Monday, February 1, 2010

New Year's with Granna and Granddaddy

Well, 2010 has started off pretty busy which means I'm finally getting around to our New Year's pictures! We celebrated in Austin with Granna and Granddaddy by eating a fabulous meal at Maria Maria and heading downtown for the annual NYE celebration on Town Lake. There were artists displaying their unusual projects: everything from a fire tornado, to crazy swings that lit up and changed colors. There were probably 15 swings hanging from several giant oak trees, all changing colors while the riders listened to funky music. The boys, of course, thought it was the coolest thing they'd ever seen! Owen and Mason were so excited to watch the fireworks show over the lake that they had no problem staying awake for all the fun. Of course, while we were waiting, we had to try the kettle corn and giant brownies.

Here's Daddy "helping" Owen and Mason with the popcorn...notice he keeps faking them out. They thought it was hilarious!

The next day we went to San Marcos to spend the day with Numna and Bee. We had a relaxing day playing with scented play-doh and enjoying each other's company. Owen and Mason also gave Numna her belated Christmas gift (that did not arrive in the mail in time). I took a video (which is fairly long) of her and the boys looking through it. Feel free to watch it, but I mainly wanted to capture the moment of just her with Owen and Mason, having their little conversation together. I know videos like this will be ones I truly cherish.

Here are the pictures from our fun weekend! We even had a picnic on Granna and Granddaddy's newly-poured slab for their new home!
New Year's Eve (and day)

Here's a little video similar to the one in the last blog post of the boys singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." I couldn't resist posting this one of Owen because the way he sings it all by himself and holds his note out just cracks me up...and he's SO proud of himself too. I love it!