Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Burrus Going Away Party - A Dallas Farewell

One of our favorite Lakewood families moved away this summer. While we (and many others) were pretty bummed to see them go I know they will be happy in their new neighborhood (and city) and hopefully visit Dallas often! I remember the first time I met Katie was at The Little Gym when Charlie and Ryan were less than a year. It's crazy that we now both have three kiddos and our eldest are FIVE! Time flies....

The Burrus family has so many wonderful friends here and everyone wanted to help send them off with a fun Dallas themed farewell party!


If you haven't been to the arboretum you are missing out. And for families is that much better...not only is the new Rory Myers Children's Garden an awesome place for your little's one of our favorite spring and fall activities is the mommy and me Mondays or tiny tot Tuesday's. We spent many of these days on play dates with the Burrus's!

Another Dallas classic.  I found this cute book online and hope Charlie, Evie and Ford enjoy reading


Yum. This is a Dallas staple. Or at least a Lakewood staple.


#5: TIMES TEN CELLARS (another Lakewood goodie)



Our neighborhood is pretty awesome. Great location, great people, 


And the #1 reason to miss Dallas - FRIENDS

It's still hard to believe they have moved. Right now it just feels like we haven't seen them because summer has been crazy but that as soon as the school year starts up we will be pulling up next to them in the preschool parking lot. 

At least they are still in
God Bless Texas. And the Burrus family :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

10 months - Hayden

 My sweet little girl is 10 months old already! This past month was full of crazy rain and wild thunderstorms resulting in a lot of indoor play dates. Over the past couple of weeks the weather cleared up and we are loving being outside - this little lady is happiest outdoors!

Favorite Foods: Blueberries!!! This little lady loves them...gobbles them up so fast! Also a huge fan of bananas, cheese, chicken, salmon, pasta, sausage, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, squishy pouches & Cheerios. I mean...she eats a lot. At times I am pretty sure she eats more than they boys do.

Words: lots and lots of blabbering. She has also discovered the loudness of her voice. And it's loud. Kevin and I have also both heard her say "Da Da". Obviously I don't think she knows the meaning...but it's pretty cute.

Favorite Activities: Ummm eating. And really just hanging with her brothers. She loves her brothers and always gets a huge smile when they come into a room.Anytime they are around she is completely entertained...and wants to get in the middle of what they are doing.

Favorite Things: She loves balls, blocks and anything she can stick in her mouth.  One of her all time favorites is the Playskool Busy Basics Popin Pals toy.  She loves pushing those animals back down. She treats it like a job - if those animals pop up, no matter what she is doing, she immediately guns it over there to push them down. Love it. 
Least Favorite Things: Staying still for a diaper change. Ugh. It's a battle every time.

Signature Moves: Her crawl. We call her Peggy - it is short for peg leg...because she kinda only uses one leg and the other one swings behind always ready to be pulled to the front for an instant sitting opportunity.
Yanking her hair. When she is nursing or taking a bottle her hands are on the prowl. She is either reaching up on her head to yank her bow out, tug her hair (aggressively...over and over again) or her hand comes after me - my face or my hair...whatever she can grab. It's like she just can't be still.

Home-girl has progressed like crazy in the physical development area. She went from army crawling to crawling, to pulling up, to walking (while holding on to things) in a matter of days...it was kinda crazy. I have no doubt that she will be walking soon if she continues at this rate.

Playing at the Perot Museum - this little lady LOVED the baby area! She was happy crawling around and playing on all the wall activities.

Loves attention from her brother!

She discovered the push buggy car and is loving it - it's a little dirty but this little lady don't care. 

We have been spending a lot of time up at the pool...the new baby pool area is great but Hayden is only entertained for so long. When she starts getting really excited she will crawl further in (it's a beach entry) so she quickly finds herself underwater and isn't too pleased. She typically plays around for a little bit and then wants to crawl around and find leaves to stick in her mouth.   BUT she always loves eating!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

VBS 2015 - Everest

When my friend Kassidy asked me if I wanted to help with decorations for Vacation Bible School I had no idea that she was making me the lead for theYounger Kids Decorations Committee.  Goodness. 
I was intimidated and nervous as I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. There wasn't a ton of information handed down to me..in fact, there wasn't really any information. I just had to ask questions. To make matters worse I couldn't even remember what the decorations had looked like the previous year - so I had no idea how to gauge the project . Yikes. Anyhow, with lots of help and many many hours we were able to create some pretty cool decorations for the kiddos!were pleased :)
Entry Before:
Entry After:

Stairway Entrance Before

Stairway Entrance After

Stairway Before

Stairway After

Younger Kid Entrance Before


We made an 'Ice Cave' using PVC pipe and lots of white plastic table cloths

The hanging icicles lit up and flashed in different colors.  

And the hallways...they were so long. and brown. lol

Little by little we transformed them...

We had a lot of help over the week and I think it all turned out great! 

Ready for VBS...

Making snow!

Looking for their little brothers who were playing outside

I took some pics of the older kids decorations too! Wanted as much inspiration for next year as possible. 

Ryan and Kelby at VBS

Eileen & Sydney

Popsicles for a cause!

Sharing with Hayden!

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