Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Happy Couple

This weekend Ryan and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Mom was gracious enough to watch the kiddos while we went out. We went to The Melting Pot for dinner and then went bowling. We were very grateful that we got a little time together to celebrate our marriage.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Last day of summer

Today is the last day of summer, and while we are a little sad to see it go, I think we are all ready to get back into the routine and schedule of school. We celebrated with swimming, an all time summer favorite!! Mom cooked up an awesome meal (and gave us the leftovers for our lunches tomorrow--- you got to love moms!) and we had brownies and cookies for dessert!! Here are a few highlights of the evening.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Part 2, finally

Well, I tried to to let Ryan finish his blog.... but he has seemed to forget about it, so I will pick up on the tale of our mini vacation get away.

We visited Glen Rose, Texas to attend a family reunion for my mom's side of the family. Glen Rose is known for it's dinosaurs... so naturally, we had to visit Dinosaur World while in town.

After our trip to the Jurassic era, we headed over to Dallas to visit some old friends. We took the kids to the Dallas zoo, and while they might not have as many animals as some other zoos... the exhibits were great and we were able to get up close and personal with a lot of the animals.

These are my favorite pictures. This Mandrill just came up and started interacting with Kai and Andrew. Here Kai is pretending to scratch his nose like the mandrill. Then, when he saw Andrew, the mandrill put his hand up on the window and they had a moment. It was super cool!!

Here are few more pics at the zoo.

If you have kids I would definitely recommend buying a membership to the Houston zoo. It was $85, but you get unlimited visits to the zoo, plus you get into more than 100 other zoo free, including the Dallas zoo, the San Antonio zoo, and the Aquarium in Corpus Cristi. It is a great deal!!