Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Layton wanted a Diego birthday party, so that is what he got, of course. His birthday was on a Saturday this year, but we had his actual family party on the Thursday before. On the day of his birthday, Clint and I went away for our anniversary, so my mom and sister took Kade and Layton to Castaway Cove in Wichita Falls. They had a blast! Kade even won two tickets for admission that have to be used before Sept. 7, so it looks like we may be going again next weekend.
Layton is the funniest little toot and we look forward to watching him grow up. He has a funny new saying or gesture everyday that keeps us in stitches. Right now we are calling him "El Destructo" because he breaks everything he touches. Clint swears that he could destroy an anvil, if we gave him the chance! He also insists on wearing pants and a belt with a rodeo buckle each day--just like his daddy. Layton we love you!
2009- Layton's expression is too funny! He was so excited about his party and his cake. He kept telling me to "Fire" his cake up (put candles on it). The weeks leading up to his party I would ask him what he wanted for a gift and he would say just a cake.
Some of our family at the party.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I didn't send my camera with Skye, so she just had pictures from her phone.
Kade, Layton and Tyler on a Mini-Superman type Ride
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Layton & Luke
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The dentist's office is located next to a lake/pond that is home to several ducks and geese. We took some old bread and fed them after Layton's appointment.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
We drove up late Thursday evening and crashed when we got there at 12:30 in the morning. On Friday we got up and went hiking. We drove, I bet 20 minutes, up a mountain and then hiked in the National Forest on one of their designated trails. The scenery was breathtaking! Friday afternoon we took the kids to an entertainment spot that offered bumper boats, go-kart racing, rock wall climbing, etc. They, of course, loved it. We also played in a little creek that afternoon--the water was absolutely freezing, but the kiddos had fun.
On Saturday we went to the live horse races at Ruidoso Downs. What an experience--everyone had a great time. I waited until the 6th race to place my very first bet. I'm the nerdy type, so I studied the program and then placed a quinella bet on two horses. Clint didn't think that was too bright, but boy I showed him. The two horses I picked came in 1st and 2nd and I made a $21 profit off of a $2 bet. Yeah! We stayed at the races most of the day, so once we left there we went to eat and then back to the cabin to lounge in the hot tub.
We drove home on Sunday afternoon. In Roswell we stopped and toured the UFO Research Center Museum. It was very interesting! They even let our dog, Ace, take the tour, and they gave him a free alien dog toy.
We all had a great time. I can't believe school starts in two weeks. We have two more mini-vacations planned, so the weeks will fly by!
I love this pic I took of Kade. He didn't know I was taking it.
Kade had to climb the rock wall barefoot, because he had flip flops on and it was easier with no shoes. He said it really hurt his feet.
Layton loved the go-karts and would have ridden the entire time had he not fallen asleep the second time he and Clint rode them. I can still hear/see him laughing and smiling the entire ride. He loved it!
We promised the kids we would take them bowling on Saturday evening, but when the time came around we were worn smooth out. So, my friend came up with potato bowling using water bottles. The kids loved it! It is a lot harder than it looks!
Deer would come within feet of the door to the cabin.
UFO Research Museum in Roswell:
We laughed about this picture! I said people will think we made Layton look as if he was blind, so that Ace could get in as a seeing-eye dog. I promise we didn't!
Ace was going to town on his free toy!