Tuesday, March 31, 2015

St. Patty's Day (and more)

My little leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day.
I had lunch at school with Addie and Preston that day.
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And rewind to how we finished out our spring break before heading back to school the 16th.
We played lots of Uno and then, miracle of all miracles, we got some nice weather! We rode lots of bikes our last few free days as a result.
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We also went to see the new Cinderella as a family and LOVED it. Our new family motto (along with everyone else who saw it I'm sure) is "Have Courage and Be Kind".
Had a dinner at Babin's where a woman came up to us and complimented us on how well behaved our children are. Such a glorious moment for a mom and one I will remind myself of next time they are being crazy in public instead :-).
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Preston, ever the jokester, was cracking himself up during church. I had grabbed scrap paper for him to color on and he thought he was so funny filling out Mike's worksheets, "stop work" "never ever work" :-)
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Had a couple game nights at Kayley and Scott's house while Scotto was in town.
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A big moment for our family was starting to ride bikes to school! Ella has been dying to do it, but I wasn't so sure about the other two making it. Monday, the 16th, we went for it! After a weekend of bike riding they were ready. It went smoothly and I especially enjoy the rides by myself after dropping them off and on my way to pick them up. :-)
Once Ella's early morning choir practices are over in a couple weeks we will be able to do it more often.
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My cousin Mick (Partridge)'s movie Sneakerheadz was shown at Austin City Limits and this is the crew that went to support him. I am really sad we weren't able to go and am excited to check it out when it's available!
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And one more for now, on March 18th Katy Aquatics rented out a theater at the Alamo to show the movie Touch the Wall. We bought our tickets as soon as we heard about it...you know us and the Alamo. My mom came to watch the younger two and we had a fun date with Ella. And the movie was awesome as well. I totally cried :-).
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Break Adventure 3 - Pleasure Pier Galveston

Our last big event of spring break was taking a trip to Galveston's Pleasure Pier on Thursday, the 12th. It was going to be cold still, but the forecast promised no rain which was an improvement. I was getting a bit nervous on the drive there though because it was definitely raining. Luckily we stayed dry while there, and although we were a bit cold, it definitely kept the crowds away. We went on every ride with little to no wait and were done in time for a seafood lunch! The girls went on all the crazy rides with us and Preston, who was just barely not tall enough, was spared. I hope he gets a little more adventurous soon, because once he is tall enough he's just going to have to come with the rest of us :-).
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and we ended the day with fried oreos...yum :-)!
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Break Adventure 2 - Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Monument

On Wednesday, the 11th, we said our goodbyes to the Oliversons and the kids and I headed out on an adventure with Emily, Brooklynn and Ian. It was another gross day weather-wise, but for what we were doing it worked out fine...and we didn't get rained on, so we counted it as a win! We have really been terrible about visiting all the Houston touristy sites, so we are trying to get with it! Emily is a great tour guide :-). We stopped by the San Jacinto Battle Monument first to watch a video on the history of the area and then walk through the museum. You can also go up to the top of the monument but it was so cloudy we were told the visibility wouldn't be great so we decided to skip it and use the money towards lunch instead :-). From there we headed down the road to the Battleship Texas. The kids really loved walking all around and exploring the ship. Addie got a little claustrophobic in the lower levels, but if she just went up for some "cold air" for a minute she was good to go again. Preston really misses Ian so it was fun for them to get to spend a whole day together! We were all starving by the time we were done and headed to the Monument Inn. It was a fun little restaurant that bring you rolls and cinnamon rolls while you wait for your food...a definite hit with the kids. We even took a ferry before heading home! Quite an eventful day!
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Addie was saluting all the time while we were on board :-)
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you can see the san jacinto monument in the background from this view
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my very favorite picture of the day for sure :-)

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