Friday, August 18, 2017

Children's Garden

Couple of weeks ago we went to the Children's garden with some friends. The kids had a lot of fun and it's always good for me to get out and talk to adults ha ha. We are so lucky to have a great friends and to live here in the Dallas area where we have fun places to see.

Elizabeth turns 4 Months!

About two weeks ago this little cutie turned 4 months!
She is one drooling baby and she can roll over one way, but is already scooting her way around a little and can move a full circle. She is very smiley but it takes a lot to make her laugh. She loves her blankets and likes to rub them around her face and I think it's really cute. She hates baths, I've never seen anything like it, the minute I turn on the water she screams, even the other day when I was giving the boys a bath and not her she wouldn't stop crying till I turned off the water. She takes one long nap in the morning but after that she takes 2-3 short naps till bed. She sleeps pretty good but wakes up around 2 to eat and sometimes is up for an hour or she keeps wanting to eat so I'm nursing her rest of the night, which can make nights long. She is already 16 pounds and she might catch up with her brother Peter!ha ha
We love her, the boys dote on her to the point it can get annoying but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Snap Shots in July

We are total nerds here, but we like to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday in our family so we let the kids watch the first movie and they got "sorted" in their houses. It was a little low key this year but the kids still had fun.

And anytime I put Elizabeth in a new outfit I feel like I have to take pictures to document. She just gets cuter and cuter.

Brandy Wine Museum

Falling a little behind on this blog....
Anyway, During our trip to the East Coast we met up with one of our online art teachers at the Brandy Wine Museum to check out some NC Wyeth paintings.
It was fun to finally meet Jonathan Hardesty and to see those amazing paintings.  It was so inspiring and humbling experience.  And the museum itself is very beautiful.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

West Family Reunion in DC

Last week I had my family reunion at Washington DC. We almost didn't go because this has been an expensive year for us; but luckily I got a few art commissions that paid for the trip.
We started our long drive the Friday before the reunion started.
The reunion officially started Sunday night where we ate at my sister's house. So I was really horrible taking pictures of us hanging out, having four kids is no joke, so most of the time I was in survival mode and didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked. But before we headed to my sister's we took the kids to see the temple.
Monday we walked around DC and saw all the monuments. Thomas is really into the presidents right now so he was excited and actually appreciate everything we were seeing, Oliver just wanted to go back to the hotel, it was very hot.
Tuesday several of us did different things, we decided to take it easy and went to see the Jefferson memorial since we didn't the day before. Then that evening my sister-in-law threw a pretty epic party, which I'm bummed I have no pictures. There was sno-cones, zip-line, slip-n-slide, lazer tag, fireworks, and I did face painting for the little kids. My kids had a blast that night.
Wednesday we went to the Baltimore aquarium, I think Baltimore is always fun to see. Then Later we met at the park and the kids had a water fight. 
Thursday the reunion was over but we took the kids to the Natural History museum. 
The reunion was a blast and Washington DC is one of my favorite places so I'm so glad my kids got to go.