Wednesday, December 19, 2012

D is for Dallas

This weekend we road tripped to Dallas again to spend some time with Bumpy, Gam, and the rest of the Moss crew.  We had lofty goals of leaving after I got off work on Thursday, but that didn't work out quite as we had planned.  Messy house, messy Mothership, and cranky taters = leave another day.  We left VERY early Friday morning and had a good trip, meaning it only took us 6+ hours to get there.  We have been known to take as long as 8 hours getting to Dallas so this was pretty much a record for us Farrer's (insert fist pump here).

The kids were excited to get to go to the horse barn Friday afternoon for Sydni's riding lesson.  I talked about out last trip to the horsebarn here.  Ellie not only got to sit on a horse, but actually got a little mini lesson this time!  She was beside herself.  As soon as she got on she motioned for the instructor to hand her the reigns, and while she rode she moved them up and down like she had seen the older girls doing during their lesson.  If I wasn't so terrified of horses and Brent wasn't so tight with the ole Benjamins we might consider signing her up for some lessons of her own. 

E ready for her lesson.  Soooo serious.
M with Truffles the resident Hog at the barn.  We have never
seen him awake.  This is a terrible pic but Truffles is pretty mem
orable so I wanted to get his picture on here.  :)
Sydni and her horse Tenna or maybe Trenna.  I
kept saying it wrong and now can't remember
which it actually was!
Saturday we went to the Gaylord hotel to checkout their Christmas decor and festivities.  I think it was the biggest hotel I've ever seen.  That evening we shopped downtown and ate dinner at Fireside Pies in Grapevine.  I love neat downtown areas and Grapevine did not disappoint.  All of the shops and public areas were decorated beautifully.  M was determined to find Sparky a present at this little gift shop we went in.  His first idea was a card with a picture of a Golden on the front (I pushed for this strictly for financial reasons) but in the end he decided on a Charlie Brown Christmas snow globe that he was sure Sparky would love.  I will hold that $9.95 out of his allowance someday. 
Sunday we went to a little Christmas tree farm that had inflatables and fun stuff for the kids to do.  They had a huge tower of hay bales for climbing.  M wanted me to get his picture with every one of the wooden carton scenes at the farm.  Below are just a FEW of the pics.  He was trying to fit in with each scene.  Haha.  The tyrant tater had a hard time at the tree farm.  He fell down/off of things three times, and then got LAID OUT by the merry-go-round.  Funny thing is I kept talking about how dangerous merry-go-rounds were and blah blah blah.  Then I let my own baby get close enough to be knocked out by one.  Parenting fail number twelve thousand two hundred and seventy eight. :/
  Christmas parties, programs, and present wrappings are in full swing around here the rest of this week!

Talk to ya soon,

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip!! I love the Gaylord hotel!! Never been to the one in TX but only the one in Tn.