Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
This dog, Elfy, comes on loan to us from Aunt Jenny. I knew they were trying to find her a new home. Andy and I had been talking about it. We both agreed we should probably just try it. Otherwise, he and I would discuss it forever and Kayla would never get a dog. I just did not know he had made arrangements to meet his sister this weekend.
I said that she is on loan. I explained to Kayla this monring that we were going to try it out, but she may have to go back to Aunt Jenny. I am just not sure that I am a dog person. Do you ever get used to the smell? And I am not sure that our house is big enough for her. She is much bigger in this little house than she was at Aunt Jenny's house. Jenny said to give it a week to ten days, so that is what I will do. I promise I will try my best Jenny! Wish us all luck.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
As everyone knows, Kayla has been begging for a puppy for a while now. She has not given up hope yet. She so badly wants a puppy to play with and teach tricks to. For now, however, she has settled for the next best thing...
I think Caroline was getting a little tired of this game by the time I took this video. She had been crawling all over the place doing whatever Kayla told her to do. Poor Caroline.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
She is much happier just sitting on the bench watching.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Everyone had a great time playing in the pool. I think Kayla would have stayed in the water all day if we let her. The kids were all so well behaved the entire trip.
Here is cousin Mark on the trapeze. All of the kids love playing with him.
Jenny and I headed off to the outlet mall on Monday. She is the best at finding bargains. I love my new Coach purse and wallet. I sure bought a lot of stuff considering I was just going along for the ride!
Tuesday we all went to Sea World. We really lucked out with the weather. It was overcast most of the day. By the time we left it was HOT. We had a fun day of shows, roller coasters, and dolphin feeding. I think everyone had a great day. After Sea World we went to pick up our rental car. Just getting to the rental place was an adventure itself. I won't get into that!
Here are the kids after a day at Sea World...
The next day brought lots of fun for everyone. There was swimming...
rides on the 4 wheeler...
Aunt Jenny and Grammy got the slip-and-slide ready...
then everyone loaded up to go and watch the men play some golf...
That afternoon it was time for the kids to go out on the jet skis. They had a blast. They stayed out around 45 minutes. The kids were controlling the speed and doing most of the steering. Caleb got up to 41 mph and Kayla got up to 52 mph. They shocked all of us!
Papa swam with Caroline while Carter was jumping off of the dock.
That evening, we got to go and eat dinner without our children. It was the perfect ending to a fun day!
On Thursday we drove to Houston to visit my sister and her family. I did not take many pictures while we were there. The kids had a great time playing together. We spent a lot of time at the pool. Kayla was doing front flips off of the diving board by the time we left.
This is Taylor's friend, Caroline, and Taylor. Caroline did their makeup.
Here is Shelby at swim team practice.
This is Tyler at swim team practice.
Shelby and Kayla are showing off their bows from http://www.robynsbowtique.blogspot.com/ (How is that for a plug Robyn?)
Here are 2 very tires little girls on the airplane ride home on Sunday. I don't know why we did not think to pull out the dvd player on the flight to Dallas, or even earlier on this flight. It made a world of difference!
We all had a wonderful trip. We got to play, swim, relax, and see alot while we were gone. I do think our trip was one day too long. It was really hard on the kids being gone that long, but they were great.
Yea-I finally posted vacation pics!!!