Sunday, August 30, 2009

These boots were made for walkin'

These pictures were taken early saturday morning, so please excuse my wild child hair...

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Ok, I know I have already posted a pic like this, but I thought this one was just too cute....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chain-O 2009

This weekend, we took our 1st annual cousins trip to Artesian Lakes, formally known as Chain-O-Lakes. We had a blast, I can't believe that this was the first time we have done something like this before, it was so much fun! Growing up, all of our families took us here on family vacations, but we haven't been back as adults in years. We rented an awesome cabin, call The Lake House. It was perfect, right out on the water, very roomy and clean! This was also my first weekend without Avery. Of course, I missed her, but it was nice to let my hair down a bit! What a great weekend filled with family, friends, fishing, laughter, good eating, and drinking!

The first night, we played drinking games

Some of the crew

Christine and Brian

Our friend the Aligator

The view from the dock

Jenn and Christine on the slide

Fun in the pool

Tower of Klodzinski's

The girls

Here we.....


Friday, August 14, 2009

Bag Lady

I caught her coming out of my closet like this....such a girl!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's Potty Time!

I am so excited to write that Avery pee peed in the potty for the first time tonight!  She totally surprised me when it happened.  

I had bought her a little potty last week, and she has really been playing with it every night.  I wanted to get her used to seeing it, and teach her some potty lingo.  I think she thinks it is a new toy...the other night she dragged it into the kitchen....Anyways, after dinner, while I was getting her bath ready, she wanted to sit on it and read her books.  So, I when was reading to her, the potty went off, and it started to sing to her.  I started screaming, and jumping up and down when I realized it meant that she had peed.  Avery got pretty excited to when she saw all the excitement, and started to dance (on the potty) to the music.  It was pretty cute.  She then wiped herself, and flushed the toilet paper down the big potty.  I was so proud....hehe.

I am trying to not get any big expectations up, I know this is just the beginning.

On another note, Avery is really starting to talk more and more each day.  Today she told me "love you".  I have been trying to get her to say it forever.  A few more new words are: apple, Mandy, truck, rain, Dusty (Ryan and Reagan's dog), Elmo, and Abby.  I can't believe she is getting so big...

Monday, August 10, 2009

How cute is this?

I came home from shopping the other day, and found these two playing on the porch....they are so cute!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beach Babe

This past weekend, we loaded up and took a mini vacation down to Galveston. This was Avery's first trip to Galveston, so I was so excited to relax on the beach with her! Of course, if you have a toddler, you know there is little time for relaxing. Nevertheless, we had a great time as a family. I rented an awesome condo on the beach, that was perfect for my busy little girl. She was a little unsure about the ocean water...I don't blame you girl! Maybe next year we can head to somewhere a little more tropical. We hung out on the beach, took a trip to moody gardens, ate at my favorite resturant, Gaidos, and even rode the ride at the Rainforest Cafe. I think I am still trying to recover...

please smile with mom....

On the Rainforest ride
These birds are trying to eat my chippies!

Catching some rays with Momma!

Look at the way I carry my bucket...I am such a girl!

Here mom, eat some of my food!

At Palm Beach

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Perfect Birthday!

Last weekend all of my family and friends helped me celebrate my 27th birthday. It was absolutely perfect! On Sunday, Rachel had everyone over to her house for some fajitas and birthday cake.

Mom and I

My Meme and Papa

Me and Papa, he just celebrated his 87th Bday earlier this month.

Avery digging in...


Luckily I didn't start a fire...and isn't my cake pretty??? my sweet sis made it for me!

Avery thought it was her bday

Uncle D made my favorite hot sauce
And if that wasn't enough, Brian threw me a pool party at our house on Saturday. We had a blast! Brian and Tim fried fish, and made my tacos! The Beer'garitas were a huge hit, and as a result, all of my pool party pics are not blog friendly...hehe. Thank you so much everyone for making my birthday so special, I am truly blessed!