Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
The Birthday Girl
Uncle Drew, Aunt Kim and Nana drove in on Thursday night so we were able to spend Friday morning relaxing. We took advantage of some really beautiful Houston weather by taking a walk and playing outside.
Believe it or not, this picture was not staged. Carter likes to be "snuggled" so he walks around with a blanket until Aubrey helps wrap him up in it. Somehow the bible and kiss ended up being a part of the process this time. There are no words...Then we all got cleaned up and had a little cuddle time.
Again, I have no words...
Enjoying queso and fish tacos at Berry Hill.
Uncle Drew was so sweet and brave to take all 4 kids to go pick up the cake and then back to the house for rest time so the girls could go enjoy a spa afternoon. We each had our toes done and were able to enjoy a few hours of quiet, adult time.MIMI met us at the spa to wish Nana a 'Happy Birthday.'We came home to Carter napping and the girls working puzzles. Good Job Uncle Drew!
My niece, Julia, was running a high fever earlier in the week so my sister-in-law stayed back in Frisco with her while my brother brought the other two nieces with him. They arrived around dinner time. We put all 5 girls together for a slumber party. Aunt Kim read to them before we shut the door and listened to another 30 minutes of giggling. I think each dad had to make one trip upstairs to tell them to settle down but that isn't too bad for 5 girls in a room who don't get to see each other that often :-)
The next morning started bright and early with breakfast...
...and Aubrey's 8:00 soccer game.
Aubrey loved having her cousins, Aunt, Uncles and Nana there supporting her.
After the game, we went to Collins park to let everyone play.
Then off to lunch at Los Cucos.
Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Nana in the birthday hat. Everyone had lots of fun trying on the hat.
An afternoon of play time for the kids and rest time for the adults.
That evening we celebrated with cake.
Nana and her grandkids (We missed you Julia!)Who wants cake?The next morning Kevin, Bella and Abbey had to go home.
But Uncle Drew stayed another day to help make MORE shrinky dinks with the girls. Story time
Happy Birthday Nana! We enjoyed celebrating your birthday with you. We love you very much!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The coach has this bench that the kids sat on when they were not in the game.Coach Carson giving the team a pep talk before the game. He is so good with the kids. His goal is that they all of fun and learn a few soccer skills at the same time.He is always very positive and encouraging
Aubrey spent a lot of time on the field. She always hustles and tries her best
She has scored a number of goals throughout the season. Her siblings have been at all the games showing their support......or eating snacks and kicking soccer balls... ...or getting shoulder rides.
Friday, April 1, 2011
They didn't come without bringing Valentine's gifts for all of the kids and Aubrey's birthday presents.The next day we went to the Woodlands Mall and rode the carousel. Carter and Lily did not want to get on those horses. Emery was a little unsure about riding the horse. Aubrey had a blast! Then we took the kids to run around in the play area before eating lunch (and Mommy doing a little shopping :-)This guy had an audience for his remote control helicopter demonstration (the helicopter is hard to see but it is over on the far left of the picture.) Carter was completely fascinated by it. Aubrey has a special place in her Grandpa's heart. The next morning we went to breakfast and then to Aubrey's soccer game. She scored 3 goals in that game. The kids love spending time with Grandpa and Judy!