Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our week in Houston

The boys and I had a fun get-away last week in Houston. Jim had to go out of town last week and Kristina's husband, Oscar was out of town as well so we decided to join forces and spend the week together. I was a little nervous about driving 5+ hours by myself with the boys but they did great! It's all about the timing, around their naps, dinner etc. They did great there and back. Jacob had so much fun spending time with his cousins and Luke enjoyed taking it all in. Thanks Kristina and kids for a super fun week!

While we were there we took the kids to the Discover Green park in downtown Houston. They had a great time playing on the different play areas. We also were able to meet up with my good friend Lauri for lunch since she works downtown. We had a great visit and she enjoyed being able to see the boys briefly. We miss you Lauri!

We also took the kids to the Space Center since we had never been. Jacob had a great time and enjoyed playing with all the things there.

We also went to the Houston Rodeo during the day on Friday. It was a beautiful day and I was really impressed with all they had geared towards the kids. They had fun, interactive exhibits set up that the kids loved.

I also want to share that while we were there, Luke started signing "more". It was so cute to see him do it. He did it first while eating and then did it several more times when the other kids were being silly and singing and when they stopped he would sign "more". Now we will work on "all done", "eat" and "home". Those are the few that I did with Jacob and it so nice to be able to communicate with them before they can actually talk.

As you can imagine, I have a lot more pictures that I didn't post so be on the look out for an email with the rest of them.


  1. Oh, my gosh, Katherine! ALL of those pictures are just too cute! It is so fun that all the cousins have good times together!

  2. Yea! I love seeing all the pictures of the kiddos! Sounds like you guys had an action packed week. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos when you get a chance. Give the boys hugs from their Aunt Amanda.

  3. I wish Jackson and I were with you guys!!! You have to show me the signs on Sunday. I want to start practicing them with Jackson so he will be able to use them when he's ready...

  4. I LOVED seeing you and the kiddos during your visit - they are getting so big and it's so neat that they can enjoy all the cousin time. The picture of Luke signing "more" is precious!! We are going to the rodeo this weekend so now I'm really excited about all the kid-oriented stuff.

  5. Oh what sweet pics! I'm glad yall got to do such fun stuff while you were there! And the shorts weather looks heavenly!!