Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dinner and a Show!

I received a poster in the mail for Disney on Ice's Dare to Dream program.  When Lexi spotted it, she promptly hung it up in my office and declared just how much she was dying to go.  So, two tickets were purchased and she was presented with them on Valentine's Day.  Lots of girlie screams later, we were on our way for a fun girls' night out!

I found out that April 11 was National Cheese Fondue Day, so I made five o'clock reservations for us at The Melting Pot.  Lexi wasn't a fan of the spices in the cheese fondue (but, trust me, it was delicious!);  she gobbled up the s'mores chocolate fondue for dessert, though!  That's my girl!

While we waited, she drew a picture of her favorite people around the fondue pot.  Daddy, Mommy, Justus, and Bella made the list.  Let me tell you, I had some killer eye lashes!

We headed over to Reliant Stadium for the show.

 On the way in, we checked out the merchandise store.  Lexi had her eye on an Ariel action figure, so we decided that she was coming with us.  We had to snap a quick pic of her excitement for Daddy before we hit the escalators... she's seriously about to bust!

 The show was great!   We saw the stories of the princess and the frog, Cinderella, and Rapunzel.  Lexi's favorite part was the finale when all of the Disney princesses, especially Ariel, came out for a final number on the ice.

We both went home giddy.  One of the best nights ever!  So thankful for my little girl.  She's such a blessing and getting to spend time with her is one of my favorite things to do.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Birthday Post

Justus is becoming such a wonderful young man. He looks up to his Daddy so much and loves to spend time doing guy stuff with him... whether it's working in the garage, having guys' night, simply running errands, or getting up early every Sunday to help out around church.  He is Mr. Cool.  He's all about football, AirSoft, Paintball, and video games.  Justus is a fabulous big brother to Lexi-he's great about looking after her and including her.  And she looks up to him.  He chooses his friends carefully.  While he can be totally goofy~like singing karoeke at Skeeters last week, even though he was botching the high notes on purpose, his performance brought down the house~he's also very caring and compassionate.  I just love that kid!

In honor of Justus for his birthday, I decided to collect pictures from some of his birthday celebrations here.   Enjoy!

April 10, 2001

Public Service Announcement:  Please back up your hard drives, people.  I'm really bummed about how many photos I'm missing!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wedding Dress Photo Shoot

This morning, Lexi brought me my wedding album and said, "Mommy, would you read me this story?"
Of course, I told her, "Sure!"  Before we got started she asked, "Does it have a happy ending?"
"Yes, sweetie.  It does!"

After a little walk down memory lane, we decided to have a photo shoot....

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

The Williams Fam, at home and all ready for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

What a gorgeous morning for a party!

After some bouncing in the bounce house, the kids headed over to the rock climbing wall.
 Lexi was not a fan.  About five feet off of the ground was all her little heart could take.

Her friend, Payton, however, was loving it!  I think she climbed the wall three times in a row!

Justus and Ben are assessing the routes and waiting for their turn.  They planned to race up the wall.

On your mark.  Get set.  Go!

And they're off!  I think Ben won.

The descent.

My Jeremy

Lexi loves her some cotton candy!

And pony rides!

Time for the egg hunt!  Lexi, Bryce, and Macy waiting at the starting line...

And we're off!

Pretty sure he's plotting some confetti action against his daddy....

Well, that went well.

Did I mention that Lexi loves her some cotton candy?

We finished out the party with a train ride down the street.

Thanks, Carlisles!  We had a blast!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Paintball Party

 Justus will be eleven (!) on Tuesday, but his birthday party is already in the books.  He really wanted a paintball party, so we invited a few friends and mini-road tripped it up to Tanks in Katy.

The crew all geared up and ready for some paintball action!

The birthday boy listening closely to the rules.  (He's a handsome kid.)

And one silly little sister...

Ben sported his Easter bunny ears for the occasion, cause... you know... "why not?"

 Tough guys

Justin in action

We headed back to our house for pizza and cake.

Paintball can make a guy pretty hungry.  See Exhibit A-Justus. 

Exhibit B-Travis

 Exhibit C-Taylor

Exhibit D-Justin

Exhibit E-Lexi (Okay.  Not a guy.  And technically she didn't play paintball, but she managed to splash paint all over Grandpa, Jacob, and me in the staging area by stomping wayward paintballs!)

Seriously, these are not staged.
Okay.  You're right. That one was staged, Ben.


Justus' birthday "cake" was Paintball Cakeballs

Happy birthday, dear Justus!  Happy birthday to YOU!

... and some presents, too!

One of the gifts was an Aerobie and a Boomerang, so the boys hit the street to test it out.  I walked out front to find AJ trying to get it out of the tree.
They did get it down and they had a blast!

But if we want to play with them again, well, I guess we'll need to knock on our neighbors' door and bring a ladder to retrieve the boomerang from their roof and knock the Aerobie out of the tree.  Again.

All the guys went home with these seriously incredible cookies made by my friend, Ambre, owner of Jolie Delights.  Not only are they perfectly decorated, they taste amazing, too!