Saturday, March 22, 2008

Rockets and Horses: A Spring Break Retrospective

We enjoyed a lovely Spring Break last week, and I thought I would share a million or two pictures with you over the next few days. Here are some from day one, playing at the park:

Hey, remember Tommy, that middle child I never seem to have photos of anymore? I finally got a picture of him, boots and all. I think the boots may have been replaced this week by some red and blue swirly Crocs. We'll see if they last.
The park we like to go to has this giant rocket thing that is tall and retro and cool, and here they are at the top as well as some random kid who would NOT get out of the picture:
For some reason, Katie is afraid to go up to the top of that rocket, but she is afraid of little else in life. "...pleasebecareful, pleasebecareful, pleasebecareful..."

Grace was scheduled to do a two day horseback riding thing, but it rained about six inches on the first day, so the arena was too flooded to do any riding. She still had a good time, and learned a lot about horses. She was such a good sport about it, she didn't complain at all. I think she was more excited about getting the horse badge than anything else.
Now I feel like I'm Pioneer Woman, except for the urban sprawl and McMansions in the background. And, you know, the mediocre photos and old-school film camera. Otherwise, we're just the same.


  1. we found out the sex. :) go to my blog to see. BUT FIRST, you and Greg need to place your bets and then you can see who's right. Ha.

    love ya.

  2. Wow, Chrissy! Grace looks so much like you in that first picture! Yeah, that was you on the edge of that cliff in Big Bend. hee hee

  3. Oh my gosh, that looks like fun. It's SO cold here this weekend and yet your kids are outside in SHORTS! How is this FAIR?

  4. Great pictures!! That is a cool slide!!

  5. Great pictures! Hope you have enjoyed all of spring break!!

    The boot phase will end, my son wore winter boots for the entire winter season and through the spring and part of a summer! It was a battle I chose not to fight, he gave them up when he was ready (or found a cooler pair of shoes)!

  6. Omgosh! They are so flippin cute! Grace does look just like you and Tommy looks just like Greg! I guess Katie is a mix, huh?

    Hey I wanted to ask you, can I link your blog from my blog? I am trying the blog thing out, so I thought I would ask... Is that how it normally works?

  7. we don't have spring break for several more weeks! I'm jealous of all the outdoor fun. there is WAY too much ice and mud outside to enjoy yourself. oh, and it is freakin' 28 degrees!!!!
    Running on empty

  8. That rocket is the coolest! My boys would love that!
    And oh, to wear shorts again!
    Looks like you had a great time!

  9. I love that you still have playground equipment that you could break bones on. Everything here is very, very safe. Your pictures of blue skies, horses and playgrounds make Texas look like a wonderful place to grow up.


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