Thursday, June 30, 2011

Camp Vaughn: Day 4

Today was Camp Vaughn: Day 4. I had a really bad headache this morning, so Dustin stayed home to help me. Bryson asked yesterday to play baseball again, so Dustin took them to the park this morning before it got too hot. The boys loved it, but they even started to get too hot after a little while. Dustin was pitching to Bryson, and then Brennan was hitting off of our tee. (The video of Brennan will not load).

After baseball we took to the boys to get donuts, which we usually only do on special occasions (like someone's birthday). After that we dropped Dustin's car off to get the oil changed and picked up a Redbox movie for the boys. They love getting to pick a movie out, and I loved the quiet afternoon laying around watching a movie.

After the movie we went back and picked up the car, and took the boys to Marble Slab to get ice cream. Bryson picked blueberry ice cream with almonds and Brennan picked bubble gum ice cream with sprinkles. We hadn't been there in a really long time so it was a special treat for them.
All in all it was a much slower paced day than the others, but we still had a really fun day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Camp Vaughn: Day 3

Today was Camp Vaughn: Day 3. We started out the morning watching Monsters vs. Aliens at the movie theater. We have seen the movie a thousand times before, but there is something super fun about watching it in the theater.

After the movie we went to U-Paint-It so Bryson could decorate some pottery. It was our 1st time making anything there, and Bry made this awesome tile we are going to put in their bathroom. It takes a week for them to bake it and glaze it, so we don't pick it up until next week. He did it all by himself, and I am anxious to see how it turned out.
While Bryson painted his tile Brennan painted on the table cover and then did water paint on a paper they brought him. He had a great time too.
After that I took the boys to the splashpad. When the boys were younger it was too scary for me to take them all swimming by myself, because I was so outnumbered and afraid someone might drown. Since there isn't standing water, I would take the boys to the splashpad all the time. However, after being there for a short time today they were ready to go. Sad to say that I think my kiddos have outgrown the splashpad. :(

When the boys got tired of the splash pad we went across the street to the park. It was so hot, that the pebbles under the equipment were burning to the touch. We didn't stay there too long, but before we left Bry showed off more of his crazy skills.
We finished out the evening with daddy meeting us for some yummy JJ's snow cones.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Camp Vaughn: Day 2

Today was Camp Vaughn: Day 2. This morning we went to my good friend, Carrie's, house for a play date with Bryson's best friend, Brennan's future wife, and their sweet baby. Bryson has already asked several times when he can go back. I guess that means he had a good time. :)

They jumped...

They played "ghost" baseball in the backyard.
When they started to get hot they cooled off with Popsicles...
...and when that wasn't enough they turned their trampoline into a huge slip and slide.

After lunch I took the boys swimming again. There were more flips from Bryson, and Brennan went down the slide and then swam to the side all by himself...with no help at all from me. Gotta LOVE Puddle Jumpers.

Currently, Bryson is on a date with daddy enjoying Project Yogurt and looking for a new fish for our fish tank.
Brennan is totally wiped out from our day.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Camp Vaughn: Day 1

The older 2 boys are at Carolina Creek Christian Camp this week, so I decided to have Camp Vaughn with the other 2 boys. Today was day 1 of fun. This morning we went to the park, which quickly became an "adventuring" time. We walked along the trails, saw bunnies and birds, threw sticks into the water, scaled rocks, and just had a really fun morning. Daddy met us at Gattitown for lunch, which the boys LOVED! We have had a movie marathon this afternoon with each boy getting to pick out a movie. Can't wait for tomorrow...
My sweet boys

Brennan didn't want to be left out, so we found a set with the rocks real close together for him.

My little fish...

My little fish...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


My big 2 boys were at cooking camp today so I decided to take my little 2 guys swimming. Our normal pool is closed on Tuesdays so we decided to try out another pool in town. This pool had a diving board, which none of the other pools have. The 1st time he got on the diving board he walked to the edge looked down, and then chickened out and walked back down. He decided to try again and jumped off to the side so he only had to swim a tiny bit. Once he got comfortable with that he jumped straight off the end of the board. Soon after he jumping out and straight down in a torpedo shape. A little while I looked over and he was doing cannon balls. About 1 hour after getting to the pool I look over and catch Bryson (age 5) doing this...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

10 Years

10 years ago today I married my best friend. We were both so young. I had been 21 for a whopping 21 days and he was 2 months away from turning 22. Life has definitely been an adventure, but I wouldn't change it. I love you, Dustin!

Engagement picture

My bridal party included my 3 sisters, best friend, college roommate, and aunt. The junior bridesmaids and flower girl were my cousins' children.

Dustin's groomsmen were friends from high school, my brother, his brother-in-law, cousins, and my uncle. The junior groomsmen and ring bearer were our nephews.

We rode in a horse drawn carriage all around downtown Austin. We spent 2 weeks in Florida for our honeymoon. The highlight was Key West. This is the southern most point in the US, only 90 miles to Cuba.

Margaritaville in Key West, yep we were that sunburned.
We took a jet ski tour around Key West from the Atlantic to the Gulf. It was amazing the difference between the two. The Atlantic was smooth and clear and the gulf was very rough and not clear.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011