Monday, August 31, 2009

Shower Time!

This past weekend was a whirlwind! We had two family get togethers in one weekend, so time seemed to fly by! On Sunday I helped host a baby shower for my sister. I'm so glad that she was able to come to Texas so we could throw baby Brody a wonderful shower!! The nursery is monkeys so we decided to make that the theme for the shower! The colors were green, white, and brown and I loved doing the decorating for it! All in all the shower turned out great (with a minor cake mishap!) and she got alot of stuff!! Here are some pictures of the shower!

The mom to be
The set-up

Mom and Brittany

Opening gifts
Cake table
Favor table

More decorations

The goods

Brittany is headed back to time I see her she'll be a mommy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

End of Summer Fun!

Yesterday we made a quick day trip to Waco for my cousin's birthday party! It was our last official summer fun before school starts! He had a Rangers themed swim party! Lane played a ton, ate cake, jumped on the trampoline, got his first hit at a pinata, and after all the kiddos got out, ended the night with a little swim with daddy and the boys! He was worn out but had a blast!!
Trying to play
Playing with Zach

Having fun outside

Trying to keep cool outside in the shade!

The Birthday Boy taking a swing!

Lane's turn! He thought he was so big!

Good job buddy

Last swim of the summer!

To everyone starting school tomorrow....Have a great first day and an awesome year!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Here we are...

on the last night of summer.
I'm kinda bummed that it's already time to go back. I don't get to spend everyday with my little man. He has gotten very attached this summer, so I'm a little nervous to see how daycare is going to go. My sister is in from Arizona and is staying with us until the end of the month. She has offered to keep Lane for us, so he gets a couple more weeks at home!! And we get to save a few $$ as well! I know he will have fun with aunt Brittany....and FYI her and Cory have finally decided on a name for the baby! It will be Brody Austin Stokes!! I love the name and can't wait to meet baby Brody!

Not a whole lot more has been going on. Just hanging out with family and enjoying the last days of summer. Here are a couple of pics of my handsome little boy!!

And if you look closely, you'll notice that Lane is wearing his very first pair of Nikes!!
Year number 5, here we go!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Yes, we are finally home!! A two week trip can definitely wear you out. We got back Sunday afternoon and since then I have been catching up on laundry, resting, and cleaning house. It feels like forever since I last blogged!! Our trip was awesome! We flew into North Carolina, where my mom lives. Then we headed down to Myrtle Beach for about six days! That place was so much fun. We had a great condo, the beach was fun, and the nightlife there is great. There was so much to do. Lane had alot of fun, however, he wanted nothing to do with the beach! We tired on two days and both times he cried and wanted to be held! So he spent most of the days at the indoor waterpark with grammie and aunt Rachel, and he was happy! I think the highlight for me was getting to parasail! I've always wanted to do it however, my husband is not up to that sort of stuff so I've never had anyone to do it with! It was awesome though and overall Myrtle Beach was very fun times!!

After the beach we headed back to N.C. for a days rest then took off for Washington D.C. I don't know why but I absolutely love D.C. Again we had a great time, lots and lots of walking! Lane was a trooper the whole time! Occasionally he got a little fussy, mainly because he wanted to run around and play! We did everything from the musems, touring the capitol and Fords' Theater, seeing all the monuments, we covered it all! The one thing we didn't get to do was go to the National Holocaust that's first on my list for next time!

Here are some pictures of our trip. I took over 200, so narrowing it down was tough! But here are some from all the different things we did!!

Lane looking out the plane window with Haley!

Sitting with the boys

The two boys sleeping on the way to Grammies

Lane & Aunt Rachel having fun in the pool

Me & Lane at a show

Zack carrying Lane!

The kids walking down Abbey Road!

Merry go round!

Lane checking out the boggie board

A storm rolling in

Lane & Jared sporting matching shirts

Paul at the NASCAR speedway!

Getting ready to parasail

He loved to look down everytime we waited for the elevator

Lane & Grammie

At Magic Quest

The boys having a drink at Margaritaville!!

Exhausted boy!

Little Man at the White House!

Lane & Lincoln

Ford's Theater