Friday, March 30, 2012

Bloomin' Babes

I love Dallas Blooms each year at the Arboretum.  Here are some favorites from our little photo shoot earlier this week...
That's all, folks!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just Sweet

Just a few sweet pics of the kids with Nana & Papa from this weekend:
Beau is often our most cooperative picture poser.  This was the response I got from Mal when I suggested a picture.
This was a good as it got while posing with Nana, but at least everyone is happy!

Monday, March 26, 2012

First ER Visit

My day didn't quite go according to schedule today.  I was supposed to take Beau to the pediatrician for his 12-month visit right after dropping Jake & Mal off at school.  On my way there, I got a call from the preschool director telling me that I needed to come get Jake & take him to see a doctor.  He had tripped in his classroom & fallen into one of the tables, resulting in a nasty cut right at the corner of his right eye.

When I got there, he was still sobbing as he sat in the other director's lap.  She had held pressure on the wound, so the bleeding had stopped for the most part.  After applying a butterfly bandage, we were on our way to see Dr. Denison.  Once there, he decided that the cut was deep enough to require stitches & sent us to Medical City Children's ER.

Justin had met me at the pedi office, so he took Jake on to the hospital while I delivered Beau to my sweet friend Michelle, who was kind enough to take him off my hands for a few hours.

Pitiful boy engrossed in Scooby Doo while he waited for the doctor.  Thank goodness Buzz Lightyear had happened to join us in the car that day!  He provided major comfort!
Getting stitched up was pretty awful, but overall he really handled everything like a champ.  Once they were done, he enjoyed a well-deserved popsicle & received a new walrus stuffed animal from the hospital staff.
Beau was still napping when we were through, so Jake & I got to enjoy a lunch date together before picking him up.  Nothing a little Chick-fil-A won't fix!
Jake has barely missed a beat & even played in his soccer game tonight.  From what I've heard about life with little boys, this may be the first of many trips to the ER.  Hopefully, we can wait a while before going back!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Long Lost Family Photos

Way back in November, our fabulous friends & cousins over at Scobey Photography were kind enough to capture some great shots of our family while we were in Atlanta.  I can't believe I never posted them!  Graham & Ashley usually only shoot weddings, so we were thrilled to have them take time from their busy schedule for a family shoot.  If you or someone you know is getting married, definitely check them out!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Same Zoo, Different Day

We love having a zoo membership!  We enjoyed another zoo day today with our friends.  From left:  Avery, Beau, Jake, Ella, Mallory & Nora

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Getting a Boost

In addition to being fun to push around, Beau has found that his alligator toy is also useful for improving his reach.
Reaching the exact spot desired is very important when placing mouth prints on the windows.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Justin had a very glamorous thirty-first birthday today.  It involved going to work, grilling his own teriyaki steak for his birthday dinner & catching up with the Berenstain Bears.  What a great husband/chef/daddy he is!
We love you, J!  Happy birthday!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Lunch, Clothing Optional

We may get dressed up for church, but lunch afterward today was a different story.  With such nice weather, why bother with clothes?  Don't worry, this policy applies to children only.

Naked, but still tattooed from Beau's birthday & wearing a crystal necklace.  That makes it classy, right?
Beautiful blue eyes!
Bubble chasing
I had to include this one just because of Mal's undie adjustment going on in the background.
Stop by any time to join us.  We'll even put clothes on everyone for your benefit!