Archive for July, 2009

Today, July 16 2009, a few of us from playgroup attended a super funny show at the library. The act was Schave and Reilly and they did a comedy juggling act. Let me tell you, if you EVER get the chance to see them – YOU SHOULD GO! They are so funny the whole room laughed the whole time! Please excuse the blurry pictures, they wouldn’t allow camera flashes.

I just love this picture!

I just love this picture!

Z and Reilly.

Z and Reilly.

Z with Schave.

Z with Schave.

Z and A with them.

Z and A with them.

Being silly.

Being silly.

Silly jugglers!

Silly jugglers!

Be careful! You are close to the projector on the ceiling.

Be careful! You are close to the projector on the ceiling.

Being silly with canes.

Being silly with canes.

Reading the How to Juggle book.

Reading the How to Juggle book.

Thank you very much! What a great show!

Thank you very much! What a great show!

Super Busy Day!

Posted: July 11, 2009 in Playgroup, Playgroup Activities

Thursda, July9 was a crazy busy day for us! It was playgroup activities all the way! We started the morning at HEB (a grocery store near us) for a tour. It was a great time! The kids got to learn about nutrition and good health habits and they got to taste a few goodies and touch a live lobster.But the best part was they all were able to be checkers. What fun! After the tour, we took a couple friends home with us for a quick lunch before heading to the library to Bonzo Crunch the Clown. He did a great performance, as always, and the kids laughed so hard! Next we checked out a few more books and then headed to Baskin Robbins for some ice cream. Was the day over you ask? NO! We ran home to get our swim suits on and headed to a friend’s neighborhood pool for fun in the sun. We were there a good couple hours. Ok, now our day is over…..WHEW! It was non stop FUN!

Learning about tooth brushing.

Learning about tooth brushing.

Learning about dairy stuff.

Learning about dairy stuff.

MILK....it does a body good! ESPECIALLY when it is CHOCOLATE MILK!!!

MILK....it does a body good! ESPECIALLY when it is CHOCOLATE MILK!!!

Eating apple treats.

Eating apple treats.

Live lobster - poor thing!

Live lobster - poor thing!

Z the checker at HEB.

Z the checker at HEB.

C was so nice!

C was so nice!

Bonzo at the library.

Bonzo at the library.

Z and A waiting for friends at the library before going for ice cream.

Z and A waiting for friends at the library before going for ice cream.

Yummy in our tummys!

Yummy in our tummys!

Pool time!

Pool time!

Monday, July 7 Mr. Puppet performed at the library near our house. We really enjoy seeing him so we will go whenever we can. We went with some friends from playgroup. Boy was it nice to see friends again after being away for almost 2 weeks.
The kids could barely stand still for this picture.

The kids could barely stand still for this picture.

 

Mr. Puppet put the hat and bandanna on Z for this picture.

Mr. Puppet put the hat and bandanna on Z for this picture.

Friends and Mr. Puppet....what is better?

Friends and Mr. Puppet....what is better?

Puppet show for the adults at the library.

Puppet show for the adults at the library.

Reading is fun!

Reading is fun!

Z and I went for ice cream after the library.

Z and I went for ice cream after the library.

Z and I got home from our Indiana trip just in time to enjoy some fireworks with some friends! We started the evening with dinner at home and then to a friend’s house for some dessert. Then we all headed to Milburn park for some fireworks. What a fabulous display this year!

Family pose on the 4th.

Family pose on the 4th.

Z and A really missed each other while we were gone.

Z and A really missed each other while we were gone.

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Z and I went to Indiana to attend my grandfather’s funeral and to catch up with family. We left on a Tuesday morning and it was hard to say by to hubby since we were going to be gone for 10 days. Our flights were ok but it was great to finally be done with them. I can’t stay awake on airplanes. Good thing I have a perfect kid to fly with! It was fun for a little boy to take a truck to the airport, then an airplane, then a train to go to the next terminal when in Houston, then another airplane, then a car to take us to the house. He told that story to anyone who would sit still and listen. It was pretty cool I guess! Did I mention we rode on those riding sidewalks? Kids LOVE those!

