 3, 2014


3 little monkeys

Hat made by Mimzy
Her smile can brighten any day.

Zoo trip with Ellie and Laurel.  I love living near them and doing playdates.

5k with the whole family.  Thank heavens for dualie and single jogging strollers.  

Dress from Melanie, headband made by Claire and shoes made by Mimzy

Our little snuggly bear

Luke still loves Elmo, even though he dreamed Elmo was punching him in the stomach.  
This little Hitler stash just happened after an art project at the library.
Crazy how those markers can't stay on the paper.  

No joke, Luke put this 46 piece puzzle together all by himself.  He requests puzzles about 15 times a day.  It is amazing to see his little mind work.  He figures it out faster than I can.  

Sam loves doing it with him and they fight over who gets to put in the last piece.
Then they tear it up by stomping on it and start again.  

7 year anniversary date.  We ate at the space needle in downtownSan Antonnio.
Beautiful views,  charming sunset and perfect company.  7 years, 3 moves and 3 kids later.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joy School and Zoo

We are doing Joy School with Dinah and Maisie.  The boys just love it.  We currently are learning about confidence and uniqueness.  Last week, we went on a field trip to the zoo with the girls.  They are the sweetest girls and the boys always ask for "huggies" when we say goodbye. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Aunt Branny and Uncle Claire

Man, oh man!  We had the best time with Branny and Claire.  So much, in fact, Sam cried when we left.  Not the tantrum cry, but the "I am going to miss you too much" cry.  We went to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  The kids got to race a whale, create our own dragon, and see ourselves through a thermal camera.  Our last day was windy and cold, so we roasted marshmellows in their new home.  Sam loved teaching Claire and Bran how to play Plants vs. Zombies and Luke enjoyed putting a new dinosaur puzzle together with them.   And of course, Tessa was adored by all.   Oh, and the running joke was, "I'm not your buddy, pal!  I'm not your pal, friend.  I'm not your friend, guy."

Top right: A visit with Evan Rowley.  He was our good friend in Los Angeles.
They are in Waco and expecting their 3rd boy. 

The Baileys

One of the many great things about living in Texas is that we are in driving distance to our friends and family.  We got to visit the Baileys again.  It is wonderful to spend time with Kari while our kiddos play.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Visit from Grandma and Grandpa

We had a wonderful time with Grandma and Grandpa.  They came from Feb 20-26.  
Right when they walked in the door, Sam was eager to go on a 
date with Grandma to watch Frozen.  
Here are a few other things we did together: 

A trip to Enchanted Springs

It was a fun Cowboy Village and the boys loved
Pistol Packin' Paula

The Alamo, Riverwalk boat ride, and Rainforest Cafe

The Missions and Ice Cream 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Baby Tessa

As Luke says, "Baby Tessa is CUTE!" 
She is also so sweet and now her smiles melt our hearts. 
She is getting some cuddly chub on her and grunts 
like an old man.  
Oh how we love her.  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Lukester

Lukey cracks us up.  He wants to be a big boy, loves doing puzzles, 
and does a fantastic fast dance.  He has a constant drool stream and 
puts EVERYTHING in his mouth (even broken glass).  
He is one cool kid.