Thursday, October 29, 2009

We have walls!!

They started framing last Friday. They had the bottom floor walls all done. It was so fun to see everything coming up! Weston had a blast throwing saw dust on mom and throwing all the extra pieces of lumber out the windows into the yard. He picked out his room last night too. Here's some pics from last night.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ruidoso, Weatherford, and My High School Reunion

We went to Ruidoso last week for our family vacation. We had a great time. The weather was beautiful and it was so peaceful being in the mountains. The first day we went hiking up on a trail that wasn't too far from town. Weston had a great time riding on his dad's back and then getting down and throwing rocks in the puddles.

The Aspen trees were just goregous. They were bright yellow and I'm guessing in their peak changing time. I haven't ever seen it so pretty up there before. I think it's definitely my favorite time of the year to be there.

One afternoon we went up to Grindstone lake and once again threw rocks in the lake. Who knew throwing rocks could be so fun?
Weston is a huge Elmo fan. He says "Melmo" and points to the tv when he wants to watch him. I will say Elmo was a life-saver for the long car trip. Nothing else will keep his attention except Elmo. I guess it keeps his dad's attention too. I think we know all the tunes to that video....we've been humming them to each other.

On Monday we drove to Alamogordo. It's about a 45 minute drive from Ruidoso. We went to the zoo and a park there. It was a small zoo and we didn't really know what to expect but it was perfect for Weston. He got to roam around and walk the whole thing. He never really even got in the stroller. All the animals were out and about and fun to see. The mountain lion was our favorite and we actually got to be really close to it....almost scary close. He was eyeing Weston for awhile. There were only about 2 or 3 other families there while we were there. It was great to be at a zoo like that.

After the zoo we went to this city park in Alamogordo. It was this HUGE wooden playset that the town had built. It was amazing. All the little forts and castles connected by steps or tunnels or slides. It was a lot of fun to play in. Weston had a blast and I think his dad had even more fun that him.

He found this trapeze that you run and jump up on. Weston couldn't handle how funny it was to watch Dad do that. He was laughing so hard he fell over. It was really cute to watch.

On Tuesday, Logan played golf at Inn of the Mountain gods. It's a really nice golf course there in Ruidoso. Weston and I rode along in the golf cart and watched him play. It was pretty cold but we had a good time watching him. Here's some pics of him in action.....looks just like Tiger don't you think??

Weston got out of the cart some and tried swinging some of dad's clubs. It was a bit scary at times but he had fun doing it.

A cold front came in that night and they actually got snow up on the ski mountain! Of course there wasn't any in town but it was fun to at least see it up on the mountain.

We went hiking again on Tuesday. We drove up to Lake Bonito and hiked on one of the trails past the lake. It was pretty cold that day so we didn't last too long. But all the trees and scenery was just beautiful. We had a great time.

We of course got some more rock throwing in at the river. He always has to pick up the biggest rocks!

We drove back to Weatherford on Thursday. I had my high school class reunion this past weekend so we went there for that. Melody and Greg and the girls came over on Thursday too. Weston had fun playing with his cousins....well most of the time. He doesn't seem to like to share with Kayden much....those two act like brother and sister! It's pretty funny to watch them in action. Weston got to ride on the pink tricycle.....he took a small tumble.

Molly, my mom's dog, is always great entertainment.

I hadn't seen my family since my my sweet, caking making extradorinaire sister made me a birthday cake. It was pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. YUM! I wonder who dug into it first????

These are the only 2 pics I have of my reunion right now. We had a great time and a really great turnout. Everyone was doing great and it was great to see everyone. We went to the football game Friday night then to the famous Pizza Place....where we all hung out during high school. Then on Saturday we had a picnic with all the kids. Saturday night we had a dinner at a place in downtown Fort Worth. Fun weekend!