Wednesday, September 21, 2016


So, we went camping for Spring Break.  It was the kids' first time camping.  We called a bunch of different places, but no sites available.  I'm not a planner and this was a last minute idea.  We found one at Meridian State Park.  A rustic site.  I'm a tad nervous about this.  I grew up camping, but haven't been in years.  Our girls are terrified of ants.  Norman's allergic to everything.  A rustic site?!  But it turns out this just means there's no running water to the site.  We were still able to drive to our site.  It was perfect, and one of the best hair brained ideas I've had in a while.  One that we are going to make sure we do twice a year from now on.  I took about a zillion photos and I'm going to make a book of them all, but here are the first little bit.  Day One.
 We have arrived!

 Checking out our campsite.

 A little lunch before we go exploring.
 We gave each of the kids a disposable camera.  Priceless.

 The park we went to was full of fossils.

 Coloring break before we go out for more fun.
 Norman opted to eat his crayon.
 Fishing time.


 And olives.  Great appetizers.

sleeping and cuddles

I love to sneak in and snap pics when my kids are busy and don't notice.  Just catching them be.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Texas's Birthday.

 Happy Birthday Texas!  A fun filled day at Washington on the Brazos, the birthplace of Texas.

 First ride on a school bus!

 Watching and listening to the fighting Aggie band.

 We forgot a hat for Norman.  Granny to the rescue!

 They were acclimating their baby calf to people that day, so we were allowed to pet him.

 And some other randomness.

 I used to walk to get Doodle from school and we would stop for a treat on the way home.