Our Crazy Lives...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Back from a FABULOUS vacation...

We drove 11 hours (my kids first long road trip) to Ruidoso, New Mexico late last week and met my parents and my mother-in-law at a big cabin in the mountains for 7 days (it was supposed to be 10 days but we came home a bit early to recover). So it doesn't sounds like TONS of fun from that first line, but it was great!

The scenery was unreal and we had a gorgeous view of the mountains from the deck. It was dry (unlike the humid conditions I live in) and only got into the upper 80s (where it was record breaking heat for weeks at home). We went shopping, sightseeing, hung out in the hot tub, took the kids to the Smokey Bear Museum and FunTrackers (race cars, bumper boats, etc.), went golfing, gambled at Inn of the Mountain Gods, hiked (but only around the cabin as Lincoln National Forest was closed to due extreme fire risk) and just enjoyed some much needed R&R. I've got literally hundreds of photos to scrap from the vacation so be on the lookout! I'm still working off the rigged-to-work laptop, so all of those photos I mentioned are on my son's laptop. I'll get it from him while he sleeps! :)

I have joined a new CT, but since its not been posted yet, I can't say who yet! :) More to come...

Jaxon starts swim tomorrow and tennis soon- and Marley will take her first class ever: Kindertots dance! Expect LOTS of pics from that! :) S

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We're having fun already and a week of "firsts"

We have had a good time this summer and its just started. We have been playing in the yard with the sprinklers for a couple of days which is about all you can do in the Texas heat. It's been a record month for high temps here so water-related activities are good!
Brian and I wanted to take Jaxon to see Kung Fu Panda, but when we started talking about it, Marley kept piping up "I want to go too with my Jaxon!" So even though she's a bit young, we decided to take her along to her first movie. Jaxon was COMPLETED engrossed in the movie and devoured an entire bag of popcorn single-handedly! He later said "That was AWESOME!" Marley was... well... at her first movie. She attempted to sit in the seat but then when it started to pop up a bit, she said "Ahh! It's going to rock me!" like a rocking chair I guess, and that was the end of sitting in her own seat. She went from Daddy's lap to my lap and back again probably 20 times. She kept asking "What his name?" not referring to the movie but to the man in front of us. She was much more interested in the theater experience than the movie, but that's to be expected.

Today we went to get Marley's first haircut. Jaxon always had such a hard time with them and since she's a girl, I'm growing her hair out anyway, but it was WAY overdue. She did great and they both look cute! Check it out below.
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