Summer is in full swing here in Dallas. After a rainy spring and early summer, we've settled into the HOT-HOT-HOT temps that the Big D is known for...and we've been staying busy. Here's some of the fun stuff we've been up to so far this summer...
Road trip to Fayetteville
My cousin Hannah got married in early June and we used it as great excuse to drive over and see family. It was a quick weekend but we made time to see cousin Cooper and get a pic with all three boys together.
And while we were at it we decided to get all the adults in the picture, too.
The wedding was later that night and Em wasn't too put out over his outfit. A couple of classic lines, though:
"But I don't wanna look handsome!"
"I don't wanna wear a belt. I'm not a man!"
I think he looked quite handsome and especially big (I mean look at those feet!).
We grabbed one family picture (minus Theo, he was home asleep with the sitter).
And later we took selfies on our way back to the car. Em lasted until about 10pm!
Emmett presented Dadd-o (what he calls Eric) with a card he made at school that featured Em in a hat and tie, just like all dad's wear! Plus, it included some classic "My Dad loves to ______" lines.
Happy 8th wedding anniversary!
Eric and I celebrated 8 happy years by going out to dinner downtown at Savor and then dessert at Stampede 66 - the butterscotch salted caramel pudding is made from melted down Werther's candies! And it's amazing.
4th of July in Fayetteville
We traveled to Fayetteville over the 4th weekend, however we only had Theo with us. Emmett was up in Idaho with his Grandma and Boppa
living it up camping in Sun Valley. I have pictures that Karen shared with me that I will post soon!
We decided to push our luck and asked my parents to watch Theo for a day so that we could have 24 hours with no kids. It was as relaxing and rejuvenating as it sounds, trust me. We stayed close and booked at room at 21C in Bentonville and also took in the sights at Crystal Bridges museum.
First, we caught up with Aunt Sara and Cooper over lunch at the museum (Cooper slept through it like a real champ). Don't ask me why Eric feels compelled to put his glasses on every baby he sees...it is pretty adorable.
After lunch we went through the museum and checked out the special Andy Warhol exhibit. This was taken in a small room wallpapered in the cow print from floor to ceiling. There were also huge rectangular mylar balloons filled with helium that floated around the space. It was...interesting. A commentary on the dairy industry, perhaps?
The Warhol exhibit focused on his flower prints but also had those cool animal portraits that I don't think I'd ever seen - and I did a research report on him in high school. #justsayin'
The two other portraits were done by Eric and I at a self-serve station where you could put yourself into the art experience of Warhol or Andrew Wyeth. Eric's pumpkin head was the clear winner!
After the museum, we high-tailed it downtown to catch Crepes Paulette before they closed and just barely made it! I had a turtle crepe and Eric the chocolate/strawberry crepe and both were consumed with reckless abandon.
Here I am trying to capture my inner Warhol against the cool wallpaper by our hotel elevator. I really think I nailed his weird loner vibe.
Eric saluting next to the Court House for the perfect 4th of July photo op.
Don't worry about ol' Theo, back at the Davis house he was getting spoiled by Momsie and Pops. Here he is instructing Pops on how he likes his sausage grilled (well done). Please note the matching Crocs.
Theo's other favorite activity? Sweeping with any broom or long-handled object in the garage. Pops said he pushed that thing below for 30 minutes!
After we returned home on Sunday morning, Theo went through a nice little whiny meltdown that lasted the better part of an hour. My parents said he was totally well-behaved the entire time. Then when we came home he loses it? Kids are strange. We took him outside to play and he settled down soon after. Then we decided to get out a giant metal bucket and Theo sat inside it while a hose gradually filled it with water.
He was in HEAVEN. I neglected to put a swim diaper on him so when he got up 45 minutes later his diaper was as big as my head and probably weighed 5 pounds. It was crazy!
Then, naturally, we let him go dipe-free for a while because this:
Those are some cute buns right there. This feels like the perfect way to end a post. And done!