Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rainbow in our Backyard

Our very own beautiful rainbow right off our back porch!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Backyard Campout

For Shayne's birthday, Gran and Pop gave him a new "family size" tent. The boys couldn't wait to try it out in the backyard over Spring Break. And boy is it rooooooooomy!! Plenty of room for us ALL to sleep ALL night outside. (Thanks a lot Mom and Dad! Ha!) The days of Mommy slipping inside at 9 p.m. are over now!

Travis reading us a bedtime worked like a charm on Shayne!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Alamo

Travis studied Texas History this year in First Grade, so we'd take a Spring Break daytrip down to San Antonio to The Alamo.
My little Texan History buff in front...

Waiting patiently in the loooooooong line...

A pic of the whole family. Funny story...I unwittingly asked an Amish boy standing in line with his family behind us to take this picture. I wasn't thinking (obviously) and I think his mother was horrified. But I think he did a pretty good job for someone who's never used a camera before. Shayne said that was the wildest thing he would do on his Spring Break and would have something to tell all his friends.

It was Travis' idea to bring his coonskin hat from home so he could wear it for a picture. Not many of the pictures from inside turned out very well. But I thought this was so cute.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Yellow Belt!

Travis earned his yellow belt this week! We're all so proud of him and how seriously he takes his karate lessons. Fortunately for us, the new owner of the studio held a little graduation for all the kids receiving a belt promotion to show off some of their skills. It was neat how much of a ceremony he made getting a new belt. It made Travis' accomplishment all the more special.

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Cowboy Cookout

Shayne was Cole's guest at the annual Father/Son Cowboy Cookout his preschool put on. What a big day it is! The kids work on "Texas" artwork and decorations leading up to the big day. Cole left the house in his black felt cowboy hat that matches his boots, but couldn't quit saying he wanted it to be blue. Well, that's silly, I told him. Whoever had heard of a blue cowboy hat? Turns out his teacher had stacks of them! He'd been eagerly anticipating the chance to wear a blue one! Soooo, I just admitted defeat and took the black one home. I know when I can't win these days. dog!

Daddy and his little buckaroo

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Monday, March 2, 2009


Shayne and I took a short cruise to Cozumel, Mexico to celebrate our 12th anniversary and Shayne's birthday. We had a great time. It was fun to get away for a bit!