Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day started with some last hugs and snuggles from Gram and Pop before they headed back to Nac. There's no love like that of a grandparent, on Valentine's Day or any other!


Their red shirts were all gifts from Gram and Pop, received a day early so Gram could wash them before they wore them. =)

Valentines to take to each boys' classmates were assembled before I left for San Antonio. Jackson wanted to do friendship bracelets this year after learning how to make them during our road trip to Colorado.

I think they turned out pretty cute!

Andrew did Lego minifigures this year and Benjamin did kazoos.


I got to volunteer in Jackson's class during their Valentine's Party. He worked so hard on his card. I thought he was making it for me but he ended up giving it to his (not so) Secret Admirer. =)

Valentine's Day is exhausting, especially for a boy who refused to nap at school!

We ended the day's celebrations with a special treat Justin and I picked up from Mi Tierra bakery in San Antonio.

We hope you got to celebrate your loves too!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Justin and I made it back home just in time on Fat Tuesday for the big Mardi Gras party!

The boys made their floats over the weekend and were SO excited to show them to us.

There was a parade, of course!


"Hey! Throw me something, mister!"


Even Annie was impressed with the parade and festive floats!


Shrimp Po Boys by Pop and homemade King Cake by Gram rounded out the festivities. Yum!


Thanks, Gram and Pop for the joie de vivre and for sharing some of our culture with the boys!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

San Antonio Sojourn

I had a work conference this weekend and early this week in San Antonio, and everything worked out for Justin to get to come with me! While I was attending sessions, he enjoyed some rare peace and quiet in the hotel room, and we got to enjoy lunch breaks and evenings together! What a treat!



The grown-ups only trip was generously made possible by Gram, Pop and Grandma Grandma who took on our crazy crew for a few days! They really deserve a medal, because the weather was yucky pretty much the whole time we were gone so taking them outside to burn off energy was not an option. But they made the best of it! I'll let you decide whether or not they missed us...

Shortly after our departure, they headed out for supplies for a special craft (more on that in the next post) and ice cream.



There was an action bible story on Sunday morning. I was told this was King Nebuchadnezzar's guard and God battling it out for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. There was some creative license with the costumes. =)

When Pop is around, you can always count on a good breakfast! No frozen sausage on a stick for his grandsons!

Poor Grandma Grandma was even a target for their pranks. I know she was terrified by all those dragons and snakes on her bed!

Gram and Pop had the joy of school drop offs, pick-ups, monitoring homework time, and even helping to decorate a Valentine's box for Andrew!

They had lunch with Jackson, and took everyone to enjoy the traveling Science Museum that was visiting Jackson's school.






Somehow they still had enough energy to throw us all a Mardi Gras party! Stay tuned...