S: Surprise Trip to Ft. Worth July 2011
BC: What a great time we had with special and life-long friends. Thanks to Courtney, Brooke and Lauren for making this trip such a memorable one.
FC: Surprise trip to Ft. Worth July 2011
1: Up and at 'em. And not a clue where we're going or how we'll get there. All they know is that we were going somewhere overnight and going to spend our time with my friend, Courtney and her 2 girls, Brooke and Lauren.
2: They were surprised when Nonnie and Poppy showed up. The kids asked if they were going with us and then found out they were actually dropping us off somewhere. Hmmm....... | The kids were trying to figure out where they were taking us. They thought for sure it was the airport until Peyton saw we were getting close to downtown. He quickly guessed the train station. Smarty pants!!! | Trey and I had some big laughs at this picture. Notice his face...he's getting ready to sneeze. We made this face to each other on the train and cracked up at each other. Good times, good times......
3: Yep, he guessed it! Heartland Flyer..... here we come!
4: All aboard........
5: And their very favorite... the SNACK CAR!!!!!
6: Our stops along the way......
7: And the fun we had in between.....
8: Nothing like enjoying a yummy Snickers bar to pass the time.
9: And he even had time to fit in a little nap before we arrived. | Trey had fun snapping pictures during the train ride.
10: After a delay waiting for a freight train to pass by, we finally arrived in Ft. Worth, Texas. | Courtney, Brooke and Lauren picked us up. We at lunch at Qdoba close by, then it was off to the Dallas Aquarium.
11: We noticed this anteaters fingernail was caught in the net. We watched as he worked and worked to get it loose, and then we realized he was really tangled up. Courtney went and told an employee and they came and freed him. Way to save the day, Courtney!! | Brooke, Trey, Peyton and Lauren
12: Peyton - feeding the bird blueberries - Trey
13: Can you find the cluster of bats? | Can you spot the eel? | Trey said, "Look mommy, that flamingo only has one leg."
14: Can you tell these are stingrays?
15: Check out the manatee and sea turtles
16: Cool sharks | Sea dragons | Poison dart frogs
17: Warm weather penguins | King crab
18: What a fun day at the aquarium!!
19: The kids were THRILLED to sport these fancy hats for a qiuck pic. | Simple and yet soooo scrumpdillyicious | Brooke taught Peyton all about 'planking' and he decided to plank for the first time on the 'IN-N-OUT' parking lot. Oh my!
20: I tried to brighten these up as much as possible. The kids were jumping on the trampoline in the dark with the water hose attached to the side. They had a blast!
22: Oh my!! | I stayed in Lauren's room and it was so cute because she said I could use her 'cubby hole' if I wanted and made a sign welcoming me to her room.
23: And Peyton stayed in Brooke's room. It was hilarious because it was totally decorated in Justin Bieber stuff from top to bottom. | Not only that, but it was totally pink. Peyton didn't know if he could even sleep in there all night. | We all laughed and laughed. He survived.
24: The next day we had a blast at Hurricane Harbor
25: Trey | Lauren | peyton | m o m
26: It's TORNADO time!!! | Yikes
28: Trey made the walk up..... | but wouldn't take the ride down.
29: Time to cool off a little before getting a bite to eat for lunch. | Yummy pizza!!
30: What a ride!!!
34: The 3 daredevils off to ride a thrill ride..... NO FEAR!!!!! | Lauren
35: Brooke | Peyton
36: Read this, then re-read, then re-read. You're right, I guess most people are excluded from riding. ???
37: Just kidding. We all rode. But seriously, they need a new sign.
38: Off to go BOOGIE BOARDIN' | Where's the
39: Peyton | They were cracking us up. They may have broken the record..... no one lasted longer than about 3 seconds. I think they need a few more pounds on them. | Lauren | Brooke | Trey
40: The Black Hole | These funny pics were taken as we were going down the slide. | This is exactly what we saw during the ride... NOTHING!! | YIKES
41: Peyton and the lifeguard at the bottom were hangin' out while waiting for Brooke and Lauren.
42: This was the view of the Dallas Cowboy stadium from the Black Hole. | I guess this was the only picture I got of the lazy river...which was a lot of fun.
43: This was the view of Hurricane Harbor from the top of the Black Hole. What a fun day we had!
44: We were all exhausted on our way home.
45: But always ready to see their dad! | sleepy