Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birthday trip to the river.. Don't drink the river water

View of the river and pool from our balcony
This weekend we took a trip with another family to the river about 3 hrs away. It was a great weekend with family and friends AND was my birthday as well. What a great way to spend a birthday then relaxing in the river and enjoying a nice getaway. Keep reading to find out why NEVER to drink river water!!

We arrived Saturday late afternoon and swam at the pool. Colin was the big hit of the day. He made friends with some ladies (I think they were mid 20's). He was flirting BIG time and had their whole group (even the men) mesmerized with him. One of the guys said the Colin had more "game" then any guy he knows. Colin was playing cute for his crowd! Katherine was so excited to have her friends with us, the girls were off swimming and making friends as well (their own age though)!

That night we went and had a great BBQ dinner and the hotel had a live band in the courtyard, so we sat out on our balcony and had some drinks and listened to music. 
Sunday for my birthday, we went to another section of the river that was a little more shallow than the section of the river behind the hotel. This way the kids could play more in the water and swim. It was the perfect set up, deep enough to swim, but shallow enough for the girls to stand up and for us to put our chairs in the water and relax! We spent pretty much all day on the river, the kids had fun going down the tubes on little chute and well Colin tainted the river water. Before we left, he asked if he could pee in the river.. not sure why a 3 year old would ask that, but Matt told him yes. Well I just happened to catch him in the act. He thought no one was watching!

That evening we went into Gruene for dinner and drinks. And back to the hotel to hang out on the patio and enjoy the evening. We took the kids down to the river to watch the fish jump at night. It was a very nice birthday. I am glad I got to share it with some great friends, my family, and of course the wine!
Our view for my birthday!

Matt and Katherine on the river
Katherine and Olivia
When you got to go, you got to go!

Katherine "tubing" down the river

Matt and Colin just chillin on the river!
The river behind our hotel
The kids playing in Gruene while we enjoyed some wine

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Katherine and 4th of July

Ok..Ok. I am behind on this post... been busy and lazy at the same time. Katherine's 6th birthday was June 30th.. yes.. 6th birthday. I still can't believe that our baby girl just turned 6. How the years have flown by! Our sweet daughter, we love you so much and are so proud of you! You are so loving, caring, smart, silly, pretty, drama queen :), creative, and an amazing big sister! For her birthday, we had a Luau at our house. BUT first we had a t-ball game that morning, then we had about 15 kids at the party that evening for games, pizza, cake, ice cream, presents, and of course running around the house. After the party, Katherine had 4 other girls spend the night for a slumber party. So technically her party didn't end until the next day. All the girls were very well behaved and we had a blast. So the next day we have a very very lazy day!

Luau cake, the flip flops are magnets
Katherine and I all ready for her party
My handsome surfer dude ready to PAR-TAY
Very excited about presents
Blowing out the candles
The girls the morning after the sleepover
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! (Or as Colin was saying half the day.. Happy Birthday CAPTAIN AMERICA!) 

We had a great 4th of July. Matt and the kids put out our flags first thing in the morning, then we went to Matt's parents house for their neighborhood parade. The kids loved it and got lots of candy! Then they went swimming for awhile and we had lunch. It was a very nice day. Then we came home and had my family over for dinner and fireworks. The kids (and of course me) LOVED the firework show and even got to meet up with some friends durning it. But at the end, we had to say goodbye to my parents as they are now on a  2-3 month trip up North. But we follow them on their blog and Skype while they are gone. 
God Bless America! 
Colin waiting with Grandma for the parade to begin

Waiving at the firetruck

Playing in the pool.. Watch out Colin!
The YUMMY Holiday Trifle I made.
On top of Pah Pah's truck waiting for fireworks
Pah Pah, Colin, and Kannon watching fireworks.. OOHHHH.. AHHHHH