Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Quick Catch-up

This has been one crazy year so far! My last update was back in January, which means I have six months of updating to do! Don't worry, I'll make sure it's full of pictures!

 For Christmas this year Bryan got a grill! He's been so excited about it, and has big plans to make lots of yummy food, but so far we've stuck to burgers and dogs. They have been very delish though!
 Michelle was sailing her way through preschool. She is such a smarty pants! It didn't matter what I challenged her with she blew through it like it was nothing!

 January also gave us quite a few snow days. The girls were loving it! I especially loved dressing them up in their matching red coats! So CUTE!
 As one of Michelle's Christmas gifts she got coupons for "Special Nights". She gets to pick a different coupon every month, and then we will do something special and over the top for that family day. In January she picked the Movie Night card. This is what we did...
Michelle wanted to watch Tangled so we centered the whole night around that movie.
We had dinner at the Snuggly Duckling. Don't my artistic skill rock?! Lol!
 While we ate we listened to the movie's soundtrack.
I also decorated a little with the purple sun banner that you see in the village celebration scene of the movie.
 For dinner we had angel Hair spaghetti, and braided bread sticks. We also had apple juice from Maximus' apples, and a green salad to represent Pascal. 
 After dinner the girls got their movie tickets and a voucher for popcorn! 
 Then we all sat down on the floor, which was covered with blankets and pillows of course, and watched Tangled. It was a really fun night!

 For Valentine's Day Bryan took the girls out on a hot date! They went to Chick-fil-A for a special Daddy-daughter night. The girls had a blast! They got to play in the play-place, go for a carriage ride, and even got flowers and a goodie bag before they left. Bryan is such a good Daddy!
 This picture is in here because I love it... that's pretty much it. 
 We also had Clayton and Cami over and decorate heart cookies for Valentine's day.
 Cami thought the frosting was especially yummy! Lol! 


 We announced some pretty big news in March...
 ...but I'll do a separate post about all that! ;)
Our special night in March was a family camp-out! It was raining and pretty windy that night so Bryan took all the furniture out of the living room and set up the tent for us inside. 
 We broke out the camping chairs, and sparked a "fire". For dinner we had hot dogs and chips. 
 Then we roasted marshmallows over our camp fire. 
 We took tubs in the "lake" and headed back into the tent to play with flashlights and tell spooky stories.
 Michelle even held the flashlight under her face to make it especially spooky! 

 Grandpa came over this month and helped Michelle plant some daisies and a tomato plant. Michelle loves to grow things so this was pretty special for her to do with Grandpa.
 She was also invited to her first birthday party. It was a princess party so, of course, she loved every minute of it! 

 We took our family vacation in May. After a few months of planning, we packed up the car, and headed down to Sea World in San Antonio! 
 Day one was perfect weather! We got to the park and fed the ducks, and then headed out to see a few of the shows.
 It was so fun to see the girls faces light up as they saw dolphins jumping through the air, and people swimming with whales. 

 The girls were even great sports when they got splashed by Shamu. To be honest though, Bryan was the one who was a really good sport- he got SOAKED! Lol!
 Day two was full of seeing the animals up close. Our first stop was to feed the dolphins where Michelle even got to pet one! It was pretty dang awesome.

 Tina wasn't too thrilled about feeding dead fish to the dolphins, but I think she still had fun.
 To get Tina back into the spirit of Sea World we stopped at the aquarium. She LOVED it!! Seeing sting rays, sharks, and tons of different kinds of ocean animals was definitely the highlight of the trip for her.
 We also spent a good amount of time at the Bay of Play. It's the Sesame Street area of the park, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has kids!
 The girls even got to meet Abbi Kadabi and Grover! 

 It was an amazing trip! We will do it again for sure!

 Happy Birthday Michelle!
 This year Michelle got to have a bunch of her friends over for her birthday party. It was all Mermaids and Under the Sea themed.
 We made fish sun catchers...
 played in the "ocean" (You can see it, but Bryan and I decorated the ceiling with tons of streamers to give the "under the sea" effect.)

 and even broke open a pinata! 
 ...well, they tried to break it open. That was one tough pinata though, so we let Daddy take a few swings to get it to bust.
 everyone got LOTS of candy!
 Then we sang happy birthday and ate cupcakes.
 After that we headed outside to play in the sprinklers and the pool.

 The kids were pretty exhausted at this point so we came back inside to open presents and watch The Little Mermaid.
 Happy birthday baby girl!

And that brings us back to today! I'll post another update with more info about baby #3, and a few other things in a later post. I think this one is long enough though! ;)

1 comment:

Heather said...

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