Thursday, July 21, 2011

a trip to the country

  On Tuesday morning the kids and I took a road trip to my home town.  Now that the kids are older I enjoy driving with them in the backseat.  They usually watch movies with head phones on.  I can play my own music and THINK.  It is very nice!

We haven't been to Clifton in forever.  
Honestly I can't remember the last time we visited Auntie's house.

Auntie knew about a fun splash park near her city, so we decided to cool off in the water for the afternoon.

Hayden loves to play in the water, but it is usually on his terms.  He isn't near as brave as Layla is around the water....yet!  But he did go down this small slide.  I was thrilled!!!

Of course after you swim all afternoon and get a fresh bath, you must have a Sonic blast to cool off.

Wednesday morning we woke up to a peaceful morning.  We sat outside on the front porch.  It was so quiet!  There was no roaring of the interstate highway in the background. Not that it is that loud at my house, but small towns seem so much quieter than where I live.

The kids had fun drawing a town with chalk on the porch.  Auntie and I enjoyed our coffee!

The kids got tickled at Schotzie the dog.  She sat right down on their "parking lot."  
We were cracking up at them cracking up!

Hayden's favorite toy at Auntie's house...the cars!

There are all kinds of fun toys in the toy box.  Layla and BeBe are so goofy :)

The kids took a dip in the pool.

And then it was time to head home.  It was a fun but quick trip.

Thanks for having us Auntie!


Lauren said...

How fun!!!! Looks like y'all had a wonderful time!!! :)

Kelli W said...

That sounds like a nice relaxing trip! Sometimes I wonder how we ever travelled with dvd players and headphones:)

Kelli said...

What a nice getaway...nothing like a break from the hustle and bustle. I know exactly what you mean about traveling with the kids. This is a good age. I'm starting to think that TX has the best spray park areas!!!

Traci said...

What a fun day! Cute pics!