Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day!

We had such a relaxing and fun Memorial Day weekend.  We swam, played, and enjoyed great friends!  It was so nice to have Daddy home all day for three days in a row! Life just doesn't get any better!
Ready for the water! Cooper seems so grown up to me in this picture.
 We spent a lot of time at the pool!  Both kids LOVE the water.  It's going to be a fun summer!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Abilene fun!

This past week, the kids and I headed to Abilene for a few days before the busy summer begins!  We had such a fun time with Grandmommy and PaPa!  I forgot my camera, so IPhone pics will have to do.
First, we headed to Mr.Gatti's.  Since the Gatti's in College Station closed down, Cooper looks forward to the one in Abilene.  Grandmommy and PaPa had been saving a whole bag of  tokens, and boy did Cooper and Hadley have fun! (not sure what happened to the 2 quarter rule we used to have in game rooms. Ha!) 

Cooper and PaPa bowling

Little Miss was a mess. She loved climbing up on the skee ball lane.  Ha!

Hadley discovered the rocking chair this trip.  She crawled in and out probably a hundred times. 
  We had a fun visit with Mom Mom and PaPa Martin too.  I forgot to take any pictures. :/  Cooper and PaPa Mart went on a hunt for pine cones!  He also loved getting to see and hear about the huge catfish PaPa caught! 

   On Thursday, we had a fun surprise because Grandmommy and PaPa both took off work to spend a fun day with us!  We went downtown to look at the new Dr. Seuss statues.  They were so neat.  Cooper enjoyed seeing the characters from the stories he likes!
PaPa, Cooper, and the Cat in the Hat!

It was a little warm, so Hadley decided to take a quick dip in the fountain. :)
 Next up, we headed for the Abilene zoo!

feeding the fish
Hadley loved seeing all the animals, especially the lions.  She just kept pointing everywhere! :)

 After a hot day (and a trip to McDonalds), we headed home to cool off with some water fun!

Thanks Grandmommy and PaPa for such a fun time!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Port A

Last week we headed to Port Aransas for a mini vacation at MiMi and Grandad's new condo.  They are getting ready to remodel, so we decided to go check out the "before".  It was a perfect way to spend my birthday and Mother's Day!  Hadley and Cooper both had a wonderful time playing on the beach and seeing all the sights and Chad and I enjoyed getting away for a few days.
Hadley watching the sea gulls and pelicans on the balcony.  One of my favorite early morning beach activities!

bathing beauty

blowing giant bubbles

Cooper was determined to see a shark.  Luckily, one of the fishing boats that came in had caught a small hammerhead and a large bull shark. He was thrilled!
The obligatory beach town pics. :)

 Celebrating my birthday at the ice cream shop!

 Looking for the alligator! We saw someone who was there that said we just missed him.  :(

Oh well, maybe next time!
 Feeding the sea gulls before heading home!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Look Whooo's One...Party Time!

Ok, LAST birthday post...I promise!
  We had a nice family "Look Whoooo's One" themed birthday party for our sweet Hadley!  It was so nice to just relax, visit, and keep things low key.  Hadley did great and was a perfect guest of honor! 
Yummy cupcakes!

The birthday girl!

Proud big brother

month pictures

Cooper and Kate having a serious conversation about the turtle Granddad brought to the party

Grandmommy and Hadley

MiMi, Courtney, and Grandmommy

I was trying to get a good pic of her bloomers. 

Sweet Marlie

Madie and Cooper having some cousin fun.

Meghan and Hadley digging in the sand

parachute fun!

Hadley wasn't going to let this happen without joining in. HA!

Lunch time!

Case and Mike

More Cousin fun!
Hadley playing catch with Uncle Mike

Trying out her new stroller and baby!
Cake time!  This was the most perfect smash cake display ever!  She loved it, and even stuck her whole face in at one point! I was laughing too hard to take a picture.  HA! Just like her mama! ;)

Grandad and PaPa entertained the kids with some golf cart rides.


Meghan modeling her party favors!

MiMi, Cooper, and Grandad taking some time to relax.
We were so glad to have MiMi and Grandad stay with us and help with the kids/party.  Thanks so much!