Wednesday, June 27, 2007


The kids love, love, love their daddy. They will all tell you daddy is the funny one. That is part of why the kids love him so much. They love to play with him and do things that mommy would not do, such as...

2 days at Sea World

Sunday, June 24, 2007

boy, do i have some photographers in my family...

Josiah got a Fisher Price digital camera for his birthday. Thankfully, he is a sweet boy and doesn't mind sharing with his brother and sister. This is a picture of Isaiah on the boat ride. Most of the ride Isaiah either had the camera in his hands or was crying for it, you gotta love 2 yr. olds :). We have at least 350 pictures from our trip, probably more if I was willing to really count them all. I'd say that the kids are taking after their daddy and love photography!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

ridin' the river

We had a great, hot day out at the riverwalk. Did I mention that it was hot? We did alot of touristy stuff, including riding the riverboat and going to the riverwalk mall. We took the kids to see the Imax movie about the creatures under the sea. It was my brilliant idea, thinking that they would love it and that this would really set the stage and get them all excited about Sea World. Just as a preview of how this story turns out, Ashtyn says she will never again go to one of those movies and wear those 3D glasses! We were trying to decide between the dinosaur movie and the sea movie, so I called ahead of time to find out if either one was scary and if they were appropriate for young children. They said oh yes, they are educational movies and not scary at all. The first thing after we put on our glasses they showed a preview for the dino movie that consisted of a scary t-rex chasing after another dinosaur, which in 3D looks like he is coming right after us. I think all three kids were almost in tears! I managed to convice Ashtyn to put them back on one more time and something popped out and scared her again. Ashtyn and Isaiah would NOT put the glasses back on after that! So they watched the entire movie without really even being able to see it! However, Josiah did put them back on and I think he really enjoyed the movie. It was so cute to see him trying to reach out and grab all the fish. We had a great day, but the kids were wiped out and ready to go back to the hotel. Of course, when we got back they found their lost energy and were ready to go swimming!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

On the Road

We just got back from our first ever vacation with the kids! We had such a fun time, I can't believe that we waited this long to go! We stayed at the Radisson Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio and it was perfect for us! It was full of other families with small children. We didn't usually make it down to breakfast until about 10:00 or 10:30 and the restaurant was still packed. We weren't the only ones that did not want to get up early! Every morning they had crafts and activities for the kids and every evening they had balloon artists, face painters and some sort of entertainment out in the courtyard. They also showed a different kid movie each night. The courtyard was full of sitting areas with fire pits where you can roast marshmallows and make smores. Not to mention that they had a shuttle van to Sea World that ran about every 20 minutes that let us off and picked us up at the front gate. We also stopped in San Marcos at the infamous Natural Bridge Caverns. Of course, everyone from Texas knows that you can't go through San Marcos without stopping at the Prime Outlets. I know that Brent was so glad that our car was already packed full, because I could have done some major damage at the Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids/West Elm outlet store, if only I would have had a way to get it all home!

Josiah is 4!

Josiah is 4!

Josiah is 4!

Josiah is 4!

Grandad and Bebe

We are so glad that Grandad and Bebe were able to come for a visit. We had such a busy weekend, that it went by too fast. Friday was dress rehearsal, Saturday was recital and Josiah's birthday party and then Sunday was church and Micah's birthday party. Thank you both for all your help in making the weekend go smoothly!

The Big Day

These are actually from the dress rehearsal, because they would not allow us to take pictures or video at the recital. Ashtyn still does not like group pictures (as you can see). Ashtyn did great and I am so proud of her. She takes dance very seriously, but loves it and always has fun. Of course, in my opinion, she was the best little dancer up there!!!

Ready for school

*****************The boys have decided that school is not so bad, and that they might like to go too!

Ashtyn's last day of school - Chuck E Cheese field trip

Busy Summer

The last few weeks have just flown by. In the midst of the busyness, I am really trying to slow down and enjoy every moment. The kids are growing so fast. It is so neat to see how their interests are developing. Since my last post we have had Ashtyn's last day of school, a dance recital, Josiah's birthday, a visit from Grandad and Bebe, first t-ball practices and a family vacation! Lots of pictures to come!