Anyway, my uncle was at the airport to pick us up and drive us to Lafayette, Indiana. We stayed at my cousin’s house. She has 3 kids, ages 4, 6, and 10 so Z would not be bored! Those kids played from sun up to well past sun down! Seriously, they didn’t hit the pillows any earlier than 1 or 2 AM each night! Catching lightening bugs is about the coolest thing for a kid to do at night! Our visit was very nice! I got to see family that we don’t get to see often and I even got to meet some of my other cousin’s children for the first time. The funeral was very sweet and the kids were very respectful and quiet during the service. All the other days we just played and hung out with my awesome family: Grandma A, Aunt P, Uncle B, cousin H and her kids, cousin A and her daughter. It was hard to leave then behind when it came time to go home. But we missed hubby/daddy terribly and so wished he could have joined us.

On the plane to Indy

On the plane to Indy

The kids could not wait to go to the park that was behind Hs house.

The kids could not wait to go to the park that was behind Hs house.

 Wednesday, June 24:

M fixing my hair.

M fixing my hair.

Z and H take a break from playing UNO.

Z and H take a break from playing UNO.

My Aunt P.

My Aunt P.

Rock Band anyone?

Rock Band anyone?

Being silly at the park.

Being silly at the park.

Family is everything!

Family is everything!

Getting Grandma kisses after reading to her.

Getting Grandma kisses after reading to her.

First of MANY nights of catching lightening bugs.

First of MANY nights of catching lightening bugs.

Thursday, June 25:

Swimming at my aunts house.

Swimming at my aunts house.

Uncle L.

Uncle L.

Uncle D.

Uncle D.

Z and Barkley.

Z and Barkley.

Kids pin down Uncle B.

Kids pin down Uncle B.

We make this look cool!

We make this look cool!

This was taken before the big accident Z and I had with the scooter.

This was taken before the big accident Z and I had with the scooter.

Friday, June 26:
Kids doing crafts.

Kids doing crafts.

Loving this spray gun!

Loving this spray gun!

Who is cool in the pool?

Who is cool in the pool?

Thanks B for cooking dinner!

Thanks B for cooking dinner!

Barkley is HUGE!

Barkley is HUGE!

Saturday, June 27:
H and her kids before the funeral.

H and her kids before the funeral.

Z and I before the funeral.

Z and I before the funeral.

Grandma A, Uncle D, and Uncle L at the funeral.

Grandma A, Uncle D, and Uncle L at the funeral.

Z put flowers on my moms grave. Thank you honey!

Z put flowers on my moms grave. Thank you honey!

Al the great grandkids.

All the great grandkids.

Z and D.

Z and D.

 

M made As hair look FABULOUS DARLING!

M made As hair look FABULOUS DARLING!

Hugs before bed.

Hugs before bed.

Sunday, June 28:
Making a yummy craft.

Making a yummy craft.

DELICIOUS!

DELICIOUS!

More Rock Band.

More Rock Band.

Me, H and Z.

Me, H and Z.

I make this look cool!

I make this look cool!

Monday, June 29:
Fun at the Columbian Zoo.

Fun at the Columbian Zoo.

Sweet picture!

Sweet picture!

I love this picture that D took.

I love this picture that D took.

Cute!

Cute!

Petting zoo.

Petting zoo.

Sitting in the eagle nest.

Sitting in the eagle nest.

Love the butterfly.

Love the butterfly.

Train ride.

Train ride.

Riding on some of the rides.

Riding on some of the rides.

Boat ride.

Boat ride.

Dont we look beautiful?!?!

Dont we look beautiful?!?!

Tuesday, June 30:
Chuck E Cheese.

Chuck E Cheese.

Posing with the mouse.

Posing with the mouse.

H got the kids matching shirts but D wanted a hat.

H got the kids matching shirts but D wanted a hat.

Z finally said yes to getting a haircut.

Z finally said yes to getting a haircut.

Applebee's with Grandma!

