Jun 6, 2011

June 2- ZOO!

Our pool got closed for a couple days, so last Thursday we made a spontaneous trip to the zoo.  We haven't been in a while, so it was fun for the kids to go again.  We also renewed our pass, so we can go anytime we want!  We got there fairly early, so most of the animals were out and it wasn't TOO hot yet.  It wasn't too crowded yet either.  We also took a ride on the train after we were done in the zoo. 

Last days of school!!!

May 26-27 were VERY eventful! On May 26, Brian had an awards program and Sydnee had a singing program and classroom program for the end of school.  It was so fun to see the kids perform, and "graduate" from kindergarten and 1st grade!  I seriously can't believe it's summer already, and that these kiddos will be in 1st and 2nd grade next year!!

May 27 was the last day of school and the school carnival.  They had so much stuff for the kids to do--3 huge bouncy castles/obstacle courses/train rides/dunk tank/golfing/throwing/FOOD/etc.... It was really fun for them! 

Brian and Mrs Harris

Cutie girl ready to sing!

Cookie Walk

Making pixie sticks

Brian and Mrs harris

Throwing the football


Tug o War

Sydnee having popcorn

Sydnee having a slush--do we see a pattern??? :)

Dunk tank

Sydnee and Mrs Haby

Sydnee and Addison riding the train

Beach to Bay 2011, Corpus Christi, TX

Our friends, Angie and Greg, invited us to run in the Beach to Bay marathon relay with them on May 21st in Corpus. It is a full marathon (26.2 miles) relay with 6 participants.  Each leg was between 3.6-4.8 miles.  We also had Angie and Greg's friends, Jared and Kristen run with us. Matt ran the first leg.  It was supposed to be a beach run, but the tide was too high and there was so much seaweed they had to adjust the course to just running the frontage road. It was about 3.4 miles.  Jared ran the 2nd leg, and for not being a runner, he did AWESOME! :) It was about 4.67 miles.  Greg ran the 3rd leg, which to start was up the bridge, and about 4.36 miles.  Angie did leg 4 at 4.69 miles.  Kristen did leg 5 at 4.2 miles.  And I did leg 6 at 4.89 miles.  I had the prettiest run I would say.  It was along Shoreline Blvd...I got to run past all the huge houses on beach.  But it was sooooo stinkin hot!! By the time I got running it was 11 am and SO HOT!  It was so humid too- like 93%.  I did my run in about 43 minutes, which I didn't think was TOO bad considering the heat and humidity.  I think we all did VERY well, and had a great time.  I cannot wait until next year!!
Are you wondering where my kids are all this time? Well, we brought our babysitter, Ashley, down to the coast with us!  We would have had Matt's parents watch them, but they were on vacation at the time.  Anyway, we brought Ashley and she watched them while we ran.  It was so nice of her, and the kids just love her!
We got down to the beach on Friday...checked into our hotel...wandered around for a bit...took a walk along the bay, and ate pizza.  Saturday morning, Matt and I got up at 4 and didn't get back to the hotel until 2! LONG morning, but it was great! After we got back to the hotel, we took everyone to the beach to hang out for a bit.  The kids had tons of fun with their kickboards in the waves and Lexie loved playing in the sand and finding seashells.  After the beach we drove out to Port Aransas, got some candy and walnut caramel fudge from my FAV candy store, went to eat at this new bar/grill that was actually pretty good, and then went souvenir shopping!  Sunday morning I sent matt, ashley and the kids down to the pool to swim out their energy while I packed up the room.  It was nice to have a couple hours of quiet! After we got all packed up and ready to go, we stopped to eat at this place called the Executive Surf Club. It was pretty good- I'd go there again.  We also drove by the USS Lexington, which we will definitely be going to next time! That thing is HUGE!!

All in all, it was a great weekend, and we had so much fun!! I love the beach and can't wait to go again!

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day 2011--

Breakfast: sweet potato french toast with fresh FAVORITE!

Gifts: sweet sweet pictures and notes the kids made at school, trivets with pictures the kids drew on them, and my favorite chocolates- Lindor chocolates with a smooth white filling! I love what they wrote on their pictures! Apparently, according to Brian, I am 13 feet tall and weigh 100 lbs! And according to Sydnee, I am 60 years old! HA! I love their perceptions at this age! :)

Church with sweet songs sung by the primary and yummy chocolate bars

Dinner at Charles and Sharons with great food and more gifts!

All in all it was a wonderful day. I love love LOVE my beautiful kids, and are so blessed to be their mother.  They are great kids, and everyday I cannot believe Heavenly Father entrusted them to me.  Don't get me wrong- all days are NOT perfect, but I do love being a mom, it's really all I've ever wanted.