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Thursday, May 28, 2015

In memory of Memorial Day

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!


the blogivers said...

Too many cute pics for one post! Also, I love how it looks like Brian has a cool new 'do in the family shots at the ranch, courtesy of the light fixture in the background.

Anna Mary said...
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Anna Mary said...

1. I think you could photoshop Colby's smiling face into the photo with Clara's smiling face and create a family photo win.
2. Can you comment on Clara's feet/shoes in the zoo picture? I honestly can't believe that was the focus of the caption. Haha
3. Your kiddos are adorable on this side of the interwebs;)

kayla Agan said...

Adorable! Are they fear facing? When they turn maybe they will be better passengers in general!

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Brittnie said...

Looks like a lot of fun, despite crazy toddler tantrums of course. Camille has given me a run for my money the last few days!! But then she does something so adorable and I am like "HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU BE SO PRECIOUS AND SO CRAZY ALL IN A SPAN OF FIVE MINUTES???" :)

Love the gallery wall! I want to do something similar in our hallway one day!

Beth said...

I'm very impressed with all your activity! Yall always seem to have fun! Mateo loves a good fake nap and nasty pool/bath water, too!

Erika said...

BAHAHAHHA Clara's shoes in the stroller at the zoo!!! That is my favorite. That and her angry expression while she chats on the phone. Maybe she's mad that she's stuck in the 90s with a flip phone??

Emily said...

Ew ew ew ew ew on the drinking water. Ewwwwwwww.

But the rest of it looks fun! And those family photos are outstanding - I'm jealous!

Brittany said...

Love the gallery wall, love the picture of you and Colby, and love the picture of Clara in the hat because I feel like you (and Allison) make that same face sometimes!

Aubrey said...

HBD to you and your sis! And, I too, got a kick out of Clara's shoes/feet in the zoo pic!

Natasha said...

I love Clara in all her shades' pictures and her hair is getting soooo long! Also, those are some really good family pictures.