Applebee's with Grandma!

Wednesday, July 1:
Z looking cool with his new DS game system.

Z looking cool with his new DS game system.

Aunt P with M while we were at Moe's for dinner.

Aunt P with M while we were at Moe's for dinner.

Thursday, July 2:
Kids having a blast at Monkey Joes.

Kids having a blast at Monkey Joes.

That is MY grandma!

That is MY grandma!

We look like an OREO cookie.

We look like an OREO cookie.

Me and my boy!

Me and my boy!

Friday, July 3:
On the airplane home playing with the new DS.

On the airplane home playing with the new DS.

Home at last! Daddy got this surprise for Z while we were gone. We call it an alien space ship.

Home at last! Daddy got this surprise for Z while we were gone. We call it an alien space ship.

It is great to be home! Thank you Daddy! I love it!

It is great to be home! Thank you Daddy! I love it!

 

 

June 22 2009, Z and I hosted a giant splash day for our friends in playgroup! (It was all Z’s idea to do this playdate!) We had 2 pools, a slip and slide, spray bottles, paint brushes to paint water on the fence, bubbles for everyone, water table, sprinkler, playscape, toys and music. Everyone showed up at 11am and we stayed outside with the water running until 2:30pm. It was so much fun! Everyone brought a packed lunch so the kids could eat whenever they wanted. It was HOT but it was so much fun. The kids played and the moms chatted. What could be better?

Fun in the sun!

Fun in the sun!

Good times!

Good times!

Staying cool!

Staying cool!

Water painting.....

Water painting.....

Swinging....

Swinging....

June 21 2009, was Father’s Day! Z and I got up really early and went to Shipley donuts and picked out hubby’s favorite things, and a few extras, and came home and set the table with all the gifts and a cup of coffee. Z woke up his Daddy and led him into the kitchen. Z and I had decorated the kitchen table with streamers, a t-shirt/hat gift, and crafts Z made for his Daddy. We had a nice breakfast! Later that day, hubby had to get some work done, so Z and I went out to run some errands. Hubby needed the quiet time and since it was Father’s Day, we gave in. I hate that he had to work on Father’s Day but I am so grateful to have him in my life and that he is a WONDERFUL Daddy! I love you honey!

Table all ready for Daddy to get up.

Table all ready for Daddy to get up.

The tool box Z made at playgroup.

The tool box Z made at playgroup.

Card from Z.

Card from Z.

The tie Z made at Lakeshore Learning.

The tie Z made at Lakeshore Learning.

The puppet Z made at Lakeshore Learning.

The puppet Z made at Lakeshore Learning.

Giant cookie! Z and his Daddy love to fish together.

Giant cookie! Z and his Daddy love to fish together.

All the goodies hubby got.

All the goodies hubby got.

June 20 2009, Z and I went to his friend’s birthday party at Acrotex Gym. The kids got to play in the gym for about an hour. There were trampolines, zip lines, balance beams, bars, and everything a gymnastic place would have. I even played with the kids. It was such a fun birthday party and we can’t wait to go there for open gym time.

The zip line was so much fun!

The zip line was so much fun!

WEEEEEE!

WEEEEEE!

YAHOO!!!!!

YAHOO!!!!!

Parachute time.

Parachute time.

Z and his true love - D! Happy Birthday D!

Z and his true love - D! Happy Birthday D!

June 19 2009, we went with our friends, D, J and A, to see Mr. Johnny and Sharon at Kaleidoscope Toys for Family Night. They are so fun and full of energy! The kids just have a blast with them!

Being silly during the performance.

Being silly during the performance.

Is that a red bear on your head?

Is that a red bear on your head?

Mr. Johnny and Sharon

Mr. Johnny and Sharon

Having so much fun!

Having so much fun!

They told EVERYONE to throw their scarf on Zs daddy!

They told EVERYONE to throw their scarf on Zs daddy!

Time for music sticks.

Time for music sticks.

Bubbles are always fun!

Bubbles are always fun!

Great show guys!

Great show guys!