Thursday, June 23, 2011

A summary

A lot has been going on but not enough for an individual post for each thing...so I'm combining!  Resourceful, practical and time saving!  Genius!

1.  Boppi and Mema came to visit!  We visited the Zoo, Children's Museum, Jack's T-ball game, Kindermusik class and Memorial City Mall!  We also ate breakfast at their hotel, which was right next to I-10 and the kids LOVED looking out their hotel window watching the trucks and cars zoom by!  They were here to celebrate Eric's 32nd birthday, so they treated us to Taste of Texas (and yum, even if you're not a steak person, and I'm not, but take my advice and eat the fillet, it was heaven in every bite!).  For some reason, I have zero pictures of their visit, but we had so much fun!
2.  We joined the Y!  It's so great going their, getting my saggy bottom whipped back into shape, and taking some time for me!  Love it!  My goal is to go from this:
And no, this isn't me, but we've all been there!
To This:

No?  We'll see!
3.  We went to VBS last week!  By we,  I mean Jack, Molly, Will and myself!  I taught a 4 and 5 year old class, the Teapots, Jack was in the Goldfish class, Molly was in the Firecrackers, and Will was in the nursery, but he still had fun!  It was a great week with a lot of fun songs and dances, and a wonderful message about God!
We're so excited for our first day of VBS!!

4.  I went to The Top Chef:  The Tour!!  It was so super fun and right by our house and wait for it....FREE!!! We met 2 cheftestants (love it) and sampled some wonderful food!  Then, we got pictures taken with them and got to meet them!  Nerdy, screaming, jumping up and down moment from Liz!
Chef Tiffany from Season 7 and All Stars!

Chef Kelly from Season 7!  Loved her food!

YUMMY!!

Not a stalker, I promise!
 5.  We decided to start having date nights with our kids, where one parent and one kid go on a little date!  Last night, Molly and Daddy went to "The Cookie Store," where Molly was treated to a sprite and cookie!  Yum!  They then went to HEB and Eric bought her flowers, heart melting!  We're two lucky ladies!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Our Son, the Graduate!

We are alive, I can tell you were all so concerned!  The past few weeks have been B-U-S-Y!  Let's start at the beginning (a very good place to start (that's from "The Sound of Music" and yes, I know I'm a nerd)), which is Jack's preschool graduation!  Yea!  Go Jack!
Really, I'll just share the pictures because there's only so much you can say about an hour long preschool graduation.  They sang songs, received their diplomas, posed for pictures, and tears were shed (yes, I cried, he's my son!  My baby, my first born, the one who gave me the title of mom, but I held back and was proud of the tears I held in!).  He was so cute in his cap and gown, singing the songs and knowing every action to the songs!  He knew when to sit, stand, leave the stage, and smile at the camera for us!  So proud!  The younger sister and brother were very good, especially knowing that snacks were in the car (I didn't think it would last an hour so I kept the snacks in the car, oh the lessons learned) and thank goodness for trains, coloring books and daddy!  Of course, I lost it the very last day of school when his teacher opened the car door and said, "Here's your official kindergartner!"  No worries, the door was closed before the tears spilled over!

Walking into the church!  So proud!
                                         
Singing songs as a class!  Jack is second on the right
                                             
More songs!
Receiving his diploma from his fantastic teachers Ms. Angela and Ms. Connie!  We love them and Jack had a wonderful year!
                                               

The graduates posing afterwards!  Love Jack's smile!

The Brewer's!  Not the greatest picture of the 5 of us but we're still cute!