Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bath time

I just love this boy <3

Catch up: C is going back to school!

One of the things that first attracted me to C was his ambition. He could be President of the US and still be wanting more. He knew that he had reached the top of his career without a degree, so he decided to go back and finish.

He applied to Texas Tech for their Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences. The community college took their sweet time sending his transcripts so it took *forever* to get a decision. So long that he had stopped checking. But I hadn't. :) So when I checked and it said accepted I knew a quick little surprise was in order.

M and I whipped up some cupcakes, I made cupcake toppers, a banner, blew up balloons, and decorated the table all in red and black. The quality of the decor was affected by my extreme rush and a toddler "helping" me, but C doesn't care anyway.

I just wanted to make it a little special because I am so proud of him, and I think I succeeded. When he came in from work he was like "what is all this?" but in a few seconds it all clicked and he was so excited.

Catch up post: our anniversary

This August was our fifth anniversary so we wanted to do something special. We decided to spend the night at Miss Mollie's, a historic hotel in the Ft Worth Stockyards. This was perfect for us because it was less than an hour from Maverick- we weren't really ready to be too far away from him quite yet.

We got there in the early afternoon so we could walk around and shop and eat. I could tell a huge difference in my stamina since I've been losing weight. I was actually able to keep up with C and didn't need to stop every 5 feet to rest and catch my breath.

As we were walking around, the sky was getting darker and darker. We knew a storm was imminent but chose to keep walking because we didn't want to just sit in the room. I hoped it was going to be a quick summer shower- it was not! It poured and I was wearing flip-flops so I couldn't really run. So we got SOAKED. C was so sweet, he walked slow with me and go soaked and gave me his hat so the rain didn't get in my eyes. <3 We made it to The Maverick, a western wear store because I really wanted to get M a shirt but they didn't have any logo shirts.

When we were done, it was still pouring, so we went a few doors down to The White Elephant Saloon. It was one of the places I really wanted to go, just maybe not at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. :)

Since we started drinking at 3, the rest isn't super clear but we did go eat, and checked out a few more bars. We ended up spending most of the night in The Basement Bar, a cute little dive bar right downstairs from our hotel.

We had a GREAT time, made a lot of new memories, laughed, shopped, had WAY too much to drink. I'm so glad we went and I can't wait to go back.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jump Mania

It seems like we have these indoor bounce house places popping up all over the place around here. M is a big fan, so we try to go to different ones when we hear about them just to get a new experience. Today we went to one that was probably too far away to go all the time but was super fun. They have a toddler time and a lot of extra toys besides the bounce houses. I think m had more fun in the cozy coupe, play houses and kitchens than in the bounce houses. He was not a happy camper when it was time to leave. I'm really surprised no one called 911 because he was screaming bloody murder.

I'm a big fan of anything that keeps him active. And he had a great time playing with the air hockey table so all in all I'm glad we went.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Catch up post: touring a firestation

The firefighters were so welcoming, I found myself asking questions and they seemed to love answering them. M had a great time but i think we will go back next year when he's a little older and even more interested in firemen. :)

Catch up post: glow stick bath

So, I'm completely obsessed with Pinterest. I love to try new recipes, find fun holiday things and most of all, see all the things people do to keep their kids entertained.

I think my favorite thing that I have seen so far is a glow stick bath. I mean, a bathtub full of glowsticks is just fun stuff.

He's taken a few, but I can never get a good picture because if I use the flash it doesn't look like its dark and if i don't use it then you can't see m. But this is the best I can do...

Catch up post: the Dallas Zoo

Last week we went to the zoo and it was the perfect day. I will say, I enjoy the zoo myself so I would like it amyway, but it is so much fun watching m learn and discover. The dallas zoo is perfect because everything is designed with kids in mind- even down to 2 sets of handrails on the steps so the little ones can hold on by themselves.

The weather was perfect, a little humid at times but much better than the 100 degrees it sometimes is in September. And best of all- it was not crowded at all! We had the whole place almost to ourselves.

My favorites were the penquins because they swam right up to the glass to check us out, and the giraffes because they come right up to you too. We could have reached out and petted it if any of us were sure it wasn't going to eat our hand off.

Heard Museum

We went to the Heard Museum today. I thought M  would like it because he loves being outside. What's better than a nature museum? But he is getting a tooth so he wasn't in the best mood. We looked around at the animals inside and he saw some snakes, which he loves, but didn't get as excited as I thought he would. We even saw one moving around and he only half-heartedly said "hisssss". We also saw butterflies, which was pretty cool. And we walked around on the trail and saw a few dinosaurs.

Overall, it was much better than sitting at home so I'm glad we went. I think we may go back one day when its cooler and he isn't teething and give it a second chance.

Monday, September 24, 2012

a fresh start for my blog :)

I have decided its time to start blogging again so I can keep track of all the memories we are making now. I know that my old blogs ended up being more of a journal of a dark time, but from now on it will be more positive.  I'm upset about all the things I missed blogging about in the almost year since I have blogged. Maybe I will do some catch up ones. :)