Monday, December 10, 2012


A thing that's great about Texas is the weather and that we can be enjoying our day outside in November! The kids love the swingset that came with the house and so do I!

Enjoying a picnic lunch on the deck.

Tyson's last soccer game with his teammates.  I probably don't need to point out that he's the boy in the middle. :)

Proudly displaying his first trophy!
Love me some Black Friday! I went and bought the paper on Thanksgiving morning and began to spread it out on the kitchen table.  I soon had interested child wanting to scour the adds with me!

And another soon followed! Glad we can make this a family affair!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Months ago, after Mother's Day and Father's Day came, Tyson was determined that there should be a Brother's Day. So we told him the place we were moving too had a cool place full of ocean animals and we could go there for Brother's Day.  He was pretty patient, but always reminding us.  We were trying to wait for a weekend that wasn't so hot!  We decided to go the first week in November thinking it would be decent weather...but it was still 90 deg!

At the dolphin show...we loved this one!

Stopped for some fun rides in the kiddie area.

Shamu show! Way cool! (Can you spot all 3 of them?)

Tyson, as always, was our navigator.  He stole the stroller the minute Camille wanted out so he could relax and lead the way.

Tuckered out on the way home.  Love that we can do fun things like this. Already planning to go back for the Christmas shows this month!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Moving Day!  We moved into our house the weekend before Halloween and I can't tell you how excited I was to see the moving truck with all of our stuff coming out of it! It had been stored in Omaha for 3 months and we missed it all!

Hard to get a picture of the house with a truck in front (the house with the ladder), so I will have to update with better pictures later.

So seeing as my sewing machine came off the truck on Saturday, I hurried and made Tyson's costume the day before Halloween and day of the church party! I thought he looked adorable in his Snowman get-up!

Here we are at the church party...he had to hike up the bottom a little bit so that he could run around better with the other kids! I love this profile shot! So funny!

Night of trick-or-treating.  We didn't see any kids for awhile and turns out they have a little block party at the front of our neighborhood where they gather around for pizza and a parade and then all the kids set off together!


Camille carried her bucket around with her for the whole next week! I mean, everywhere.  In her crib and inside Tyson's preschool when dropping him off and picking him up. We had to draw the line at going to church. I tried to capture Tyson's hair and just how sweaty he got running around.  Tha'ts what happens in Texas in October I guess!

Friday, November 16, 2012

September activites!

The house we rented had a pool in the backyard which the kids loved and was perfect for some hot summer days.  Once Tyson got these cool 'clearance' floaties, he roamed the pool with new confidence!

The Botanical Gardens had a dinosaur exhibit so we headed down there one hot hot day.  I think it was in the 100's that day!  You can tell te kids were a little pink and sweaty.

Preschool also started. Here is Tyson's first day! He goes Tues/Thurs. 9-2.

We also signed him up for YMCA soccer and didn't know how he'd do.  But he surprised us all! He did really well and loved it.

About to score!

We also hit up the zoo one day (Omaha zoo has a very similar lion statue!)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Camille turned 2 in August.  How we love this darling girl! She is definitely quirky and fun and pretty laid back.  She can be quietly stubborn, and like to do things in her own way, a trait she most likely got from her mom.  She loves to tease, but loves to please.  She likes to choose her own outfits (most often by process of eeny meeny miny moe) but then will the carry the outfits that didn't make the cut around with her throughout the day.  She talks really well and all the time but is shy around people.  I don't think she says a peep in nursery.  She is my picky eater but will sit with us at dinner time if just for the socializing. Happy Birthday Camille!
Minne Mouse from Grandma!

She was perfectly content to let Tyson open all her presents and would ooh and ah at them.  Then hand him the next one.

A new shopping cart and cash register for her birthday! Tyson was super excited;)

She loved the '2' on her birthday cake...

and the cake as well.  Pink with pink sprinkles!

The girls!

The boys donned frosting mustaches...

And Camille wanted to join in on the fun and did this to herself!
We love this little girl and the spunk she adds to our family!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A day at the Ranch

One of our first weekends in San Antonio, we decided get out and do something fun as a family. We decided on a drive-thru Wildlife Ranch. I will tell you that our animal-loving boy was in heaven! It really was a neat experience because the animals came right up next to the car!  It helped that we were given a free bag of food that us and all other cars were dropping out the window.  I was worried all the animal horns were going to scratch our car!

No big deal...just an ostrich walking outside my window!

Completed surrounded!

This little fellow came right up to the window and opened wide, so I began throwing food pellets into his mouth, which he proceeded to chomp then open up for more!

Me and my friend.

Scott was not a fan of the ostrich.

You weren't supposed to feed them from your hand but what do you do when they stick their head in your car and start sniffing around?!

Afterwards, we went to their petting zoo.  Camille had to pet every single one of the goats and the was a lot of them.

Tyson was more content to stand back and point.  Don't know why he was a little gun shy.

Finally convinced him to pet a llama.

Fun day at the Ranch! What a fun experience for the kids...and us!