Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oktoberfest at Down town McKinney

Our family went with Josh's parents to the Oktoberfest in down town McKinney. I absolutely love going down there. They always have different things going on, not to mention yummy food and great shopping. The kids enjoyed the petting zoo, doing crafts, and playing on the fire truck. Our family's favorite food/drink selection of this year was the fresh mint limeade. Oooh, I want one right now!

Caleb at Gymnastics

This fall Caleb started taking gymnastics at The Gymnastics Place. He is doing very well and loves going every week. Caleb's favorite thing to do is the trampoline. Maylea comes with us and loves watching Caleb. She gets a little upset sometimes because she really wants to join her brother in all the fun!

Family Fun at the Mall

Here is some pictures of the kids playing together at the mall playground.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Donuts with my Daddy!!

On Thursday Caleb's class had Donuts with Dads. Caleb loves his Daddy...for lots of reason but today b/c he was one of the only dads who let their 3 year old have 2 donuts! Josh enjoyed going to Caleb's class for the first time.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Designs by Drake

One of my dear friends, Jennifer, just began a "mommy biz" making customized, photo greeting cards. She has Christmas, baby announcements, and more and they are sooooo cute and really well priced. I'm using her for our Christmas cards this year. Check out her blog:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Caleb and Maylea's Birthday Bash!

We celebrated with friends and family for Caleb's 3rd birthday and Maylea's 1st. We decided since I was going to have to be out of town for Maylea's 1st b-day that we would celebrate with family right before she turned one and then have a party together for both the kids when Caleb turned three, six weeks later. We cooked out and swam on September 6th here at our apartments. The weather was perfect and kids had lots of fun playing with their friends. It was so cute to watch a big group of 1-5 year olds racing up and down the grassy hill together, eating their Backyardigans cupcakes, and sportin' the floaties! Thanks to all who came to celebrate with us!

Our little "rugrat!"

My mom came into town last weekend. She said that Maylea, with her skinny little limbs and her big eyes & smile, looked like a little "rugrat." Does anyone remember that cartoon on Nickelodeon called the Rugrats? Well we watched it a lot while growing up and this is what Mom was referring to. So I decided to take a little video of our little "rugrat." We love her little personality so much, not to mention her skinny legs and her big blue eyes!! (Sorry for the video being sideways. I thought my camera would rotate it automatically but it didn't!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

School Days

Caleb & Maylea on their first day of school, August 08

Caleb Cole and his buddy, Caleb Thomas

Here is Caleb and Maylea on their first day of school. They attend CLC, a preschool at Prestonwood Baptist Church, twice a week. They LOVE going to school! Maylea's favorite thing to do currently is pulling all the other kid's nametags off their backs. Caleb loves playing with his friends, calendar time, and romp. We get to hear the "Days of the Week" and "Months of the Year" songs quite frequently and love it. I also love working at CLC. The ladies I work with are some of my closest, dear friends and our 18 month olds are so sweet! I also added some pictures of beautiful baby McKenzie Lane, Mari's daughter, on her first buggy ride. Isn't she a doll?!

Mandy and Erick's Wedding

Congratulations to our sweet Friends, Mandy and Erick Molina. They were married August 3, 2008 at the Nature Preserve in Plano. It was a small, intimate ceremony with close friends and family. We are so blessed to have this amazing couple in our lives. Caleb and Maylea love them and can't wait to meet baby Noah Molina, who will be joining us in the world in December.