Tuesday, May 31, 2016

San Antonio Bound

Last week we took our first family vacation to San Antonio.  We loaded the car up Saturday night so we would be all ready to go after church.  We were able to drive a few hours before having to stop for lunch.  
 When driving through lots of small towns in Texas, there aren't to many option of places to eat.  We settle on Dairy Queen and it made for some very happy boys since they both got a dessert with their kids meal.  
 We couldn't have asked for a better drive.  They both crashed and took great naps while we were driving! 
 We finally made it to our hotel around 5:30.  The boys were excited to see the killer whales outside our hotel.  
After unloading all our luggage, the boys took a little trip on the dolly.  
 Dinner was our first priority after getting all unpacked.  We were all starving.  We ate at a restaurant near our hotel called Viola's Ventanas.  The fajitas were good, but nothing special.  Matt and I both loved our drink selections though.  Nash wanted a sip of my "slushy" so bad!!
I couldn't decide on which drink to get so I got their sampler drink special.  I had a strawberry margarita, guava margarita and a classic margarita.  I really couldn't have chosen a favorite.  They were all so good.  
 Matt got a Dos XX margarita and Pearson was totally thrilled with the orange chips and the live mariachi band.  
 The best part of the restaurant was the nice playground they had out back.  It was perfect for the boys to run around and burn off some energy after sitting in the car all day long.  
 This sweet boy loved climbing all over the rocks too. 
 When we got back to our hotel, we got all unpacked, showered and comfy.  They boys got to watch a movie on their own TV in the living room.  
 Pearson slept on the pull out couch in the living room.  
 Nash slept on the queen bed beside me and Matt.  
 I'd like to say our first night in the hotel went well, but it didn't.  We all slept terrible.  First of all, we put the boys down too early.  It was past their normal bedtime, but they just weren't tired.  They were too excited about all the fun we had planned and just couldn't settle down being in a new place.  They finally crashed about 9:00.  The only way we could get them to fall asleep was to lay down and fall asleep with them.  One of the many times I woke up in the night, I couldn't believe it was only 3:00 because I felt like I had enough sleep for the night.  

The best part of the night was when Pearson woke up and walking into Nash's bed.  When I asked him what he was doing, he half asleep said,"I don't know and went back to his bed."  We all survived the night even with many wake ups.  Thankfully that was our only crummy night of sleep on the trip!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

last day of school preschool{2016}

Another year of preschool has come and gone.  But this year is a little different, because it's Pearson's last day of preschool……EVER!!!

We now officially have a preschool graduate.  
It's crazy how fast this time has gone.  I really can't believe he is going to be in Kindergarten in the fall. 
Pearson and his teacher Mrs. Sabrina at Splash Day on the last day of school.  She was so great.  I wish we would have been at Kid's Kaleidoscope all year long.  It was the best move we made.  I can't wait for Nash to be there next year.

Nash had a great first year of preschool.  He loves going to school!!

 We started off the year going two days a week at Oak Tree, but ended up just going one day a week at Green Acres.  Next year we are bumping all the way up to three days a week at Kid's Kaleidoscope.  He is going to be so sad that brother will be in school five days a week, so going three days will make it a littler easier for him.  
His teachers always tell me what a helper he is in class.  I'm so proud of my big helper.

We loved his sweet teacher Miss Paige.  She is also our babysitter so we will still get to see her even though school is out.

We are so proud of all our boys have accomplished this year.

 And because I love a good comparison picture……..
It just blows my mind how much Nash grew in nine months.  He literally went from a baby to a little boy.  
 Now we are ready for a fun and exciting summer starting with vacation next week!!! 

Stay posted for our annual Summer List!