Friday, February 26, 2010

Don't let this face fool you...

...this girl LOVES the zoo!
Blake had the day off and we headed to the Houston Zoo and Bodega's Taco Shop. A perfect, uncrowded day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Exclusive Library Tour

At Joy School, the girls are learning about interest, curiosity and asking questions. Today we visited the library and Ms Susan gave as a behind the scenes tour before it opened to the public. We got to see where the books get dropped and sorted, ride up the elevator, peek into the computer room and see where they hide the magazines. We researched on the computer about bees... and found lots of books that helped us learn more about them. Ms Susan held a storytime with special pop-up books. It would have been super fun if only the librarians liked children!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Love to See the Temple

Blake and I took our monthly trip to the Houston Temple on Saturday afternoon. Grandma and Papa watch Sammie while we are there. Sometimes they do chores around the house, sometimes they go to the movies...but today? They came to the temple! As we were walking out, there they were! When Sammie saw me, she said, "Mama, you don't look like an angel?" Papa was telling her that everyone wears white inside the temple...she was so confused as to why I was wearing black!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mardi Gras Galveston

Today, we picked up Grandma Janice and Papa Holiday from their week-long cruise. Galveston is celebrating the final days of Mardi Gras. We headed straight to the seawall for the celebrations.
It was a beautiful day!
Sammie loved playing on the rocks as we headed out to the water.One quick photo before the waves crashed onto the rocks.
Alright, time to get down to business. Teaching Sammie the art of getting beads! The first few were put around my neck...
But, she soon learned the glory of bead placement and in no time her own neck was full. "Beads!!! Please!! Thank You!"
She really hates the loud noises.
The Children's Parade was a success! This girl got a ridiculous amount of beads! And candy, and cups and stuffed animals. Galveston certainly didn't hold out on us.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


After 2 months cooling in the fridge and 1 month buried in Texas tulips are coming out to say hello! I would've never guessed they would have survived!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Little Lady Bed

Samantha just keeps getting bigger and bigger! We decided this weekend to convert her Big-Girl Bed (toddler bed) into a full-size Little Lady Bed. We were secretly hoping that this would keep her from waking up in the middle of the night and ending up in our bed around 5:30am. So far, it was just wishful thinking.