Friday, June 24, 2011

Hanging out with Daddy

When we lived in Fort Worth, we had talked about taking the kids to one of these dinner shows because there was one fairly close in Dallas but never did. Since we are near Dallas for the Summer we decided the 2.5 hour drive was totally worth it to go see it. We went with a bunch of our other Pinnacle friends that are out here too.

This is the Dallas Castle, the kids were so excited. Jocelyn was talking non stop about getting to see a real princess.

This was one of the horses that they used in the show. The kids thought it was so cool to see a real horse. They've seen horses before but I guess this one was special since it was a "royal" horse.

This was the meal we ate during the show.. surprisingly our kids ate most of their meals too.

Ethan was jaw open, eyes wide during the entire show. His favorite part was when the knights were sword fighting and the swords would make sparks when they hit. Jocelyn was pretty funny too, she loved cheering for our knight (The Red Knight) and would chant " GO RED KNIGHT GO" over and over again with her friend Lily. She and Caitlyn also got their faces painted and Ethan purchased a sword so he could be like one of the knights. It was such a fun experience to have with our kids, it has really made me so excited to take them to Disney Land and experience all the Characters.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

11 Months old

WOW... is it really that close to 1 year. I can hardly believe how fast Preston is growing up and I know it is just going to continue to speed up as the kiddos keep me on my feet. Preston is such an awesome baby and is so relaxed. He has started pulling himself up onto furniture and is attempting to walk around while he holds on to things. He now has two bottom teeth and we are experimenting with trying big people food so we can do away with the baby purees. He babbles a lot and says "mama" and "dada". We are still working with him to clap and wave hi. He absolutely adores his siblings and thinks they are so funny. I can't believe how blessed I am to have this little guy in my life, he is such a great addition to our family. Here are some recent pictures and videos of him.

Friday, June 10, 2011

So far this summer....

We have been busy busy busy..... Here are some pictures of what we have been up to since moving out here to Tyler to be with Dave.

The day we drove in was Dave's 31st birthday so we celebrated with so BBQ take out and a Birthday Cake. I was a really long day and we had some really hyper cranky kids so we didn't do much.

We have been trying to go to the pool several days a week, however it is a huge under taking all by myself so when Dave is able to go we take advantage. The kids love it and have been really working on their swimming skills. Even Caitlyn and Preston have been enjoying the pool.

We have been enjoying outdoor BBQ's with the Pinnacle Group and indulging in yummy ice cream anytime we go to the store and are in desperate need of a quick cool down.

This last week I went with a few other Pinnacle Wives to the Caldwell Zoo with our kiddos. The kids had a blast and we went early enough in the day that the temperature wasn't too hot. The zoo was really neat and the animals were all fairly close and active.

So far this summer has been off to a great start. Dave is doing amazing selling and has really stepped it up this year. Although he is gone a lot we have been able to spend a lot of time with him in the mornings and each night at least one of our children have been awake when he gets home to spend some one on one time with daddy.