Friday, August 30, 2013
So I have this thing I do when things work out perfectly in my life; I like to say "The church is true!" Sometimes I say it to be funny, but in all honesty it's my way of counting the small blessings in my every day life. Well yesterday I had a moment....and it brought tears to my eyes. It seems I texted my mom a few pictures of our Sea World trip and she still had them! So I have a few more pictures to prove we were there! I am so happy! Without further adieu:
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The 17th we went with Jon's parents and sister Michelle and her kids to Sea World in San Antonio. It was super hot, but super fun! My girls really loved looking at all the animals and watching the shows. Although I am trying not to hold it against him, Jon accidentally erased our pictures from the day....so I have only the crappy ones I took on my phone. But first we went to the Orca show, and Kate really loved it. We got splashed, and she thought it was hysterical. Then we moved on to the beluga/porpoise show. Kate actually liked that one even more (I think because it had even more going on at one time). I think both kid's favorite activity was feeding the seals. Sadly, they don't let you feed dolphins without special appointments (which were sold out where we got there) but we got to still do the seals. Abby was so engrossed studying them while they waited below in the tank for their food to be dropped. So many cute pictures were taken--and lost, so picture it with me, Kate holding the nasty little fish out with a few seals barking below, Abby and Kate both peering intently down at the creatures below. It was really fun, and I will most likely make Jon take us back again, and second time we should get some pictures out of it! Here is what little proof I have of the event:
Friday, August 16, 2013
We went as a family to San Antonio to go see Kevin graduate from the Air Force basic training. We met up with Grandma/pa Walter, Melissa's family, and Michelle's family. It was fun to get to see him and meet his new wife Kelsi. We went and spent the day on the River Walk, so that was fun. Pictures to come!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Kate is really trying harder to play with Abby, sometimes too much. Abby ends up screaming because she wants to be left alone! But when Abby is in the mood they play together so sweetly. Kate will help Abby walk around the house, and share toys and her blanket with her.
Monday, August 12, 2013
I DID IT!! I breastfed Abby for a full year!!! (Ok so it is technically one day shy of a year but I'm so counting that!)YAY!!! I feel like I deserve some huge reward for making it this long! She only had a few bottles in her life--while I was in surgery right after her birth. I'd say that is a huge breastfeeding success story! AND she is drinking milk from a sippy cup with no complaints...that was a bonus! I thought I was going to have to fight to wean her, but yesterday I tried to give her a sippy, thinking if it was unsuccessful I'd nurse her, and she chugged without needing me. YAY for not being a cow anymore!!!
I got the chance to go see the musical Wicked with Mallory and Meghan Saturday. It was AMAZING! I loved it so much! I knew going into it I was going to love it, but it was the perfect all around experience!
Then afterwords we went to a Greek restaurant, and I was happy to discover I love Greek food! It was such a great day spent with great ladies. I am so lucky to have such great friends. Now we are busy planning our next big outing--Josh Groban!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
To beat the heat we headed to the a Splash park with our friends Meghan and Mason. Abby was a bit timid about the water at first, but then was fine with it. Kate on the other hand was running around so much that we hardly got a picture with her in it!
Check out this bear crawl! It is her usual mode of crawling these days, I think she is debating between standing up and crawling and this is her hybrid version.