Friday, August 15, 2014

Belton's Weekend

 While Matt and I were away for our anniversary weekend, Belton stayed with Grandmom and Granddad!
 As it worked out, Donny, Paige and their kids- Gabe and Addie came to Dallas that weekend. They went to the rodeo and had lots of fun with Lillian!
 Belton really seemed to have a blast with Gabe and Addie!
 How fun for him to get to play with my cousins' kids!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anniversary Gifts!

So, we like to go by the modern and traditional anniversary gifts. For the fourth wedding anniversary- the traditional gift is fruit or flowers and the modern gift is appliances. 

We don't need any appliances. We live in an apartment. 

And Matt did get me flowers, of course!
 And you saw in the last post that our hotel gave us fruit. Perfect!!

We decided to take the plunge and upgrade our camera. It fell while we were unloading the rental car in Washington DC and the lens broke. The body still works (anybody wanna buy it??) so we thought about just replacing the lens. But I have been wanting to upgrade anyway. So here we go! Our new, beautiful camera!! 

And we got a great open box special for this red one! How fun! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our 4th Anniversary!

We took a little 2 night stay-cation to the Hyatt in downtown Dallas this year to celebrate our anniversary.
The view from our room- we were on the top floor!

We went to dinner downtown at the Iron Cactus. YUM.
Our awesome hotel sent us an anniversary gift! (They sent a bottle of wine first. After we (unsuccessfully) tried to give it to three of our neighbors- we called down and told them we didn't want it to go to waste. Then, they came and got it and brought us this!)

 Our anniversary cake!
 Our hotel. We loved it there!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Belton: Twenty-Two Months

Belton spent a lot of this month sick. He had a stomach virus and pneumonia. So it wasn't his happiest month! Poor kid!
 We still had some fun though!
Belton loves the iPad. That was really useful when we were waiting and waiting in the Apple store to get the help we needed! He was easily entertained!
 He loves playing with blankets but this one has definitely become his favorite. I think he is finally attached to something.
 He brings the blanket with him out of his crib and uses it a lot throughout the day!
 He has fun playing the piano and singing!
Belton loves to type and learn more about letters and numbers. He can identify every letter in the alphabet and is happy and excited to do so!
Some nights, he takes his pajama pants off in the middle of the night. Crazy baby!
He "helps Daddy" make popcorn by putting on the oven mitts and shaking the container of popcorn while Daddy shakes the pot of popcorn over the stove.
 He thinks he's big and that he's allowed to use remotes. He's wrong.
Belton looooves watermelon!
 We love our sweet little boy! <3

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Taylor's Birthday

Taylor turned ELEVEN! I can't believe it! 
We celebrated with food, swimming and fun at Grandmom and Granddad's house!

I love these of Granddad tickling Belton! When Granddad would stop, Belton would say "more" and make the sign for more. Sweet boy!