Tuesday, November 30, 2010

mack is...




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Everyone Gather Around the (Sand) Table

Scott, Mack & James

Mack was a BIG fan of the sand table

Even after the cold front came in & the temp dropped 25 degrees!
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Happy Birthday, Joe!

The day before Thanksgiving was Jon's younger brother, Joe's, birthday. We were so glad to enjoy an adults only night out with the family (thank you Mimi for babysitting!). Bob, Kay, Zach & Julie, Scott & Nonnie, Jon & me, and Joe & his girlfriend, Erminia (who was in from Italy) celebrated at East Side Cafe in ATX. These pictures make me want to master the manual settings on my camera!

Joe is truly one-of-a-kind. Not only is he extremely smart (Fullbright Scholarship Finalist!) but he is an amazing cook with a passion for Italian food (and of course he is fluent in Italian). He's also the 3rd of 4 and so Joey & I can really connect. :) Joey is always himself no matter what and we really admire that. We're so glad that Joe is Mack's Godfather!
Bob, Zach, Jon, someone's purse, Joe
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Mack & James had a lot of fun together over Thanksgiving! Whichever one was getting the most attention, the other was sure to copy. James is almost two and quite the talker. He's so bright & polite. He loves to run everywhere, it's so funny. He is into trains and "Big Truck!" right now. James also is starting to watching TV shows for longer than 30 seconds and so Mack would try to sit on the couch and watch with him. Mack didn't last long unless there were goldfish.

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I look yuck but Mack looks a little sweet here. I'm surprised he was sitting still!

Licking the whipped cream beaters!

James with his black olive finger

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2009 Flashback

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I ain't 'fraid of no ghost

James was a bee but said "out, out" everytime the costume was on. Also, for my mother-in-law, please ignore the lack of landscaping in front. That is being redone. There is even a sign next to the scarecrow that says Please Excuse Our Mess.
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Dallas Zoo pt. 2

Me, Julie & Kay

James & Zach

Zach, James & Julie (I don't have one of James looking at the camera)

Why, yes, I am wearing Mack's backpack.
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Dallas Zoo

We went to the Dallas Zoo this past Sat. with Jon's mom, her sister, Dan'l, her daughter-in-law and grandkids and her daughter & granddaughter. Zach, Julie & James were in town, too. Jon & I got a membership & can take a free guest, so if anyone wants to go, let me know! We get discounts for other people, free parking & children under 2 are free.

Jon, Mack, Kay & James & I took the DART out to the zoo, which was fun but in all honesty, it would have been fast for us to drive. One day Dallas will be a cool big city & the trains will be more convenient. For now, we will enjoy our SUV with the (semi) clean interior and safe seating.

Mack petting the Goats.

Checking out the ducks.

Aunt Dan'l bought all the kids a Pony ride. Mack was in the middle of saying, "Weeeeee!"
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Rocky Top

My dad is a HUGE Tennessee fan & got Big Mack this UT (the REAL UT) tee.

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Sin-a-Man Rolls

Have you ever made The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls? You should.
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State Fair of Corny Dogs

We finally made it to the State Fair of Texas the week before it closed. It was hot. It was crowded. The jogging stroller got a flat tire while Mack was sleeping in it & it made for a very hard time of pushing it. Luckily, Da-Da has since replaced the inner tube. Mack loved the petting zoo & gave many of the animals kisses (yuck!). We got our one corny dog, saw the Tom Landry exhibit, drooled over the new Chevys & then headed home. I think next year will be more fun because Mack will be a bit older & can enjoy it more.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Elmore Family Vacation 2010

Back in mid-July, the Elmores decided to meet up for a family vacation.
The Dallas Elmores loaded up Griswold-style in a 15 passenger van and met the Charlotte Elmores in beautiful ConCan, Texas to float the Frio.

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