Monday, March 19, 2012

Starting off the New Year with Some Fun!

These boys know how to have a good time! Here's how we started off the new year with a bang...

some floor time with daddy--they LOVE having daddy's undived attention!

we had some beautiful weather in january! we spent a morning playdate at gran's house! (thanks, jill!) anthony and caleb enjoy pretend food and technology.

lucas grabs his share of the food as well! see the trampoline in the background? the boys LOVE jumping on it, especially if there are balls to bounce around. we did some swinging too, but i forgot to get any pictures of that. :(

the kids got a special treat--feeding apples to the horses!

although climbing the fence was just as much fun to these boys!!!

they did a great job!

here are the kids from the group that were able to make it that morning...
back row: taylor, hudson, anthony, joshua
front row: caleb, kason, and lucas

the boys went hiking with daddy one day when i had to work

they love being outdoors! and big boy lucas can keep up these days all on his own!

just a little entertainment for your watching pleasure...

they love seeing themselves dance in the reflection of the fireplace! and these days, it's all about "watch this" and "look"!!! they are so proud of themselves! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Years Niece

Just because I am such a proud auntie, and I believe I have the most adorable baby niece EVER....

here is baby Reese's new year's picture! Can I take her home with me??? :)

Ringing in 2012

Well, the New Year's celebrations may look a little different now than they did pre-kid, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to have a good time! We started off our New Year's Eve with dinner at Ghengis Grill. Then, we came home to do some sparklers with the kids (which are illegal in McKinney, so shhhhhh...don't tell anybody!)

anthony is excited to see what we have planned

lucas is excited because anthony is excited :)

wow--pretty cool

anthony loved it

daddy with his big boys

mommy with her babies :)

after church on New Year's day, we took the boys to the trains at northpark exhibit

lucas' favorite part was pointing out thomas the tank engine and james

anthony loved watching any of the trains whiz through tunnels and under and over bridges

close-up of one of the trains

loved the little new york city skyline (and the taxis and tiny people)

replica of the TX state fair with "Big Tex" and lots of fun rides

it was super-croweded, so i didn't get too many pics of the boys, but they sure loved it

close up view of the white house

little lincoln memorial with the ice skaters out front

the boys had a fun time of celebrating the start of 2012! hope you did too! happy new year to all!

A Few More Christmas Pics

okay, i know i'm still stuck in 2011 here, but i just had to add these last few pictures from my sister mandy's camera of our time in memphis over christmas. love all the pics of the kids! they are growing up too fast!!!

papa, meme, and their four grandkids

meme gets some snuggles in with little lucas

my baby is so big these days

had to get a twin pic of course!

anthony is all smiles with grandad (his great-grandfather)

me and the hubby--so cute

justin entertains all the kids

(while the rest of us take a 5 minute breather! haha!)

loved every minute with you all!!!

we're so thankful for our wonderful family!