Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Room Make-Over Part 2 and Done!

It was a slow process, seeing as the last time I posted about redecorating our entry room was back in May! This is part 2 and I've decided I'm done! There are a couple things that this room still needs and would be nice to have, but seeing that we will probably be putting our house on the market soon, no need to spend more money for the final touches.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Don't leave home without one!

It's time to go? Okay, can I take a few of these trains with me?
Let me just see how many I can tuck under my chin...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day at the Park with Barley

Have you met Barley? He's one of a kind. Sometimes we like to call him "Boss." Him and Duke are the same breed, but aren't related. We can't even joke that they are ken because they absolutely hate each other. Barley is an extreme alpha dog. Barley lives with my parents and is a fabulous dog when he's the only dog and when there aren't any kids around to freak his freak. He loves to paddle board and always has a toy in his mouth. When I was pregnant with Davis, there were talks of possibly giving Barley to another loving home. I am so glad we didn't!!!! He is the most caring dog towards Davis, more so than Duke. They read together, eat snacks together, cuddle together, and slide together...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saint Nick

"Hi Santa, it's me Davis!"

What do I want you ask?!
I want that exact Choo Choo Train over there!

Reindeer Ride!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Most of it spent with family, eating turkey, and watching football. The rest of our time was spent driving! We started out in Beeville at Forrest's family farm. Davis had a blast playing football outside with his cousins and sitting by the huge fire (yay for the lift on the burn ban)! The next day we were sad to leave, but knew we could not miss out a day (possibly the last) in Aggieland with the Longhorns! With A&M heading to the SEC next year, who knows what's in store for the traditional Thanksgiving UT vs A&M football game. My family set up a great tailgate, pumpkin pie and all! Spence Park is the place to be! We got to see the Aggie Band march (a huge hit for Davis) and we also were close to the Alumni Center (great for bathroom breaks, changing diapers, and of with the Aggie ring). Forrest was lucky and had a ticket to the game. Davis and I headed back to the hotel around 7:30pm. I enjoyed a glass of wine and we fell asleep in the 3rd quarter. Pathetic, I realize this, but turned out to be a good thing because I didn't have to endure the last part of the game. My favorite part of the trip was getting up the next morning and walking with Davis around campus. Kelly and Molly happened to be staying at a hotel next to ours, so we ventured out with our strollers. Who else was up at 7am in College Station that morning, no one. We had the sidewalks to ourselves! After a big family breakfast, packing up, and then eating one last time (La Bodega, delicious) we got on the road to Austin. Afterall, what's one more family stop for yet another Thanksgiving meal.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Big Rocket!

Dear Davis,

Lately your imagination is taking off! Literally. Apparently you really want to go to the moon. Dada asked you what you want to be when you grow up. You both decided that astronaut would be a good fit (Dada explained the job to you) and you are so excited to take the "big rocket" to the "moon in the sky." You asked us for a map to get there! Each time we talk about it, you tell me different people are coming with you. The first time it was me and Duke! Lucky us! Now you want to take "Meal and Cat" (Camille and Catherine) with you!

I asked you about flying to the moon while we were in the car waiting for Dada to run an have crazy hair and Duke is panting in the background...we had just come from the park!

Dream big and it just might come true...

Monday, November 21, 2011

La la la la

We love birthday parties, especially Elmo themed birthday parties for a sweet sweet friend. Davis had a blast playing in the yard with the other kids and loved playing basketball with the big kids. We really haven't been to too many birthdays, so the festive hat, goody bag, and cake were a BIG hit. Before we got out of the car, I asked Davis to be on his best behavior. "Be good Davis" and he replied, "I nice!" And he was so nice. Thank goodness! My favorite was watching him watch the birthday girl blow out her candles. He could barely contain his excitement, there was a lot of clapping and shouting, "my cake!"

Cheese for the camera usually results in squinty eyes! Check out the red icing from Elmo!
Car ride home, happy with his goodies!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Davis Wore a Tux...and Renee & Robert got Married!

Last weekend my cousin married her best friend and we were all there to help celebrate, from beginning to end! Renee and I grew up down the street from each other as kids and all my childhood memories are filled with stories growing up together: going to the same school, gymnastics, Christmas afternoons comparing what Santa brought us, riding bikes, watching old movies and singing songs from Sound of Music, playing on the golf course, trips to Rockport, and the list goes on and on. Now we are adding another person to our family and I'm excited to create new memories with her and her husband, Robert.

We started the weekend off right with a girls brunch at Moonshine. This is one of my favorite places to eat, if you go, the mac and cheese is a must order. I think we all agree, mustard in our new favorite color!

That night, the celebration continued with the rehearsal dinner at Headliners Club, a restaurant on top of a bank building. The view of Austin is beautiful at night! Toasts were made, happy tears were shed, and delicious food was consumed!!

Our cousin pic with a new addition
Robert, Renee, Claire, Ann Marie, Forrest, Me and Michael

Wedding Day!!!!!
Perfect way to start the day, a little massage!

Beautiful bride about to get her makeup done!

Time for Davis to get ready too! Ring bearer!
Davis and Ruthie rocked the house when they walked down the aisle. Davis gave everyone a wave on his way to the alter. I am just kicking myself I didn't think to video it with my iphone! After all his waving, he got to the alter, saw me, held up one finger and said, "One more!"
After the ceremony, we all rode a shuttle bus back to the hotel for the reception. Davis had a blast on the bus. He was excited not to be in a car seat! This is him telling the bus driver to, "GO!"
Singing Wheels on the Bus..."beep beep!"
I had a sitter all ready to take Davis after the ceremony. It was super late, he was walking down the aisle right around bedtime. But once at the reception, he was AMAZED by the band. He spent most of the night just staring at them. He had a few dance moves in there too!

Renee and Robert's first dance!

Good-bye Mr & Mrs Bain!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


The many ways Davis likes to sleep...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Good Times had at Ole

Ole Holiday Market was a great success and a truly fun week spent shopping, drinking, and working (of course)! I love getting to spend some quality time with my Junior League friends and raising some money at the same time. I even got to spend a little time enjoying the family day activities with Davis!

The Reading Nook

Blowing Bubbles thanks to the Children's Museum

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Like That"

Many weeks ago (I'm a little behind on blogging) we were in Houston for Molly's baptism and got to spend some much needed time with Annie and Papa (my grandparents)!

Molly in her beautiful gown!
Davis making a donation to the church!

Davis and Annie riding the train at the Galleria!

When we got home, I asked Davis a couple questions about Molly...