Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Ballet

Today the kids got to wear their costumes to ballet class.  They even danced to songs like Thriller and Ghostbusters.  It was really cute to watch.  Grace traded her Tinkerbell crown for some Minnie Mouse ears during the class.  She really seems to enjoy dancing, both in class and around the house.   She even asks me to play Mozart .  Hey, I’m just impressed she knows who that is :)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Checkups for All!

Yesterday I took all three kids for checkups. They did really well and were very cooperative. Here are the stats:

Jacob:
30 lbs (10%)
38.25" tall (10%)

Grace:
32 lbs (25%)
39.5" tall (50%)

Clare:
23 lbs (25-50%)
32.75" tall (75-90%)
19.75 Head Circumference (>100%)

All my kids have had big heads. I guess that means they're going to be smart :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our “A Day Out With Thomas” Weekend

We had so much fun at the Day Out With Thomas event last year that we decided to do it again this year.  We even had some wonderful friends join us which made the whole experience even better.  Despite a late start and setting up the tents in the dark, everything went very smoothly.  There is definitely another camping trip in our future!

We arrived around 10pm on Friday night, got all the tents and bedding set up, and went to bed.  We woke up on Saturday morning, sat around the campfire to stay warm, and ate muffins.  Everyone got dressed.  We had one minor accident involving a busted eyebrow, and then we took the short walk over to the tracks for our train ride.  After our train ride we did a few activities and then walked back to the campsite for lunch.  Then we went back and did some more activities and had some snowcones.   We went back to the campsite to relax and eat again while the kids played.  We went to a nearby town for Mass and some supplies.  I got to go to confession with a really wonderful priest.  One of my highlights of the trip!  After a quick stop at WalMart, we went back to the campsite for dinner and s’mores.  Everyone was exhausted after such a busy day!  Sunday morning we woke up to a great campfire, ate breakfast, packed up the tents, walked over to the Thomas activities for one last visit, and headed home.  Clare slept the entire way home!  We even went to the Y for a workout and to the grocery store that afternoon.  It really was one of the best weekends we’ve ever had!

Reading a “Thomas” bedtime story with Daddy

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Sharing a breakfast banana with Daddy

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Morning campfire for warmth

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Muffins for breakfast

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All Aboard!

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Almost ready to leave

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Going for a ride

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Big sister

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That whistle was loud!

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Playing with all the trains

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Stamping

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Jake’s new friend

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Napping on Mommy during the hayride

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Snowcones

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Twin Tattoos

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Keeping warm by the fire

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Relaxing with Daddy after a busy day

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Family Photo with Thomas

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…and Sir Topham Hatt!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Birthday Girl?

We are in the car on the way to Rusk, and a little while ago I told the kids that Daddy is the birthday boy (today is his birthday). Jacob kept insisting that Daddy isn't. Finally, he told me that Daddy is not the birthday boy because he is the birthday girl. I love how he makes me laugh, silly boy! So for today at least, Daddy is the birthday girl!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bayou City Art Festival

My sister (Aunt Kelly) is the festival coordinator for the Bayou City Art Festival.  Because we want to support her and they have such great activities for kids, we drove down to visit for a few hours today.  The kids had a great time.  They didn’t want to leave.  We finally convinced them to leave by promising to come next time and bribing them with ice cream for the ride home.

Waiting in line for face painting

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Sporting some “tattoos”

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Climbing on Daddy

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Cheese!

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Twirling some free beads (love the face!)

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Spidey Jake

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Trying to sit still

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With Aunt Kelly

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Flower Girl

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Let Me Free!

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Family Reunion

We went to George’s family reunion this past Sunday.  It was fun but exhausting.  There’s nothing like trying to keep track of three small kids in one big space with lots of places to go.

Daddy and Grace

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Daddy and Jacob

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A cake for the birthday people

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Clare asleep on my back

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Dancing

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Climbing

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Big 4!

The twins turned 4 on Saturday.  Time flies!  We had a great time.  They got a fish tank and some fish from George and me.  They were definitely excited about that.  We had their party at the park down the street.  The weather held out, and we all had a great time.  I still just can’t believe it has been 4 years since they were born.  Total craziness!

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