Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Break San Antonio

We flew the kids to San Antonio for 5 nights and met Isaac's parents and siblings at the JW Marriott. The resort had water slides and lots of green space for the kids to run around.

We've learned that our toddlers do best in the air when they are strapped in their car seats. I'll never forget the flight to Mexico when I had to use all of my physical force and mental strength to manage settie boy when he was 2. Jane Lauren was not easy on these flights, but she wasn't too tough. I give her a 5 out of 10. Set won Most Improved this year with a 10 out of 10. Proud of him. 

 She's a cutie, but very much TWO. 

She was all over baby cousin Rosie. Took all of the things out of her diaper bag and handed them to her over and over. So helpful.

set and charlie each ate about 3 cheeseburgers a day. 

so much fun with cousins 

we had a birthday dinner for isaac's brother cameron. 


We went to sea world on Sunday and it was so nice! And somehow crowd free! No lines and the weather was perfect.

We also went to the zoo one day. The coolest thing there was the hippo exhibit. One of the hippos would be in the water and one was out of the water.

Great quality family time. Thankful. 

Several other fun Little Rock families were staying at the same hotel, and we met at a Mexican restaurant one brave night. 

They gave us a complimentary photo, ha. 

Set keeps asking when we are going back to San Antonio and JL keeps asking to go back to the beach. She and I had a special love for the faux beach. 10 out of 10. 

we spent the last days of spring break sleeping in and playing games and anything and everything outside.

 wonder where we will be next year

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

February: outside weather, hot springs, and hunter man

A very mild February. We have played more outside than I would have ever expected. A mother's dream!  I thank God for that and for our neighbors:)

I love carting this little thing on my hip. I won't be able to do it much longer. HAVE to document it.

We went to Costa Rica with three other couples and it was WONDERFUL!

I would love to go again! The pool, Catamaran and the hidden beach were amazing.

 We've been to Hot Springs several times this winter. Our friend, Hunter, passed away this month and we were able to attend a race that was in his honor. Very special. Hunter was one of isaac's best friends. He had the best memory in the world. One of my favorite memories of him... When I was teaching first grade, we had a zoo field trip and I needed some adult volunteers to help out and chaperone. I randomly asked Hunter if he would be available, and he came!!! He escorted two or three of my boys around the zoo, and even bought them taco bell for lunch.