FC: Guerra Family 2011
2: After telling our kids for a long time that it doesn't snow much in Texas, January brought us over 14 inches in a couples days! The kids' joy was too bountiful to explain.
4: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow: Day 2
8: Even being sick and missing out on day two of snow, Cooper is still smiling.
10: Happy Girl...
11: Sad, Sick Girl
12: Take a look at these guns | Although it is the dead of winter and snowing outside, Evan dug out a sleeveless shirt tonight. Upon being questioned, he informed us it was his "muscle shirt" and then proceeded to give us a little show.
14: Field Trip to FT Worth Museum of Science and history
15: At the end of February Tre went on his first school field trip to the museum. I was very excited to go as a chaperon and had a great time watching all the kids explore.
16: Going for a Walk | With the arrival of more days of warm weather, we have been going to for lots of walks! We most often going during the day while Tre is at school. Cooper and Evan ride ahead on their scooters as Emerson leisurely enjoys the stroller. Many times she is joined by Evan before we make it home!
17: The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~ George Santayana | The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~ George Santayana
18: Tre's Kindergarten Open House | Tre was so excited to have all the family come to the school so he could show off all the projects he and his class have so diligently been working on. One of the first things we were supposed to do was try to figure out which self portrait was Tre's out of all the pictures hung around the room. Tre informed us in advance that we would easily be able to find his.. And it was easy as his picture was the only one drawn with a brown crayon.
20: My first rollers
21: "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." | Margaret Fuller
22: Evan is Four
28: How did he get so big?
29: Evan's 4th Birthday Party | Our little monkey man is turning 4 and we would not wait to celebrate him! We had several families over to help us party with our big boy. The kids played and played and laughed just as much!
32: Riding Bikes
34: Spring Break at | Over Spring Break the kids and I headed down to the lake with Poppy, Gigi, Aunt Mendy and the cousins. The week started out rough as a dead possum in the attack stinking up the house. After Poppy and Gigi removed it, we were free to begin the days of relaxation and play! The kids spent the days outside and the nights in pallets watching movies.
35: the Lake House
37: in the cold lake
39: Gone Fishing
40: Evan's birthday was during spring break so celebrated cake, ice cream and presents from Poppy and Gigi. His gifts included a new sleeping bag so he could be like his big brothers and a new Spiderman fishing pole.
43: This spring Evan played blastball for the first time. He was on the Phillies and loved getting dressed up in his uniform each week and heading to his game. We loved cheering Evan on and he beamed with pride.
44: Never a dull moment
45: with this little lady
46: Durham Bulls Cooper played t-ball this spring on the Bulls in the KYA league. He was so excited to play and did really well and made some great friends. We were so proud of our Coop!
48: Happy Birthday | Eddie turned the big 3-5 this year and the kids were so excited to pick celebrate their daddy with gifts & cake.
49: Then Edward got to open his big present from me, his parents and my parents- the new iPad 2! We ended the evening by meeting several friends for Babe's for a date night but we were having to much fun to take pictures! | After church Poppy and Gigi cooked us lunch and the kids showered daddy with their hand picked gifts.
50: Homestead Farms | We spent a wonderful Good Friday at the farm letting the kids play with the animals, plant seeds, take a hayride and devour sno cones.
52: Planting Seeds
53: Sno Cones
54: Happy Easter Our easter weekend involved many activities including 6 services, dinner with the grandparents and Sunday morning opening easter baskets with poppy and barbie. It was a very special weekend and we are so thankful for family that helped make the weekend so special.
56: "And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here." ~ St. Augustine
58: Mother's Day
60: First Swim of the Summer
62: Swimming at Poppy and Gigi's
64: Tre's Kindergarten Graduation
66: Mrs. Shaffer | Logan | Christian | Tristan | Anthony | A gift from Mrs. Shaffer
67: In honor of this monumental day, Tre got a special date with Daddy Mommy of his choosing. He wanted to go bowling and eat Mexican food!
68: Tre's lost his first tooth!
69: With a little help from Daddy, Tre lost his first tooth. | And just in time for the last day of Kindergarten
71: Kindergarten Field Day Tre's last day of school was Field Day. All the kids had a blast playing games, eating sno cones, getting their faces painted and enjoying one last day with friends until next year. | I left the two little ones at home with Barbie, but Cooper got to go with me to help at Field Day. He was in heaven!!
72: First Trip to the Salon
73: Just a few months short of three, I decided that Emerson needed her first professional cut. I had cut her hair several times but was ready to pass the baton to the salon. I love her hair and how long and thick it has gotten so we only got a trim and a few layers. She did fabulous and loved being the center of attention.
74: Celebrating Bryn Emerson's sweet friend was turning 3 and she invited all of us to her art party. The kids had an absolute blast painting, creating and beading- especially Cooper. We had a great day celebrating Bryn and took home precious masterpieces.
77: I love Father's Day because we get to celebrate Eddie all day and honor what a great daddy he is. After church services and quick naps, we headed to Poppy and Gigi's to meet the rest of the family. Edward Sr cooked out and the kids swam while the rest of us passed sweet Matea around. What a fabulous day celebrating the amazing dads in our life!
78: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASON Lots of water slides, yummy food and kids filled the Hatley's backyard to celebrate Mason's big day. The kids had an absolute blast playing with their cousins on the slides, swing set and basketball court.
80: I knew the boys would have a blast on the water slides but I couldn't believe how Emerson tackled the wet slippery stairs. She went up and down more times than I could count.
82: Last Trip To Tulsa before Papa an Barbie move to Texas! In June we took one last trip to Tulsa to visit with them and help them get their house ready to sale. Of course the first thing the kids want to do is head to the huge backyard and play until they are totally worn out!
