Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dallas Cowboys Game

Dawson's Dallas Cowboys football camp included 2 tickets to a pre-season game.  He and Randy had a special father/son trip to the game and it will be something that they will fondly remember doing together.  A nice bonus is that the Cowboys won the game!!  :-)

Bead Creation

Look at this really cute and very detailed bead creation that Brady made for me.  :-)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

One Cool Dude

First Day of School

Our first day of school went splendidly.  I pray that this is a superb year for the boys and that their teacher does an excellent job of teaching them and loving them and making lots of memories with them this year.

My favorite part of the day - a big first day of school breakfast by candlelight (not by choice, but because the power was out - but this was a great start to the year that we'll remember for years to come).

Dawson's backpack full of new school supplies and most of his curriculum (not pictured are the zillions of great books that he/we will be reading this year, or all of his science materials).

Brady's backpack full of school supplies and most of his school curriculum (again, there are lots more books and science-y stuff that I didn't cram onto the table).

Cuties ready to start their first day.

Our first day of school pencil cake.

The 4th grader.

And the 8th grader (gasp!).

Playing some games after the school day ended.

Snow Cones

We celebrated our last day of summer break by swimming at the pool, having a picnic by the lake, and getting a snow cone at Bahama Bucks with friends.  :-)

Dallas Cowboys Football Camp

Football camp where the Dallas Cowboys practice!!  This was such a great experience!

It's hard to wait in line.


We spent a few days in Frisco so that Dawson could attend a Dallas Cowboys football camp (woo-hoo, go Cowobys!) and we could visit Aunt Julie and Nanny and do a few other fun things in this booming town.

A visit to the Lego Store.

Brady enjoyed the free build area and spent his time making this Lego robot thing.

The finished product.

We also went to Build-a-Bear to use a birthday coupon that Brady had received.

He got a stuffed cat, which he named Taco.

And a big Sonic the Hedgehog.

Lunch at Chili's.

Brady and I went to this really neat playground one morning while Dawson was at football camp.

Log leaps.

Rope climbing.

The slowest, hardest to push merry-go-round in the world.

Playing some tunes.

Swimming at Balmorhea State Park

The spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park is definitely unique.  It's a huge L-shaped pool with several diving boards and a depth of 25 feet.  There are fish everywhere in the pool, which is really neat.  The one downside is that it's super slimy.  Still, we really enjoyed out afternoon at this cool swimming hole.

McDonald Observatory

While we were in the David Mountains, we visited the McDonald Observatory.  We did the solar viewing and daytime tour because the nights were so cloudy.  It was fascinating. And very cool to see the giant telescopes.  Also, the observatory sits on the highest public road in the state of Texas - so we were at the highest point we could have driven to in Texas.