Native Texan Livin': May 2012

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

We started Mother's Day weekend on Friday when we celebrated with my mom & memaw.  My mom had us all over on Friday since it's her day off & she has to work on the weekends.  She cooked fajitas w/ all the fixings. 

After dinner, all the kids enjoyed Julie's cupcakes....Maggie enjoyed them a little too much!

After dessert, we gave Memaw & Nana their gifts.  Izzy was excited to give Memaw the blue hummingbird feeder we found for her. (blue is memaw's favorite color)
Then we gave Nana an appropriate gift from kids...an electric wine opener.  :-)

Julie & Val started pushing in their gift & Julie fell because they were pushing too fast.  I laughed!  They gave a couple plants on rolling plant holders.

Lauren, Memaw, Julie, Nana & Valerie
At the end of the night, Bo decided to let Bec drive up & down a dead end street next to my mom's house.   This year will be spent teaching her how to drive.  :-/

Saturday morning, we headed off early to San Antonio for Merritt's 2nd birthday & to meet baby Hayes.  The car ride was pretty uneventful, which was nice.  We checked into the hotel before going over to Brookes'....and you'd think the kids had never been in a hotel before.  They were so impressed with how awesome it was.  :-)  I guess because it had separate bedrooms w/ a living space so it was pretty big.

We got to Brookes' house & got our baby lovin' on.  Hayes is a month old but still seems SO little.  It's funny to see Maggie & Merritt w/ him because I always looked at them as still being babies...but that changed when you put them next to an actual baby!


Merritt had a backyard birthday party with a jumpy that Izzy & Maggie enjoyed playing in.  They especially liked their cakeballs & bottomless bag of popcorn! 


Sunday morning, we went back to Brookes' to eat breakfast tacos & to say goodbye before getting back on the road.  Unfortunately, the ride home wasn't quite as peaceful.  We made it home around 12:30pm, had lunch & put Maggie down for a nap.  I went to HEB alone (my gift to me) :-) & when I got home, I got my Mother's Day cards.

It was a great weekend spent with lots of family!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful mother's in our families.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Izzy's Preschool Graduation

Preschool Graduate
I love this pic!  It kind of makes me sad though
because she looks so grown up!

Last week Izzy's preschool did an end of year performance & graduation for the kids heading off to Kindergarten.  It was so cute to hear all the kids singing & they even did a couple songs with just hand bells.

Didn't get a lot of good pics inside the chapel since
my camera's not the best & most of them turned out dark
After all the singing was over, the teachers called each student up individually so they could get their certificate.
Izzy w/ Mrs. Newman & Mrs. Linda

Hooray for Izzy

Family pic

Enjoying refreshments after the performance
Izzy's so excited to go to Kindergarten.  We registered her last week & she had a blast looking around around at "bec's old school" which of course, will now be her school.  So excited to start this new adventure!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

The Coombes family came in town this past weekend, so it gave us a reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo...not that we really needed a reason to eat mexican food.
Izzy, Julia, Maggie & Kate
Carrie & Bo
(I was trying out Instagram & she posed this way!)
Saturday afternoon, the kids played in the blow up pool. 

Looks like Maggie's lifting Bevo!  :-)
 Then, we went real TPT & made our own waterslide. ;-) 


You can't have Cinco de Mayo without Mariachi mustaches!


and you DEFINITELY can't have Cinco de Mayo without Puerto Rican food flags!  :-)  (We had these leftover from my dad's 60th b-day party last year, so I thought it would be funny to bring them out.)

Pinata time!




The girls got lots of candy since they
didn't have to share with a ton of kids!
Saturday evening, we ordered the Cotto/Mayweather boxing match.  Nothing goes better with boxing than MORE mustaches!  ;-)
Eddie trying to look like my dad

Now baby Christopher getting in on the action

I wanted to see how much I'd look like my dad if I had a mustache!  :-)