Monday, June 29, 2009

Laundry Fun!

I don't really think those two words go together, but apparantly Eli does! He climbed right into the (clean) basket of laundry and had a good old time! He had a little bit of trouble trying to get out without hurting himself though.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

Sorry this is late but we had a great Father's Day celebrating with hubby's family. I really didn't take very many pictures, but here are a couple of our boy and his Daddy on his first Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day to my dad, my father-in-law, and brother-in-law! What a great bunch of Dads we have in our family!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Say Cheese!

Even though he isn't quite a year old yet, we got Eli's one year pictures done today since we have so much to do the next couple of weekends. We had to wait a while even though we had an appointment. PI is a zoo on Saturdays...I don't recommend it. I was just hoping to get through the session before he had a melt down and he made it! :) Other parents were not so lucky though. I LOVE getting professional pictures of Eli, but the whole thing kind of stresses me out until we are done with the session. You never know if they will be happy and smiley or a crying mess. The hard part is actually choosing pictures after they are taken. We ended up with over 100 pictures to choose from. We knew we had to narrow that WAY down, but how are we supposed to do that when (almost) every picture of our child is amazing?? :) Anyway, here are some of our favorites of our almost one-year-old!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

11 Months!

Our boy is 11 months old today! *sniff* We are one month away from having a 1 year old! I can't believe I'm planning Eli's first birthday party. Time is just flying by way too fast and Eli is just SO much fun! Here are a few pics and a video of Eli mimicking me.



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Sunday, June 7, 2009

GEORGE STRAIT!!

Last night we went out to the new Cowboys stadium for a great concert! We had been looking forward to this for a really long time and had a BLAST!!!! We saw Lee Ann Womack (filling in for Julianne Hough), Blake Shelton, Reba, and George Strait! What an awesome lineup! We got out to the stadium early so we could look around before the show started. What an incredible place!!! I took lots of pictures but I'm not sure they do it justice. It was so nice to be at the first event with everything so nice and new! View of the stadium as we walked up from the parking lot. Traffic to the stadium and walking from the parking lot was not nearly as bad as we had anticipated.

Walking with the crowd!

In case anyone wants to know how much a Chipotle Chicken Sandwich is at the stadium, it's $10.00. Unfortunately, I can't tell you if the food was good...we couldn't afford it. But the bottled water was pretty good. Stephen got a fountain drink in one of the special Cowboys cups with blue lids. Sadly, with 60,000 people showing up for a country music concert, they had NO straws.


One of several nice lounge areas we passed while looking around. I'm sure these areas will be restricted at all other events for specific ticket holders, but they were letting us go anywhere we wanted last night.


This was the first view we had once we entered the arena. This was at about 5:00 pm and the concert started at 5:30 pm. We were surprised how many people showed up late. The concert was supposed to be sold out, but there were definitely empty seats, including the two in front of us. With the AC on, this place was cool and comfortable, unlike Texas Stadium.


The HUGE tv. WOW. I think they said it is 50 yards long. It doesn't matter where you sit in this place, as long as you can see this thing. I actually felt bad for the people sitting on the floor since they could only see the small screens by the stage.


The stage was also very big. Everything looked extremely small up there.




View from the end zone. If you sit here, you can only see the smaller screens.


Me and hubby.


Lee Ann Womack. I was actually excited that she was filling in for the Dancing With the Stars girl, but she just ok. No real stage presence.



In between sets they would advertise for other events, including the Baylor vs. Texas Tech game in November. Stephen loved the Baylor football footage.



Blake Shelton. He sounded great and was very entertaining.


We met up with some friends in the end zone between sets and got some pics. Stephen, Matt, and Alan with the ballpark in the background.


Laure, Me, and Candice.


Reba. She was awesome! She sang all her hits, then left the stage without doing Fancy!


But she came back with her red dress on and didn't disappoint! :)


Stephen and his brother Keith


Me, my soon to be sister-in-law Carrie, and my sister-in-law Liz. What fun bunch of girls!


Then came the King of Country. G-E-O-R-G-E!! What an entertainer!! He did such a great job! He made it look so effortless! We listened to him for two hours and heard so many great hits, and still didn't hear them all! I could have stood another hour or two. :)





Then he asked Jerry, who was sitting with Jimmy Johnson, to open the roof!

Concert videos!

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I know it's old, but I love Blake Shelton's song "Austin." It was pretty light still when he went on last night so you can really see the stadium. The audio on this doesn't do it justice...makes the acoustics in the stadium sound much worse than they were.

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Here's Reba singing her heart out!

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George and "If It Wasn't for Texas." LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this! It's almost hard to hear him over the screaming fans. I keep panning up to see the roof retracting (at a very slow speed.)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Water Baby!

Eli LOVES water, so we got him a little pool and tried it out this weekend. We had a little practice inside first while daddy moved the water hose to the back yard.
So far so good!

When we got outside, we quickly realized that Eli didn't think the pool was the same as the bath tub...mainly because the water in the pool was really cold! He cried so hard I had to take him out and calm him down. We decided to let the sun warm up the water for a little while, but 5 minutes later we realized that was going to take forever. Stephen went inside and filled a couple of big bowls with hot water and we added it to the pool. It warmed right up! Great thinking Daddy! We put Eli back in and success! He loved splashing around and playing with the toys! I think we will fill up the little pool way in advance next time so it won't be so cold. Live and learn.

Can't open my eyes, Mom...it's too bright!