Thursday, April 12, 2012


We had a great Easter this year.  Grace is old enough to enjoy the Easter Egg hunts so we decided to attend 2.  One was in our neighborhood.  It is amazing how many kids live here and how fast they can pick up all of the eggs.  We knew from experience last year to get there early and expect it to be over less than 5 minutes after it starts.  Her age had more candy and stuffed animals on the ground than actual eggs, but she still loved it.   There were so many kids that I got caught up watching Grace grab eggs that I forgot to take pictures of the actual egg hunt.

Ready for the hunt with daddy.  

After the Hunt, she wanted to go and see the ducks.  She was quacking at them.  

Our church hosted our second egg hunt.  It was on Saturday before Easter.  They have a huge festival with bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, egg hunt, crafts, fire truck, face painting etc.  

Setting up the petting zoo - ducks, turtles, bunnies, chickens, goats, etc.  Grace pointed them all out to me including the sounds that they make.  

The Pony ride was a huge hit.  We tried to get her to ride the pony when we went to the Stockyards, but she said no.  This day she was so excited and loved it. She wanted to pet and ride at the same time.  

Excuse the screaming - someone decided that pony rides and a 6 month old were a great idea - not!

Grace wanted to go and sit with the rest of the kids.  She wouldn't get any closer though.

Picking up our 6 eggs that we were allowed.  

Sitting with Daddy looking at the Firetruck and Firemen.

At lunch after the hunt with friends.  

Easter Morning opening her easter basket - new bibs, sippy cups, watering can, gardening tools, Annie's fruit bunnies, Minnie Mouse sticker sets, and mini M&Ms.  

After church, we met the Woy's for Easter brunch.  I forgot to take a picture of Grace before her nap since it was pouring outside.  This was after and she wanted nothing to do with a picture.   This dress was Aunt Holly's when she was 4 - vintage easter dress.  

We had a great Easter.  I love asking Grace what she did last weekend and hearing her reply - 'Riding a Pony'

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fort Worth Stockards

Every time my family comes into town we try and see some Dallas Fort Worth site, attraction, touristy, etc place.  We've been to the Fair, the arboretum, ICE exhibit and now this time we decided to see the Fort Worth Stockyards.

It turned out to be a beautiful day after a few cold and rainy days so it was perfect for walking around.   I am glad that we've done this since it is an institution here and I think that Grace enjoyed seeing the horses.  

These are just some of the pictures that we took during the day.  I look forward to our next adventure!

Walking off into the sunset