Saturday, April 16, 2011

A day at Gigi's

Maddox was very restless last night.
He slept underneath me.
So I know.

This morning when he woke up, the first thing he said was, "Mommy, are you happy or sad?"
I said, "I'm happy, buddy."
He casually replied with, "well, congratulations!!"

He then asked me if I could make him some of my "incredible cinnamon rolls"...
But before I could accomplish that, my mom called and asked if we wanted to come up for breakfast.
(I chose her incredible biscuits and bacon over making breakfast myself.)

My brother and SIL went to South Lake and celebrated their EIGHT year anniversary today, so my mom was keeping their kiddos.
Ellie, Gunner and Maddox play together so well.
They make my heart smile to see how much happiness, giggles, hugs, and fun times these 3 can have together.

(of course I left my camera at home... so here is our day, through the camera within my phone)

I got to lounge in the sun for a bit and pour myself into my book...
They got multiple rides on the golf cart.

After a picnik lunch on the patio...
(which I believe only the Cheetos were eaten)
a great attempt at making 3 kids nap...
(in which only Maddox zonked)
a yummy dinner and this dessert
(that I have been craving since Christmas):
Another ride in the golf cart....

We took a trip to the tank.
(the "in dire need of rain" tank)

Throwing rocks in the pond is one of Maddox's favorite things in this world to do...
We made it a family affair today!

 Boys will be boys...

 The mud was inevitable!
(Even for Aunt Allison)
But nothing an old fashion bubble bath couldn't fix!

The original plan had Maddox coming home...
but the cousins wanted him to stay...
and he said, "pleeeeeeeeease momma!!!"
So I gave in.
Gigi read them a book and then tucked them in tight...
I kissed my babies,
and then called it a night!

I called mom a few minutes ago to check on everyone.

  • Gunner was asleep in the kid's bed.
  • Ellie was awake, but snuggled up next to mom in her bed.
  • Maddox was wide awake, watching the Mavs game with Pop in the living room.

I am not sure I still may not have to go get my night owl.
I'm a bit nervous about heading to bed.

But I am spent... so I will take my chances!


  1. That made me laugh out loud when you said Maddox told you...."well congratulations"! I know there is no way to do this, but I want to record every second of Boyd right now. He is so funny!

    Maddox looks like he's having a blast. I love that one towards the end where he is in the middle in bed, and laughing his head off. So cute!

    I love that your parents are so involved and dedicated to their grandkids. It's precious! You are so blessed!

    That dessert looks SO good. I make a similar one with pistachio pudding. YUMMY!

  2. Cousins are often the first friends of your life. Cousins share your childhood memories. No one will ever understand your crazy family like your cousins even if you're not in regular contact. I love this blog!

  3. i love it... so glad they has fun...thanks yall so much for keeping them !!!


  4. I love love love these pics!!!!! Y'all have some cutie patooties!!!! I love all of their faces in the story one!!

  5. Isn't that fun?! I just love these babies to the moon and back!!

    Funny thing about the book pictures, mom read them the 3 little pigs-- but in that particular book, the wolf EATS the first 2 pigs... Ellie kept asking, "He really ate them?!"
    I didn't remember the story that way either, I was sure they got away!!