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Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday pick-me-up


The cousins – Layton, Alexa & Rylen waving “Old Glory” on the 4th of July.

We just returned from a restful week of family time at my parent’s home in Dallas. It’s become a family tradition since my mom is required to take that week off of work. We splashed it up a couple of days at Great Wolf Lodge (an indoor/outdoor water park & lodge in Grapevine). However, most of our days were spent hanging out, playing & eating together at home. It was a wonderful week where we could get away without having to go too far & simply enjoy being together without an agenda. I’m sorry there aren’t too many photos. I was painting three stepstools the majority of the time we were there. Here’s a recap . . .

Every time we go to Great Wolf Lodge, Rylen insists on a photo with the black bear.

After her fever broke the first day, Alexa was ready to go. Alexa loved the pool and has already told us she is ready to go back to Great Wolf Lodge to swim and play at the “hotel.”

I think she was dancing. Music was always playing outdoors.

Her “cool cat” walk.

Throwing the ball to Rylen.

The kids enjoyed a mini fort in the room.

And almost everyone enjoyed lounging in the master suite bed.

All the ladies together. This was the day Alexa didn’t feel well. She got in the water only to get out with goose bumps and say she was ready for a nap. Poor thing!

Here are the studly men.

Mimi & Alexa taking a break from all of the excitement.

In the evenings when it would cool down, we would enjoy a walk around the neighborhood to explore, throw the frisbee & feed the ducks.

The 13 ducklings we fed on Mother’s Day weekend had definitely grown. “Here’s lookin’ at you kid!”

Alexa thought it was so cool the ducks would eat right out of your hand.

Alexa was trying to convince me she could walk down the steep hill to the pond by herself. It doesn’t look like it, but the hill really was steep.

I had to share a few close-ups of the flag waving pics. Alexa was having a blast waving her flag! I am currently teaching her the Star Spangled Banner. She really gets into it. By the way, she did have on red, white & blue for the 4th but she said the spaghetti straps hurt her shoulders (which were a bit sunburned).

Thank you to all of the men & women who fought and are still fighting to keep our country free. We are grateful for your service & we honor you!! God bless America!!

1 comment:

  1. what a fun weekend! her little ruffled swim suit is just too cute! thanks for sharing!