Monday, May 21, 2012

{crazy} weekend wrap-up

This weekend was awesome.  If you know me (and Stephen) well, you know we LOVE rap music.  I know we might look preppy-ish, but we love to get down to some serious hip hop.  Stephen and his guy friends were going to have a guys night at the Wildflower Festival to see Nelly...and once I heard his name I knew the ladies had to crash it.  We were able to get a sitter last minute, and man was it worth it.  We had so much fun.  In fact, I'm still sort of paying for it.  We stayed up WAY past our bedtime, danced and acted like we were in college.  It was a blast.  I can't wait for the next guys night :)

Friday morning I had a doctor's appointment, so Knox went to play at Libby's house.  Kyla snapped this adrorable pic, so I had to include it!

Now, back to Nelly.  Y'all, so fun.  Here are the ladies crashing "guys night."

It was a bit balmy, but we were able to scoot our way up to the barrier, so basically front row.  We had to deal with some pushing and shoving (as close to moshing as I'll ever get), but it was the prime locale.  He was so close!

Stephen and I pre-Nelly

Stephen and I during Nelly.  No words.

Here's a little video of the man himself.

All-in-all it was an awesome show.  We're still singing all the college Nelly hits.  Good times.

My parents came in town late Friday night and relieved our babysitter.  Once we woke up saturday morning, we visited and then all headed to my nieces 4th birthday.  Olivia had a "Royal Celebration" complete with tiaras, knights helmets and princess slipper cupcakes.  Aren't these things incredible?   So cute and fancy!

My sister-in-law Natalie and her two girls Avery (l) and Olivia

Knox didn't love his helmet, but it sure was cute on him!

After having a recovery nap, we all headed to Babe's for a little din-din.  My dad was craving some fried chicken, and this is the spot!  I hadn't been to the Garland location, but it was just as tasty.  Out front they have an old truck that Knox enjoyed.  We had to peel him away just to go eat.

The highlight of his weekend, though, was Papi's truck.  He talked about it every second, so much so that we had to move my carseat into my dad's truck so that he could "drive."  If it was parked, he wanted to play in the bed.  If it was moving, he had to be in it.  He was in heaven.  We took a few laps around the neighborhood with him in the bed...he loved it!

So sweet.  Love how much he loves his grandparents (and their cars).

After a quick breakfast on Sunday morning, my parents headed back to Austin.  Stephen had two tennis matches, so we let Knox nap and then headed to the afternoon match that he played with Aunt Kelly.  Knox was interested for about a minute, and then wanted to drive his cars all over the bleachers.   Maybe he'll be more interested when he gets's hard to watch tennis and keep an eye on him!

And the reason my parents headed back to A-town so soon...

My newest niece was born this afternoon. 

Ally Elizabeth Kampen
8 lbs, 3 oz
20" long
Dark hair, just like her older sister Mackenzie!

I can't wait to love on her!  


  1. Congratulations on your new niece! So cute!

    The picture of you and Stephen at Nelly is just awesome.

    Babe's.....mmmmmmmm, so yummy!

  2. yo! yo! yo! love that you love the hip-hop. ;-) love the blog! you're pure awesomeness!!! xox