Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beau: Age 6


Today Beau turns 6!  This weekend he celebrated with a dinosaur pool party!  He's now lived in the USA longer than Australia although he loves to wear his swim trunks around all day without a shirt or shoes.  He talks... a lot.  He always wants to play legos, cars, dinosaurs, restaurant, house or with the Star Wars light sabers.  Beau makes friends easily and thinks McDonald's is great because you get a toy and there's a play structure where he can always find a group of boys to play with.  He's looking forward to kindergarten where he'll get to ride the bus to school.

1. What is your favorite color? all the colors in the rainbow
2. What is your favorite toy? legos
3. What is your favorite fruit? kiwi
4. What is your favorite tv show? Ninjago
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? peanut butter and jelly 

6. What is your favorite outfit? Dinosaur shirt where you make a mouth
7. What is your favorite game? Fantasy Forest (at Mamaw's house from Chris's childhood) 

8. What is your favorite snack? Tiny Teds (Australian little cookies)
9. What is your favorite animal? Gorilla and turtle and red panda
10. What is your favorite song? I don't have a favorite song
11. What is your favorite book? I don't know because they keep coming out with new books. Pete the Cat and Star Wars.
12. Who is your best friend? Paul and he's my closest friend too since he's our neighbor
13. What is your favorite cereal? Frosted Mini Wheats
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Swim!
15. What is your favorite drink? Fruit punch berry (from Pei Wei)
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas because I like to get presents and Santa gave me the gift I want
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Lots of stuffed animals
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Kolaches
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? McDonald's
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I have no idea yet

PS: Age 4 here, Age 5 here

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Emilia: Age 10

My baby has turned double digits!!  Her party will be this weekend.


Emilia and Beau in the bluebonnets along I-45 on Easter

Emilia making a shot on the goal at last Sunday's soccer game


1. What is your favorite color? Aqua
2. What is your favorite toy? Kanani (American Girl)
3. What is your favorite fruit? pineapples
4. What is your favorite tv show? Austin and Ally
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? big noodle pasta
 6. What is your favorite outfit? Her Easter dress (white lace)
7. What is your favorite game? Sorry!
 8. What is your favorite snack? Granola bar
9. What is your favorite animal? Penguin
10. What is your favorite song? One Call Away by Charlie Puth
11. What is your favorite book? 56 Story Treehouse
12. Who is your best friend? Harlee B.
13. What is your favorite cereal? Frosted Flakes
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Soccer
15. What is your favorite drink? Root beer
16. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween and my birthday
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Giraffe
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Chick Fil A chick n minis
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Big noodle pasta
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Life guard or Pediatric dentist

PS: Age 9 here. Age 8 here, Age 7 here and Age 6 here

Saturday, December 26, 2015

2015 Family Pictures

I wanted to share our family pictures that we took this year.  Andrea Bacle, an amazing photographer, in The Woodlands took these pictures near the boathouse.  We loved them all and it was hard to decide which ones to frame!!






































Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's been a year of adventure for us.  We started off the year celebrating Chris's 40th birthday with 18 days in New Zealand.

Emilia and Beau started a new school year.  Emilia in Year 4 and Beau in Kindy at the same school.  They also started soccer again.  Beau playing U5 and Emilia playing on a U11 all girls team.

Then we were given the opportunity to move back to Houston in July... after Chris's parents and our niece Bailey visited Perth.  So the kids only completed half of the school year.

We moved back to Houston (The Woodlands) in time to (re)start the school year here.  So Emilia (re)started 4th grade and Beau went to Pre-K.

We're in the process of moving back into our house since our renters found a new place and agreed to move out before their lease expired so that's what we're doing for Christmas this year.  Along with watching the Houston Ballet Nutcracker, decorating cookies and of course watching the new Star Wars movie!

Here's our Christmas card to all of you!

(Thank you Andrea Bacle for such great pictures)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dad's 68th Birthday

We went up to the ranch to celebrate my Dad's 68th birthday.  In Texas fashion, my dad got a gun "The Judge" with lots of different ammo and we checked out their cows.


JC and my dad

Cousins



Kaley, the gun model

Mia checking it out

With his left hand

Now his right hand

Belties


Dad and his bull, Zeus


Beau driving

New baby


Bull Titan mooing

The friendliest cows





Cheering

Beautiful Texas afternoon

The Girls with Zorro