Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dancing Princess

Well, I think we made a good decision to cancel soccer and let Kaylyn take Tap / Pre-ballet. I took her on Monday afternoon after school to the Sugar Land Dance Center to take a tour and watch a class. We both liked the dance studio very much and registered her that day. Today was her first class and it looks like she did really well.....Brian may have to practice his hairbun making skills though, LOL! I was sad that I missed the first class, but I am so glad that Brian caught some of it on video!

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

Well, we set out at 07:30am to make sure we had enough time to get to her school. We parked down the street and walked to the school together. Jack was a big, grumpy mess and Kaylyn was super-excited. When we got to her classroom we ran into an old childhood friend of mine. One of his daughters is starting kindergarten in the classroom next door. Then, when we go inside, Kaylyn sees an old classmate from Pre-K at Colony Kids. She smiles and says good-bye to us with no problem. However, her brother Jack cries for her the entire way back to the car. Then, to top it off, when we get home, he won't have anything to do with me. He only wants his daddy. So I did fine up until then, then I did break down and cry. It's so weird not having Kaylyn running around the house after she was here all summer.

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Last Wednesday we celebrated Brian's 35th birthday. We had dinner at Russo's NY Pizzeria. We then headed back to the house to surprise daddy with his Star Wars cake. The kids had a great time singing happy birthday to daddy and helping him blow out the candles. Brian got a new iPod Touch and accessories - just like he wished for!

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Galveston Fun

Well, we're back from Galveston and everyone is a little bit tanner. We had a good time. Clarissa had no idea how exhausting the 2 kids would be, especially after being in waterparks with them for 2 days!! We went to Moody Gardens on Saturday and did the Aquarium thing. Clarissa then took Kaylyn on the Ridefilm. After that we headed back to the hotel to eat lunch and change into swimsuits. We then spent the rest of the day at Palm Beach. For dinner that night we tried to go to Rainforest Cafe, but it was a 2 hour wait!! We went on the river ride at the restaurant then had dinner next door at Landry's instead.

Sunday we got up and packed up the car and checked out of the hotel. We had a nice breakfast at Starbucks before hitting Schlitterbahn. I had no idea that Schlitterbahn in Galveston was so toddler friendly. There were multiple kiddie pool areas, some in shade and some in sun. I also like that you can bring your own cooler into the park. The kids favorite part was the wave river...see above picture. Somehow I think Palm Beach will now just be a memory. They will want to go back to Schiltterbahn instead!!

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