Saturday, April 13, 2013

everyday stuff

A little iphone photo dump with lots of fun!
Some lego creations Egan and I built. He has the grand ideas about what we will build.  It's mostly my job to execute.
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This is how Egan does his bedtime negotiations.
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Sloane loves herself a mirror!
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I took the kids to the Porch to see Blake do his thing and also see Shane and Shane live! Egan said his favorite part was "Seeing Daddy!" We were only able to stay for the first part, but the kids loved it, so we will have to do go again.
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Sloane got a hold of a chocolate chip cookie. Alt title: trying to be like daddy (with the goatee) but can't let go of the flower.
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Sloane likes pasta. Understatement.
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Egan: "Welcome to the big top. Sloane, come on in to see the circus!"
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Sloane learned to throw a fit!
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My little chef helped me bake a pizza.
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Some dinnertime silly faces.
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Some morning silly faces. (Ok, maybe it was afternoon and Sloane was just still in her jammies.)
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Washing Egan's sheets. He was counting down the minutes to when Jeremiah (his buddy) was going to be clean. So sweet.
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February 24: Warm enough that we spent it in the back yard playing in the water.
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Our freshly planted herb garden.
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Egan about his basil sprouts: "Awwww they are so cute!"
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Making stirfry. Egan ate more than he put in the pan. (I'm not complaining.)
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Not pictured: Sloane entered the phase of putting everything in her mouth. During one bath those things included; every bath toy, the faucet, bath water, wash cloth, Egan's toes, and bath tub. The following day: Dog food. Gross.
Ironically, she likes to feed Maggie her food from the high chair... then looks at me and shakes her head "No".
More fun to come!

Friday, April 12, 2013

straight from Who-ville

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(Her hair isn't really naturally curly... yet... I made this curl.)

Time at home with my little sweets

We aren't always on the go.  Sometimes we just enjoy time spent together at home.  Egan always has a crazy idea about what he'd like to do.  This day it was a tent built on the couch.
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Sloane usually tags along with whatever Egan is doing, but he was busy running circles around the house while we played in the kitchen.
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Egan finally decided he'd join in the fun and smile a bit.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Green beans

Sloane loves them. Just like her brother. As an adult, I now like green beans, but have never loved them as my children do.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

one of our new stomping grounds

At the beginning of December, the new Perot Museum (nature/science/kids) opened. We've made several visits, but this was the first. So fun!
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First we checked out the dinosaurs.
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Blake and Egan learned what it's like to be a weather man.
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Learned about drilling for oil and natural gas. There's a whole floor dedicated to this.
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How high can you jump?
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On another trip, we spent some time on the mechanical floor. Egan built this!
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Blake and Egan built a remote controlled robot.
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And Sloane got to hang with dad while Egan ran amuck in the children's floor.
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It's a favorite!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Playgroup Christmas Jammie Party

So fun. Just one of our many Playgroup traditions.
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Sloane was sleeping for the group pic, so she missed out this year.

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We also read the Christmas story, did crafts, ate lunch, and even had birthday cake for Jesus!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

back in december...

Time for major catch up! Let's go for a little time traveling back to December 2012 so I can get this done in order.
Anyway, we went on a little trip to Sea World. Like any trip south on I35, This was our first stop.
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Time for Kolaches!Then, to continue with the amazing food tour, we stopped in Lockhart for BBQ. Incredible. The meat is smoked right there 3 feet away.
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Sea World at Christmas means Santa mariachis... because why not?
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Next stop was feeding the dolphins. One of Egan's favorite things to do there.
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All the shows had a Christmas theme. The porpoise show was no exception with bad holiday sweaters and nutcrackers.
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The shows were all extra fun with Christmas music to go a long with them.
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Egan got to ride his first roller coaster while we were there! I never thought he'd actually get on, but he did, and...
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... even got off smiling!
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All while Sloane took a little nap.
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That was when my dad and I got a quick chance to ride a real roller coaster. I hadn't ridden a roller coaster in years, and this one didn't disappoint!
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Egan said his favorite show was this one... The Canary Row Caper... but it went by a different name for Christmas.
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We also watched the Sesame Street show! Egan WAS. NOT. A. FAN. of the characters in costume, but for this show we were far enough away that he handled it well. :)
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There were Christmas lights everywhere. Egan was thrilled!
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We also checked out the fish, which I think was Sloane's favorite part.
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Here's a fun one...
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Egan got to play in the splash area right before we left to head home. Ironic thing was it being in the 80s when this picture was taken, and then a cold front blew through and got down to the 30s that night.
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I think we saved the best show for last. Shamu!We sat safely out of the splash zone.
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Sloane was just about done by this point. In fact, she was asleep about 30 seconds after this was taken.
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One last pic on our way out of the park with two very tired kids. They were both such champs and had a blast!
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Sea World was super fun, but one thing that had a huge impact on Egan was the Texas waffle he had every morning at the hotel. Anything shaped like our great state tastes better!
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