Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ace's Birthday Weekend

This last weekend we went up to my brother's to celebrate my nephew Ace's birthday.  He turned 2 the day before Valentine's.  I was so excited to finally get a chance to go see their new house and spend some time with them.  And I knew Brady would love getting to spend some time with his cousins.

It was a good 5 hour drive there so we kind of broke the trip up.  On the way there and on the way back we stopped at our home away from home, Bryan/College Station.  Oh how we miss that place!  And pray we someday can make it back to call home.

Oh this is my whole world.  And a "framer" ha!
Friday night we stopped to grab dinner at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

It was heaven!  We loved eating there when we lived in San Antonio and now Bryan has one.  Brady got to enjoy his first Freddy's steakburger.  He was more interested in people watching than eating.  He is such a social butterfly!

After dinner, we had another hour and 15 minute drive.  We finally arrived at my brother's around 9:15pm.  We left our house around 2pm.  Yeah, but I must say Brady did great on the way up and the way home.  I can admit I was a bit anxious of how the trip would go.

Saturday was party day!  Ace had a tractor party.  He loves tractors!

I had already decided I wanted to make him a tractor shirt then when I got the invitation in the mail & saw the theme was tractors - I thought how perfect!  So I let him open that gift the night before so he could wear it for his party.  He looked adorable!  Well he is just precious regardless what he wears.  Gosh, I just love little boys!

The guys fried fish, french fries, and hush puppies while all the kids played.  It was a little windy, but beautiful day outside.


And it looks like B really needs one of these little play-sets.  He loved it!
After fish and cake...it was present time!

Saturday afternoon we all took naps and then got ready to head out for a night out on the town.  All the "kids" left the grandkids with Mimi and Papa so we could go to a local dance hall to see Aaron Watson.  It had been forever since any of us had been out dancing.  We had so much fun!!  It's not very often that I get to spend time with my brothers and sister-in-laws and never without kiddos.

We had the best time!  We laughed, danced, and people watched.  Thanks Mimi & Papa for watching the babies.  We all really enjoyed our night out!
Sunday morning we got up and got ready to head home.  We made plans to meet our good friends for lunch at AB's favorite fajita place, Los Cucos.  We also stopped by their house on the way up to let Brady stretch his legs a bit.  We miss them SO much!
And if you can't tell Brady really loves Miss Rylie!  Sooo stinkin' cute!  And Rylie is sooo good with Brady.  Another reason we wish we lived closer to them!!  We made it home around 6 Sunday evening.  We were all pretty worn out from the weekend but thankful for a wonderful weekend spent with family!

And from the looks of this next picture...I think someone really enjoyed themselves this weekend.  Talk about melt a momma's heart!!!!

By Saturday evening, the boys had warmed up to each other.  Mom (aka Mimi) took these pictures of them while we were out dancin'.  Precious!  What a great BIG brother Ace will be in a few weeks! 

 Brady really enjoyed a weekend full of cousins.  He loves playing with our other kids and I love to watch him interact with them.  Just stinks we all live so far away from each other!  Brady didn't sleep all that well while away so he was exhausted come Sunday.  But we did manage to get a group cousin photo and everyone was looking!  Just missing Madyson and Maddox!
Sweet cousins.  Can't wait until our next get together...hopefully spring break!  Thanks Uncle Justin, Aunt Nikki, and Ace for a fun-filled weekend!!!  Happy 2nd Birthday Ace!


  1. Haha, I see Allen with a RedBull there in that picture.... probably past his bed time, wasn't it?

  2. Yes! We haven't stayed up that late in ages ;)