Sunday, May 17, 2009


Ian is really into playing this kind of morbid "what if" game (except he says "what about"). For example "mom, what about you driving off that cliff and smashing the car?" or "mom, what about you eating a frog and throwing it up out your eye ball?" (eye balls are definitely a reoccurring theme). I'm thinking maybe I should channel his imagination towards something a little lighter....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Republic of Texas - 3 and 4

Our favorite Austin families:

Sunday we went to Lisa and Bill's house for a delicious Mother's Day dinner. Their house is beautiful and afterwards we took a short hike down to some water.

Collin hanging out on the rocks the kids were climbing.

Before we left for the airport on monday we spent some time at the pool and playground across the street from the McKinney's house.

Ian left kicking and screaming that he wanted to stay and live with mia. Then he spilt a bottle of chocolate milk all over me in the car. Can't wait to travel again next week.

Republic of Texas - 2

We sat on the back porch in the morning and watched the kids play. The Mckinney house is amazing and they were super gracious as always. All the kids thought it was the best thing ever to wake up and have their playmates already there to play.

Then we did some shopping in the city and some boating on Lake Travis with the Beards.

The cousins had SO much fun together.

Josh and Melis have a music room which happens to be perfect for dance parties. They did this for a really, really long time.

Then we partied on 6th street without the kids.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Republic of Texas

We spent the last 5 days hanging out in Austin with the McKinneys. I'm pretty much in love with it - sunshine, swimming, good food, friends and family.
Day 1:
Breakfast at Kerbey Lane
State Capitol
University of Texas
Snow cones
Swimming at Barton Springs
Dinner at Rudy's
the Bats

The Capitol

Who do those texans think they are anyway?

Playing in a sculpture on UT campus

Jett smiling like always (I made him that shirt) (the McKinney children are ridiculously beautiful)

Ian teaching amelia (he calls her mia) good behavior.

Raspberry snow cones.

On our way to see the bats fly out from under the bridge at dusk.

Friday, May 01, 2009

My little wants to be big

Sorry this is sideways