Sunday, August 10, 2014

Aquarium, Butterfly Garden, Roly Polies

Now if you had to guess which one out of these 3 would you say my kids spent more time in;/with? Here's a hint, not the one that cost money to get into. Of course it was the free supply of roly polies in the outdoor displays. Which just goes to show you. Free is always more fun when it comes to kids.

Carson asked if we could ride this, Kate was relieved when I told them it was not in operation. The tides are turning.

There was this great exhibit where you could pet a sting ray. I loved it but the kids were a little afraid of it. Carson finally did it and Kate dipped her hand in but I don't think she touched one. :)

An albino alligator. Creepy, ghostlike, and fascinating.

Jelly fish are so peaceful. But not when your kids are pulling at you to go on to the next tank because "these are boring." I could have watched then for awhile though.

The butterfly garden was great. They are everywhere! We tried to get one to land on us but you have to stay really still, and well that's not really one of our strengths these days:)

My goal is to NEVER go to the Texas State Fair. We'll see how long that lasts.

This would have been awesome with out the juice box hanging from his mouth..but this is real life!

I call this her confident walk. :)

Roly poly discovery.

The trees were so beautiful here

The classic 5 year old boy dicovery pose. Love it

We hit the butterfly garden a second time. I think Carson just wanted to run around all of the trails. We were almost the only ones in there. :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Fun Fourth!

This year we hit the road to go to Houston for the 4th. We got to see Uncle Burke, Auntie Stace and our girl cousins Marin and Hollis. So much fun now that the kids are getting older. There was a definite big cousin thing going on between Kate and Marin and Hollis that was so special to see. I knew that Carso had a special place in his heart for Marin when he gave her the tootsie roll (his most favorite candy)  he caught in the town parade (which by the way was the longest parade I have ever seen).

Only slightly better picture taking success this summer.

Slightly better. Meaning 2 out of 4 are actually looking at the camera.

Cousin friends.

I love this one!

Our parade crew.

My wonderful sister in law Stacey.

Love my patriotic boy. He was so excited for the parade. And he definitely got his times worth. Everytime we thought it was over Burke would look down the street and say, "Youre not going to believe it but here comes something else!"

My beauty. My sister in law takes a lot of close ups. She's so smart.  They really are one of the best shots of kids. This one makes me want her to stay 6 forever. :)

Loved seeing these girls together. Holding hands, looking out for each other:)

Real life.

Auntie Stace french braided her hair in the morning and she was so proud of it. She wouldnt let me take it out no matter what:)

Love this guy!

Two beautiful sisters.

My favorite part of the parade.

There's something I love about watching my brothers with their kids. It is so sweet to me.

Uncle Sam!

Me and my Bro.

Real life. Check out the sucker.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Catching Up

We are always seeing bunnies in our yard. On Wednesday the kids happened upon 4 baby bunnies that had been washed away from their nest by the recent storms. We tried to dry them off and put them in a box away from the water but they didnt't make it. I don't hide things like this from my kids. We said a prayer over them and Carso was still lamenting them when Kate said , "i'm hungry!" 2 different personalities for sure.

Painting outside is one of Kate's favorite things to do

Mom got painted on the patio or WOW depending on which side you are on

Carso always wants to go outside after we get home to kick the soccer ball or football. He just recently started coach pitch baseball.

My favorite

A BIG catch!

Serious Carso

Saturday, June 14, 2014

First and Last Day Pics

First Day of Kindergarten

Last Day of Kindergarten

First Day of Pre K

Last Day of Pre K

God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6