Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tea Party Time

 Grace  LOVES having tea parties!
 Papa Bill got me a lovely tea set for Christmas and we are getting a lot of opportunities to use it.
 He also got me this pretty serving dish that is accented with gold and rhinestones.
 Pretty tea cup!
 Pretty Tea pot!
 And even Prettier is my Tea Party Hostess!
Sometimes she even goes all out and gets all dressed up for the occasion!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Grace's Three Year Photo Shoot

We had a little bit of warm weather so we decided to take advantage of it and do an outdoor photo shoot for Grace's Three Year Old Pictures!
Isn't she lovely?

 Look at that Beautiful long hair blowing in the wind!
Heather made her little shirt and Uncle Deuce bought her the tutu for her birthday! He bought her the boots last year ans she has been wearing them since. She rarely wears another pair of shoes.
Boots go with anything, right? Or at least they're high fashion here in cowboy country!
I think Grace might just be a little cowgirl!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Brilyn & Olivia

 Just look at these two adorable cousins!
They play together so well.
Here, they remind me of a couple of little wolf cubs play fighting.
Olivia is see just how far she can push Brilyn!
 Now, Brilyn is pushing (or is that pinching) back!
But - it's all in good fun!
See... now, they're both smiling!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brilyn's Birthday Party

 Brilyn had her Birthday Party at Pizza Hut!
 They have a party room and it was all decked out with balloons, presents, cake, a cookie cake and cute CUTE pictures of Brilyn!
 I think she loved every single gift!
 Her Daddy and Uncle Deuce tied balloons for the kids!
Her Uncle Deuce is a magician so he makes a pretty interesting party guest.
 Skylie and Jenessa got balloon hats!
 The boys wanted balloon swords, so they could have sword fights!
 Grace and Lenae helped Brilyn open presents!
And Brilyn made her way around to greet each guest looking like a little princess!
It was a great party!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brilyn's Victory Over the Cake!

For First Birthday's, I like to do a cake smash in the studio!
And - Brilyn is quite the cake smasher!
Poor cake!
It looked good for a little while.... but we all know that good looks don't last! It's what's on the inside that counts and that cake is now inside.... Brilyn!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Brilyn's 1st Set of One Year Pictures!

 Happy Birthday BRILYN!!!!!
 Today is Brilyn's 1st Bithday!
 And this is her first set of One Year Pictures!
We did them a little bit early because Brandy wanted to order a few for party decorations! There will be cake smash pictures to come. We just have to get that cake baked!

But - aren't these just precious!
It's hard to believe how big this girl is getting. She's doing BIG things, too! Walking, talking and getting into things! She's a busy, BUSY girl and I hope her Birthday is super special!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

San Antonio

While in San Antonio, we went to the Alamo and the River Walk.
The Alamo is a beautiful enclosed area and would be a great place to take pictures.
Here is Grace at the Alamo.
And here is a little walkway leading to the Alamo.

We decided that the best wat to see a lot in a short amount of time would be by taking the Riverboat! Our boat looked like this one!
(taken from the Riverboat)
Another scene captured while on the Riverboat!
And Another!
And Another!
After our Riverboat ride, we ate at Hard Rock Cafe and then headed back home! It was a wonderful trip!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sea World

On our way back from Houston, we stopped in San Antonio and went to Sea World!
We ran into Shamu all dressed up in his Santa suit on our way to see the dolphins.
When we got to the dolphins, Grace wanted to feed them.
(her Daddy helped)
Then we went to ride rides!
Dustin took Grace on the Dolphin Dive ride. It goes up - then drops - goes up again - then drops - and so on!
 Grace seemed to like it!
And since she was brave enough for the Dolphin Dive, I thought she might be ready for a little roller coaster, so I took her to ride the Shamu Express!
 When she got off she told her Mommy and Daddy that it was so much fun! (however, she doesn't look like she's too excited in the picture)
After riding rides we went to a couple of shows.
First we saw a show with dolphins and whales and divers. The girls really enjoyed it. I think it might have even been Olivia's favorite. She smiled and clapped the entire time.
My favorite was the Sesame Street show. All the Sesame Street characters were there and we were allowed to be right up by the stage. Telly even stopped to pet Grace on the head, giving her something to talk about for days!
Then we had dinner at Rosita's Cafe and went to see the penguins and some fish!
Then we stayed for the Shamu show and even the fireworks!
They had a beautiful firework display and Grace enjoyed it while Olivia slept!
But Olivia wasn't the only one who was worn out. Grace was asleep, too, by the time we reached the van!
What a fun day!