Friday, June 2, 2017

Dallas Arboretum

Last Saturday morning we went to the Dallas Arboretum.
And took a picture of a snake
It was quite humid, but we had a great time


 
The kids explored in the kids area for a long time and we still haven't seen everything they have there
 


 

 

 





 

 


 



 
Afterwards we had lunch at The Lot which is a restaurant with a huge outdoor sand area.  It's like a beach with no water. The kids loved it and the food was good, too!

First Day of Summer

 We had big plans for Chuck E Cheese today and I am glad we did because it is a raining mess! 

 
We had such a good time and the kids are all three napping now!

 
After naps we have big plans to go buy fidget spinners with the money Grandma sent for Summer!  Expect pictures and Thank Yous, Grandma!!!  The kids have been wanting these and I had no plans to spend my own dollars on them!  HA.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Last Day of School

 The kids were to wear Dragon Green for their last day of school, so we dressed Andrew in it too and let him get in on the picture taking action
 


 

 

 



 


 
 I will post some comparison pictures later, but Kindergarten and 2nd Grade were fabulous!  They had a great time and learned so much.  I really enjoyed this year!
 

 

 

 

 

School's Out for Summer!

 
We managed to sneak our Annual Last Day of School Swim Party in between the two rain storms today!
 We went to the Lott's and had, of course, Chick-Fil-A for lunch
 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day

We left Horseshoe Bay in the morning on Sunday and headed to Fort Worth to have lunch at Rough Creek Lodge. I took these pictures before we left. 


 


 
Lunch was so good!!
 



When we got home there was this blanket from Sheri!  So soft - Andrew and I both love it!
 


 
I took the older kids to Toys R Us and they got light sabers and had epic battles all evening
 

 


 
Jory went to the store and made me a wonderful steak and shrimp dinner.  What a perfect Mother's Day Weekend!
 

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Trip, Day Three

 

 
This was my view Saturday morning when I woke up
 



 

 
We made a day trip to Frederickburg and stopped at a wild flower farm.  It was wonderful!  We even bought some plants to bring home.
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 The butterfly garden
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



 

 
 We went into Fredericksburg and had lunch at the cutest cafĂ© that used to be a feed store
 

 


 

 

 We went shopping in downtown Fredericksburg

 

 
 We drove back to the condo and made one more stop for a view and then had dinner on the balcony again.
 I loved this day!
 

Mother's Day Trip, Day Two

After spending a lot of Thursday in the car we decided to stay on property Friday.  Our condo came with guest passes to Horseshoe Bay Resort and we could walk over and swim at several pools and the beach and we could also take advantage of several restaurants and other services.

We started with breakfast in the hotel and then spent the day swimming at the pool and beach.


 

 
Andrew's first swim!
 



 
We had lunch pool side

 

 

We ordered dinner and ate on our deck

 

 
More swimming pictures



 





 

 

 


 
This was my idea of a perfect day!

Mother's Day Trip, Day One

 

 

 
On Thursday we left for our Annual Mother's Day Trip.  We went to Horseshoe Bay this year and I think we all agree it was the best trip yet.  We lucked into it.  We had been planning to go to Oklahoma and we got a condo on Horseshoe Bay in a silent auction last fall so we changed our plans.  It was fantastic.

 On the way we went through Austin and ate at Hula Hut on the lake because I love it!
 

 Then we went to a book store.  We always go to a book store.  This one (Book People) had the best children's section I have seen and the kids were in heaven.  We were there a long time and really enjoyed it.  I took this picture because it brought back memories of my childhood books.


 

 Our condo was on the water so we did a little swimming when we arrived


This is the dock in front of our condo
We had a great dinner on the water
 



 
View from our upper deck.  We also had a back patio over the water off of the master bedroom

 
Perfect accommodations and a wonderful first day.  The older kids read the whole way and Andrew slept.  Everyone had his/her own room and everyone traveled and slept very well.