Monday, June 24, 2013

Brady and his Bike

So, I told you the story about Luke riding without training wheels....
Brady had his trike-a-thon at school and came home wanting to practice riding without his training wheels too.

Low & behold...he did it!!!

4 years old :)

April- catch up

So, I am still playing catch up. Here are a few pictures I took in April...
Isn't he precious! Such a good little baby.

Start 'em young, raise 'em right!

Oldest & youngest!

Working on writing his letters. He is so smart!!!!

Griffin's three month old pictures

Tattoos at ChickFilA

Allen girls shopping trip to Canton!

My little Baylor Bears!

Happy Birthday Luke- 7 years old

So...birthdays mean more now than ever to Luke. It seems like he starts thinking about his birthday right after Christmas is over. He talks about it almost every single day! I remember getting that excited about my birthday when I was his age too, so I try to make it as fun as possible for him.
We have a birthday countdown- so he can have a visual reminder! Also so he isn't constantly asking me "how many more days until my birthday?"

On the last day he brought his lunch before his birthday I wrapped all of his lunch items individually. Fun times! He loved it! I happened to be at the school that day and peeked in on him when he opened his lunch box. He was so surprised.

Instead of a big party this year- we let Luke pick a few friends from class to invite and we would take them anywhere he chose. He wanted to go to Chucke Cheese, so that's what we did! He had Fisher, Noah, Devan, Alex, & Brady.

On his actual birthday- April 13th- the PTA hosted our annual school carnival. It was a lot of fun and we stayed the whole time. A huge party just for my Luke ;)

Luke & Noah with the mascot Albert at the carnival.

Above is a group picture of the PTA moms :)

My friend Angie & I worked on the carnival baskets for the silent auction. It was a super busy few weeks leading up to the carnival and a very busy day, but all totally worth it!

Griffin is Growing!!

Since the move I have been so far behind on my blog. So, trying to play catch up is a bit of a challenge. I wanted to include the pictures I have been taking of him because he is growing so fast!
Here are just a few of my favorites...

First of all... we got the basketball goal up in the new driveway- finally feels like home!
In the above photo the boys ages are as follows
Luke: 6 Brady: 4 Owen: 2 Grffin: 3 months

Even though it seems like he doesn't like his brothers from the above picture he does! He loves them so much and laughs at everything they do.

PawPaw & Grandma Kay took us out to lunch one day in April so they could meet Griffin. We had such a nice time chatting! What a sweet picture!

Brady's Field Trip

April 9, 2013
Brady's Pre-K4 class took their Field Trip to Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin. Griffin and I were able to join them for the fun!
Here is his class picture from a few weeks prior.

Brady with his food bucket for the tram ride. The animals will come up and eat food from your bucket which is really fun!

Here's the three of us!

It is always so much fun to spend some time with the boys and their little school friends. I just learn so much more about them when they are with their peeps!

Fun Field Trip!!!

Griffin Two Months!

Griffin turned two months old on April 6, 2013.He is such a precious little angel. He just goes with the flow and does whatever we are doing. He's a great sleeper and is as happy as a lark!

Here are his Two Month stats:
13lbs 2 oz
23.25 inches 

Happy Easter!

We had a great Easter! I always love Easter. Just so many things to be thankful for and to celebrate!

Sweet Griffin is growing growing growing so fast!
Brady & Owen had their Easter parties and egg hunts at school.

Brady & me at his Easter party.

Our neighbors "egged" us! So fun!!
We had our traditional cousin egg dye which is always so much fun!
The Easter bunny came!

We had confetti eggs!
Griffin slept through Easter service at church.

Egg hunts!

and we ended our Easter celebration with a picnic at the park after church on Easter Sunday with our family.
Happy Easter Everyone!
He is Risen!!

Look Mom!!

He did it! He did it!!!
So, we moved to our new house in late February and there are tons more kids in our new neighborhood, all of whom can ride their bike without training wheels. Especially this one little girl named Emily. She has become a great friend of Luke's over the past two years. Well, we went to her house for a bike play date and he had his training wheels on and she had hers off. If you've ever met my sweet little competitive child you would know that's not gonna fly. First- someone better at something than him and Second, that someone being a girl! He hopped on her bike and took off. After months of trying to teach him, that's all it took...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Smoking some meat

Now that we are getting all settled in, Caleb & Brady were able to do their favorite thing together- smoke some burgers!!! This time, Brady had his very own smoker. Caleb is trying to teach him the ins and outs and Brady seems to really enjoy it. The burgers turned out super delicious!

First Day to Church

We took Griffin to church for the first time when he was 6 weeks old. He slept all the way through the service and everyone was excited to meet him!

One Month Old

March 6, 2013

New house

After almost 5 years at 1907 Prairie Creek we decided it was time to move. We LOVED our home so much, but were looking for a neighborhood with more children as well as a few other things we wanted in the house. We left the BEST neighbors- they were like family to us, so it was really hard to leave.

Our old house.

Here's our new house. We are still in the process of fixing up the inside to feel more like our home, so I will post pictures as we get things done. So far we love it here and have met some really great neighbors. There are tons of kids in the neighborhood which makes for lots and lots of play dates!

We moved here two weeks after Griffin was born. It was a pretty hectic time for all of us, but we are finally settling in and getting back to normal.