The other day, a group of Jake's school friends and my cousin too, decided to make a day of the Kemah Boardwalk! It was a gorgeous day and a BLAST, so here's some pics from our fun day...
...look at my little tan man, front and center!
Jake showing off for the little girl that he thinks is TOO cute!
He was all smiles after he finally tried out the fountains...So fun, Mommy!!!
...uh, they weren't suppose to be moving this sign but they sure looked cute while NOT following directions!
and then it was time for appetizers and dessert at the Aquarium...they loved watching the sharks and fish swim around while we ate!
And just a little sneak peak at Jake's first soccer game that was Saturday morning! He played SO hard and loved every second! This was all the kiddos warming up before the game...
Trying hard to get the ball from the opponent! That's our boy! He sure takes after his Daddy, who was a soccer player for over 15 years...yea, not Mommy, but looking back I sure wish I would have been...there's a lot of running in this sport, it probably would have kept me from gaining all that weight in high school and college :-(
We're so proud of you, Jake...you played hard and loved every minute of it!
and now the blog spotlight of the week... Camille from Crazy Mama http://crazymamasblog.blogspot.com/ She writes: "I'm Camille, otherwise known as Cee, Cami, Cam, Camilleta, or Crazy Mama. You may have heard that I'm completely insane, and that is true. I am 24, a part time college student, and working on starting up a tie-dye clothing business. I like to travel, watch tv, go online, read, and write. I'm a big-dreamer, a thrill-seeker, and a mood-swinger! I'm addicted to caffeine and sugar. I wear pajamas unless I am going out of the house. The thing I love more than anything in the whole world is spending time with my family!!"
whew, I haven't blogged in almost a week? been busy with family, friends and sports, I guess!
A trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center with my cousin and her girls the other day was a lot of fun. We have to find things that get us outta the house when Daddy is sleeping from working all night :-(
Jake loved this baby alligator! pretty cool, huh?
Lots of park fun with his buddy, Hudson! Ha, excuse Justin's NON-matching outfit...hahaha!!
We have 2 four-wheelers, but I guess the boys decided to ride the same one!!!
Then my sister in law, her husband and the girls came to visit yesterday! it was great finally seeing these girls! We rode the golf cart and took them to our park too!
and finally, yesterday was also the local St. Joseph Altar. My grandmother was a huge part of this tradition and it's something we share each and every year, especially now that the altar is in memory of her and her friends, who have now sadly, all passed. My mom and her friends work hard making this altar so beautiful, and this picture is of myself-pregnant with Justin, Bonka( my grandma!) and my mom at the last altar that my grandmother was able to attend before she passed. I have SO many memories of her working hard with her friends to make this a success. Even as a child, we'd all meet at the local hall and bake Italian cookies for HOURS!!!
...and here's the altar from this year! beautiful! A 92 year old woman created a lot of those fig cookies that you see on the altar. Yes, those pictures of Mary and the cross, the heart...those are ALL cookies!!! Incredible huh?
We have now made Froberg Farm strawberry picking a yearly tradition, but this year was PACKED with people...TOO many people and it was chaos! But still worth the trip, as always!
guess more and more people are finding out about this fun place and today was a busy day on the farm!
Lots of strawberries but lots of mud and standing water too, so rain boots were a requirement for this trip, but of course we forgot ours!! whoops! But Jake has been eating strawberries since we came home, so guess that means they're good!
LOTS of cousins...
Jake and his buddy, Luke checking out the not-so-ripe strawberries but they picked them anyway :-)
OH NO JUSTIN, that one's not ripe at all...LOL
these sure are some cute farmers!!!
Justin and his buddy, Hudson...not too sure about all of this!
Ah, these brothers can be SO sweet when they wanna be!!! that's WHEN they wanna be!!!
I am a wife to an incredible husband, who is also my best friend and mother to two, adorable boys! I created this blog to share the memories we create from day to day and the joys of being a stay at home mom- former teacher! I enjoy every moment spent with my family and I hope you enjoy reading it, as much as I am having fun creating it!