Saturday, August 27, 2011

Melba and Tammy Jackson's Visit

This past week, Levi's mom, Melba, and his oldest sister, Tammy, came to visit. They were our first visitors since we moved to Austin! I think they had fun...swimming in the mornings, playing in the afternoons. We had dinner at Chuy's one night, an Austin original restaurant. It was very yummy!!

I think they liked our house, and enjoyed the visit. Especially with Olivia! :) She kept them occupied...and they helped to wear her out!

Next up for a visit: Levi's middle sister, Joanie, and her husband Chris! They will be here this weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Imaginations Run Wild

Lately Olivia has been very imaginative...she's been putting on "shows" for Levi and I. It's really very entertaining.

"Hello children," she starts, "and boys and girls! We're gonna have a great show today!"

She then proceeds to dance around the living room with a vaccum cleaner attachement, and call for volunteers from the audience...namely Levi, me, Princess (Imaginary Friend #1), and Witch (Imaginary Friend #2).  This sometimes includes props, which for some reason means winter beanies (apparently she has no concept of hot weather):

"I am NOT taking pictures, Daddy!"

It's much fun for all!

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's....a New Car!

Before we left Nashville, we donated my old Chevy Cavalier to the Purple Heart Foundation. It had been my car since my senior year (quite a long time!) and it had been a great car, with only an occasional hiccup. Still, it was getting old and we didn't want to move it. The plan was to buy a new car once we got to Austin.

It took a bit longer than expected, but....

Look what I got! :) It's a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. I love it! :)