Monday, November 30, 2009

TIME with the GIRLS

November 23-25, 2009

It's always nice to get away from "the real world" and your everyday responsibilities. It is even nicer when you can get away and spend it with your best friends.

Monday I picked Lauren up in Dallas and we headed to Naomi’s house in Denison for 3 days.

Monday: Lunch at Taco Bueno (a real treat for Lauren and I since we don’t have TB in our towns)
Dinner at Olive Garden
Movie at the theater

We were looking forward to sleeping in. How pathetic that we all woke up at 7:00 and couldn’t go back to sleep!
All day shopping at the Allen Outlet Mall
Dinner a Mexican restaurant
Video at Naomi's house

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Curious George!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Joshua has had a three year obsessive love for Curious George. It started when Grandma brought a Curious George book down for the kids. Joshua (3 years old at the time) claimed the book for himself. Since then, Grandma has “fed” his love by buying many Curious George dolls and items for him. For his 5th birthday we had a Curious George themed party which he loved. When I asked him last week what he wants for Christmas, he responded, “anything monkey George.” Out of all the kids, Joshua (even before he knew who CG was) acted most like him. You can imagine his delight when Curious George came to the mall! The kids had a blast snuggling next to him (except Micah who screamed!), having their face painted, doing a couple monkey themed crafts and getting monkey-in-a-tree shaped balloons.

it doesn't get any more "monkey" than this - monkey shirts, money shaped balloons, Curious George stuffed animal, monkeys painted on their face, and a hug from the big guy himself...

Monday, November 16, 2009


Since being in the states, we have started a new tradition - donuts every Monday morning! YUM!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Ginny designed and carved her own.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Today we drove to Glen Rose (almost 2 hours from here) – the Dinosaur Capital of Texas - to see dinosaur tracks, but the river was up and apparently the tracks were not visible. We were all disappointed and we quickly had to make a plan b.

First we visited Dinosaur World (in Glen Rose) and saw 100 life size dinosaurs. The kids thought this was pretty cool. They participated in a fossil dig and found teeth and bone fragments (that night Ginny put those teeth under her pillow and was disappointed that tooth fairy didn’t bring her cash!).

Next we went to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and went on a drive through safari. 1,100 animals (giraffe, zebra, ostrich, etc) roam freely in large pastures. They were pretty friendly!

The goat petting area was a hit for most of my kids. Ryan said, “Ug! Ginny could stay here forever but not me. It reminds me of doing work with our animals in Paraguay.” Ginny does love animals and was in heaven seeing them all up close. At the end of the day Ginny announced that it was the best day ever. When I asked which animal she enjoyed the most she said, “That cute turtle we almost ran over in the road.” It doesn’t take much to impress her!