Making Memories

We spent two long, amazing weeks visiting Granny and Pappy this summer.  Here are the highlights (be prepared, we had a busy two weeks!)

As soon as Pappy announced plans to have a pool built, the boys were all planning a big opening party.  Our visit began on a Sunday afternoon with the Grand Opening, ice cream included, of course!

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Lots of time in and around the pool…Daxson joined us for our final weekend, much to the kids’ delight!

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The boys took swim lessons with Ms. Kadia.  During the boys’ swimming lessons, Katie spent time watching (quite pitifully!) from the back door or playing tea party.

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William, Ms. Kadia and Joseph

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A visit with Auntie Cathy and Auntie Cheryl…lots of reading, playing and laughing that day!

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Homemade snow-cones thanks to Auntie Cathy!

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A morning well spent at Pioneer Farms (although Andrew is still holding a grudge over this one…he fell and scraped his little hands and insisted that if I hadn’t taken them there, then he never would have fallen…”I told you I didn’t want to go there, Mommy.”)

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A new adventure at Mayfield Park with peacocks all around (be sure to look up, way up!)…

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Science experiments with Pappy…

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A trip to the zoo…

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A hike…

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A visit to the Botanical Gardens…

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Pappy surprised the boys with a trip to see the Dinosaur Exhibit…

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No trip to Austin is complete without a few trips to the duck pond…

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Playing with Alex…imagining, telling stories, acting out Beast Quest…

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Afternoons at the playground…

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Some girlie things…you know, dressing up, getting a new bathing suit and pushing the dolly in the stroller, of course…

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A Mommy-Andrew date…out for ice cream…

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A Mommy-Joseph-William date…out for cheesecake…

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Playing…

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Napping in some strange places…

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Those were our days.  Our nights were highlighted with evenings watching Pappy clean the pool, splashing feet in the water…dinner with family…Disney movies in bed snuggled under Granny’s 4th of July quilt…snuggling…laughing…playing…sleeping soundly.

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