Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Road Trip to Florida - Beautiful Place

 In June we went on our first road trip to Florida.  The kids were excellent travelers and we had a lot of fun at the beach.
 We stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach.  It had a waterpark, kid activities and a few different pools.  We watched movies outside by the pool, attended a magic show and watched a fire show.

 We also rented a pontoon boat and drove to Shell Island.  On our way we had a pod of dolphins surround our boat and come right up to us.  We also say a large stingray, some starfish and one of the most beautiful beach I've ever seen.  It was such a great excursion.
 View from our hotel room. 

 William's favorite part was collecting shells.  He and my dad were relentless. 

Random Spring Pics

 Westin has continued to keep us laughing.  He is quiet, calm and full of personality all at the same time.  He continues to expand his vocabulary and is most interested in playing with his big brother.

 This picture says it all.  Westin is showing off his speed as William comes after him.  

 My Sisters - Shay, Me and Lindsy
We recently had a surprise party for Mom's 60th Birthday.  We all had a great time and she was completely surprised.
Birthday Girl was surprised!

William's Graduation from Pre-school

 William and his classmates performed songs together.  
 William and his teacher, Ms. Shelia.  
Each student shared what they wanted to be when they grow-up and William said he wanted to build a Lamborghini.  His obsession with fast cars is still in full swing.  He was very excited to receive his medal too.   And now it is time for kindergarten.  I have waited for 6 years to have him with me and now I'm sad that the time has come.  Tugs at my heart.

Swim Lessons at Schlitterbahn

 The week after William's cast came off he started swimming lessons.  The doctor thought it would be good for his leg and he was right.  William was hardly able to walk and this helped him to use his leg with less weight.

Soccer Season 2

 This was William's second soccer season and it was cut short by a broken leg.  William was playing his best game of the season and he jumped over the ball to turn its directions and he immediately fell to the ground.  He made 5 goals during the game and it was almost over.  He was so brave throughout the whole cast process.
 William naturally understood the concept of defense this season.  He even started irritating other players by playing one on one.
 All wrapped up the day he broke his leg.  
 We found things to do that didn't involve walking.  He wasn't able to put any weight on his left for 4 weeks.  Fun, fun, fun.....

Spring 2013

 We enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt at the Davis' this year.  Both boys were involved this year in the hunt.

 We had a longer spring than usual this year.  It was nice to be outside before if got very hot.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Could it be Mater?

 This is the truck that inspired the character Mater from the movie Cars.  The truck is owned by a person in my hometown of George West.  There was an article in the local George West newspaper about the truck and to my surprise I saw the truck the last time I was in George West.  I guess I was probably trespassing when I took the boys over to the truck, but after all it was could I resist???? I think I was as excited as the boys were.
 William asked me to look at the front of the truck and let him know if it had Mater's eyes and mouth on it.  He was a little disappointed when we realized it didn't quite have Mater's face.
Mater and the George West water tower in the background. 

Random Pics- Soccer, Dirt, etc.

 Westin and his favorite shirt.  He would literally wear this shirt every day if he could.  I'm not sure why he loves it so much.  He calls it his b ball shirt.
 Westin would give all of his other toys away to play in the dirt with his tractors and a shovel.
 William is getting better with his bike riding. 
 Sweet boys.
 William has started his second soccer season.  He's doing well so far.  

First Quarter of the Year Review

 I got my first love note from William in December.  He went in his room and wrote this note all by himself.  Warms my heart.
 New Year's Eve Gathering - Yes, those children do have fire in their hands.
 Yes, their moms do have champagne in their hands. We are all in such a fun stage of motherhood. 
 Trey and I took the boys to the San Antonio Children's Museum in January.  They are still talking about this place.
 Westin the Science Kid
 My future construction workers. They had a Bobcat for the boys to ride in with Trey. Westin loves all construction vehicles and loved the ride. 
 We even sat in a drumming class. There were about 20 kids in the class and they each had their own drum....need I say more.
 William loved the ball tubes.  He worked himself to death trying to fill the bucket so it would drop the balls on his head.
 Trey giving Westin an engineering lesson. 
 The fishing crew. 
 They all went to a tank in Canyon Lake to catch a lot of catfish.  William is really into catching, not fishing and this was the right place to take him.
Papa Tom fried the fish for dinner and they were very tasty.