Thursday, May 28, 2009

Texas Trip - Day 3

Our halfway point for day 3 was Odessa, TX... and there's not much to see there!  We stopped and saw the world's largest jack rabbit.

Kyler thought it was pretty neat, but Bradley didn't even want to have his picture taken with it!!!  He was too worried about getting back to his video game in the car.

Then we stopped to see the place where the meteor hit Texas.  That turned out to just be a few little holes in the ground.  It wasn't even as much fun as it sounded like it was going to be.

Bradley complained the whole time and after we saw a sign that said to be on the lookout for Rattlesnakes... that's all he did.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Texas Trip - Day 2

On our way to Texas we tried to stop and do some fun things so the boys wouldn't get so sick of being in the car.  On our first day we had planned to stop at the Birmingham Zoo, but because of the rain we had to go to the Children's Museum instead (where we forgot our camera).  On our second day we stopped in Louisiana and went to Gator and Friends.  They had a petting zoo and a huge pond with tons of alligators in it.

The boys had fun feeding the deer...

.. zebra...

.. cattle...

.. and even kangaroo.

There was one kangaroo that let us feed and pet her for a long time.  We also got to see a kangaroo that had a baby in its pouch.

Ben even got in on the action and fed some ostrich...

.. and some camels.

We got to see the alligators in the pond being fed.  It was fun to watch them going crazy trying to get a bite of food.

Then the boys got to pet an alligator.

They both thought that petting the baby alligator was awesome.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bradley's Preschool Graduation

Bradley graduated from Preschool... I can't believe how big he is!

All the graduates coming in... caps and all!

They had quite a few songs prepared.  I am always amazed at how many songs with movements they can memorize.

Bradley with his graduation cap and diploma!

Cooper, Mamaw, Ashley, Kyler, Bob, and Nana all came out to see Bradley graduate.  Lele, Zuri, and Tyler were also there to see him and Jaxson.  Ben was on his way back from Georgia... he had been at "army work" all week.  I did get the whole thing on video for him though!

End of Year Party

Bradley's school had an end of the year party on the last day of school.  Kyler and I went to hang out and watch the kids play.  They had fun playing outside, playing in jump houses, and eating a picnic lunch.

Bradley and one of his friends from class.

Bradley eating next to his friend and neighbor Jaxson.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Ben and I took the boys to Chattanooga one weekend while he was off "army work."  We had fun visiting the aquarium, Ruby Falls, and the Chattanooga Market.  It rained on us some, but we found plenty to do and the boys had a great time at the indoor pool at the hotel!

Bradley and Kyler checking out the fish at the aquarium.

Kyler's favorite part... the scuba divers.

Bradley petting a shark.

We went to Ruby Falls and had fun making our way through the cavern and seeing the waterfall at the end.

Kyler, Ben, and Bradley walking through the tunnel toward Ruby Falls.

Bradley, Kyler, and Ashley at the end of the tunnel at Ruby Falls.

Kyler trying to find some precious stones.

Bradley panning for stones.

Kyler climbing up the rock wall.

Bradley and Kyler racing up the rope ladder.