The Rest of the Texas Trip by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Nov 28, 2012 2 Comments

We took so many pictures that it would take me a few more weeks to sort through and do them day by day, but I wanted to post some of the faves from the rest of our time visiting family in TX over Thanksgiving break.

Burke got real excited when he saw the big giant tub in Grandma’s bathroom.  He had to get in on that action.

Erika left the train tracks over for Burke to play with, and he loved having them all to himself one night.  Big smiles I tell you!

Mom and I played a game of Scrabble….and can you believe it, I won!  This RARELY happens, so it’s quite an accomplishment.  At the end of the game, my Mom also pointed out that I did it without having any of the super high point letters.  Go me! 🙂

We spent Thanksgiving day over at Erika’s.  Taylor stopped by to say hi so we got a rare picture of the three of us.  I think the last one that we have of the three of us is in the same spot from about 6 years ago.  🙂

All the ladies contributed, including the little ones, and we had quite the feast!  It was a super fun day for everyone!

Just a cute pic of Burke and Grandma. 🙂

Taylor had off work on Friday, so she came to spend the day with us.  We walked over to a nearby park where he had it all to himself.  I’m not sure who had more fun…Burke or Auntie Tay Tay and Grandma!

Back at the house, we hung out some more.

On her way out, Burke reached up his hand and asked Auntie TayTay for the keys.  He couldn’t quite get it started, so Taylor gave him his first driving lesson.

Had to take advantage of the bathtub again.  This time complete with a mohawk!

Papa Sneed introduced Burke to Fraggle Rock.  I think he liked it.  He also really enjoyed sitting in my chair from when I was a little girl.  I think that one might have to end up in our home one day.

Just some more silly pics of Burke around the house.  He and Clyde became fast friends too…..except when Burke tried to get into Clyde’s bed!

On Saturday, we joined the Waldorf clan at the Texas Renaissance Festival.  We visited this same spot with them 4 years ago on Brett’s first visit to TX.  I think Burke’s favorite thing about the whole time was the kettle corn.  He loved it!

On the way home, Mom and Dad mentioned that there was a new Rudy’s BBQ in Katy, so I made an executive decision for all of us and we stopped in for some to-go for dinner back at the house.  Oh, yes, it was as tasty as I remembered….sweet tea and all!

Sunday morning paper reading…comics and sports page.  Burke predicts that Manziel is going to win the Heisman Trophy.  Let’s hope so!  Gig ‘Em Ags!

Grandma, Burke and I checked out a neighboring park and Burke loved the swing there!

Later that day, we went back to the favorite one across the street with Daddy too.  These twinsies are just too cute.  Hands in pockets, matching shoes and hoodies!

Taylor had an extended lunch break on Monday so we stopped in to visit her at school.  Burke had a great time roaming the halls with Auntie TayTay.

Back at the house, we put Burke to work on some chores to earn his keep.  I gotta find one like this for our house as he actually liked using it!

We played Hand & Foot at night for a few in a row.  Brett had an idea to keep an ongoing score for the 4 nights.  This idea was of course before he realized that he wouldn’t fare so well in the end.

On our last night in town, we met up with some of the Waldorfs at Fuddruckers for a meal together.  Burke had a great time running around and playing some video games with his fun cousins.

It was a bright and early wakeup call on the morning of our flight.  Burke had to say his goodbyes to Clyde at the house, and then Grandma and Papa Sneed at the airport.

What turned out to be just a normal early arrival for our flight (at 830am) turned into a few delays, a flight re-route, gate change, and then finally boarding to LA at around 130pm.  Burke did great for being the airport for that long before getting on the plane.  Lucky for us, as soon as the engines turned on, he was so tired, that he fell right asleep and stayed that way until we got to LA.  Nice!

The unfortunate part was that once we landed, we still had a few hours to kill, so we did our best to keep everyone entertained until we finally boarded the plane for home.

Our trip was perfect!  Not too short, not too long, not too rushed.  We had the right amount of time to visit and spend some quality time with everyone and still have time to relax.  A great trip to see everyone before the next time when there will be FOUR of us!

2 Responses to “The Rest of the Texas Trip”

  1. Mom says:

    Loved the visit!! Great memories. Actually, the last threesome photo was in October 2011 when y’all came to see Treasure Island…

  2. Marisa says:

    sounds like fun! kiah does the same thing to animals when he comes across them – he particularly loves kitties and give thems “loves” :). sweet boys!