Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Joy Ride

We have some of the greatest friends. Friends that have been there through it all. Friends that love us and support us. Friends we travel with, laugh with, love with, and experience with. We have been truly blessed with amazing friends. We met them in all aspects of our life. Whether through school, or church, or work, or children; each one of our friends holds a special place in our hearts. Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky? I quite literally have someone to call in any situation... for the good, the bad and everything in between. We have some pretty cool friends on top of that. I mean, way cooler than us.... because cool friends drive a Ferrari!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Zoo Boo and Parade

This year we decided to attempt to brave the masses at Zoo Boo to spend a day with the animals and practice "trick-o-treating" before the real deal on Halloween. Honestly, it wasn't all that crowded. Pumpkin painting and Halloween activities was a bit of a loose term, but we still had a wonderful time. I am pretty certain that Noah and Liam didn't know the difference.

The Velveteen Rabbitt

Marianne always comes up with the best activities for kids in Houston. She suggested the outdoor theatre production of the velveteen rabbit and I was excited to check it out. We packed lunch for Liam and Lainey and chose a seat in the back just in case our little wiggle worms need to roam. They really enjoyed the show and all the singing! Liam kept shouting from the back "wabbit" which I thought was adorable, just not so sure the other moms agreed. The best part was that the kids could run free up and down the grassy hill in the back. We had such a great afternoon with the Horton girls, even if two photographers happened to leave their cameras at home and all we got were iphone shots! smile...

Monday, November 21, 2011

A visit to SA

Oh my goodness, could I really be a month behind on blog postings? I used to be so much better at this! With all the new activity around Kate Robinson Photography, new project kick-offs at the office and the normal hustle and bustle of everyday Robinson life; I guess I had to let one aspect get a little behind. Trying to give 110% in every activity is just plain hard. And with the holidays approaching this could get out of control! BUT... it will all get digitally documented. Even if it is a month late...

About a month ago, we made a trip to visit my parents in San Antonio. A fun, relaxing trip to get caught up and share some much needed hugs! We always enjoy GiGi and Pappa visits and this time was no different. Did I ever tell you that one of GiGi's favorite holidays is Halloween? I know, Halloween. right? Maybe that is why I like candy so much. And not the crazy, scary Halloween.. but all that comes with Halloween. Like cooler weather and sweets and pumpkin carving and just the start of the season. Okay, so maybe it is November now and we are still in shorts, but Halloween does officially mark boot season! GiGi bought some age appropriate carving tools and we (ah hem... I) helped Liam to assemble the "pumpkin head" masterpiece.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Appiee Birt Aye O' wee

I always wondered what it would be like to have a sister. Someone to share clothes with, go shopping with and stay up late whispering secrets about boys with. Sisters share a special bond. "For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands." (Christina G. Rossetti) And while I may not have a biological sister, I have been blessed to gain a sister through marriage. On October 3rd, it was Aunt Nolie's birthday and we celebrated with dinner. Thank you for being an amazing sister to me and your brother and an incredible aunt to Liam who loves you so much! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Wink 015

Wednesday Wink 015

Next week I will bring you back to your regularly scheduled programming, but as for this Wednesday... I have been working really hard to launch my new website. Kate Robinson Photography started as a dream and I have finally turned it into a reality with the help of some wonderful supporters, family, friends and an amazing designer at Lilly & Louise who created all three of my logos. You may have noticed that http://www.kathrynscamera.com/ has changed to better serve you. Whether you are looking for my personal blog, my website or my soon to launch photography blog you can find it here. As for links directly to Kathryn's Camera (the blog), you can use http://www.kathrynscamera.blogspot.com/. Thank you for going on this journey with me and allowing me to share something that I am truly excited about. I would love to know what you think about all of the changes at Kathryn's Camera and any feedback on our sister website! Be sure to check out both Kathryn's Camera and Kate Robinson Photography on facebook!

I would also like to thank Truly Yours Designs for the amazing new header art... if only I looked that good! More to come on these talented ladies...

Happy Birthday Elise

When we first met little Elise, she was sitting across from Liam at the crayola table and clearly stated that she was going to write her name. We celebrated her birthday at a ladybug themed party at Gymboree about a month or so ago. Let that sink in... This girl is one smart little ladybug! I was just glad Liam knew what color crayon he picked... write his name? I just love watching toddler friends interact together and it is always a wonderful time at the gym. We have an amazing class with the most wonderful moms and I cannot wait to see these friendships grow. We received one of the best party favors to date and I plan to keep this in mind for future events. There was a basket of lady bug themed books such as "The Grouchy Ladybug" and "Ten Little Ladybugs" to choose from as we left the party. Liam wants to read his every evening and practice counting each "waddi gug" on the beautifully painted pages. The perfect gift for toddlers and mommies! I have a soft spot for Elise, and not just because that is my mother's name... maybe she can teach Liam how to spell his name! Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sweet Meredith Turned One

Lollipop, lollipop... ooh lolly lollipop. This sweet sugary goodness turned one. Adriane created a candyland walkway entry and gave circular bubblewands packaged like lollipops for favors to go with theme. She did a fantastic job transforming their backyard into a sweet celebration. And Meredith.... oh my goodness beautiful Meredith!!! With her long lashes and contagious smile... she was definitely the star of her show and Liam noticed... just sayin! She totally melts my heart. We are very much in love with her parents as well and I am so thankful for their friendship. Truly wonderful friends. We had as much fun or more as the little ones... even though I may have crashed a wine glass trying to capture a photo of these really delicious twins in turquoise! It was a gorgeous afternoon celebrating one amazing little girl's milestone. Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Princess Ella Turns 3

Princess Ella turned three and we were there to celebrate her royal highness at a very special prince and princess themed birthday party. The kids jumped in the bounce castle until their cheeks were red and then cooled down with ice cream sundaes complete with every topping you could possibly imagine and cupcakes. A crown pinata burst over waiting toddler's heads and shrills of excitement filled the backyard as they loaded their goody bags with sweets. It was a perfect afternoon spent with an amazing family celebrating one beautiful princess. Ashley created a magical scene out of a storybook. Ella will always hold a special place in my heart being one of the first babies I got to hold (of my girlfriends) and we are so excited that she is going to soon share her thrown with a baby sister! We love you Ella Faith (and of course your mommy and daddy)! Happy Birthday.