Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Between trips

This post chronicles the brief two weeks between when our first summer trip ended and our second began.

Whenever the cat's want to eat people food, they go whine to Heather and Sara Beth. Most often one or the other will provide the cats with a tasty morsel of something.
We went out to the Celebrate Freedom concert with our friends Jason and Dyan and their kids. The Texas summer behaved just as expected: hot. I purchased an unlimited bounce house pass for the kids. Sara Beth went on a tall inflatable slide several times, but Hudson definitely put the pass to good use and basically bounced around for hours.
Every now and again, I made Hudson take a break from bouncing in the inflatables, and we just sat listening to the concerts. Hudson was always ready to get back to the bouncing.
Our church had a family day at the petting zoo one morning. Heather took the kids. She said Sara Beth would have smuggled the pig home if she had brought a bag capable of smuggling farm animals.
Hudson had a blast as well.
For the 4th of July, we went and saw fireworks two nights in a row. The first one was down in Sachse and the next night we saw the Plano firework show. We decided to risk letting the kids stay up late two nights in a row, but they handled it without issue. Hudson didn't like the loud noises; fortunatly I came prepared with ear plugs.
Here you can see Sara Beth modeling some of the latest summer collection at the Gap.
Another day, Heather took Sara Beth out for a girl's afternoon to just hang out and play. They stopped for some shaved ice.
Hudson insists that Catta is his cat. He has explained to us that when she bolts away from him "it's because she's nervous." Whenever he sees her, he will try to pet her. If she is napping, he often is able to sneak up on her and get a few good pets in before she runs off.
This summer, Sara Beth has been able to hang out at the barn. Her instructor hopes to make Sara Beth one of her "barn girls" that will go around and help care for the horses. Sara Beth eagerly will clean the stalls and feed the horses and has spent all afternoon at the barn several days. Also, in case you are wondering about the below picture, she is riding a horse named "Tiny Pony". While she has grown this summer, it isn't THAT much.

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