Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We had a very relaxing Easter and had no agenda or plans. On Sunday after church, my mom came over and we all met up with our friends, the Ball's, and had a little Easter egg hung with our kids. Cody was interested in opening the eggs and eating the jelly beans inside but definately enjoyed running around with his friends more than the hunt itself.

Funny story: I had no intention at all (it hadn't even croseed my mind) to take Cody to see the Easter Bunny. However, Jason was out of town one weekend attending a college graduation and Cody and I went to the mall early (before the mall opened: the play area is not crowded and still clean!) to play and eat lunch. The bunny is set up right outside the play area and they walked him in and Cody's eyes got so big and he was so excited. He kept saying "nunny, nunny, nunny". I walked him over and we watched the bunny take his seat and Cody said (and signed) "see nunny" and "please" very excitedly. We were the second people in line and he waited patiently and ran over and climbed right up into the bunny's lap. The lady said she would take a picture but we didn't have to buy it if we just wanted to "visit" the bunny. But, I thought the picture turned out sweet and it was such a funny memory with Cody I bought it. We visited the bunny two more times before leaving the mall. He has pointed out every bunny he's seen since....even the ones hopping around the neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thomas the Train

We had a fun Saturday afternoon going to see Thomas the Train in Grapevine. We opted not to spend the money on tickets to ride the train and will wait until Cody's a little older to enjoy that. But, we still wanted to go see Thomas. We invited Katie (Tom was out of town) and Hudson to join us and we all piled into Jason's truck for the adventure. We found a great parking spot where we could play on the train tracks and see Thomas. We thought when Thomas started to move that he'd come right by us but instead started backing up and getting farther we waved "bye, bye" to Thomas and heard "where'd Thomas go?" from Hudson and "bye, bye choo choo" from Cody the rest of the night.

We opted to go to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner instead of paying the fee to play the Thomas games. The boys had a blast and we were all tired by the time we got home. Oh, and Hudson brought Cody a little matchbox car....which was probably the highlight of Cody's day...besides the train. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


One of our students, Sarah, stayed with me and Cody one night while Jason was on a trip. She stayed in the car with Cody while I ran into Target and she took this picture of him looking at himself in the mirror. I thought it was cute!
I took Sarah to my favorite new Mexican food place in town and Cody enjoyed the chips and queso! We had a fun time with Sarah and she took some great pictures of Cody in bluebonnets I'll post soon. She's an amazing photographer!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Boy!

This little tall and lean bundle of energy keeps us laughing and captures our hearts over and over again every day! He is full of personality and brings us so much joy! What a handsome little boy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cody and Parker

Kristin and Parker (my sister and nephew) came to visit last week! Cody (22 mo.) and Parker (15 mo.) are exactly 7 months apart and it was so much fun watching them play together. They are finally old enough to have fun together and Cody mentions Parker daily. Here they are greeting each other with a kiss. Isn't he adorable! Parker is such a sweet little boy and in a really funny stage that kept us laughing. He will snuggle in for a hug everytime he is picked up and has the cutest little voice. Bubbie came to play with her grandson's and even brought them lawnmowers that were a big hit! Getting them to pose together was impossible! Cody loved having someone to play with in the backyard. Aunt Krisitn playing with the boys! I love this picture of my sister....she's so beautiful! It didn't take Cody long to want to take the lawnmower outside....where it belongs. Parker loved riding around in Cody's car. Mac and Cheese to complete the day! We sure wish they lived closer but love any time we get with them. So fun to have boys together!