Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy 31st Birthday to me!

Today I turn 31! We went to the park in the morning then went home for lunch. I made some yummy red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and made delicious breakfast for dinner; Eggs Benedict and Grandpa's goop. Yum!

Waterfront section of Park with my babies.
Rowen riding in a spinning seat
We went for a walk around the park and fed the geese.
The brown goose decided to take a snap at Lily's forearm right after I took this picture, it was very funny (not to her though).
Best buddies!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

School, Dogs and a new baby

Its been a very mild September. We are trying to get our financial status in check so aren't doing too much. And with school season here I've decided to do "school" at home. Not only so Rowen is kept up in his learnings before he goes to Kindergarten next year (eeeeeeek). But lately the kids have been, I guess you can say, tired of playing. Basically the entire day is free play. Yes we do coloring, read books, etc threw the day, but I am seeing that they need to more of a structured day. They also really need to have more time apart but that really isn't an option for for 5 of the 7 days of the week. And then when the weekends are here we also want to do family time so its a catch 22 I guess. What are ya gonna do.

Boys practicing letters. They both really know how to do all the letters (Rowen can even spell quite a few).
We learned about hygiene and why we need to wash ourselves and how to do it. So I made little "tubs" and they washed a few of there action figures/doll.
Lily colors while we do school.
Lily reading to her doll.
I gave the boys haircuts and Corbin very enthusiastically said he wanted a mohawk. Mohawk he got. Like father like son.
We went to story time at the Book People book store in the city for Petting Zoo story
time. I thought there would be more animals. Rowen and Lily petting a baby duck.
All of them petting bunnies.
Our friends Tony and Coty came over and Corbin really LOVES playing the dogs. Him and Gonzo were running around the house the entire day. They were made for each other.
More playing with Gonzo and Wicket.
We welcomed a new Nephew/Cousin to the family. Aunty Alaina had a healthy adorable baby boy on September 2. Grant Vernon Alter. Welcome to the family Grant!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

End of Summer

OK, somehow I just can't keep up with posts. We haven't really done all that much the past month and half. We did visit another spring called, Krause spring. It was around the same area as Hamilton Pool that we went to. We went with our friends Tony and Coty. It was a very beautiful place, despite all the rocks you have you walk on (which seems to be the way of Texas). We sat in the spring for about 5 hrs, beer in hand of course. It was nice, calming and refreshing.

Coty and I had a girls day out a few weeks ago and I finally got the guts to chop off a fair amount of my hair. I was in need of an invigorating change. I really like it and think I may go even shorter soon.

Brandon went to the Comic Con in San Diego for a week at the end of July to promote the new game, Twisted Pixel has coming out called, Comic Jumper. He surprised out friends who we haven't seen in a long time.

I take the kids to story time occasionally at various places; the library, Barnes and Noble and a local book store called, Book People, in the city.

Lily in the middle of dancing.

One of Lily's many green smoothie mustaches.
New hair do!
Brandon at the Convention with our Friends Jef and Mark, who we haven't seen in 9 years ( I still haven't seen them)
The kids having a Snack at Krause Spring.
Tony and Brandon in the Spring.
Coty getting used to the cold in the spring.
One area of the spring.