Wednesday, August 12, 2009

June Recap

Okay, I guess I am going to back up and go a little bit out of order so that I don't miss anything. So for today I am doing a quick recap of June. Colby's third birthday was the biggest event of the month, but we also had a great trip to a local carnival!

Poor Chloe is still little enough that she spent most of the time at the carnival in the stroller. Luckily she didn't seem to mind too much.

The most fun part of carnival was Colby's first roller coaster ride. When we got in line, we happened to run into a friend that was visiting from out town, so Colby got to ride with sweet Hannah. It was a first for them and they both LOVED it!

Chloe didn't sit in the stroller for the whole night. She got to ride the carousel with Colby and Daddy. She loved the ride, but for some reason refused to touch the pole that she should have been holding on to.

The last big event of the carnival was the bumper cars. Colby was too small to drive his own, but he sure had a blast riding along with Daddy. He laughed and smiled the whole time.

After a long night filled with lights, music and rides, it was finally time to go home.

The day after the carnival we loaded up the car and headed to Indiana to celebrate Colby's birthday with our families. (That is also the day we found out we are pregnant again.) The party was at my parents' house and Curt's parents were able to come also. My grandma, aunt, uncle, cousin and her kids were all able to come join in the fun.

On Colby's actually birthday, we had a little birthday playdate for a few of his friends. They had a great time playing in the yard and soaking each other with squirt guns.

After all of the outdoor play, it was time for lunch and birthday cupcakes. Followed up, of course, with the opening of presents.

The rest of June was filled mostly with playdates, our trip to Texas and soccor and basketball camp. It was definitely a good start to our summer!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back at it

Well, after a unplanned blogging hiatus, I am back. I have so much to catch up on it's ridiculous, but hopefully I can stay motivated long enough to get caught up.

First up, is our trip to Texas. The kids and I hopped on a plane and flew to the Lone Star state to visit some of my family. We had such a great time that Colby actually cried the morning we left because he wanted to stay.

It was wonderful to spend time with everyone, but it was extra special for me to have the opportunity for my kids to spend so much time with my Pappy, my dad's dad.

My dad also made the trip a couple of days later. We sure missed my mom though!

Most days were spent playing, going to parks and hanging out with my aunt and cousins.

One evening we had a mini family reunion. A couple of my dad's cousins and their families came over for dinner. It was so great to see them all again and for them to meet Chloe for the first time.

We just happened to be in Texas over my cousin's birthday. Connor turned fifteen and we celebrated by going out to lunch at a great steak restaurant and then with a cookie cake after his basketball game that evening.

It was such a relaxing visit and we were all sad to leave. We just don't get to spend nearly enough time with the "Texas family". Hopefully we will get to see them relatively soon! We miss you guys!!!