Tuesday, June 26, 2012

4 Months!

Logan is 4 months!  In his short little life, he has been from TX to Europe and back and will soon go back to Europe again. Thankfully, he is super easy going and goes with the flow. At 4 months, he is Mr. Chunky and weighs about 17 pounds. His thigh rolls are irresistible! He is super happy and super smiley. He loves to eat his hands and gets his whole fist in his mouth. This has been of fun month with lots of giggles, rolling, and starting to play with toys.  Sleep is not his strong suit - he wakes up every night at 1 and 3 or 4, and 5 and 6......we will work on that when we get back home. We love our littlest guy!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Graduate

Our Kindergarten Graduate

One proud brother...the other was asleep. 

Accepting her diploma from the principal.

So proud!

The after party

First grade, here we come!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Trading Spaces

Being in Texas for so long gave us the opportunity to spend several days with my sister and her family in Austin. My kids love their cousins, and they play so well together. This past week, the Austin crew travelled to Budapest and spent the week with us! We had a great time showing them a glimpse of our world here. The girls would have been content playing Barbies all week, but we drug them out for some sightseeing as well. 

April in Austin....

And May in Budapest....

Monday, June 4, 2012


We made the most of our 36 hours in Prague - walking a LOT and trying to see the top sights of the city. Our plan was for Chelsea and Cade to walk, and Logan had the stroller. Overall, the plan worked pretty well. What apparently didn't work too well was making sure all children were equally represented in photos...sorry boys! We'll do better next time!!
 They loved being free to run around the castle grounds. 
 The highlight of Chelsea's trip (and high up on my list, too) was the toy museum....
namely the Barbie exhibit. A whole floor of Barbies. Chelsea was in love.
First Barbie. 

My fave...a little blurry, but this is pregnant Barbie from the '70's. 
Her stomach pops off and there is a removable baby.  Hilarious.

 Moving on from Barbie, we took in the Old Town and watched the famous clock strike the hour with all of the fanfare.
The view from the Charles Bridge was lovely. Check out the restaurant...aka Dinner in the Sky. 

Taking in the view.
After all our walking, we shared a Mysak (ice cream dessert). Yum!!!
 We stumbled upon this lovely statue...couldn't help but take a pic.

 On our final morning, we went up to the top of the Petrin Tower and enjoyed the view!
From there, it was a 6 hour drive back home after a fun and memorable weekend!

Check out Meryl's blog for more Prague pics and a pic of Logan and sweet Patrick in Prague!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cesky Krumlov

We had our first European adventure as a family of 5 last weekend. Our plan was to visit Cesky Krumlov and Prague, both in the Czech Republic. Vienna was a good halfway point, so we spent Friday night there before heading to Cesky on Saturday morning.  The drive from Vienna took us on all back roads through Austria and into the Czech Republic. Though we thought perhaps the GPS was leading us astray as we went through one village after another, we loved the drive and the scenery along the way. At one point, I looked up and spotted a maypole!
In addition to several maypole sightings, we also saw a woman doing yard work in her bra and later had to stop for a man on a ladder in the middle of the road. 

After about 3 hours, we arrived in Cesky Krumlov. It is home to the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and has been named one of the top most picturesque villages in the world. We climbed up to the castle to take in the view. 

We wandered the streets, ate lunch, and made the obligatory ice cream stop. Their prevalent ice cream was turos flavored soft serve...interesting, but not bad!
It was a lovely town and it was easily seen in a few hours. 
We left mid-afternoon and headed another 3 hours to Prague.  
We settled into our hotel that night, happy to have had a successful first adventure as a family of 5!