Last week we took a tip to Texas to visit my sister in Dallas and go to a family reunion in Austin with the Onken's (well, really Debi's side). We had so much fun being with family all week. The only down fall was the heat it was over 100 everyday we were there, but at Alyssa's we were either inside or in her pool and when we got to the ranch for the reunion Nick's grandma Corrine surprised everyone with a pool that just got done being built the week before. Needless to say that is where we spent most of our time. Nicks Aunt Ellie just moved a few miles from his grandmas ranch to a beautiful house on 5 acres full of oak tress, it was great to be able to see, and we are so happy for her!
Andrews first plane ride went great! He did so well that people were coming up to us afterward and telling us how much they enjoyed having him on the plane. He was making friends left and right with his big smile, he really enjoyed hanging upside down in the aisle to see what everyone was doing and he spent the other part of the flight trying to squeeze his head in-between the seats to see the lady behind us that was making him laugh.
Lucy, Samuel, Andrew and Nick.
We had so much fun with the kids. They are so good and adored their baby cousin (hopefully they will feel the same about their new brother in October)
Aunt Alyssa got Andrew a floaty so he would be left out in the pool. He mostly liked it but we found that he wanted to drink all the water that collected inside.
At these family reunions there always seems to be a big puzzle going. This year we got two done.
Andrew and his two year old cousin Juan.
One of the horses. I didn't ride this year (mostly because I was lazy) but Trent overcame his fear and got on.
Nick's eight year old cousin Ian put together a football game for the boys. Nick was very proud because he scored two out his teams four touchdowns, but the game ended up being a tie.
Nana and Andrew
Some of us went to the these cool caves (see below). We were so excited because it said that the temp in the caves was 75 degrees but what we didn't know was that the humidity down there was 80 percent or more! Oh, well it was fun anyway.
Andrew LOVES the pool. He got dunked under the water for the first time by his Aunt Chelsea and loved it.
This is just outside the ranch, I couldn't get closer but just behind the deer in the back round there were about 5 other deer. So cute!