Monday, May 05, 2014

Audrey's Dance Recital

Audrey participated in her first dance recital this past weekend. She was adorable! We got there for rehearsal and pictures a few hours before the show. The kids did impressively well for having to wait around so much...snacks and the movie Frozen work wonders!

We were allowed to take pictures during the rehearsal, so of course, I did!

Between the rehearsal and the show, we went outside and took a few pictures...I'd say it was mostly to kill some time, but you all know I love to take pictures, especially of this adorable little girl!

There are a few more pictures in the album!

JSC Field Day

Audrey's school had field day on Friday. It was 2 hours of non-stop fun! Her class were the Rowdy Raccoons...can you guess why?

They started the events off with the pledge of allegiance. Rodney the Raccoon cheered from a nearby tree as the kids did some hurdles and egg races.

Next up was a little over/under, balloon popping, water scoop racing, and a hula hoop game, as well as a short snack break.

Then there was a balloon toss. Audrey and her partner were adorable. Audrey kissed her balloon and held it like a baby before tossing it back and forth. She and her friend won the second round of the balloon toss...Audrey would take a step back after each toss and her friend would take a step forward. It worked great! :-) Next was a relay race, which was followed by a short photo op with two of her favorite friends!

The grand finale was tug of war! All of the kids LOVED it. Everyone pitched in to clean up before heading inside for the medal ceremony. They were all winners and behaved so well that they each got a medal and got to move their clips to the top of the chart!

It was a fun way to spend the morning, and believe it or not, there are even more pictures in the album!

Spring Soccer

Jackson and Audrey are both playing soccer this spring. They are both doing awesome, and more importantly, they are having fun! Jackson's understanding of the game and what he is able to do has grown tremendously this year, and Audrey shows no fear! She has watched and learned from Jackson for the last couple of years and is showing everyone what she can do!

Jackson's team opted not to do professional photos this year due to the inconvenience of where the pics were being taken on picture day. Instead, I took pics of everyone at one of our practices. Unfortunately, we're missing a couple of kiddos, but here is Jackson with the majority of his team!

Audrey's professional pics didn't turn out so great, so I'll likely try to do something similar for her at an upcoming game!

Sunday, May 04, 2014


Funny thing about our kiddos...they love to wear their Christmas pajamas all year. Easter was no exception! It's somewhat appropriate I suppose. Jackson and Audrey were so excited about Easter...not only had they been talking about Jesus and were excited to celebrate at church, but of course, they were excited to get a visit from the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs!

After church we did a little photo shoot in the backyard. While waiting for Jackson and Pop to join us, Audrey and I played peek-a-boo!

Then we got a couple of shots with the kiddos! Ross was still recovering from a recent surgery, so he wasn't able to join us for the photos.

Next there was a little silliness!

Then some more cute pictures of the kiddos!

Audrey chose to model a little more...isn't she gorgeous!

Aside from Ross still recovering, it was a wonderful day! We are so blessed!!!

There are more pictures in the album.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

FUNomenal Family Festival

Back in March, Elizabeth had to travel for work on a weekend so the kids and I made the most of it by going to the FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green. It was a pretty cool, free event and the kids had a great time riding rides, dancing, meeting characters, and getting their faces painted among other things. As always, there are more pictures in the album.

Moody Gardens field trip

A few weeks ago, I got to go with Audrey and her class to the Moody Gardens aquarium. She and the other kids really enjoyed seeing the fish but particularly the sharks and penguins. It's hard to take pictures in an aquarium but I did my best and I'm sure Elizabeth helped a lot with post processing. You can find them in the album.