Monday, July 13, 2009

Schlitterbahn 2009

We just got back from our annual trip to Schlitterbahn for Chris's family reunion. Avery had a blast. Last year she really enjoyed the pollywoog pond (slides for little kids), but this year we went down several of the big rides. She has been looking forward to going to Schlitterbahn for a couple of weeks. When we finally told her we were loading our car up and going she just started squealing and dancing. It was very cute. The entire way there she would ask if we were there. Everytime we slowed down or stopped "are we at schlitterbahn?". "schlitterbahn is too far". We got there Wednesday and took all the kids Chloee, Timothy, Cameron, Avery and Peyton to the pollywoog pond. Avery enjoyed running around and going down the slides. Peyton also had a blast sitting in the water and splashing with her arms and legs. Thursday the men were incharge of the kiddos (except Peyton she went with mommy) while the women went to the outlet mall. I found some cute clothes for next spring and a few for the rest of this summer. After we got back I took Avery on a couple of the rides (Peyton and Daddy stayed in the room). We went down The Congo (tube ride that uses the Comal River water and has several slides in it, the beginning is decorated like the Congo River with Fog and animal noises, etc. Avery loved it. She was smiling the whole time. When we got done she said she wanted to go on them again the next day. On Friday the women took the kids to the pollywog pond while the men played in their annual golf tournament. Avery enjoyed playing, but kept asking when we were going to go down the two rides (and she holds her little finger and pointer up like the the longhorn symbol. She counts like a Longhorn!) Peyton enjoyed playing in the water and watching the other kids. She didn't even mind being splashed in the face. After the men were done G-mom and G-dad took Peyton and Daddy, Avery and I went on the rides with Aunt Shannon, Uncle Ryan, Chloee and Timothy. They had a blast. We went down 4 rides, the Congo, the Cliffhanger, Bonzi (enclosed tube shoot) and another one. The kids loved them and were ready to go again. They did very well waiting in line too. Saturday was our Family reunioun then we took the kids to the pollywog and then on the Bonzi (which they rhode 4 times). They had so much fun. It was so fun to watch them play. Avery did several things that were funny, but I think one of the funniest things was when Chris and I were ridding rides without the kids. Our room was right next to one of the rides (the congo) and G-mom said that Avery stood there looking saying "Adriane, oh adriane. Where are you adriane? I don't see you adriane" I thought that was pretty funny. Oh also we had 2 double beds in our room. Chris and I on one, Avery and Chloee on the other and Peyton in her Pack and Play in the middle. One night we walked in to get ready to go to bed. The kids were already asleep. Chris looks at the beds and says "where is Avery?" I look around and my heart starts pounding. I could not find her. Then Chris laughs and says "look there she is" Some how she had fallen between the bed and the pack and play. She was half way under the bed. There was hardly any room between the bed and the pack and play but Avery fell between them and stayed asleep. It was too funny!

Schlitterbahn 2009

Fourth of July

Okay so on the fourth of July we didn't do anything. Chris had to work so it was just me and the two girls. I took them to a firework stand and we got some fireworks. I was going to attempt to do them myself, but Avery decided to act up that evening so we did not do them. My mom's birthday is July 5 so I took the girls to there house for the day. We went swimming and ate dinner. Then Popee (my dad) and Avery did the fireworks that we had bought. I am glad that it happened the way it did. My dad and Avery really enjoyed it and it was nice that they got to do that together. Avery loved the fireworks! Peyton was some what entertained by it. Avery loved lighting them and watching them. It was a lot of fun. I am so glad that Avery likes the fireworks. I have always enjoyed them. We had a good Fifth of July.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fourth of July

So it begins!

Avery has a toy and guess who is coming to get it! This should be interesting!

Computer wiz like her daddy

Friday, July 3, 2009

Trying to keep cool

So not too much has been going on since I last checked in. We have been trying to keep cool. It has been extremely hot lately so we have been staying indoors. So that has been a little tough at times. We have been doing a lot of crafts and painting and dress up. Peyton is now sitting up without any help and is crawling. Well it is more like a military crawl. She keeps her belly on the ground and pushes with her feet and pulls with her elbows. She is starting to try to get on her hands and knees, but she can get where she wants to. We are in that phase again where we have to be very observant about what is around her and what she can reach. It is just harder with the 2nd because Avery still leaves things around. We have been working with her and she is doing pretty well, but she is only 3 and Chris and I don't always put up our stuff either (and she will let us know). It is funny to see the differences in the girls already. Avery loved eating, if it was food she would inhale it. Not Peyton, she just wants to nurse. We started her on cereal, but she wasn't crazy about it. We just started carrots and she likes that more, but she still is not real impressed with it. She does love to drink out of a cup (water). She drinks some of it, but most of it ends up on her clothes. We have now gotten the jumper and exersaucer out. Taking up more of the living room, but she loves them, specially the jumper. She just jumps and jumps in it. She is just growing. I can't believe she is almost 1/2 a year!
Avery has been busy herself. She is as always being mischievous. She went back to school this week (2 day a week). She isn't sold on her new teacher. She still wants her old teacher. She does like her new teacher she is just used to her old own. She still enjoys going to school and looks forward to it. She is becoming quite the swimmer. She is really trying to swim. She does back flips in the water and is trying to kick and swim. With help she is going down to the bottom of the 3 t0 4ft part of the pool to get her diving sticks. We are going to Schlitterbahn soon so I hope she will go down some of the rides this year and have fun. Other than that not too much is going on. Catch you up soon.

In the Jumper

Peyton Sitting

My Two Girls