It was quickly apparent that this past 10 day hiatus from regularly scheduled life and routine was MUCH needed ... Not a moment was overlooked, even when we were napping, we were soaking in and making the most of every second Spring Break 2013 offered!
Highlights from such an exciting, relaxing, warm and joyful week FULL of LOVE:First, we took an entire weekend off. Aside from swim lessons on Saturday, we barely left the grounds of our home. It was lunchtime each day that we even thought about putting on clothing other than PJ's ... Our Motto: Homebodies.
Monday, we got out and saw some dinosaurs, but quickly realized all of Texas was celebrating SB, and quickly made are way back to our cozy, quite home for some Lego's and movies and bike riding. We can be local tourists any day ;)
Tuesday, Mini Golf!
Wednesday-Sunday, road trip to Louisiana for some much over due cousin and Avia and Papa David and even great grandparent time. We all soaked up being old enough now to play without 100% supervision 100 percent of our time together!
|1/2 way point, pit stop for a picnic and some Bear time at Baylor.|
|A lot of baseball played ...|
|Walking to gramma's. It was so neat to walk it with my children :)|
|I will always love this front yard...|
|2 very proud namesakes to one pretty cool lady! Adeline McDade Roemer.|
|My older brother Daniel with his Namesake and only son, Daniel Hayes|
|All the Looming :)|
|My Maximus :)|
|So thankful these two have each other :)|
|Papa David with 2 of his many girls :)|
|the gang, minus, Uncle T, The entire other Melville Family, Aunt Sonya, Uncle John and Papa David|
|One of my favorite women in my life, Idella. She always keeps me real, doesn't put up with anything less.|
|My namesake and beautiful, growing niece, Gracey Jayne, and her daddy and Avia.|
|On our way to Queen!|
|Of course, Ava loses yet another tooth!!|
|This picture alone, pretty much sums up our week!|
It's weeks like this that make me so thankful to be apart of a big family, and the joys of having one as well:) When I looked over these pictures of highlights from the week's adventures, I am so thankful that I'm the mom or Aunt or sister or daughter or granddaughter or friend to all of these
beautiful, talented, special children.
We sure had one Full week of Spring Break JOY!
Glad to be home and headed back to school tomorrow :)
***Special thanks to my Aunt Melinda for opening up her home for us to invade with 8 children and 5 adults! It was such a comfy stay. And to my FABULOUS, cannot live without, trusty babysitter extraordinaire, Taira :) We are so thankful for you!