Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day Out with Thomas

We had a couple of hours before our ride on the train.
We drove over to a nearby town to see Pops.
It's known for a huge replica of a soda pop.
 
Finally it was time to see Thomas!
 
 
 
Jacob holding my hand... I melt!
 
 
 
Then they got to meet Sir Topham Hatt.
Usually Levi is afraid of gigantic characters like this.
But he walked up to him and gave him a high five.
 
 
 
 
Time to ride the train!
 

 
 
 
Jacob also got to be in a magic show!
 
He loved it!
 
It was a great day!
 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Weekend Getaway

Friday Jacob skipped school, and we drove to Oklahoma City.
We bought tickets to ride Thomas the Train on Saturday.
Levi is obsessed with Thomas, as was Jacob at this age.
And ironically, Jacob still plays with his trains so I figured we better go now before he gets any older.  :)
 
So we made a little weekend getaway out of it.
Friday we went to the Science Museum.
The kids LOVED it!!
 

They got to do so many fun things!




I'm a nerd, I made Jacob wear his planet shirt :)


 
Jacob got to ride a Segway, he loved it!
 
Up next... Thomas. :)


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Drive In Movie!

The Saturday night before the first week of school, we surprised the boys by taking them to their first drive-in movie!
 
Since it starts as the sun sets, and this drive-in is 25mins away, Levi was like this on the drive down. Ha!
After a quick power nap he was good to go!
 
We watched Planes:  Fire&Rescue.  It was cute!

The boys loved sitting in the back of Kris' truck.


 



 This one cracks me up.  They asked to put the tailgate up so they could rest.  :)
 
Sad to see the carefree summer days go.
But ready for cooler temps!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Final Vacay Recap

So we took a different route heading home from Colorado.
We went through Kansas on the way there.
Coming back we went through New Mexico (which I'd never been), Texas and Oklahoma.
 
Other than for lunch, we didn't stop in NM. 
 
But it was like I envisioned.  Dry.
 
We missed our chance to get the boy's picture in front of the Texas sign (we were in the left lane, and couldn't get over, ha!).  We stayed in Amarillo, and ate at The Big Texan (home of the free 72oz steak if you finish in an hour). 

 
This was at 10pm!  And it was going strong! 
 

  

 
The next morning before heading home, we stopped by the Cadillac Ranch.
 
 I should look up the story about Cadillacs buried on the side of the road that's now a tourist attraction.
 
And you spray paint them. 
Take your camera because your creation will be gone in a matter of minutes.
 
We didn't have any spray paint, but there were plenty of cans leftover that the kids were able to use.
And talk about the fumes!  Woo wee!!!
 
Key boys!
 
Back on the road for a bit, then we stopped in Shamrock, TX to see the historic Route 66 gas station.
If you've seen the movie Cars (which the boys have memorized), you will recognize it.



 
 
And this concludes the vacay recaps :)