Monday, October 20, 2014

The Best Saturday

I feel like our Saturdays are always packed with chores, errands, birthday parties, games, etc.  Well, last weekend we had a completely task-free, rainy, cool Saturday and it was awesome!

We put together these foam Halloween kits from Michaels which they played with forever.


We finished reading Matilda to the kids and watched the movie.

Dawson found a Rhino Beetle.

We carved the most amazing pumpkin.  Kenzie designed the eyes and Dawson designed the mouth.


We rode bikes to Milburn for some fresh air.

And we played a lot of Wii Party U.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

State Fair 2014

This was our 28th year at the State Fair!  There were quite a few of us missing this year and we didn't even get a group picture.  But my kids had a blast with the Smith kids that were there.  We decided to head straight for Big Tex when we got there for our morning corn dog and beer.

These horns are crazy!

 Dawson's first time on the bumper cars.

Kenzie and Carter riding the haunted house ride.  It was a little scarier that Kenzie anticipated.


 Kenzie with one of the dogs from the dog show.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Dennis tried to teach Kenzie to ride a bike a while back but there was lots of frustration and butting heads, so we gave up.  A few weeks ago she decided to teach herself. Note to self...don't waste your time teaching the kids anything.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Back to School

Kenzie's first day of 1st grade.

Dawson's first day of his last year of preschool.


Trouble!

We sure are going to miss these kids that Dawson has been in preschool with since he was two.

We read Kenzie (and sometimes Dawson) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.  It was so fun to experience it again through her eyes.

  Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. Kenzie might have gotten "rotten eggs".

What!?!  I made homemade ice cream sandwiches.  Amazing!

 Kenzie started Karate so watch out!

Kids in curlers.

Last weekend I traveled to Dallas BY MYSELF (that never happens) to see some old friends.  I caught up with my friend Peaches who I used to play Ultimate with.  And then I got to hang out with friends from Camp Summit whom I haven't seen in 12 years!  Especially Sally Berry who traveled from South Africa :)

And we had an opossum in the wall of our house!  Thanks to Dennis for getting him out!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

End of a Great Summer

We went to Open House this week and met Kenzie's teacher, Ms. Little.  Apparently she is the best so Kenzie is super excited and one of the sweet girls from her class last year is in her class this year too.

  This was by far the best summer I've had with the kids!  We went to Indiana for a week, Galveston for a week, Kenzie and Dawson went to Sports and Science Camp and Kenzie got to do Art Camp too. We also went to Houston to visit my Aunt and Uncle and checked out the Natural History Museum.

We visited the creepy Aquarium but the kids had a blast feeding the birds and fish and petting the sting rays.

 Dawson had a date with his friend Meg while Kenzie was at Grammie and Pop Pop's house.

 Our last swimming lessons at Emler...it was great!
 Marshmallows and toothpicks...
We went roller skating!!  It was pretty hilarious but Kenzie got pretty good and she and I went back by ourselves.



And we spent the last Friday of summer vacation at the pool...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Beach 2014

We had the most relaxing week at the beach this year!  Lucky for us, the Browns flew down from Illinois for the week and we even got to celebrate Calvin's 6th birthday.
 
Lots of hanging around.

Our yearly crabbing adventure.
Dennis caught his first crab and the only crab we caught that day.  He is officially part of the Shaw family ;)
My friend Amy, her husband Corey and their two kids joined us for an afternoon/evening on the beach.  Amy and I played Ultimate together in Dallas and it was way too long since we'd seen each other.  Our other friend, Peaches couldn't make it but hopefully we will get together sooner than later!
Birthday party!

Breakfast at the Galvez.

Kenzie and Adeline played Pirateopoly for an hour!
And lots of time was spent in the sand and water.  Kenzie LOVED boogie boarding this year but I didn't get any pictures.

Yucky beach!
Kenzie found a shark's tooth!