Thursday, May 30, 2013

Andrew's Baptism and Joseph's 2nd Birthday

Back in April we made a trip to Houston for baby Andrew's baptism into the Catholic church and Joseph's 2nd birthday celebration. We had a great weekend with lots of reasons to celebrate.

Such fun having a baby in the family again, even the big kids think so!

Annie and Sarah playing doctor with goggles on!

Patiently awaiting the Baptism.

Aunt Kristina and baby Andrew.

Sweet boy!

Look closely, baby boy definitely has some red in his hair! Even his eyebrows are red!

Michael's sister, Lauren and her husband Luke are Andrew's Godparents. 

The two Grandma's in the background. 

Sweet snuggles between Sarah and Annie.

Fr. Xavier is the priest from my parent's church in Longview.  He also baptized Jacob, Grace and Annie. 

Sarah loves her Aunt Kristina.

Michael's sister made the cake. 

Sweet boy!

The boys slept on an air mattress together and I thought this was sweet!
For some reason I don't have any pictures of Joseph's birthday party which was later in the afternoon.  Fun was had by all! We left after lunch on Sunday which also happened to be my and Jim's 12th wedding anniversary. We were a little bummed that we spent the day in the car but once we got into Dallas we stopped off at a new park in downtown to let the kids stretch their legs. 

Then went to Spaghetti Warehouse for dinner. We sat in the train car and the kids loved it!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mother's Day

This year we celebrated Mother's Day weekend at home, just the five of us. I told Jim I wanted to all be together on Sunday and wanted to do something that everyone would enjoy. So we came up with a trip to Grapevine to go to the Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland. We hadn't been to the aquarium yet and Jim hadn't been to either. On the way to Grapevine, we stopped at IHOP for a late breakfast which was a fun treat since we don't usually eat breakfast out. We told the kids at breakfast what we had planned for the day and they were beyond thrilled. If the kids are happy, everybody's happy!

LOVE being a momma to these three little blessings!

The Aquarium

Luke has always been fond of sea life, especially sharks. Boy, was his little heart in heaven.  He appropriately picked out his shark shirt and shorts to wear even though he didn't know we were going there. 

Shark face!

We were very impressed with the aquarium. It was very well done and the kids loved it! And of course we had to make a quick stop in the gift shop. Luke just HAD to get a stuffed shark, Sarah chose a little diver which she calls a mermaid and Jacob chose a stingray. 

 Once we were done there we headed across the way to Legoland. Once again, we had some happy kids!

The boys love the race car track there. You build your own race car and they must have raced their cars a thousand times. We had to pull them away so we could do some of the other things there. Boys and their cars!

Daddy was building his little princess a Lego castle. 

They had three different 4D Lego shows playing. Since it wasn't crowded we were able to just stay put and watch all three back-to-back. It was a nice break.

We spent four hours at Legoland then decided it was time for an early dinner. We headed down to the Rainforest Cafe and again had some happy kids. 

Posing with the tree frog. 

Love, love, love!

The balloon lady came by and they each chose something different, Luke chose a dinosaur, Sarah a princess crown and Jacob a sword. I always love to see their different personalities come out in the things they choose.

What a fun day we had! This outing is not something we would have done on any given Sunday so it was a special treat for us all.

I also got to celebrate Muffins with Mom at Luke's school. I always enjoy these special days. 

We got a star magnet made by our little ones.

Love my sweet Luke!