Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jaxson's First Horse Ride

We were so lucky to take Jaxson on his first horse experience!  His Godparents, Kris and Don have a very old horse, Buster.  They were kind enough to take Jaxson for a visit.  I think they loved it just as much as he did.

Buster is super sweet and very calm.  Jaxson wasn't scared for a second.  We actually had to keep reminding him not to run up behind the horses to keep him safe from getting kicked (work in progress that made this momma sweat!)

He LOVED sitting on Buster.

The property owner, Dawn, even gave him his first riding lesson.  She taught him how to sit on Buster, and how to ride without depending on the reins.  He did so great and listened so well!

New Friends.

I LOVE this picture.

I hope we get to go see Buster again soon!


We recently went to Legoland in Grapevine, TX.  It was so much more than I expected!  It had rides, movies and games...and much more.  Have y'all been?  It's pretty much amazing, and super reasonable. I recommend reserving a ticket for first thing in the morning, because it only gets busier as the day goes on.

There were exhibits built completely of legos.

And stations where you could build your own lego creations.  (The OCD part of me had to pretend that they washed these legos daily before they let all of these kids play with them.  I'm sure they do, right?)

Jaxson built cars and then raced them on the track.  He loved it!

And built more and more and more....

And then got really angry with me for taking so many pictures of him...I thought I had a few years before this madness started?!

PopPa is such a good sport.  He's has been designated as the "ride all the rides Jaxson wants to go on grown-up".

I really was impressed with everything.  And I think tickets were only $20.  I recommend buying them the day before (or earlier) and choosing an early time slot.  We stayed until lunch time and it was getting really busy by then.  I love that they stagger it that way.  It makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.

And then there's this.  The holy grail of legos.  You can buy a container of any that you like for $8.  Jaxson (and PopPa) was in heaven.


And then we went back to Gigi and PopPa's house and played legos ALL.AFTERNOON.

Baby Shower Fun!

I recently hosted a baby shower for my sweet Sister-in-Law and my new little nephew, and we had the best time!  It was the first time I've hosted a shower by myself, so while it was tons of work, it was really fun to choose all of the decor and projects myself.  I thought I'd share some of the pictures with you!
I decided to host the shower from 10-12, which of course meant that we had to have a mimosa bar!  I hand glittered each of the stemless wine glasses, and then gave those to the ladies as favors at the end of the shower.  Everyone loved them!

And yes, I rented a dress from Rent the Runway that matched the shower colors.  Don't judge!

Since the Mommy to be didn't have a baby book yet, I purchased a sweet book of baby prayers and asked everyone to sign that for them.

This tassel garland was NOT EASY.  But I was really happy with how it turned out.

I used my grandmother's china for the shower, which always makes everything feel special.

I just loved all of the fun glitter, and the "Oh Baby" theme.  It was so fun to put together!

My Daddy teased me the night before the shower, saying that I needed to change out the maroon candles.  He was joking, but looking back at the pictures, I wish I would have!

The beautiful guest of honor!

Two of my favorite ladies.