Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Fun

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial day weekend.  We enjoyed a weekend full of family and friends!

Thursday night my Unkie Bob came into town to meet Ryland.  Ryland was on his best behavior for Unkie Bob, even allowing us to eat dinner together while he napped.  The hubby made some awesome feta and spinach stuffed pork chops for dinner.  :)
Unkie Bob and Ryland 5/26/2011
Friday I picked up the kids from their last day of school and took them to Whataburger for lunch.  Later that evening my brother and sister-in-law flew in from Ohio to meet Ryland!  They spent tons of quality time with their nephew changing diapers, feeding him and even giving him a bath!
Uncle Steve

Bath time
Aunt LC (little Christina)
  
Saturday morning we enjoyed waffles for breakfast and chilled at home.  Around 4pm we headed over to the Mills house for a Memorial day BBQ.  This was our first big get together with all of our friends kids, and I'm pleased to say it went splendidly!  Sunday we decided that Steve and LC needed to broaden their horizons and try some crawfish, so we took them to Sam's Boat.  The look on LC's face was priceless!  She ended up loving crawfish.  ;)  When we got home we headed over to the pool to cool off - those crawfish were HOT...as well as the weather!

Diving into the crawfish

Steve and LC left for Galveston Monday morning and we took off to Baba's house for lunch.  While Baba took the kids swimming the hubby, baby and I all took much needed naps.  Around 5pm we called it a day and headed back home to watch some movies and unwind from our busy weekend.
Lunch and swimming (and napping) at Baba's house

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ryland's Newborn Photo Session

Here are the pictures from Ryland's newborn session when he was just 12 days old.   Melissa Q did a fantastic job!   Ryland was a bit fussy during the beginning of the shoot, but half way through we finally got him to sleep and Melissa captured some great shots. So far my favorites are the ones where he's in the antique gown (which belonged to my grandfather) and the one with his mouth open. So precious!












Monday, May 9, 2011

My 1st offical Mother's Day

I had an awesome 1st Mother's Day compliments of my amazing hubby and baby boy!  :)  Malek made us cappuccinos and we ate breakfast on the front patio, he gave me the sweetest card and most amazing gift (diamond earrings!), the kids called to wish me happy mother's day, I went shoe shopping sans baby then came home and played and cuddled with my little guy.  We topped off the evening with a delicious home grilled steak dinner.  I couldn't have asked for a more special day with my beloved guys.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers out there, I hope you had a wonderful day!

Breakfast on the patio
Happy Mother's Day!
Dressed up just for mommy
play time
cuddle time

We love you mommy!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My new toy

We finally upgraded to smart phones!  :)  Here's my new toy, the HTC Inspire 4G (like the EVO).  Malek got the LG Phoenix.  I'm loving it so far.  It's ridiculously intelligent, so the learning curve has me cursing left and right.  :Þ