Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Silly Boys

A few weeks ago we went over to my brothers house to hang out with the family. We were all btalking in the living room when we heard a bunch of giggling coming from behind the big chaise lounge in the corner. My brother peaked back behind the chair to see what was going on. Luke quickly jumped up to reassure him they were just playing. Amar, Jamal & Luke were all 3 behind the chaise up to something for sure. It wasn't until right before we left that Anthony was looking at our camera & this is what we found....

These were preceded by about 9 black pictures. So, apparently one of them figured out how to use the flash towards the end of the photo shoot. What silly boys!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We love Joe!!!

Right after the 4th of July we had a very much needed visit from Uncle Joe! He finally got to come visit us here in Texas for the first time in 18 months! Last time Mary Beth & the kids came to Texas, for Todd & Pene's wedding, Joe was in California & unable to make the trip. So, when he was recently on his way to Georgia for training, he thankfully had time to come visit for a while. We have missed him so much & were so grateful that we were able to finally see him after such a long time. To put things into perspective a bit... the last time he was here, Isabella was the age Mackenzie is now. Crazy!

*Just a little side note to Mary Beth. You might be wondering why Joe will have several random pictures of himself once he gets home. Those are courtesy of future photographer Isabella.:)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

4th of July Fun!

As every other 4th of July, we headed down to the San Gabriel Park for a day of fun in the sun. The last couple of years it has actually been pretty rainy, so this year it was a nice change, although extremely hot!
Playing hide-n-seek with Isaiah

Who needs toys when you have sticks?

Kenzie saying "hi"

Isaiah & Bella on the airplane
She loved it!

That was a BIG slide!

Daddy & sleepy Kenzie girl

the kiddos posing with the cake, Tori & Alex helped me decorate

Last year the fireworks were cancelled because of all the flooding & we came pretty close to having them cancelled this year because it's been so dry. Luckily it all worked out & we got to enjoy some great fireworks at the end of the night.
The perfect ending to our long day...watching the fireworks!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sisterly Love

I think the best part about having two girls is getting to watch them interact with each other. Now that Mackenzie is already 10 months old & walking she has alot more fun playing with Isabella. (Although, she wasn't walking yet in these pictures...these were at about 9 months) They have such a great time with each other. Watching them together is my absolute favorite thing to do, so I thought we would share some pictures of "sister time."

Kenzie gets so excited when she sees Isabella after nap time

hanging out on Isabella's bed early in the morning

lovin' the bathtime hair-do


kisses for Bella

silly time

Friday, August 01, 2008

Galveston Vacation

The last weekend of May we took a little family vacation to the coast with the rest of the Guajardo gang. We spent a day at the Schlitterbahn water park, another hanging out at the beach & really just enjoying the time we all got to spend together. The kids all had a wonderful time. I think if it was up to them, they would all just turn into fish!

Schlitterbahn Galveston

Kenzie girl & Mommy

The water was a little cold,

but they both seemed to like it!

Anthony with the girls

Isaiah getting brave

Alex, the fish

Bella & Mommy

Ava & Isabella

We had to get a little creative when it cam to nap time at the park.

Although, I think the award for the most creative napper goes to his tube!

Beach Day!

Ready to hit the waves

Kenzie enjoying her first trip to the beach!

The weekend we were there happened to be the annual AIA Sandcastle Competition. Even though we weren't exactly on the same part of the beach as the competition, we had a little competition of our very own.

Daddy, Isabella, Mackenzie & Mommy