Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bluebonnets in Austin

The Texas state flower is the bluebonnet.  Knox loves pointing them out, but refuses to follow the "please don't pull/touch/defame the state flower" rule.  Ooops.

Every year parents pull over on the side of the road to get the quintessential bluebonnet shot...and we followed suit.  Thankfully we were able to safely park on a neighborhood street and walk among them instead of risking our lives :)

I think they turned out cute...and I'm so thankful for this sweet boy!

Three in two weeks...seriously?

He can be quite the angel...most of the time.

His hand is on his hip.  Ha!

He told me it was too bright, so we walked back to the car to get his shades.  These ended up being my favorite shots!

Typical Knox...jumping and smiling!

Too cool for school

Never too busy to stop and smell the flowers

My sweet {almost} three year old...

running wild and free.  

The Lord has truly blessed Stephen and I with this miracle boy.  Our hearts overflow.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Easter 2013

Jesus is Risen, He is risen indeed!

Though we love celebrating the REAL reason for the holiday, we also love celebrating all of the fun things that come along with it.  Dyeing eggs, egg hunts, silly stickers and decorations...and of course CANDY.

While in Houston (the weekend before Easter), we took full advantage of the festivities with Mimi, Papa and Aunt Kelly.  Knox loved dyeing eggs, and really liked hunting them afterwards and finding goodies inside.  Mimi bought him a little kit that not only dyed the eggs, but also allowed him to decorate them like little chicks.  He loved it.

Aren't those just the cutest?

After his nap, he woke up to find that Kelly and I had hidden eggs for him in the backyard.  Some had candy, but most had tiny cars in them...that used to be Stephen's!  Knox loves playing with daddy's old toys, and he was so excited to see they could fit in eggs.

We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing by the pool, going to see King George at the Rodeo and enjoying time with the family.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Post-Rodeo Blues...

I can't emphasize enough how out of sorts we are...being homeless and all.  It seems daunting to even locate a pair of shoes, much less updating the blog.  We're on the homestretch, closing tomorrow morning and heading to Austin.  It's a bit surreal, but we're excited to complete the sale of our home and move forward.

A few weeks ago I blogged about the Rodeo in Houston, but never blogged of the actual event.

We had SO MUCH FUN.  Knox talked about it for days afterward, and I think had a case of the "post-rodeo blues."  He got to see animals, pet cows, see kids ride sheep, ride rides, eat junk food and have all of the attention on him.  I think I'd have the blues, too!

Gigi got Knox this cute pearl-snap shirt to go with his boots...it was perfect!

But really, it was IMPECCABLE once we added the hat.  Seriously, little boys in cowboy hats might be the cutest thing I've ever seen.  Good thing, because he wears it daily. 

He milked a cow...

Then got to meet Bessie up close and personal.

He had happy hour with the swine...

And donned chaps while riding a pony.

He "drove" fifty tractors...

And became a rodeo clown.

But the best part???

All of the rides.  Mimi, Kelly and Daddy took one for the team and rode the rides with him...mommy just played the water squirt race.  He had so much fun, and "won" all of the rides.  He seriously could have stayed there all day.

We left right at naptime, and he had a good hard sleep on the way home that continued once we got to the house.  He was pooped, but loved every minute of it.

Our friends (the Ingrams) heard about his love for the rodeo and all things cowboy and gifted him this adorable little set as a going away present.  He hasn't taken them off.  He even dressed like a cowboy to get donuts this morning.  Obsessed.

I'm so in love with this little cowboy, and I'm a-okay if he keeps it up.  Too cute!

Easter update coming up next...just hope it's before May :)