Monday, July 18, 2011

Knock knock guess who's there

I have the best husband in the world. No doubt about it. For my birthday he surprised me and flew my mom to San Antonio for 9 days!!! Wow the minute I saw her at my front door I started planning out our time together and thought we had plenty. Man was I wrong. Isn't it just so befuddling how time can fly by so fast when you don't want it to, and when you really are looking forward to something it seems like it takes forever to arrive? I hope that she enjoyed her stay with us. I know that for me it was fantastic and I appreciate Sean for giving me that gift this year. It was just what I needed.

Lois warmed right up to Nanny. She was my mom's permanent shadow.

We went down to the Alamo so that my mom could fit in amongst the other tourists.

Sean's purchase at a mexican market.

They are both growing so stinking fast.

Witte Museum. Porter especially liked the H E B tree house area for children.

I love my mom!!!

Just rocking it out.

Swimming at Fort Sam Houston.

A night out on the town with these two crazies.

We had to take her to the Tower of the Americas. It was a great night full of great memories.

Sean and Porter had their real capes this time around.

The morning of my birthday we had sprinkles on our breakfast. Lois and Porter may or may not have eaten the sprinkles by the spoonful.

Man how we have missed this!!!

Our day was spent at Morgan's Wonderland. Porter was in absolute HEAVEN. No doubt about it. He is such a creative little boy and his imagination ran wild at this park.

Oh what??? You don't have a shoe phone??? Only the cool kids do.

This made me smile. He came up to me with his cowboy hat on and his pants pulled up over his belly button. It reminded me of my Grandpa Glazier whom I love dearly.

Then he lowered his pants quite a bit as you can see ... to be used as his utility belt.

She is such a little girl in so many ways. She melts everyone's hearts with one look. She loves to get dressed, put on jewelry and has found my make up. I love that she put her necklaces on as if they were bandoliers.

I've said it once and I'll say it again. I love my mom!!!

Day out shopping and watching Winnie the Pooh, which they both sat through quietly. It was a cute movie.

Our last morning together before taking Nanny to the airport. We hesitated packing up her belongings for as long as we could. Instead we ate cheesecake for breakfast, played dress up and lounged around.

I chose Cheesecake Factory for my birthday dinner. It was, as usual most delicious!!! Once Lois decided that she was done eating she tried to feed us the rest of her food. Mmmmm no complaints here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sometimes you feel like a nut

We have less than 50 days left here in San Antonio and I have a feeling that they are going to fly right past us. Next thing we know we will be back in Utah with all of our loved ones. Porter and Lois are doing very well. Porter has enjoyed being able to go swimming almost everyday here at our apartment complex or on post. It is so stinking HOT here and the humidity is getting worse as it gets further into the Summer. It seems every time we go to the store he finds something that he has just got to own, so we got him a responsibility chart hoping to help him understand the value of work and being polite. Which in the long end will earn him whatever toy he would like. He is now registered for preschool back in Utah. We have him going to The Hobblecreek Learning Center three days a week and he could not be more excited! Today I told him all about school and who his teacher will be. Throughout the remainder of the day he kept on saying to me "Mrs. Staywee (Staheli) is my teacher and she will be here any minute." I am so proud of Porter and the child that he is. I know that they are going to love having him in their school. Lois is almost 15 months old and is as beautiful as ever. She is into everything all day long and truly never holds still unless she is asleep or in her car seat. She loves following Porter around and mimicking what he does. She adores her Daddy and always runs to greet him at the door when he gets home. Her new word is "uh-oh" which she repeats over and over and over again. Whenever we go to the pool she will stay entertained by the water for a good 30 or so minutes but the rest of the time she is either charming the pants off of someone or scavenging for food. I pack a small pantry to take with us swimming, because I know she prefers eating over anything else.

Gotta love her curly little locks.

Sean's Fathers day gifts decorated by Porter. He is such a stud. He wrote the words all by himself and then drew our family, a bird, and two monsters from the movie Godzilla on the other gift.

Porter is our free lance photographer. Here are a few pieces of his recent work.

Our COUNTDOWN CHAIN!!! I kinda think it is better than a Christmas chain.

Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus came to San Antonio last weekend so naturally we took Porter. Can anyone guess what his favorite part was???

This elephant was the sweetest thing. Her name is Kelly Anne and she was singing Happy Birthday to celebrate the Witte Museum's birthday.

Best Friends for sure.

Kelly Anne painting a picture of the audience. What amazing creatures elephants are.

I know that this was mine and Sean's favorite part. There were 7 motorcycles going in that sphere. It was so neat to watch. Porter was a little worried that they were going to crash into each other but I continually reassured him that they are very very good at what they do.