Saturday, August 30, 2014

Knox V. 2.0

This little guy is two. I can't really begin to describe the joy he brings to our family. Everything about him makes my heart swell. After his accident 2 years ago (when he was 7 weeks old), I find myself regularly thanking my Heavenly Father that he is still with us today. That incident made made me even more grateful for all my babies and the joy they each bring to me. 

V. 2.0.
*He is OBSESSED with balls and cars
*He loves Curious George
*He will defiantly look at the sky and not acknowledge you when being scolded (more to come on this)
*He loves oatmeal
*He loves to leave Cliff presents in his shoes
*He LOVES his dog
*He sneaks into the backyard whenever he can (this involves getting a stool to stand on to unlock the top lock).
*He loves anything with robots

Like I said...obsessed with balls and cars...

We jumped straight into birthday festivities when he woke up. Can you tell he just woke up?!

We love you so much Knoxer! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrating TEN Years!

For our tenth wedding anniversary, we left the kids with my mom, and headed up to Niagara Falls and Toronto. We had a blast! The falls were incredible, but what I loved most was one-on-one time with the love of my life. 

I will dedicate an entire blog post to being married to this hottie for a decade, but for now, here are some pictures documenting our fun time.

We didn't photograph much of our trip to Toronto, but here we are exploring the Toronto islands. We rented a double bike and rode it alllll around. 
I'm so glad we got to take a little time to ourselves and celebrate a decade of pure bliss, fun, laughter, and memories. Best decade of my life.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

3 generations.

We just got back from a fabulous trip visiting my Mom! More pictures and details to come, but I had to post this picture. While there, we played a little dress-up. My mom has an incredible antique collection, which happens to include fun things like hats and collars. As soon as I saw these, I had this picture envisioned, and we brought it to life.
Emerson cracks me up!
3 generations!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Instagram Summer Round-Up

A little recap of our summer through Instagram. 

The first week of summer started with Emerson's swim lessons. Last summer, she was SO close to swimming on here own (with no floaties). We put her in lessons the first week of summer, and she was swimming in the deep end all by herself 2 days into lessons. Now she dives in, does flips underwater, and likes to race me across the pool. So proud of her! Cutest little 4-year-old!

Knox and his cute little swimming feet. This guy also loved to swim all summer long. He's been in floaties, but refuses help. He swims all over the pool, puts his head under water like he sees Stone and Emerson doing, and loves to run and jump in the pool. He's independent and refuses help. I won't be surprised if he's swimming without floaties next summer when he'll still only be 2. 

We have an incredible trail that we love to run through. We park at one stop, run/bike to the park, and head back home. Everyone loves it, and I'm sure we'll be on it more as the weather cools down this fall. This particular day was in August, and the temperature was in the 80s, which is unheard of in East Texas. Bliss!

We had a couple fun parties/outings that included a foam pit this summer (think giant bubble bath with no water). 

Many trips to the splash pad!!

 A little trampoline fun, but not too much with our hot temperatures. Even a little water doesn't cool it down enough. Our trampoline gets most of its use in the spring and fall. We're gearing up for some fall days on it! In this picture, Cliff was home for lunch, and went out with the kids, and even swept it off. He's the best daddy!

Lots of summer fun all around! Emerson has learned to hang upside down and swing herself into a flip back to the ground. Kind of freaked me out the first time I saw it!

Just through a few Instagram posts, you can see we had a blast this summer. It went by too fast. We are not ready to bid farewell to our summer yet! However, Stone IS excited for a new school year. Just hate to say goodbye to all the summer fun we have!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dress up

This girl plays dress up more than any girl I have ever known. She goes through several outfits a day. She even picks out a special outfit for her nap each day. No joke. I LOVE HER. Cliff brought home some pretty awesome masks from his business trip in New Orleans. She has made us put them all on and have a dance party. LOVE HER.