Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Christopher's 1st Birthday

Well, I'm almost a month behind with posting this but its better late than never. Christopher turned 1 on October 13th and I can't believe he is already 1.  It feels like just yesterday that I was on pins and needles hoping I didn't go into labor until Chris arrived for my induction date. Luckily, Christopher  flipped around right before I got induced so I didn't have to have a c section, which was a huge weight off my mind especially with Chris working out of state.

Christopher slept in on his birthday and woke up to birthday pancakes with whipped cream.

The rest of Christopher's birthday was pretty relaxed with hours of play time, a good 3hr nap, and a trip to swim lessons for Eileen. After arriving home from swim lessons, Christopher and Eileen got baths while we waited for our special visitors. Chris's grandparents came for a visit and once they landed they headed straight over to our house for Chinese food and birthday cupcakes. 

We had Christopher's Star Wars themed first birthday party on the 15th with all our friends and family. Christopher wore a special birthday shirt and went to town on his birthday cake. Christopher, unlike Eileen on her first birthday, was all about eating the cake and licking the icing. Of course, we were not surprised since Christopher will eat anything put in front of him. 

It's hard to believe our "not-so-little" little guy is 1 year old! Happy Belated Birthday Christopher!

Enjoy until next time!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016 has come and gone and the holiday season is almost upon us. As mentioned in the previous post about Zoo Boo, Eileen went as Princess Peach and Christopher went as Toad for Halloween. Eileen was all about going up to houses and collecting candy. She was so polite saying thank you after each trick or treating interaction. Christopher went up to a few houses but he wasn't really into the gathering of candy as Eileen was. He was mostly in for the ride in the wagon. Next year will be a different story I'm sure! 

trying to get a nice picture...

really? mom?

Happy Rider

Our house with the glow stick milk jugs

trick or treating at PopPop and Mommom

Enjoy until next time!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Zoo Boo 2016

Zoo Boo is a Halloween event the Houston Zoo puts on every year and this year we were able to go twice. 

The first time we went we went with friends and we got there kind of late so we were only able to get a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. The candy stations were already out of candy by the time we got there. Also since we were coming from an earlier event that day the kiddos were just dressed in matching Halloween shirts. 

The second time we went we all went and met up with my dad and Pam on a Sunday morning. The weather was great and Eileen and Christopher were both dressed up in their costumes. Eileen is princess peach and Christopher is toad. Since we went early there was candy at the candy stations and some of the animals that are normally sleeping were not as sleepy. 

This post is super late as these events took place a couple weeks ago but we've been busy with a birthday party, pictures, and other various activities. I'm trying my best to catch up but I'll get there. Happy Halloween! 

Enjoy until next time! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pumpkin Patch 2016

Last week, the kiddos and I met some members of our playgroup at one of the local pumpkin patches. I was able to get some cute pictures of the kiddos when they decided to corporate. Enjoy!

Enjoy until next time!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Life Lately

Life has been busy lately. Projects around the house, going places, and getting ready for Christopher to turn 1. I'm working on some blog posts about our various projects we have recently completed and of course there will be a post about Christopher's 1st birthday later this month. But for now enjoy some pictures from the past couple of weeks

Football fan

Date night out in the Nova

Snowcone treat

Beach day

Baby seal lion at the zoo


Love her

The explorer

Enjoy until next time!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Towne Lake Triathlon 2016

Sorry I'm so late with this post about my last triathlon for the season, the Towne Lake triathlon on September 5th.

This race was good, tough, but good. I had some really great parts and some really awful parts. I kicked butt in the swimming portion, did decent at the bike, and had a horrible run. The best part of the run was hearing Eileen and Christopher cheering me on at the finish. 

1:36:39.3 overall time 
7:56.8 400m swim
44:07.5 12mile bike
39:47.7 3.1 mile run

I kicked butt at the swim portion. I had the third fastest time in my age group and I felt really good swimming. The water was cold (my preferred preference) and I just cruised; I kept a good pace and just swam. 

The bike was flat and fast expect for the last 2 miles where there was a head wind and a slight incline for a bridge. 

The last part, the run, was by far the worst run I've ever done. The course was tough, it was curvy, steep, and just overall unpleasant. I'm sure if I had been running during the prior two weeks it wouldn't have been as bad but it would have still been bad. I was definitely glad when the run was over. 

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, Eileen and Christopher were able to come cheer me on at the finish line. This triathlon started later than the previous ones therefore my mom was able to bring them over to cheer since they were both up and the race site was 15 minutes away from her house. 

I'm all done for triathlons this season and next season will be a short season as I plan to have knee surgery over the summer. Hopefully, I will be able to get it a triathlon or two before surgery.

Enjoy until next time!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

America's Favorite Pastime

Last Friday we took the kiddos to their very first baseball game. My team (the Rays) were playing Chris's team (the Astros) here in town so we got tickets for the Friday night game of the series. During the summer on Fridays they have fireworks after the game, weather permitting of course so we thought that would be awesome for them to see hence selecting a Friday night game. 

We were pretty nervous to see how they would do at the game for a few reasons; they had never been before, the game started at 7:10, and the fireworks. Low and behold the kiddos did great! They both stayed awake and watched the game and the fireworks. 

Of course we picked seats way up in the nose bleed section because they are the cheap seats, they weren't crowded, and if we needed to leave we didn't pay an arm and a leg for nice seats. Being up away from mostly everyone allowed the kiddos to move around a bit without causing any distractions. Christopher was completely entertained by the seats. He kept pushing them up and down. Eileen kept rooting for the orange team (the Astros) much to mommy's dislike but she had a blast. 

So glad our first family baseball game was a success! We've been busy and I've been slacking on getting blog posts up in a timely manner. The next couple of weeks seem to be less busy so I hope to get all caught up on everything. 

Enjoy until next time!