Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Monday, August 24, 2015

Exhale, devil dino, dressup

The girls love for me to take them to Exhale Spa where I workout and use their pool and showers.  So, I took them and a friend and they had so much fun.  There favorite part tho is not the pool, it's the shower, using their complimentary orange and lemon infused water, razors, shampoo, brushes, deodorants, etc.  It's hilarious.  They got Shirley Temples on the house this time.  Happy girls.
 Here they are in the sauna.

 We did an IKEA run and they were having face painting.  The girls helped him and told the artist he wanted to be a dinosaur.  The lady got demonic!  He was so scary looking he even scared kids at Skyline at volleyball after.  He came to me and said, "Mommy, take this off I don't want to scare anyone.  Poor dude."

 Lexi's friends came over just to kill time and hang out.  They lost their minds and dressed up, got goofy then went to the park dressed like this...And made this terrible video with AG's assistance.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AL loves DL

Okay, I need ur help. What's the plan for never letting him change?
AL 💛 DL (Anderson Lewis loves Dawn Lewis)

Zoo trip

We love going to the Zoo.  Whitaker would go everyday if he could. Our membership was about to expire so we snuck one more trip in until we renew next year...  We went on the hottest day of the summer, but we did alright.  It was fun this last time, we fed the giraffe's.  The sad part is we were there 2 days before the baby giraffe died. :-(  But, the Dallas Zoo is the best zoo I have ever visited and we are lucky it is so close.  

 We saw a tamed porcupine.  TOO CUTE! 

The zoo has an awesome nature exchange program.  Anderson brought in a quartz crystal he had and the guy gave him an awesome lesson on the stones and let him look at it under a microscope.  Then finally, he gave him 2,000 points for it.  So, Anderson brought home a cow skull, sand from Egypt and now has 100 points left for next time! 

See you in a year Dallas Zoo!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Circus and Made To Thrive

The kids go to The Pines Catholic Camp every summer, but this summer Ainsley Grace was wait listed.  It was really heart breaking.  The coordinator thought she would eventually get in but it did not happen.  So, we encouraged her to come up with a list of alternative activities or something she would like to buy since we are not spending the money for her to go to camp this year.  She decided to do a Circus Camp!  AND buy a Lululemon Backpack for school!!! ;-) 

The camp was really cool, it was neat all the things they taught them.  One family traveled from Mexico just to do this camp.  Another family came in from Brazil!  It was super fun, AG said this camp "was a ball!!!!"  

My phone ran out of space so I couldn't record her demonstration with the music so I had her do it a second time using her phone.  Not quite the same but you get the gist.  The last little flippy thing made everyone take a deep breath when she did it.

The guy took pity on Whit and let him try!

We hung out with the sweet family from Mexico during the week since they were traveling.  They came to the pool with us and their 3 boys played with Whitaker a lot.  Here is AG with Valaria and her other friend.

This year was Anderson's first year to attend The Pines.  He LOVED it.  The theme this year was Made To Thrive.  What a perfect sentiment.  The Pines is  such a special place.  He told me one of his favorite things was in the chapel, he knew when Jesus was present because they lit the red candle.  It helped him know when to be even more reverent and he really liked it.  I showed him the tabernacle door at church this weekend, it's not red candle but still a visual indicator.

Here are pictures of them with their friends and with their camp counselors.

At the end of the week I had a Mom's night out and we had sooo much fun dancing and hanging out laughing!!!  But, that day we got the terrible news that our cousin Emma hurt her hand pretty badly where she had to be admitted into the hospital because of infection.  We sent her a cow and balloons.  She is so adorable even when sick.  And she is all better now.  Praise God!

Saturday, August 1, 2015


We finally made our way to New Orleans for the big weekend of wedding festivities.  Maura said her first wedding she attended was our wedding.  It's fun to watch the circle of life.  We stayed at a super swank hotel and the kids wasted no time putting on the robes and slippers and "resting" from our long trip.  Whitaker wanted to take a bath and play in the bathtub.  haha. 

We hit the streets of NOLA and did some shopping and found a Geo cache right in the middle of the French Quarter.  It was a fun hunt. 

Later in the evening we got dressed up and went to the Reshersal and Reshersal dinner.  It was a really fun night with fantastic food and sweet and clever toasts to Maura nd Paul.  Such sweet and beautiful sentiments about their upcoming union.

 The next day we connected with our cousins and walked around some more.  The boys were a bigger scene then the street performers. ;)  The kids got their palms read and tarot cards.  It was fun! 

That night we went to a welcome party for all of their close friends and family.  It was so much fun.  Maura's friends kept asking her if she was related to Lexi.  They are unofficial twins now.  That was a great party and it was fun to bring Alexandra.  She had a great time drinking Shirley Temples and hanging out with the adults.  Her and Stan got a little crazy walking home on Bourbon Street!



Finally the big moment arrived. The wedding was GORGEOUS.  Gorgeous church, beautiful ceremony and a wonderful priest.  They will make a wonderful Catholic couple.  They are now one!  Whitaker did a great job bringing the ring down the isle. It was adorable! The reception was just as fantastic with a ton of great dancing!   

 After the reception, we took a Pedicab ride home.  It was so fun! Great time in NOLA this trip.  Congratulations to Maura and Paul! We were honored to be a part of such an important time in your life.  #onemohkepper