Friday, April 26, 2013

Last Catch Up: Houston Family Time

Embarrassingly enough, this post was from October. Not sure why it never got posted, but Carl brought it to my attention it was still in draft form.

Still, it seems appropriate to post it now that I am finally just about done catching up on the past six months.

So here we all are, back in October when Beau and family came to Houston to see Bebe.

We've since been treated to a subsequent solo Beau visit, so it seems all kinds of wrong that I'm just now posting these.

We had a great time visiting, and it was wonderful for BeBe to get to see them.

Since I knew there was a good chance of four younger kids going a bit stir-crazy at BeBe's house, I loaded up my vans with all our wheels - bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller skates and roller blades.

And yet they STILL managed to fight a bit over who got to use which wheeled accoutrement.

Carl and the boys had a Scout camp-out planned for the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi that Saturday night, so we decided to take the kids out of school to get the most cousin time bang for our buck as possible.

I'd feel a bit worse doing this, but neither boy has missed a day of school this year otherwise so I think we'll survive.

They left Houston for Corpus around noon on Saturday, and I got to have some time alone with my nieces (notice the new clothes I bought them? I just wish Laurel's shirt came in Auntie sizes.)

I especially loved when Laurel went out shopping, and Audrey and I cuddled on BeBe's bed and we (and Beau) watched Pride and Prejudice together, which just happened to come on television.

I explained to Audrey that Elizabeth was about to meet her Prince Charming, and that they would get married and she would become a princess, but she didn't like the prince at first, sort of like Belle in Beauty and the Beast, but that Mr. Darcy would soon change his bad ways like the Beast so that she could love him. And that both Belle and Elizabeth were very content with their books. :)

Meanwhile, Alex, Ryan and Carl all had a great time on the Lexington.

This was Ryan's first official camping experience as a Scout, and he was VERY excited about going. Alex's group had already had their camp-out, so he just got to be the sibling on this trip.

We all had a great weekend, and most importantly, I know that it meant a lot to BeBe to have Beau and the girls in Houston.

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