Before he was one, we could see his passion for music. He would always light up when he heard any type of music, and an obsession for instruments soon followed. Every Christmas and birthday, he would ask for a new instrument...drum set, saxophone, guitar, harmonica, accordian, keyboard. We finally had to tell him "no" when he asked for bagpipes. He would take his instruments to preschool for show and tell and play for his classmates. He is now 5 and has finally started piano lessons and loves it. He also loves to compose his own music. One song that we hear often is called Rock Star. It has many different lyrics and verses depending on his mood. Below are a few of the lyrics that we wrote down today.
You gotta be a rock star
cause you know these days
your friends are wating on you
to sing on stage
to sing your song
so why won't you
sing like a rock star
I can't wait to see where this true love takes him.
Maybe, I was born in the wrong era. While I don't find myself into current fashion trends, I have always been fascinated with vintage fashion, especially HATS. I LOVE hats, and GiGi has quite the hat collection which I am sure you already know if you visit my blog regularly. I would have loved to inherit my Grandmother's hat collection. Like all women of that time, she had a beautiful hat to match every dress and tailored suit. I can just imagine GiGi and I playing dress up in all the gorgeous hats, each of them with unique and intricate details....hats with feathers, hats with netting, felt hats, wide brim hats, and on and on. OH, the fun we would have!
I think Princess GiGi had as much fun as I did with these pictures. You can tell how GLAMOROUS she felt.
I had the urge to go outside last night to capture color. Yes, some of you may think this is silly and wonder why I would take pictures of flowers, but to me it is ART, and I also love flowers. It is amazing what looking through a camera lens will do to you. I see so much beauty in things that I would simply walk by before. Everything that I see now becomes a photograph in my mind. It has really become a phenomenal obsession.
My son has been attending summer church camp three times a week this month. He has to take his lunch to camp which is a big challenge because he is a picky eater, and I try to pack something healthy for him. He likes for me to pack apple sauce or yogurt, so I have been trying to keep a supply of it at the house. The only problem is that I always forget that we need to purchase plastic spoons to send with him. I find myself searching the cabinets to find plastic spoons left over from baby showers that I have hosted....they just happen to be pink. I didn't think too much about it. Yesterday, we had run out of the pink spoons, so I packed a regular spoon from the drawer. I called him into the kitchen to tell him not to throw his spoon away, and that he better come home with it in his lunchbox. He instantly began to cheer and holler with excitement, so I asked why? He then told me that he had been made fun of for days for bringing a pink spoon in his lunch. Talk about feeling like a horrible parent! I just figured that if it bothered him that he would have told me. I guess I have learned my lesson. Poor Boy! I wonder if it bothers him to wear a pink shirt??? REAL MEN DO WEAR PINK. LOL!!
What a great coincidence that we would run into one of GiGi's best friends from school. Lilly's family was vacationing at the same resort, so we hung out with them on the beach most of the day on Saturday. We had a lot of fun with them. Their two daughter's are the same age as our kids.
GiGi and Lilly After being in the sun for too long, we went to visit my cousins who live in San Antonio. I am very close to my cousin, so it was nice to see her and her beautiful family. We miss them so much! This is Alyse.
ISN'T SHE GORGEOUS???!!!!! Shelbi was Greyson's first crush. Last summer when we visited, he had to buy her diamond earings to give her. He now refers to her as his ex-girlfriend, but he was really excited to see her. GiGi is baby crazy. She was so happy to hold the sweet baby and feed him. I bet that one day she will make a great big sister.
Friday was a fun-filled day. We woke up early and headed straight to the pool. The kids loved jumping off the edge of the pool and racing to the other side.
We traveled a VERY short distance to the Hyatt resort where we were staying for the rest of the trip. It was an awesome resort for kids. There was a lazy river winding all along the perimeter of the hotel, and all kinds of activities for the kids. If we ever go back to San Antonio, we will definitely stay there again. We discovered GiGi loved to eat crab legs which made her Daddy very happy. The dinner at the resort was fabulous. The kids both loved their meals. After dinner, the resort had fire pits to roast marshmallows and make smores. It was a lot of fun for the kids to make their own dessert. YUMMY!
Today was the day that the kids were looking forward to the most. I took my son to Sea World last year, and he was excited to go back, but GiGi had not been, so it was awesome to see the excitement and joy that she experienced. It was incredible to see both of their faces light up when Shamu jumped out of the water for the first time.
Note to self: When traveling to an amusement park with small children, PURCHASE the two day pass! 8 1/2 hours of Sea World in one day is too long.
How time flies when you are having fun! We are home, and I feel like we just left. We had a great time. I don't think there could have been a better vacation for us. I will be adding posts throughout the week. I thought it would be easier to post each vacation day on a separate post.
We arrived to San Antonio around 1:00 on Wednesday. On our way there, we had to stop at the Natrual Bridge Caverns to take pictures on the dinosaurs. It has become a funny tradition. I was planning on posting the silly pictures that Doug and I took of ourselves in 1999 when we were there last, but I didn't get them scanned into the computer. 1999 was before I was owned a digital camera. LOL! After the photos, we arrived at our hotel, and of course the kids wanted to swim.