Monday, August 22, 2016

First Day of First Grade

First day of first grade for our Otto!
He was so excited. Like, happy to wake up early, waiting for me at the door, and didn't even want to stop at the park excited. "It's okay that we're early, Mom, I probably just need to get to class."
His new excited face cracks me up. And if you can't read the sign, he wants to be a wilderness police officer when he grows up, but only in Alaska. Favorite book is Go, Dogs, Go "but only because I can read it, not because I like it.". His favorite activities are bike riding and tree climbing,  "But I also like to sleep sometimes and play the iPad. Because it's nice to be lazy too." 

And his still sleepy siblings, pulled out of bed and tossed in the stroller with some Cheerios. 
And Chris started his second year of his PhD, first day on Baylor's campus for the semester:)
Here's to a great year!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dinner at the Park

We had dinner at the park tonight with the Thomas' family. It was supposed to be a MOPS event, but we were the only ones to show up so it turned into a bestie hangout-ha!
Grilled hotdogs, chips, and sodas all around!

Always fun to hang out with these little people. 
Sarah dressed herself today, as Elmo. I think she nailed it. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hope's Birthday

My cousin's little girl turned one today and she invited us to her adorable flamingo themed swimming party.
Hope is the cutest baby. 
So sweet and basically Ned's equivalent in personality. So happy and wasn't phased at all with his rather intense kissing and hugging style, she just returned the sentiment with equal enthusiasm.
Thank you for having us Hope, happy birthday!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

4th of July

We had a little fun this past weekend. Nana and Addy came to visit, and while Daddy talked Nana into slaving in the hot sun to replace the shop roof, the kids and I had fun running in the sprinklers and eating treats. We are so glad we got to see them!
On the fourth, we took a spontaneous family trip to Waco. The kids love seeing where Daddy goes to school.
We spent a few hours exploring the Mayborn Museum. I think the water room was our favorite, giant bubbles!
 My favorite people!
For dinner we stopped at a biker bar on the river. Totally kid appropriate, but the closest we could get to the water. Otto and Meri saved their bread to feed to the ducks, and it got a little scary when they ran out but the ducks were still hungry!
 And on our scenic drive home we found a firework stand. Sparklers and smoke bombs!
And a few of my people, because you can never have enough pictures.
Ned and his bestie!
I hope these two are always the best of friends.
Sweetest baby. He got two new teeth in the past few days, upper laterals, and only had minimal complaints.
Happy Fourth!