Wednesday, May 6, 2015

April 2015

April brought a lot of fun - especially with Easter!

Emmy has done so well in the MOPs nursery this spring! Here, she is enjoying an Easter egg hunt with her buddies!

The kids took a Good Friday trip to the San Jacinto monument - she made a friend in Kasey there! They had fun together!

My friend, Jennifer, took this great picture of her! Sweet love!

The Easter bunny brought treats for the little ones, too!

And much to my surprise, a secret Easter bunny covered our lawn in eggs! So, off they went for an early morning egg hunt!

These two did great during church too!

Lazy days are our favorite - here is a good selfie with my girly!

Sister also had her first trip to the dentist, and to my surprise, she did great! 

Always on the go....

Big brother started baseball this spring, and he is LOVING it. He wasn't sure he wanted to take a break from soccer, but it has been a good change!

She loves to be greeted by her big bro in the morning!

Crazy hair day at school! He is already asking about next year :) He is closing in on his first year in school, and I am super proud of him. He is a social one, and that has caused a few "bad days" at school, but that is really what I love best about him. I know he is going to do well in school, and I am excited for first grade. He is too!

Rainy days do not get this girl down....

Sometimes impromptu adventures are needed - and fun! I took them strawberry-pickin'!

I have to document her favorite thing to do - climb and make me nutty! I love being home with her - climbing included! She is quite the entertainer and is talking so much! I just noticed this month how she is starting to form sentences, and I love it. 

I took a break from the mom life to reunite with some college buddies! We laughed and enjoyed good drinks and eats! The trip went way too fast, but it was awesome! I can't wait for next year!

Happy Spring, y'all!

Monday, March 30, 2015

March 2015

March has been fun - rodeos, crawfish, birthdays, and more....

Boys at Blake!

I enjoyed a fun birthday night out - Del Frisco's and some dancing! 

G had his field day on my birthday - he had a blast and said he wishes field day was everyday! He came home early to enjoy lunch and cupcakes with sweet friends!

We also had a birthday dinner at Gringo's, and Emmy licked her plate clean!

Em and I enjoyed a playdate at the Little Gym. Sister ran herself silly! 

And I braved lunch solo with my girl! She was so sweet :)

She's a great errand-running buddy!

We ended March with our annual crawfish boil - sweet Maggie and her daddy, Jeff, came too!

We began Holy Week with a yummy Palm Sunday brunch with neighbors - love these two faces!

Yay - it's Spring! Love this time of year!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

February 2015

February was FUN! Here are some highlights....

Hans and I were able to take a few date nights/nights out - too many fun events we didn't want to miss!


Girls Dinner at Peli Peli - yummmmmmm

An early Valentine's dinner with the Odells and Roffs at Brenner's. This meal was quite delish too!

We were invited to a very nice dinner at Hans's coworkers - it was a unique experience but very fun! 

I saw my choir teacher too this month! I've know him for 26 years!!

But first, let us take a family selfie at the bus stop :)

G earned his final tots belt at Tae Kwon Do - next up, the big kids' class! He is so excited, and I am so proud of him for sticking to it!

100 days of kindergarten have passed, and he's survived (note the 100 band aids)!

Dudes Day Out to see Marvel Universe Live! They had a great time!

A sweet moment for these two - Bubba is reading to his little sister!

I was also able to read to G's class one day and then had lunch with my little love!

Go Texans Day!

Emmy and I do a few fun outings throughout the week, and G doesn't like that he misses them. So, on a day off, he went with us to story time - and it was parachute day! Another mom commented what a good big brother he is, and I have to agree!

We celebrated our friend Chloe's birthday at a ranch nearby - the kids had a great time! 

A quick trip to see Mi-Maw turned into some Gagey time! She loves her biggest cousin!

This big girl turned 18 months. She is a mess, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Sister can hold her own, that's for sure!

Valentine's Day for my loves!

Just a few more shots of my mess - Super Girl/Super Thor....

....if she ain't climbin', she ain't trying....

....a fan of all foods including ketchup.....

....and a fan of my make-up - though she missed with the mascara here....

....a day with the Odells.....

....a new suitcase from Mi-Maw....

....and a good report at her check-up. Check out how big she is! Craziness!

I have been working really hard lately to get in better shape. It keeps me sane - more mentally than anything else! And, I have found a love for running. WHAT?! So, I completed my first run - 10K with my bestie!

After completing it in an hour (my best pace so far!), I was reunited with my cheering section!

Jenny was such a good motivator too! I see another run in our future!

This day was quite bittersweet as February 28th always marked 13 years without my dad. I felt him pushing me along as I ran, and I know he would be proud. I miss him so much. 

Love you, 339. February - or any month, really - is not the same without you.