Thursday, August 14, 2008


So I've been a little lazy on the blogging the past few months. I'm going to try and be better! I did a quick little update of what's been going on this summer. Now that summer is slowing down, we are getting ready to start school. Caylee is going to be in first grade and Colton will be starting preschool. We are looking forward to new adventures and hopefully cooler weather!

The Cook Family!

Okay, Rebecca I finally updated my blog! We love the Cook Family and fortunately they were able to come into town this past weekend for a short visit. It was good to see them and how much they have all grown.

Baby Vance

My kids are in love with their new little cousin Vance. Colton calls him Baby Bance...and he loves to try and make him laugh. Vance is James and Fallon's baby. And he really is a cutie!

All BOY!!!

Colton is such a boy. First of all he is now obsessed with Spider man, the Incredibles, super powers, and oddly enough church clothes. One of his favorite activities is to dress up in his church clothes and have meetings with Caylee. I'm guessing he gets this from his Dad who goes to meetings a lot. They will sit with paper and pencils and discuss whatever issues are on their mind...a favorite topic is who they will invite to their birthday parties. Anyway, yesterday I he went outside and when I went out to check on him, he was under the deck in the mud, in his church clothes trying to catch a toad. I told him to come out immediately. He said, "Just a second Mom, I'm need to catch this frog." I came back moments later to make sure he came to the surface and found this. I didn't think he'd really catch the frog.

Family Outtings!

We have done some fun family outtings this summer. We went to Guadalupe State park a few times with cousins, we went to the Witte Muesum, Brackenridge park and train, Fiesta Texas, swimming at the pool, and just hanging out trying to stay cool! Here are some pics!

Aaron strikes Diamonds!

Yes, Aaron found a "diamond" in Colton's nose. Colton had the great idea of putting a "diamond" as he calls it, in his nose. All day he kept complaining that his nose hurt and that he couldn't get the diamond out. Aaron and I didn't understand what he was talking about. Finally late that evening before bed, Colton kept asking me to get the diamond out. So Aaron thought well, let's just look to be sure. And sure enough there was a diamond way up his nose. Luckily Aaron was able to get the diamond out with tweezers. I thought for sure we weren't going to be able to get it out. But Aaron's steady hands saved the day! I think Colton learned his hasn't happened again.

Girl Fun!

I had the opportunity to meet up with some friends and my dear sisters in Utah in June. It was a great weekend, just too short. It was so fun to have some down time with just the girls.

Colton is 3!!!

So Colton had a birthday in June! He is the big 3!!! He had a fun party with some of his friends and cousins. Here are some pics from the party.

Aaron is 30!!!

Well, Aaron turned 30 in he's old. Okay, not really since I'm older than him. I just age better than he does! :) Just kidding! Here are a couple pics from our little family party. We didn't do anything huge. Aaron and I went out to dinner and a movie for a birthday date.