Sunday, May 31, 2015

May happenings

Graysen and I went to my mentee's field day and had so much fun supporting her. She was really happy to have us there.

They were all so sweet to her and even let her participate in the activities.

May was recital month. There were pictures and rehearsals and her school recital. 
Graysen got some help suiting up to see Great Grandma.
This poor guy has had to spend too many nights in hospitals in the last couple of years.
Chris and I stress ate through the hospital cafeteria.
Stephy helped us out by keeping G entertained while we were bust at the hospital.
We can still have fun when things get tough.
Our anniversary and mother's day fell on the same day this year. Unfortunately we had been at the hospital the day before but Shawn still managed to make the day special and I had fun doing what I love-cooking. We had a picnic for lunch in the gazebo and ribs for dinner outside.
School fashion.
Cousins at the church reception after Grandma's funeral.
She has learned the art of posing.

School recital.

Watching her dance it such a joy. She loves to perform.
We love the baby ducks at our house. It seems like there is always a new batch.

Chris and I got stuck at a Rockets game until 3 a.m from a freak storm.
It was pretty fun.
Summer snow-cones.
She loves Charlotte.
A girl and her dog.
Recital pictures.
Karime's pop-show. The kids were all so cute and I got to meet Karime's Mom and little brother.

The last day of school.

We will miss these friends at our new school next year.

Nothing beats your bestie picking you up on your last day of school.

Summertime is here.
We danced in the rain. It was actually the first item to get checked off the bucket list.
The roller rink is in our future.

Slumber party with our temporary roommates.

Memorial Weekend

I looked at the forecast and saw rain in the forecast for the entire Memorial Day weekend. Tired of the rain, I looked up places we could travel to cheaply with reward travel and begged Shawn to let us go. We looked at L.A, N.Y, and Miami. Miami was the easiest so away we went.
We got there pretty late at night and started our adventures at breakfast the next day.

We took a quick walk to the beach to check things out.
And then changed and set-up at the pool.

It took Graysen about an hour to make friends at the pool. This was our first trip with a sufficient swimmer. We watched our baby leave us and find people to play with for most of the day. I wasn't prepared for that. I didn't even have a book and I felt a little lost.
After a long day of pool time we changed and went to explore and have dinner.

Mr. Chow was amazing.
and we ran into some of our pool friends.

The next day we headed to Collins street in search of some Cuban food. Graysen took her first ever pic of Shawn and I.

We went back and played with Gavin and Bodhi. I enjoyed talking to their Mommy. They live in Greenwich Village which is a favorite part of New York for me. We exchanged numbers and the kids face time each other sometimes.
We were really tired so we ordered room service (everything) and rented a movie. It was heavenly.

Back at our breakfast spot.

We rented a boat and had a lovely afternoon.

Mark Cuban's boat.

Speer sunglass selfie
One last trip to the pool

and then it was time to head home. Happy Memorial Day!