Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer in Texas!

The Hedges are having the best time with friends and family this summer! Clayton turned three this month, Colin turned seven. We've had birthday parties, visits from family, vacations and a lot of time at the pool. Although I miss having a little baby around, I love the freedom of picking up and going at a moment's notice with my big boys!

After YaYa and the Maryland crew left, Nana and Papa came to visit. While they were here we also visited Granny in Big Spring and went to Ruidoso, New Mexico with our friends Cassy and Paul and their two little boys Owen and Levi. We had a BLAST and on our way out of town Cassy saw a BEAR! Right in the neighborhood where we were staying! It was a relaxing and fun trip where we got to play by the river, race go-karts, paddle boat, and play cards and watch movies with our friends.

For Colin's birthday we had a pool party at Uncle Rick and Aunt Mindy's house and then Andy and Dukes took Colin and Xavier to Main Event where they played and played. (Clayton was sick so I stayed home with the little boys who had a great time playing with Colin's new toys while he was living it up with the X-man!) Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Colin's birthday! We love you and appreciate the love you show to our boys!

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of July. Summers go so fast but I feel like we do maximize our family time and fun.

FUNNY: While we were visiting Granny she said, "I'm just an old grandmother" to which Carter replied, "Yeah. But we still like you." :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Clay Turns Three After July Fourth!

We are having an incredible summer! Museum school was last week for Colin and Carter in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The boys, of course, loved it! This week was our first week of swimming lessons and we'll finish those next week. Colin is swimming back stroke and Carter is still learning freestyle. Clayton has mastered "big arms" so I'm proud!

YaYa, Tommy, Anna and Camden came to visit us and we have had the best time with them. We went to Canton for the first time and had a blast! We also at a lot of good food--Babe's Chicken House, Joe T's, and plenty of Sonic and Whataburger thanks to Uncle Tommy! Cam is the sweetest baby and the boys had a great time playing with him.

For the fourth of July we exploded our own fireworks at Uncle Rick and Aunt Mindy's house and the boys especially had a fantastic time!

We also celebrated Clayton's third birthday by going to Chuck E. Cheese and having a party with our friends at Cherry Park. I don't have any party pics posted but it was a great time!

Here are some pics--enjoy!