Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Baby Fox

We saw a couple of foxes in our backyard the other day.  And then we spotted this little guy (girl?) right outside our window.  It's an little baby fox!!  So cute!

Sick Brady

It's sad that he's sick.  But there's also something precious about him all cuddled up asleep on the couch.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

We've wanted to go to Dinosaur Valley State Park for a long time and finally made it up there.  Unfortunately, it was after some very heavy flooding so the river was raging and we weren't able to see the dinosaur tracks.  Still, it was a great state park, small and quiet, pretty cedar trees everywhere, lots of wildlife, and some great trails.  We'll have to go back another time to see the tracks and hike on the trails across the river (which we couldn't cross because it was so wild).

The dinosaurs from the World Fair back in the 60's.

Randy and I with T-Rex.

We happened upon this cool treehouse pavilion while on a hike.

Brady just hanging out.  Hehe.  ;-)

There's nothing like reading in a tree.

Dawson enjoying some outdoor reading time too.

The awesome cedar trees.

Playing at the playground.

Big, giant Dawson.


Brady can spend hours on the swing.

How I found the kids when I came back from an early morning run - reading together in bed.  I had to capture the moment.

Taking in the river.  Usually, you can walk down the steps and splash in a little stream.

Instead of the peaceful river, there were river rapids.  It was actually really fascinating.

Sitting and enjoying the view (and in Brady's case, being a goofball).

He's so adorable!

The Rock

At the top of the cool rook at the playground.

Brady's superhero "landing" after jumping off the rock.


Cleburne State Park

We spent the second part of our camping trip at nearby Cleburne State Park.  The scenery was similar to Dinosaur Valley SP, but instead of a rushing river, there was a pretty serene lake.  We hiked, biked, fished, climbed trees, relaxed in the hammock, sat around the campsite, did some outdoor cooking, and enjoyed the time together as a family.

Such cute boys!

Out for an afternoon hike.

This stream was running through the trail.  We had to take off our shoes and walk through, which made for an extra fun hike.

Randy's turn.

More hot hiking.

A pretty hike along the lake.

Turtle on the trail.

Brady cozy in the hammock.

Taking in the view.


Dawson's fishing spot.

Feeding the wildlife.  Hehe!

This crazy squirrel ate right out of our hands.

Swinging boys.

Brady on the playground.

Dawson hanging out.

We hiked to the dam, which was SO COOL!

Awe, Brady.  It was a long, hot hike.

There had been a lot of rain in the week before so the water was really flowing over the dam.

Down by the dam.

Me and my guys.  :-)

Looking down over the waterfall.

Me and mini-me.