84: Playing in the neighbors pool.
86: Outdoor Water Park
87: Bounce House Fun
88: Amazing Fun on the Fourth with the Chesnuts.
89: I couldn't count the many reason why we love our Cooper so much. But one of the best is his uniqueness. He has a very creative mind and we never know how he is going to make us laugh. This day I walked into a room and see Coop creating a masterpiece while dressed as Spiderman. Just a normal day...
91: The kids spend hours and hours playing on the trampoline. I love hearing the laughter that erupts daily from their play. A trampoline is enough fun in itself but if you add in daddy, a good friend and the water hose, then the degree of fun goes through the roof. Now the degree of safety might do the opposite! I loved capturing these moments of pure joy and excitement.
92: Playing Dress-Up | Emerson loves to play dress up and the outfits she comes up with our pretty cute.. On this day she had put together quite an ensemble and walked in the room to inform me she was leaving to go to the grocery store.. She proceeded to head to the door and as she turned the knob, she started giggling like she was such a trickster.
93: Guerra Boy Band
96: Tre Starts First Grade Our sweet firstborn was feels like the veteran this year as it is his second year to start school. He is so excited for first grade and all the big things it holds. I am amazed how much he has grown and changed over the past year. We could not be more proud of the little man he has become and truly look forward to watching him build friendships, grow as a leader and influencer and of course fill his brain with lots of new knowledge!
99: Cooper Starts Kindergarten It is big enough to drop your first grader off at school but now I have to leave Cooper at school too! For the second year in a row one of our amazing little boys is starting a whole new world as they begin their school journey. After watching Tre experience Kindergarten, Cooper absolutely could not wait to see the inside of the classroom. Even though I am going to miss having Cooper with me all day, I know he is going to do so well in school, being an amazing blessing and develop great friendships.
102: Evan Helping Daddy Mow | Eddie was mowing the yard during this beautiful fall day. Evan asked to go outside to watch him. After awhile I went out to check on him and found Daddy showing him how to run the mower. He is getting so big!
104: Emerson Turns Three
110: Happy Birthday Emerson | The beginning of Emerson's birthday celebration began with a girls night out. Barbie, Gigi and I started the evening with a trip to the salon. Emerson got over 4 inches cut off, sparkly spray added and a purple tinsel extension. After that we ate at a mexican restaurant where Emerson enjoyed being the center of the dinner. The spoiling went to a whole other level when the grandmas took Emerson to Target for her to pick out some of her presents- talk about heaven for her! Upon arriving at home she got to open and play with all her new things!
114: Celebrating Emerson | On our sweet girl's actual birthday it was time for all the men in her life to celebrate her. After dinner we had a yummy gluten and dairy free cake followed by opening presents. Emerson absolutely loved being the center of her brother's undivided attention as she opened girly present after girly present! She got several purses, a dress up kit with lots of jewelry, accessories and shoes and her favorite- a hair tool kit with lots of pretend makeup. She took no time fixing everyone's hair which included a pretend flat iron. It was so fun to celebrate our sweet daughter and the amazingly precious, kind and loving little girl that she is!
115: Happy 3rd Birthday
118: Tre is Seven
124: Happy Birthday Tre | In honor of Tre's 7th Birthday, we celebrated with a party at Cabela's. Tre and all his friends had a blast touring the store to see all the animals, feeding the fish, and trying to beat each other at the shooting gallery. We served pizza and camo cupcakes as he opened his presents.
125: Party at Cabela's
130: Cooper's Cowboy Hoedown Party celebrating his 6th Birthday!
134: Pumpkin Patch The kids were ecstatic to spend the afternoon at the pumpkin patch. They loved playing on the bounce houses, hay stacks, mazes and of course the hayride. The day was made even better when we ran into the Doddard family and the boys got to play with Kevin and Dougie.
138: Keller Bears
139: This fall our boys played their first year of flag football. We were able o join a great team and our boys shined as they had a perfect season ending in a win in the Super Bowl!
140: SUPER SHARKS This fall Evan played his first season of outdoor soccer with several of his good friends with coach JOn Essen. Caleb, Jack, Jude and Evan had a blast learning to play soccer. We really enjoyed watching them play and get better each and every week. It was special for him to have his only time during the week where all the rest of were focused and cheering just for him! So proud of our big 4 year old!
144: Mrs. Trautman's Thanksgiving celebration Right before Thanksgiving Break Cooper's class celebrated Thanksgiving with a pilgrim and Indian party. It was really fun to see all the creative projects the kids had created. Then all the Kinder classes lined up in the hall with one very, very long "tablecloth" to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast. No turkey and stuffing here, lunch meat with raw fruit and veggies did the job!
146: Happy Thanksgiving
148: Emerson's First Dance Classes Our sweet girl loves anything girly and dancing around the house. She was ecstatic when I told her she was going to start going to real dance each week. Our neighborhood has a free class each Tuesday ad Emerson is loving it. She is the youngest in the class but is doing great. She loves having something special just for her and having all of us come and watch her.
150: Cousins' Annual Christmas Pajamas
153: TRIM THE TREE
154: Looking at Christmas Lights | On this cold December night, we loaded up the minivan and started our evening with a stop at Starbucks for some hot chocolate. We then toured several neighborhoods in Keller trying to find the best lit house!
156: Cooper's School Party
158: Tre's School Party
160: St.John Xmas
164: Christmas Eve with the Guerra Family
166: Christmas morning we enjoyed a relaxing morning at home, watching our sweet little ones open their presents. Then Papa and Barbie joined us brunch and even more presents. After a busy holiday season, we loved being home to play and relax together all day!