Monday, June 27, 2011

Evening on the Lake

 Our friends and neighbors, the Kings, invited us out on their boat the other evening.
 The kids loved every minute of it.

 They had never been tubing before.  I love John Curtis's face in this picture.

Can't keep us quiet - even on the tube we were chatting!

John Curtis playing with Levi

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day Weekend

 We had a great weekend with everyone who came to see Sophie's performance.  Mom and Dad brought John Curtis back and Lindsey came with her boyfriend, Brian.

After the ballet we went out to eat and then came home and played some Wii.  Brian hasn't learned  how to let JC win yet.

We had a lazy Saturday morning and then took Dad out for some BBQ for Father's Day at Dickie's.

Mom and Dad
Lindsey and Brian
Bumpaw with his grandbabies
Dad with his girls
We enjoyed celebrating Taylor on Sunday.  Sophie made these decorations and we took him to eat at his favorite place - Double Dave's after church
We had his gift ready when he got home.

My favorite people

 I'm so thankful for my father and the father of my children.  I don't know how I am so blessed to have two men in my life who love me unconditionally.  I hope you both had a great Father's Day.  I love you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Peter and the Wolf

For the past two weeks Sophie has been dancing every day at her ballet studio preparing for a performance of Peter and the Wolf. This is the first year she has been old enough to take part and she loved every minute of it. I recorded a little bit of it. Sophie is second from the left.

After the performance Sophie was surprised by all the friends and family who had come to watch her. She had her own little fan section! Somehow with everything going on I neglected to bring my camera in. I wish I had been able to capture her surrounded by her friends. Taylor snapped this picture with his phone and her face says it all. We feel very blessed that Sophie is loved by so many.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Girls' Week and JC in Weatherford

This was Taylor's second week to be in Waco for his doctoral classes. Sophie still had ballet all week so Mom offered to have John Curtis come spend the week with her. That left just Sophie and me all week. While I have a lot of alone time with John Curtis, it is not very often that it is just Sophie and me. It was a very quiet week, but I enjoyed my girl so much. She is growing into such a considerate and helpful girl. My mom always told me that her favorite time with us was when we were in elementary school. When I had babies I couldn't imagine that, but now I see what she means. Sophie is independent in so many ways, but she still wants to be with me. I'm thankful for the week we had together.
We played a lot of games and worked a lot of puzzles.

We went through all of Sophie's cookbooks and picked out some meals to make.
I also introduced her to The Princess Bride, we read our Narnia books we've been working through, swam with friends, helped friends deliver Meals for the Elderly, went for a walk, had lunch with friends, and spent a lot of time at ballet.

Meanwhile, John Curtis was living it up at Grammy and Bumpaw's. These are pictures Mom took and sent me during the week.

JC with his great, great aunt Max

with his great grandmother, Mimi

Ready for the Parker County Rodeo!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Our Week

Our week consisted of...

a lot of this,

and this,

some VBS fun,

a little of this,

and a lot of trying to make places like this...

look like this.

My pantry will look like this for about a week.

This will last about a month.

I'm sure you will agree I have a lot of work still to do.
(Now I've shared too much!)

Sunday, June 5, 2011