Monday, January 18, 2016

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend

Once upon a time Parker had two special blue blankets.  Parker loved his blankets and dragged them all over the country with him.  He loved those two blankets.  One day, Parker's mommy came home from the hospital with a new baby brother.  Parker walked over to his new brother and gave him a big hug and one of his blue blankets.  From that day on, his second blue blanket became his brothers favorite blanket.  Parker never asked for the second blanket back and always wanted to make sure his brother had his blanky.

I didn't have to look very hard to find pictures of the boys and their blankets.  The boys ALWAYS have their blankets with them if we travel anywhere.  Those two blankets have traveled more miles than you can image!
















Anyway, Parker decided he was too big for his blanket and asked for a new big fuzzy blanket for Christmas.  In order to get their blankets we made the boys give up their blue blankets in exchange.  I was amazed that Parker was excited about his new blanket and that Brandon was the one who was so upset about it.

I let the boys have one last snuggle!


Haha, I guess Parker was right when he said he outgrew his blanket!

I'm sure there will be lots of pictures of their new blankets in our future!

Arboretum Day

Today the kids had the day off school so we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go to the arboretum with some friends.  The Mercer arboretum botanical gardens is one of those great places that not many people know about.  It is free and never disappoints!  



We ended up with quite a large group of kids.  We each ended up inviting a friend who then invited a friend and we ended up with 8 families and 40 kids.


The turtle pond and bamboo maze is our favorite part of the gardens.



After we were done exploring the gardens we went to the park the connects to the gardens for a picnic and to let the kids get all their energy out!  I'm glad my kids have such great friends!  

Jazz Vs. Rockets

Last week we went to the Jazz vs. Rockets game with some friends.  Unfortunately the Rockets ended up with the win.



Family selfie time



Haha, Brandon is always good for a laugh.  He is such an animated kid.
Here are the many faces of Brandon throughout a Jazz game.

Sleepy

Got his second wind

Goofy

Cuddly

Angry!

Disappointed

Pouty

And just plain heartbroken about the loss!

But we still had a fun family date night!

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve we drove to Dallas to spend the weekend with some friends.  I'm not going to lie, I wasn't too sad about starting a new year and ringing in 2016.  2015 was a lot of fun but it came with a lot of challenges that I don't want to repeat :)


We spent the night playing games, pigging out on food and letting the kids run wild. 


New Year's Day we went to Lego Land in Arlington.

This Lego Christmas tree was so fun.  All the ornaments and garland were made out of legos.





The Dallas lego room is pretty cool.  They have recreated the entire Dallas area out of legos.





We sure miss our friends since they moved from Houston but luckily Dallas isn't too far away!