Girl's Trip

 I am so lucky to have great friends here in Texas.  Last weekend a few of us took much needed, sort of spur of the moment, girls trip to San Antonio. It was nice to get to know these lovely ladies better and it was especially nice to get out before Lyza and I have these babes.... that was kind of the point for me!  I've only left Capri overnight when I came house hunting here in Texas by myself and Landon and Capri stayed in Utah.  We still don't leave her very often with a babysitter.  Capri is 19 months, I hope it's not that long before I get away again!  Even though Capri cried a little, it was good for both of us and the welcome home was so sweet!   Thanks Landon for being such a great Dad and husband.
I feel like the drive with Christi, Melissa, and Lyza was as fun as the actual time in San Antonio.  Lyza found a sweet deal at the Embassy Suites right on the river walk, and we ate good food, played games, shopped, and visited.  These ladies are great examples to me, I don't hear them say negative things about others and they are always pointing out the good. Besides being positive and uplifting, they have great taste in music ;)  I thought I was done with posting giant pregnancy pictures, but I had to document the fun weekend, swollen and all.  Only 6 more weeks to go as of today!


Old MacDonald Farm

We went to The Old MacDonald Farm in Humble for playgroup this week.  I don't know why Capri looks so dang serious in pictures, but we had a great time!  These goats below started eating Capri's skirt and knocked her down.  I was too busy helping her up and shooing away the goats to get a photo, but it was pretty darn funny! I guess that's what we get for trying to doll up with ruffles on a farm! There was enough to do to keep her entertained all day, but nap time rules.  My sweet mother inlaw sent me a message to tell me how cute Capri looked in the horse video she saw on instagram.  I wrote her back telling her that today was especially one of those days I absolutely enjoy being a stay at home Mom and felt guilty Landon was at work.  Capri was so delightful and we went an entire day without one crying episode!   At dinner that night she threw some food on the floor and all I said was "aah"and she looked at me and replied "I'm sorry MaMa" in the sweetest voice.  I felt like crying for JOY!  Seriously melted my heart that she is finally understanding and recognizing when it is appropriate to be sorry on her own.  I sure love this girl to pieces.  I think the fresh farm air did us both some good, I always feel better and happier when we play outside and I'm sure Capri does too.

...and then my camera died so we got the train and horsey pictures with my phone.   

BYU @ Houston Game

Last weekend we went to the BYU@Houston game.  The university of Houston is building a new stadium so this game was at the Reliant Stadium.  It was fun to watch a game from the second row in the Reliant Stadium probably our only chance of doing that!  
Capri has been such a great talker and tries saying every word, but the one that she didn't get for a long time was "football." It boggled our minds because she started saying "ball" at nine or ten months and "foot" not long after her birthday, but for some reason she called football "fat."   She would carry a basketball under one arm and say "basketball" clear as bells and the football under the other arm was "fat."  One day Landon was wearing a shirt with a football on it and she kept pointing to him saying "fat" haha!   Well, I think after this game we have finally mastered the word "football."  It left lasting impressions.  Capri seemed bewildered by the stadium and in complete awe.  She was so good for the five and a half hours we were there!  Every time have we gotten in the car since the game she says "football game," "Touch down!"  "where's Hannah?"  The game was fun to watch, but most importantly we wanted to see Landon's darling cousin Hannah cheer.  She is just a baby Cougarette and got selected as one of the ones to cheer at the game.  Hannah's smile lights up a room wherever she goes and Landon and I would be delighted to have a daughter just like her.  This is just an example of Hannah in action one day when I was at the Jacksons- Hannah came home from school and sat at the kitchen table with a snack and her homework.  She worked until her friend came to pick her up to do baptisms at the temple, hurried home to with wet hair to change, and then off to cheer at a high school game.   Like I said, Landon and I would be delighted to have a sweet daughter like Hannah.  
Landon and I have never been BYU fans, but I have to admit that we have become more so now that we live outside of Utah and hope our kids want to go there for school if that's still the case!
^Because we were on the second row, Capri and Cosmo got to flirt the entire game and she loved all of the tricks he did for her.^
^I love that BYU expresses thanks to all their fans at away games^
^The night before the game we went to the BYU devotional downtown Houston.  I enjoyed listening  to Coach Mendenhall and a few of the players speak.  It was a great way to start off our weekend.^