Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fun in Waco!

We went to Waco two weekends ago and, as always, had a blast!

New swing set in front of Granny's house (thanks Granny!)

Daddy and his girls

Katelyn loves great grandmother's walker! She asks us to take her on rides when we visit.

The girls with great grandmother

Granny and Anna

Fun at the spray park!

5 months!

Here are pictures of Katelyn and Anna at 5 months. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Day in Shreveport

We (Katelyn, Anna, my sister Brittany, and I) took a day trip to Shreveport a couple weeks ago to see my Great Aunt Anne who lives in a nursing home there. She hadn't met Anna yet, so we piled in the car, headed east, and stopped just short of the casinos. :) We had a great time, and because we didn't tell my Aunt Anne that we were coming, she was really surprised and excited to see us! We played bingo, and although we were not eligible to win (apparently you have to be a resident at the nursing home to win a quarter), this is always the highlight of Katelyn's time in Shreveport. While playing bingo, we got a sweet surprise! The kitchen staff served up bowls of Blue Bell ice cream (cookies and cream to be exact--my favorite!).

Katelyn playing Bingo (you'll notice that she thinks she has every number that is called)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Swim Class!

Katelyn took a beginner swim class this summer at our community pool. It lasted a week and a half, and she loved it! She learned to kick her legs, stroke with her arms, wear goggles and flippers, sing fun songs, and lots more! Here are some videos and pictures...

Using goggles to find and pick up pennies off the top step

Floating on her back (with teacher)

"Super Katelyn!" exercise

Her class

Goggles secure? Check.

Super Katelyn!

"Three Little Speckled Frogs" song


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blue Hangar Cafe

We recently visited a neat, unique, hole-in-the-wall restaurant called the Blue Hangar Cafe. Located in Roanoke, TX (just a few miles west of our home in Highland Village), it is a small regional airport where little planes land and take off. We went for breakfast (only served on Saturdays) because we heard they had yummy, cheap pancakes (this was confirmed by my stomach and my bank account). We still need to try their burgers for lunch sometime, so we hope to get out there again maybe once the weather cools off a little!

If you want to go, here is all the info. you need:

Blue Hangar Cafe
700 Boeing Way
Roanoke, TX 76262-5893
Open weekdays 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Saturdays 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Summer Treasure Chest

In Katelyn's preschool class, as a reward each week, the students drew a prize (ie: candy, small toy, etc) out of a treasure chest. She would always look forward to Thursdays and ask, "Mommy, is today treasure chest day?" So when school was over and Katelyn understandably still wanted to choose a prize out of a treasure chest, I decided to create a special "summer treasure chest" for her! She chose fun outings/events that she wanted to do this summer, we wrote them on pieces of paper and threw them in a shoebox she decorated.....It has been so fun drawing one out each week and checking fun things off our list!

Things done:

Eat at Corner Bakery Cafe
Invite Kate and Watson to our house for play date
Invite Reese to come over and swim
Get popcorn and Coke at Target snack bar
Go to read books at kid's section of Barnes and Noble
Go to the fountains at nearby shopping area

Things still to do:

Make something from kids cookbook
Go to community water park
Go to mall play area
Get slushy from Target snack bar
Go to Cabela's outdoor store (amazing indoor "zoo" display)

Who wants to play dress up?

I just ran across these cute pictures today and couldn't help myself. This is what I get for leaving Anna and Katelyn alone in the playroom together! Katelyn believes that you are never too young to play dress up!