Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fort Worth Zoo

We went on a mini-vacation to the DFW area this past week.  Our first stop was the FW Zoo.  Layton had never been and is at the perfect age, so we made a stop.

These pictures are in the bird aviary.  You could buy a stick with bird seed on it for $1 and the birds would come land on your stick and snack awhile.  Those birds are a lot heavier than they look!






The zoo's special exhibit was dinosaurs.  They were all throughout the park and looked REAL!  They would move, blink their eyes and make sounds.  Here is the Dimetrodon.  A full skeleton of it was found in Baylor County, which is where we live.  

Dimetrodon








Two bears kissing.

Kudu


Raft Train


 C, Rudy (Skye's dog), Kade and Layton.  They are all tied together via their rafts.  They swam like this for an hour!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kick, Kick, Kick

Layton took swim lessons from my cousin, Julie, last week.  I had workshops most of the week so my mom and sister helped me out, but I was able to go the last day and see what all he had learned.  He did a great job!



Here is a video of both Layton and Kade diving at swim lessons.  Or trying to dive in Layton's case (hilarious!).  Kade's clip is fast, so don't miss it.  My cousin allowed Kade to swim in the areas of the pool she wasn't using.  The video is also a little blurry - it was shot on a cell phone, but I'm not sure if that's the reason or not.

video

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Cardinals - Kade Baseball

This was Kade's last year of machine pitch baseball.  He played 2nd base most of the season and did a great job.  His team came out on top this year, winning the most games, so he was super excited about that.  Clint helped coach Kade's team and did a great job too.















Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Bulls - Layton Baseball

Clint and I coached Layton's coach pitch team this year.  It was his first year to play baseball and he loved it!  Our team was called The Bulls.  Layton is a hustler!  He wanted the baseball--he would run from third base to right field just to get it.

Funny story:  One game when Layton finished batting, ran the bases (we tried to have them only progress one base at a time), and crossed home, he came in the dugout, got his glove and hat, then went back out and played at the pitching mound for the other team.  Clint and I didn't even see him do it.  The other team's coach was teasing him about being a trader.  



















 Layton is on the bottom of this pile.  He has the ball!

Fighting a girl for the ball!  I bet she won.  She is the only girl in a family of four boys!



You get three pitches from the coach.  If you miss it all three times, you hit off of a tee.