Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pool. Pizza. Popsicle.

A while back I bought this pool at Walmart for $15. It's a little redneck, but the kids LOVE it! Tonight we let them eat pizza and popsicles outside while swimming. They thought it was great! It was a fun way to end the day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm a BIG kid now!

The Friday before father's day, Cash was given a package of Elmo underwear by his Nanny. He wanted to wear them SO badly the next morning. I told him he could if kept Elmo dry! I really had no expectations. He did so incredibly well that we declared that the 1st official day of potty training boot camp. He has never looked back since!!! He has done absolutely amazing!! I was SO nervous about beginning because every one told me how hard boys were to train compared to girls. I don't know if he was just ready, or if it is because we literally just went cold turkey on the whole thing. No pull-ups, no back and forth between diapers, nothing!

The girls were both going to be at VBS the following week, so Cash and I stayed close to home just to make sure that our boot camp stayed some what on a schedule. :) We did make a quick trip to Target for him to pick out some more underwear, though. He chose Diego, Mickey Mouse, and boxer briefs like his daddy's. :)

It has now been one week and two days, and I can say with confidence that Cash is pretty much 100% potty trained! Woohoo!!! We have already taken a short road trip, gone out to eat, ran many errands, attended a birthday party, and went to church...all in underwear!!! I don't have to ask him anymore if he needs to go, he just comes up and tells me.

So, so proud of my BIG boy!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friends are Friends Forever

Last week, a group of us got together for a fun night of painting. It was such a great time and a lot of laughs were shared between all of us girls!! It was also a sad night because we were also gathering together to say goodbye to our precious friend, Heather. She is moving back to Tennessee this week. This is the first time since our little group has "formed" that someone has moved away. Moving is never an easy thing and Texas is going to miss her greatly!

When we first got there, we hung out for quite a while. I'm pretty sure that our instructor thought that we would never quit talking, laughing or eating. Ha!

Catching up on life

Heather, Jenn, Callie and Kristy

Me and Heather

Missy, Callie, Annalee, Me, Kelli
Annalee, Kelli, Amanda
The instructor finally gathered us all to start painting

Heather and Lindsee

Missy and her adorable helper, Evan

This is why we LOVE Heather! :)

Annalee and Kristy

I even got to snuggle sweet Evan! I told Missy that I needed my practice of doing things one handed with a newborn before Sept. gets here! :)

Kristy, Heather, and Annalee

Finishing up our masterpieces. :)

All of the artists

We all signed the back of Heather's. I think some of us even broke out singing, "Friends are Friends Forever." It was a sweet moment.

Heather with the two preggo's

If you didn't know from previous posts on this blog, Callie and I, have been friends since kindergarten. We are now both pregnant with our fourth babies! So, so fun...or just plain crazy! We haven't decided! Ha!

The whole gang

I love these girls and have been so incredibly blessed by each one of their friendships over the past 2 years. We love you, Heather, and can't wait to come visit you in gorgeous TN!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pool Days

Just like most people in the Houston area, we have been hitting up the pool in order to try and stay somewhat cool during all of these H-O-T days that we have been having!

This summer has been great with the kids and the ages that they are all at. I have now conquered my fear of taking all 3 by myself and we have all survived! Ha!

We love swimming on Friday's because Conn is able to join us on his off day! The kids L-O-V-E it! Daddy is much more fun than this momma any day of the week! :)

I love when daddy is there, too. The little man and I can actually relax for a few minutes! :)

As long as Cash keeps his floaties on, he is free to do whatever he wants. We established this rule at the very beginning and it has worked great! Once those floaties come off, though, he is not allowed to get out of a chair. He loves to get in and out of the pool all by himself and be able to walk around the pool area. He goes back and forth between the big pool and baby pool.

The girls on the other hand, are swimming machines!

We usually pack a lunch to take with us. The kids love having a picnic by the pool.

Happy pool days, to you! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

You're the greatest! We love you!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Week in Pictures

Game night with precious friends...

Date night with my Dad...

First snow cones of the summer...

Daddy and kids take naps = momma gets a pedicure...

Being able to color with markers means one happy boy...

Chick-fil-a craft day...

Movie date with girls...

After church Sonic treats...

Love my boys...all THREE! :)

HOT outside = play time inside...

The end. Happy weekend, friends! :)