Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Road Trip!!

We took a family trip to Houston to visit our great friends Monica and Eric over this Memorial Day weekend. I didn't take many pictures, but we had a great time none the less. :-) We even got to play at the newly renovated Houston Children's Museum! Way cool!! We'd love to go back soon! We already miss Monica and Eric!
Here are a few pics that came out...
Of course we had to wash the minivan before we took our road trip, so the kids took great pleasure in "helping" us wash the car, or their car, or Dad's car. Either way the water and soap was fun!

Orion sliding with Monica

Our picnic lunch next to the river in La Grange (on our way back to Austin). As soon as I took this shot, Leilani started to scream, "the bugs are biting me!!!" oh no! Fire ants! grrrrr. poor baby, what a trooper.

Monday, January 26, 2009

to the park we go

Just some cute pics of the kids I took at the park the other day! I take a lot of pics of their red hair in case it changes some day... I want proof of how pretty it once was! ;)
And if you don't regularly look at my personal blog... you should today , more fabulous photos of the family by photographer Bonnie Berry. :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Oh boy!

Not even for a moment would I consider Orion to be a girl. He has no desire to sit in one spot and play quietly, or use small motor skills for anything else but eating. Yesterday we went to play out front and the big kids were outside, Orion was in Heaven! Our next door neighbors Cooper and Chance are "big boys" with "big boy toys". He followed them everywhere and wanted to do exactly what they were doing. Now that he's walking he thinks he's a big guy, slow down little man... you're not even ONE yet! He loves saying "ball" and chases after any ball of any shape or size, can kick a ball while walking and throws fairly well. The boys on our block are collectors of all things wheels... skateboards, scooters, bikes, mini 4-wheelers, you name it they own it. Orion is coming to the undstanding that to be a big boy you have to have wheels. So, here he is on Chance's skateboard... I am in TROUBLE! Looks like we will be out front with the "big boys" more often... sigh... he's growing up sooo fast!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Halloween was fun for the kiddos this year! Leilani was Strawberry Shortcake, well ... because she looks like Strawberry Shortcake of course! Orion was a farmer since he refused to wear a big puffy costume with a hat or hood. Trick or treating was fun, we went with all the neighbor kids. Leilani adores the big kids on our little "park" block. She actually held out for quite a while. This year Leilani traded in all but 5 pieces of candy for a talking Dora doll. (Mommy regrets that choice... but Leilani LOVES it).

Leilani met Rainbow FOR THE FIRST TIME!! Mom was at the Lifetime Fitness Halloween Carnival doing balloon animals... so Leilani got to meet her. She loves that Grandma's a clown. She saw this picture and said "Look! A rainbow!" how cute is she?!

Leilani's first pony ride! The Good Earth Day School (where the kids get to go Tues and Thurs) had a fantastic Fall Festival the same day as the Lifetime Carnival (busy weekend!). We had LOTS of fun! Pony ride, hayride, games, and FUN!