Sunday, March 18, 2012

Botanical Gardens

This time of year mom and I like to take the girls to the botanical gardens or arboretum to take their pics among the flowers. It was such a beautiful day today. We had a really nice time. Monica and her mom and baby Clara went with us as well. Clara wasn't really feeling it though so we didn't get a lot of shots of all four girls. Here are some of my favorites:

  This flower is called the "Lady Jane Tulip". How appropriate!

  My three absolute favorites...

 A series of Jill's silly faces...


Friday, March 16, 2012


If you're gonna live in Texas you gotta have a bluebonnet picture taken each year! and so... we did....

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Zoo day

Today, I took the girls to the zoo. I was prepared for overcrowded madness (seeing how it is Spring Break and all) but actually not so much. We got there early, when the park opened and though there were a lot of people, it wasn't too bad. First stop... the elephants.

This was as close as we've been to the crocodile...

We had to take a picture with the turtle statue because we will soon have one at our house. Jane has been working on a sticker chart to earn her a tank, supplies, and eventually a turtle.

Sweet girls! All in all a GREAT day at the zoo, as always. I love the zoo. Thanks mom, for renewing our passes! You rock!!

Jane, the gymnast again :)

Jane has been taking gymnastics for the last few months at HEB gymnastics. Last Saturday was parents day so Jay and I got to see her class, they usually don't let the parents watch. Here is Jane with her friend Ali. I officially LOVE Ali, and here's why... The first day of her new gymnastics Jane was super excited to go until we actually got there, then it was a different story. As soon as I turned to go Jane starts crying, like bawling. Saying she wanted to go home and she didn't want to stay. I gave her a quick kiss and said "Be brave, you'll have fun!" and turned to go thinking that if she didn't see me she would recover and go in to the class. Instead, I could hear her crying from around the corner. I waited a few minutes and when the crying didn't stop I went back. She was hysterical. The teacher saw me and said, "Look! Is that your mom?" with a look of relief. Jane comes running towards me and hides her face in my stomach. Just as I was about to give in and take her home I see this little girl waving her hand rapidly from across the gym yelling Jane's name. I motioned for the girl to come closer and when she did I could see it was Ali from Jane's kindergarten class. I said, "look Jane Ali is here!" Jane turns, sees Ali who is holding her hand out to Jane, and without so much as a goodbye Jane grabs Ali's hand and happily runs off with her into the gym. She didn't so much as bat an eye every week after that. Thank you Ali!

We had a bit of time for roughhousing after class, which Jena very much enjoyed!