Saturday, September 12, 2015

Alamo City Comic Con 2015

 Alamo City Comic Con 2015

This year we knew we wanted to dress up, since last year only Aiden dressed up. This was only our 2nd year going, but we knew from the the first year this was something, as a family, we love and will be doing every year! So naturally, we were thinking of things to dress up as on the way home from the first one. 

We love flea markets and thrift stores, and while walking the Trader's Village flea market it hit us after finding great deals on clone trooper helmets: we will be clone troopers. Awesome!

Time goes by, and we are thinking that clone troopers dressed as the Avengers would be awesome, and that's what we were planning on doing until about 3 months before this year's comic con. My sister works at a party store and was talking about the minion costumes they were ordering. 


We looked all over the the web and found minions dressed as storm troopers, but nothing where clone troopers dressed as minions; this was AWESOME for us! We put in the order for 4 minion costumes and we waited. Danny spray painted the helmets yellow.

Then, slowly, we added the hair and the goggles. The boys' costumes came in and they were adorable. However, Danny and I are were still waiting.  We were 2 days away from comic con and still no costumes for Danny and I. Panic mode sets in. Backup plan: find a yellow shirt and overalls. This won't be hard. WRONG! Finding overalls was a pain and I finally found one for me from target and for Danny the day before comic con from tractor supply. I was so happy we found some.

We are blessed and got into Alamo City Comic Con thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project. They provided us tickets last year and this year and we are truly thankful. 

Always sharing our favorite moments with our BFF's 

Elevator Shot.

Alamo City Man

Minion troopers in stores now,

Stan Lee and Aiden

How do you think we did? The boys were so wore out. They did amazing. We were stopped for photos most of the night so I am very proud of them and they lasted longer than I thought. My feet are killing me!

Time to start thinking of what we are doing next year. Any ideas?

Monday, June 8, 2015

San Antonio Art Museum

The San Antonio Art Museum has family day on Sundays and admission is free from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for everyone. 
The weather was just perfect today, beautiful skies and warm so we were excited to get out of the house again. We are starting our summer great with the free events in San Antonio. 
The first thing we did was head to the Hops House to gather out supplies for out drawling in the Gallery fun. 

I think we we were all excited so we all grabbed our own drawling pads and headed to the Gallery. W took about 10 to 15 minutes in different galleries redrawing art we like, and once we had our few images we headed back to the Hops House to finish our art. 

Aiden's Storm

Dad's Pumpkin
Mom's Bird

Afterwards we walked the museum and checked out all the beautiful displays. Aiden really just wanted to get to the sky bridge and take the elevator no surprise for a five year old. We had a lot of fun and hope to go more often now. The highlight of the whole day was when Aiden saw his pre-k teacher who hes not seen in just 3 days. He's such a sweet boy and the idea of not seeing her again made him sad so it was a nice surprise for him to see her and give her a huge hug.

The view from the sky bridge.

Some art Aiden enjoyed

Mason really just wanted to climb. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Building at Home Depot

I love free and Home Depot  provides building fun for kiddos 5-12 every first Saturday of the month. Today we went for the first time with a few of Aidens good friends. Today they built a truck, I will say I totally thought it was going to be a class setting where someone from the staff was teaching the kids how to build the truck. That was not the case, the parents ended up being the instructor which  was a fun way to connect with our little ones more. We had a great time today and look forward to building more in months to come.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Board

Finished up a summer board for Aiden. I like to think I am somewhat organized and without something reminding everyday what needs to be done I will be lost. That being said I decided to hang up a huge pin board and add the following:
  • Aiden’s Chore List: Aiden turned 5 in April and has been awesome in Pre-K, I think he more than ready to follow rules and do some chores, especially since he will be home all day.
  • Sight word worksheets: He loves homework, so it was easy for me to decide to give him some work this summer that will keep his memory fresh and will be able to rick kindergarten.
  • Calendar: We need to keep track of days and times or we will just be lost.
  • A summer bucket list: I’ve never done a bucket list before and wanted to give it a shot since it’s Aidens first official summer break from school.
    • Here’s a closer look at our list.