Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Outdoor pics

Pictures from our museum tours....

Giant eyeball at the Health Museum.
Giant brain at the Health Museum.

Riding the metro on the way up to Museum District.

The rest of the pics are from the Natural Science museum......

time flies when you're having fun.....

I can't believe its been so long since my last post!! September is almost over and it seems like just yesterday it had just begun!

We've just been busy keeping up with life. Our days are not long enough! Danny goes to class 3 days a week, which didn't sound like much when he first signed up, but now that he's doing it, its a lot. Its going good though. He's in Math and Comp. 1 right now and needless to say, he's been busy with homework and studying. He's doing great, especially considering its been like 12 years since he was in high school :) I've thought about going back myself but there's no way we could both do it at the same time so we'll have to see what happens.

Kenzie's doing well in school so far. She had to memorize the Pre Amble to the US Constitution! Can you believe that! I don't remember having to do that in 3rd grade; I thought it was more like Jr. High? Yesterday, she came home and said that they moved her to a different classroom. I guess her school got a new 3rd grade teacher and they took 5 students from each of the other classes to fill up the new teacher's class and she happened to be one of the students. So hopefully she likes her new teacher as well as she liked her old teacher! I guess we'll find out today.

I had my Golden birthday on Monday; 27 on the 27th. Now I'm just one year closer to 30 :( I'm freaking out about that age!! On Saturday, the museum district had its annual free day for 17 different museums so thats what we decided to do. Well, I think everyone in Houston had the same idea because it was absolutely crazy! We went to Natural Science museum first. Aydan loved to see the big dinosaurs! There was just so many people that we couldn't really stop and take our time looking at things. After that I really wanted to take the kids to the Childrens Museum, which was a few blocks away from the Natural Science museum so we walked. Well, the line to get in wrapped around the corner so we didn't even try to wait in line. We went across the street to the Health museum. And again, it was so packed you really couldn't see much. It was pretty neat though because there was a tour of inside the human body which was cool. After we left that museum we decided to call it quits. The kids were tired, bored, and hungry by then so we went and had lunch.

This week we've finally enjoyed some fairly cooler weather. Its been in the low 80's during the day and around 65 at night so I can finally open the windows and let some fresh air in. Its been nice not have to run the A/C much anymore. Hopefully this cool trend continues because I'm so ready for it!! :)

I'm looking forward to Halloween coming up next month. I've been trying to think of some costume ideas for the kids. When I ask them what they want to be Kenzie says she wants to be a princess or a witch and all Aydan says is that he wants something with a mask.

Well, thats about all thats going on in our lives right now. Keep checking back for more updates :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Recap: Grillin', fishin' and relaxin'

We enjoyed our long Labor Day weekend but they always end too soon. We did a little fishing and on Sunday we went to the park to grill out.

This is just Aydan being silly.

Walking down the dock with his new fishin' pole. Now he's ready to catch some big fish!

After we ate our dinner we of course had to make s'mores. Yum Yum!!

Sorry, these pictures are not in any special order.
Danny and Kenzie went fishing one morning at our building and he caught a catfish, well actually he caught 3 catfish. This is a picture of one of them.

Aydan getting ready to cast his line out. The kids never did catch anything but they had a blast anyway.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy September 1st!!

We're getting closer to my favorite season....FALL!!! Other than Christmas time, Fall is my favorite time of year!! I love everything about it! The pretty changing leaves, the cooler weather (although down here its not much cooler but...oh well), Halloween, apple cider, fall decorations, PUMPKINS; you name it, I love it!

I've already noticed some leaves changing and falling to the ground. It's definately not as pretty as it is up north because there's just different types of trees here (like palm trees) that don't loose their leaves or change colors. So far its still been in the upper 90's but soon enough it will start to cool down, and by cool down, I mean low 80's, which will seem a LOT cooler.

I'm really looking forward to the Halloween party that the town hosts at one of the parks we go to. We stopped by last year and it was a lot of fun! They have Halloween music, games, hay rack rides, candy, food, and all the kids wear their costumes. It's a very family-friendly atmosphere, which is great for all of us to enjoy!

I need to start figuring out Halloween costumes for the kids. I've also been thinking about having all of us dress up this year but I don't know if I'll be able to convince Danny of the idea, lol! If anyone has any suggestions for theme-costume ideas for all 4 of us to wear, please leave a comment and share :)

Thats all for now!! Hope you all have a great week!