Sunday, March 31, 2013

Park fun

We're lucky to have a lot of really great parks in our neighborhood  In good weather it's time to get out and play and let Daddy have some practice time with his camera.

B wants to carry ALL the balls, every single ball he can see, and all at the same time. 

Check out these kicks! Maybe we shouldn't skip a year of soccer!

Go Texan Day

I love Go Texas Day because it's the one day of the year when every stereotype about Texans is actually true. We all wear boots and cowboy hats, and there are actually even horses coming down the freeway. Emmy was a Cupcake Cowgirl and Beckett decided he was way too cool for all that and just wore his shades.

Happy Birthday Paw Paw

We finished up Valentine's weekend by celebrating Paw Paw's 85th birthday. 
 All the Sansom family came in to town, and we all went to GiGi and Pops for a big party.
Emmy instantly took to her cousins even thought it was the first time she'd met them.

Be my Valentine!

Since Valentines started very very early this year, we postponed our traditional Valentine's hunt until after work. We sent Daddy a morning pic. 
 and then you know that I made everyone go outside to take our official holiday front yard pic.

 Lannie and Boppa came to eat dinner with us and RIGHT before we went to bed we squeezed in our clues.  Once again Emmy was ALL over it. Next year I'm going to have to make about 20. She has much more fun racing from room to room than she did opening her little prizes.
B, of course, was most excited about the toothpaste!

Facepainting fun

At Abby's school soc hop this year they had all kind of fun things set up for the kids to do. After eating tons of candy and doing a million cakewalks (for some reason this was a really big draw. I don't really get it. ) they decided to do some face painting. Abby told the lady that she wanted to be a cat. Emmy told the poor little middle school girl painting faces that she wanted to be a  half dog/half cat of course! 

I can say that it took everything I had not to grab the brush out of the poor girl's hand while she was painting it. Blake and I were standing there l looking at each other like "what the hell!?" She also will hopefully not pick art as her second elective, because let's face it, there's no future there. It did make a LOT more sense when Emmy finally told me what she asked for. 

As a little fun take away from this experience, you guessed it! An eye infection the very next day, just in that circled eye. SO fun!

Zoo Kids

We haven't been to the zoo in a long time so we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and head out. There weren't many people there so we ran right back to the giraffes and Beckett got to his first official giraffe feeding. Emmy is an expert so she ran right up and got her leaves in.

Of course a ride on the carousel was next. B wasn't so sure about it.

Then we had to head over to pet some goats. Emmy grabbed the brush and started chasing all the sheep. Beckett took a few steps in before he started saying 'no, no, no, no' and ran right back out.

He had more fun washing his hands than he did in the petting zoo. We did manage to catch a keeper's talk with the elephants where we got to watch them swim and take a semi bath.

Emmy had a great time as usual, but overall I think Becks was much more excited about the snacks than the animals;)