Friday, August 27, 2010

Katie's Last Day at La Escuelita

Today was Katie's last day at La Escuelita Day Care. Xavier and Katie have been in day care together since Xavier was 3 months old and he was sad to see her go.

Katie and Xavier
Ms. Zaida and Katie
Quinn, Xavier, Katie, Kayla, Jordan and Tanner

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Sun, Sun and more Sun! We spent the last 7 days at Myrtle Beach with my sister, my brother and his wife and daughter and had great time.

This was Mari and Xavier's first real trip to the beach and they loved it. Xavier went in the ocean with his clothes on as soon as we arrived and Mari soon followed.

The weather was great except for one over cast day. We were pool side by 8:30 am everyday and spent the entire day going between the swimming pool, the beach and the hot tub.

We ate out, watched fire works, went to Broadway on the Beach, rode rides, Mari got her hair wrapped, got tattoos, played at the arcade, ate ice cream, ate warm Krispy Creams (Mari and Xavier are now hooked), watched High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 with Aunt Linda and much more!

My camera was acting up and the pictures didn't come out that great but here are some of them:

Xavier and his buddies!
Mari and McKenna
Xavier in the "soft tub" (aka - hot tub that had warm water not hot water)

Mari getting her hair wrapped
Mari passed out!
Xavier passed out on the raft!
Our little lizard friend!
The Yachtsman where we stayed

Friday, August 13, 2010


Last night we went to see the play "Cinderella" with Mari's Daisy Girl Scout Troop. It was very good. To prove how good it was, Xavier sat mesmerized for the entire 2 hours! The girls were asked to dress up as princesses and Mari chose Princess Jasmine.

My "Princess Jasmine"
Back of Mari's HairIsn't she pretty???
Mari in her chariot
Mari, Cinderella and Krista
Krista, Prince Philip and Mari

All the Princesses!

The Cast

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weekend Recap!

The weather was perfect so we spent a lot of time outdoors.

We celebrated Tanner's 1st birthday on Saturday afternoon at Lee and Ali's house.

The Birthday Boy!
Mari and Tanner enjoying the slide.
LilyKaren enjoying a glass of wine.
On Sunday we left the house at 8:30 am and got home at 8:30 pm! Mari, Xavier and I went to the 4-H Festival at Frying Pan Park while Juan went to help Lee build her shed.

At the 4-H Festival we watched horse shows, swine shows, cow milking, saw a lot of different animals, went on a tractor ride, made sand art, bought jewelry, listened to music (Calico Cloggers), ate shaved ice and rode carnival rides. It was a fun time.

A couple of our favorite Swines.
Blueberry Shaved Ice - yummmy.
Xavier on the tractor ride.Mari and Xavier on "Surf City"Xavier and Mari leading the group!
Mari is so brave and loves all the thrill rides including the one shown below "Super Shot". The "Super Shot" goes up a 100 foot tower and when it gets to the top it automatically drops you down! When I asked Mari if she liked it, she smiled and said "I thought my stomach was going to come out my mouth"!

Mari before the ride started.
Ride going up......
Ride still going up.....
Ride over!