We are back from our 6 childless days in Mexico. We spent our days eating, drinking, sleeping in and laying out in the Mexican sun. This was the second year that the Chamber group has gone to The Royal so we were pros on where to eat and what to do this time. We were sad to leave, but really excited to see the kids! They had a great time with Mammy and Mike and I don't think they really missed us a bit.
Sitting on the swings
At the swim up bar with the Diemunds, Wohls and Blundells
Last week Nana and Papa came to visit from California. The kids had a blast and were spoiled rotten as usual. We hadn't seen them since March (besides Skype) so we were all pretty excited. We hung out, went shopping, the boys went to the OU game and we celebrated birthdays. Here are some pictures from the week.
Ryan and Nana doing their morning workout.
Drew playing with his truck from Nana and Papa
An attempt at a family picture at my bday party
Drew and Papa
Darin and I are off to Cancun next week for a childless, all inclusive vacation!! Darin won the trip for the second year in a row through the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. Last year we had a blast and I was 7 months preggo so I am planning on having even more fun this year. :) A big thanks to my Mom and Mike for volunteering to keep the kids for us the whole time!
We had a fun filled Labor Day weekend. Friday night we had some friends over for a game night on the back porch. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. Saturday Darin and I had a childless evening at the OU game with our friends Carrie and Grant. Aunt DeDe and Uncle BoBo babysat for us. The kids are lucky to have awesome aunts and uncles that like to babysit them all the time. Ryan tells us daily that her best friend is Aunt DeDe and Drew lights up when he sees Uncle BoBo. It is nice for us because we know the kids are having a great time and we don't have to worry at all! Thanks again Maddie and Blake!
Drew and BoBo hanging out at the pool this summer.
Ryan and DeDe right before her wedding in March.
The weather is starting to get really nice in the evenings so we have been spending a lot of time on the back porch. Sunday night we were outside having some wine and hanging out when Ryan started dancing. We watched her a little and everyone laughed which only encouraged her to keep going so I got out my phone and started videoing her. She came up with this little routine all by herself. She loves to dance and have everyone watch her. Guess we might have to look into dancing...
I am trying something new with the video uploads so hopefully it will work and be a little more clear.
Ryan had her 1st day of school yesterday. It was only a half day this week, so no naptime or lunch at school. Full days start next week and I can't wait to see how both of those are going to go. She was so excited to go all morning and wanted to carry her "church school bag" all by herself. When we got there she took a quick picture with her teachers, gave me a hug and Drewman a kiss and she was off playing babies. When I picked her up they said she did great! She only got in trouble once for trying to drag a 1yr old up the slide and make her sit in her lap to slide down. Obviously this didn't go over so well with the 1yr old. She told me she was just trying to take care of her and be her mommy. This didn't surprise me at all because she pretends she is "Drew's mommy" on a daily basis. We talked about not trying to be a mommy to a "real kid" and how not all kids are as tough as Drew. She said next time she will just play with the kids in her class and not take care of the 1yr olds. Overall I think she had a great 1st day.
Ready to go!
Drew taking advantage of me getting Ryan ready. Guess it's time to get out the baby gate!
Ryan with Ms. Brandi and Ms. Stephanie
Also we got Drew's 9 month pictures (and some of Ryan) back that we took a couple of week ago. Kristi Morton took them again for us, she is awesome!! We are happy how well they turned out especially since Drew was cutting a tooth and Ryan fell and got a bloody, fat lip 5 minutes into the pictures. You can look at www.twiceblessedphotography.com Go to client proofing and the password is: drew