YAY! I’ve finally had time to go through pictures! Thanks for your patience, dear readers. We’re having an outstanding summer, but these long days leave me pretty exhausted at the end of the day. Blogging feels overwhelming, even though it’s one of my favorite things to do! Without further ado, here are some pictures of our adventures. So many memories!
It was such a wonderful trip! We really missed Jimmy, but we loved our time with friends and family.
When we arrived back in Corpus, we went to the library to stock up on new books. The kids were super excited about this one:
Yesterday afternoon, we saw Beauty and the Beast at the Harbor Playhouse. Ahhhh the theater…my happy place! The kids had a blast!
That’s all for now! Thanks for making it all the way to the end 🙂
I’m still in the process of organizing pictures from our wonderful trip to Southeast TX. In the meantime, I’ll share this adorable video we made.
Here’s Eliza singing A Bicycle Built for Two:
Today, we completed the first session of swim lessons! I am SO proud of the kids. Eliza is doing 100% better than last year–she’s so much more confident in the water! She’s even beginning to learn real swim technique. Hooray! As for Jedster–he absolutely LOVES to swim. In fact, he’s usually underwater during lessons! They have an excellent teacher, which makes the whole experience that much better. Looking forward to starting up again on July 3!
The kids and I are traveling back to GaGa and Pappy’s house tomorrow for two whole weeks, so we celebrated Father’s Day a little early today! Jimmy really is the best dad in the whole world. We are REALLY gonna miss him! He has a pretty intense honey-do list, too…let’s all pray for him.
This past weekend, the kids and I travelled to Conroe to celebrate Arabella’s fourth birthday! Joy made the trip also, and Eliza was so excited to have a sleepover with two of her very best friends! They had a fabulous time getting manis, pedis, makeovers, and haircuts together at Sweet and Sassy Boutique. It was adorable!
The kids really enjoyed dancing on the catwalk/stage area! I think Jed is ready to start learning some breakdancing moves. We’ll start practicing.
Next stop–GaGa and Pappy’s house! On Saturday morning, we attended a lovely wedding shower for Taylor, our beautiful friend who is marrying her high school sweetheart in September. We always love visiting with dear friends!
After the shower, GaGa and Pappy took us on an adventure to see Dinosaurs Unleashed at Ford Park. I thought the kids would be scared of the animatronics, but they loved it! So much fun!
We are the dinosaurs!
It was a fantastic trip! Also a milestone–my first time driving the kids myself. They were easy and well-behaved, thank goodness. We hit Houston at the worst possible time (5:00pm on Thursday), so it took a LONG time to get to Conroe, but my little passengers were ever so patient. Yay!
She loved dancin’ to the mariachi band!
GaGa, Pappy, Michael, and Kristina stopped by this weekend for a nice visit, and we had a splendid time!
We’ll begin with Eliza’s recital. Her costume was adorable, and so was the dance! She had some last-minute jitters and almost refused to go onstage, but Jimmy gave her a pep talk and bribed her with her favorite treats, so all went well!
Here’s some cute video of her performance at rehearsal:
And she wanted to perform her dance at home, too!
On Saturday, my favorite annual event took place–the Downton Abbey Tea Party! As usual, Anne (the hostess) when to great lengths to ensure that everyone had an absolutely marvelous time. This year’s theme was The Titanic, and Jimmy was invited to come along and play the role of Patrick Crawley (who died at sea). She reserved the private room at Landry’s Seafood, which added another layer of awesomeness to the whole experience. The people who happened to be dining at Landry’s while our party took place were equally intrigued and baffled by us. It was hilarious and wonderful.
It was practically perfect in every way! I’m always a little sad when it’s over!