Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stock Show and Rodeo

Texas Fun

I'm horribly behind on my blog updates....but trying to catch up!

Grandma Suzie arrived to town and we are so excited she is doing a trial move-to-Texas for the next few months!  She is helping us out with the kiddos so much - we are putting her to work and love seeing the little one's laughing and playing with her! 

We enjoyed a day at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo!  There is just something too stinkin' cute about a little boy in jeans and boots!!

We had a great day at the Stock Show and Rodeo!  A big THANK YOU to the Fort Worth DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) for arranging this event and offering discount tickets!!!

Other Happenings and Things that Make me Smile


Seeing the kiddos with Stan...Bryce was laughing so hard while he sat up here sharing blueberries :)

awesome pic -  2 pug behinds for an added bonus

The island counter tops are no longer safe since this kid climbs the bar stools....pens are dangerous items that should not be left here.....hasn't happened yet - but the day he swipes a pen and writes on the walls or cabinets is likely getting closer....

Silly Putty!!

Water Color Painting - a fun activity that isn't too messy!

Shocking....little lady had no interest in painting and just wanted 'Signing Times'.....

Masterpiece - perhaps Bryce had a lil' bit of help with this.

Lil' rockstar....crazy hair!

 A few more posts that will hopefully be coming soon and then I'll be caught up........we've been crazy busy so I've fallen behind...I hope to put together a recap of our Cozumel trip soon.....stay tuned!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Canadian Visitors!

Aunt Ashleigh and Will Visit Texas!

We were thrilled to have Ashleigh and Will come stay with us for a long weekend.  We kept them super busy - between touring the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, exploring Dallas and the new Perot Museum, enjoying the Stock Show Parade, spending the day at the zoo, dining at Simply Fondue....not to mention trying to keep up with Brianne and Bryce.  It was a busy few days - but I think we all had a blast!

Ashleigh and Will - Thank You soooo much for traveling down here - and for babysitting the little ones on Martin Luther King day!  Hope you hurry on back here to see us!! :)  Also - a huge thank you for taking such great photos!!!!  Most of the photos features in this post were be taken by Will or Ashleigh....thus explaining why they are so much nicer than the snapshots I typically take!

The Perot Museum

I was bummed that I was stuck working while they all headed to Dallas.  Definitely looks like I'll want to try and make my way to the new museum one of these days...they said it was quite the time!

Dallas - Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive

 The Stock Show Parade

Photography Lesson from Will

A Day at the Fort Worth Zoo

Photography lesson from Aunt Ashleigh

There is a photo of Mark when he was just about this this same pose....need to find it and compare. :)

 Chillin' at the House

Welcome to our new Storybook Cottage! :)

Thank you Uncle BJ and Auntie Beth for the Blue Jays shirts!!

Checking out all the new books!!

Thank you so much Aunt Amy for this Christmas story!!!  :)

 Thanks so much for traveling down to visit us, Ashleigh and Will!!!  We will be Canada bound at some point this summer - looking forward to seeing you guys then!!!