Monday, January 30, 2012

Birthday Celebrations!

 This weekend was full of celebration! My best friend Trish came on late Saturday to Houston with her family to celebrate some birthday love.
I finally got to see Trisha's baby again, it had been so long and she is now 8 months and just adorable!

 Trish came into town as we were celebrating the two J's - Jennifer and Jessica. 
Jenn turned 33 and I will turn 32 on Feb 7. 
Aged to perfection :) 
Mandy and Megan might have made me laugh all night and we might have been up on stage to sing few songs,but I will save you from those tunes!
Of course we had a wonderful night but Sunday morning was a tab bit hard to wake up to...ha
The party hats came off and the Mommy hats came back on. I got it in gear and took Jackson to his little buddy Kyles birthday at Pump it Up. Kyle is in his redbird class at St. Martin and it was nice to talk to a bunch of parents from his class and put the kids face with the parents!

We played for a good hour and then instead of pizza and cake we headed over to the delicious Tiny Boxwood to meet up with Trish and family for lunch.

 We came back to the house where the kids played and I only wish they lived in Houston!
 Jack got to open his Christmas gift from The Beshers ...
 with a little help from Maggie of course!
 He got a little tent with balls and of course they had a BALL of a time!

It wouldn't be a gift from Aunt Trish unless there was a designer involved... love his little Joes jeans!
Such a great pre birthday weekend and celebration for so many great people!
We are celebrating again in two weeks by going to Kevin's parents place in Galveston with our neighbors for a little mini weekend get away! I love February! Birthday fun!


Friday, January 27, 2012

A Night of Magic

Kev and I attended the TSA Gala and it was such a wonderful night out. We got to dress up, join some old friends, have a glass of wine and most importantly donate to such a wonderful association.

As soon as we walked in we were stopped by the magician to partake in a few tricks...
 He really was amazing and somehow made us sign the same card, even though we were certain we were signing different cards :)

We perused the silent auction and there was SO many amazing choices!
 Dinner was delish and there were so many heart warming and informational speeches
 Between dinner I went back to check on our auction .. to find out that we won both that we bid on! Yay!
1st up our donation to win 4 tickets to Disneyland (California)
 2nd was our donation for The Round Top Birthday Collection by Jeff Krause. 
I love that every birthday this will now adorn our house for the kid(s) and be in kind of TSA!

We got home and checked on our sweet angel who had a wonderful report from his sitter. You can see why the J.Krause is right up my ally, I love to decorate..I think I need a valentines motif for Jacks bedroom door, b/c I have skipped right over that and gone to Spring. 
Our little love all tucked in and a healthy blessing he is.
Poof...we are off to sleep!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rain rain DONT go away

 I am loving all this rain, the yard looks fabulous and Jack and I get to wear rain boots!! But it would have been nice if it was a little spread out instead of monsoon days which causes massive flooding in Houston.
Oh well at least we still look cute :)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Splashes, Seersucker & Spills

If you live inside the loop and are in need of swim lessons I can't say enough wonderful things about St. Street Swim. Chad and his team of wonderful coaches are the most patient and loving group of people in the water this side of town! We have moved from Thursdays with Coco to Tuesdays with Veronica, both of which are such great teachers. While this could easily be a task for Nelvi to take Jack to swim lessons especially now that I don't have to go in the water ... I just won't give up my 30 minutes to watch him in the water. It's so much fun watching his little legs kick and his little arms flap around..all while then looking up at me and smiling as if he was saying "did you see me do that, Mom?!?" 

I took the camera with me in the observation area and snapped a few pictures of his lesson today. 

He is improving his water kicks each week!

 He has been doing this for a while now but I just love watching him do this. Veronica puts him on the edge of the pool and tosses him in, he then has to find his way to the edge while he is fully under water...

 ..his little hand pops up...
 ..and he searches for the edge to pull himself up!

 Here is swimming with assistance from the base deck to the pool stairs under water..and trying to keep his arms in front of him.
 This is not his favorite thing to do, but he has gotten so much better at floating on his back!

a little wave from my big fish!

I found one of Jacks Easter outfits and of course had to try it on, we have a little room in it, but that's ok we have a few months :) I love seersucker and anything with a bow darling!
 and I had to add this picture of him dancing... he cracks me up on a daily basis and if he doesn't look like his Daddy here ...omg!
 And last set of pictures ....
My mom got Jack potty treats, so that he can have ONE if he tries, TWO if he goes teetee and THREE for the other. Sad to report that he usually one gets one and he has figured out if he just sits down really quick he thinks that's "trying" and that should surely get him "just one candy" as he says. lol
But apparently one just wasn't enough today..
So while I was getting ready for the gym I heard a loud crash and ran into the bathroom where I saw this...
he had gotten on top of his potty to reach up to get more which ended in them all over the floor...
which of course lots of tears ensued "oh no my candy" was repeated over and over ...
I told him we couldn't eat the candy off the floor after he tried to scoop them up with his little hands... 
It was fun. 
Oh the life of a two year old!