Thursday, September 30, 2010

Beach Boys & A New Baby

My brother and his new baby boy Ryder
Sweet baby Ryder

Neither of my boys had any fear and spent lots of time in the water

Body Surfing
Building mud castles
Jaden loved the big waves and splashing around
Relaxing a little
Last weekend we went to Houston. We visited my brother and his family. I got to meet my new nephew Ryder who was born Sept 8th. He is such a sweet baby and I instantly fell in love with him. Thanks Sam & Jessica for letting me love on Ryder so much, I am a proud Aunt. We also went to Galveston and enjoyed the beach. The boys LOVED it! Josh's moms sisters were all in town so we got to spend some time with them at the beach too. I am so glad they let us tag along with them. They all live out of state, so we don't get to see them enough. Josh went to the Texans/Cowboys game while we were at the beach. I am sure he had a great time, but it would have been better if the Texans would have won.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Playdate with the Matison's

Last week The Matison's came over for a afternoon playdate. The boys loved being together, and thought the group bath was the best bath they ever had. I can't believe how big our boys are getting.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Girl Shower

Finally one of my friends is having a girl. We all have boys so we are celebrating that Debbie is having a girl. She has a son who is Jaden's age, this will be her second child. My good friend Jenn and I threw Debbie a Ladies Only Shower at my house a few weeks ago, and loved doing all things pink. Here are a few pictures. Can't wait to have another baby in our group!
The food table at the end of the party, I forgot to take a before picture
We hung cute baby girl clothes on the windows
Jenn, Debbie & Me

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Labor Day Fun!

We had such a nice Labor Day Weekend. We went to the Ranch to visit Josh's parents and Grandparents from Arizona. It was so nice to see his Grandparents, they live so far away that we don't get to spend enough time with them. On Monday, they came to stay with us and see our new house, and we took them to Cafe Blue, and to see the lake.
Looking at the water, really wanting to get in. The day after we took this picture, it started raining in Austin and we had 14 inches of rain in 24 hours. The lake is now full, and not low like it looks in the picture, and where the kids are standing is now under water.
Sunday we went exploring at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall. It is a beautiful ranch and they offer drive thru tours of the property. So the kids and I and Josh's mom listened to the CD and drove thru the ranch, but didn't make any stops until we got to the living history farm. The rest of the group stopped at LBJ's house (the Texas White House) for that tour.
Of course Brody wanted to ride the wagon. Any and all things transportation for him.
We chased the sheep trying to pet them. I wonder why they did not want Brody and Jaden to pet them :)
We looked at chickens, roosters, and turkey that roamed freely
And we saw pigs and cows through the fences. Brody REALLY wanted to jump through the fence and make new friends.
We shared storied with Great G & G
And we had lots of fun and made new memories. Thanks for coming to Texas to see us Great Grandma & Grandpa. We will cherish our time together. And Thanks for hosting the weekend G & G. You made sure everyone had a great time. We love you all!