Friday, August 29, 2014

Camp In the City and Cousin Camp...

The kids and I headed to Tomball for a week of Pine Cove Camp in the City for the big kids and cousins camp for the littles. The bigs were ready!!
 We took the little to a great little children's museum in the Woodlands.

 We walked around the cool indoor/outdoor mall in The Woodlands and then grabbed lunch, which was chickfila for the kiddies and PF Changs for us. No one cared that we brought our kid meals in and we all enjoyed a really good meal!

 We browsed through Anthropologie for approximately 3 minutes before some dishes were almost broken.

 Tons of swimming in the late afternoons after the bigs were home from camp.
 Brooks and Barrett's other cousin on the other side, Annabelle, was with us all week. They all had a blast together. Sic Em bears on team day at camp!
 Bouncy house place for the littles.

Camp in the City was awesome and a great introduction to camp. She loved it and we love Pine Cove!! I got these pics from the Pine Cove website...

Wendi and Nick and their boys were headed out of town and I brought their girls back to Dallas to stay with Honey and Papa. These 5 kids did awesome! All five were asleep for the last hour and half of the trip since we wore them plumb out from the week!! 

 Thankful for an amazing week with 7 cousins and some great time with my sissy!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Townley Times and one last lake-cation...

My Aunt Terry, cousin Sharon and Sharon's three girls drove down from Arkansas for our annual Townley Times.  Honey and Aunt Terry's maiden name is Townley;)

We let the two sister, Honey and Aunt Terry have some quiet time while the rest of crashed at our house. We had quite a cousin slumber party and they had a blast!

 We made a trip to Ikea with 9 kids and celebrated with cinnamon rolls at the end.
 Here's the whole gang with our Great Aunt Rosie, her two nieces, three great nieces and all of their kids:)
 Always a good time catching up with this crew!!
Daddy got back from coaching school and our company headed back to Arkansas, so we decided to make one last trip to the lake for the five of us. Daddy would be in full football mode when we got back. We loved our weekend at Possum Kingdom a few weeks prior so went back. Not sure what it is about hotel rooms, but our kids think they are the best.

 Looking for dear. 
 They kept wanting to wear our hats.

 She was giving us a Sic Em Bears.

 We loved eating on the lake at a nearby resort.

 We pulled up in the boat to the restaurant and realized we didn't have a shirt for Graham. So he wore Boone's extra size 2 we had in the bag, but you can hardly tell how tight it was in the pic. I guess since we live in Dallas now, you can wear shirts a little bit tighter. ha ha.
 PK is the pretties lake around!!

The pool was great the The Cliffs where we stayed.

One night while we were at PK,  we invited our dear friends, Landon and Ashley and their twin girls, Harper and Landry out to the lake with us. They aren't too far from the lake and we had the best evening catching up with them.

AL and Landry (i think)
She can't get enough of these sweet babies.
It was an awesome "last hoorah" with Daddy before he hit the ground running.
As soon as we were back in town, we stopped to see the Jurgensens and all of the Brophy's at the Smiths house, our new neighbors around the corner. We go WAY back with this sweet family!!

Random pic, but a great self serve yogurt place by us with a playground. genius.

 And last but not least, this crazy having the best time hosing his siblings.