Friday, March 30, 2012

Eagle Ridge is Wild About Talent

Gavin participated in his elementary school's talent show.  He played Indian Song on the piano.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Gavin and Aaron brought a turtle home from the creek at the bottom of our street.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dallas Arboretum

Sam and I went to the Dallas Arboretum to see a friend at his art show.  We had a great time looking at all the art booths and looking at the beautiful flowers.

It was St. Patrick's Day, so Sam wore his Feeling Lucky shirt.

These orange tulips reminded me of my orange loving boy.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Big Bend Day Six

Gavin found some javelinas near our camp and ran and got me so I could take some pictures.  He also took this video.  After we got everything packed up, we decided to take one last hike.  We took Boquillas Canyon Trail.  It wasn't very long but there was a huge sand hill and a cave, so we spent a lot of time playing there.  Renee and Gavin had a blast climbing the hill and running down it.  Gavin climbed into the cave and then couldn't get out.  Another kid had to help him out.  There was no way Sam or I were going to be able to get in there.  We were serenaded by Mexicans since we were on the border.  They were asking for tips, but we don't carry cash on our hikes.  The drive home was long (about 8 hours) we his traffic in Odessa and bees swarmed around the van while we were stopped.  It was a really great trip and we plan on going back in a few years.  We were also thrilled to take showers and be back in our beds after five nights of camping.

Holes made by the native people to grind their grain.

Renee playing in the sand.

Gavin and Renee climbing the hill with a view of the cave.

Gavin's head peaking out of he cave.

Sand hill that the kids slid down.

Our dirty boy.

Horses in Mexico.  That fence is the border.

Gavin took these of Carter while we were driving.

The bees swarming our van.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Big Bend Day Five

After all the hiking we had done we wanted to spend a relaxing morning at camp.  The kids earned their junior ranger badges and Gavin got ahold of the camera and took some lovely photos and videos.  After lunch we headed out to another trail.  We hiked the Window Trail, which took us to the opening between the two mountain peaks.  We were going through a lot of dry river beds and rocks.  The kids loved it.  When we got back to camp we played with glow necklaces and found some javelinas.  They aren't easy to photograph in the dark.
Catching up on my art history reading for the Kimbell.

Completing the Junior Ranger book.

Photo taken by Gavin.