Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You Can Hook'em and You Can Gig'em!

My cousin Renee is getting married in just a couple months so we kicked off the celebration with a couples wedding shower at my parent's lake house! The theme was 'House Divided, Soon to be United!' Renee went to UT and Robert went to A&M. The hosts are all Longhorns, so they had to ask Robert's family to help them with the Aggie decorations.

The garage was split down the middle, half Aggie and the other half Longhorn:

Upstairs they had Aggie and Longhorn cupcakes and collages of the couple in their respective 'gear.'

The happy couple

Davis was at the party too, he had a blast!

Ann Marie and the Father of the Bride

Right before Renee and Robert opened gifts, we surprised them with a FLASH MOB. The crazy thing is, we never practiced this as a group! The hostesses emailed everyone with a video and instructions. Here's how it turned out (p.s. somehow the lights got turned off and it's a bit dark in the video, but you get the idea). Make sure you check out Davis, he's in the front left!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Last Days of Summer

Last weekend we went with some friends to Possum Kingdom. It's a bit of a roadtrip, especially with a wild 2 year old, but we survived! We stayed at a beautiful condo overlooking the lake. Everything we needed was right there and we rode a golf cart anywhere we needed to go...the pool...the grill...the lake!

Davis and Laney taking a ride!

Davis and Laney singing and dancing to 'Ring Around the Rosie'
When it was time to fall down, Davis would lay completely flat on his belly on the floor

First day at the pool

Snack Time

Working on their laptops

More pool time
Yummy apples

On the we have enough sunscreen on?

Forrest & Davis and Mark & Laney

First time tubing behind a boat
I think Davis enjoyed it, but preferred being in the water

Davis loves to jump and go under the water
Jumping to Leslie

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1st Day of School

Today is Davis' first day of school at St. Davids. I'm so excited for him to meet the other kiddos in his class and get to know his teacher, Ms Empy.

Mom, I'm trying to eat here...

Breakfast of Champions

Show me your new lunch box

Time for the porch photo...impossible to get him to sit still or look at the camera. All he wanted to do was go play with the "meows" (cats) across the street.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Joe McDermott

Davis and I went to Austin last week to see Joe McDermott play! He has adorable kids songs and if you're looking for a new CD, I highly recommend this guy! Davis was still a little too young to really sit and sing along to all the songs, but he had a blast running around with other kids, playing on the firetruck, and bouncing on the bouncy castle.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Attempts to Stay Cool

As we all know, living in Texas this time of year, we start to melt. With school starting and all the new fall clothes in the stores, we start to dream of cooler weather. Sadly, we face reality, and realize that cooler weather probably won't get here till October. Late October. With a 2 year old, obsessed with being outside to ride his tricycle, blow bubbles, and explore bugs...I find myself outside more often than I want to be.

Our attempts to stay cool...

Outdoor showers!

The Aquarium at the San Antonio Zoo!

Making our own breeze riding the train!

Helping daddy water the yard!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Swim Lessons, Part 2

By the end of the week, Davis was enjoying his swim lessons a little bit more. And here are some pictures to prove it:

Sitting on the ledge practicing arm strokes...I think he's spotted me

Moving along the edge of the pool

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jumpin' In

Davis loves to go over to Nana and Pop's house for a little swimming.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Turn 30

Turning 30 was an absolute blast!!!!!! I had no clue it could be so much fun!!!! Thanks to Forrest, my family and was an amazing weekend full of surprises and non-stop fun! We started the day off with a boat party on Lake Austin. Ann Marie and Kelly decided to decorate the boat with old, embarrassing photos of myself (thanks so much). They even put those lovely photos on the cake! We spent 4 hours out on the lake, swimming, jumping off the top of the boat (I'm sore), taking jello shots (holy cow, it had been a while), and enjoying the sun! From there, Forrest surprised me as we pulled up to the W Hotel (I was told we were staying with my sister). Everyone met us back at the hotel for a drink and then we headed to dinner, sushi at Maiko! Yum yum! From dinner we went to Kung Fu, a fun Austin bar with games! We spent most of our time playing Skee Ball! We ended the night back at the W Bar, danced a little to Michael Jackson, and finished off about 4 servings of french fries. I was spent (did I mention I wanted to go to bed after dinner?)! When my head hit the pillow (the most comfortable bed ever), I was out. Sleeping in isn't exactly something I can do anymore, so I was up at 6:15am. Luckily, we had no plans...other than a massage!!!! We managed to enjoy the spa and the pool before our 1pm checkout. Before heading back to San Antonio we were able to squeeze in lunch with friends at Maudies and a quick visit with Wills and Molly!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kick Kick Kick

Davis LOVES the water. He calls every body of water (lake, ocean, river) a "pool" and immediately wants to get in! He will put his face under, blow bubbles, jump in, splash, and likes to say "kick kick kick!" My mother-in-law offered to get him swim lessons this summer and we immediately took her up on the offer. Lessons started this week...and we were off to a rocky start. While he loves the water, not so sure he loves being with a stranger. Hopefully he will warm up to the instructor and I will be posting a happier picture! He did come home and loved practicing his arm strokes, so there is hope!

Forrest, Pattie, and I had to hide while he was having his lesson, so this picture is taken from afar...