Not that my friend, Doug, was in the military, but when I sat down to write a Memorial Day recap, I reflected on the fact that it was somewhat appropriate that he passed away on a day that was set aside to remember those that have fallen before us. Military or not- an important reminder to hold your loved ones tightly!
We enjoyed our long weekend together, despite its stormy ending, and "thanks" to the Houston flooding (and consequential closing of the twins' daycare on Tuesday), we actually got our wish to make the long weekend one day longer.
In addition to not setting alarm clocks and generally being unproductive, we made a day trip to La Grange to visit Brian's extended family, briefly hit up the Houston Zoo, played with family/friends, and lounged around the house. And I took pictures of all of these activities because, well, that's what I do.
This has nothing to do with the weekend, BUT we finally finished our miniature gallery wall on our stairway landing last week and I wanted to share the finished product. Tada!
We busted out the twins' sunglasses and someone spent the majority of the weekend wearing them- sunlight or not.
That same someone also copped a major attitude on our mini-road trip (and then insisted on "calling" her Pop Pop to tell him all about it)
And because we have to keep things even, Colby also made sure to participate in Operation: Make Mommy & Daddy Insane - 2015
Both of us recovering from her meltdown
But of course, fresh air and HORSIES worked their magic and all was once again right with the world.
Well, mostly right.
Colby, being his independent self
And Clara, being her mess of a self
More fruitless (but necessary!) attempts at family photos - here's the best one we got of Clara smiling...
And the best one we got of Colby smiling
We hit up Jason's Deli after church on Sunday and these wiggly worms were in such good moods that I had to document the occasion
When I turned the camera around so Colby could see himself on the screen, the poses started
Few things rival their enthusiasm for fake napping
Sporting her hat en route to the zoo
Appropriately, wearing the shades they received on our last zoo visit
What better way to commemorate Memorial Day than drinking dirty hose water that you (and your cousins and friends) have been stepping/playing/most likely peeing in?
Seriously, that water looks so gross, and I can't tell you how tickled they both were about drinking it!
Davis and the toddlers having a wild and crazy pool party (I can't stop thinking about how dirty the water is)
Best buddies 4 life
So now you can all rest easy knowing how last weekend was spent. And after a whirlwind short work week, we're facing another exciting weekend ahead wherein Allison and I celebrate 32 years of being alive (well, outside the womb, that is).
Hope your weekends are wonderful and for those of you also living in the great lake currently known as Texas, be safe out there!