Friday, May 23, 2014


We only have one more gymnastics class before summer, so they did a special day for the kids. It has been so great to watch Emmet improve over the last few months, not just in gymnastics skills but in learning to listen, follow directions, wait his turn, make friends, etc. Plus, I love watching him have fun! It has been a great Mommy and Me class at Richardson Gymnastics!

Chin hold on the bars!

The Climbing wall - he loves this thing!

The balance beam with Ms. Liz and Ms. Carol

Hopping - the boy loves to hop!

Forward rolls! He has gotten so good at them!

Climbing through tunnels - another favorite activity!

The kids got medals for the end of the year - it was so cute!


So proud of himself and excited about his medal!

(He also thought is was a Gummi Medallion from the old 80's cartoon TV show, The Gummi Bears. This was Chad's favorite show as a little boy, so he got the DVD's for E, who loves it too!)

Emmet meets Lyla!

Mother's Day 2014

Me and my beautiful babies!

But here's the real deal behind the scene:

Crying fits - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

So, we opted for a girls only pic.

Four generations of women - I just love this one!

And Zuzu and her grandbabies!

Why, yes, candy bribery was involved to get three little smiling faces :)

I spent the rest of my day oohing over baby smiles and coos!

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Life with Lyla

Just a bit of what we have been up to during Lyla's first month!

Lyla and her big brother, Thor

Playing in the backyard

and at the Park!

I had to get a picture of her in the UT Southwestern shirt they gave her at the hospital, since she is a true UTSW baby :)

Carlyle's dance recital (and post-recital fro yo!)

Taking a lot of pictures of this sleeping babe

And playing dress up!

Backyard fun with the cousins!

The Perot Museum!

Emmet is into the movie Ratatouille right now, so he has been whipping up some food in his kitchen! 

Swimming at Zuzu's

Mama and Dada got out for a date!
A belated birthday dinner for Chad, since we were a little busy on his birthday this year :)

 Dada snuggles :)

An itty bitty purple bow - I didn't realize how adorable this would be!

Popcorn and a movie on a rainy afternoon
(after hunkering down in the bathroom because of tornado sirens - scary)

Big brother giving sister a bottle! He was so proud to help!

Reading to sister on a blanket in the backyard


Getting handprints made (thanks Garritys!)
A woman who works there took these pictures because she was so pleased to see a baby in a gown - Zuzu would be proud!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Dallas Zoo!

Dodi and Bob-O took Emmet, Lyla and me to the Dallas Zoo a few weeks back! We had such a great time!

Lyla was so excited, she slept the whole time!

Climbing rocks while wearing Bob-O's glasses

Emmet is not sad in this picture, but the exhaustion was setting in

Our little map reader!

The giraffes came right up to us!

Riding the carousel with Dodi!

Thanks, Mom and Dad for such a fun day!