On Going to the Big D (and I do mean Dallas)

Mom and I drove from Hot Springs and camping last Thursday to Dallas.
Boys Love Maps

We got to visit with my grandma, aunt and uncle, and sweet cousins…

Making friends with “cousin kitty” Rosie
Hang out with friends at the mall,
Explore to the Dallas World Aquarium,


Ride the DART to Fair Park to see a few dinosaurs,

I got to cash in on my Christmas present from my sexy-man…
I got to hear (and see) 
Juanes (five rows back from the stage!)

Video taken by my honeyCamisa Negra by Juanes

I chalk it up to the best concert I’ve seen since James Taylor.
(And my man gets major props for being brave enough to let me see this Colombiano hearthrob in person…)

& then on the drive home a stop at IKEA for breakfast!
(Again, I had no camera with me so “Gracias” to mami and Scott for the pics.)

Wordless Wednesdays

My girl scaling the walls at her birthday party on Saturday

J’s first soccer game
Water break
Can you see we’re keeping them busy? 
Spring break starts Friday and I can’t wait!

On Stormy 4 Day weekends

We had middle school field day on Thursday, then a 4 day weekend and I tried to make the best of it (despite our crazy Arkansas Spring weather.)  Max’s 8th birthday party at the park was canceled on Saturday due to tornado sirens and hail.  We had drained our fishpond to redo it, and it’s now completely full.  Hope it doesn’t rain this Saturday for the party do-over. 

 Some of the many cupcakes we made (and had to eat- darn it!)

Monday the kids were out of school and the sun was out, so we decided to go to what they call “Crawdad Park.”  (As you probably guessed, not it’s real name.)  How fun to walk through the creek, get muddy, collect specimens, and skip some rocks! 

Wet feet
Salamander (before his capture)
Crawdad (after his release)
Twisty Tree (Wisteria vine had dug into it over time)
We followed a trail of mulberries that were floating down the creek to the tree they were falling from.  This started a discussion about what was edible and what wasn’t.  They listed dandelions, crawdads, mulberries, blackberries (not ripe yet,) and clover.   
Then we went home and ate more Lego cupcakes.

Wordless Wednesdays

Some pictures of my day.  If you’ve posted comments in the past few weeks they have mysteriously disappeared and I apologize.  I installed a comment widget wrong and then lost everything!