Monday, April 07, 2008

Botanical Gardens..FINALLY!










Well, we finally made it to the Botanical Gardens. Not the one we tried to go to over a week ago though! Our mom's group at church decided we were going to dress our kiddos up in pretty spring clothes and go to the Dallas Blooms botanical gardens. Kimberly Holmes had it all planned out for us. We had probably 10 mom's and I'll just say tons of kids in tow. We all met at Grapevine Mills at 8:45 and were going to pull out of the parking lot at 9:00. Surprisingly, we were only 3 minutes late! We started the caravan and made it to Dallas just in time for the rain to start! We all pulled over and decided that pictures and a picnic outside wasn't the best plan at this point. We decided on the Dallas World Aquarium. We all paid our $20 and joined 700 kids on a field trip!! I won't go into more details because so many of the mom's have already told the whole story on their blogs, but I'll just say that the $20 was not well spent! We were going to try again last Friday and it stormed Thursday night. So...today was going to be the big day. BUT, our event planner went into labor Saturday morning, 3 weeks early! Sunday a few of us decided we'd just make it a day at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens and eat lunch at Chik Fil A. So...here are the Spring pictures, finally! I kept telling Hayden all morning that he needed to be a good boy and say cheese and hold his brother so mom could get some good pictures. He was an angel for me and in most pictures he held Carson, but in the head lock. The ones of him by himself have beautiful backgrounds with all the gorgeous flowers, but he's making the silliest "Cheese" face. He did just what I told him to do:-) We've discussed a day at the zoo in the near future and I'm just hoping that outing works out for us. Luckily, this group of mom's are amazing. We all love each other to death and love each others kids too. If a two year old runs off, someone's going to grab them. If you need to stop and breastfeed, no worries because at least three other people need to do the same and about 5 others can always stop and change a diaper! We are so blessed to have such cute kids and even more blessed to have such an amazing church!

9 comments:

Melanie said...

What great pictures!! I HATE that we had to miss...glad you guys had fun though. Love the head lock...I'm sure there will be many more of those to come. Zoo, look out cause here we come!

The Keltners said...

I love the new header! That is it I need one! Love the pics of your boys, Michael could not get over the way Hayden is holding Carson...to funny!

Eric & Melissa Clay said...

You missed my favorite picture - the one where Hayden is smelling the flower and trying to smile for the camera at the same time. So cute.

Gina Savage said...

Great pics! I love spring blooms. Wish we could be there with everyone. Your kids are adorable!

Hugs

Laurie said...

Those are great pictures! It makes me sad we couldn't be there but we will have lots of fun times this summer with the kiddos!

Bunch of Oranges said...

Loveit all!
love u love your blog love your kids! Love

The Blakes said...

Are we not lucky to have a cool friend to hook us up with headers? Love it! Your pictures are so cute! We are lucky for Christa too!

The Ralph's said...

Your boys are adorable =)

I love your scrapbook page thing. Is that something you made digitally or is it a scrapbook page that you scanned in? Too cute.

Melanie said...

I tagged you on my blog for the Seven Random Things game, so if you want to play, you're it! :)