Monday, June 28, 2010

Date Night

Nick and I have been pretty good at planning regular date nights. I think being a nanny helped me see how important it is for young parents to make the time for each other. It can get a little expensive since we don't have family here but it is well worth hiring a sitter to have a night out. Austin was in OKC so Vivian had the sitter all to herself. We saw Knight and Day....I LOVED it, highly recommend going to see it, went to dinner, had dessert at the Melting Pot (bananas foster is our fav) and then listened to a pretty good band on the River walk. It was a fun nite out!

Can you guess which pics were taken with my crappy camera on my phone?

Vivian with her sitter from church

I painted Vivian's toes for the first time today. I just put her in her high chair with a snack and tried my best. Her little toes are so tiny. I know its definitely not salon perfection but those are some pretty cute toes!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

GNO Game night

We had GNO (Girls Nite Out) at church on Friday night. All ladies in the church were invited...women of all ages were invited. There ended up being girls from the young families class and about 5 ladies who were 50 and older. If you had asked me ten years ago if I thought I'd be playing games on a Friday night with women who could be my grandma I would have said, "heck no". As a matter of fact, I had so much fun. We all brought different games...I brought Twister but couldn't get anyone to play :) and we ended up playing one game of Cranium and then we were all tuckered out because it was definitely a game of thinking. I found out I stink at unscrambling letters to make a word but I am pretty good at figuring out songs when they are hummed to me. We used to hum songs in the car on road trips with my mom so I guess I've had some practice. Here are some pics I took of us thinking, drawing with our eyes closed, playing puppets, etc and eating lots of junk food!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Story time in the park

Today our play group met for story time in the park. Austin has never really taken to story time at the library. I guess he just can't sit still that long? Vivian seemed to enjoy it some but for the most part they just wanted to drink and eat the snacks I brought.

I have always got made fun of when I drink from a bottle...I think he gets this from me.

The park had a pretty neat play ground and water area for the kids to play. I didn't bring Vivi's swim suit because she's not walking yet and I thought it was going to be an actual splash park. They had the cutest area with about 2 inch deep water for the babies to crawl around. Needless to say, we will be going back because we had a blast! I just wish it was closer to our house. We got stuck in a huge traffic jam on the way home and Austin about had an accident in the car. I just might take my friend Kim's advice and start carrying a potty chair in the back of the car!!!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pool Play date

My turn to host play date....neighborhood pool and ordered pizza. Easy and fun! So much easier to go to the pool when you have an extra pair of eyes to help watch the kiddos.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

We celebrated Father's Day at home this weekend. As much as we would like to drive to be with our dads, traveling with 2 kiddos is a lot of work so we can't make it for every celebration.

We took Nick to dinner on Saturday night at El Chico (Nick's employeer during college) and then cooked him breakfast Father's Day morning. We didn't serve him in bed since he is such an early riser these days.

Nick thought it would be funny to get a picture of me at the stove on a Sunday morning....this rarely happens because we are doing good to feed the kids cereal and get out of the door on time.

Definitely not laughing at him here

Definitely don't feed Vivian in her church clothes!

Love that smile

Guess who picked this card out

I foresee some good cookin out in our future :)

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Farewell Party

We had a farewell party last night for some dear friends from church. We celebrated Mexican style and The Lawrence's hosted for us. Cara and will be missed. We love you guys and best of luck with your new journey!

The boys are playing with the doll house below!!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Corn Popper

Every Thursday we have a play date with friends from church. I put the calendar together this year and we finally got to visit The Corn Popper yesterday. The kids were able to see the staff make popcorn and then try several flavors. This is the owner that gave us our tour.

They had over 30 flavors of popcorn to purchase. I forget about this place when buying gifts for people but they have the cutest tins to put the popcorn in. We got jalapeno cheddar and regular cheddar for papa for Father's Day. The kids got confetti popcorn and cotton candy!! Definitely spoiled their lunch.



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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aunt April

I just love being an aunt! I didn't have much time to spoil my nephew before I had kids of my own. It has been nice having a nephew so close in age to Austin. They really are best buds. My brother was in San Diego this week so I got to keep Aiden. I love when Aiden visits because it gives me more of an excuse to do fun things every day. Here are some pics I took running around with the kids this week. Let's just say, I had lots of fun but I am good with two kids :)

Bass Pro has a summer camp this fishing, shooting and crafts! They are pretending they are camping out here. We managed to grab a Father's Day present too!

Went to the pool with all three kids by myself. It was really fun...I only got in a panic once when I couldn't see one of the kids.

It took me forever to wake them up after swimming! They were dead to the world.

After church, we tried a new yogurt bar by our house called Cherry Berry. It was Berry good!

I really feel for those of you have that have three kids or more. My mom asked me to get a picture of all three kids and this is the best I could get.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Girls weekend

Vivian and I had a girls weekend this past weekend. We went to OKC first. I had Thirty-One party. For those of you that don't know yet I became a consultant for Thirty-One last month. 31 has super cute totes, bags and gifts that can be personalized. For more info visit my website at

Our first stop was of course shopping! I just can't go to Dallas without shopping! We had lunch at Babes, which if you haven't been you really need to go!

Then there was the pool. I however didn't get to swim cuz I watched Vivian during her nap and then had to head to the store for some baby items. My mom and Nick's mom went with us so they enjoyed some time with Vivian in the pool. I bought this swim suit for her for our trip to San Diego in September thinking she would need a "bigger" swim you can see it fits just fine now.

I met up with my old college roomie Erin later that night. We had dinner and sang really loud!

On Sunday we went to church with Nick's cousins. His cousin, Heather is expecting a baby boy and that is the main reason we went to Dallas in the first place. Her baby shower was so nice and I had the most amazing almond tea that I'm planning on making next week!

The Price girls

Vivian with her cousin Charlotte

I'm starting to really like these girls trips! I have a feeling Vivian will start liking them even more when she joins in on the shopping! :)

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Swim School

Every summer Austin has taken swim school. This was the first year that he actually understood that he was trying to learn to swim. We went Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks and it was really exhausting for all of us. Austin and I are up by 7 every day but Vivian likes to sleep in. Vivian practiced walking with my assistance during swim school. I had hoped that either she would be walking on her own or that he would be swimming on his own. No such luck. Austin did complete his level and will be moving on to the next level. He finally propelled on his own this Wednesday. Woo hoo!
Here are some pics I took during the observation window.

I failed to mention that in addition to Vivian practicing walking she snacked the entire time....I mean the entire time. All the other parents thought it was so funny! I swear, I really do feed her.

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