Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday

We decided to celebrate Maggie's birthday one day early since I would be in the hospital for chemo. Maggie was more than willing to do so! I think she had a GREAT day!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Slumber Party

Maggie planned a fabulous slumber party this year for her 11th birthday. She invited 12 girls and boy did they have a ball!
They had a water balloon fight. 150 water balloons barely lasted 5 minutes!

They ate pizza.

They played a fun game called spoons that mommy remembered playing in college. It was a lot like musical chairs...but with spoons and cards!

Maggie had a specially decorated peace sign cake to go along with the theme of the evening!

They even got to paint their own peace signs to take home!

She even found a few moments to sqeeze in a little DDR with a few friends...where are the others?

Monday, May 17, 2010


Maggie's cumulative project in 5th grade was about making healthy choices...namely in nutrition. She did a great job...even put together a blog! I am very proud of the leadership role she played in putting together this year's exhibition.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Field Day

Maggie had a fun day at field day at school...she reports they came in last. She didn't really care. She was more upset about being a longhorn!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shelling Cruise

We found live starfish and the big catch of the day...a big sand dollar found by Maggie!

We saw dolphins all the time...right up by the beach!

Pure happiness...I wouldn't change a thing!

We found lots of live shells that of course had to be thrown back...neat to find!

I believe this was one of our favorite activities of the trip...shelling cruise to Upper Captiva.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bowman's Beach

We tried to go to a new beach each day...that was pretty easy!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sunset Cruise

What a memorable evening we had sailing the Gulf of Mexico watching the sun set. The weather couldn't have been any better. We even sw a few manatees.

Captiva Island

We ate lunch at a restaurant called The Mucky Duck and stayed a bit on their beach. The water in Captiva was even bluer than Sanibel! We'll definetely have to come back!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sanibel Island

We finally made it to our long anticipated visit to Sanibel Island! It's nice to miss the Spring Break crowds and come during their slow season...perfect for our little family to get a break away from our busy lives in Houston and MDACC!


We spent our first day on Sanibel Island going to Fort Myers to visit the Henry Ford/Thomas Edison Winter Estates. We were wowed by everything we saw...especially this single acre large Banyan Tree!