July 30, 2012

Dr. Allison

Allison used a necklace with a large medallion as a stethoscope at playgroup. I got several check ups, Annie got one, and you can see Abby getting one in the picture below. She even asked Abby to open up and saw "ah." We talked about what sound the heart makes and she listened to a variety of body parts. Guess I need to get her a doctor kit for her birthday.

July 29, 2012

Sunday night party

What a great end to the weekend. Leaving church one of our friends invites a few families over for a BBQ and swim for dinner tonight - no planning. We grilled fajitas, had tons of food, and the kids had the best time on the trampoline. If that wasn't fun enough, after dinner we all went swimming - 8 adults, 7 kids. Hopefully all the little ones will sleep well tonight and I can only pray sleep in tomorrow.

July 28, 2012

Morning nap

I guess we played hard this morning. I came back from hanging up some laundry to find my baby fell asleep mid-bite eating a potato chip. I brought her bunny, covered her up with a blanket and had to take a picture.

July 27, 2012

Horsey rides with daddy

Not sure if Kevin is being extra obliging or is just worn out, but he gets a super daddy award for being a good sport. He and Allison are playing on our bed, they started with pony and have moved on to using Kevin as a trampoline.

My little monkey

Allison is loving her gymnastics lessons. The bars are her new favorite piece of equipment.

July 25, 2012

Music class with Xander

Yesterday we were invited to "bring a friend day" at Xander's music class. Allison and Xander are each others favorite playmates at Little gym and we live pretty close to his family.

We had a lot of fun at class and then went to Chickfila across the street for lunch and playtime. Allison will be going to music class for the next month until preschool starts.

July 23, 2012

I want a pony

Conversation between Kevin and Allison at bedtime tonight:

Kevin: Allison, are you ready to go to bed?
Allison: No
Kevin: Allison, do you want to go upstairs? (where her bedroom is)
Allison: No
Kevin: Are you excited about Christmas?
Allison: No
Kevin: Do you want a pony?
Allison: Yeah!

July 22, 2012

New artwork

Yesterday we picked up artwork to go over Allison's crib. The wall has been blank for way too long. Kevin put it up after church today and worked on a bathroom project - pictures of that one coming soon, it's a work in progress.

July 21, 2012

Friday playdate

Yesterday we met Lori, Landon and Sadie for breakfast and playtime at McDonalds. I don't know why we haven't thought of this before! The girls had a great time in the toddler area after breakfast and Landon climber all the way to the top of the big kid area. Sadie even gave Allison a ride in her stroller.

July 20, 2012

YP babysitting adventures

Kevin and I are volunteering as babysitters as part of a church fundraiser tonight. Allison is having a blast with the other kids, including some of her friends - Abby, Michael and Andrew. She and Michael performed some original piano compositions for everyone. Afterwards everyone raided the dress up box. We still have a couple hours until parents show up, so who knows what else is coming. . .

July 14, 2012

Bedtime stories

This is definitely my baby girl. Or possibly she's just trying to bribe me into letting her stay up late while Kevin is out of town.

Saturday Swim

We had the pool to ourselves this morning for the first half of our swim, and only one other family joined us before we left.

July 13, 2012

At the park

Kevin's camping this weekend so Allison and I are having girls weekend. Friday night at the park then home for pizza.

July 5, 2012

First Boat Ride

With dad and granddaddy in one of the Rockport boats.


We've been working on house projects today but ventured out to the Rockport Aquarium. It's nothing fancy like the one in Corpus, but it's free and entertaining. Once Allison gets up from her nap and we wrap up projects we have grilled shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce for appetizers by the pool to go with our pre-dinner swim.

July 1, 2012

Bubbles on the deck

We had a rainy morning so built a fort in bed, played with blocks and colored. The sun finally came out after naptime so we've had our afternoon swim, fed ducks, and now bubbles on the wraparound deck.