Monday, July 26, 2010

4th of July Weekend

We had an amazingly relaxes weekend. We just lounged around playing in the pool and playing some Wii. For fireworks we headed to downtown, we were all settled when I got a call from the Barringtons. They invited us to view the fireworks in a/c, we jumped at the chance. We got to view the fireworks from the 5th floor of Mark's detective office. We watched them pop over the courthouse, BEAUTIFUL!


Welcom Catherine
The Cain family welcomed a beautiful new baby girl to start off the month. Big congrats to them and their family of four.

Engling BBQ
Rachel hosted a wonderful BBQ out at her home in Stranger. The Cain's came with their little one and both Jackie and Stephanie drove in for the fun. It was so nice to have a bunch of us together again.

Joshua's Party
Stephanie had a wonderful pool party at her parent's house for Joshua. She has a cute train theme and lots of personalized goodies for the kiddos. Matt was able to come, so everyone had a wonderful time.

Brewer Visit
Julie and the boys came to Texas for a visit and of course we had to have a playdate. The boys have grown so much and the word fabulous doesn't even begin to describe Julie. We made it a pool party, so there was lots of craziness.

We took a trip to Kansas to celebrate my mil 60th birthday. The kids were not much for driving, but we survived. We had lots of fun with Matt's family and Adelaide loved seeing her cousins. His sister got a babysitter and we took the boat to the lake for some adult time. On Saturday, we had a surprise party for Susan and her brother Rick and all his kids and grandkids came out for it. Sunday was Father's Day and Susan's birthday. We took the kids out on the boat for some fun. Adelaide warmed up to it after a little while and LOVED it. In the evening my sil's family came over for dinner. It was overall a really nice trip.

Matt's friend Matt (Greatness) brought his girlfriend Rose up from Houston for the weekend. Greatness is one of the best guys on this earth and we love being around him, so his visit was wonderful. Adelaide fell in love with both of them and cried when her Uncle Matt and Rosie left.


The month of May brought lots of fun for the Blanchard family.

Hillcrest Picnic and Party
We were finally able to attend Hillcrest annual picnic, because Matt is thankfully not working weekends. My wonderful husband is the manager for the renal, med/surg floor. He had to work for a little bit, so the kids and I had the whole zoo to ourselves for a few moments, it was wonderful.

The kids and I took a little break from the zoo and headed to Peter Piper Pizza for Audryaunna's 6th birthday. It was loads of fun and wonderful to see some of my favorite people, the Love family.

Rasmussen Visit
After too long of being gone, Kristie and Samantha came to Waco for a visit. A few of us from the mom's group met up at Whitehall Park to play and visit. Samantha has grown up so much, but is still super precious. This was the same park we first met them at 2.5 years ago when are girls were about 6 months old.

Painting in Cameron
We headed to Cameron to visit the Smith's and the Gutierrez family. Together we all went to the park to let the kiddos paint. Stephanie made the kids the CUTEST aprons, she has mad skills. Adelaide encountered her first train and has not stopped talking about how loud it was.

Fun in the Sun
We decided to set up the pool to help cool us down from a typical hot Texas summer. Christian is a natural in the water and adorable. At first he was a little timid, but since then he tries to swim by himself everytime. Adelaide is amazing in the pool, she would live in there if we would let her.

Cain Babyshower
Some of us girls met up at Cheddar's for a wonderful time celebrating Baby Cain. Our wonderful friend Courtney was expecting her 4th baby, a sweet baby girl. They would be moving soon so it was nice to get together one last time at our place.

Happy Birthday Adelaide
My sweet little girl turned 3 on May 25th. We had some yummy Jason's Deli for lunch, her favorite. She got a tiara, a ukelele, a doll named Sandie, and more. For dinner we grilled burgers and hotdogs with the Barringtons and Hancocks. It was loads of fun.

That Saturday we had lots of her friends over for a Dora party. The kids all got a purple backpack with a map and a few toys. At Isa's Garden they made bracelets, ate at Benny's Barn, and hit the pinata at Tico's Tree. Unfortunatly 5 minutes into the party one of her little friends got a wasp sting, Joshua got attacked by ants, and the flies took over the food. Other than that it was a good time!


It has been brought to my attention that I am slacking on my blogging. I don't deny it. So allow me to write a bunch of small blogs to catch up on the last 3 months...