Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Egg Madness

Tonight we dyed Easter eggs. It was chaotic, creative, and fun.

We attempted some pretty Martha Stewart Eggs. I have tried many of her techniques in the past with little to no success, but this year... the eggs actually turned out pretty good.

Not too shabby, if I say so myself (these were mine, in case you didn't get that)

Kai was his usual talented self.

While, Andrew had mixed emotions about the whole process.... I think we pushed him a little too close to bed time.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Boys and Spring time

The energy that comes with Spring is always amazing to me. Seeing people out working in their lawns, walking with their families around the neighborhood, community parks crazy with children playing a laughing . It is just so rejuvenating and uplifting.

Here are just a few fun Spring time shots I got this weekend of the boys.

"Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain it." Psalm 51:12

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Break Log- Day 4, 5, 6

Off to New Orleans for a couples weekend!!!!

Here are a list of the characters: Ryan, Joey, OB, and Chris (all former College Station Bennigan Employees)

And their wives Lindsay, Gina (also Bennigans employees) Karey and Alex

We hit all the hot spots and did all the things you have to do in New Orleans.

We ate Beignets at the famous Cafe Du Monde

We hung out on the pier and shopped at the markets.

We ate delicious seafood on a balcony on Bouban Street.

We stopped and watched some very talented street performers.

We took in the sights and local artwork.

And just had a great time exploring in the beautiful weather that we were blessed with.

It was a very relaxing and fun only complaint is that we did not have enough time to spend there.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Break Log- Day 2 & 3

Day 2- Chill Day. I started out the morning tap dancing with the wonderful Tap Happy Dancers at our church for The Gathering, a mission group that works with people with Alzheimer's. The afternoon was spent lazily hanging around the house. Then, for dinner we went over my friend, Celeste's, house for burgers.

Day 3- Rodeo Carnival!!!. However, it is late, and I am tired and sun burnt, so I will let the pictures tell our story.

What a day!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Break Log- Day 1

Today was the first official day of Spring Break. Kai and I went to the library and park-- where we did some exploratory wandering and found lots of cool stuff to do the next time we are there ( Kai quote-- "next time I am bringing my bike and my fishing pole") We headed home to meet Ryan and Andrew for some backyard fun... it went a little like this.

We started out watering the plants... which led to this.

Which led to this...

Which, of course, led to this...

Which oddly led to this...

I never thought I would be able to say I had sunbathing beauties raising two boys, but they always surprise you.

We ended the night hitting tennis balls-- we didn't play a real game, because I can not play tennis. Ryan was just happy I didn't hit any balls over the fence.

It was a fantastic first day of Spring Break. Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

playing hookie

Thursday we all played hookie from work and school and went to the zoo to celebrate Ryan's birthday. It was awesome. We decided to take it slow and just see the animals we really wanted to see. Kai wanted to see the lions, which were actually awake and frisky today. Andrew and I marveled at the elephants, while Ryan took pictures of everything!! It was a great day. We finished it off with Freebirds for lunch, followed by naps and relaxation, then dinner at Pappasitos with friends. Happy Birthday babe!!!