Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Good Day

We had a nice little family outing today. John found out somehow that there would be a petting zoo at the historic downtown Fort Worth Stockyards today. It turned out to be a perfect day to be outside. We saw a real, honest-to-goodness Longhorn cattle drive, driven by real, honest-to-goodness Cowboys (not really, they were in costume). Elijah had a ball--everything was right up his alley. His favorite movie right now is Spirit, about a wild horse captured by the army in the Wild West. He got to see cowboys, Indians, goats, lambs, and cows today. He was so excited to see those animals in real life! We had a very disappointed little boy on our hands when it was time to go. Grace wasn't quite as enthused--she's not very fond of live animals, unless it's a kitty cat. We found a very scenic little bike trail alongside a creek and a rock wall on our way out--thus the pictures of Grace and Elijah to the right.

Then we went to see Sis. Glenda Craft, a lady in our church who has been struck with Encephalitis (West Nile). She has been kind of a surrogate Grandmother to the children since we moved here. It was sad to see her so confused, but she was tickled to see the children. Elijah freaked out on the elevator--I'm not sure if it was the confined space or the movement. He let us all know he wanted OUT! Thankfully he did not cry or scream, just announced it to everyone. The other elevator passengers thought it quite cute.

By this time, we were all quite famished so we went to Cici's. I don't even want to know how many Weight Watchers point I consumed. I have about resigned myself to that fact that I am destined to be a big mama. I am glad my husband loves me the way I am :). Speaking of husbands, mine has been quite adorable today. He started supper and gave the kids a bath for me tonight, without me even asking. I am so blessed with him to share my life. This will be a family outing we will look back to one day and say, "Remember when....". I am so glad we had a camera with which to preserve the memories (thanks to Wendi and Ben). So that is our weekend in a nutshell. Hope yours was as blessed as mine :).


Wendi & Benjamin Wood said...

Love the pics! And my, oh my! Lookie at Grace! She has grown inches it appears! And her hair is getting longer. I know you had mentioned it was growing in a previous post, but now we've seen the pics to prove it!

Love the pic on the rock and the one with John and the kids! I am going to have to save them and send them to to print some for here at the house.

Looks like you had fun...thanks for sharing the smiles!


Natural Mama said...

Love the new pix of the kids! Sounds like a fun, fun wk end! I can just imagine how excited Elijah was. Miss ya'll. Grace looks about 3 yrs old in the picture.