We have had some beautiful Fall weather lately and we have been taking advantage of it. Jilly and Reed had a great time in the sand box. She loves to play with him and he loves to torture (I mean play with her). (Notice sand all over her).
She is standing guard here in her scary pomapoo look.
So on Reed's actual birthday we drove 10 hours in the car to Chicago, which is just what he wanted for his big day. We had a wonderful trip. I was very impressed by the city. Here are lots of pics of our vacay.
Pumping gas at the children's meseum.
Daddy and Reed at the harbor. We sat forever watching the boats and wishing we were on them.
Playing with water at Children's Mesuem.
Getting ready to build a tower with mommy.
Our family in the bean.
The bean. A very wierd piece of art.
Reed digging fossils.
Reed making chocolate at the Hershey's factory. (Pretend)
Daddy and Reed at the Zoo.
Reed at the top of the ferris wheel on Navy Pier.
Reed running wild on Navy Pier.
Showing all of his chocolate at the Hershey factory.
Daddy catching the wild man.
Mommy and Reed at Buckingham fountain.
Living it up in our hotel. Eating popcorn and watching the ipad.
We stopped at Lander's on the way there. They are famous for their thrown rolls and yummy food.
Reed and his buddy A playing on the slip and slide. We went to A's house for a cook out and swim on the 4th, but ended in no swim and thunderstorms. But everyone still had a good time.
Mommy and Reed watching the big band play at the park before fireworks.
Daddy made Reed a very cool race car cake for his big day. It was cool looking and even cooler tasting.
Mommy and Daddy bought Reed this fab tractor. His whole world is tractors and trains.
So we have been out of the blog loop due to a crazy summer here so I am going to back it on up and first show you Reed's actual 3rd birthday and 4th of July.
Reed has started swimming lessons. We go once a week for the months of June and July. His coach his amazing. Reed has been doing really well. This past week he put his whole face under. He is working hard on kicking, scooping, and blowing bubbles. After lessons we hit the outdoor pool for some fun and sun.
This Flash back Friday is going back to Nick's first Father's Day. Reed was 11 months old. Here they are that Sunday morning sporting their matching Aggie caps. My two favorite guys, and one AMAZING daddy.
On Sat. morning we drove down to New Braunfels TX to meet my mom, dad, brother and his girlfriend for a couple of fun days at Schilterbahn. It was Reed's first water experience of the summer. My dad, Nick, and Lauren swung on this crazy 4 story high swing thing. My stomach hurt watching. They are crazy!
On Sunday afternoon my mom and dad took Reed back to College Station with them. Nick and I checked into a bed and breakfast. We floated the Gaudalupe river, ate yummy food, and visited historic Gruene, TX. On Tuesday we headed to College Station to see our boy and spend a couple more days with my fam. They had a yummy fish fry with fish that my dad and Nick caught. On Thursday morning Reed got to go fishing for the first time. Pop pop caught one, but Reed quickly told him to put it back. It was a great trip. Thanks to all the family and friends that let us stay and put up with us. We love you all.
Howdy, we are the McKinney's , Nick, Katie, and Reed. We also have a couple of four legged family members; Daisy, Hemingway, Schultz and Hadley. We have been married for 6.5 years. Reed is our wonderful little man who is almost 2. Please check our blog often we have lots to share with our family and friends.