We have had two weeks worth of company and fun! March is a birthday month around here so there is a lot to celebrate. My Mother in law came first. We celebrated her 75th birthday! She also brought our niece with her. A cousin to play with is always a good thing. The day after they left, my sister and her two cute little boys came. We celebrated my 35th birthday while they were here. Casey and my sister actually pulled off a mini surprise party for me. It was the best birthday I have had in a long time!
Back to 2012 - If you missed my previous post, here is Part One.
The kids and I cheered Casey on while he did the CB&I Triathlon. Drew was able to try on a firefighters uniform. He even got to put his hand into a fire. We made a trip to the beach with friends. I spent many days at school with my kids for field days and award ceremonies, lunches and many other things. Kaylee and Jake received many awards at school. Kaylee was awarded a trophy for Top Student in the entire 5th grade for Science. Then she won a rip stick in the school raffle. It was a perfect day for her! We enjoyed an outing to the Children's Museum. The last day of school and first day of Summer was a jump for joy.
We completely enjoyed our new relaxed summer bedtime routine. Kaylee would stay up late and read while the boys would play cards. We started our summer off with the library and bowling. We had a great Cuda season and finished our swim season off strong. Ady loves my makeup.
We were in Utah for most of July. We enjoyed spending our time with family, especially seeing the cousins play together. We visited Bingham Copper Mine, Thanksgiving Point and The Planetarium to name a few. We celebrated the 4th of July where the boys rode in Grandpa’s little red car in the Murray Parade. We enjoyed many movie nights in the Bancroft's home theater. We took a boat out to Utah Lake. I had my first motorcycle ride ever which was not just around the neighborhood – it involved going on freeways and through canyons riding to Park City at night during Sundance. We celebrated the life of Casey’s brother, Calvin Rupe, who passed away unexpectedly while we were there. It was a sad time but we were grateful and felt blessed to have been there with family and be a part of it. After getting back home and settled in again, we visited the Butterfly Museum in Houston.
We went to an Astros game with friends. Kaylee painted her siblings faces one morning. She did a great job and this was hours of entertainment. Ady went on a field trip to the fire station. Back to school for everyone – first day of school pictures.
Check back for Part 3 – THE END!