Monday, July 14, 2014

Big boy

This guy is growing so fast. The children all had a cold that ended in a cough. He has it now too, and though he is a little more fussy at times, he is still such a sweet, happy baby! I took him to the doctor just to make sure it wasn't serious, and he weighed 15 1/2 lbs. The nurse didn't believe it and actually weighed him twice to make sure. He sure likes tummy time more than the others did, too, especially since it means he can suck on his whole arm!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Personal Piano Recital

Yesterday morning, we hosted a small piano recital in our home. Last year, Austin - in cooperation with Allia's piano teacher - issued a challenge to Allia. She could have a year to learn a long, complex piece of music. In exchange for her effort, she would earn the American Girl doll of her choice. She was up for the challenge and has spent the last year learning Sonata in C by Mozart, in 3 movements. I have admired her patience and diligence (and that of her teacher!), as it takes both to work your way through such a long piece without loosing heart. She did a beautiful job playing it for her teacher, her choir director, Godparents, and good friends the R family. Their boys joined her in playing a few of their pieces, so she didn't have to be the only performer. It was a nice time spent with everyone, and Allia is excited to now be able to pick her doll! I had big plans to take her to the AG store in Houston, but she wants a doll that looks like her. So we will have to order it! We may take a trip there anyway...once baby gets a little older...just for fun. So proud of our Allia!

The R boys are so sweet and very good musicians! I was proud of our Godson playing his piece on such short notice (we only asked them if they wanted to play something a couple of days before). :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rest in Peace

My Dad's oldest brother passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. May the soul of Preston Edward Bourg and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Our herd

Today was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick Fil A...I have previously always thought it a little much to dress up as a cow for a free meal. But Allia's Godmommy emailed to let us know about it, and Allia and the other children ran with it! So what could I do but go along? I did dress up too, but no photos of that. ;) Here is our little herd of cows. I thought the girls did a great job with just minimal help from me! And we had free dinner. Can't beat that!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tummy time

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day!

We started the day off with mass. Then, Austin and the children went off to the Cookie Company to check out the day-olds while I let Sebastian get a nap. Boy did they hit the jackpot! Yummy. We went to our usual in-town event, the celebration at the George Bush Library this evening for games, jumpers, watermelon, cotton candy, sno cones and a picnic dinner. No fireworks this year with a wee one, though! To bed for us!

Stephen picked out their clothes this morning to match. He did such a great job! Sweet boy.

 And the pretty girls...
 Some very loud blow horns at the Bush Library celebration!
 Some Daddy time...he was not so sure about all this commotion. Love that face!
 She jumped for a good 30 minutes! Cutie!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Baby moments

Butterfly gym buddies

 I caught him pulling this toy into his mouth to chew/suck on. So cute!