Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 2009

Kerry and I took the boys to a church's pumpkin patch on October 16. It was the same one we went to last year, but Daddy got to come this year. Plus, we didn't get rained on this time. As Caleb gets older, I often wonder, "Is this the last year he will enjoy the pumpkin patch?" I'm sure there will come a day when he is coming along just because I'm encouraging him to do so for the happiness of his brothers. It was very hot and sunny this year. The pictures we took this year didn't turn out the greatest since everyone was having a hard time keeping their eyes open.

Silas was too busy checking everything out to look at the camera.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Last Week in Texas

Our last week in Texas was just as busy as the previous four. I took the boys to the zoo again, did a little shopping with my sister, went to the park, had to boys' pictures made with Nana and Granddad, went to another Baylor game, and ended with a trip to Build-a-Bear.

September 22, 2009

Our weekly trip to the zoo. Granddad was able to make it this week. All the boys loved having Granddad along.

September 26, 2009

Caleb got his face painted at the Baylor game. He must be practicing for the Baylor Line.

September 27, 2009

RyAnn and I took the boys to Build-a-Bear the night before we left for a cousins party. They all had a great time making their animals.

We truly enjoyed our time spent in Texas. Even though I had wanted to see more people than we did, I was completely worn out by the end of each day. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to come love on my nephews, but six boys really do keep you on your toes. My dad was such a trooper and drove us back to Florida starting bright and early Monday morning.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week 4 in Texas

September 14, 2009

Silas having fun at Brock and Braxton's house

September 15, 2009

Another day at the zoo. I didn't even line them up this way. I do wish I had put Silas next to Levi though to show all six boys.

September 16, 2009

Brock and Caleb the reptile hunters. These two could have searched all day for bugs and reptiles.

September 18, 2009

Silas thought it was fun to push the high chair around the house.

September 19, 2009 -- I was so excited to know that we would be in town for a couple of Baylor football games. We all had a great time at the game. Josiah even did well (he is not a fan of fireworks). Levi just loved it and Silas thought it was great too.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Week 3 in Texas

By week three, I was finally getting into a routine. I was able to get up early without too much trouble. Kerry was still in town for the rest of this week and spent some time with Granny. The boys also enjoyed some time with him too. On the day he left, we took the boys bowling. That was the one thing they really wanted to do with Daddy. Levi even had a blast bowling.

September 11, 2009 - Bowling with Daddy

Levi trying his best.

September 11, 2009 -- Rodeo with Nana and Granddad
After taking Kerry to the airport, the boys, Nana, Granddad, and I headed to the rodeo. The boys had a blast. It wasn't crowded (could have been because of the rain). Caleb and Josiah both had a chance to go inside the ring and try to win some money by chasing a calf (for Caleb's age) and a sheep (for Josiah's age).

Josiah and Nana

Levi, Granddad, and Caleb

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Week 2 in Texas

Fort Worth Zoo - September 1, 2009

Our weekly trip to the zoo. Granddad and Nana were gracious enough to buy us passes for the remainder of the year. The boys loved going each week. They were all disappointed that the reptile exhibit is closed until 2010.

September 2, 2009

I stepped into another room for a few minutes. When I returned, this is what I found. I couldn't resist getting a picture.

September 3, 2009

This is what a swing set looks like with 5 boys. I don't even know where Silas could have fit.

Silas turned 1!

Feeding the Ducks - September 4, 2009
My parents took the boys and I to the duck pond they took my sister and I to growing up. I didn't remember how big it was. The boys loved seeing that there were plenty of hungry ducks to feed.

Josiah taking in all the ducks.

Silas feeling very grown up now that he is 1.

Caleb was in his element surrounded by the ducks.

Levi stuck pretty close to Granddad while feeding the ducks.

Only half of the raccoons we saw while leaving the park that night.

Gladewater - September 5-7, 2009
We also took a trip to Gladewater to see Granny and hear Kerry preach at FBC of Gladewater. The boys were also able to spend some more time with Uncle Kent. We always have a nice time relaxing at Granny's.

September 5, 2009 - Everyone minus me, the picture taker.

September 6, 2009 - Caleb, Uncle Kent, and Josiah before church
September 6, 2009 - Kerry, Granny, and Kent

Monday, October 05, 2009

Week 1 in Texas

Hawaiian Falls - August 23, 2009
Nana and Silas

Levi and Brock - Levi quickly grew attached to Brock and thought he was really cool.

Josiah going down a slide

Caleb giving a thumbs up

Fort Worth Zoo - August 25, 2009
Braxton at the zoo

Josiah posing with the kangaroo

Putt-Putt - August 28, 2009
All the boys love Putt-Putt. No one is thrilled since they just finished playing and they were told it was almost time to go.

Fossil Rim - August 29, 2009
Another favorite place of ours is Fossil Rim. The boys love it so much that Granddad took the 3 big boys back on their own one Friday. I didn't quite know what to do with myself with 3 of my boys gone and Brock and Braxton at preschool.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Back in Florida

The boys and I are now back in Florida. We arrived Tuesday evening thanks to my Dad driving us back. We left Texas early Monday morning with one sick boy (Josiah). By the time we arrived at our house, 3 boys were sick. Now it's Saturday and all five of us are under the weather. None of us have had a good night's sleep since returning. Kerry returns Monday evening and I've already let him that I need a day to nap. If only Silas will cooperate with that plan. Silas is very fussy. I've had to unpack from our trip and clean the house in order to try and sell it all with one hand and Silas in the other hand. I'm going to try and post about our time in Texas once we're all feeling better.