Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

We had a really fun Thanksgiving week.  Although it didn't compare to being with family we had some great friends to be with and did some really fun things.  We took another trip to the children's museum.  Of course it was packed and crazy being a holiday week but the kids sure had fun.
For some reason the only pictures I got were of Jules.  She had made a little parachute here and was making it fly in the wind tunnel.  She loved it!

We got to go on a tour of the Bluebell Ice cream factory.  So fun!  And they give you a good serving of ice cream at the end.  We didn't have this brand in Idaho so it was new for us and oh so yummy!!  This is what the kids did while waiting for the tour to start.  They boys weren't tall enough to climb on the cow alone so Emma and her friend Elliot helped push them up.  

YEE HAW!! Ride 'em cowboy!

The kids had to have the traditional hats for the tour. 

The Friday after Thanksgiving we took of with some friends of ours and went to Galveston.  We met for a picnic at a beach front park. 

The pelicans here don't look like ones I've seen before.  They must be used to people because they were walking all over the park.

Inside this park they have a WWII submarine and destroyer that you can walk all around in.  The kids thought it was really cool.  I am amazed that men actually lived on there for months at a time!  It was tiny!  I think I'd get claustrophobic if I had to spend more than an hour or two down there.  
Daddy and Jules on top of the submarine.

The kids got to climb up to where the sailors would have slept.  Not the most comfortable beds as you can see. 

Yep, they're thrilled at having to pose for another picture. Can't you tell.

You could actually touch and play with the little buttons and dials that were on the sub.   I was surprised they hadn't roped it off but the kids thought it was great. 

One of the big guns of the destroyer. 

After the park we went on a boat to watch for dolphins.  Dolphins swim wild all throughout the bay and it was neat to see them in a natural setting and not in a tank. 

A different view of the sub and destroyer we toured earlier. 

Didn't go here on this trip but man, it looks fun!!

It was almost dark by the time we made it to the beach but the kids still wanted to put their swimming suits on and play in the water.  How kids can be oblivious to the cold is beyond me.  They sure had fun. 

These pictures are so pixelated because the camera was trying to make up for how dark it was.

Love this one though.  Sunset on the beach is always beautiful!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Isaac's Thanksgiving play

The week before Thanksgiving Isaac's kindergarten did a "play" which was really them just doing their parts in a story the teacher read and singing some songs.  It was so cute!!  So glad that I'm not working anymore and am able to be there when things like this happen!! 
Isaac obviously is an Indian brave, so whenever the teacher mentioned them in the story he had to yell "big and brave."  The kid next to him is a pilgrim minister who had to yell "Hallelujah" whenever he was mentioned.  It was hilarious. 

My sweet Indian brave.  Man I love this kid!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Isaac turns six!!!

This never got posted either because Josh took some pictures of his birthday too, like his cake, but I haven't figure out a way to get them from our online drop box account to here yet.  I need the tech savy person in our family and I keep forgetting to ask him.  So I'll post this now and try to get more photos for it later.  I can't believe how fast my kids are growing!!  It really makes me sad.   Every since he started kindergarten Isaac has discovered how fun drawing can be, especially when it's your favorite super hero.

I just love this kid!!  His exuberance and love for life is contagious.  Our life would not be the same without him!! 

A day at the farm

This never got posted and I didn't want to forget it so I'm doing it now.  Some good friends of ours took us to a little family farm not far out of town to pick pumpkins a week before Halloween.  They don't have them in a field for you to go out and pick your own (they don't do that down here??) but they did have a nice big field with a hay pile and a tire swing for the kids to play on. And they had trees with an orange like fruit called Satsumas, that we all had fun picking.   It was such a nice way to spend a family day.  It may seem silly but outings like this to the country kind of fill my need to have something familiar this time of year.  It helps me not miss Idaho so much. 

Isaac's teacher sends Clifford home with each student for a weekend during the school year.  He was so happy to have his turn so close to his birthday.