Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break 2012 - London & Camping with the grandparents

Better late than never, finally going to update from our Spring Break (March 12 - March 16). I had to go to London for business and since the kids were going to be camping with my parents, Matt was able to join me in London. Neither one of us have ever been to London, so it was nice that Matt was able to go with me.

We left Saturday afternoon and arrived Sunday morning and returned back to Houston on Friday night. I had to work Monday - Wednesday, so I was able to get 2 full days of sightseeing, jealous.. Matt got 5 days :). But I got to see all the "top must see things" to do in London on my 2 days. Was able to see Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben\Parliament, boat cruise on the River Thames, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace, St James Park, Hyde Park, Soho, and got to visit a few pubs. Matt got to also go to the British Museum, War Museum, Temple Church, Art Museum, and some other cool places.

The kids were off having so much fun camping with my parents in San Marcus, that half the time we called from London, they were too busy to talk. They got to go on a train ride, paddle boats, glass bottom boat, see The Lorax at the movies, went fishing were Katherine caught her first fish, made smores every night, went swimming in the pool, and played at the park.

After a week of being away from them, we were ready to come back home. We had great weather in London, high of 60 and sunny everyday. I enjoyed my time with Matt just the two of us, it's nice to be Matt and Jennifer sometimes. It was fun sightseeing and having time together over some drinks in a pub. We came home to a nice St. Patty's Day crawfish boil at my brothers house and course big hugs and kisses from the kids!!

Here are just a few pics from London AND Camping:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feeding Stingrays & Houston Rodeo

This weekend we had a lot of fun. Saturday kicked off with a birthday party at The Aquarium on Kemah Boardwalk. One of Katherine's best friends that she has hung out with since she was 2... turned 6 this week. The kids got to have pizza and cake.. but the most exciting part was feeding and petting the stingrays. All the kids had lots of fun. Katherine was fine with petting the stingray.. but feeding it was a whole other story.
Katherine and the birthday girl
Another friend, going to play carnival games on the boardwalk
Watching the stingrays

Sunday we got up early and went to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We go every year with Matt's parents, we always have a great time at the rodeo.. so many things to do. This year we got there at 8:30am and left at 3:oopm and still did not have time to do it all. We saw all the livestock animals, pony ride, carnival rides & games, fair food, milked a pretend cow, petted bunnies, and lots more!
Colin and I on one of the carnival rides.. he loves the rides. He is not big enough to ride alone, but I don't mind getting on them :)
Katherine & Matt vs Colin & Papa
Carnival games with Papa
My cowgirl "driving" a tractor
Our little cowboy
Katherine really miking a fake cow.. yes, real milk was coming out. The kids loved it!

Colin loves pony rides! He had such a great time waving and smiling to everyone!
Howdy. Daddy just had to buy them the hats and ropes.. they couldn't be real cowgirls and boys without them.
Katherine, Grandma, Me & Colin on a carnival ride

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Friday Fun - It's all about the fun

Our house is all about fun, it has to be with these two kids. They kids us entertained, on our toes, and laughing.. well most of the time!

We have FUN on our new play set! We spend hours out here.
We have FUN at the indoor moonwalk place, Matt & Colin verses Katherine.. Katherine won!
We have lots of FUN when mommy comes to eat lunch at school while on break from jury duty. And making silly faces at the camera.
We have FUN flying wooden airplanes off the couch
We have even more FUN flying them off the two story balcony
We don't have as much FUN when they get stuck on the second story windows.. but Daddy to the rescue!
We have FUN making pretty jewelry. Yes, even Colin!
We have FUN playing Fruit Ninja the board game.. mom and dad are a little scared.. but kids are having a blast.
We have SO much FUN, we pass out on the couch
Or wherever we feel like it
It is even FUN to sleep in flip flops!