Monday, June 28, 2010

Catching Up

With all the stress I've been under, I couldn't figure out why my pictures were uploading into text. Turns out I was on the "edit Html" tab. The good news is, I have lots of new pictures.

My interior landscaping company at work provided the plants for the circus this year. I haven't been to the circus since elementary school, so we were really excited to go. There's an animal open house and other fun events prior to the show. Here's a picture of us with the elephant trainer.
I recently learned that the circus elephants always walk from the train station to their circus venue. Most animals get put on trucks, but the elephant's strong herding instinct doesn't allow them to be on separate vehicles. The elephants all link up trunk to tail and walked about one mile to Reliant at about 7:00 pm on a Friday evening.
Seeing the 3 tigers in this ring was really quite frightening. They wrestled and played with one another quite a bit.
Brady loved the actual circus too. He danced to the music, made lots of animal sounds and said bye bye to the animals as they left the floor. It was fun to see him really enjoy the show.
For the Fourth of July, we headed up to the ranch in Dripping Springs. I'm sure I've posted photos before, but here's the Cypress tree that was planted on our wedding day back in January 2006. The water at the ranch was the highest I've seen it in years.
We visited a neighbor's house to see their gardens. Brady mostly played on the stairs surrounded by rosemary.
I love this picture of father and son playing in the creek.
On Saturday we visited several vineyards in the hill country. Here's a family picture taken at the Pedernales Cellars vineyard. It was definitely the prettiest, though the wine wasn't our favorite.
Brady loves to eat watermelon (to the point where he sometimes refuses his meal because all he wants is watermelon). It gets pretty messy, so we send him outside to eat. It's funny how content he is to be outside alone, as long as he has his sweet watermelon.
We found a lot that we want to buy, right on Buffalo Bayou. It's in a floodway, which adds a lot of complications to the building (and thus buying) process.
With my boss leaving, in the middle of budget season, I feel stressed to the max. It's probably not that great of an idea for open a new can of worms with this townhouse selling, lot buying, house building plan. With that said, we're so in love with this breathtaking view.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day (continued)

For Father's Day, we had a pool side lunch at Brett and Allison's apartment complex. Brady probably ate 1/3 of a watermelon.
My boss turned in his 2 weeks notice, which means I will have to put in longer hours at the office. We got Brady a new car seat for Taylor's car. It converts to a booster, has a good cup holder and fun little cubbies for toys in the arm rests. When we headed to lunch, Brady really wanted to take Daddy's car. Here's Brady in his new car seat.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gig 'em Aggies

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In an effort to properly indoctrinate our son, we tried to teach him to say, "Gig 'em Aggies". I didn't catch it on video, but he says "gaggies" a lot too. As long as he doesn't go to t.u., all can be forgiven.

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Dear old Dad (AKA Pappaw),
I burped really loudly in front of Brady yesterday. Brady's face got very serious, and with his jaw dropped he said, "Pappaw"? He started looking around for you. We miss you and look forward to your next trip back to Houston.
Love, The Bacot Family

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Quick Update

On Sunday, Steven and Westin came over for a little while. They were in town for the a St. Francis class reunion. Steven's driver side window broke, so the rain delayed their departure a bit. I know it got them home late, but we were glad to have some extra time to play and to introduce Westin to Star Wars. Brady was happy to have another kiddo around too. He crawled up in the lazy boy with Westin.
Every summer we go to the Heidelberg Lodges in New Braunfels, at the mouth of the Comal River. We were sad to find out that early this morning a really heavy rain flooded a lot of the lodges, the Rockin' R and other low lying areas. Our trip is schedule for July 12th - 18th. We really hope that the river and the lodges will be accepting guests again by then. Here's a picture of Steven, Westin and Taylor last year on the big rock. This big tall rock, that hovers over the water, is now covered in water.
Here's a picture of Brady and Taylor in the river last year. I can't believe how much he's grown!
On Friday, I had my 10 year high school reunion. Grammy came over to Bradysit one last time before her flight to Paris on Saturday. We're going to miss Grammy and Pappaw. They should return in mid-July.
On Wednesday, we made dinner and brought it over to the Wetterauers. I was tickled to get to play with Kylie quite a bit.
I came downstairs one morning, after my shower, and saw Brady and Taylor on the couch eating breakfast. I thought it was cute, so I pulled out the camera.
I bought the "Original Superfood" juice. It's a really awful shade of green and very thick, but surprisingly smooth and sweet. Brady liked it and ended up with this funny mustache.
Tonight I baked a blackberry pie. It was my first time to do a woven crust, which made me want to take a picture.