Monday, September 6, 2010

wait. where's the "elmo?!!!!!"

It was, really, the only breakdown we had on our quick weekend trip to San Antonio.



Apparently, her excitement over seeing this spot was about something completely different than we thought. 3-year-olds. :)



The rest of the trip was fun. San Antonio is a good town.



We watched the ducks and boats pass by while we ate at a restaurant I used to visit with my parents when I was a kid,



braved the blazing Texas sun to hit 6 Flags,





took a tour boat ride through the Riverwalk,



had to correct her that this was, in fact, not THE devil,



watched cartoons together in our hotel room,



cuddled up,



checked things out from high above,





people watched,



ate chips and salsa,



swam,



ran around like superheroes,



let Jack drive,



and realized pretty quickly that our daughter is a daredevil.



She was not a happy camper when she realized that being under 42 inches meant she wouldn't get to ride the big roller coasters. Secretly, I was totally relieved. :)



The whole point was to get away and spend time together.



And that we did.



And in the process, we made some great memories.

I love road trips!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

our boy

It was exactly 14 months ago when he was born.



14 quick, challenging, hectic, crazy, wonderful months.



In early July, we celebrated his first year. The big ONE.



It was a "Little Man" party. I really couldn't think of anything that suited him better.



He truly is everything boy. Climbing, exploring, growling, wrestling, FUN.



The little guy who completed our family.



He loves to make us laugh until we cry but gets embarrassed at the attention. He's affectionate, would live outside if he could, a daredevil, smart, sweet and adored by everyone he meets.



Since the day he was born, his daddy and I have joked that all that kid wanted was a big, juicy steak.



He finally got it.



It was The Birthday Boy vs. The Steak Cake.



Guess who won! :)



We literally had to hose him down after it had been destroyed.



It was a joyful day filled with people we love... and unbelievably good food, thanks to my soon-to-be-in-culinary-school sister.







I've said it before, but this child gives us so much to celebrate. He and his sister are the children that Mike and I dreamed of.



Happy Birthday, big boy! We love you!