Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fort Worth Getaway

Since our new little baby is coming around Spring Break, we decided to do a quick President's Day Weekend getaway to Fort Worth. The adventure actually started the day BEFORE we left. "How?" you may ask. Well, Alexandra hopped in the car after school telling me about her foot injury. Her foot was a swollen and very tender. So, she sat out at Ballet and we wrapped up her foot so she could walk more comfortably. Then, Stan comes home and shows us this:

Hello Cankle! He twisted his ankle pretty bad. So, between Alexandra's injury, Daddy's injury and my waddle we really questioned whether we should go. But, we rallied and went anyway. We were quite a sight limping and waddling at a very slow pace...

The trip started with the kids and Stan walking out the front door, walking to the bus stop in front of our local crack house, hopping on the train to Fort Worth. They loooved it. I drove to Forth Worth and parked at the hotel and walked to meet them at the train station.

We walked around Sundance Square, got the kids some Starbucks Decaf Latte's and Hot Chocolate. They were loving it, here they are hovering around the counter waiting for their treats.

We walked around Sundance, did some shopping and Alexandra took lots of pictures with her camera she got for Christmas.

After we ate lunch, we loaded up and went to the Fort Worth Zoo. Our good friends came out to Fort Worth and met us - we spent the day together at the zoo, then swimming in the hotel pool and eating a late dinner. Super fun time!

After the Zoo and swimming, they kids were tired and hungry. Here they are patiently waiting for our table at Uno's Pizza. Super fun day!

The next morning, we woke up and headed to the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth. What an amazing place. The kids LOVED it - we followed the map provided and didn't miss one little thing.

After the amazing Botanical Gardens, we headed for the Fort Worth Stockyards. First thing on the list, the Human Maze. It was hilarious and not all that easy. It really took them some time to work through it - it was really fun. Ainsley and I decided to watch them run around like mice trapped.

The kids started acting up and we had HAD ENOUGH! So, we threw in jail until we calmed down...

We had such a fun trip, the kids begged us to move into the Hotel we stayed in. We all had a great time. Thanks Fort Worth, what a beautiful city you have.

1 comment:

Betty said...

Thanks for taking us along on your fun trip. It felt like we were with you and my legs don't hurt from all the walking. I love you guys. Mom / Mumsie