Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Congrats to the Grads!

We recently went to see my cousins Jason and Kayla graduate and we had the best time! This was a big trip for us. It was the longest Alex had ever been in the car and Eliana's first road trip. It took us 7 hours to get there but honestly, it didn't seem that long and went as well as it could have. It was fun! I think they were both at a good age for it. I was really proud of us for taking on the challenge and not just staying home (would have been much easier).

Alex got to see inside this big rig at our lunch stop. So fun!

It was a full weekend celebration! Party Friday night with their friends, Saturday morning graduation, afternoon at the house opening gifts, swimming, evening boat ride around the lake, and hot dogs and smores on the bonfire out back to end the night! We were all exhausted but had so much fun! Alex loved playing with his "cousins" (they are actually my cousins, not sure what that makes them) and all their fun toys! I am pretty sure he could have stayed all summer without ever getting bored!
Papa Wes with the party girl
the boat ride

Alex was a little tired after all the fun...just a little. This was probably the hardest part of the trip- sharing the bed :)

I am so proud of these two kids...both got scholarships to Texas A&M!! Whoop!!! :) I am not excited or anything. (among many other honors and scholarships)

proud parents

Eliana all dressed up for the graduation

This is what the kids looked like when I was in high school and they came to see me at a football game. I mean, precious!! I can't believe they are all grown up! and that means I am ...old. with 2 kids. wow.


Kristen said...

7 hour road trip!! i'm impressed!

Solomon Clan said...

Cassie, I love your necklace. It goes with the school colors. Glad you had a great trip!