Monday, November 5, 2012

Dress Up

I'm trying to be better about regular blogging.  Yay!  Here's a quick update on our fam.
We took Blythe to her very first Texas Aggie football game.  The Ags took on the LSU Tigers, and Ryan has a lot of family and family friends from Louisiana, so this was a special game for us.  B had an absolute blast.  I think we were both shocked at how much she loved the crowd and the energy in the stadium.   

 We are very, very blessed to have some incredibly close friendships here in Austin.  Even though we've only been here 9 years, we feel like our roots here are deep. 
Last weekend our friends and number one babysitters, Taylor and Rebecca, asked Blythe to be the flower girl in their wedding.  Taylor's sister is TRog one of my besties/ roommates from college.  We adore the entire Rogers family, so this was really special for us.
Here is Blythe's practice run down the aisle at the rehearsal...  I had high hopes after this. 
 And they're off!!!  Knox was the ring bearer (hello, perfect!)
Oh, and a HUGE bonus....  Ryan officiated the ceremony, so the kiddos ran straight down the aisle to him.  I know I'm biased, but I thought they were adorable.
Blythe with the STUNNING bride and groom.
 And, last but not least....
Stacie called me about (and I'm not exaggerating) 8 months ago to ask if she wanted her mom to make Blythe a Dorothy costume to match with Knox's scarecrow costume.  Clearly I said YES!  Little did we know when she made that call that, not only would they have adorable costumes, but that we would be staying at their house and taking care of Knox for a few days while they were in the hospital having a BABY!  Baby Isla, Knox's little sister, is here!  Pictures coming soon.  The mini Wizard of Oz cast loved the trick or treating.  When we couldn't open the candy fast enough, they just ate right threw the wrapper.  Yep.

Ryan and I closed on our new house last week and will start the move-in process this weekend.  We are soooooo excited!!!  We first looked at this house in May, so we are thrilled that our nesting date is near.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Hello again, to the three family members who still check the blog!  It's been a chaotic summer and beginning of fall for us.  In the last several months, we sold our home, moved into a friend's house and then into a neighbor's house as we wait to move into our new (actually older) home!  Our house sold really quickly, which we were thankful for, but we've got about an 8 weeks (now 4) before we can move into the new hood.  We've done lots of packing, moving, Goodwilling, etc.  We're exhausted and anxious to get re-nested.

At the end of August, Blythe turned 2!  We had a really casual BBQ in our backyard with family and friends to celebrate our official entrance into the tantrum years.  She and her buddies had a great time playing and eating. In case you haven't been around her lately, the girl is super super super chatty.  She's got the talking thing down pat. She asked me the other day if she could listen to "Pandora music on my iphone."  Ummmm, yes?

Our big 2 year old started school in September two days a week in the mornings, and she LOOOOOVES it.  She's had a total blast.  I was really surprised that she took to it so easily.  It makes it so fun to drop her off and pick her up.  She's in seventh heaven!

We haven't done too much traveling in the recent weeks because of our move. We've visited Dallas for a very special wedding, gone to a family event in Louisiana and have plans to go to the ATM vs. LSU game in College Station. It's been nice to have some time in town before the craziness of the holidays begins. Ryan and I are looking forward to being settled in our new house in time for Christmas.

Now I'll let the pictures do the talking (they are way out of order)...

the beginning of the chaos

Avery, Blythe, and Charlie...  now 2!
Charlie loves him some B
B's birthday party

First day of school
Bye bye, first house.
summer cook out
We're gonna miss this bathroom
Meeting Baby Reagan- one of the big highlights of B's summer
more outside popsicle time
Singing happy birthday
Playing with Ryan in the yard
School- her happy place
playing with baby gear while we pack
Packing time
One of many play dates at Zilker Park
2nd birthday trip to Amy's ice cream
 Gotta get her hair did before school started

Playing with family at the Daigle "Pile-in"


Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Fun!

We have had a fun and busy summer so far over here in the Assunto house.  We've been doing a lot of swimming, playing and working out at the YMCA, going to the beach, playing with friends... There are few dull moments.  I'm going to try to be a better blogger for our family members who are out of town, but here are some pics to catch you up.

B at the zoo...  this girl LOVES monkeys- that isn't a surprise to most of you.

Livin' it up at the July 4th parade in Galveston

Mother's Day presents for Sassy and Lolli

Lots of time playing with one of our besties, Knox.

Blythe is a giant ball of personality these days.  Again, most of you know this...  She is a total ham, loves attention, and talks and sings up a storm.  She cracks us up!