|Playing with their toys in their garage.|
|Avanlee doing what every 13-year-old does.|
|Playing with more of their many toys.|
We went to play at Alicia's house one night:
Afterwards, we moved on to our last destination, Melissa's house (Matt's sister) in Azle, to await Matt's return to Texas. While there, me and the kiddos went swimming in their pool and one day met Alicia and Ian at the Science Museum (all the other kids were already in school and very busy). After Matt got back into town, we swung by my old roommate's house (Crista) to say hi. Back at Melissa's house, we enjoyed spending time with all of Matt's family, or at least the ones that still lived there in Texas. Even his parents came into town to visit with us all together. We had fun swimming, eating and playing soccer.
|Playing with Madison|
|Brooklyn and Josh both LOVED their cat and dog, too.|
The Science Museum:
|This giant Light Bright was a hit with both Brooklyn and Josh.|
|Brookly sitting in a giant dinosaur footprint|
Seeing the dino stuff was Brooklyn's favorite
part of the museum.
|The enormouse dino skeleton. |
Even Josh was impressed.
|Brooklyn's favorite exhibit - diggin' up dinosuar bones.|
|Josh at the dino dig.|
|Brooklyn and Ian in the kiddie area.|
|Ian dressed up Brooklyn for the stage.|
|Ian, Brooklyn and Josh playing with legos.|
|Brooklyn and Ian grocery shopping.|
|Brooklyn's grocery cart. She knows how to shop!|
|This is how Joshie goes grocery shopping.|
Me and my old roommate, Crista:
Family gathering at Melissa's:
|Hangin' out at the pool at night.|
|A little bit of night swimming for the kiddos|
|Look what Brooklyn can do, now!!!|
|Brooklyn swimming with Daddy and Uncle Patrick.|
|All the cousins swimming.|
|My beautiful in-laws looking on.|
|Josh hangin' out with Grandma.|
|Josh's passion - anything that has wheels.|
|Well, the kids were playing soccer while Matt |
and the other adults tried to keep up with them. :)
After a couple days in Texas as a complete family again, we hit the road back to South Carolina... back home. I missed being home, but we were very, very sad to leave all that family behind for another who knows how many years. We had a wonderful extended vacation there in Texas and enjoyed every day of it.
|Brooklyn enjoying stickers in the car ride home.|
Who knew stickers could be so entertaining!
Thank you to all those who opened their homes to me and my family and for entertaining us. We all love you all SO much and can't wait to see you all again!