Saturday, July 30, 2016

Our Texas Weekend- video

Because sometimes videos are just way more fun then pictures!  Enjoy!

Touring Dallas

Babe rented a car and drove down after his seminar on friday night! He got there just in time to play some games before bed!  The next morning I woke up with Babe asking Jenson if he wanted to go swimming haha.  Late night swimming and early morning swimming- pretty much the life! Jenson HATED not being able to touch the ground so he would only stay on the pool steps, unless you were holding him and still it would be a fight.  It was kind of nice knowing that with his floaty and fears we didn't have to worry to much about him. 

After a morning of swimming we had a big brunch and got ready for a day down in Dallas.  Jenson fell asleep in the car on the way to the Perot Museum, and normally he would wake up when you move him but he was still zonked out in his stroller, even after the HUGE line to get tickets and go into the museum!  It was such a blessing.  I don't even want to think about how hard it would have been to keep him distracted long enough in that line!  

We loved all the different hands on thing there, it would be extra fun to go back when we didn't have to chase around a crazy toddler that wanted to run through the whole thing! 
We also tried out the National Parks IMAX movie.  It was only 45 minutes so we prayed Jenson would be distracted enough.  Grandpa bought some popcorn and that kept him busy for most of it.  The rest of it he decided to run up and down the steps.  We were totally "those" parents but I decided it would have been more of a distraction for me to chase him around as he screams then it was to just let he go up and down the stairs... Basically we will not be taking him to a movie any time soon that's for sure!   

He LOVED the kids play area and these boats.  He was soaking wet by the end of it but had the best time- he even won the battle when another kid tried to take one of his boats away from him hahaha 

Next up: Reunion Tower!  I LOVE being up high and getting to look over the city.  This place did not disappoint (except I wish it was more open so the bars all over didn't mess up my photos haha)!  There are 3 different levels at the top, a observation deck and then 2 rotating restaurants on top! 

Jenson refused to turn around for a picture.  It's so funny how he is so timid in the pool but you get him up here and he would gladly try to jump off!

^^  I wan't nervous with Babe holding Jenson while we were there but now looking at these pictures, my heart skips a beat! hahah, don't worry thought there is another ledge underneath where he was standing, and you should had saw the grip he had on him^^

We went to the top to enjoy some ice cream and the rotating view! 

We ended up eating dinner every night in our swim suits!  That sure was the life! 
We sadly had to leave Sunday morning to get back to Kansas.  Jenson and Nathan had so much fun playing together, Nathan even gave Jenson some of his favorite things from when he was little.  I hate having to say goodbye to family but so thankful for the relationships we have and for the fun that we have together!  Bonus- only 2 more weeks till the end of the trimester and we get to go home and see them all again! 

Thanks for the great weekend Texas!  

Friday, July 29, 2016

Fort Worth Texas- Vacation!

My parents wanted to go on vacation and what better place then in Dallas with some of our favorite people?  The timing worked out PERFECT because Babe had a seminar in Oklahoma City the same weekend.  We drove down with him and then Jenson and I drove the rest of the way to Texas to join my parents!  It was just what I needed!  We started our tour at the Federal Reserve "mint".  My dad has always wanted to go but it was always closed or something else so he has never gone.  There is only 2 in the US so we had to go since it was close to my aunts house.  

I'm bummed you can't take any pictures there so this is the best you can get- those little pyramid looking building are where it's at! They shuttle you over to the building after you go though security, that's why it's so far away.  Also Jenson is getting to big for his pack in play so I he got to sleep in the "big boy bed" AKA my bed haha I was nervous how he would do but he actually did pretty well.  It could have been because he played soo hard every day! 
After the Mint we headed to the Fort Worth Stockyards.  They moved some of the long horns down through the town like they used to way back when.  It was kind of a let down when we were picturing a stampede of running long horns... It was only a few and they slowly walk down the street with a few cowboys leading them. Still Jenson loved it and it was cool to see them so up close! My favorite part though was touring around the little town.  I love old historic building!  The weather was pretty dreamy as well, it even started to downpour while we were there.  Most of us took cover while my dad happily chased Jenson around in the rain as he splashed in all the puddles! <3 p="">

^^ Misters! ^^

They had the most amazing candy store FULL of barrels of different candies, mostly taffy.  My dad let us pick out our own favorite candy, Jenson went a little crazy for the taffy!  He really was in heaven in that store and kept chanting "Candy! Candy! Candy!"

After the stockyards we headed to get a tour of my Uncles work.  A nice CNA even gave Jenson a sucker and he was in heaven.  I was happy when he gave it to me to throw away- I seriously have a OCD about the mess suckers make, it gives me anxiety thinking about how sticky he gets!  Ahhh #yolo right? 
We had promised Jenson all day that if he was a good boy we would go swimming.  My aunt and uncle just moved into a house with their own pool so we could go swimming whenever we wanted!!! 

We had Hamburgers for dinner- something about swimming make every hamburger taste amazing- am I right? yummmm
After Jenson finally went to sleep, he normally goes to bed around 7 but on vacation it was more like 9 or later.. haha So after he went down we had a "stripping" party in the kitchen working on getting all of the hideous wallpaper down!